Come to the mountains of West Virginia to immerse yourself in a week of Wood Engraving and Letterpress with Sara Brown of Questionable Press, assisted by veteran wood engraver, Jim Horton! Letterpress printing has its roots in centuries-old traditions, essentially dating back to Gutenberg. Wood engraving is a traditional letterpress relief image-making process. In this workshop, participants will use these time-honored processes to design, set, illustrate, and print a limited edition work using a vintage printing press. Through this creative process, you will learn how to use traditional wood engraving tools, the processes of hand setting wood and metal type, and how to ink and print your work on a letterpress. Participants are encouraged to bring words and imagery as inspiration for their pieces. No previous experience is necessary.
Ages 16 & up. Materials fee: $25, payable to workshop leader.
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Over 40 years ago, Augusta began as a craft and folklore program with an emphasis on traditional Appalachian culture. Today, week-long craft and folklore workshops are offered throughout the summer session alongside music and dance workshops, concerts, public dances, and special presentations that cover the history and literature of many traditions.