Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24; 10am-4pm
Ages: 18+; for beginning students
Cost: $275 (10% discount for HP members)
Registration: Deadline is November 19
Enrollment: Maximum 12; minimum 6
Instructor: Josh Bindewald
With only a few tools, an artist can achieve a wide tonal range and vast variety of marks through drypoint techniques. Because it does not require the use of grounds, rosin, or etchants, drypoint is more immediate, safer, and has fewer material requirements than other intaglio processes such as etching and aquatint.
Using novel methods of markmaking along with traditional and unorthodox tools on zinc plates, participants in this class will learn approaches for developing a richly layered, spatially compelling composition. Each student will simultaneously create a “key” and a “support” plate that, inked separately but printed together, will produce a dynamic final print.
This weekend workshop will communicate and encourage directness and physicality, the (typically) lesser-employed approaches to image making. Because zinc plates are so forgiving, “mistakes” are easily corrected and the removal of a mark often leaves an unintended but interesting secondary mark or void. Actually, erasure and the resulting plate history are arguably the most alluring characteristics of a drypoint image. Participants will be prompted to embrace these technical traits and exploit them to the benefit of their print.
About the instructor:
Josh Bindewald, Director of Artist Programs at Highpoint, has been a staff member since 2012. He coordinates the McKnight Fellowship for Printmakers, the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency, and the artists’ cooperative printshop. He oversees the Studio Internship program, helps develop adult classes, and coordinates individual instruction in printmaking.
Josh studied Studio Art at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and later received an MFA in printmaking from Bradley University. Josh’s interests vary widely outside of Highpoint. He maintains an active artistic practice, dabbling widely but focusing primarily on print, painting, and mixed media. His work has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and is held in many private, and a few public collections.
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).
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.
Image: Josh Bindewald, State 5, drypoint with spit bite and chine collé