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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: Fiber Fun

January 16 – March 6, 2018, 4-6 pm
Free!

Fiber Fun is an introduction to a variety of fiber techniques led by local artist Anni Spadafora. Learn how to sew, dye fabric with natural herbs, weave, patch your clothes with leather and more in this exciting free workshop for youth.

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a member of the no-wave band, New Fries. Recent project and performance sites include Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Sled Island (Calgary). Anni is also a hand weaver and was in residence at the Marshfield School of Weaving (Vermont) in Fall 2017.

Wednesdays: Break Dancing

January 17– March 7, 2018, 4-7 pm
Free!

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!
In partnership with Unity Charity

Unity uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. More specifically, Unity uses hip hop to improve young people’s lives creating healthier communities. Hip-hop is a relatable and easily accessible network of art forms (dance, beatbox, spoken word, and graffiti) that provides a healthy space for youth.

Thursdays: Clay and Ceramics

January 18 – March 8, 2018, 4-6 pm
Free!

Exercise creativity and relax as we go through many basic techniques in hand building with clay with local artist Ness Less. Projects include pinch pot piggy banks, geometric vessels, brooches and much more!

Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Her Illustrations have been chosen for award publications such as American Illustration 35 and The Society of Illustrators 57 and has exhibited her works at galleries in Toronto, New York, Boston and Tokyo. Ness Lee graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Design in Illustration. She has continued to explore her practice using a wide range of mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting and mixed media sculpture. She is currently represented by Art Works Consulting.

Free After Three Events

Youth Events
Free After Three Wednesdays: Break Dancing with Unity Charity
Wednesdays, January 17 – March 7, 2018, 4-7 pm

Ages 14-25

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!
In partnership with Unity Charity

Unity uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. More specifically, Unity uses hip hop to improve young people’s lives creating healthier communities. Hip-hop is a relatable and easily accessible network of art forms (dance, beatbox, spoken word, and graffiti) that provides a healthy space for…

Youth Events
Free After Three Thursdays: Clay and Ceramics
Thursdays, January18 – March 8, 2018, 4-6 pm

Exercise creativity and relax as we go through many basic techniques in hand building with clay with local artist Ness Less. Projects include pinch pot piggy banks, geometric vessels, brooches and much more!

Ness Lee is an illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Her Illustrations have been chosen for award publications such as American Illustration 35 and The Society of Illustrators 57 and has exhibited her works at galleries in Toronto, New York, Boston and Tokyo. Ness Lee graduated from The…

Youth Events
Free After Three Tuesdays: Natural Dyeing
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4-6 pm

Experimenting with turmeric, onion skins, and hibiscus flowers among various dyeing techniques, you will learn how to use household food and spices to create dye baths for fabric dyeing . You are welcome to bring your own fabrics to dye.

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a member of the no-wave band, New Fries. Recent project and performance sites include Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Sled…

Youth Events
Free After Three Tuesdays: Indigo Dyeing
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4-6 pm

Learn about the complex plant dye that makes your jeans blue! First used in India, indigo is among the oldest dyes used for textile dyeing. Explore a variety of tie-up techniques and watch the rich process that creates that beautiful blue. You are welcome to bring your own fabrics to dye.

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a member of the no-wave band, New Fries. Recent project and performance sites include Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Khyber Centre for the Arts (…

Youth Events
Free After Three Tuesdays: Tapestry Weaving
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 4-6 pm

Learn how to build a picture frame tapestry loom to create a wall hanging. Through a variety of weaving techniques, your wall hanging will incorporate found or created patterns and images.

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a member of the no-wave band, New Fries. Recent project and performance sites include Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Sled Island (Calgary). Anni is also a hand weaver…

 

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