Printmaking: 3 day Woodcut Workshop with Rod Nelson - Salcombe Art Club

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Printmaking: 3 day Woodcut Workshop with Rod Nelson

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 October, 10 am – 5 pm & Monday 1 November 2021, 10 am – 3.30 pm

'Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced printmaker, you will find this exciting medium a wonderful vehicle for creative expression. This is probably the most ancient printmaking technique, yet it is possible to produce innovative and arresting images which cannot be duplicated by any other method. This is my sixth course at Salcombe Art Club, all of which I have greatly enjoyed. It is one of the nicest places ever to make prints. No previous experience required for this course and all are welcome.’

All tools will be provided for your use during the course. You will be asked to bring with you £15 which will cover all your ink, wood and proofing paper. Final printing paper will be available by the sheet at cost.

Rod is a woodblock printmaker and teacher living in South Gloucestershire and has made prints most of his life. He finds that the balance between art and craft that is inherent in printmaking is a major stimulation to invention and playful creativity. His understanding of woodblock print comes from an immersion in the work of other great artists in this medium. His initial inspiration was the work of Shiko Munakata, the great Japanese master of the early 20th Century.

His current interest is in the depicƟon of flow and energy…of which waves and waterfalls are but one aspect. In order to develop a visual vocabulary for this challenge, Rod has developed new methods of working which allow both freedom and control in the making of the blocks: he does not believe that digital methods of cuƫng blocks can compete with hand and eye in yielding dynamically satisfying results.

As well as having work in exhibiƟons around the country, Rod’s work has been shown at the Royal Academy and other major galleries in London, in New York, in Shanghai, in southern Germany and at the Royal West of England Academy. He is co-author (with Merlyn Chesterman RE) of the book ‘Making Woodblock Prints’, published by Crowood Press.

Code RN. Cost £105 (plus £15 materials fee)

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