Fri May 13th 2022 David Frazer Wood Engraving 1 DAY Workshop MEMBERS
WOOD ENGRAVING WORKSHOP
Friday May 13th
10am - 5pm
$280 / $240 members
Wood engraving is a very old printmaking medium historically used as a form of illustration for books and newspapers. White lines are engraved in the small, fine, end grain wood blocks using engraving tools and printed as a relief print. Much finer, highly detailed work can be achieved than with a lino-cut or woodcut. The prints are small and intimate and well suited to narrative and poetry.
I will give an introduction into the history of wood engraving, give you a demo and run you through the techniques and the best way to make a successful relief print. You will start off engraving on a synthetic block where you will practice with all the tools and experiment with all the different marks and patterns which we will then print. Then you will move onto a more considered piece using end grain lemonwood or boxwood sourced from the UK. I will
show you how to transfer a drawing to the block. After engraving you will then print a small edition and I will show you how to curate and sign them.
David Frazer has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia, London and China. He has won many Art Awards locally and internationally including the 1st International Print Biennial in Guanlan China, the Cossack Art Award (invited artist category), the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize, honourable mention (International Print Biennial Exhibit, Taiwan) and 6 peoples choice awards. In 2019 he was the Australian Commissioner for the Ulsan International Woodcut Biennial in Korea. In 2007 the ABC produced a documentary on Frazer as part of the “Artist at Work” series He has taught printmaking extensively here and overseas