Wood Engraving

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 390.00

February 16th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Mr. Rik Olson
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: February 16th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: February 17th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 2

Working with Rik Olson, a master in the art of wood engraving, students in this course will learn about designing their own image concept, transferring it to the block, how to use carving tools, engraving their own block, and how to print the finished engraving. Each student will take home a baker’s dozen edition of your own block. 

No previous letterpress or wood engraving experience is neccessary, all skill levels are welcome. 

Materials to Bring: Each student should come with a image or concept that they would like to take to completion.

Workshop Fee (includes $50 materials fee): $390.00

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, February 16 & 17, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Rik Olson

Born in Antioch, California in 1944, Rik received his B.F.A. from the California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California in 1967. He has studied and exhibited work in Florence, Italy; Germany and the U.S.  Best known for his work in wood engraving, which he learned from Barry Moser and John DePol, he also works in scratchboard, pen & ink, and etching. The last 20 years he has been freelancing his Illustration work in the U.S. and abroad to corporate and publishing clients. 

Past Student Reviews:

“Hands on, one on one instruction.”

“Super fun! Rik is very nice and a very good teacher. He explains with detail and all his tricks.”

“The instructor is amazing, really engaged and knowledgeable. He was very prepared and brought lots of inspiration source materials and all the possible tools we would need. I am very impressed by his attention to everyone during the class and his feedback and encouragement.”

“The SFCB space is great, I enjoyed being there and will definitely return.”

$ 390.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States