Friday, October 17, [2 PM] at The Detroit Institute of Arts
Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19, [10–4 PM]
$180 | 8 participants max
The class will begin with a special trip to the Print Study Room at the Detroit Institute of Arts, on Friday 17 October at 2 pm. Chief Print Curator Nancy Sojka will share with us examples of wood engraving held in the Print Collection.
The 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.
Instructor: Jim Horton, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an instructor of art and graphic design with a particular interest in wood engraving, printing history, antique machinery and processes that have played a key role in the history of graphic arts.