Wood Engraving Demonstration w/ Laura Pharis

Wood Engraving Demonstration
Laura Pharis
Sunday, March 19, 2017 (1:00-3:00 PM)

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, Larua will provide instruction in…
Beginning 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.
Schedule: Two Saturdays, May 20 & 27, 2017 (12:00 Noon to 4:30 PM)
Course Fee: $150 VABC members/$175 non-members (fees include basic tools and materials)
*UVa Education Benefit Eligible, non-degree certification class #062017 (must use nonmember price)
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Link to class details‎

Event Details

Sunday, March 19, 2017 (1:00-3:00 PM)
Virginia Arts of the Book Center
Laura Pharis
Open to the public
No Charge