Queers Persevere: Patch Making Workshop!

14 August 2021
5 PM


Join Out In Schools for an interactive patch making workshop! Youth aged 13 – 25 are invited to connect with queer history and engage hands-on! We will discuss the origins of queer symbols, the use of handicrafts for protest and expression, and the art of embroidery. With guidance from Regan Shrumm (they/them), youth will have the opportunity to design and create their very own custom patches. Participants will also receive a voucher for a free ticket to the Rites of Passage shorts program at this year’s virtual Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Register by August 4 to receive a free box with embroidery supplies and more! Contact us if you have any questions.

Regan Shrumm is a queer, disabled, and genderqueer artist and curator. Their practice is interdisciplinary, focusing on textiles and social practice. Shrumm has lived as an uninvited settler on Lekwungen and WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC) on and off for the past eleven years. Shrumm has programmed for a number of museums and artist spaces in Victoria including the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Open Space Arts Society, and Integrate Arts Festival. They create programming that centres the arts at every level of society, as the arts allow us to communicate often paradoxical, contradictory, and complicated truths about our human experiences.