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FREE After Three

The AGO's FREE After Three programming is the place to be for youth ages 14 to 25. Participate in tie dying, sticker making, silk screening, skateboard building, mix tape making, movie screenings and break-dancing workshops. Programs run Fall, Winter and Spring on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Weston Family Learning Centre.

Tuesdays: Style Club

April 10 – June 12, 2018, 4-6 pm
Free!

Free After Three takes inspiration from Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition Infinity Mirrors; specifically the artist’s iconic fashion style and visual aesthetic. Style Club will explore vintage collecting, thrift flipping, pattern on pattern design, styling, alterations and end with a participatory fashion show! Led by local designers, stylists and artists including Andrea Lalonde from Nouveau Riche, Vanessa Fischer and Emma Doyle.

Vanessa Fischer is an award winning costume designer and wardrobe stylist based in Toronto. Designing for theatre, commercials, music videos, television and film, she loves the magic that comes from working with different textiles and costumes. Vanessa loves to create the ideas people see in their dreams. She also loves to sing and dance.

Andréa Lalonde graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and design with an interdisciplinary degree. She splits her time working with vintage and visual arts, fascinated by ways those come together. Lalonde owns Nouveau Riche vintage, a collection and pop up project. She previously worked as a vintage clothing buyer in Montreal for many years and as an assistant for a film and television costume collection. Over the last 15 years, Andréa has worked as an artist-educator at museums and artist-run centres including the ROM, the AGO, the Design Exchange and Oakville Galleries.

Emma Doyle is a designer working in fashion, film and interiors. She spent a decade in London, UK, designing for independent, luxury womens and menswear labels, including Louise Gray, Nasir Mazhar, Future Classics and Michael van der Ham. Her work with these brands has been exhibited at London Fashion Week, Fashion East and internationally within London Showrooms in Paris, New York, LA and Hong Kong. It has appeared in Vogue, ID, Dazed and Confused and has been sold world wide in retail spaces such as Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony and Net-a-porter. Since moving back to her much-loved Toronto 2 years ago, Emma has worked in costume for television and film on The Handmaid’s Tale, and as a textile artist on Star Trek: Discovery. This winter she launched her own clothing label, BEST TIME. Emma studied Fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto and Central St Martins in London.

Wednesdays: House Dancing with Warehouse Jacks

April 11 – June 13, 2018, 4-7 pm
Free!

Learn House dance styles and techniques while hanging out in an inclusive environment. Led by House Dance crew Warehouse Jacks.

Warehouse Jacks is a growing community of dancers, DJ’s, artists, and open minded individuals that come together on many platforms to shed light on House music and culture in Toronto. Many individuals are well travelled, trained in House, come from different dance backgrounds or are local community House music enthusiasts. The Jacks have thrown events, represented the name in competitions world wide, and are looking to grow and share this family with Toronto. We want to show that House is a feeling and not just movement that can be enjoyed by everybody.

Thursdays: Skateboard Building with Oasis Skateboard Factory

April 26 – June 14, 2018, 4-6 pm
Free!

Learn how to make a board from scratch and take it home for keeps with youth from Oasis Skateboard Factory. Limited Spaces: First come first serve.

OSF is a Toronto District School Board alternative school reengagement program where students run a skateboard business / professional design studio.


Free After Three Events

Youth Events
Free After Three: House Dancing with Warehouse Jacks
Wednesdays, April 11 - June 13, 2018, 4-7 pm (Ages 14-25)

Learn House dance styles and techniques while hanging out in an inclusive environment. Led by House Dance crew Warehouse Jacks.

Warehouse Jacks is a growing community of dancers, DJ’s, artists, and open minded individuals that come together on many platforms to shed light on House music and culture in Toronto. Many individuals are well travelled, trained in House, come from different dance backgrounds or are local community House music enthusiasts. The Jacks have thrown…

Youth Events
Free After Three: Skateboard Building with Oasis Skateboard Factory
Thursdays, April 26 – June 14, 2018, 4-6 pm (Ages 14-25) - FULL

Learn how to make a board from scratch and take it home for keeps with youth from Oasis Skateboard Factory.

Limited to 25 spaces, first come first serve.

OSF is a Toronto District School Board alternative school reengagement program where students run a skateboard business / professional design studio.

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Youth Events
Free After Three: Style Club - Print Pattern Photo
Tuesday, May 29, 4–6 pm (Ages 14-25)

Learn how to mix, match and clash patterns and prints in this styling workshop led by local designer and stylist Vanessa Fischer. Bring in your own patterned pieces or use the ones we have available to mix prints in different colours, scales, sizes and graphics. Create your own photo shoot, shoot with your own phone and Instagram your favourite choices.

Vanessa Fischer is an award-winning costume designer and wardrobe stylist, working in Toronto on theatre, commercials, music videos, television…

Youth Events
FREE After Three: Style Club - Avant-garde Material Challenge
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4-6 pm (Ages 14-25)

Inspired by Project Runways’ “Unconventional Material Challenge”, participants will search through the archive of AGO craft and art supplies to create a garment or an accessory. Work it on the runway or just marvel at the innovative and creative designs. And remember designers; make it work.

Vanessa Fischer is an award-winning costume designer and wardrobe stylist, working in Toronto on theatre, commercials, music videos, television and film. She loves the magic that…

Youth Events
Free After Three: Style Club - Street-Style Fashion Show
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 4-6 pm (Ages 14-25)

In this workshop feel confident and make a statement in your own individual way. Street-style has become just as influential as the fashion shows themselves. Bring up to five of your favourite pieces and accessories and learn how to style them together to make a look worthy to sashay away. Let your personality shine or just Instagram the inspirational looks from the runway in your favourite sunglasses – because style is always in fashion, darling!

Vanessa Fischer is an award-…


 

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