Venue, Timing and Cost
Experimental Woodcut Printing with Asma Hashmi
When? Wednesdays 10th, 17th and 24th May, 6-9pm
What? In this 3 session course you will learn to carve your image/s using specialist woodcut tools and a variety of gouges on A5 wooden blocks of professional Japanese plywood. Using rollers, ink, baren and your image in relief, we will create a variety of prints, transferring your imagery onto specialist Hosho paper. You will have the opportunity to print both in black and white and experiment with colour across the first 2 sessions. In the final session, we will develop our woodcut prints further, incorporating experimental monoprint and chine collé techniques.
Who? All welcome; no experience necessary; age 16+ (under 18s should attend with an adult)
How? Purchase and more info at www.ovada.org.uk/shop
Materials: All materials provided, including specialist Hosho paper, professional Japanese plywood and carving tools; this is reflected in the course price. You may want to bring along your own imagery for inspiration.
Meet the Facilitator: Asma is an artist and educator based in Oxford, with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Primarily working in printmaking, she also delves into installations and sculpture. Asma’s work is centered around the various aspects of being a woman and of South Asian descent. As a woman and immigrant, her experiences of occupying spaces, both architectural and otherwise, play a major role in her art. She delves into how we perceive ourselves and how much of our true selves we are able to maintain as we navigate new environments and adapt to new surroundings. The theme of movement and belonging also feature.