All Ages Art Night: Expressive Drawing Workshop
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 7 pm – 8 pm
Join Thrive: Youth Drop-In facilitator, Derrick Carl Biso, on April 14th at 7pm on Zoom for a free, all ages, virtual workshop. Tune in, chill out, and learn something new! We will take a look at artworks from the AGW’s Collection, and explore the elements of Art and fundamentals of mark making! Through spontaneous drawing techniques, we will make unique and personal artworks that are intuitive and playfully expressive, and help us develop our own personal visual vocabulary.
If you are able to, please consider supporting the Art Gallery of Windsor’s programs and initiatives by becoming a member or making a donation today.
- Mark-making tools (pencils, coloured pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, pastels...)
- We encourage you to use what you have at home!
About the Facilitator:
Mx. Derrick Carl Biso (they/them/theirs) works at the Art Gallery of Windsor as the Special Initiatives Coordinator. They are a queer non-binary white settler from the province of Prince Edward Island. They labour as a designer, artist, educator, and philosopher living in Windsor, Ontario. Their artistic practice & research is currently focused on identity, relationships, responsibility, ethics, the erotic, history, mythmaking/myth-breaking, and conscientization. Derrick graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Diversity and Social Justice Studies. They are studying Psychology & Visual Arts at the University of Windsor and live with their wife, Janet, and cat, Eleanor.
About Thrive: Youth Drop-in:
Thrive is an initiative at the Art Gallery of Windsor to offer bimonthly virtual peer facilitated drop-in art-based programming for young people in the region. Thrive aims to offer young people, particularly 2S-LGBTQQIA+ youth and our allies, a welcoming and respectful (virtual) space to meet, learn, and grow through the arts and culture. Together, we will explore artworks in the AGW’s permanent collection and engage in arts-based activities, as well as having time to socialize and chat with each other. Thrive’s mandate is to create greater access to arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic, cultural, and heritage experiences for youth in the region. Register for Thrive:Youth Drop-in HERE.
About the Run for Rocky Legacy Project:
April 9th has been declared Run for Rocky Legacy Project Day by the City of Windsor. On this day, and during the month of April yearly, Run for Rocky will roll out initiatives to ensure the Legacy of education on diversity issues continues in Windsor. The Run for Rocky Legacy Project fundraises to support Gay-Straight Alliances/ Gender-Sexuality Alliances in schools in the Windsor-Essex County region and ensure that LGBTQ+ students are supported within their communities. In addition, this funding has helped initiate education programs for parents of LGBTQ+ youth, educators and students, and the broader community alike.
Gay Straight Alliance/Gender Sexuality Alliance clubs unite LGBTQ+ students, straight allies, and members of the school community who are committed to making schools safer and more accepting for LGBTQ+ students. GSAs can help empower LGBTQ youth and strengthen the commitment of straight allies working in partnership to build bridges, improve school climates, and change school policies. Strong, well-supported GSAs can have a major impact on the education environment and possess the power to transform individuals, school cultures, and educational institutions.