May Calendar Page, Full of Mystery

May’s calendar page, by Minnesota artist, Dale Kennedy is full of mysterious imagery and surreal wonder. What looks like medieval figures gathered on a very large tree stump with flaming swords crossed above and strings/ropes suggest a May Pole, while on the right half, a wide spaced toothy smiling figure suggests a different culture altogether.…

Gerard Brender à Brandis Featured in “Art of the Plant”

WEN member, Gerard Brender à Brandis has produced hundreds of drawings, watercolors, and engravings of plants, landscape, buildings and musical instruments. Gerard’s garden and studio are in Stratford, Ontario Canada. This wood engraving is titled Dodecatheon meadia. Commonly called “shooting star,” this wild flower grows naturally from southern Manitoba through Wisconsin, west to Pennsylvania, D.C. and…

Wood Engraving, Dark Arts in Buffalo, NY

This one-day workshop is specially designed as a taster/teaser – short & sweet, like summer’s kiss! It’s dark, it’s devilishly detailed – you’ll be charmed by its history, its delicate, but bold, woodcut characteristics, and its intimate scale. Walk away with the know-how to make illustrations the “old” way—black & white images hand-cut into end…

Seattle Area Wood Engraving Primer

Wood Engraving is no stranger to the Seattle area thanks to WEN Member Carl Montford’s passion for sharing the process. Intro to Wood Engraving, held at the School of Visual Concepts (SVC) in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood — home to Amazon, Facebook, Google, and the Elephant Super Car Wash — will be an especially perfect…

Keith Cranmer’s March/April Double Dose Calendar

The debut Double Calendar Project’s March/April calendar page was designed, printed, and engraved by Keith Cranmer. Cranmer is a Berkeley based artist who prints from metal & wood engravings, and intaglio print media and works on paper with drawing, gouache, ink, and painting. He is also a member of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors…