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2017/18 PA Days at WAHC

September 22, 2017 - June 8, 2018

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Want to provide your child with some fun, unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people in Canada? Look no further than our popular PA Day programs!

Our full day camps are facilitated by professional artists and educators, and include a wholesome lunch and snacks throughout the day.

September 22nd, 2017     Farm to Table Printmaking   with Ingrid Mayrhofer

In this workshop, kids learn the process of block printing using styrofoam and Softoleum while making prints and paper sculptures that consider where their favourite meals come from, and the workers and tools that allow our food to make the journey from farm to plate.

November 3rd, 2017     Workers Calaveras   with Maria Lemus

Special guest educator Maria Lemus will teach campers about Day of the Dead traditions in Mexico and Guatemala, and the role of skeletons and skulls in these celebrations. Campers will make their own sculptural calaveras representing the workers found in our museum.

December 1st, 2017     Don’t Wait…Advocate!  with Julia Salerno

What does it mean to be an advocate, and what can advocacy look like through art? Inspired by our fall exhibition, Grapes and Tortillas, this kids will explore the ways art can be used as a tool to speak up, help others, and generate conversation through a collaborative print workshop. Using a variety of techniques, kids will create posters and messages advocating for issues they want to start a conversation about!

January 26th, 2018   Storytelling and Theatre  with Karen Ancheta

Campers will join masterful storyteller Karen Ancheta for a day of explorations in storytelling and theatre inspired by the stories of live-in caregivers told in our Winter exhibition, BALIKBAYANxCOMICS by Kwentong Bayan.

March 2nd, 2018     Dirty Jobs and Mammoth Tasks: Mini-Comics   with Matt McInnes

Does your child like to you have an amazing story to tell? Campers will creatively illustrate their stories of challenging work, real and imagined through mini-comics using mixed media such as stamping, styro relief printing and brush pens with guest artist Matt McInnes!

June 8th, 2017     Journeys By Lantern   with Hitoko Okada

In this camp day that combines stories of migration, work and art, kids will learn about natural dyes and try their hands at dyeing Japanese paper with common household items. In the afternoon, this paper will be used to build their own functional lantern.


For ages 7-11; pre-registration is required. Admission for each PA Day session is $20. Subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Camp offerings are subject to change.

For more information or to register, download and fill out out a registration form (doc and pdf formats) or contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca.

PA Days at WAHC are made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Wed to SAT > 10am—4pm