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Screenprinting Techniques

  • Dates: Tuesdays: February 7–March 14, 6-9pm;
    Saturdays: February 18 and March 11, 10am-1pm
  • Cost: $345 (10% discount for HP members)
  • Registration: Deadline extended! Sign up by February 3.
  • Enrollment: Maximum 10; minimum 6
  • Ages: 18+; all skill levels welcome
  • Instructor: Josh Bindewald

The commercial applications of screenprinting are ubiquitous, but it’s also a favorite process for artists because it’s accessible and permits diverse approaches and outcomes. Screenprinted imagery may be hand-drawn, photographically derived, or both, and can consist of a single color or multiple colors. This course will provide a step-by-step introduction to the basics of screenprinting: stencil making, color mixing, printing, equipment and materials, and multiple color registration. Alternative techniques such as “split fountain” and screenprint-monotypes using water-based media and graphite will also be covered.

Class sessions will focus on demonstrations and instructor-supported work time. Class fee includes materials and equipment; some students may wish to purchase additional paper. Please note that this class will be centered on hand-drawn imagery. Students may supply their own digital images (positives) but Highpoint does not print digital positives and this course does not provided instruction in Illustrator, Photoshop or other digital programs.

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Above: Josh Bindewald, Water Pyramid, Screenprint and graphite monotype, 2016
About the instructor: Josh Bindewald has been the Exhibitions and Artists’ Cooperative Manager at Highpoint since 2012. He holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an MFA from Bradley University. In addition to teaching at Highpoint, he has been an instructor at Bradley University and Illinois Central College and has led, assisted and participated in numerous workshops. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and is included in various public and private collections. He is a 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

To register for classes, call Highpoint at 612-871-1326 or email info@highpointprintmaking.orgRegistrations are finalized upon receipt of payment. If payment is not received within one business week your place in the class will not be reserved.