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First Wednesday Art Sessions Set for March 2

February 26, 2016

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Department of Art will host another session of First Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery.

The sessions are offered for those who want to learn more about the creative process involved with various artistic mediums. All sessions are open free to the public.

This month's classes include:

• Art Professors Bill Howard, Jan Clough and Julie Mahoney will be teaching about the monoprint process, while Professor Tim Waldrop will teach about painting – Garwood 12, first floor.

• WIU art students Erin Lundgren, a senior art major from Galesburg, IL, and Queen Hibbler, a senior art major from Romeoville, IL, will be teaching screen-printing. Participants should bring a blank t-shirt with them – Garwood 16, first floor.

• Professor Ian Shelly will be showing the art of Raku firing and work in the ceramics studio – Heating Plant Annex 111.

• Associate Professor of Art Ta-The Ku and students from his art education class will be teaching how to make stained glass from special tissue paper – Garwood 24, second floor.

• Professor Kat Myers will be helping participants create roller stamped copper bracelets in the metalsmithing studio – Heating Plant Annex 111.

• Associate Professor of Art Terry Rathje will help participants with package design – Garwood 22, second floor.

• Assistant Professor of Art Duke Oursler will be teaching soap painting – Heating Plant Annex 111.

• Professor Tim Waldrop will be conducting a painting workshop – Garwood 20, third floor.

The University Art Gallery will be open late during the sessions to showcase the current exhibits.

Additional First Wednesday sessions will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 and Wednesday, May 4.

For more information, contact Professor Tim Waldrop at or the WIU Department of Art at (309) 298-1549.

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