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Beginning Intaglio

Jon Mahnke,  Revelation,  intaglio with chine collé

Jon Mahnke, Revelation, intaglio with chine collé

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 may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing 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.

Earlier Event: October 2
Contour Atmosphere
Later Event: October 4
First Thursday: Stencil Monoprint