Art workshops

For many years, the CFH has regularly organized art workshop programs for the community. Hosted by local French-speaking artists, they seek to allow you to develop your talents, to help you unlock your creativity and your shyness to encourage you to express your emotions through visual art. We offer introductions to cartooning, abstract art, sculpture, but also we offer participants the opportunity to develop advanced portrait techniques. The courses are offered online or in person at the CFH premises. In the context of a pandemic, these workshops aim to recreate, strengthen, the social bond within the community, to allow you to meet new people and thus promote artistic and friendly exchange during the course and through group projects.

Photo gallery of works created between 2020 and 2022 by workshop participants

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023 continues in May and June!

In a dynamic of continuing to celebrate African arts and artisans outside the month of February, the Center francophone Hamilton, in partnership with the Center de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara, offers a series of activities dedicated to the transmission of artistic knowledge of Africans and Afro-descendants, so that the community of Hamilton can discover various arts and learn more about the traditions of this continent.

We want to explore visual and oratory arts, music and traditional ways of life with you. The activities are accessible to all ages and we hope that participants will develop new knowledge, new talents and new ideas through their experience. Our workshop facilitators will create the conditions necessary to provide a cultural experience that knows no borders and is shared with all.

At each workshop, participants will create works that will be exhibited or presented at the FrancoFEST festival, taking place June 16, 17 and 18 at Gage Park in Hamilton. Please register for the workshop or workshops that interest you using this link: Places are limited and require a purchase of expensive equipment per person, so please do your best to come to the workshop once you are registered, or let us know if you ever have to cancel your attendance.

Past event : BLACK HISTORY MONTH, February 2023

During the month of February 2023, to celebrate Black History Month, we will offer a series of activities and workshops dedicated to the transmission of African arts, so that the community of Hamilton can experience various African crafts and learn about traditions. The activities are accessible for all ages and we hope that participants will develop new knowledge, talent and ideas through their experience. We want to explore with you the visual arts, music, stories and traditional ways of life of several African countries. With our partners, we will create the conditions to offer an experience of culture that knows no borders, that is shared with everyone. With each workshop, participants will create pieces that will be exhibited at the Hamilton-Niagara Community Health Center’s 10th Black History Month Gala.

Below is the activity calendar (may be subject to changes). To register to one or multiple workshops, click here.