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Winter/Spring PA Days and Printed Matters! March Break Camp

January 23, 2015 - June 5, 2015

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Join us at WAHC as we kick off our inaugural programs for kids for 2015-- Printed Matters!: A March Break Camp and Winter/Spring PA Days!

January 23rd | February 13th | June 5th | 2015
9am – 4pm

Hear ye, hear ye! Come and spend a full day learning and making art that explores themes found in the art and artefacts inside our museum. For ages 6-12; admission for each PA Day session is $20 dollars. Snacks and lunch will be provided by WAHC. Fully subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015:  Poster Art   with Becky Katz
Kids will look at posters from WAHC’s collection and use basic printmaking techniques to make their own.

Friday, February 13th , 2015:  Community Flags   with Cornelia Peckart
Children will use symbols and stories from their community to make their own functional muslin flag.

Friday, June 5th, 2015:  Art Builders  with Matt McInnes
Kids will collaborate on a large sculpture project that combines art and architecture in our museum backyard (weather permitting!).


Printed Matters!
A March Break Camp for kids ages 8-12 at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

Join us at WAHC this March for a unique March Break Camp that gets kids making books, prints and printed matter with a focus on work, neighbourhoods, community and collaboration. Camp runs Monday to Friday, March 16-20th from 9am – 4pm. Admission is $20 per day; admission for all five days of camp is $100. Snacks and lunch will be provided by WAHC. Fully subsidized spots are available—no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Field Notes: Community Scrapbooks    Monday the 16th
with Amy Egerdeen
Kids will tour Custom House and the surrounding neighbourhood in search of inspiration, knowledge and materials about working people and life in Jamesville. In the afternoon, kids will fill small sketchbooks with drawings, found objects and collage at WAHC, as well as learn basic bookbinding techniques.

New Flags   Tuesday the 17th
with Cornelia Peckart
Each country has a flag that uses symbols. Kids will explore the use of symbols in the flags of the world, as well as contemporary symbols in everyday life. They will collaborate on a group flag as well as make their own “new flag” for a country they have a connection to using silkscreen and Styrofoam block printing.

Song Books   Wednesday the 18th
with Tor Lukasik-Foss
After exploring WAHC’s collection of union songbooks and doing basic song writing exercises, kids will come up with songs of their own using existing songs and new lyrics—a strategy used in creating labour songs. Kids will make a collaborative, illustrated songbook with each of their songs in it.

Text and Image: Poster Art   Thursday the 19th
with Becky Katz
Kids will look at posters from WAHC’s collection and learn about the function of posters to educate and command attention. After experimenting with different printmaking techniques, they will make a final poster about something important to them that combines text and image.

Extra Extra!: Broadsheets and Newspapers   Friday the 20th
with Matt McInnes
Kids will explore and learn about newspapers and their function. They will make a broadsheet using drawing, printing and collage of their own news story. After making small print editions on the photocopier, kids will trade broadsheets at the end of the day!

Pre-registration is required for March Break and PA Day Programs. The deadline for registration falls on the Wednesday before each program commences. Download a registration form here as a DOC or PDF. For more information or to register, contact Tara Bursey, Programming Coordinator Children and Youth at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or tara@wahc-museum.ca

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here