Let it Flow: Graphic Storytelling with Althea Balmes

AGE:   Adult

DAY:   Saturday

START/END:   November 20

TIME:   1 to 3 PM

MEMBER COST:   PWYC ($20 suggested)

NON-MEMBER COST:   PWYC ($20 suggested)

INSTRUCTOR:   Althea Balmes

LOCATION:   Digital, via Zoom


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Let It Flow: Graphic Storytelling with Althea Balmes

Virtual | Saturday, November 20th, 2021

1 – 3 pm

Drawing inspiration from How to Read A Vessel, this workshop for individuals 16 and up with artist and educator Althea Balmes will explore some of the ways comics and zines can be vessels for narrative, ritual, and imagination. Althea will go over the basics of comic making and zines and take participants into a visual storytelling process grounded in mindfulness, experimentation and play.

Those who join the workshop will also hear from Althea about her practice as an artist and storyteller focusing on stories of migration, labour, ancestral knowledge and the work of Filipino care workers in Canada. Bring loose sheets of paper, your preferred drawing tools, colours that bring you joy, and snacks!

This event is Pay-What-You-Can ($20 suggested). Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite. This event will be delivered via Zoom; the link to the Zoom room will be shared within 24 hours before the event. This event will include live captions for increased accessibility.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Althea Balmes is an award winning multidisciplinary visual storyteller, arts educator and UX Designer. Her practice is grounded in anti-oppressive framework, decolonization and community building. Through curiosity, wonder and play, she creates visuals and stories exploring themes of migration, labour, ancestral knowledge, technology and personhood. Her comics and illustrations have been published in Briarpatch Magazine, Rice Paper Magazine, Our Times Magazine, Carte Blanche, Looseleaf Magazine and by Between the Lines Press. http://www.altheabalmes.com