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Introduction to Wood Engraving

Design a unique print, a perfect gift for yourself or someone special. Robin Mackenzie will lead this workshop, perfect for beginners or those looking to build on their existing skills.

  • Booking essential

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique, or for those who wish to build on their existing skills.

You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. Please bring along your own lunch to enjoy, or you can pop to our café for a range of hot and cold lunch options.

Robin Mackenzie is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and has exhibited his work around the UK and internationally. He creates prints for books, magazines, merchandise and works from his studio in Dorset. For more details about Robin Mackenzie, see his website at



Event ticket prices

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All £85.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for ages 18+

Meeting point

Please meet a National Trust representative at Visitor Reception.

What to bring and wear

While the workshop area is heated, we recommend wearing warm layers to this event.


This workshop is level access, with gravel and hard-standing paths. If you would like to attend and would like to discuss your access requirements, please call 01202 883402.

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