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 you have a drawing that you might like to use for an engraving, please bring it along, but that is optional. Drawing and transferring techniques will be covered in the class. All materials and tools will be provided. All materials included.
Class held at Signal Return 1345 Division Street, #102, Detroit, MI 48207
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About the instructor: Jim Horton has been a printmaking/graphic design instructor for 44 years, with special interest in historic graphic tools and processes. His work ranges from job printing and book arts to limited-edition prints. He is an honorary member of the British Society of Wood Engravers and was the founder of the Wood Engravers’ Network in the U.S. Jim has exhibited internationally and is widely published, including in “An Engravers Globe” by Simon Brett. He also teaches at John Campbell Folk School, Augusta Heritage Center, and various specialty workshops.