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Demo Night: Toner Drawing and You

Grace Sippy,  Awakening Space , screenprint (using toner-based positive)

Grace Sippy, Awakening Space, screenprint (using toner-based positive)

Date: Thursday, November 21; 6-9pm
Ages: 18+; for students with previous screenprinting experience
Cost: $30
Registration: Deadline is November 14
Enrollment: Maximum 20; minimum 10
Instructor: Grace Sippy
*This workshop is for intermediate level screenprinters. 

Do you love the beautiful reticulation achieved with tusche and toner in lithography? Learn how to achieve this alluring visual language in screenprinting with this lecture/demo. Toner Drawing and You will focus on using toner drawing as a means to make images for use in screenprinting. Beginning with a recap on basics: preparing, exposing, and reclaiming your screen, students will then learn how to create hand-based drawings using toner and the considerations needed when using this technique. Also covered will be registration, and printing considerations. 

About the instructor: Grace grew up in small-town Iowa the only artist in a family of scientists, medical professionals, and engineers. She earned her BFA from the University of Iowa, and an MFA in Printmaking at the University of Alberta. Grace has taught at the University of Alberta and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, as well as various workshops and demonstrations.

As Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Grace taught introductory through advanced level printmaking courses, and she has experience teaching each of the main printmaking disciplines. 

Chine-Collé is Grace’s “bread and butter” and has been used in about 90% of her work. In her most recent body of prints, Syzygy, she made it a personal rule to use chine-collé sparingly, so as to mix up her methodology and try some new things. Already familiar with the use of tone in lithography, as a visiting artist at MIAD’s Monothon in 2018, Grace learned of the material’s capabilities in screenprinting. Since becoming a member at Highpoint, she has been experimenting with and perfecting the use of toner ins her screenprints. Generally her work is inspired by psychoanalysis and an interest in seeing what is possible in printmaking as a field, often creating hybrid 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.

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).