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Xicanx: Art-making as Change-making

Citlali: Cuando Eramos Sanos, by Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez. Collection of the artist.

May 12 – June 10, 2022

Book your class for a zine-making workshop and tour of MOA’s feature exhibition, Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers/Soñadores + creadores del cambio, opening May 12, 2022.

Designed for grades 7–12, this 90-minute program will begin with a tour of selected works by Xicanx artists. This tour will focus on the themes of identity, borders, and activism. Students will learn how Xicanx artists use their art to advocate for their communities, document their lived experiences and histories, and make visible their unique perspectives and concerns.

After the guided tour, students will participate in a zine-making workshop inspired by the exhibition. Zines are self-published works using diverse media, including text, drawing, collaging, and more. They offer a vehicle for their creators to independently express and distribute alternative ideas and knowledges. Students will take inspiration from the artworks in Xicanx to make zines that represent their own stories and perspectives, considering the power of art-making to effect change.

  • Fee: $10.50 per student (taxes and museum admission include)
  • Grades: 7–12
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Dates/Times: 10 am or 12:30pm, Tuesday–Thursday (dependent on availability)
  • Limit of one class (max. 30 students) per workshop

For more information or to book this program, please contact education@moa.ubc.ca.