Oct01 to Nov05


6:00 pm


Highpoint Center for Printmaking

912 West Lake Street

Dates:  Tuesdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5; 6-9pm
Saturdays: October 12 and 19; 10am-1pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $345 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration Deadline: September 24
Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 5
Instructor: Jon Mahnke

Screenprinting can be found all around us, particularly in signage and the clothing we wear. We often associate screenprinting with bold bright colors and shapes, but it can also be used to make delicate images as well. Screenprinting is popular among printmakers for its economy of materials,ease of registration, and the potential to lay downmany colors onto a single print.

This course will serve as an introduction to screenprinting. Students will primarily use emulsion techniques to create their images through drawing directly onto film, cutting rubylith, and outputting digital files with a printer to create stencils.

Each session will begin with a demonstration or presentation, but the majority of in-class time will be spent developing and printing images. Therefore it’s important to come to each class prepared with materials and ideas. For the duration of this course, students will have access to a large format printer (provided by the instructor) for digitally-output images. Please note that Highpoint’s artist cooperative does not include any digital printing equipment.

About the instructor:
Since discovering printmaking in high school, Jon has been printing in one way or another ever since. I received my bachelors of fine art from the University of Iowa, and my masters degree from the University of Minnesota. As a graduate student, Jon taught courses in every traditional printmaking technique. He’s also taught a relief printmaking for Roseville continuing education. Currently, Jon runs Crankosaurus Press with his wife Laura. What started as a small Etsy shop has expanded into a full time job, they produce printed kitchen towels, napkins, and greeting cards. Jon the primary screenprinter for the business as well as the illustrator for their greeting cards. Jon is also a practicing artist, working in drawing, painting, and printmaking. His work has been  exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Registration may be completed by calling Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or emailing [email protected]. 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 VETERANSAre 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).

Image: Jon Mahnke, Sucker, Screenprint

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