Joanne Price, WEN President, will be teaching a week-long workshop at the prestigious Wells Book Arts Summer Institute in Aurora, New York July 14–20, 2019. What a line-up and lots of WEN connections — you’ll be in good company with this Book Arts Dream Team no matter what workshop you take! Wood Engraving: Historic Letterpress Illustration will help you create delicate, fine details with bold woodcut characteristics, perfect for adding illustrations to letterpress greeting cards, artist’s books, broadsides or to create a stand-alone image.
This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students of wood engraving — you’ll learn everything you need to know 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. Finish the week with two engravings and a collaborative book — the perfect way to start your own art collection! All levels welcome — some drawing experience helpful, but not required.