Ann Tout ARE

Ann Tout was born in 1941 in Weymouth. She trained at Bournemouth College of Art, obtaining a National Diploma in Design (NDD) for book illustration and lettering and the following year an Art Teachers Diploma (ATD), with Bookbinding being the main craft. She worked as a college tutor and freelance book illustrator, drawing and engraving for several publishing houses in London. As a part-time tutor, Ann takes groups for drawing, painting and printing and holds mastercraft classes to demonstrate wood engraving and the many creative possibilities of the linocut and wood engraved block when used to embellish leather bookbinding.