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November 14, 2008

The Art of Hands-On Printmaking

Students work with local children at the Experimental Printmaking Institute

Students provided more than 40 local children with a hands-on printmaking experience in a fun, collaborative, community environment.

As part the Landis Community Outreach Center’s Kids in the Community and Teens in the Community programs, 27 students and members of Lafayette’s printmaking staff held three workshops at the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

The children were taught how to design their own artwork and then print it on a t-shirt using the College’s serigraph press. They made relief prints by creating an image and using the College’s large-format printmaking press. The students also worked with EPI’s visiting artist, Sofia Ruiz from Costa Rica.

The student teams were headed by KIC leader Julia Sorkin ’09 (Whippany, N.J.), an economics & business and psychology double major, and TIC leader Crystal Burey ’10 (Saint Albans, N.Y.), an art major.

“It is important for Lafayette students to work with children in the community to be positive role models for the kids and to help bring consistency and support,” says Sorkin. “However the relationship is definitely a give and take, for while the kids benefit from the KIC program, the volunteers also learn a great deal from working with such amazing kids.”

The workshops were made possible by funds donated by Crayola.

  • Art
  • Service Learning
  • Experimental Printmaking Institute
  • Landis Community Outreach Center

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