This March Break, WAHC will lead campers through a series of explosively fun workshops that explore connections between art and work!
Through a series of diverse art activities from mural making to stop motion animation, this camp will demonstrate how art can help tell stories of workers, past and present.
Monday, March 12th Mural Madness Pt. 1 with Cornelia Peckart
Kids will explore the potential of murals to inspire, capture moments from history near and distant, and honour real life heroes! In this first part of Mural Madness, campers will tour the murals in our museum and begin work on a mural that will reflects what is important to them.
Tuesday, March 13th Stop Motion Stories with TJ Charlton
Guest facilitator TJ Charlton will lead campers through the process of making paper props and puppets that will be used in a piece of stop motion animation created as a group, using our museum displays about workers’ history as a backdrop.
Wednesday, March 14th Mural Madness Pt. 2 with Cornelia Peckart
Kids will explore the potential of murals to inspire, capture moments from history near and distant, and honour real life heroes! In this second part of Mural Madness, campers will continue the mural they began Monday, working together as a group. The camp day will end with them installing their mural in our museum!
Thursday, March 15th I Protest! with Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay
Using art, language, and photography/video techniques (including green screen!), campers will engage with some issues facing children/youth, and decide where they stand. Working together, campers will come up with meaningful ways to foster a more just society while exploring the role of peaceful protest in creating change!
Friday, March 16th 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, BALIKBAYAN by Kwentong Bayan.
At the end of camp on Friday, March 16th from 4-5pm, parents, family and friends are invited to come for a post-camp celebration at the museum with pizza!
For children ages 7-12; pre-registration is required. Admission for each day of camp is $20, and $100 for the entire week. Sign up for as many or as few days as you like! Subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. A wholesome lunch and nut-free snacks throughout the day are included as part of each camp day. Registration ends March 9th at noon.
Art Workers March Break Camp at WAHC is made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.