Jul 18th 2022

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) is proud to present a new visiting artist workshop, The Painterly Print, A Monotype Workshop, Taught by Lea Basile-Lazarus

Spontaneous, direct and expressive… monotypes are a painterly printmaking process that create unique one of a kind images using a variety of experimental contemporary techniques.

You will be instructed in a variety of printmaking approaches, including drawing, reductive and additive applications, the use of stencils and utilitarian tools that can be used to create personal expressive marks and images. This process can be used for simple line drawing, that create stunning results, or one can create complex prints, using layers of colors, shapes, and textures.

Use this 3 hour workshop to explore, experiment, and to have fun.


Lea Basile-Lazarus received her BA in Art Education from The College of New Jersey and her MFA, with a concentration in Printmaking, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She taught art for 28 years, ending her teaching career at Beacon Academy, a Montessori high school in Evanston, IL. Lea has been a recipient of a Teacher Fulbright trip to Japan and she spent three weeks in Africa visiting Ghanaian schools and villages. Lea is a professional artist creating contemporary prints and paper pulp paintings, exhibiting and selling her artwork. Lea currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA, where she has a home printmaking studio. She is active in the Gig Harbor art community, where she has joined Gallery Row, a collaborative art gallery. Lea’s paper pulp paintings are created at Hook Pottery Paper in La Porte, Indiana, where she visits annually.

The Painterly Print, A Monotype Workshop will be held at the Evanston Art Center July 18, 2022, 1-4pm. Registration is required.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Monday– Friday, 9am–6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–4pm. First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. Masks are optional but strongly recommended for students, visitors, and staff.

For more information, please visit us online at www.evanstonartcenter.org or Ellie Hazlett, Director of Education at 847.475.5300 or ehazlett@evanstonartcenter.org. Visit the Evanston Art Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanstonArtCenter/, follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/evartcenter, or on Instagram: @EvanstonArtCenter.

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