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Current Session

Our Winter Program Season is now in session until March 5!

This season will focus on Afrikan Liberation in which SKETCH strives to support, prioritize and center young Black artists. There are several workshops led by young Black leaders and our Indie Studio Residency program will also prioritize the work and production of emerging Black artists.

We will close the season with a community exhibition highlighting work by artists throughout all SKETCH programs, in particular celebrating emerging Black artists and artists making work on these themes. This and every program season, SKETCH is committed to challenging Anti-Black Racism as part of our commitment to equity and anti-oppression. If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact any SKETCH Program Coordinator.

All SKETCH Studio Programs are FREE!

Most are DROP IN, but a few ask for you to sign up!

Tuesday

1pm-1:30pm

Culinary Arts

Lunch

1pm-1:30pm

1:30pm-4:30pm

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

1:30pm-4:30pm

Explore oils, acrylics, watercolour, charcoals and more. Make work to show or sell!

Screen Printing Arts

Screenprinting

1:30pm-4:30pm

Print original images and text onto paper or textiles.

Music Arts

Guitar Lessons

1:30pm-4:30pm

Make melody and chords in private lessons. Sign up with michael@sketch.ca.

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Recording

1:30pm-4:30pm

One-hour recording sessions for those making original music. By appointment only!

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Sonic Lab

1:30pm-4:30pm

Learn fundamentals of digital music creation in a drop-in, group setting.

Sonic Mentorship

1:30pm-4:30pm

Deepen your understanding or production and songwriting.

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3pm-4:30pm

Movement Arts

Intro to 8 Steps

3pm-4:30pm

Beginner's movement and martial arts class to help you navigate space with yourself and others.

3:30pm-4:30pm

Music Arts

Vocal Revolution

3:30pm-4:30pm

Group vocal training, no experience necessary!

4:30pm-5:00pm

Culinary Arts

Supper

4:30pm-5:00pm

5pm-8pm

Ceramic Arts

Ceramics: Handbuilding

5pm-8pm

Learn the foundations of ceramics by hand using metal and wooden tools, simple moulds and found objects.

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Movement Arts

It's All a DRAG!

5pm-8pm

Explore queer performance, drag, burlesque, gender performance, presence and play. Connect with opportunities to perform publicly.

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Music Arts

Tuesday Night Live

5pm-8pm

A perfect place for performers of all levels to showcase their musical talents.

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Live Jam

5pm-8pm

Improvise live music - drums, guitars, mics, percussion and keyboards provided!

The Good Guise / Element of HE

Element of He

5pm-8pm

"Racialized" manz using art, music and convos to move towards healthy masculinity.

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Wednesday

4:30pm-5:00pm

Culinary Arts

Supper

4:30pm-5:00pm

4:30pm-6pm

Movement Arts

Drama Drop-In with Project: Humanity

4:30pm-6pm

Explore your voice and your perspective on issues that matter to you, all within playful and creative drama games.

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5pm-8pm

Visual Arts

Sustainable Art Practices

5pm-8pm

Reuse art materials, make paper out of old artwork, and make a compostable sketchbook.

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Screen Printing Arts

Screenprinting 201

5pm-8pm

This workshop is for experienced screenprinters to further develop their practice.

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Movement Arts

Right to Dance with ILL Nana

5pm-8pm

Body-affirming contemporary dance classes for QTBIPOC people.

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Music Arts

DJ Arts

5pm-8pm

Learn the fundamentals of DJ'ing using Serato.

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Media Arts

Lights, Action, Sensor

5pm-8pm

Explore the creative and technical sides of photography.

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Culinary Arts

What's Baking?

5pm-8pm

Make sweet and savoury baked goods.

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What We Offer

Art Hustle: Grant Writing

5pm-8pm

Develop your idea, make a budget and apply for a grant! Dates: January 22, February 5, 19,26 and March 11.

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Trans ID Clinic

5pm-8pm

Free legal assistance for trans youth with ID applications, name changes, gender marker changes and more. Dates: January 15, 29, February 12 and March 4. For more info, email alanna@sketch.ca.

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Thursday

1:30pm-4:30pm

Indie Studio

1:30pm-4:30pm

A residency program for artists who are further along in their practice. By application only!

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11:45am-3pm

What We Offer

Mothership

11:45AM-3PM

Young parents explore performance, roots, kinship, community, self-care, lived experience and aspirations.

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