Coaching, screenprinting parties, social art

Screenprinting Party! March 11th, 6:30-9:30pm at NEXT on Colborne. Kingston, ON.

Work at your own pace with 3 hrs of supported studio time. Beginners and experts welcome.  Make 5-20 screenprinted items.

Unlimited paint and fabric, one free tote/or tshirt/or pencil case. Bring your own printables – cotton tshirts, pillowcases, fabric, etc.  Full use of a community screen collection with designs from my collection, Peacequest, Katarokwi Tenant Union, Juvenis Festival and more.  As your host, I will rotate consistently to help with your projects.  You can order a custom screen of anything you like 2 weeks before the event for $80.Cost: $50-$90 sliding scale. Please choose a price that feels generous to you. If ~5 people pay full price (or close to it), I can open up 2 PWYC spots. And pay my bills 😉

A $20 deposit through eventbrite will hold your space, and pay in full by cash or etransfer after. PWYC, or Cash/Barter is an option for those who would otherwise not be able to access this workshop.

 

GIFT Film Screening and Gift Exchange: March 22nd, 3:30 at the Screening Room in Kingston (120 Princess)

The art of gifting lies not only in how we give, but also in how we receive. You are invited to bring an unwrapped object that has value (sentimental, practical, aesthetic, humourous, etc) or a gift certificate/physical representation for any service you would like to offer (a custom poem, a coffee date, a jam session, a ticket to a movie or concert, etc).

3:30-4:00: Gift decorating: you will have the opportunity to artfully adorn the object or concept you are offering using supplies provided. Story cards are provided if you would like to provide more details about your object (ie the history of the gift and it’s importance to you, the hope you have for the gifts future, any details about the intangible values within your gift.
4:10-5:40 Screening
5:40-6:10 Community Gift Exchange and discussion

ABOUT THE FILM
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a richly cinematic film, interweaving character-driven stories. On North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast, a young Indigenous man undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch—to make a name for himself by giving everything away. In Rome, Italy, a factory occupied by migrant families is transformed into a living museum, protected by a “barricade of art”: a model of resistance, and an invaluable gift. In the pirate utopia of Burning Man, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-­apocalyptic desert landscape. Meanwhile, in Auckland, New Zealand, artist Mingwei Lee prepares to launch Sonic Blossom – a “transformative gift” of song. GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination

The funds raised will kickstart the research and development phase of an after school program, consultations have already begun with Y2K.

Help me support young artists and changemakers in using screenprinting, zines, stickers, and button making as creative conduits to build their presence in the world.

Entry to this experience is PWYC/by donation, and as such all tickets will be sold at the door.

See you there!