PRINT & LETTERPRESS SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Wood Engraving: Mighty Detailed Prints
Victorian-era wood engraving technique combines the miniature, fine detail of metal engraving and the speed of relief printing. In this intensive workshop, you’ll learn to cut your own images with incredible detail and print them in limited editions. Process, printing, and experimentation will be prioritized with instruction covering specialty engraving materials, creating and transferring images, tool sharpening, engraving, hand printing, two-color printing, and historical and contemporary context. Expect to finish three to six individual images and explore post-printing image manipulation/assemblage, collaboration, and a print exchange. This technique requires close-distance vision; please come prepared. Drawing experience will be helpful but is not required. All levels. Letterpress studio.
Studio artist operating as Starpointe Studio; teaching: University of Kentucky, Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis), Campbell Folk School (NC); president emeritus of Wood Engravers’ Network; collections: Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Museu da Casa Xilogravura (Brazil), Walker Art Center (MN), Yale University (CT).