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Outdoor Workshop: Walking in the City
Saturday, September 19, 1-3pm
Saturday, September 26, 1-3pm
📍Meet up at the Art Gallery of Windsor
Pre-registration required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/outdoor-workshop-walking-in-the-city-tickets-120091489879
Join artist April Morris for a walk in the city! April will lead us through the downtown core of Windsor, Ontario, to explore, wander, and contemplate our surroundings. On this walk April will discuss the history of psychogeography and the impact walking has on learning more about the neighborhoods we live in. We will observe, reflect, and question the buildings, pathways, and other elements that make up the city’s changing built environment. This walk will give us an opportunity to re-imagine the places in which we live, work and play in everyday life. We will discuss our experiences, share ideas, and document this walk by sketching or photographing what we see.
We will meet at the parking entrance of the Art Gallery of Windsor, where some drawing materials will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own sketchbooks and or cameras/phone to take photos. At the end of the workshop, makers are invited to leave their creations at the AGW for a future community art display.
Please carefully read the health and safety guidelines below.
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
The safety and health of our participants and staff remains our top priority. We have implemented a number of measures to ensure the health and safety of participants enrolled in our workshops, classes and activities.
Screening: Participants will be screened at the beginning of each class and will be able to proceed with the class if they have answered ‘NO’ to all questions asked:
1. Have you had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
2. Have you been in close contact with anyone who has traveled within the last 14 days outside of Canada?
3. Have you experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (including fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing)?
4. Have you attended any mass gatherings in the last 14 days where proper health and safety protocols were not used?
5. You will also be asked to provide your contact information, including your telephone number, email and mailing address, for contact tracing record purposes. Information will be kept confidential.
During the program, instructors will ensure that all participants practice social distancing. Participants are requested to provide their own seating and to ensure that the proper Social Distancing measure of 2m apart is applied at all times. All participants in outdoor courses must be prepared to spend 1-2 hours outdoors including being responsible for:
– All participants are requested to bring their own hand sanitizer for use during the activity. – Bringing a portable seating is desired/required
– Finding a washroom if needed
– Bringing water and sun protection
– Arriving on time at the designated meeting area so the class can start on time
– In order to comply with Windsor Essex County Health Unit Special Order, Sec 22, dd June 26, 2020, all attendees, instructors and staff are required to wear face masks or coverings while on the AGW premises or any other location selected for an AGW course / workshop presentation.
By participating in an AGW workshop, course or activity presented in a public space, you voluntarily assume all the risks related to exposure.
Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather, courses will be cancelled 2 hours prior to the start time. Notifications will be sent by email and telephone. One make-up class will be offered as compensation for any missed programming due to inclement weather.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
April Morris is a visual artist and an arts educator who lives and works in Windsor, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree, Bachelors of Education, a Certificate in Arts Management and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor. Her paintings study urban spaces that she photographs on her exploratory walks in the city. April sees the city as a place of unnoticed messages and questions how it impacts her and her sense of place.
As an arts educator April has worked within her immediate community to foster ongoing professional development and to instill creative learning. April has taught various art lessons at local public schools, the Art Gallery of Windsor, SB Contemporary Art and the University of Windsor. In each of these educational facilities April has designed and delivered a variety of lessons teaching individuals of all ages about the value of the creative arts. April is an art advocate and is dedicated to encouraging arts and creativity in her hometown Windsor.