Join us for this fun, casual program. Together we will explore a new creative project with a guest artist each month. This workshop is suitable for beginners and all supplies are included. Registration is open to 2SLGBTQ+ -identified people in Waterloo Region.
This month we explore Zine making with artist Alyssa Pisciotto. In this workshop we will go over the how-tos of zine making, including basic binding techniques, followed by guided time for participants to create a tangible zine that explores lived experiences, truths, and stories of being queer, however that may look for them. Through the format of the zine, channels of accessibility are opened up, as zines are traditionally low-budget, self-published, and made with anything the maker wants to use.
Alyssa Pisciotto is a queer artist from LaSalle, Ontario and now resides in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing and Painting and minoring in Printmaking. Painting and printmaking are her primary practice. Her current work revolves around themes of colour, line and shape, and how they interact with one another. Alyssa has shown in galleries across Canada and the United States, and has been a part of a year-long special exhibition at TheMuseum in Kitchener, Ontario. Alyssa is currently working with The Art Gallery of Windsor to create and deliver arts programing with their Art With Heart workshop series.
This program is offered in partnership with Spectrum, Waterloo Region’s Rainbow Community Space. You can learn more about Spectrum at ourspectrum.com