3 Day: Further techniques in Japanese Watercolour Woodblock

3 Day: Further techniques in Japanese Watercolour Woodblock


Tutor: Laura Boswell

Dates Available:

  • 23 - 25 March 2020

  • 19 - 21 October 2020

3 day course: 10am - 4pm

A follow-on course from Laura’s two day class, to improve cutting and printing skills and to explore using wood grain and brush painting effects.

This three day course is for anyone wishing to build on their experience of the two day introduction to authentic Japanese Woodblock printing. You will be creating a new print, working with professional ply and a selection of papers including washi. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with printing raised wood grain and learn how to cut your block to mimic brushwork. During the course we will also look briefly at papers and how and when to size paper for printing.

What to bring: Everything is provided, but any sketches or photos that inspire you are welcome. We will work on your designs in class so no need to plan anything in detail.  Laura will supply basic watercolours, but you are welcome to bring your own tubes if you want a wider palette.

There will be a additional materials fee which is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course. Because of the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU and a potential rise in import tariffs we are unable to give an exact materials cost for the 2020 courses at the moment but it will be in the region of £25. We will confirm the exact amount as soon as we can.

“I booked on the course because of the tutor, not because of where it was being held. However, having attended I think the venue was excellent and was a great space to work in.”

“This was my second course with Laura Boswell: she is generous with her talents and ideas, practical, a great communicator and makes the courses fun and enjoyable. Highly recommended.”

“I wanted to learn how to add colour into my work, I came away with far more knowledge than I expected to learn! The setting was beautiful and the tutor was patient, where no question was too silly to respond to! I thoroughly enjoyed my course with Laura and it will make a huge difference to my art practice in the future.”

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