This fabulous photo of tabular icebergs came today from our studio artist Hannah Lawson who works as an expedition leader and Zodiac driver on cruises to the polar regions and all sorts of other exotic places.
In between working trips Hannah can be found in her little studio space at Brooklyn making intricate wood engravings of the wildlife she encounters.
More printmaking from our studio holders, this time the featured artist is Sue Mitchell.
Sue is making a woodcut which forms part of a series of prints that include image and text.
Sue says “I want to develop new skills based on the impromptu and informal sketches I make during my travels round Europe. I find this way of working challenging, exciting and as an extension of my particular style of work which is expressive rather than photographic.”
Here’s a very printmakerly view of Sue with her rack of Pfeil woodcutting tools and a great benchhook with cut-outs for block corners, made by a friend. In the background you can see Sue’s lovely old cast-iron screw-press.
Once again participants on the woodcut course last Sunday amazed and delighted tutor Angie Rogers with their versatility and skill. Here is a selection of images from the day.
The development of the image by Janina Holubecki
Janinina's proof print
Char March inking her woodblock
Sue Mitchell's print
A print from two blocks by Angelika Freydank
Angie Rogers is running another Woodcut Course at Brooklyn on Sunday 19th September from 10.30 am to 4 pm. This is an intensive one-day course for all levels including complete beginners. The course costs £50 including a block of A4 size Japanese plywood, and all other materials. A deposit of £25 will secure a booking and should be sent to Angie care of Brooklyn Studios, Unit 3, 38 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 7DD.
Angie is happy to answer any questions you may have to help you decide if this is the course for you, so for more information telephone Angie direct on 01422 846609 or send an email to : angie.rogers(at)talk21.com
The recent woodcut course at Brooklyn Studios saw another successful day of printmaking by local talented artists.
Angie Rogers will be running a number of woodcut day courses at Brooklyn during the Autumn, including Sunday 19th September, Sunday 24th October and Sunday 21st November.
Angie Rogers will be running another woodcut printmaking course at Brooklyn Studios on Saturday 22nd May from 10 am to 4 pm.
This is an intensive one-day course suitable for all abilities including complete beginners. The course costs £50 for the day and includes all materials. Participants will learn how to carve their A4 size blocks and take home a set of prints in both monochrome and colour.
For more information and booking details, contact Angie on 0788 4307546 or email angie.rogers(at)talk21.com places are limited, so don’t delay if you are interested in this course.
To view examples of lovely prints created by participants at Angie’s previous woodcut workshops, scroll down to the post dated March 21st.
Another very successful woodcut printing workshop was held in Brooklyn Studios today and the sunlight shining into the gallery made a refreshing change. The eight participants all created a series of prints from their wood blocks of Japanese plywood. The wood is very easy to cut with the appropriate, sharp tools and everyone took full advantage of the equipment to produce a range of exciting and unique images to take home.
Making the printing blocks
Planning the image
These are just a few of the prints made during the workshop. Its interesting to note the wide variety of different approaches and styles, including the use of chine colle for spot colour.