Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Silkscreening with Gillian Lowry

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Join Gillian Lowry for a hands on Lunch and Learn using the art of screenprinting!
In 2010, OMAH acquired 4 silkscreens created by renowned Canadian artist, Alex Colville. 2 of these prints will be on view during the OMAH@20 celebratory exhibition. The other 2 will be on view exclusively for Lunch and Learn participants. Gillian will give a background talk about Alex Colville and his artistic practice. Gillian will then lead participants through a session on silkscreening. Each participant will learn the steps of create an image for a silkscreen and then will get an opportunity to pull a print to take a home. For reference, silkscreening is a stencil process in which pigment is forced onto the material to be printed through a mesh of silk. The silk stretched on the screen will have been prepared so that pigment penetrates areas meant to take colour and not penetrate impermeable areas.
Gillian Lowry is a printmaker and public artist who works primarily with block printing and screen printing. Her latest works have been exploring cartography & map making, issues surrounding water protection & pollution, and there is always some anatomy & nature in the works as well. She prefers to work with a clean, graphic style, and prints large and small scale prints on paper and fabric. Gillian lives in Orillia, Ontario and is originally from Elora.
Lunch will be catered by White Lions Tea House (sandwich, salad, dessert). We can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free. Please specify if either are required.


$15 + HST Members

$20 + HST Non-Members

Please note: payment must be made to reserve a spot

Pre-registered programs cancelled 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the program start date will receive a full-refund. Programs cancelled less than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the start of the program are non-refundable. Any program cancelled by the Orillia Museum of Art & History will be fully refunded regardless of the time of cancellation.