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Introduction to Wheatpaste

Hosted by Erin War

During this immersive hands-on workshop, you'll learn about the technique of wheatpaste application. By the end, participants will have a solid understanding of the practice, and will contribute to a communal collage in the new outdoor exhibition space in the courtyard at Hamilton Artists Inc. Our expert instructors will guide you through the process, from crafting your own unique paste to selecting the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, this workshop promises to ignite your passion for urban expression. No experience is required and participation is free, but space is limited.

In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn about:

  1. Creating your own paste
  2. Selecting the right design and materials
  3. Selecting the best surface

Participants will be requested to bring in prepared designs to the workshop. Designs could include posters, photos, protest signs, or poetry. Please be mindful that it will be a shared space, and please do not bring anything larger than 18x24”. Multiple smaller designs or varying sizes are encouraged! Note: We recommend that designs are laser-printed! Water soluble (or inkjet) prints may get distorted. Additionally, the thinner the paper the better - regular printer paper is ideal.

Posters for Palestine will be printed and available if you do not wish to bring your own design.

All materials including gloves and equipment will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing that you’re okay with getting messy in. 

Participants should note that wheatpaste contains gluten, a common allergen.

This is a free workshop - reserve your ticket through the link at the bottom of the page!

If you have any questions or would like to cancel your reservation, please reach out to info@theinc.ca

Accessibility: Please see our accessibility page on our website for full details.

Physical Accessibility: The Inc. facility is wheelchair accessible. The front entrance and the courtyard are equipped with automatic doors. Upon entering the building, there is a ramp to the left of the front door. Our accessibility page has photographs and more details about our space.

Bathrooms: The Inc. has two accessible, all-gender washrooms. The washrooms have automatic door buttons. Both washrooms are equipped with hand rails, needle/sharp disposal containers, and take-what-you-need tampons, pads, and condoms. A baby change table is available in one of the washrooms.
Access Contact: Sanaa Humayun, programming@theinc.ca, 905.529.3355




Erin War has been plastering the city in wheat-pasted posters out of political necessity and in artistic endeavours for over 22 years, just as long as she has held Hamilton in her heart as her adopted hometown. A zinemaker first and foremost, Erin has informally practiced in Linocut, Screen printing, mixed media collage, digital print layout, photography, and street art. Find more of her work at www.erinwar.xyz