Viscosity Monotype

Viscosity Monotype Weekend

  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, 10–4 pm
  • Age: 18+; All skill levels welcome
  • Cost: $225 (10% discount for HP members)
  • Extended Registration deadline:  Friday, March 27
  • Enrollment: Maximum 10; Minimum 6
  • Instructor: Josh Bindewald

Not your regular-old monotypes, viscosity monotypes offer an exciting array of additional possibilities. Through the modification and manipulation of oil-based inks, the effect of multiple press runs can be achieved simultaneously and therefore offer more punch per press run. Viscosity monotypes offer the familiar loose and painterly possibilities of regular-old monotypes, but they also allow for a greater variety of linear mark making and spatial manipulation. Ultimately, there is some unpredictability to the process as viscosity monotypes are an exercise that flirts with accident and control, but therein lies the beauty (and excitement) of the process.

Students will learn to properly mix and modify inks, register prints for multiple press runs, operate the press and will be given a thorough introduction to the techniques of mark making possibilities inherent in viscosity monotypes. Color considerations will be discussed, as well as the possibility of working back into the monotypes with other media. This weekend workshop will be hands-on, with most of the time being devoted to creating prints. By the end of the weekend, each student will have several (at least) completed prints to take home.

About the instructor: Josh primarily works on paper with the intaglio process, but dabbles with many other processes, print and otherwise. He is the recipient of a 2015 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and will be installing a solo exhibition at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Art Gallery late this summer. One of his prints received the blue ribbon at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Since 2012, Josh Bindewald has been a staff member at Highpoint as the Exhibitions and Artists’ Cooperative Manager. He has an MFA from Bradley University and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In addition to teaching courses at Highpoint, Josh has taught at Bradley University and Illinois Central College. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in numerous public and private collections.


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.