Adrian Holmes

Adrian Holmes is a print maker devoted to Japanese printmaking. He fell in 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.”

What our students say

Adrian was very patient explaining techniques and always said encouraging words.

Betsey Levering

The course was well structured and balanced with an excellent tutor to guide us through the steps. I have already recommended the course to a friend.


Adrian Holmes has an efficient but friendly and approachable personality, very encouraging.


Adrian was a great teacher; very clear, kind and encouraging. He was good at delivering via zoom, making sure each person had an opportunity to talk and ask questions.


Adrian Holmes has an efficient but friendly and approachable personality, very encouraging.


Four busy days, well planned, and delivered by a true specialist with detailed knowledge and practical experience.

Courses with Adrian Holmes

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Japanese Woodblock Printing (3)

Adrian Holmes

Art Courses - Print making

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Active Instance: a02Nz000000YKE1IAO, 27-May-2024

Inspired by the semi-abstract modernist tradition of St Ives, experienced woodblock artist Adrian Holmes teaches you to compose, carve and print your own designs using authentic Japanese tools and paper.


27 - 29 May - 3 days - £410 Book