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TIFA @ JUNIOR 2022: Create Your Own Comics with Althea Balmes

May 21 – May 23
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Join multi-disciplinary visual storyteller and artist Althea Balmes for an interactive Create Your Own Comics workshop exploring the art of comic book creation. You will receive top tips on what makes great visual storytelling before getting down to creating some of your own work. This is a fun and informal workshop, and no previous experience is required. All materials are provided. Advance registration is essential as places are limited.

This event is co-presented with JUNIOR, Harbourfront Centre’s multidisciplinary festival for children ages 4–14. Through theatre, dance, music and art, JUNIOR explores what it means to be connected to each other and the community around us at a time when personal connection has never seemed more important.

This event is suitable for ages 8+ and adult supervision is encouraged.

Create Your Own Comics with Althea Balmes
Location: Miss Lou’s Room at Harbourfront Centre (indoors at 235 Queens Quay W., wheelchair accessible)
Cost: $0 – $10, Pay What You Wish
Dates & Times:
May 21, 2022 at 2:30–3:30pm ET
May 22, 2022 at 2:30–3:30pm ET
May 23, 2022 at 2:30–3:30pm ET

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Althea Balmes' headshotAlthea Balmes (she/her/siya) is an award-winning multidisciplinary visual storyteller and community artist. Her comics, illustrations, films and video art focus on migration stories, diasporic experiences, personhood and ancestral knowledge. Her workshops focus on giving space to young artists to explore and share their stories, while her own work is informed by experiencing alternative worldviews and other realities. Blames is also a member of the Kwentong Bayan Collective. Learn more at altheabalmes.com. Photo credit: Eloisa Guerrero.

JUNIOR is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Icelandair, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and NEXT Magazine.

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