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Printmaking with Alex Booker

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The October workshop with Alex has now sold out, but we've just released tickets for this course in January 2022.

Join artist and printmaker Alex Booker for this two-day workshop exploring woodcut printmaking. Get inspired by Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty whilst learning about the woodcut printmaking process and all its possibilities inspired by the experimental career of Helen Frankenthaler. 

You will get to work with woodblocks - Japanese Shina and birch plywood, Japanese cutting tools, a selection of papers including a Japanese Hosho and water-based inks.

Alex often works with photographs, postcards, drawings, film stills and patterns. We would recommend bringing similar materials as inspiration, but this is optional.

You’ll come away with knowledge about printmaking, develop your skills, and take home a series of your own experimental artworks. 

The studio will be messy with inks and wood shavings, we recommend you wear clothing that you find easy to work in that you don't mind getting dirty

Alex Booker is an artist, printmaker & workshop teacher with a Masters in Fine Art Printmaking from University of the Arts London. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally – including at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2014. He runs the Booker Print House from his studios in Limehouse, where he explores the properties of ink and wood in an ongoing series of experimental works, often inspired by history, landscape and the sea.

All materials are included. All experience levels are welcome, including complete beginners. 

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