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Creating as Care Part 2

Creating as Care Part 2: Artist-led Workshops
June 29 - July 20, 2021
Workshops remain online indefinitely 
Tune in on Gallery 1C03's IGTV Channel

This summer Gallery 1C03 is pleased to present Creating as Care Part 2, a continuation of the virtual artist-led workshops launched in March of 2021 which was curated by Julia Wake as part of her work for the graduate course, Practicum in Curatorial Studies. You can learn more about the first workshop series here

Creating as Care Part 2 offers the opportunity for University of Winnipeg students, staff and the public at large to take time for self-care by engaging virtually with local artists, learning from them through artist-led creative workshops that explore the potential for art to contribute to wellness. Additionally, Creating as Care Part 2 will aid in forging a sense of community and togetherness that many have missed during the pandemic.

Workshops will be posted on Gallery 1C03’s IGTV Channel and will remain online indefinitely. Read on for information on facilitating artists and for a list of supplies required for each workshop.  


Launching June 29 - How to build a turtle smudge bowl with KC Adams

Learn how to create a turtle smudge bowl with locally collected clay.

Gather your materials in advance!

NOTE: If you are unable to use local clay, you can purchase commercially processed clay, but you will need to add temper to it (sand).

  • Small bowl of water
  • BBQ skewer, pencil or something with a point at the end
  • A shell or a spoon
  • A mat or a tray to work on to contain the clay mess
  • Towel and washcloth for clean up

About the artist

My nêhiyaw name is Flying Overhead in Circles Eagle Woman, my artist name is KC Adams  and I am an artist, educator, activist and mentor. I specialize in social activist art and my focus is on the dynamic relationship between nature (the living) and technology (progress). I create work that explores technology and how it relates to identity and knowledge. My process is to start with an idea and then choose a medium that best represents that thought. I work in video, installation, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, welding, printmaking, kinetic art, adornment art and public art.


Launching July 6 - Making Zines on InDesign with Christina Hajjar

Learn the basics on how to set up, design, and export your zine file using Adobe InDesign.

If you’d like to participate in this workshop, here are the materials you will need:

  • Laptop or PC
  • Adobe InDesign or a free alternative such as Scribus
  • Images for your zine
  • Poetry, stories, prose or other texts for your zine

About the artist

Christina Hajjar is a queer femme first-generation Lebanese-Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her practice considers domesticity, labour, and place through diaspora, body archives, and cultural iconography. She is a 2020 PLATFORM Photography Award winner, co-founder of Carnation Zine, and creator of Diaspora Daughter, Diaspora Dyke zine. 


Launching July 13 - Introduction to writing rap lyrics with Osani Balkaran, aka The O.B.

Learn how to write rap lyrics that flow as an outlet for self-care and healing.

Here are the materials you will need to participate in this workshop:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Access to beats through the internet

About the Artist

Osani Balkaran aka The O.B. is a Guyanese/Cree abstract rapper & music producer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He incorporates philosophies and aesthetics from both his cultures to shape and deliver a picture of day to day anxieties. His cinematic dreamlike performance paints a picture of imperfection and beauty using instrumentals and sound design. Furthermore, Osani has a vast array of training and work experience with arts based organizations such as Studio 393/Graffiti Gallery, Synonym Art Collective, Red Rising Magazine & Unity Charity. As a music instructor and youth ambassador, he hopes to bring continued investment and interest in the creative sector by connecting with the next generation of aspiring artists.


Launching July 20 - Bucket Hat Tutorial by Kelly Campbell

In this video Kelly teaches how to make a bucket hat out of the bottom portion of a pair of pants they had cut into shorts. They use a pattern from The Essentials Club, showing how to make the hat using a needle and thread instead of a sewing machine as in the original tutorial. 

If you’d like to prep your materials in advance, here’s what you will need:

  • Pant legs/fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Chalk
  • Paper 
  • Printer (optional)
  • Iron (optional)

About the Artist

Kelly Campbell was born in Punamu’kwat’jk, Mi’kma’ki, AKA Dartmouth / Halifax, and currently lives in Winnipeg, within Anishinaabeg, Dené, Cree, Dakota, and Métis traditional territory. They and their ancestors are white canadian settlers of Scottish, Irish, and Swedish heritage. They were assigned [redacted] at birth, and belatedly reassigned boyish notagirl twenty some odd years later. 

Kelly’s work uses humour, play, and interactivity to engage the viewer, who is asked to collaborate in complicating dominant narratives of gender, sexuality, taste, class, labour, leisure, emotion, and virtue.

Creating as Care Part 2
has been curated by Jayelyn Rae who is currently completing their Bachelors of Arts (Honours) in History of Art at The University of Winnipeg with the intent to pursue an MA in art conservation at Queen’s University. As an emerging non-binary curator, Jayelyn strives to work against intrinsically intertwined systems of oppression such as colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy. Through working with artists, they hope to build relationships and foster community to support galleries in actively engaging with community.