Silkscreen and Kite Making Workshop with Mary Tremonte and Parastoo Anoushahpour

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

1-5pm

Free, RSVP to [email protected]

Held at Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave

In this free two-part workshop, Mary Tremonte will teach some basics of silkscreen printing, and Parastoo Anoushahpour will teach simple kite construction. Tremonte will demonstrate the basics of how to prepare your image and create your screen using both photographic and stencil silkscreen processes. You will learn how to plan and line up multiple colors to create a 2-color image. We will also share resources for accessing silkscreen printing processes locally, as well as how it can be used in tandem with campaigns for social and environmental justice. We will create posters and other materials for upcoming migrant justice events as well as material that will be used to make kites in the second part of the workshop. Paper and kite materials will be provided, but please bring a t-shirt if you would like to print onto it. Some blank t-shirts will be available for sale. While it is not necessary to attend both parts of the workshop, we encourage it.

Workshop is free, please rsvp to [email protected]

Mary Tremonte is an artist-educator-DJ rooted in Pittsburgh, PA, currently based in Toronto. She is a member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, a decentralized group of 24 artists making print work for social and environmental justice. She works with “print in the expanded field,” including printstallations and live silkscreen printing. As a DJ and party organizer she strives to create temporary safe(r) spaces for expression. She has exhibited, given lectures, and DJed in diverse venues internationally. She holds a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and an interdisciplinary MFA from OCAD University.

Parastoo Anoushahpour is a film and video artist currently based in Toronto. She recently completed her MFA at OCAD University. Trained as a scenographer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and AA School of Architecture in London, UK, she works at the intersection of theatre, cinema, and architecture.

Stay tuned for a kite-flying picnic at the Leslie Spit August 14.