David C. Driskell Center

Evolution: Five Decades Of Printmaking
by: David C. Driskell

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Friday, March 14, 2008



Education Program


The David C. Driskell Center has initiated a pilot program that is designed to engage secondary school students with the programs of the Center. This project is being conducted in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell scheduled to open in the fall of 2007. Four high schools from Montgomery and Prince George's Counties have committed advanced art classes to participating in the program. Two of the schools have been visited by Dr. Adrienne Childs, Curator in Residence at the Driskell Center who gave a presentation on Dr. Driskell's prints, themes and printmaking processes. Participating students from the two schools have visited the Driskell Center where they met Prof. David C. Driskell and heard him discuss his prints. They also participated in a printmaking workshop conducted by George Smith, a visiting printmaker from the University of the District of Columbia.

The teachers are developing printmaking lessons using David Driskell's prints and techniques as the inspiration for new student work in a variety of media. The Driskell Center will choose a select number of student works to be exhibited at the Driskell Center's new exhibition space along with Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell. Other student work not in the exhibition will be featured on the Driskell Center website. Additionally, the Driskell Center will train a select number of students as high school docents for the exhibition Evolution .



Driskell with print, Eve and the Apple IV
George Smith with a woodcut example
Student tracing image onto linocut block
George Smith helping student with her work
Students working on their images
George Smith rolling ink onto a linoleum block



An Do,
Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
Jonelle Agurs
Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
Madeline Henderson
Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
Sarah Riley,
Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
Syreeta Herbert,
Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
Northwestern H.S.

The exhibition is supported, in part by the University of Maryland 's Office of the President, the Maryland State Arts Council and Prince George 's County Arts Council.