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Wall Art Learning Series (WALS): Graffiti Art (Scarborough, ON)


“Wall Art Learning Series (WALS): Graffiti Art

What: A full-day workshop including a theoretical overview of graffiti art style and culture, and time for hands-on practice and learning technique with aerosol spray paint.

Who: Instructor – Evond Blake is a Canadian multidisciplinary visual artist who has worked under the pseudonym MEDIAH for 21 years. An Internationally renowned visual artist, MEDIAH is a trendsetter sparking new ideas and originality inspired by blurring the lines between post-graffiti and dynamic abstraction.

When: Saturday, July 7th from 10am-4pm
Where: Mural Routes, 1859 Kingston Rd.
Cost: $40 for Mural Routes members, $50 for non-members.

Register here

For more information: 416-698-7995 or programs@muralroutes.ca”

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Wall Art Learning Series Workshop – From Idea to Reality: Creating a Proposal/Planning a Mural (Toronto)


Mural Routes is excited to partner with CARFAC Ontario for our latest Wall Art Learning Series workshop. This workshop will provide tips and guidelines for preparing a successful proposal and plan for Calls to Artists and Expressions of Interest.

WALS From Idea to Reality: Creating a Proposal, Planning a Mural

What: This workshop will provide tips and guidelines for preparing a strong application and realistic plan for Calls for Artists and Expressions of Interest.

When: Tuesday April 24th 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: The Commons at 401 Richmond St. W, 4th floor
Who: Open to all. Led by Karin Eaton, Executive & Artistic Director of Mural Routes, and Allan Bender, Blinc Studios
Cost: $25 for Mural Routes and CARFAC members; $30 for non-members

Register here

For more information: 416-698-7995 or programs[at]muralroutes.ca

About the Instructors: A pioneer of mural art in Toronto, Karin Eaton has over 35 years of experience producing and consulting for a wide range of mural projects in Toronto and across the province. Karin is the founder and Executive & Artistic Director of Mural Routes. Allan Bender is a professional visual artist and mural painter and the owner and art director of Blinc Studios. In the past 19 years Allan has art directed, project managed, designed, painted, site managed and/or installed over 400 large format and mural projects throughout Canada and the United States.”

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Workshop: Introduction to Mural Art (Mural Routes)

“Mural Routes is excited to partner with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto for our next Introduction to Mural Art series of workshops.

Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all skills levels. Professional artists lead a series of six sessions connecting basic art and design techniques to the practical skills of mural making, empowering community members to participate in public wall art projects. Must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Workshops include: drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, stencil design and printing, enlarging techniques, and large-scale collaborative design. While the program focuses on mural techniques, participants will not be working on a wall mural but on large-scale panels.
When: Monday evenings 5:30 – 8:30 pm March 26 – May 7, 2018
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
Who: Ages 14+ all skill levels welcome to attend.

Registration: Participation is fully subsidized, but participants are expected to commit to all six sessions. To register simply fill out and submit the form here.
Please note: Spaces fill up fast, so register now!
Contact: marta[at]muralroutes.ca for more information.”

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Call for Applications: Mural Art Career Development 2018 (Mural Routes, Toronto)

“Applications are now open for Mural Art Career Development program!

Mural Art Career Development is a fully-subsidized, intensive program for emerging artists and project managers who have completed some previous training. As the only program of its kind in Canada, acceptance to the program is by application and subject to a selection process.

Mural Art Career Development will take place from May 1st to July 3rd, 2018, on Tuesdays and some Saturdays, at Centennial College Story Arts Centre and Mural Routes. The application deadline is Monday, March 5th at 5pm. For application guidelines and other information, please visit muralroutes.ca/macd-apply

The 60-hour curriculum encompasses a wide range of relevant topics, from discussions of administrative fundamentals to hands-on practice with various mediums. Participants also benefit from a supportive environment with networking and placement opportunities.

Led by experienced professionals, the program is designed to provide committed artists and managers with skills specific to mural-making. Skills ranging from budgeting to community consultation are developed through in-class and hands-on workshops. Students also have the opportunity to make connections with established artists, collaborate with each other, and gain experience.

Mural Art Career Development saw a 60 per cent increase in applications in 2017 with one student travelling from Ottawa to Toronto twice a week in order to attend. “This type of comprehensive mural training isn’t offered in my city,” noted artist Kalkidan Assefa, “so despite the distance I consider it a worthwhile investment in my career as an artist.”

The program is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute, a Mural Routes initiative funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Thanks to this support, the 60-hour program is offered entirely free of charge.

About:

Mural Routes is the only member-based, not-for-profit art service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development, and promotion of public wall art. Their vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building. In late 2015, Mural Routes was awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant for the purpose of expanding their existing education and mentorship programs into the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALi).
www.muralroutes.ca

An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca

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Call for Expressions of Interest for Canadian Artists: Art Benches of Liberty Village (Toronto)

“The Liberty Village Business Improvement Area (LVBIA) is inviting Canadian artists to submit a proposal for the creation of public art to be installed on 25 unique steel benches. The LVBIA’s first bench program, named BenchMark, transformed old wooden benches into public pieces of art.

This new Art Benches Program of the LVBIA and the City of Toronto goes beyond transformation to creation. The goal of the Art Benches Program is to beautify the Liberty Village area while supporting national and local artists and celebrating the community spirit that defines Liberty Village.

Liberty Village is Toronto’s innovation hub, forged in creativity. As you walk around Liberty Village there is a sense of community, modern yet timeless, youthful village atmosphere. This energy and vibrancy comes from the concentration of more than 600 businesses which include some of Toronto’s leading creative thinkers and companies in high tech, arts, design, entertainment and media; as well as the more than 10,000 residents who call this village home.

Art Benches of Liberty Village: CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Application Deadline: Monday February 19, 2018 by 5:00pm

We are looking for Expressions of Interest to submit an original design for a custom -made steel bench to be installed in the Liberty Village area. Designs for the bench back should be original, timeless and modern.

  • Submit a current résumé/CV, and an artist’s statement expressing the artist’s interest in designing an original bench back for the Art Benches of Liberty Village Project.
  • Include colour photos of recent art or design work.
  • Entries must include complete contact information, including name, address, phone, email and website if available.
  • Entries may be submitted by mail to Mural Routes, 1859 Kingston Road, Toronto ON M1N 1T3 or by email to info@muralroutes.ca
  • Please put “Art Benches of Liberty Village” in the subject line of your email.

Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on February 19, 2017.

The competition will be a two-stage process.

STAGE 1: The Selection Committee (jury) will select up to 25 artists from the submitted REOI’s to prepare designs.

STAGE 2: I. Selected artists may be requested to submit up to 3 designs for consideration. II. 25 designs will be selected by a committee from the submissions

$1000 will be paid for each approved design.

Full application details http://bit.ly/2BFHaVH

This call is being administered by Mural Routes on behalf of the Liberty Village BIA and The City of Toronto.”

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Free program allows community members in the East End to engage with Mural Art (Toronto)

“Community members living in the East End will soon have the opportunity to engage with public art and develop artistic skills through a free, six-week program offered by Mural Routes in partnership with Community Centre 55. Introduction to Mural Art will be offered at this community centre (97 Main Street) on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm, February 1st to March 8th, 2018.

In line with Community Centre 55’s past programming around mural production and graffiti transformation for youth, this program will allow community members to build the necessary confidence to participate in public art projects in their communities. The program will be led by Mural Routes Lead Instructor Rob Matejka, an established community artist who has led mural projects and arts education programs across the city for over 15 years.

Participants will learn foundational art, design, and mural-making skills. Classes will include topics such as drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, stencil design and printing, enlarging techniques, and large-scale collaborative design. While the program focuses on mural techniques, participants will not be working on a wall mural but on large-scale panels.

Introduction to Mural Art is open to people of all skill levels; past iterations of the program held across Toronto have brought together a range of participants, from new mural enthusiasts to emerging muralists. Instructors adjust the program to the interests and abilities of the students, and participants work together to develop skills, share ideas, and foster enthusiasm for public art.

Introduction to Mural Art is offered entirely free of charge, including all materials and instruction. The program is offered three times per year as part of the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALI), a Mural Routes initiative funded by a three-year, $565,100 Grow grant made in 2015 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Full details and registration are available now at muralroutes.ca. Spaces are limited.”

-from Mural Routes press release

18th National Mural Symposium (Mural Routes, Toronto)

“For over 20 years, Mural Routes has hosted a weekend of learning, sharing and networking with the mural art community. This year we explore Perspectives, inspired by the work of our keynote speaker, Trompe L’oeil artist John Pugh.

We are thrilled to welcome John, alongside an exciting lineup of speakers, including The Laneway ProjectPopsilos, an all-female panel of mural artists, and more!

View the full schedule and register now!

What: The National Mural Symposium, is a professional development and networking event for mural artists, administrators and mural producers to explore current trends and challenges in the field of mural art. This year’s keynote speaker is noted trompe l’oeil artist John Pugh.

When: Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15

Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto

Registration: $200 for members, $225 for non-members. Single day pricing available. Register at muralroutes.ca. Registration deadline: October 2nd

Contact: kyla@muralroutes.ca or 416 698 7995″

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Workshop for Mural Artists! Applied Colour Theory (Mural Routes)

What: Improve your ability to design, plan, and purchase materials for a stunning mural with this full-day workshop.  Experienced mural artist John Nobrega will lead a theoretical and hands-on exploration of colour application for mural artists, including colour mixing, colour matching, layering, planning materials, and more.
WhenSaturday, July 15, 10am-4pm
Where: Mural Routes Office, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: Open to all. Led by established mural artist John Nobrega, Blinc Studios
Registration: $40 for Mural Routes members, $50 for non-members. Register here by Tuesday, July 11 at 9am

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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)

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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101

What: Managing a mural project from idea to unveiling is no easy feat. In this workshop, veteran mural manager Karin Eaton will walk participants through each component in the management process, including budgeting, role management, scheduling, and more.

When: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: Full details and registration here. $15 for Mural Routes or Scarborough Arts members, $20 for non-members. Refreshments provided”

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Training Program: Mural Art Career Development (Mural Routes)

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“Emerging mural artists and producers are invited to apply for Mural Art Career Development: an intensive, fully-subsidized training program for mural artists and managers.

To apply: Read our MACD 2017 Application Information package and fill out your application by 9am on Monday, March 27th.

Quick Details:

  • A fully-subsidized training program in mural art design and production.
  • Dates: April 25th-July 4th, 2017 (Tuesdays 5:30-8:00pm and alternate Saturdays, 10am-5pm)
  • Eligibility: Open to emerging artists or project managers over the age of 18; for full requirements please see application package
  • Application deadline: Monday, March 27, 9:00am
  • Locations:
    • Story Arts Centre, Centennial College, 951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, Room 297
    • Mural Routes Office, 1859 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Mural Art Career Development is a free training program for career development in mural art production and project management. The program offers an opportunity for emerging mural artists to gain experience, make connections, and develop skills

This is an intensive, approximately 60-hour, curriculum course led by professionals in the field. While the focus of this program is mural art, a number of other transferable skills will be learned that can be used in any large-scale creative enterprise. Topics include:

  • Painting skills
  • Hands on practice with mosaics, panels, and installation
  • Project management
  • Budgets and funding
  • Health and safety
  • Community consultation
  • Client relations
  • and more

Please read our MACD 2017 Application Information package before completing your application. Applications are due no later than 9am on Monday, March 27th

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Kyla Ross, Curriculum Manager at kyla@muralroutes.com or 416-698-7995

Mural Art Career Development is part of the Mural Art Learning Institute (MURALI), a continuum of training programs in all aspects of mural-making. MURALI is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

-from Mural Routes website