Join us for printmaking in the garden
Join Red Line Service Institute and master printmaker, Angee Lennard and her team, for an afternoon of Gelli Plate Printing. YES - you will use a slab of Jell-O (with a few extra additions) as your canvas. Sound silly? This has been a legitimate printmaking method since the early 1900s, and has been used to print church newsletters, science fiction fanzines, and in WWII, prisoners of war were even able to use this process to print escape plans! Join us for a playful art experience in the garden. Bring your family, meet your neighbors, enjoy refreshments, and make colorful, creative, and spontaneous prints.
Red Line Service Institute programs are open to all, with a special invitation to those with lived experience of homelessness.
About Angee Lennard
Angee Lennard is a professional printer and educator. As the Founding Director of Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago’s nonprofit community-based printmaking studio, she envisioned and built a dynamic professional printmaking studio grounded in printmaking’s history as a community-minded and accessible art form. She is dedicated to providing pathways for all makers of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to develop and sustain diverse creative practices.
About Red Line Service Institute
Led by people with a lived experience of homelessness, Red Line Service wields art world resources to build community, generating the sense of belonging and mutual care essential to securing and retaining housing. We collaborate with artists and cultural institutions to expand access to the art world, avowing that art can break the bonds of ingrained social roles and structures and forge new realities in which all can flourish.
This Red Line Service program is generously supported by Uptown United and Chicago Funders Together to End Homelessness.