In this visual arts tutorial, Tim Walker (Manager, School Visits) will lead an engaging multimedia craft that will explore our families – the ones we are born to, the ones we build and the extended communities we celebrate as part of our chosen families. This activity will get you thinking, exploring and being creative – fun for artists of all ages! We will make use of materials many of us have around our homes to create a representation of where we live (or wish we lived!), with each window giving us a glimpse into an activity, family member or favourite hobby you and your family would or could do there!
Facilitator: Tim Walker
Tim is currently the Manager of School Visits at Harbourfront Centre. Previously, he held the role of Education Officer, Camps and School Visits, where he taught a number of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Urban Studies and Media Studies programs throughout the school year, and acted as the Assistant Camps Coordinator, Programming and Learning for the March Break and Summer Camps programs.
Tim completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Geography and Sociology. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Education at Trent University and Masters of Education at York University. His area of research explores the lived experience of LGBTQ teachers in the provincial education system and what impact the choice to disclose has on educators both inside and outside the classroom. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for PAONE (Professional Arts Organization Network for Education) and Small Print Toronto, co-chairs the Arts@Home initiative and (most importantly) acts as the Chair of the Harbourfront Centre Social Committee.
In his (rare) spare time, Tim loves to travel, see live productions of any kind and eat as much diverse cuisine as possible, often prepared by his husband, Mark.