Intro to Xilography: learn how to draw and cut on wood

Laura Lencioni, artist + surface pattern designer

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15 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Preview

      1:12
    • Your project

      0:36
    • Basic Supplies

      1:39
    • Choosing the wood

      1:51
    • Where to take inspiration

      1:52
    • A few useful tips

      2:26
    • Drawing directly on wood

      2:03
    • Transfer your drawing on wood and completing it

      5:24
    • Cutting the wood Mushrooms on Poplar

      9:34
    • Cutting the wood Flower on Okoume

      5:03
    • Abstract drawing and cutting on wood Okoume

      4:40
    • Printing the first block

      8:56
    • Printing the the flowered block and printing with handpressure

      8:30
    • Printing the wood mushrooms on Poplar

      4:40
    • Cleaning the wood

      4:28

About This Class

Are you a drawing lover like me? If you are, check out my class on Xilography (Woodcut), the art to draw and cut on wood, and to make prints out of it.

Let me show you what Xilography is and why you are going to love it, how to do it, the fun and relaxing aspect of it, the basic technical skills to do it on your own, the supplies and a few tips.

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One of the things I like is that wood is part of nature and has a life of its own that adds up to your drawing.

This is a surface printing technique, join me to learn how to create art in a unique way, have fun and add a new skill to your creative set of abilities.

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It is really interesting and fun! I am still at the fourth video, but I like xilography! I have to begin my project...Can't wait to do it!

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Laura Lencioni

artist + surface pattern designer

I'm Laura, I live in Tuscany, Italy.
I am an artist, a surface pattern designer that loves to draw and loves cats (I have two!), nature, contemporary art and stories. I like to learn new things and mixing techniques.


I didn't go to an art high school but I've always had a thing for drawing - even when I wasn't really good at it - and I loved to see artworks when I could.


I drew a lot, I begun ad a self-thaught artist and took courses, then after my high school on s...

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