Visual arts

Artists hold interactive workshops for queer and trans youth

Studio sessions take place on August 10, 14 and 24

SIMCOE COUNTY – safeword, along with community partner The Gilbert Centre, proudly presents a three-part online visual arts workshop series called Arts Jam Studio Sessions!

In collaboration with our Arts Jam 2SLGBTQ+, we invited three amazing visual artists to lead creative and interactive workshops for queer and trans youth.

Studio Sessions are free and will take place online via Zoom.

This series is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the City of Barrie.

On Wednesday, August 10 at 7 p.m., multidisciplinary artist En Tze Loh will explore multiple artistic mediums and entrepreneurship.

On Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m., multidisciplinary artist Rihkee Strapp will explore the history and contemporary expressions of Woodland Pop Art.

On Wednesday, August 24 at 7 p.m., Barrie artist Sean George explores queer culture, blackout poetry and collage through an interactive activity.

Participation is open to the general public, but we ask participants to center the participation of queer and trans youth in the space. Come learn, draw and create with us!

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