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In an effort to assist the arts community in building sustainable practices, the Creative Economy Department offers workshops on a year round basis that are designed to educate interested community members, artists and arts organizations.

Youth Arts Drop-Ins

The Youth Arts Drop-In program is back for the 2019 season, and this year, we’re taking the show on the road. Each month, there will be a different facilitator leading a workshop in a different part of the city. These free workshops will vary, exploring visual and digital arts, music, drama, dance, poetry, and more!

May Drop-in - Character Development & Design - Creating Characters for Animations, Comics and Games with Loc Nguyen

Wednesday, May 1, 4-6 PM - Free admission
Holly Community Centre, Youth Centre – 171 Mapleton Avenue
Loc Nguyen is one of the best when it comes to cartooning, digital painting, and animation, and he’s coming to the Holly Rec Centre to share his skills as part of National Youth Week! Participants will learn about character creation and concept art, and get a chance to create animated characters of their own. Youth aged 19 years and younger are welcome to participate. No admission fee. No experience necessary. All materials are provided.

June Drop-in - Urban Sketching with Katie Green

Wednesday, June 5, 4-6 pm - Free admission
Tyndale Park Pavillion – 45 Tyndale Road
Katie Green has a unique way of bringing the City of Barrie to life through urban sketching, and she’s bringing her skills to the Youth Arts Drop-In program! Participants can join Katie at Tyndale Park Pavillion to learn some sketching basics. Then, take those new skills into the park to explore and bring it to life through art. Youth aged 19 years and younger are welcome to participate. No experience necessary. All materials are provided.

July Drop-in - Dance in the Park with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

Wednesday, July 3, 4-6 pm - Free admission
St. Vincent Park – 65 Blake Street
The Simcoe Contemporary Dancers are bringing energy to St. Vincent Park through their outdoor dance workshop. Participants will try their hand at different movement warmups, techniques, activities, and choreography, learning about dance as they explore the park around them. Youth aged 19 years and younger are welcome to participate. No experience necessary. All materials are provided.


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2019 Youth Arts Drop-in Schedule

Date Location Facilitator / Theme
January 9 Five Points Theatre presented by Pratt Homes and Development Shawn Steinhart – Music
February 6 Painswick Library City of Barrie Poet Laureate Victoria Butler – Poetry Jam
March 6 ArtWonderfullJenny Chen – Paint Party
April 10 Five Points Theatre presented by Pratt Homes and Development Theatre by the Bay's Iain Moggach – Drama and Theatre
May 1 Holly Community Centre Loc Nguyen – Character Development & Design - Creating Characters for Animations, Comics and Games
June 5 Tyndale Park Katie Green of Green By Hand – Urban Sketching
July 3 St. Vincent Park Simcoe Contemporary Dancers
September 11 Lampman LaneStreet Art
October 2 Dorian Parker CentreStop Motion Animation
November 6 Music Pro2018 Barrie Arts Award Winner Megan Anne – Ukulele
December 4 Creative Bean Crafted Spaces - Fibre Art


Interested in hosting a Youth Arts Drop-in?

Submit your proposal, including your mentoring/workshop facilitating experience, brief description of the activity and asking rate to Amanda.Dyke@barrie.ca

Workshops,Training and Professional Development Opportunities with other Organizations 

ArtWonderfull
Barrie Art Club
Barrie Music Festival
Barrie Public Library
The Creative Space
MacLaren Art Centre
Moving Art
Small Business Centre
Talk is Free Theatre
Theatre by the Bay
Word Up
Work in Culture 

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