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Learn the Art of Screen Printing with Speedball Demo Artist, Myles Calvert
March 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Interested in the process of screenprint? Join Speedball Demo Artist, Myles Calvert, on Saturday, March 28th. Myles will explain and demonstrate the start to fishing process of creating an image, exposing a screen, and physical printing, using a variety of Speedball products. This demo covers the basic and introductory steps when making simple to complex images for both fabric and paper surfaces. Stop by and see some samples of his work, and pull a print to take home!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Myles Calvert was born in Collingwood, Ontario. He attended the University of Guelph with a focus in printmaking, before travelling to London, UK where he completed his MA in Printmaking, at Camberwell College of Art (University for the Arts, London). Major bodies of work included installations of screen printed toast and the idolization of popular British celebrity culture. During this time, he worked for the National Portrait Gallery before moving to Hastings in East Sussex, to teach printmaking at Sussex Coast College and become Duty Manager of the newly built Jerwood Gallery (Hastings Contemporary). Myles’ toast-based work continued with a 43000 slice installation during the Queen’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ with college students, drawing BBC media attention, and culminated in two solo exhibitions before making a return to the University of Guelph to teach. 2019 residencies included Art Print Residence (Barcelona, Spain) and Proyecto’ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina), as well as a lecture/workshop at PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Catòlica del Perú) in Lima. Myles is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Expanded Media at Alfred University, NY, and an Adjunct Instructor at Alfred State College of Technology.