Woodblock Printing and Storytelling Workshop, 27th-28th October 2020

A two-day workshop exploring the histories and mythologies of Fitzrovia and Pollock’s Toy Museum; over both days we will create a collective story from the tales and images of the museum and its surrounding streets, from which each participant will create a wood carving and print it for themselves, learning various techniques. You will get exclusive access to the collection and the museum's printmaking workshop.

You will learn:

  • Local history 

  • The safe use of woodcutting tools

  • How to print using a baren or wooden spoon

  • How to develop a story and imagery 

  • Plus a wealth of printmaking tips

Each participant will take away with them a print of their woodcut, their own woodblock, and a new perspectives on the streets of Fitzrovia.

No previous experience of wood block printing needed.

Cost: £150 (two day workshop 10am-5pm, all materials supplied)

Date:  27th -28th October 2020

Workshop leader: Seth Randall-Goddard 

Seth studied painting at Camberwell College of Art graduating with a 1st class hons. Over the years since graduating he has developed a practice of woodblock printing and storytelling. His workshops and artwork encapsulate politics, community, history and craft. 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

On October the 24th Seth will also be doing a series of walking tours around Fitzrovia, talking about the local history of the area, from the spot exiled communards would gather and plot their revenge, to the streets that Blake and the Rossettis walked, separated by mere decades. From coalplates to dalliances between Eleanor Marx and Oscar Wilde, come along and find out more... and Pollock's Toy Museum is just round the corner too!

Find tickets here: 

Walking Tours

Printmaking 1 Day Course

Another workshop by our very own Seth Randall-Pollock: come to the museum for a tour of the collection, a rummage through the archives, and a chance to cut and print your very own woodcarving - all from images from the museum! If you have your own ideas too, bring one along and we'll show you how to make them into a block print, and the right tools to use along the way.

Find out more information on the eventbrite page: 

Call us: 

020 7636 3452

Find Pollock's Toy Museum: 

1 Scala Street, London, W1T 2HL, England, UK