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Linocut Techniques and Portfolio Exchange

Nancy Ariza, Whale Transport, collage with relief, 2013

Nancy Ariza, Whale Transport, collage with relief, 2013

Dates: Friday, May 31; 6:30-9pm, Saturday, June 1; and Sunday, June 2; 10am-4pm.
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $275 (10% discount for HP members) 
Deadline is Monday, May 27, 2019
Enrollment: Maximum 8; minimum 5
Instructor: Nancy Ariza

 Course Description: 

This weekend workshop will focus on creating a portfolio exchange, a suite of prints with a fixed edition size, addressing a common theme. Portfolio exchanges are a great way to build a personal artwork collection, are a useful teaching tool, and allow participants to challenge themselves by working in new and different themes. 

 This class will explore relief printmaking using linoleum (linocut) and consistent printing techniques through editioning. Students will learn basic carving, inking, and printing skills to create a one or two layer linocut. Participants will collaboratively determine the portfolio exchange theme and create a small edition of prints. Class time will consist of demonstrations, hands-on, and instructor-assisted work time. This class is geared towards beginners, artists interested in editioning, and those who want to explore new themes or create a communal portfolio. Each participant will receive portfolio that includes one of each of the prints made during the class. 

 About the Instructor: 

After graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a BA in Art History and BFA in printmaking, Nancy joined Highpoint as an education intern and artist co-op member and later served as the Access/Print Teen Mentor from 2016-2017. Over the past six years, Nancy has been facilitating and developing youth art education programming throughout the Twin Cities. Most recently she served as the Education Programs Coordinator at the Walker Art Center where she developed K-12 school programs and served as the interim facilitator of the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC).

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).