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PA Days 2018-2019

September 21, 2018 - June 7, 2019

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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. Admission for each camp is $20; full subsidies available; pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Hitoko Okada, Interim Program Coordinator at hitoko@wahc-museum.ca.

September 21, 2018

Costumes, characters, super heroes, Oh My!   with Radha Menon of Red Betty Theatre

Drawing inspiration from everyday super heroes that live and work in our communities, special guest artist Radha Menon of Red Betty Theatre, will lead campers in an exploration of character creation through various improv theatre sports, costumes and storytelling games.

November 2, 2018

Workers’ Trading Cards with Matt McInnes

Trading cards are often made to honour sports heroes. In this day of camp, Matt McInnes will help kids make a series of unique, jumbo trading cards honoring workers from our museum and inspired by our main gallery exhibition.

December 7, 2018

Puppet Worx & Drumming beats: field songs to pop songs with Charlie Charles & Glenn Paul

In the morning, campers will work with collage artist Charlie Charles in a mixed media puppet making workshop, inspired by worker images found in the museum, to create a collaborative puppet storytelling show.

In the afternoon, musician and educator Glenn Paul will facilitate a percussive and rhythm workshop where kids will learn the connections between field songs and pop music.

January 25, 2019

Stop-Motion Animation with TJ Charlton

Back by popular demand, guest facilitator TJ Charlton will lead campers through the process of making props and puppets from found objects. These items will be used in a piece of stop motion animation created as a group, using our museum displays about workers’ history as a backdrop.

March 1, 2019

A Makers’ Orchestra & Storytelling with Buttons with Shanika Maria & Leah Klein

In the morning, singer songwriter Shanika Maria will lead an instrument making workshop from refuse materials and found objects inspired by our current exhibition, Division of Labour. Campers will co-create a piece of music for their rag tag orchestra finale!

In the afternoon, campers will explore WAHC’s extensive button collection, with artist Leah Klein who will take campers on a button scavenger hunt and lead a workshop series of button making activities to advocate for issues the kids want to start a conversation about!

June 7, 2019

Collective Imaginings; Collective Images with Richard Rivera

Special guest artist-educator Richard Rivera, will be working with campers to discuss ideas of collective action through collective image creation while learning techniques in drawing: line work and shading. Each camper will create their own images as a part of a larger, whole image. The results are always an unexpected surprise!


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 Hitoko Okada, Interim Program Coordinator at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or hitoko@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: Click here