Inspired by Blake

In March 2013 Alan Birch led a series of printmaking workshops for adults at John Rylands Library in Manchester. Using the work of William Blake, artists engraved copper plates and later hand coloured some drypoints.

Some excellent prints were produced and would not look out of police next to the Blakes. Alan Birch will be running two days of  free workshops for families in April. Contact the library for information.


Hand coloured print inspired by Blake . Workshop with Alan Birch.

Print with Alan Birch

John Rylands print with Alan Birch

Workshop at John Rylands with Alan Birch


Print inspired by Blakes serpents

Workshop with Alan Birch


Workshop with Alan Birch

Image from workshop with Alan Birch

Hand coloured print

Print workshop at John Rylands.