April 25, 2021: SHOW ME YOUR WORK SPACE: Rebecca Gilbert will present, “Show Me Your Work Space”. One of the best things about WEN is learning and drawing inspiration from one another’s experiences and methods. This is an opportunity for members to share images of their carving bench, their favorite lamp, their favorite tools, or how they decorate their workspace. Images will be presented as a slideshow and artists will have a chance to offer commentary and answer questions in real time. Think of it like an informal show-and-tell with conversation. Consider this a call for participation. Do you have something cool to share? What is it like where you work on blocks? If you’re willing and able to share an image or two of your work space or other item as listed above, please send jpegs of any size to Rebecca along with a short caption by April 19th. Contact Rebecca at rebeccaprint@gmail.
When: April 25, 2021 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) < please note the time zone (4pm ET, 2pm MT, 1pm PT – 9pm London UK time)
Who: Open to the public – this virtual event is open to anyone who registers.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
May 23, 2021: PRINTING USING A PRESS: Many engravers among us admit to printing their blocks without the aid of a printing press (!?!). For those considering acquiring a press of their own, WEN President, Jon Hinkel will give a presentation of various kinds of presses that can be used for printing wood engravings, mentioning pros and cons of each.
June 27, 2021 time TBD: For a scholarly perspective, R.P. Hale will present on the physics of printmaking, and will (well, possibly he will) expound for a bit on pigments and ink.
REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN
July 25 2021: What was the first wood engraving you saw that led you to say, “I need to learn how to do that”? Or was it a teacher who introduced you to a medium you’d never thought of getting into? And now, what keeps you picking up the tools? Join us for a casual conversation moderated by Bill Myers.
When: 03:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) < please note the time zone (4pm ET, 2pm MT, 1pm PT – 9pm London UK time)
Who: Exclusive WEN Members event
REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN
PAST VIRTUAL EVENTS:
February 28, 2021: Mirka Hokkanen will give a presentation regarding different engraving surfaces that she’s tried her hand on (including boxwood, ash, Resingrave, solid surface blocks, maple, HIPS and juniper). She will discuss the pros and cons of each one, and why she has chosen different materials for specific projects in the past.