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WORK IT! Youth and Adult Arts Programs

February 3 - June 2

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Join us for an all-new schedule of family-friendly Saturday programs at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre!

WORK IT!, our new series of Saturday programs for youth and adults 12 and up will give visitors an opportunity to have unique, inter-generational learning and art-making experiences that connect with the themes featured in our museum. All programs start with a short guided tour of our main gallery exhibition. These workshops are a great chance for parents and teens to work side-by-side or together on a creative project.

All programs are PWYC! Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite; space in each workshop is limited. All workshop materials are provided.


February 3rd, 1:30-4 pm     Spoken Word and Activism with Janice Jo Lee

How can we use poetry and storytelling to connect with people in our community and work towards a more socially and environmentally just world? In this workshop, musician and educator Janice Jo Lee will help you write, share and workshop short pieces of writing for performance. Participants will practice performance to a rhythm created together and play with beatboxing and melody.

This workshop will be paired with a short tour of Kwentong Bayan’s exhibition BALIKBAYAN. This program is presented in partnership with Hamilton Winterfest 2017.  **Register here**


April 14th, 1:30-4 pm     Comic Jam with Althea Balmes and Keet Geniza

How can comics be used to educate, advocate, and tell stories about our experiences as individuals and groups? Join Kwentong Bayan’s Althea Balmes, who will share some of her recent work with participants, and facilitate a comic jam that will result in a group comic zine.

Paired with a short tour of Kwentong Bayan’s exhibition BALIKBAYAN**Register here**


May 12th, 1:30-4 pm     Working Family Stories I – Woodcut with Becky Katz

Join local illustrator and printmaker Becky Katz, who will teach visitors how make a one-colour print out of carved wood inspired by the occupations of your family members and the work in the exhibition Daily Bread.  **Registration will open soon**

This workshop will be paired with a short tour of Teresa Ascencao’s exhibition DAILY BREAD and a look at woodcut prints from WAHC’s collection.


June 2nd, 1:30-4 pm     TBD

This workshop will be paired with a short tour of Teresa Ascencao’s exhibition DAILY BREAD.  **Registration will open soon**


All workshops and tours are open to youth and adults 12 and up. Pre-registration is required by phone or email, or through Eventbrite using the links above. For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca.

Saturday Youth and Adult Arts Programs at WAHC are generously supported by the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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