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Painterly Intaglio Methods

Zac Cramer,  Another Fool’s Dog,  2018

Zac Cramer, Another Fool’s Dog, 2018

Tuesdays: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, and 23; from 6-9pm
Saturdays: April 13 and 27; from 10am-1pm
Ages: 18+; for students with previous intaglio experience
$335 (10% discount for HP members) 
Deadline is Friday, March 15
Maximum 12; minimum 6
Zach Cramer

 Course Description: 

This course offers students the opportunity to learn painterly methods for creating intaglio prints. Utilizing brushes, pencils, textiles, and found materials participants will learn how to create delicate tonal washes, crayon-like marks, and introduce intricate textures from physical objects. Many techniques will be demonstrated throughout this course including: soft ground, aquatint, spit-bite, sugar-lift etching, and soap ground. Traditional and contemporary intaglio applications will also be presented and experimentation will be encouraged. A series of small pieces in each process will be produced and a larger technical combination plate will comprise the final portion of this course. Imagery, concept, and content will represent a primary course element as technical facility is mastered. Individual critiques will be the standard throughout and two group critiques at the midpoint and end of the course will also be scheduled.


About the Instructor:

Zach Cramer is an Artist and Printmaker living in St. Paul, MN. Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Printmaking and Hamline University with a BA in Studio Arts; Zach has instructed courses at RISD, Roger Williams University, and Brown University. In his current practice he uses traditional printmaking, drawing, and painting techniques to develop methods and alternative processes that harness both hand drawn images, photographic processes, and printed multiples.

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.


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).

Later Event: March 23
Free Ink Day