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Collograph Methods

Mike Marks, New Moraine, 2017

Mike Marks, New Moraine, 2017

Tuesdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11; from 6-9pm
Saturdays: May 11 and June 8; from 10am-1pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
$335 (10% discount for HP members) 
Registration: Deadline is Monday, April 29th
Maximum 10; minimum 6
Instructor: Mike Marks

Class Filled; Call or email to be added to waitlist!

 Course Description:  

Carborundum grit (finely ground metal particles) adds exciting possibilities to the collagraph process. This material can be utilized to create various textures on the plate and combines seamlessly with other collograph techniques such as collage, carving, and combining plates in unique and possibly collaborative ways. In this workshop, students will explore mark-making techniques and surface development, approaches to inking, and pulling finished prints (including multiple-plate). Come embrace this playful form of printmaking for a new experience or to add to your repertoire!

 About the Instructor: 

Mike Marks is a Minneapolis-based artist who works with drawing and printmaking to understand the way nature is represented and how history is ascribed into environment. He uses collagraph, intaglio, and relief processes in his work. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Delaware. Mike moved to Minnesota from Maine in 2016, and has been an active member of the Highpoint community since. In 2017/2018, he was a Jerome Foundation Emerging Printmaker in Residence at Highpoint. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and he’s been a visiting artist-in-residence at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (Eastport, ME), Acadia National Park (Mount Desert Island, ME), Stone Trigger Press (Abiquiu, NM), and the Good Hart Residency/Crooked Tree Arts Center (Petoskey, MI).

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).