5 August 2005
Planning for Christmas in August
By Randy Wilson
Children beam when they see a Christmas card with their artwork
on it -- and so do adults. Jacksonville State University's Field School and the Department of Art are teaming up to teach
how it's done. A printmaking workshop will be held at the McClellan Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
During the workshop, participants will receive their own tools and materials for making prints at home. Participants will
learn how to create their own stationary, greeting cards, and art prints after acquiring the techniques for doing
linoleum block printing and natural-material printmaking.
JSU art professors Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks and geography professor Kelly Gregg will lead this unique hands-on
"We will be teaching various techniques that can be used in the classroom or at home," said Ms. Hesser. "These techniques
can be used for creative classroom projects for your student or to just have fun with at home."
The cost is $45 per person, which includes the Dick Blick lino cutters set. A family member may participant for an additional
$20 if that person shares in the use of a tool kit. Due to the use of sharp tools, this program is not recommended for
children under 12 years of age.
For more information or to preregister, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or e-mail her at
for news releases by using the request form at http://www.jsu.edu/news/requestform.html.