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Weekends in the Studio! with the Vanguard Youth Arts Collective

DATE: Saturdays and Sundays in June 2023
TIME: 1pm- 4pm
LOCATION: 2nd floor, Education Studio

It’s a Vanguard takeover! Join members of the Vanguard Youth Arts Collective in the Studio for a series of art workshops.

To Participate:

  • Drop-in between 1-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays
  • This program is free with admission to AWE and open to all.
  • Questions? Please contact Sophie Hinch, Education and Public Programs Coordinator at

The Vanguard Youth Arts Collective is a group of creatively driven youth who act as a voice for an emerging generation of the arts within the Windsor Essex region. They nurture creative development by fostering connections within the community and enrich the artistic culture in our community through youth engagement. Follow them on Instagram @vanguard.collective.

And this month, they are taking over the studio! Join Vanguard members every Saturday and Sunday for a series of hands-on art workshops!

This program is generously sponsored by Anne Safranyos and family.

Thank you to the Arts Council Windsor & Region for their support.


Saturday, June 3rd, 1pm-4pm

Printmaking Party with Rebecca Mckenzie (she/they)

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at printmaking? Now’s your chance! Join Rebecca in the studio to create one-of-a-kind prints using a variety of materials and techniques.

Meet Rebecca
Sunday, June 4th, 1-4pm

DIY Fairy Wings with Meaghan Sweeney (she/they)

In need of a magical touch for pride, renaissance fair season, a costume, or maybe you just always wished for a pair of wings of your own? Join this workshop! We will guide participants through making their wings inspired by any number of winged creatures, real or imagined.

Meet Meaghan
Saturday, June 10th, 1pm-4pm

Paint, Paint, Pass : A Collaborative Painting Workshop with Chantal Brouillard (she/her)

This workshop will allow participants to create their own painting, and contribute their own creativity to the work of other participants. All participants will exchange their paintings with one another every 20-30 minutes for a collaborative and intuitive experience.

Meet Chantal
Sunday, June 11th, 1pm-4pm

Haunted Vessels: A Celebration of the ‘Creepy’ Doll with Howl Fyodor (he/him)

Come and celebrate the art of the uncanny and unsettling by joining Howl at his travelling circus. This stop, creepy dollmaking! We will explore different techniques to make your very own possessed friend or pocket companion. This will be all ages as well as for all skill levels with a variety of options to suit your tastes!

Meet Vanguard
Saturday, June 17th, 1pm-4pm

Upcycle Aquariums with Bianca Daher (she/her) & Emma McGee (she/her)

A workshop where people can transform their plastic scraps into an ocean-friend. We’ll be providing examples such as fish, mermaid, and jelly-fish, but people can also make what they please with the provided materials.

Meet Vanguard
Sunday, June 18th, 1pm-4pm

Poetry and Collage Party with Kaitlyn Cote-Caron (she/her)

Discover how words and images can come together to create a story!

Meet Vanguard
Saturday, June 24th. 1pm-4pm

Exquisite Corpse with Abbey Dufault (she/her)

Does collaborating with friends to create unique, one of a kind creatures sound intriguing to you? Come and join this workshop! Participants will be guided through the making of their very own 3-part exquisite corpses.

Meet Abbey

The Magic of Watercolour with Sandra Jabbour (she/her)

Discover the wonders of watercolours!

Meet Sandra

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