Here is a little glimpse into what we did. All the photos are courtesy of Tony Drehfal, fellow WEN member, unless otherwise noted. (I meant to take lots of photos, but as it turns out, I barely had time to sit down, or pull the camera out.)
For each workshop, we usually have a visiting artist. I wanted to bring in something special, and invited Inari Krohn from Finland to join us. She is one of my favorite Finnish graphic artists most often combining etchings with Japanese style wood cuts. Her work has a dreamlike intuitive quality, that I thought would be inspiring and something that you don't see in American graphic arts in general. She uses a very simple method for printing her engravings, which is fascinating to me since she has been making prints longer than I've been alive, and I will be making a separate post about that.
On the first day after a little bit of a meet and greet, Inari had an informal lecture.
In the afternoon we had some time to talk and carve in the studio. We had two beginning students who were being taught by Jim Horton simultaneously with the rest of the workshop.
|Jim with beginning students.|
|Letitia Alston carving her first block.|
|Jim's collection of carvers is quite enviable.|
|Sylvia Pixley working on her block.|
So here is a smattering of nice prints. Of course I can't find the slide list with all the info for them, but will update it if I find it.
|In the paper study center admiring the prints.|
|Body Dick illustrated by Barry Moser.|
|Some nice J.J. Lankes engravings|
|A closeup of one of the J.J. Lankes|
|Tour of the Hirsch library. Note the other Moby Dick on the table on the left side. (middle black cover)|
|Page from Kents illustrations.|
|Whale by Barry Moser|
|Whale by Rockwell Kent|
|One of the cute things from the museum exhibition. Ambrose Tardieu, 1788-1841, Printmaking tools plate from a french 19th century printmaking manual by Aristide Michel Perror.|
|A little 19th century miniature painting of bugs. It was very endearing and I love the way they've been painted 3-dimensionally.|
|Front Inari Krohn and her husband Pertti, back Michael Ferguson and Jon Hinkel having a lunch break in between tours.|
The next day was just as exciting, if not even more... Read about it in the next blog post.