Introduction to Printmaking: Interstellar Inspirations

Throughout history artists have examined the space beyond the earth, reflecting on the relationship between humans and the universe. Students will discover how artists take inspiration from astronomy to the space age, including the moon walk (Andy Warhol), the cosmos (Wassily Kandinsky), the night sky (Georgia O'Keefe and Vincent Van Gogh) and the constellations (Joan Miro). Each student will have the opportunity to develop and execute a variety of prints to display and share.

MCAD's professional printshop will be open for exploration and students will discover how printmaking techniques and methods can be utilized to express their individual artistic visions. Demonstrations will be given in relief, monoprinting and etching techniques that will both inform and inspire. / Facilities fee of $23 and materials fee of $35 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 12–15. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. / View complete registration policies.

Prerequisites: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. The materials fee for this class will cover the required supplies.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity and that can get inky, or an apron if desired. Closed toe shoes. Open toe shoes (i.e. sandals, flip flops) are not allowed in the printmaking studio. Long hair should be tied back.

Please Register Before: June 17
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.
Class Savings
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

CST 9540 SU20
Date Start: 
Monday, June 22, 2020
Date End: 
Friday, June 26, 2020
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Building, Room 405 (Printshop)
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 12-15
Days of Week: 
Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15
Print, Paper, Bookmaking
Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required.