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Block Printing Lecture Demo with Speedball Demo Artist, Maureen Da Silva
December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Speedball Demo Artist and printmaker, Maureen Da Silva as she shares her passion and excitement for the art of printmaking. This two-hour lecture and demonstration will provide attendees with in-depth information about the block printing process from carving the block to printing the image. Learn about the wide range of Speedball inks, tools and accessories, giving insight to each product’s use and attributes. This demo is ideal for the beginner seeking the experience of pulling a print or the skilled printmaker looking to learn new tips and tricks!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maureen Da Silva, is the Managing Director of the inPrint Collective, a Toronto-based not-for-profit artist group she helped found, and with whom she is is always loudly and proudly sharing her love of lithography, screen print and other print media. A 2008 graduate of York University’s B.F.A program, Maureen has also completed her Masters of Arts at the University of Toronto (2009). Her research in her Women and Gender Studies Master’s program focused on inclusive politics within feminist art collectives. She has since also obtained a Certificate in Museum Studies from the Ontario Museum Association (2013). Maureen follows her passion with feminism and art by participating in the committee for the Feminist Art Collective (Toronto). Maureen also works at the Art Gallery of Ontario as an Education Officer for both youth and adult programs. She has received two Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants in 2015 and 2018. Her own practice in feminism and printmaking, as well as the artistic wealth of her print community has inspired Maureen to (hopefully) a lifetime of creativity.