Jumpstart in Wood Engraving
June 18–19, 2016
Printmaking is one of those processes that seems daunting if you’ve never tried it before. But what if we told you there’s an easy way to jump right in?
It’s called the Jumpstart in Wood Engraving, taught by printmaker Rosemary Feit Covey. No press required!
Jumpstart workshops are designed as easy entry points to different artistic media. In this two-day workshop, beginning artists can try engraving different kinds of blocks and printing onto different kinds of paper. There’s a starter kit available at The Art League’s store, with three blocks, two tools, a tube of ink, and a sharpening stone to keep your tools in shape.
The process is pretty straightforward: you’ll start with a drawing, translate it into a wood block, which you’ll then ink and print onto paper. You can read more about the wood engraving process (and how it differs from a wood cut) in this artist Q&A.
The best part about wood engraving? You don’t need a press to print with — or a steamroller.
Other workshops this month
Are you ready? It’s quite a list:
- Clay, Form, Slip, Glaze, Fire (June 10–12)
- Introduction to Chain Maille (June 11)
- Acrylic Gels and Pastes (June 11–12)
- Basic Drawing Intensive (June 11–12)
- Blacksmithing for Silversmiths (June 11–12)
- Dyeing: Natural Color Kitchen (June 11–12)
- Sketchbook Workshop: Old Town & National Zoo (June 11–13)
- Sketchbook Workshop: Old Town only (June 11–12)
- Line and Wash in Watercolor (June 16–17)
- Wood Frame Cutting and Joining (June 17)
- Basic Matting and Framing (June 18–19)
- Drawing the Human Head (June 18–19)
- Gestural Florals (June 18–19)
- Jumpstart in Ceramics (June 18)
- Micro-Mosaic Jewelry (June 18)
- Portrait Sculpture Workshop (June 18–19)
- The New Silver: Precious Metal Clay (June 18–19)
- Making Space: Perspective in Watercolor (June 23–24)
- Mosaic Stepping Stones (June 25–26)
- all summer workshops →