Picturing Mary Workshop: Wood Engraving

Renaissance and Baroque Techniques and Materials

Wood you like to engrave?

Join us for the first hands-on workshop in a three-part series inspired by Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

Guest artist Rosemary Feit Covey will introduce wood engraving, a form of woodcut printmaking, to a multigenerational audience. Participants will have ample time to learn from this skilled artist, practice the technique using specialized materials and tools, and explore prints in the exhibition.

This workshop is designed to instruct and engage audiences ages 14 and up. Materials and instruction will be provided.


This workshop is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email reservations@nmwa.org


Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work is housed in over 40 museum and library collections worldwide, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.

Solo exhibitions of her work have been seen at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. In 2014 a retrospective of her prints, paintings, and installation work was held at Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum and Library.

She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.


NMWA’s ground-breaking exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea examines the concept of womanhood represented by the Virgin Mary and the power her image has exerted through time. Iconic and devotional, and also filled with social and political significance, the image of the Virgin Mary shaped Western art from the 6th to the 18th century.

National Museum of Women in the Arts