Screen Printing Technique & Theory: A space for women and gender diverse individuals with a focus on accessible printmaking practices

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Amanda Damsma, Tee Kundu, Allie Gingerich

Thursdays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 24, 6-8 pm Week 2, 7 & 8 provide a 3 hour window of studio time from 6-9pm (8 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Jan. 3, 2022
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, March 31, 2022

$51 members / $60 non-members

This program will offer a space for participants to explore their own creative voice in an 8 week screen printing program. Both hands-on studio classes and seminar-based presentations will be offered in order to explore printmaking’s historical, social and political importance.This project is a collaborative initiative. Screen print artist Amanda Damsma leads this program and will encourage you to develop your own style and visual language within this graphic medium. Artist Tee Kundu will come by as a special guest. They'll be sharing inspiration from the world of print, with a special focus on conceptualizing posters and how they spread messages in public spaces. Seminar portions of this program will focus on thought-provoking practices of women, gender diverse, BIPOC individuals and artists with disabilities who have helped to shape the thought-provoking world of print media today. We are excited to work with Allie Gingerich, who will provide both creative direction and accessibility advocacy which will help to guide this program. Participants in this program will be provided space to explore creative projects, idea generation and a community of practice with others with ongoing support.

All participants will be invited to submit work to the Gender Equality Exhibition, in person at Button Factory Arts, opening March 31, 2022. Participants of all skill levels are invited to work through an 8 week project in screen printing—classes will be a hybrid of in-studio and online.

Accessibility Considerations:

The following are accessibility considerations that are being taken for this class. We understand that accessibility looks different for everybody. If you are interested in participating and have any questions, concerns or considerations, please let us know. You can contact our accessibility advocate, Allie Gingerich by email for further support: alliegingerich@gmail.com

  • captioning services for videos, live-captioning for in person events
  • ramp access/elevators
  • room between tables/workspaces so that people can easily pass through
  • well-light space, including hallways and bathrooms
  • time for bathroom and water/snack breaks during the class
  • fragrance free environment
  • Large print versions are available for course handouts

Artist Biographies:

Amanda Damsma
Amanda Damsma is a printmaker and graphic designer from Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Queen’s University in 2009 and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Regina in 2011. Amanda works in a combination of screen print and paper craft to make work that is both playful and imaginative. Throughout her career she has sought to integrate her professional activities into an engaging and energetic teaching practice—and has instructed at the University of Regina, Martha Street Studio, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Tee Kundu
Tee Kundu is an interdisciplinary artist, illustrator & designer. They mostly draw things. In addition, they often work in social practice, performance, zines, facilitation, etc. They want to be a storyteller, and they want to be helpful. A DIY dabbler, you can find them on instagram @lukitstee.

Allie Gingerich
Allie Gingerich is a KW born and raised Deaf artist and disability advocate living with NF2. Inspired by DIY culture, her favourite mediums are zines, textiles and photography. She believes art is for everybody, and her work explores the connection between art and therapy/self care, as well as self preservation and holding on to memories. As a contributor for “In Print,” her goal is to make art more accessible for people dealing with hearing loss. She wants to ask participants and viewers, “what does accessible art look like to you?”

If you need any further assistance, or are facing financial barriers and would like to discuss a fully subsidized space in this program, please contact Allie Brenner, Program Director: programs@buttonfactoryarts.ca

Thank you to Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and City of Waterloo for funding this program.

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