Queering Selfies Workshop
Fri, June 24 and Sun, June 26
2:30 to 5:30 pm each day
For ages 15 to 24 (If you are no longer a youth, please respect this space.)
Free of charge (all equipment and materials provided)
max 12 participants
WePressVancouver [at] gmail.com
A free workshop for queer and allied youth, presented by Queer Arts Festival in partnership with WePress, Directions Youth Services, and Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC).
For queer youth, the defence of our identities is wrapped into survival. Self portraiture, a.k.a. Selfies, are a grounding mechanism and an easy route to self compassion and empowerment. Incorporating 3D printing and antique letterpress, this workshop encourages the mixing and blending of these two genres, drawing no difference between art history and contemporary visual media. Participants will walk away with works of art that combine text + imagery printed on an antique letterpress, in addition to new skills in self reflection and letterpress printing. No experience in either is necessary.
Facilitated by Cara Seccafien and Nina Yañez, this workshop takes place over two days, Friday June 24 and Sunday June 26, from 2:30-5:30pm each day.
A meal will be provided onsite after each workshop by Directions Youth Services. Need help getting to WePress? Contact BYRC for transit tickets.
Free of charge. Space is limited: please register at http://goo.gl/forms/WkAeDOCQRaFSdzYH3
This event is reserved for youth ages 15–24. If you are no longer a youth, please respect this space.