Introduction to wood engraving

26 March 2022, 10am to 4pm

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

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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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.

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Special Exhibitions

9 February to 1 May 2022

Scene through Wood

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26 March 2022

Introduction to wood engraving

26 March 2022, 10am to 4pm This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique. You will be taught the principles…

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Talk

24 February 2022

Setting the Scene

The historic and modern art of wood engraving 24 February 2022, 7 pm Anne Desmet introduces “Scene through Wood: A Century of Modern Wood Engraving”,…

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Exhibition

2 December 2021 – 6 March 2022

My Creative Life: Talking Heads

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Talk

22 September 2022

Tom Sharpe – Mary Anning, the fossil woman

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Talk

19 May 2022

Staging the world of Stonehenge

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Exhibition

22 January – 27 March 2022

Quiet Revolutions

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We’re Good To Go

 

We have gained the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ kitemark confirming we’re following national COVID 19 guidelines for managing visits to our site.

✔ Face masks must still be worn to keep you, our staff and our volunteers safe unless you are exempt!

✔ You must still check-in via the Track and Trace app.

✔ Sanitisation stations will still be in place and we encourage you to use them.

✔ Social distancing will remain.

✔ Regular cleaning of our interactive exhibits will still take place.

This guidance will stay in place until further notice.

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