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Indian Woodblock Printing – Saturday Workshop

Spend a fun and absorbing day in our well- equipped specialist Printroom learning the traditional technique of Indian Wood Block Printing.

Course overview


Spring term
Saturday 19 March 2022

09.00-09.30 Welcome session with tea/coffee
09.30-12.30 Morning Class
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-16.30 Afternoon Class


Preeti Sood



Course details

This immersive and highly practical 1-day workshop can be enjoyed by those with no previous experience, and in just one session you will be able to produce quick, pleasing and unique print designs.

Guided by your tutor, you will begin the day by carefully carving the printing block from a range of designs provided. You will then be guided on how to create your own unique design. Through demonstrations by your tutor, you will learn basic repeat patterns and by the end of the day, you will have produced your own prints to take home with you.

Your tutor, Preeti Sood was born in Delhi and trained in Printmaking at Chandigarh College of Arts and Santiniketan, Kala Bhavan. She later completed her second MA degree in printmaking at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London. Upon graduating she taught at the British School in New Delhi, India and practised as an artist in Garhi Studios, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. She has completed three solo shows internationally and has been selected as an artist in various printmaking shows in London, Delhi, Bangalore and Japan.

  • Understanding the process of woodblock printing
  • Preparing work through the woodblock
  • Instruction on the use of printing inks and suitable printing surfaces
  • Course handouts
  • Welcome tea/coffee and pastries a.m.
  • Free ‘Buffet’ style lunch

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Preeti Sood

Preeti was born in Delhi. She did her Bachelors in Printmaking from Chandigarh College before pursuing a Masters in Fine Art and Printmaking

The course aims to:

  • Provide you with information about the history of wood block printing and develop an understanding of this print process
  • Provide an understanding on effective application of colour
  • Teach you how to use registration and match patterns
  • Develop your understanding of how to work safely in a studio
  • Expand your knowledge to develop your own creative practice
  • Enables you to understand how to work independently in communal print workshops

Tutorials and appraisal will offer you essential guidance and measure overall performance and understanding.

No previous knowledge or experience is required, only a passion to learn and develop within the subject.

Please bring an apron or wear clothing that you do not mind getting slightly inky.

All additional course materials provided as part of the course fee.

Important information about evening and weekend courses

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Short Courses Booking Terms and Conditions

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