ACE: Art, Community & Education Integrated Programming
“The Hamilton Print Studio bringing art, community
and education together”
Centre3 engages the public with the printmaking community through
integrated art, community and educational programming. (ACE)
* For our Adult In-House Courses & Workshops please see the Workshops page.
SSAS Programming – Schools in the Studio & Artists in the Schools
Centre3’s SSAS Educational Programming offers accessible,
professional and curriculum based artistic programming to the education
communities in the Hamilton region. SSAS programs bring schools into the
Studio and professional artist into the schools to explore the hands-on
creative process and make print media art.
Available to Grades 3 through 12.
SSAS – Hamilton Region
All SSAS programs contain cross curriculum content relating to professional
printmaking practices and Ontario curriculum topics, including Social
Studies, Science, Math, and Language Arts. Along with hands-on work elements,
each workshop includes a brief discussion on the history of print and
how artists use it today. Workshops can be held either in the class room
or in the studio.
• Programs may be booked as morning or afternoon sessions.
• Programs are 2 hours in length and can accommodate one standard
class size per program. (25 students max.)
• Programs are offered September through June.
• Costs: Please contact us to discuss your schools program needs
For more information on our programs or to book your visit, please contact:
SSAS - Jamesville Hub
Project Dates - ongoing
Project Partners: Bennetto, Hess Street and Dr. Davey Schools.
Centre3 is interested in access to art and providing art programming
to all students in the Hamilton region by removing barriers and allowing
children to participate. With the support from the Hamilton Community
Foundation’s Tackling Poverty Together, Phase II and Turkstra Lumber,
Centre3 is proud to be able to offer programming at no charge
to identified schools in our “Hub” where a large portion of
the student body has socio- economic challenges.
Funding from the Ontario Arts Council, Turkstra Lumber, Hamilton Community
Foundation, Tackling Poverty Together – Phase II
SSAS - James North / Cannon Express
Project Dates: September 2008 – July 2009
Project Partner: Sir John A. MacDonald High School, Hamilton
Project Coordinator: Matt McInnes
Programming linking professional artists with secondary school students
at Sir John A. MacDonald School in Centre3’s downtown Hub.
Over the course of 11 months professional artists will engage learners
from Grades 11 and 12 in the classroom and in the Studio in the creation
production and presentation of print media. The project will culminate
in the presentation of the work in the Gallery.
Funding from Turkstra Lumber, Hamilton Community Foundation
Partnerships with arts & non-arts groups
Centre3 initiates collaborative projects with other sectors be
it environmental groups, human and social services, sports and recreation,
and use art to grow stronger as a community.
Paradox of the Vocation
Project Dates: September 2008 – June 2009
Project Partner: Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton Ontario
Project Coordinator: Colina Maxwell
Community Arts Practitioners:
Amelia Jimenez, Rochelle Rubenstein, Ingrid Mayrhofer
Project Description: Both artists and health care professionals are intricately
connected to their work practice. Their sense of identity is wrapped up
in their profession. It is sometimes difficult to separate the role of
artist/doctor/nurse from the individual. This projects links professional
artists as Community Arts Practitioners with medical staff from the Juravinski
Cancer Centre (JCC) in a creative collaborative relationship. Hands on
workshops exploring print media, photography and curatorial process will
The project will culminate in an exhibition of the work at the Juravinski
Cancer Centre in June 2009.
Funding for this project provided by the Canada Council for the Arts
Textures in My Crib
Project Dates: Oct. 2007 – April 2008
Partners: Notre Dame Youth Services, Re-Create Open Studio & Threshold
School of Building, Ready to Work Program.
Coordinator: Ingrid Mayrhofer
Community Arts Practitioners: Stacey Case, Julio Ferrer, Amelia Jimenez,
Matt McInnes, Erin Warner.
Project Description: Over the course of 10 months, Centre3 provided
the participants with tools to develop their skill in the visual arts,
which empowered them in their creative journey. Five professional artists
who are experienced Community Arts Practitioners, worked with the Print
Studio staff and project co-ordinator/curator, and engaged youth in a
seamless process from idea to exhibition. Thematically, Textures in My
Crib explored Identity vs. Modes of Perception.
The project culminated in the production of individual work, a group Zine
and a curatorial workshop that oversaw an exhibition in the Member’s
Funding for this project was provided by the Canada Council for the Arts
and the Laidlaw Foundation.