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Weekends in the Studio! Newspaper Envelopes with Talysha Bujold-Abu

DATES: Sunday, October 29
TIME: 1pm- 4pm
LOCATION: 2nd floor, Education Studio

To Participate:

  • Drop-in to this family-friendly workshop between 1-4pm on Saturdays. No registration required.
  • This program is free with gallery admission.
  • This program is great for families and is open to all. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at

Mary Ann Shadd was an educator, publisher, and the first Black woman in North America to publish and edit a newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Inspired by Shadd’s history, Paper & Play looks to celebrate the newspaper as both a material and tool for community connection and communication.

Maybe you have a penpal, or would like one! Perhaps secret love notes? Or top-secret missives to far away places? In this easy drop-in workshop participants will be led through some simple folding to create an envelope…but what to put inside? We will create a mini found word poem with the scraps of newspaper to keep inside our envelopes.

Weekends in the Studio is generously supported by Anne Safranyos and family. 

Meet the Artist: Talysha Bujold-Abu

Talysha Bujold-Abu (she/her) is an illustrator, administrator, and writer – she holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Windsor (2018) and is recipient of the Conundrum Press Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators (2021). Residencies include: New Zealand Pacific Studio (2016), ArtsPond (2020-2021), Pelee Quarry – Stone & Sky Artists Residency (2020-2021), and Struts Gallery (2022).