Sara Lee: Exhibition & Course

Sara Lee 'The Keeper' Intaglio and woodcut print

Sara Lee The Keeper, 2013 Intaglio and woodcut, 44 x 60 cms

SARA LEE ‘Ley of the Land’
Drawings, Prints and Film
10 March – 12 April 2014
PRIVATE VIEW: Sunday 9 March, Noon – 3.30pm

In 2013 Sara Lee joined Rabley Drawing Centre as Artist-in-Residence. Inviting an artist to spend a year with us, visiting and revisiting this place throughout the seasons, is like planting a crop.
Sara has relocated from her London studio to the rural environs of Home Farm and Rabley Drawing Centre, spending time in the landscape each month. Through drawing, print and film, her images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and question our emotional and physical relationship to an evolving exterior space.

View Sara’s gallery on the Rabley Website…

Sara Lee 'Refuge' 2013, Woodcut (in the ukiyo-e tradition), 30 x 45 cms

Sara Lee ‘Refuge’ 2013, Woodcut (in the ukiyo-e tradition), 30 x 45 cms

Thu 3 – Sat 5 April 2014

Sara will introduce the history and technique of Japanese woodcut: a water based, coloured, woodcut printmaking method, that does not require a press. You will investigate ways of using this in your wider creative practice.
The cutting and registration techniques learned on this course will be very useful for those using conventional Western woodcut tradition and those with an interest in hand-printing.
The course will both explore the unique and subtle qualities of the Ukiyo-e tradition of preparing and printing blocks and explore ways of using it for multi-block relief prints.

View: more information and online booking…

*UNTIL 14/2/14 we are offering a 10% discount for this course – online bookings only.

Sara Lee – Landscape & Colour 2013

Array of pastels

Rabley Artist in ResidenceSara Lee, ran her second course of the year at Rabley last week.  The brilliant, sunny weather meant students were able to fully explore the surrounding landscape at Rabley through colour and the medium of pastel.

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Sara Lee and Stoney Road Press

Our artist in residence Sara Lee has been working in Dublin with Stoney Road Press.

Sara Lee, ‘The Crossing’, woodblock and Intaglio Image size: 42 x 59.5cm, paper size: 58 x 72.5cm, edition of 40

She has completed two beautiful new woodblock and Intaglio prints ‘The Crossing’ and ‘Passage Through’  (each in Edition of 40) Continue reading

Rabley Print Sessions Round Up!


This gallery contains 7 photos. On Monday (15th April) our weekly Summer Print Sessions term began at Rabley, following on from a very productive and popular Spring Term that finished at Easter.   Last term saw artists such as Nik Pollard and our artist in … Continue reading

Sara Lee Japanese Woodcut Course at Rabley


This gallery contains 10 photos. Japanese Woodblock Traditional water-based printing without a press. Artist and Master printmaker Sara Lee ran a very informative and enjoyable Japanese woodcut course at Rabley in March. She introduced the history and technique of the Japanese method of woodcut … Continue reading

Rabley Residency

Our artist in residence Sara Lee’s first visit to Rabley is coming to a close after a successful and inspiring two weeks working from the landscape.

As part of her visit she invited print session students into her studio to see her work in progress.

Sara will be back in a month’s time when she will also be teaching a Japanese woodcut course – book now as places are very limited!

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Rabley in the snow

SL Photo

Our weekly print sessions were treated to a transformed landscape this week – very inspiring!

snow walk 3

SARA LEE begins her residency…

Our artist in residence Sara Lee has been immersed in working from a snowy landscape since her recent arrival at Rabley. She has also spent time with each of the students giving special tutorials to those who come to our regular print sessions.

SL and Katy