2 Day Wood Engraving
with David Frazer
Saturday September 17-Sunday September 18
Wood Engraving Workshop
with David Frazer
[WPS Membership fee $30 is included in the non-member price - covering your insurance in the studio]
max: 12 participants
Over two days David Frazer will introduce wood engraving techniques and approaches.
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.
David will introduce you to the history of wood engraving, demonstrate wood engraving 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 David 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. He has been selected 3 times to hang in the Royal Academy of London Summer Exhibition.
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.