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
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
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
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.