Live ZOOM Workshop

WHEN: Thurs, Jun 11, 2020 6:00 PM
Tickets: (no cost, but registration is required)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the password to join the meeting.

Supplies. You’ll need:

  1. 1 crochet hook size 4.5-5.5mm
  2. Yarn, worsted weight works well for this project
  3. Scissors to cut your yarn

Need a Crochet Kit?
For local participants, email us if you would like a granny square kit consisting of three colours of yarn and a crochet hook. Pay What You Can.

Instructional Video with Lucas:

All makers, artists, and Granny square aficionados welcome!

We’re making Granny squares and chatting with interdisciplinary artist Lucas Morneau from Newfoundland and Labrador, this Thursday (June 11th) at 6PM EST.

Back in February, Critical Mass was excited to select Lucas for a 4-week Artist Residency (funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation) that was scheduled for May 17-June 14. In March, the world changed and we had to put those residency plans on hold until next year. However, we are delighted to be able to introduce you to Lucas through a couple ‘virtual’ mini-residency activities in the meantime! Port Hope, meet Lucas.

About the workshop

During this ZOOM workshop, artist Lucas Morneau will teach us how to crochet a basic Granny square. The squares will be collected by Critical Mass over time and will be used for a large community art bombing project. Do you think we can crochet enough squares to yarn bomb the Little Station?! Let’s find out!

If you just want to join us for the artist talk and/or work on your craft, then please do.

While we crochet together, Lucas will talk about his art practice; his alter-ego The Queer Mummer; and about deconstructing gender norms and challenging homophobic and heterosexist attitudes that are still prevalent in Western society.

About Lucas Morneau

Morneau has exhibited artwork across Canada and the United Kingdom, including solo exhibitions in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2016, Morneau was the regional winner of the BMO First Art Award for Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2018, Morneau was the recipient of the Cox & Palmer Pivotal Point Grant.

Using photography, video, printmaking, sculpture, installation, and performance, Morneau’s work is autobiographical and based in social activism. Through his alter-ego The Queer Mummer, Morneau deconstructs gender norms and challenges homophobic and heterosexist attitudes still prevalent in Western society.