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Description: Relief engraving provides incredible opportunity for detail. Focusing on tool usage and carving motor skills, we spend ample time learning what marks each tool makes, and how to employ line, pattern and value. Participants will have ample time to work on planning an image, executing their engraving, and when ready will learn inking and printing best practices for use with plastic plates. Experimental printing with shaped blocks, chine collé or double sided blocks is encouraged! 

Please note: Registration will close Monday, April 22 at midnight. 

Age/Level: All levels, Ages 16+

Supply fee includes: 

  • Engraving tools, Plastic polystyrene material, Carbon paper, tracing paper
  • Examples of various relief engravings by a variety of artists
  • Extra supplies for students in need or demo, sharpies, knives, gloves, pencils, etc.
  • Use of etching press
  • Backer board, non-corrugated cardboard or mat board
  • Clean up rags/solvent/oils, Brayers, ink knives, Ink and modifiers, Newsprint

Students should bring: 
*supply note: if students opt not to order tools, there will be ample amount to share

About the Artist

From Johanna: "Enhanced by printmaking’s history of narrative, my work explores the shared histories of humans, as told by animals. These compositions are full of animals within animals, a reference to animal cognition and spirits within animal bodies. Personal narrative is woven with mythical symbols and stories which make these pieces both familiar and challenging. Animals have no race, religion, or creed, can be as easily feminine as masculine or somewhere in between. Therefore, they can tell universal stories which weave anthropology, art history, and spirituality – our shared humanness – better than their human counterparts. In our ever changing and sometimes frightful present day, we need to be reminded of the universality of all things, including the human race."

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