2018: Dec 14 – 16 Wood Engraving: Historic Letterpress Illustration


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December 14 – 16, 2018
Friday evening 5­­ – 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Cost:  $360 (price includes a $27.50 materials fee)
Instructor: Joanne Price

CLASS DESCRIPTION – Wood engraving is your secret weapon for creating detailed images while retaining the bold relief characteristics of woodcut and linoleum. This process is perfect for adding illustrations to holiday cards, artist’s books or broadsides or to create a stand-alone image. Students will get to know the tools, materials, printing process, and history of wood engraving through hands-on projects and demonstrations. This intensive course will give participants the basic skills to create a unique wood engraved print. And with a print exchange at the end of the workshop, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to start your own art collection! All skill levels are welcome.

Wood Engraving: How to Do It, Simon Brett, revised edition, A&C Black Publishers, Ltd, 2011.
Making Woodcuts and Wood Engravings: Lessons by a Modern Master, Hans Alexander Mueller.

Students should bring to the class:

  • pencil
  • eraser
  • extra fine sharpie marker
  • 2 x 3 inch drawing

Optional accessories – if you have them:

  • magnifying glass or optivisor
  • extra lighting for personal space
  • burins (engraving tools) – if you already have you wood engraving tools please bring them or borrow from instructor for additional fee (see below)
The instructor will also have extra sandbags, lighting and a variety of engraving tools for those who would like to try out these tools or accessories. If you are borrowing the instructor’s tools for the entire class there will be an additional charge of $20.