Watch us on CBC Arts

Much gratitude to April Aliermo and the CBC team for visiting us during the residency and covering the ongoings of the Cup Doodle crew. 

Thanks for the nice coverage :) 

To read and watch the video on the Exhibitionist: "If you don't see it, make it!..."
 

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Cup Doodles and their work. Top Left- Bottom Right: Althea Balmes, Keet Geniza, Lorraine Chuen, Keith Calambro, Philbert Liu, Sukie Ma. Missing: Loretta Mui & Sook Jung. 

The Poster! Application! Apply!

POSTER IS (finally) UP, APPLICATION IS UP, APPLY NOW: Deadline Dec 7, 12 pm

A comic-making program for Asian* youth, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer/questioning, intersexual) and/or with disability between 16-29 who:
1.    Have interest in being part of  an art community
2.    Have the desire to hone their comic-making skills
3.    Want a positive space to share their experience of being Asian in Canada and
4.    Explore their visual storytelling style with other Asian storytellers and cartoonists

*Asian= South Asian, South East Asian, East Asian, mixed race

The deadline for submission is December 7, 12 PM. Those accepted into the shortlist will be invited to a "show & tell" event--an opportunity to meet the facilitators, and your potential studio mates.
**UPDATE** Workshops will be held every Wednesday 5-8 PM, from January-March 2017 at SKETCH

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Open-Call: Application!

It's finally here! The application for the Comic-Making Workshop + Residency is now open!

A comic-making program for Asian* youth, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer/questioning, intersexual) and/or with disability between 16-29 who:
1.    Have interest in being part of  an art community
2.    Have the desire to hone their comic-making skills
3.    Want a positive space to share their experience of being Asian in Canada and
4.    Explore their visual storytelling style with other Asian storytellers and cartoonists

*Asian= South Asian, South East Asian, East Asian, mixed race

The deadline for submission is December 7, 12 PM. Those accepted into the shortlist will be invited to a "show & tell" event--an opportunity to meet the facilitators, and your potential studio mates.

Complete the application here

 

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CALL OUT: ARTS-EDUCATOR ASSISTANT

About the project:

The Comic Making Workshops + Residency program is a series of free comic making workshops for self-identified Asian (mixed race, South, East, South East, newcomer, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI-lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and or with disability) youth (16-29). The goal of this project is to financially, culturally, mutually support marginalized Asian youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to improve their literacy, creative writing, drawing skills and encourage creative collaboration. Youth will develop strategies to write stories from real-life, design characters, page/layout composition, inking and texting, and put together zine comics. The project is meant to give access to a group of youth interested in building an art community and share a positive space for exploring the complexities and issues around being an Asian in Canada. This project is made possible by the support of Ontario Arts Council.

Role Description:

The Arts Assistant will support the Artist-Educator in all aspects of this exciting project, including: outreach, selecting youth participants, providing one on one support to youth in the development of their comic zine, set up and clean up, event preparation, and evaluation. This position runs November 2016-April 2017, (with 80% of the workload to be expected during the 9-week program), and is an ideal experience for emerging facilitators, community artists, and comic artists or cartoonists. Honorarium, food and TTC provided.

Responsibilities:

1.     Assist in outreaching for the Comic-Making + Residency program
2.     Assist in the interview and selecting process of the youth participants
3.     Provide additional artistic guidance and overall support to youth during the 10- week workshop
4.     Provide additional support in preparing participants’ zine comic in time for SKETCH RAD GRAD Show in March
5.     Provide input and feedback regarding the general operation of the program
6.     Reports to Artist-Educator

Qualifications:

1.     Must have a good understanding of anti-oppressive framework
2.     Have previous background in art facilitation in a community setting with racialized youth
3.     Knowledge of comic-making or drawing is expected
4.     Experience in zine-making or storytelling in any medium is an asset
5.     Familiarity with SKETCH
6.     Must be reliable, with good work ethic, sound judgement and excellent communication skills

How to Apply: please send Resume & Letter of Interest to comicsxstudio@gmail.com by October 25th. For more information: http://www.altheabalmes.com/comicmakingworkshop

 

FREE COMIC WORKSHOP IN THE COMMUNITY

Dear friends,

I’m happy to announce that from October-November, I am offering TWO free comic-making workshops to organizations that work with Asian (mixed race, South, East, South East Asian, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI-lesbian,  gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and or with disability) youth (16-29).

The FREE workshops are a way to connect to young Asians who:

1.     Have interest in being part of an art community
2.
     Have the desire to hone their comic-making skills
3.
     Want a positive space to share their experience of being Asian in Canada and
4.
     Want to explore their visual storytelling style with other Asian storytellers and cartoonists

The first workshop will be at your space (on a first come, first serve basis), the second workshop will be held at SKETCH for youth from organizations not involved in the first workshop. So please share this invite to your youth!  

When I meet with youth, I will also be inviting them to join me for a three-month Comic-Making Residency I will be hosting at SKETCH starting in January 2017 (made possible by the financial support of Ontario Arts Council). Applications for the residency will open November.  

If you would like me to offer this workshop in your space, or want info about the bigger Residency project or in general, let’s connect! comicsxstudio@gmail.com