Printmaking Workshop - Introduction to Woodcut with Jo McChesney

11 December 2022
11:30 - 13:30


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Event Description

Learn to use traditional Japanese woodcutting tools to carve and print a simple woodcut print

Printmaking Workshop - Introduction to Woodcut with Jo McChesney

Develop an understanding of various techniques in woodcut art. You will learn the process of inking wood blocks and printing on different types of printing paper, to enable you to produce fine art prints from your caved plate (or using some of Jo's exisiting plates) to take away at the end of the session.

About your Tutor:

Jo McChesney specialised in print after graduating from Bath Academy of Art in 1985. She travelled to Japan to study Japanese woodblock printmaking, and combines her knowledge of traditional Japanese printing techniques with a distinctly western approach to image making. Her latest prints incorporate dry point engraving besides woodcut.

Seasonal change in the natural world is the source of inspiration for her work, focusing on transient moments in time, water and air.

Recent work is based on the theme of seeds and dispersal, drawing attention to natural unseen fleeting happenings, evoking the continual change and flux of the natural world.


Part of a series of workshops by artists of the Leicester Society of Artists: Annual Exhibition at Newarke Houses, in partnership with Leicester Museums & Galleries.

Tickets £25. Book in advance online.

Materials are included in the ticket price.

Participants must be aged 18 or over.

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