Wood Engraving: Historic Letterpress Illustration with Joanne Price is being offered as one-week session intensives in two beautiful settings – the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina, and Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York.
Learn to cut your own original drawings into end-grain hardwood blocks and print them in a limited edition. Instruction will cover all parts of the process – materials, creating and transferring images, tool sharpening, engraving, setting printer’s type by hand, and proofing. All levels welcome — some drawing experience helpful, but not required.
John C. Campbell Folk School – Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15, 2019
2019 Wells Summer Institute – Sunday, July 14 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
Joanne Price has over 25 years of printmaking experience, from teaching University classes and specialty workshops to professional printing with Highpoint Editions (Minneapolis), and a personal art practice and business: Starpointe Studio. Price is the President of the Wood Engravers’ Network and an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers. Price’s work is included in collections at the Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI; Yale University, New Haven, CT; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN and many more public and private collections.
You can learn even more about Joanne and see some of her work on her website: https://www.starpointestudio.com/
The blog image shows Joanne holding a tool that was customized to fit her hand during a marvelous impromptu demonstration by Keith Kranmer at WEN’s 2018 conference in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon.
All italicized text above was taken from the Wells 2019 Summer Institute web page.