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Woodblock Weekend


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon

"Excellent and supportive teaching, as always from Sumiko - thank you!" Feb 2020

This weekend course will introduce you to Woodblock Printmaking - making relief prints using wood.

You will be shown how to transfer your image onto the woodblock, how to safely cut using traditional tools, and how to make prints by hand. 

Wood has a natural tactile materiality, and working with it creates a wonderful and mindful image-making experience.  Please note that the cutting process will require some agility and strength in your hands.  

During the course you will be shown how to hand burnish and take prints from your block without use of a press, allowing you to continue to produce more prints when you get home. You'll go home with prints produced on the course and a woodblock that you can continue printing and working with at home.

Course Structure 

Day 1

  1. Introduction and example (10-10.30)
  2. Cutting demonstration (10.30-11.00)
  3. Practice cutting woodblock using the exercise block and take proof (11.00 - 1pm)
  4. Lunch (1-1.30)
  5. Designing, transferring image onto your block (1.30 - 2.30)
  6. Cut your woodblock (2.30 - 3.45)
  7. Tidy up (3.45)

Day 2

  1. Continue cutting your block, take proofs (10 - )
  2. Printing demo (12.00)
  3. Lunch (12.30 - 1pm)
  4. Continue cutting, making proof, print your final work (1pm - 3.30)
  5. Clean up, tidy up and evaluation (3.30)

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire working individually and collaboratively. She studied Fine Art in Loughborough University as a mature student. Since her graduation in 2013, she has developed her portfolio through residencies and has exhibited regionally and beyond. This includes AA2A at the University of Derby, LPW’s ‘Our Big Move’ residency, Surface Gallery graduate residency, Nottingham Castle Open, Flourish Award exhibition, the National Original Print Exhibition, London and a solo exhibition at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. She works as a freelance printmaking tutor and has worked with LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.


Instagram: @umikoseadon

Leicester Print Workshop 

Leicester Print Workshop is the regional development centre for printmaking. Established by artists in 1986, we are a registered charity, supported by Arts Council England. Our RIBA award-winning building is situated in Leicester City Centre's Cultural Quarter and is home to a large, well equipped open access Printmaking Studio.

We have over 30 years’ experience of teaching people printmaking. Our programme offers the largest number and broadest range of printmaking courses in the region, with courses suitable for beginners as well as experienced printmakers, delivered by practicing artists and nationally renowned tutors. Participants learn in small and friendly groups in our purpose-designed studio.


Online: You can book online here by credit / debit card or Paypal.

Telephone: You can pay by card over the phone during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm). Call us on 0116 251 4174.

In person: Call in to Leicester Print Workshop during our opening hours (Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm) to book and pay by card, cash or cheque.

Pre-course information: We will send you details of how to find us and what to bring with you when we process your booking. 


Full-Print Members of Leicester Print Workshop are entitled to a 10% discount on our inhouse courses. Interested in joining LPW as a member? Click here for more information.