Course Description:

Welcome to Woodcut! 

In this course you will learn how to design and print your very first woodcut!

What Is Woodcut?

Developed in China around the 5th century, woodcut is one of the oldest forms of printmaking. 

Woodcut involves hand-carving a design into the surface of a block of wood—typically with gouges—leaving the printing parts level with the surface while removing the non-printing parts. 

Once the design is “cut”, a layer of ink is spread over the carved design, and then pressed or “printed” on another surface like paper or fabric. The results are stunning, unique and unmistakable! Ready to try?

What You’ll Need For This Course

The most important thing you need is the DESIRE to learn! 

You’ll also need a few simple carving tools, a piece of wood (even something found in your yard or garage!), some ink and finally a piece of fabric or paper for the final printing. Don’t worry, everything is clearly explained step-by-step inside the course.


  • Ely (Miura) Urbanski

    Ely (Miura) Urbanski

    Ely, printmaker, is a resourceful artist who moves her work forward with a spirit of collaboration and generosity. Ely studied Arts at the University of São Paulo in Brazil with her main focus on printmaking. Since the 1990’s she’s been working with art and art education and has had exhibitions in Brazil, Japan and the US. Currently, Ely is based in NC where she creates prints on paper and fabric. Interacting with the local community has been an important part of Ely’s creative process. She is also a coach and helps artists to develop their projects and careers.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome to the course!
    • A message from Ely
    • How to use this course
    • Why woodcut?
  • 2
    • Materials list
    • Inventory and action
  • 3
    Creating your design
    • Creating your design
    • Planning your design
  • 4
    Cutting and carving
    • Cutting the outlines
    • Carving close to the outlines
    • Carving
  • 5
    Preparing the ink
    • Preparing the ink
  • 6
    • Printing
  • 7
    • Some tips
    • Short course survey
  • 8
    Bonus: sharpening
    • 1+8.wood.indigo.sharpen.ed.vo.4.17.20
  • 9
    Bonus: troubleshooting
    • Sanding


Your success as an artist is my #1 goal.

If you are just starting out with your first woodcut, I wholeheartedly believe this course is the best investment you’ll make in your woodcutting journey.

At any time in the next 30-days working through the lessons, if you don’t find the course absolutely helpful in the making of your first woodcut OR…

OR If you are dissatisfied in any way…

Just let me know and your course payment will be refunded. I offer a “100% happiness”, no questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee.

Woodcutting For Beginners

From design to printing, you will be able to start your first woodblock prints. Let's get started!

Enroll Now: $99.00