Wood Engraving Highlighted in Wisconsin

WEN member, Tony Drehfal gave a 90 minute presentation and demonstration to University of Wisconsin – Marshfield professor, Kitty Kingston’s Intro to Printmaking class (and a few local artists) on February 27, 2018. In addition to the presentation, Tony and Kitty were featured on the WSAW Wausau (Channel 7 CBS) at 4am for their morning…

New Double Month Calendar is a Double Delight!

WEN has a long tradition of conducting print exchanges among its members. A print exchange is a printmaking tradition whereby participating artists agree to create an edition large enough to supply one print for each participant. Exchange coordinators then usually collate the prints together creating a set of prints that each artist receives. The annual…

Feathered Friends in February

Sharen Linder has me feeling the fluff with this feathered friend for February! Linder hosted the Wood Engravers’ Network workshop in 2009 in Kildeer, Illinois – just a wee bit outside Chicago. It was a great time with guest artist, Andy English and visits to the Newberry Library, Northwestern’s Special Collections, Graphic Chemical, Chicago Art…

Wood Engraving Weekend Workshop with Jim Horton

This workshop will cover the basic techniques and materials of wood engraving, a relief printmaking technique. Wood engravings are usually created in a small, illustrative format that renders great detail and wonderful contrasting tones. Engraving is almost a meditative activity. Wood engraving is done on hard, end-grain wood blocks with special tools called gravers. If…

A Swinging Engraving by Andy Farkas

WEN member, Andy Farkas swings into the new year with a new engraving! It Came To Her is a sweet little print, carrying on Andy’s signature sincere and tender narratives told through image and text. These images come from Andy’s Instagram account @andyatfablewood – it’s a great feed to follow and he has one of…