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28 September 2019
01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
South Chicago Farm
Participants will learn how to carve a patterned linoleum block or they can use some that are pre-carved to create their own printed cloth napkin. These napkins can be used for decoration or for everyday use and is a great gift idea also. Jelli printing is a fun, easy way to create cool prints on paper. Participants will get the chance to use various materials to create textured prints on paper using water-soluble inks. Bring your imagination and openness to having fun. It’s recommended that everyone be dressed in attire that they don’t mind getting dirty.
Alexandra Antoine, Visual Artist + Educator
Alexandra Antoine is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working in Chicago, IL. Her work addresses the themes of identity and culture through the use of typography, line and portraiture. She uses the portrait as a tool to re/present individuals of the African diaspora while exploring her relationship to them within the larger narrative of her Haitian identity. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently the Visual Arts instructor at Free Write Arts & Literacy. She has worked with students in Chicago Public Schools, museums and community centers. Her work has been exhibited around Chicago at institutions such as the Hyde Park Art Center, Roman Susan Gallery, Rootwork Gallery, and Stony Island Arts Bank. She was the recipient of a DCASE Individual Artist grant and the Inaugural SPARK Micro grant from Chicago Artists Coalition.