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Sara Lee - Copse, Japanese Woodcut in the Ukiyo-e tradition
Talk and Demonstration

Artist Sara Lee will talk about her practice, show examples of her prints and demonstrate the Japanese print techniques she uses. The day will give an introduction to the unique and subtle qualities of the ukiyo-e tradition with examples of both traditional and contemporary images.

Japanese woodblock printing is a non-toxic method that uses specialist brushes to apply water based inks to blocks which are then hand-printed using a baren, so without the use of a press. The demonstrations will include the preparation, carving and printing of the blocks and an introduction to Japanese papers.

Many of the cutting, registration and printing techniques are also very useful for those more used to using the Western relief print methods. The day will include opportunities for students to try both the cutting and printing techniques used in this subtle hand printed method.


Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served but please bring your own packed lunch.

Sara Lee
About the Artist:

Sara Lee predominantly works with drawing, film and print, including woodblock in the ukiyo-e tradition. Her practice involves working from site-specific landscapes, followed by extended studio-based work. Her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving environment.

Exhibiting widely, Sara Lee's work is is also held in public and private collections internationally. She has written for Tate and has advised and spoken on print processes for various individuals and institutions including The Art Fund, The Dulwich Picture Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. Born in Wales, Sara Lee trained at Ravensbourne and Central School of Art. She lives and works in London.

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About Rabley Drawing Centre

Rabley Drawing Centre is located on the Ainslie family arable and dairy farm in the heart of the Marlborough Downs, Wiltshire. The farm is a higher-level conservation farm with extensive meadow, wild bird feeding areas and special habitats and woodland. This unique environment includes ancient burial mounds, Iron Age earthworks and the Roman road to the Roman settlement of Cunetio. Rabley Drawing Centre occupies a series of spacious Victorian red brick barns that now provide a beautiful gallery, drawing studio and well-equipped print room.

Group Size: Max 16
Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Times: 10.30 - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £95 (£75 to Rabley Print Sessions students - contact the gallery)
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