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Wood Engraving Jumpstart & Other June Workshops

Four prints by Rosemary Covey
Four prints by Rosemary Feit Covey

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:


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