Wood Engraving

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$ 380.00

February 11th, 2018 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Mr. Rik Olson
  • Workshop Type: Printing
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: February 11th, 2018 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: February 18th, 2018 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): $380.00

Date & Time: Sundays, February 11 & 18, 2018 :: 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:

“It was amazing to learn such a unique craft from such a talented instructor. I mean, who else offers courses in wood engraving? No one! Thanks for keeping the art alive!”

“Great way to engage with the Center, the staff, the philosophy of the place. Time went by quickly and I really enjoyed the results of the workshop. Thank you!”

“Wonderful class with an incredible artist. This was a great opportunity to learn the foundations of this technique from one of the masters.”

$ 380.00
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States