Date: April 18, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, April 18, 2007 - Heather Page, a recent addition to Governors State University’s art department, is revamping the printmaking and foundations courses offered at the university.
“Our courses aren’t just for artists,” explains Page. “I’m looking to redesign the curriculum to better fit the people in our community.”
Beginning in May, Page will offer three special courses: water-based silkscreen, intaglio, and landscape drawing, for both degree and non-degree seeking students.
“Water-based silkscreen is an excellent class for beginning artists. Students may draw, paint, or use photographic or digital imagery to make their prints,” explains Page who has been a professional printmaker for 10 years. “Intaglio encompasses the same range of techniques as silkscreen, with a sculptural element. The plates are carved, burnt, and sanded to create the final image.”
According to Page, “We will be working outside this summer in the drawing course. We will learn basic drawing tricks and techniques through study of our community prairies, parks, and gardens.”
These art classes are open to degree and non-degree seeking students. Applications and registrations are currently being accepted. Classes begin on May 7. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, call (708) 534-4013 or visit www.govst.edu.