Four times a year Highpoint invites the community to an afternoon of hands-on printmaking and creative fun. At these free, public events visitors of all ages can drop in anytime during the afternoon to make prints to take home. Since 2002 Free Ink Days have been an opportunity for the community to create unique, hand made artwork. All materials for the planned activity are supplied by Highpoint, and no registration is necessary – just drop in anytime during the afternoon, bring your creativity, and be ready to get inky! Past activities have included monoprinting and relief block printing, and have incorporated themes such as Día de los Muertos, Intergalactic Ink, and Prints and Puppetry.
Visitors may drop in anytime during Free Ink Day to make prints. Each visitor is supplied with a printing apron and instructions on the activity of the day. Visitors will learn to mix colored ink and use traditional printing tools and techniques to make multiple works on paper. (All inks are water-soluble and wash up with soap and water.) Staff and volunteers will be able to answer any questions along the way.
The next Free Ink Day is March 16, 2-13
Printing from 1 – 5 pm
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408