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DIY Silkscreening Workshop with Adam Sturgeon

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday, December 21st, 12:00- 2:00 PM

LEARN BEST DIY SILKSCREEN PRACTICES Forest City Gallery is proud to present an in-gallery silkscreening workshop facilitated by local artist/founder of Out of Sound Records, Adam Sturgeon.

Adam will be hosting this workshop on December 21st from 12:00- 2:00 PM at Forest City Gallery as a part of Out of Sound’s Winter Spectacular (from December 18th to the 22nd). This workshop is free with the donation of a canned good. All materials will be supplied by the gallery, and participants leave with a FREE silkscreened, limited edition Forest City Gallery t-shirt.

The design for the t-shirt is comprised of two logos- both the "saw" and "stump" logos were designed by one of our founding members, Robert Fones, in the 1970s. Participants in this workshop will learn best DIY silkscreening practices, including how to coat and set a screen, how to print on fabric and how to print at home. Participants will learn how to silkscreen by hands-on training, and physically printing on a t-shirt provided FREE by the gallery.

Out of Sound will also be curating HEAR HERE 06 that will be taking place on the night of December 21st from 8:00- 11:00 PM. For more information on Out of Sound, read below.

OTHER OUT OF SOUND INITIATIVES “In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Out of Sound Rezonance Program is an initiative to raise what all the hearts of aboriginal youth can imagine possible. We aim to provide hands-on professional development for artistically and business oriented youth. Through paid internships, guided by a knowledgeable professional, Out of Sound Rezonance hires and trains youth in culturally appropriate ways to develop their creative abilities and entrepreneurial skills through community outreach programs, while also focusing on the development of their capacity to work independently, organize, become leaders, improve self-esteem, and foster the love of art.

CURRENT PROJECTS Salluit Screens – Salluit Screens is a paid internship program run in Salluit, Qc., an Ungava Bay Inuit community of 1300 inhabitants that is accessible only by plane. Four teenage Sallumiut were picked for the program. They work and train several days a week in their own print shop which is currently set up in a small out-building of Ikusik Public High School. They are learning how to silkscreen everything from T-shirts to album covers to posters. In addition, the program focuses on improving entrepreneurial skills, teamwork, leadership, and pride. The youth often strive to include their own art in their projects whenever possible.

Currently, Salluit Screens (aka Elbow Prints; Ikusik means elbow in Inuktitut) works in partnership with Brighter Futures and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, who pay a large portion of the salaries of our trainees and trainer. (Brighter Futures grant 2012)

In addition, New Paths funded the purchase of the silkscreen machinery and initial supplies.

Afterschool / Community workshops - Out of Sound Records will be presenting a series of bi-weekly workshops throughout the months of February to April 2013. Again, these projects will take place in Salluit, Qc. These workshops aim to gather youth interested in recording music and guiding them through the process of writing, recording, producing, and distributing musical works. Though much of the workshops will focus simply on making music and having fun, there will also be sessions dedicated to skills such as networking, promotion, and artistic collaboration. The main goals of this project will be to foster creativity in the youth of the community, as well as ensuring that those seriously interested in pursuing musical careers are given the wisdom and support needed to successfully follow this path.

These workshops are presented in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council, who funded a residency for Adam Sturgeon/WHOOP-Szo to come to this community to make and support music. (OAC Ontario-Quebec Residencies Grant 2012) For more information or to get involved contact us:


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