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Wood Engraving – Book NOW!

Wood Engraving – Book NOW!
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  • Wood engraving - student print by Carol Nunan


Wood Engraving

with guest tutor and master printmaker, Chris Daunt

SATURDAY & SUNDAY | August 19th & 20th, 2017 | 10:00 – 16:00pm

Group size: 5

Price includes:

All materials and a delicious two course lunch


Light, spacious, well-equipped print room.

How to pay:

Click on the 'Add to shopping bag' above or email to make a 50% deposit. Balance due one month before the course starts.

Terms & Conditions


How to get there

3 in stock (can be backordered)

Wood engraving is a relief printmaking technique, in which an artist carves an image into the end grain of block of wood. The artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. Wood engravings have a distinctive white-on-black character.

Here in Northumberland, Thomas Bewick developed the wood engraving technique at the end of the 18th century. His work differed from earlier woodcuts in two key ways. First, rather than using woodcarving tools such as knives, Bewick used an engraver’s burin (graver). The burin allows the artist to create thin delicate lines, to lighten large dark areas in the composition. Second, wood engraving traditionally uses the wood’s end grain—while woodcut used the softer side grain. The endgrain’s increased hardness and durability facilitates more detailed images.

Chris Daunt continues in the tradition of Thomas Bewick, carving exquisitely detailed wood engravings like the one on this page. The other images are the resulting prints made by students of a previous wood engraving workshop that Chris taught at my studio last year.


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