Making Buildings with Found Objects
June 6, 1-4 pm with Matt McInnes
As part of our exploration and engagement with the history and development of James
St. North and its surrounding communities, Art as the New Steel? Changing and
Challenging Perspectives on the James St. North Community, WAHC is offering family
drop-in art workshops led by professional artists and aimed at the curious of all ages.
On June 6, join visual artist Matt McInnes to explore sculpture making through the
examination of notable buildings in history, and artists and illustrators whose work
explore buildings. Matt will then turn the focus to looking at buildings and landmarks in
Hamilton, how they have changed over time, and how buildings tell stories.
This is an all-ages building extravaganza! Bring your ideas, your enthusiasm and wear
clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! All materials and snacks provided.
Matt McInnes is a Hamilton based printmaker. He is a graduate of the Ontario College
of Art and Design with a diploma in Fine Arts and a focus on printmaking. Matt has
worked at Centre 3 in Hamilton since 2006, coordinating and teaching children, youth
and adult programming. His most recent print based project in collaboration with Becky
Katz, was included in the 2014 Wayzgoose anthology.
Upcoming Family Drop -In Art Workshop
Button and Magnet Making and the Urban Landscape
July 5, 1-4 pm with Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
As part of our exploration and engagement with the history and development of James St. North and its surrounding communities, through our multi-floor exhibition Art as the New Steel? Changing and Challenging Perspectives on the James St. North Community, WAHC is offering family drop-in art workshops led by professional artists and aimed at the curious of all ages.
On July 5th, join visual and performance artist Lisa Pijuan-Nomura to explore the idea of a changing urban landscape through the creation of buttons and magnets and to answer the question “What does our changing city look like to you?”
This is an all-ages button and magnet making extravaganza! Bring your ideas and your enthusiasm and prepare to use collage and drawing techniques to share your perspectives on our ever changing cityscape. All materials and snacks provided.
Lisa Pijuan-Nomura is a multidisciplinary artist and creativity coach. She has performed theatre, dance, comedy, song and puppetry in Canada, Czech Republic, Austria, Mexico, and Ireland for the past 18 years. She is currently focused on combining storytelling, dance, sound and visual art to create dynamic performance pieces.
As a graduate of the School of Physical Theatre, Lisa has a unique style of combining storytelling, movement, music and visual art in both choreographed and improvised pieces. Her one woman shows Stories My Body Told Me, She Said Saffron and Small, Sweet and Quiet were performed at Fida, Harbourfront Ritmo Y Colour Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, Toronto Storytelling Festival, and Theatre Aquarius. She often deals with themes of personal history, family, home, and food.
Workshops run on a drop in basis from 1PM to 4PM at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St. Hamilton, Ontario. There is no registration necessary and participation is completely free.
Art as the New Steel? Changing and Challenging Perspectives on the James St. North Community runs through August 30th at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre