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Future Workers of the World Unite! March Break Camp

March 16 - March 20

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Future Workers Of The World Unite! This March Break, WAHC will get kids creating and collaborating, while learning about work and social change.

Through a series of diverse art activities from banner-making to breakdancing to video, this camp— inspired by Dylan Miner’s exhibition These Conditions Can Be Changed—will explore worker’s history and allow children to create the change they want to see in the world.

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Monday, March 16th

Strength In Numbers with Richard Rivera & Hitoko Okada

 How does collective work create change, and how can kids get their messages across to the world? In the morning, campers will construct and paint a photobooth with artist Richard Rivera, and make banners inspired by the ones found in our museum with textile artist Hitoko Okada.

Tuesday, March 17th 

Writing Our Rights! with Evelyn Charlotte Joe & Sonali Menezes

Over history, workers have made music to keep their spirits up on the picket line and communicate important ideas to people. In the morning, campers will make music exploring words and rhythm with Evelyn Charlotte Joe. In the afternoon, campers will make a “kids constitution” zine with Sonali Menezes conveying their collective values and demands.

Wednesday, March 18th 

Kids’ Media Collective with Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay and Eli Nolet

For the first half of this day of camp, campers will make activist videos with a green screen! In the afternoon, they will create block prints inspired by the IWW print blocks found in our community gallery exhibition, One Big Union.

Thursday, March 19th 

Material Matters with Karla Rivera and Kristina Durka

How can materials such as clay and fabric help you shape the future you want, and have your say? In the morning, campers will create clay tiles with Karla Riviera, and wearable felt patches with artist Kristina Durka in the afternoon.

Friday, March 20th

We Are All Connected  with Cha Nimke Nagwagin Kwe Jasmin Glaw and Arthur Tiojanco

For this special day of camp, artist Jasmin Glaw will lead campers through a exploration of community connectedness through the act of making silhouettes. The day will end with B-Boy Arthur Tiojanco giving campers a break-dancing lesson!

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*****To register for one or more days of camp, fill out a registration form in PDF or DOC format, and either send it to us via email to tara@wahc-museum.ca, or drop it off in person.*****

At the end of camp on Friday, March 20th from 4-5pm, parents, family and friends are invited to come for a post-camp celebration, and to view the camper’s final exhibition!

For children ages 7-11; pre-registration is required. Admission for each day of camp is $20, and $100 for the entire week. 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.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program and Exhibitions Specialist at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca

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