Beginning Intaglio
Oct
2
to Nov 6

Beginning Intaglio

 Jon Mahnke,  Revelation,  intaglio with chine collé

Jon Mahnke, Revelation, intaglio with chine collé

Dates:
Tuesday October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & November 6; 6 - 9pm
Saturday October 20 & Saturday October 27, 10am - 1pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $355 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration: Deadline Thursday, September 27
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Jon Mahnke

 Course Description:

Intaglio is a blanket term for a number of different techniques; the commonality is that with intaglio, the image is incised into the surface of a metal plate, usually copper. The surface is then covered in ink and wiped clean except for the recessed areas which retain the ink. With dampened paper atop the plate, it’s run through a press under extraordinary pressure to transfer the inked image onto the paper.

This class will provide an overview of all the basic intaglio techniques including etching, aquatint, soft ground, drypoint, and engraving. Class time will be split between demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on, instructor-assisted work time.

About the Instructor: Jon Mahnke is a Saint Paul based artist and printmaker. He has been working in printmaking for over twenty years and has shown his work nationally and internationally. He received his BFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa, and his MFA in printmaking from the University of Minnesota.

Jon also runs Crankosaurus Press with his wife Laura. Crankosaurus Press produces hand printed kitchen towels, as well as digitally printed greeting cards. Jon works as an illustrator, designer and primary printer for the business, which produces thousands of towels and cards each year. Jon has a broad range of experience in using and teaching digital technology, both as its own medium and as a means to make traditional prints.

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing info@highpointprintmaking.org. Registrations are finalized upon receipt of payment.

If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.

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Polyester Plate Lithography
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Polyester Plate Lithography

 Frances Valesco,  Certain Grasses #4 , polyester plate lithography

Frances Valesco, Certain Grasses #4, polyester plate lithography

Dates:
Saturday, November 10 & Sunday,
November 11; 10am – 5:00pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $245 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration deadline:  Friday, October 26
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Frances Valesco

Class Filled; Call or email to be added to the wait list.

Course Description:

Polyester plates offer the potential to create large and small prints using minimal materials and equipment. This workshop is designed for artists who want to investigate the versatility and ease of these portable, inexpensive printmaking plates. Artists can create handmade imagery by drawing and painting directly onto the plates as well as digital imagery through the use of a laser printer or copier. The plates can be used with any intaglio or lithography press. Some printmaking experience is helpful but all levels welcome.

About the Instructor: Frances Valesco has taught at numerous universities and artist residencies. Her recent fellowships include The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Newbliss, Ireland; Guanlan Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China; Babayan Artist Residency, Cappadocia, Turkey; ArtPrint Residence, Arenys de Munt, Spain; and PLAYA Artist Fellowship, Summerlake, OR.

Valesco’s prints have been has exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and cultural centers. Her work is in the collections of the Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, NY, New York City Public Library, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and Galeria Nacional, San José, Costa Rica.

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing info@highpointprintmaking.org. Registrations are finalized upon receipt of payment.

If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.

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Low-Tech Screenprinting: Fast and Flexible Printmaking
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Low-Tech Screenprinting: Fast and Flexible Printmaking

 Sarah Evenson,  Donuts , screenprint

Sarah Evenson, Donuts, screenprint

Dates:
Friday, December 7; 6:30 – 9pm &
Saturday, December 8; 10am – 5 pm &
Sunday, December 9; 10am – 5 pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $315 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration deadline: Monday, November 19
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Sarah Evenson

Course Description:

This weekend course will focus on exploring the possibilities of the medium outside of emulsion-based screenprinting. The emphasis will be on experimentation using wax paper stencils, drawing fluid, and watercolor paints. Without focusing on printing an edition and working at a fast pace, we will combine these techniques to create a number of unique images. This will bring the fluidity of monoprinting and afford students the luxury of playing with the medium in a looser, freer way. People that might enjoy this class include: art teachers who want to bring the medium into their classrooms, artists who don't have access to an exposure unit or space in which to work, those who want to avoid chemicals associated with emulsion, and experienced screenprinters looking to experiment with a more spontaneous, non-digital way of making images. The class is designed with beginners in mind, but is also geared towards the practiced printmaker.

About the Instructor: Sarah Evenson takes immense pleasure in building community through teaching and practicing craft. Her personable and interactive teaching style reflects this ideal. She has served as an assistant teacher for Continuing Education at MCAD since 2013 instructing children, teenagers, and adults in papermaking, bookbinding, screenprinting, intaglio, and letterpress. In 2016, she worked as a papermaking studio assistant at the Penland School of Crafts. Having earned a BFA in printmaking at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Sarah is primarily a screenprinter. She concentrates on color, shape, the interplay between positive and negative space, and handwork in order to create variable editions that introduce play and personality into this traditional printmaking process.

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing info@highpointprintmaking.org. Registrations are finalized upon receipt of payment.

If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.

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May
24
to Jun 29

Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency 2018-2019

Left to right: Lamia Abukhadra, Connor Rice, Nancy Hicks

Highpoint is pleased to welcome Nancy Hicks, Lamia Abukhadra, and Connor Rice as the 2018-2019 Jerome Emerging Printmakers!

Connor plans to use the residency to improve upon his large format print work, and broaden his practice through the introduction of new techniques and experimentation with materials. He’s excited by the possibility to connect with other artists and the opportunity for creative growth.  

Lamia ‘s work will challenge the harmful, dominant narratives which perpetuate acts of violence and ethnic cleansing in Palestine and the Middle East. She will investigate the events, ecologies, architecture, recipes, photographs, maps, and other archival materials associated with important figures and events in Palestinian history and their connection to her experience. She is excited to expand her concept of matrices, the power of the multiple as well as her technical knowledge of printmaking through these investigations.

Nancy Julia Hicks’ print, performance, and installation work will examine the detrimental effect institutional structures have on marginalized bodies. Through abstracting and skewing architectural floor plans, duplicating architectural structures in soft sculpture, and performance her work will envision architectural spaces designed specifically for marginalized bodies.

A very special thanks to David Jones and Andrea Carlson for reviewing all of the applicant materials and selecting the residents!

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Jul
16
to Jul 18

Youth Camp: 5 Centers for Art: Relative Connections

In every family, there are special connections and stories that have stood the test of time. Expand your connection to those people you call family by exploring the stories and objects that remind you most of them. Students will spend one day of the week at each of our partners in the following order: Textile Center, Film North, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Northern Clay Center. Please register through Northern Clay Center.

Age: 9 and up
Enrollment: Maximum 12
Dates: July 16-20, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $315 ($295 for members of participating organizations)

Schedule:

Monday: Textile Center
Tuesday: FilmNorth
Wednesday: Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Thursday: Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Friday: Northern Clay Center

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Jun
18
to Jun 22

Youth Camp: 5 Centers for Art: Portage in the Woods

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The sights, the sounds, the stories…all the unforgettable parts of your summer's most incredible adventure. Without leaving the city, each day and campsite will be a new exploration in media as you create the animals, scenes, and stories of your week with nature as your creative inspiration. Students will spend one day of the week at each of our partners in the following order: Textile Center, Film North, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Northern Clay Center. Please register through Northern Clay Center.

Age: 9 and up
Enrollment: Maximum 12
Dates: June 18-22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $315 ($295 for members of participating organizations)

Schedule:

Monday: Textile Center
Tuesday: Film North
Wednesday: Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Thursday: Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Friday: Northern Clay Center

 

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Prints on Ice 2017
Dec
1
to Jan 20

Prints on Ice 2017

The 32nd Cooperative Exhibition

Highpoint is pleased to present Prints on Ice, an exhibition of prints by 30 members of the HP studio cooperative. This winter's show, the 32nd Highpoint Cooperative exhibition, features the work of local printmakers currently working in our facilities.

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