Olivet College is providing a unique opportunity for high school students and educators to explore the art of printmaking this summer. Printmaking has been a part of Olivet’s rich history for 89 years and the college recognizes the continued importance of including the practice and study of this medium in the visual arts curriculum.
The first of two Olivet College printmaking workshops will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for high school students entering their junior or senior year and parents. The 2022 High School Art Camp is a productive and energetic exploration of printmaking.
Participants will learn about drypoint printmaking techniques. The camp will also include a brief tour of the campus as well as, information on participation scholarship opportunities at Olivet College. This is a free event and lunch and materials are provided. Parents are invited to attend. This session is limited to the first 15 registrants. Please RSVP by June 18.
On Thursday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a similar workshop will be welcome high school teachers and focuses on professional development. Teachers will explore working with color palettes based off photos or drawings. This session will also cover effective registration systems, studio classroom safety issues with water based inks and modifiers, as well as artwork project organization. This is a great way to gain professional development hours this summer. A certificate of completion will be provided for participating educators.
This session will also include information on our upcoming High School Student Exhibition in December and student scholarship opportunities at Olivet College.
This is a free event and lunch and materials are provided.
The instructor for these workshops is Don VanAuken, Olivet College instructor of art. VanAuken has more than 20 years of experience serving in secondary education, museum interpretation, and as a teaching associate with the School of Art at Ohio University, where he received his M.F.A. in painting. His teaching focuses on printmaking, art history, painting and figure drawing. VanAuken has also exhibited his own works in more than 30 galleries, with 11 solo exhibits, and has pieces in several collections, both domestic and international.
All printmaking workshops are free and have limited availability. To learn more or reserve your spot by June 18, email Don VanAuken or call 269-749-7661.
Learn more about Olivet College and opportunities by contacting the Office of Admissions to learn more at 800.456.7189 or email@example.com.