27th,28th July Simple Woodblock Printing with Rod Nelson
Simple Woodblock Printing
A two day workshop with Rod Nelson
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th July 2018
10 – 4pm
£135 for both days
Making prints from woodblock produces images that cannot be made in any other way. It is a fascinating and versatile art and craft of ancient origin and modern artistic relevance. This basic course will familiarize you with techniques, processes, tools and materials sufficient to make a small print using more than one single colour. You will learn methods to ensure accurate placement of colour onto a previously printed block. It will be an eye opener for beginners and experienced artists alike.
No previous experience is necessary.
About Rod Nelson
Rod, who lives near Nailsworth has made prints most of his life. Having professionally worked with wood, he has very good technical understanding of the possibilities of the medium. He takes inspiration from many different sources – from nature, from landscape, and of course, from other artists and printmakers.
The artist who has had the greatest influence on his work was the maverick Japanese woodblock artist, Shiko Munakata whose work has a great sense of freedom, and respect for beauty and decoration. However, he has also drawn inspiration from other woodcut artists Europe (notably Germany), China and Japan.
As well as having work in exhibitions around the country, Rod’s work has been shown in various UK galleries, Shanghai, and in Germany. He was a founder member of the print-making cooperative Pine Feroda, and currently teaches woodcut at the renowned college of the arts and crafts at West Dean in Sussex, as well as at the Royal West of England Academy Drawing School, in Germany, in Holland, and in Nailsworth. www.woodblock.eu
He is co-author (with Merlyn Chesterman RE) of the book Making Woodblock Prints, published by Crowood Press which is available to buy at Pegasus Art Shop for £9.99 and can be signed by the author during the workshop!
Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.
Recommended Equipment List:
Rod will bring all the equipment required for this course. The cost of the two day workshop includes the cost of the materials you will use. The only thing you will need to buy is good quality paper for final printing – we recommend Somerset Velvet Printmaking paper in Soft White which can be purchased in the shop for £3.75 per sheet.
All workshop attendees receive a 5% discount in our extensive fine art materials shop next door to Studio One. If you would like to pre-order anything before this workshop, please call ahead.