Art Educator Workshop: Printmaking Exploration

Produce prints in MCAD's beautiful and expansive printmaking studio while devoting studio time to technical investigation and personal exploration. This week-long workshop for art educators will include demonstrations of intaglio, embossing, relief printing, and monotype printmaking techniques. Learn intaglio processes on copper and plexiglass plates, including drypoint and etching; experiment with embossing, chine-collé, and experimental plate printing; and discover the monotype process, including how to print by hand and with a press. A general overview will also include: Paper preparation; inks; registration techniques; different types of inexpensive printing presses; and gadgets that teachers can add to their classroom toolkits. This workshop includes optional time for informal small group sessions for art educators who teach similar subjects or age groups to share lesson plans. / Non-toxic, water-based inks will be used. Class time will be split between presentations, dialogue, and studio time. / Materials fee of $60 and facilities fee of $53 in addition to class tuition. / This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Graduate credit is available. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Art educators need to take their work with them on the last day of the workshop. Please consider bringing extra money if mailing work home will be necessary. Any work remaining after the workshop will be disposed of.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing or painting experience.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; linoleum cutting tool set, photos or sketches of images to turn into printing plates, ruler, pencil eraser, sharpie, x-acto knife, bone folder, scissors.

What to wear: Closed-toed shoes; clothes appropriate for messy creativity; long hair should be tied back.

Please Register Before: June 5
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Before purchasing travel tickets, please contact MCAD Continuing Education at to confirm that the course has enough students registered to run.

Art Educator Workshops are not eligible for the early or multiple class registration discounts.

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

AEW 6017 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 405 (Printshop)
Age Group: 
Art Educators
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 18 and above
Days of Week: 
Print, Paper, Bookmaking
Art Educator Workshops