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24 August 2005

Reminder: Printmaking Workshop

Planning for Christmas in August

By Randy Wilson
News Bureau

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, August 27.

Participants will learn how to create their own stationery, greeting cards, and art prints after acquiring the techniques for linoleum block printing and natural-material printmaking. Artists Lynnette Hesser, Steve Loucks, and Kelly Gregg will lead this unique hands-on workshop.

"We will be teaching various techniques that can be used in the classroom or at home," said Ms. Hesser, of the JSU art faculty. "These techniques can be used for creative classroom projects for your student or to just have fun with at home."

During the workshop, participants will receive their own tools and materials for making prints at home. Due to the use of sharp tools, this program is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

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.

For more information or to preregister, call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697 or e-mail her at

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