Experience the beauty and intricacy of traditional Chinese woodblock printing methods at a demonstration and workshop by award-winning artist, Dr Weimin He.
After a short talk about the methods involved, Weimin will demonstrate the techniques before participants get to print their own pieces from the blocks provided under his expert guidance. Materials are included.
Traditional woodblock prints were produced in China as book illustrations and auspicious New Year prints. In the 1920s and 1930s, European realism was introduced to China and printmaking became an efficient medium for mass education and propaganda. With the open door policy and the reforms of the 1980s, artists have developed a greater variety in their styles and subject matter to express a growing modernism.
Weimin He currently teaches drawing at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. He has extensive experience as an artist, teacher and curator. As a printmaker, Weimin has practised in both woodblock printmaking and lithography. His work been exhibited internationally during the last two decades and is represented in many public and private collections, including The British Museum, The Ashmolean Museum, The Portland (Oregon) Museum and The China National Gallery in Beijing. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Printmakers. You can read more about him here.
A sample woodblock print