Lunch and Learn: Re-Fashioning Orillia with Olivia Neal and The Paper Forest

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Olivia Neal, proprietor of Harold & Ferne will share her experiences as a young entrepreneur. Located at 165 Mississaga Street West in the heart of downtown Orillia, you will find a wide ranging and changing variety of handmade goods made by young, local artisans, artists, fashion designers and creatives. One of those creatives, Samantha Dewaele, will join Olivia and show and help participants create block prints on fabrics.
Learn the basics of textile block printing with Samantha Dewaele of The Paper Forest. Learn basic linocut carving, ink rolling techniques, and pattern spacing. Choose between a floral or geometric pattern inspired by contemporary textile design, or design your own pattern to create your own neck scarf, reusable handkerchief, or pocket square!
Samantha Dewaele is a painter and printmaker living on Lake Simcoe. Her relief print series, titled The Paper Forest, is influenced by her Scandinavian heritage. Simple shapes and a limited colour palette bring animal and nature motifs to life. Her
printmaking work has been exhibited and sold across Ontario, including at the Baggage Building Arts Centre in Thunder Bay and the Orillia Museum of Art and History in Orillia. She currently lives just outside of Orillia and teaches painting and printmaking workshops. Find her @thepaperforestshop on Instagram.
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.