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Protest Art Session 1-3: Kids Action and Arts Space (6-9 Year Olds)

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The 519

519 Church Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

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This three-part series will use different mediums to explore the power of protest art and collective voice by having fun with words, glitter and messaging that resonates with children. Each session can be attended as stand-alone workshops, however each session does build on the previous one, culminating in a march around The 519 that won't soon be forgotten!

Session 1 (April 29) - What do we want? When do we want it? Whose streets? These will be some of the questions we'll try to address together. Drawing on well-known music for melodies and personal experiences for themes, Baby Beluga and the Isty Bitsy Spider will never be the same!

Session 2 (May 6) - This week's focus will be graphic design and typography. Using paper to draft layout ideas and phrasing, we will then be reproducing the concepts onto larger cardboard with paint, glitter and whatever else we can find. Kids can use concepts developed in Session 1 or bring along fresh new ideas. We will then synthesize the varied demands into a single slogan and work together on a unified banner.

Session 3 (May 20) - Fashion meets function with these fun masks that are good for walking past dusty construction sites as well as getting a jump on Halloween! Once we're each equipped with a mask, placards and flyers, we will head to the streets! Or rather, the playground! Caregivers are invited to attend the latter half in solidarity and support.


The 519’s Kids & Youth Action and Arts Space offers fun, friends and cool opportunities for a couple of hours two Saturdays per month, from October to June, excepting January.

6 - 9 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

10 - 15 years old: Every first & third Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 519 is collaborating with community-based arts educators to facilitate a program of arts-based activities with queer, trans, and gender independent kids and the kids of queer and trans families.

The goal is to offer a variety of arts-based programming for young people between the ages of 6-15 in a safe and affirming environment that is free and accessible to the community.

For more details or information, get in touch with Ashley at AMcGhee@the519.org

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