This week I head out to South Dakota for the fabulous "Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop" where I will be assisting and taking the classes of two very talented artists.
First up is books with Bonnie Stahlecker. Back in 2001, my first year at Frogman's, Bonnie was teaching books next door to my engraving class. I was so amazed by her books that I told myself i would take her class next time she taught at Frogman's. So, 8 years later, I will be learning how to emboss leather book covers using a linoleum cut. (An artist book using the embossing technique by Bonnie Stahlecker is below.)
Second is metal engraving with James Ehlers, a professor of engraving at Emporia State University in Kansas. You can check out his incredible work at http://www.jamesehlers.org/. Carving on metal is such a vastly different experience than carving on endgrain or resin. I tend to think in relief, and so I hope to break out and think in the positive for at least a week.
More to come about the adventures in Vermillion! Happy Printing to all this summer!