For the last several weeks after school my son Miles has been making prints as one of the six participants in the ACCESS/PRINT Project mentorship at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

The ACCESS/PRINT Project (A/P Project) is a young artists’ mentorship program for high school students in grades 10–12. The selected participants must be highly motivated and committed to creating a strong portfolio that will be exhibited in the gallery at Highpoint. Participants will work with professional artist mentors at Highpoint’s printshop to learn printmaking processes including monoprinting, drypoint etching, relief block printing and screenprinting. After this introductory period, participants will plan an independent project that uses one or more of these techniques. Through individual mentorship, peer critique and supervised work sessions young artists will develop printmaking skills and gain confidence in their art-making.

There’s a drop-in open house next week, Wednesday February 23rd, 4.30 – 7.00 pm and the show’s opening reception is April 22nd, 5.00 – 7.00 pm.