Monday, January 12, 2009

Classes for Winter/Spring at Expressions Graphics

Expressions Graphics
29 West Harrison St. Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 386-3552

Classes For Winter/Spring 2009

Beginning Screen printing

Fee: $75 Instructor: Janet Schill
Jan. 27 - Feb. 18, Tuesday, 7-9:30PM, (Plus we will choose one make up/open studio time TBA in Class)

In this class we will be using drawing method to make our stencil. Then we will explore using a photographic technique to transfer your image to your screen. Simple printing with water based inks will finish the class. A great introduction to basic screen printing! All material included except paper.

Guest Artist Workshop: Fantasy Garden Painting 

Fee: $50 all supplies included.

April 4, Sat. 1-3pm. Instructor: Karen Linduska

You will learn a fun painting technique that can be used on paper or fabric. The process is a layering of stencils and stamps to create fantasy abstract images. For more information check out Karen’s web site and blog at

Valentine Papermaking for Kids (Ages 5-10)

Fee: $10
Feb. 7, Saturday 1-2 PM. Instructors: Ruth Patzloff & Janet Schill
Recycling can be fun! Come join us as we make round sheets of paper using a coffee can or yogurt containers and heart cookie cutters as your mold. We will use and an assortment of recycled paper as our pulp. A great way to turn junk mail into treasures!

Fish Printing Workshop

Fee: $15
Kids K –3rd May 9, Sat. 10-11PM
Adult – May 9, Sat. 1 -2:00PM Instructor: Ruth Patzloff & Janet Schill

This technique was once used to record fishermen’s daily catch. Now its an art form. Come an experience a fun way of printing. Using a fish and some ink we will be printing on rice paper and a T-shirt.

Private Lessons in Printmaking 

Instructor: Steve Fisher
Fee: $30 Please leave your name and number and we will contact you to set a date(s).

A payment of 1/2 down on a class will insure a space in a class. All classes have a 3 student minimum and most have a 8-10 maximum. All supplies are included unless otherwise noted. If a class is full or you can’t make a class because of a time conflict, please call us and we’ll keep you on a waiting list. Want to have a private art party. Just about all these workshops can be done anytime. Just grab three friends and give us a call.

We offer free open studio for all E.G. students and members Tuesday, 7– 9 PM Come dressed for getting messy. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS OR WORKSHOP PLEASE CALL 708.386.3552 or stop by our website or the studio.

*Expressions Graphics is a not for profit printmaking group supported by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council and the Illinois Art Council.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Expressions Graphics Gallery Presents: Pipelines and Borderlines

Artists from the United States, Mexico and Canada have formed a grass roots collaboration to create artworks to spread awareness of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), what Bush administration calls "NAFTA-PLUS", an umbrella for some 300 joint corporate and government initiatives affecting all three countries.


The artists in the portfolio are: René Arceo, Marnie Blair, Nicolás De Jesús, Javier Lara Diaz, Steve Fisher, Carol Friedle, Baltazar Godoy, Heather Huston, Beverly Keys, Eveline Kolijn, Jeff Abbey Maldonado, Jesús Orlando Martinez, Michael McGovern, Laura Myntti, MaryEllen Ponsford, Janet Schill, Gabriel Trinidad,Victor Juarez Vasquez and John Pitman Weber.