SKETCH is a studio for young people (16-29), living homeless or on the margins, navigating poverty, to make all kinds of art!
We offer seasonal 10-week workshop sessions in Fall, Winter and Spring with special Summer programs.
Everything is free. Most workshops you can drop into. There’s no formal intake process, but some programs do require registration or sign-up in advance.
Check out workshop times, drop by, take a tour, grab a bite during meal times and create!View Sessions
SKETCH is committed to fairness and inclusion, through accessible and anti-oppressive programming using transformative justice principles as a guide.
SKETCH Studio and Admin Hubs are shared spaces where everyone’s fabulosity is welcome & needed. We invite you along with us to:
Strengthen and share your unique voice and perspectives.
Ask for what you need and we will work together to support you.
Ask people their pronouns & share yours!
Ask and receive permission from others before touching or commenting on people’s materials, art, bodies or identities.
Respect each other’s right to personal boundaries and honor that these can change.
We invite everyone’s courage and compassion in this work!
We will not tolerate discriminatory words, actions or art that are racist, homophobic, transphobic, sexist, ableist or classist.
We are all at different places in learning or (un)learning this stuff.
Spaces, materials, tools and foods provided here are meant to be shared with everyone.
Take what you need, share, don’t waste and help others get what they need too!
Support clean ups and use materials safely.
Your voice has impact.
Consider how your words, experiences, perspectives, actions and artistic expressions might affect or harm others
Use strategies that reduce harm and encourage healthy relationships
This makes all of the above possible.
To address each other’s needs and differences we require all community members to communicate and strategize respectfully.
Tap us in if you need support or mediation.
If these community responsibilities aren’t being respected, come talk to us! We care deeply about how we all work together and want to hear from you!
Winter: January 14 – March 5
Spring: April 14 – June 4
Summer: July 14 – August 19
Fall: September 29 – November 26
Wednesday, March 25: Colour Palette: A Black Artist Showcase, 6-9PM, SKETCH Creative Hub
June: Rad Grad (TBD)