Dates: Tuesdays: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, and 15; 6-9pm
Saturdays: April 21 and May 12; 10am-1pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $360 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration: Deadline is Wednesday, March 28
Enrollment: Maximum 9; minimum 6
Instructor: Austin Stiegemeier
Class Filled; Call or email to be added to the wait list.
Course Description: Lithography affords the user innumerable image-making possibilities and is suitable for printing large editions. As such, lithographic printing techniques have frequently been the first choice for both visual artists and commercial printers since their discovery/ development in the 18th century. In this course, students will learn the basics of traditional, hand-drawn stone lithography as well as more contemporary techniques like photocopy transfer and printing color flats using sharpie markers. These methods will allow artists to seamlessly combine hand-drawn and photographic imagery. After transfers and drawings are created on the stone, students will learn to process (etch) the stone, proof images, and print editions. Lastly, the sharpie flat technique will be introduced that allows students to easily register and print transparent color flats onto their already printed images.
About the Instructor: Austin Stiegemeier (STIGGY) is a printmaker and painter currently living in Minneapolis. He earned an MFA in Printmaking/Painting from Washington State University and a BFA from Western Washington University with the same focus. He has taught studio art courses including printmaking, painting, drawing, and visual communication design at colleges including Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University and North Idaho College. Samples of his work can be found at stiggyart.com.
Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.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.
FREE CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS
Are you, or a friend or family member a veteran looking for art experiences in a relaxed, supportive workshop environment? Highpoint is now offering free classes for veterans. HP will reserve one free slot in each adult class for a veteran, as long as you call HP and register prior to the class sign up deadline (please identify yourself as a veteran when you call to register).