Mar19 to Apr27


6:00 pm


Highpoint Center for Printmaking

912 West Lake Street


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
Cost: $335 (10% discount for HP members) 
Registration: Deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019
Enrollment: Maximum 12; minimum 6
Instructor: 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 [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: Zac Cramer, Another Fool's Dog, 2018

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