Adrian Holmes

Adrian Holmes is a printmaker devoted to Japanese printmaking. He fell ihn love with this medium whilst living in Japan and began to study this beautiful craft and its techniques. He divides his time between his art practice, teaching woodblock printmaking in the Southwest and continuing his dedicated study of woodblock printmaking in Japan. Adrian is currently based at Krowji studio in Cornwall.

“Teaching art allows for people to express, create and question what they believe in. Being a teacher gives me the opportunity to facilitate and promote people’s creative skills, develop their understanding of subject, and find their artistic voice. I feel alive and passionate working with people that share that passion.

“I’m fascinated by woodblock printing, its versatility, openness and process. I explore the beautiful subtleties of a traditional approach in a contemporary style, focusing on semi abstract themes of landscape and place.”


Japanese Woodblock Printing 11/05/2020

£285

A contemporary take on the centuries old process of Japanese woodblock printing, this course uses traditional tools to create modern masterpieces. Inspired by the semi-abstract modernist tradition of St Ives, practitioner Adrian Holmes teaches you to compose, carve and print your own designs using authentic Japanese tools and paper.  


Japanese Woodblock Printing 17/08/2020

£285

A contemporary take on the centuries old process of Japanese woodblock printing, this course uses traditional tools to create modern masterpieces. Inspired by the semi-abstract modernist tradition of St Ives, practitioner Adrian Holmes teaches you to compose, carve and print your own designs using authentic Japanese tools and paper.  


Japanese Woodblock Printing 2 days 11/03/2021

£190

Learn the ancient skill of Japanese watercolour woodblock printing. Traditionally made as an homage to the sweeping landscape, dramatic landforms and rich culture of Japan, artist practitioner Adrian Holmes offers you a contemporary take on the process, inspired by the abstracted forms of St Ives modernism.