First introduced in Italy during the Renaissance, chiaroscuro printing is a technique devised to create the illusion of depth through tonal contrasts. The name chiaroscuro means literally ‘light’ and ‘shade’. During this two day course you will learn about the history of this technique, design your own image and make a 3 colour tonal reduction woodcut print.
This course is suitable for beginners and those with some printmaking experience. There is a maximum of eight students per course guided by one to one tutoring from experienced printmaker Carol Wilhide-Justin who is a graduate of the RCA. After completing the course you can join our print studio’s Open Access which runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday during the day, giving you the opportunity to further develop your printmaking skills.