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partTime
Visual Art ,
submitted by
Paula Danoff

Teaching Artist

Currently seeking art instructors for the Evanston Art Center’s Printmaking Studio!

Position Summary

The Evanston Art Center is currently seeking art instructors who can develop and lead classes in various printmaking techniques such as screenprinting, relief, lithography, and intaglio. Together with our education team instructors will develop curriculum to best integrate our printmaking equipment into the classroom. At this time we are looking to expand the number of classes offered in our Printmaking Studio.

Instructors will be individuals who have experience teaching and are ready to develop and implement a variety of learning plans that are exciting and accessible to both students who are inexperienced and curious about printmaking, as well as students who are experienced and ready to grow their skillset. Our goal is to offer classes that range from basic printmaking like drypoint and relief printing to more advanced techniques such as screenprinting and lithography for all ages.

Instructors typically teach multi-week classes once a week or shorter workshops. Equipment in the Printmaking Studio includes: two table presses, one large Takach Press, a vintage Hughes and Kimber Press, and a darkroom and exposure unit for screenprinting and photopolymer intaglio.


About the Evanston Art Center

The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach. The EAC strives to be widely recognized as a dynamic art education and exhibition center that encourages freedom of artistic expression and enriches cultural life and to be the hub of artistic endeavors, a passionate advocate for the arts, and a valuable partner for arts initiatives.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 5+ examples of artwork to ehazlett@evanstonartcenter.org. In your letter, please include:

  • Summary of your teaching experience and your approach to teaching
  • Why you are interested in teaching at the Evanston Art Center
  • Background with the fabrication equipment you would like to teach
  • General availability for Winter/Spring


Expectations of Evanston Art Center Instructors:

  • At least 1-2 years teaching experience in school or community center settings
  • Experience and interest in working with various ages (youth to adult)
  • Ability to develop and implement new curriculum for classes
  • Ability to teach using different methods and teaching styles, ensuring that participants are fully engaged.
  • Ability to collaborate/work well with administrative staff and other teachers
  • Have experience working with Printmaking equipment and experience instructing on equipment
  • Maintains Printmaking hardware
  • Promotion of innovation and learning
  • Able to work with students of various skill levels (beginner to advanced)

Deadline: October 29, 2021

Contact Info:

Ellie Hazlett, ehazlett@evanstonartcenter.org

Location:

Chicago/Evanston

Below is a list of class ideas we would like to develop:

  • Printmaking Basics: Screenprinting, Relief, and Monotype
  • Relief Printmaking: Linoleum, Woodblock, and Acrylic
  • Intaglio Techniques: Engraving Drypoint Aquatint, and Etching
  • Screenprinting: Pochoir and Silkscreen
    • Multi-level Screen Printing
    • Band Posters
    • T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop
  • Book Illustration
  • Comics and Zine-Making
  • Mixed Media Printmaking
Contact Info:
Ellie Hazlett
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Evanston, IL