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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. The workshops will vary, exploring visual and digital arts, music, drama, dance, poetry, and more!

Drop-in Poetry Jam

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4-6 pm
Barrie Public Library Painswick Branch, “The Living Room” - 48 Dean Avenue

Join newly-crowned Poet Laureate Victoria Butler as she hosts a Youth Arts Drop-In first: a Poetry Jam! Victoria will explore the written word as she leads various exciting activities, creating poetry in a whole new way. Youth aged 19 years and younger are welcome to participate. No experience necessary. All materials are provided.  

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 – Animation Creation
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

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Workshops,Training and Professional Development Opportunities with other Organizations 

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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