Draw inspiration from Thomas Bewick and William Wordsworth in this three-day wood engraving course.
Spend an unforgettable three days in the ‘loveliest spot that man hath ever found’. During this course you will produce a completed wood engraving, spend time sketching in the gardens around Dove Cottage, draw inspiration from incredible historic objects in the museum and archive, and – most importantly – make new friends.
This course brings together the work of wood engraver Thomas Bewick and poet William Wordsworth, two men living and writing in the 18th and 19th centuries who, although working in different disciplines, had a shared philosophy on how to live in the natural world with others and how this philosophy informed their work. Participants, alongside producing a wood engraving, will learn more about these two important individuals and view some of their work.
Tuition will be provided by Master Wood Engraver Chris Daunt. Poetry readings and biographical information will be given by Carole Thirlaway. This course is suitable for both beginners and improvers.
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