Thomas Bewick developed the wood engraving technique at the end of the 18th century and for the next 150 years, this was the prominent method for reproduction of illustrations in books, magazines, and newspapers printed on letterpresses. Today it survives as a unique art form practiced by few. (see Wikipedia article)
Laura Pharis, a highly accomplished practitioner of wood engraving, will conduct a “cut to print” demonstration of her art and considerable craft at the VABC on Sunday, March 19, 2017 (1:00-3:00 PM).
For those wishing to immerse themselves in the process, we’re planning on Larua offering two classes (later this spring).
• A class focusing on Scratchboard will introduce you many of the drawing and shading techniques employed in wood engraving.
• A multi-session class covering the basics of the tools, materials, and practice of engraving the block and its printing on a letterpress.
If you’re interested in one or both of these classes, please eMail Garrett Queen