Introduction to wood engraving
26 March 2022, 10:00am - 4:00pm
This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.
You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block.
Tickets: £70. The ticket price includes an opportunity to see the exhibition ‘Scene through wood: 100 years of modern wood engraving’, or to look around the Museum before the workshop begins.
Max 8 places
Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dorset MuseumHigh West Street
Dorchester DT1 1XA
Robin Mackenzie is fascinated by the changing weather and light on the landscape. He looks for hidden coves, abandoned places and rugged scenery. Light breaking through cloud, catching on wave-tossed stones and reflecting off shimmering sea inspire his unique wood engravings and linocuts.
Growing up alongside Poole Harbour in Dorset gifted him a childhood full of coastal exploration. On foot and from small boats, his imagination was captured by tales of pirates and smugglers and today the coast’s hidden mystery and history form a key part of his work. Using a cast-iron Hopkinson & Cope Albion Press manufactured in 1854, Robin crafts his prints with care and a perfectionists eye for detail.
In 2016 he was elected as a Member of The Society of Wood Engravers and in 2017 as a Member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Robin works from his studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne.Find out more
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