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Woodblock Printing for Beginners


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Location Leicester Print Workshop
Date & Time Sunday 9th February 
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Tutor  Sumiko Eadon

This course aims to introduce you to the woodblock print technique.

Wood has a natural, tactile materiality and multi-sensory quality which encourages a quiet mindful experience during the making of the prints. 

You will be shown how to cut your image onto a woodblock, ink up with a roller and oil-based ink, and print both using a press and by hand.

Course Structure 

AM: -

  • Introduction and example (10.00-10.30)
  • Demonstration of transferring image onto the woodblock and cutting woodblocks (10.30- 11.00)
  • Practice cutting, and then make your own woodblocks with plywood (11.00-12.30)

PM: -

  • Demonstration of printing (1.30-1.45)
  • Continue cutting, taking proof and print (1.45-3.30)
  • Cleaning up and evaluation (3.30-4.00)

About the Tutor

Sumiko Eadon is an artist based in Leicestershire. She studied Fine Art at 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 for LPW, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, LU Arts and The New Art Gallery Walsall.

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.


Early Bird: This course is eligible for a 5% early bird discount when booked online by 1st January 2020. Don't delay, book today!

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.