Women's dj workshop
Instructors DJ Donna Lovejoy and Fazooli run a seasonal introductory DJ workshop designed exclusively for women and non-binary/gender-creative individuals a few times a year. Learn the basics of analogue (vinyl) DJing, including the anatomy of a technical DJ setup, a brief history of DJ culture, as well as technical skills such as simple beat-matching and song transitions, amongst many different musical genres. This fun and informative workshop offers the opportunity for hands-on training in a safe, non-intimidating, and supportive group setting. By the end of the workshop, you will be inspired to dig deeper into the world of DJing! Workshops were first held at Dr.Disc (upstairs), located at 20 Wilson Street, right at the heart of Downtown Hamilton, on Tuesdays from 7-9pm, at a cost of $50/per student. A Nightclub Workshop was available also, so you could learn on a big sound system at Club Absinthe, located at 38 King William Street in Hamilton from 7-9pm, at a cost of $50/per student.
FUTURE WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS - so stay tuned or contact us to be on a mailing list to find out when the next ones will be held!
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The Diamond DJ Collective and the Women's DJ Workshop are in the press! Big thank you to Emily O'Rourke for the interview, and the McMaster Silhouette for featuring us in this awesome article about female DJs in the city! Very proud to even be the tiniest drop in the vast ocean of the world’s female DJs throughout it’s rich history, tucked away in our little corner of the Hambone. ☺️❤️ Much much gratitude for the love and support - always.
Check it out and read the article at www.thesil.ca/mixing-it-up!
Saturday, March 17th @ Dr Disc (upstairs) - from noon-4pm The Diamond DJ Collective welcomed all who are interested in the Women’s DJ Workshop to join us for a meet and greet DJ session! DJ Donna Lovejoy, I ❤️ Hamilton, DJ Rosé and Fazooli will be playing all of our favourites!
PAST DJ WORKSHOP DATES:
Tuesday, April 10th - from 7-9pm with Instructor DJ Donna Lovejoy - CLASS FULL
Tuesday, April 24th - from 7-9pm with Instructor Julie Fazooli - CLASS FULL
Tuesday, May 8th - from 7-9pm with Instructor DJ Donna Lovejoy - CLASS FULL
Tuesday, May 22nd - from 7-9pm with Instructor Julie Fazooli - CLASS FULL
NIGHTCLUB WORKSHOP: Saturday, June 30th - 7-9pm @ Club Absinthe with Donna Lovejoy & Fazooli - CLASS FULL
Workshops will be confined to small numbers so everyone gets a chance at some proper hands-on training.
FUTURE WORKSHOPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING CREATED, SO CHECK BACK AGAIN SOON, OR FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION!
raw beats @ jnaag
I was in Sarnia at the Judith & Norman Art Gallery this July teaching a workshop just for teens, aged 14-18! I was showing the basics of DJing in an intensive 4 day workshop, running from July 17-20th, and we had a total blast! Participants aged 11-16 learned all about the history of DJing, technical introductions with the equipment so they can hook up full sound systems on their own and understand safety requirements, DJ etiquette, how to throw your own party, and basic mixing techniques such as the straight fade, cutting, kills, beat matching, rewind, as well as a bit of scratching! We also developed our own DJ personas with DJ names and logos. Our last day was reserved for a mini-show, where participants picked out records for a 20 minute set, and created a show from start to finish! What an amazing summer learning experience!
@ the BPL
Do you have an unruly teen in your life that could use some positive mentorship and something to do with all that extra trouble-making energy? I might have just the thing for ya - I'm instructing a series of workshops exclusively for teens via the Burlington Public Library to teach them all about street art and graffiti! Students will be able to learn basic techniques using stencils, spray paint, paint markers and wheat paste to create their own take-home projects and get their creative juices flowin so they can focus their skills in a positive direction! They'll also learn the history and difference behind graffiti and street art, as well as street etiquette so they don't get into trouble! The first of these began in 2018 on July 31st, but more workshops will be announced for 2019!
FUTURE WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON!
STAY TUNED, OR FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME TO CREATE A WORKSHOP FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION!
Teens - Graffiti Art @ New Appleby
Learn the concepts and practices of graffiti art from a practicing artist and create a take-home project of your own.
Date: Tuesday, July 31 2018 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: New Appleby - Program Room
Registration required. Call 905.639.6373 to register.
CLASS COMPLETED - REGISTRATION CURRENTLY CLOSED
YOUTH COUNCIL Workshops
@ the AGH
The Art Gallery of Hamilton Youth Council Open Studio is a casual, relaxed and free drop-in art studio sessions at the AGH, held in our studio on the second Thursday of each month. Each week features a different medium and a feature emerging artist to demonstrate their practice. Drop in between 4-6 pm and participants will have full access to the exhibitions during this time. AGH Youth Council presents a hands-on exploration of graffiti and street art with Hamilton’s very own Julie Fazooli! Together we will learn lettering, stencilling, and wheat-pasting techniques to create your very own graffiti style!
REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH COUNCIL
Please let us know you are coming! Email email@example.com for more information and to RSVP. Free admission!
Youth Council is sponsored by RBC.
STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE AGH YOUTH COUNCIL STUDIO WORKSHOPS OFFERED IN 2019!
Skateboard art workshops
I was fortunate enough to work with some really amazing young people in December of 2018, showing them the unlimited creative possibilities of designing their very own skateboard decks! Thanks so much to @celynartsco for having me join in on this specific workshop - she does some truly amazing work with the youth and keeping those hands and minds busy with great projects! ❤️
If your organization wants to host a skateboard art workshop, contact me anytime and we can chat about it! I’d be happy to join you!