Printmaking & Mixed Media

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Non-Toxic, Multilayered, Color Monotypes w/ Visiting Artist Barbara Elam #827

Students will learn valuable printmaking techniques that can by done by novices to pros! After demonstrating her techniques, Barbara will guide students through the creation of several color monotypes using simple non-toxic materials. Each student will make simple drawings or designs to use as a matrix under a plexiglas plate. Students will learn the magic of using color in layers to create any color needed from just the three primary colors. This class is a great lesson in color theory! Drawing skills are helpful, but not required.

Class Schedule & Tuition

Teaching Artist: Visiting Artist Barbara Elam
Days: Monday – Wednesday, 2 weeks (6 days)
Dates: November 3 – 5 & 10 – 12
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Printmaking Studio
Tuition: $195 ($244 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $45

Supply List

Large box of cheap Q tips
Cotton rags or shop towels
Black magic marker
pencils , charcoal for drawing
newsprint for drawing

Open Studio


About the Teaching Artists

Barbara Elam is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Rockford College and DePauw University. In 1989, she received the honor of Bunting Institute Fellow of Radcliffe College at Harvard University where she was an artist in residence. Her work has been included in over 250 national exhibits and a few international exhibits. Her pieces are included in museum and university collections including The Fogg Museum of Harvard, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara Elam received her BFA from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MFA from East Texas State University, along with advanced studies in printmaking at the University of Dallas at Irving.

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