Introduction to wood engraving

Rob Banham has a new appreciation for the art of wood engraving after his first attempt at the process. He was one of the first students to take ‘Introduction to wood engraving’ at St Bride Library. Material from the Library, including blocks and prints by Thomas Bewick and Eric Gill, provided inspiration during six weeks in which the students were guided from their first nervous cuts through to printing an edition of their first block. The course is run by painter and printmaker Peter S Smith who currently has his work on show at St Bride along with prints by Rob and the other students. St Bride offers a variety of printing and printmaking courses in their Print Workshop.