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Fri, Aug 25


Yellowhouse Art Centre

Art with Youth with Thrums

WORKSHOP: Art with Youth Textile, Sound, and Digital Processing Workshop

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Art with Youth with Thrums
Art with Youth with Thrums

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0, Canada

About the event

This workshop is a collaboration with Yellowhouse Art Centre’s ongoing Art with Youth Program. Facilitated by Alyssa and Wayne of THRUMS (performing live on Sunday August 13th at 1:15pm), this hands-on workshop is for all youth 7 and up who are interested in playing with perspective. Once you look closer, where can you go?

Participants will forage for natural materials to be carded in with fleece gathered on Gabriola Island. The act of foraging, carding, and blending will be listened to, processed, and digitally transformed along with other found sounds. We’ll learn about looking and listening closely to turn these sounds into music that reflects your unique perspective on the world and your environment.

Part of this workshop will happen outdoors and involves some foraging and gathering. Wear and bring sunscreen and hats. Feel free to bring things you’ve foraged before! Think: feathers, twigs, vegetation, whatever you’ve discovered in your own spaces.

Limited capacity! Suggested donation $10-$15. LOCATION: Yellowhouse Art Centre AGES: Youth 7 and up - all abilities ACCESSIBILITY: The exterior site is fully wheelchair accessible. The grounds are natural and the terrain somewhat rough. The workshop will be taking place indoors and outdoors, but the bathroom is indoors. To access indoors there is a step up onto a short wooden deck and a lip to the door.


THRUMS (Wayne Mercier and Alyssa Semczyszyn)

Wayne Mercier is a noise artist working with sound and light. He has performed as a poet and audiovisualist on Canada’s west coast since the turn of the century. Alyssa Semczyszyn is a Landscape Architect and textile artist who works with flexible form in the realm of the tactile.Together they compose and perform as THRUMS - a textile driven ritual powerdrone outfit in the reach of the Salish Sea.

This workshop is part of Active / Passive Vol.5, an annual ambient and experimental electronic music festival held on the unceded stolen traditional territories of Penelakut, Lamalcha, Hwitslum and other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples as well as the ceded territories of Tsawwassen First Nation, on what is now known as Galiano Island.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Supported by the Province of British Columbia. We acknowledge the support of the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service. Thank you to the Galiano Island Parks and Recreation Committee. Thank you to BC Ferries for their help in bringing artists to Galiano from across the Salish Sea.


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