Print Scholars Workshop | Graduate Student Summer Spotlight

IA bespectacled woman leans over a table with two amply matted small prints, a magnifying glass at her side.n July PhD Candidate Jillian Kruse had the amazing opportunity to take part in the Association of Print Scholars Intaglio Printmaking Workshop for Early Career Curators and Scholars funded by the Getty Paper Project.

Over the course of five days, participants learned about various intaglio printmaking methods and made their own prints at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis with the guidance of Artistic Director and Master Printer Cole Rogers, and Director of Artist Programs Josh Bindewald. They also spent time looking at and discussing prints in the study room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with Curator Tom Rassieur.
Through this incredible workshop, Jillian was able to meet other print scholars from across the country and gain hands-on experience in intaglio printmaking which will feature prominently in her dissertation on the prints of Camille Pissarro.

1- Looking at two states of Edgar Degas’s Laundresses in the study room at the Minneapolis Institute of Art;
2- Looking at a soft-ground etching plate at Highpoint Center for Printmaking;
3- Jillian’s etching with roulette, aquatint, spit bite, and aquatint in later states very loosely after several different prints by Camille Pissarro and a cat by Edgar Degas;
4- Inking plates at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

A group of printmake-scholars gathers around a table to ink printing plates. Four small drypoint prints that depict a path through a landscape, trees, and two inset landscape frames that float within the image. A bespectacled young brunette woman leans over a print that lies atop a manually operated printing press. She is surrounded by other scholars.