Workshops and Demonstrations

Connect with art up close and tap into your creative instinct: participate in an interactive event for a hands-on experience, or take in a demonstration to gain new insights. With activities for all ages, there’s always an opportunity to learn and create at The Works! 


The WorksShop: Family Art Making Programs

Free all ages art-making,  inspired by this year’s festival theme of Dialogue.  Everyone is invited to come have their say via large-scale comic-style paintings and drawings. What is your message to the world? Come be a part of the conversation with dialogue-themed speech bubbles and portrait making. Informal art learning will focus on text and portraits, and the many variations and combinations they can entail, including: comics, typography, graffiti, self portraits, cartooning, symbolic representations of self, etc.  You can take your masterpiece home or add it to our on-site public mural project. We will be creating a 14 panel temporary mural to stay on Churchill Square as part of the construction barrier throughout the upcoming two-year Churchill Square closure. The WorksShop will be a hive of activity near the South East corner of Churchill Square from June 22 to July 4th, 2017. Come get creative with us!


Sunprint Making Workshop 

Led by Candace Makowichuk

Have you ever seen a blue photograph? They were very popular over 130 years ago, when the Edmonton Journal first started publishing. Unlike the current technologically advanced processes, Sunprints are made without cameras. By placing objects on special paper and exposing the paper to sunlight, early photographers created blue images, called cyanotypes or sun prints. 

You can learn this fun activity at one of the many workshops offered on Canada Day in Sir Winston Churchill Square. They take a little longer than a selfie, but the results are amazing!