Yam (Youth Arts Movement)

Love FREE art workshops? Looking for amazing volunteer opportunities? Programmed for youth, by youth – Tuesdays are the new Fridays!

YAM is a weekly drop-in program designed for youth and led by professional artists. Take part in the Leadership Committee from 3:30-4:00 pm to improve your leadership skills, gain volunteer hours, and be involved in the planning of fundraising initiatives and future workshops! Workshops run from 4:00-6:00 PM, and focus on a variety of different artistic disciplines.

Past projects included: Street Art, Perspective and Line Drawing, Printmaking, Music Production, Theatre & Improvisation, Digital Painting & Filmmaking.

This 2018/2019 YAM session is soon coming to a close. We are now embarking into our Spring session.

Experimental Documentary Filmmaking with Monica Mak
April 2 – June 4, 2019

Project Description: In this 10-week digital production workshop, youth will be motivated to express their innate creativity through documentary art production. Participants will develop 4-minute short films based on the question “What’s a major social issue for youth in my community today?” In small teams of 3-4, youth will work collaboratively, each taking on the roles of director, cinematographer, interview subject and editor,  to make artistic works about social issues affecting their peers in the community.

Unlike traditional modes of documentary storytelling, this workshop will focus on unconventional structures of storytelling by encouraging participants to experiment with a narrative arc, point of view, and filming techniques. Participants will have the option to incorporate other media, including photography, and animation into their films.

Special Recognition to Trinity Square Video for their generous support of YAM’s My Community and Me: Documentary Art Workshop with the rental equipment. 


Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged to secure your spot. Workshops limited to 20 participants.

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LOCATION:  Lakeshore Arts
DATES:   Every Tuesday | 3:30pm – 6:00pm (some exceptions, please read workshop dates/times/locations carefully)
AGES:   12-16
COST:   Free (+ TTC fare and snacks)
CONTACT: communityprograms@lakeshorearts.ca
REGISTER HERE: YAM REGISTRATION FORM 

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