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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

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop (ArtReach Toronto)

“Evaluation and Report Writing Workshop
27 June 2017 (NEXT TUESDAY!)

Are you running an ArtReach or other community based project or program in your community? Do you want to better understand the reasons for and basics of evaluating your program? Wondering about the best ways to plan your evaluation activities to generate statistics and feedback about the effectiveness and success of your work? Want tips on how to write a great report?

Evaluation is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of our work in communities. Surveys, stories, art-based activities, and statistics are just some of the powerful evaluation tools we can use to measure the impacts of what we do. Used correctly, they demonstrate the benefits of our work to our communities, funders, and donors and help us better shape our programs into the future.

In this interactive workshop we will examine the process of evaluation and report writing using live case study examples of real community, youth-led projects. The workshop will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting the right data and sharing it with others and also demonstrate step by step how to use them to develop an evaluation plan through the live case studies.

Workshop participants will look into different ways of measuring the impacts and successes of their own programs using strategies which include theory of change, and using outcomes, outputs and indicators, all while learning to create effective evaluation tools.

Finally participants will be taken step by step through the report writing process using the ArtReach final report template as a guideline.

Due to the nature of interactive activities that participants will be taking part in, this workshop is ideal for ArtReach Grantees preparing for final reports or other individuals who are currently working on community-based projects who want to know more about evaluation and report writing.

Fiona Scott- independent research and evaluation consultant
Date: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre// 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough // Committee Room #1
Time: Registration & food at 6:00pm; workshop start time is 6:30pm
Note: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 yrs). Space for this workshop is limited so register today! Food and refreshments will be provided.

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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Wall Art Learning Series: Project Management for Murals 101 Workshop (Mural Routes, Scarborough, ON)


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”

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Call for Youth Photographers and Filmmakers for EAST Animating Democracy 2017 (Scarborough Arts)


“Are you interested in photos and film and are between the ages of 16 and 21? We want to hear from you!


Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM
Download the Application Form HERE.

Scarborough Arts will be hosting a FREE intensive 8-week workshop with media artists Solana Cain and Chris Laxton. Over these 8 weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of photography and film-making and explore stories that matter to you! Topics that will be covered include: camera approach and practice, post-production, editing, and jobs and freelance opportunities.

PLUS: Films created during the run of EAST Animating Democracy will be premiered at the 5th Annual Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival—the biggest international film festival in Scarborough—in June 2017!

This is your chance to explore your passions through the lens! Ready to apply? Download the Application Form and send it back to Jen D. Fabico, Program Director at For more information, contact 416-698-7322. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5 PM. Workshops take place on Wednesdays, 6-8 PM, at Warden Hilltop Community Centre on 25 Mendelssohn Street.”


Upcoming Wall Art Learning Series Workshops: Funding Murals & Photoshop for Mural Artists (Toronto)


Funding Murals

A creative approach to funding options for mural artists– this session will explore funding streams, grant writing, and approaching prospective clients
When: Thursday, January 19th, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto
Who: This session is intended for emerging and mid-career mural artists or project managers interested in securing resources to complete mural projects.

The workshop will be led by Linda Plater, Coordinator for the Village of Islington BIA, Toronto’s Village of Murals. Over the past 10 years the BIA has coordinated the creation of 27 murals – 15,000 square feet of outdoor art transforming the area into an outdoor gallery. Linda will facilitate conversations about the funding process while sharing her experience in grant applications, working with the City of Toronto and local business communities.

Registration: $25 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $30 for non-members. Full details and registration at
Questions? Contact natalie[at]”



“Registration is now open for Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction. This three-part series will provide visual and mural artists with basic skills to incorporate Photoshop into their artistic practice.

Photoshop for Mural Artists: An Introduction

What: This three-part workshop series will provide an introduction to Photoshop for visual artists. Learn basic skills such as menus, tools, palettes, and layers from an experienced graphic designer and mural artist. Walk away with new skills to support your artistic practice, and the ability to present your design on a wall for your next mural proposal.
When: Thursday, Feburary 7th, 9th and 16th, 6:00-8:30pm (participants must attend all three classes)
Where: Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., Toronto

Registration: $75 for Mural Routes members or Scarborough Arts members, $100 for non-members. Register below. Contact with any questions.

Note: Participants are asked to bring their own laptop with Photoshop (a free trial version can be downloaded here). A very limited number of laptops will be available for loan, please contact us if you are unable to bring your own laptop.

About the Instructor: Karen Roberts has worked as a professional photographer and multimedia specialist for over two decades. She has taught photography and Photoshop with the TDSB, Seneca College and the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Karen is now working as a visual and mural artist, combining digital and tactile skills in creating her art.

-submitted by Mural Routes
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Risk to Change: Advance your Changemaking Skills (Image Theatre, Toronto)

Risk to Change
“To change the world, we need to see ourselves as agents of change and to engage in radical methods of engagement in communicating with one another. To take a risk and step outside of our comfort zone is one of the radical methods this training will use to assist you in your personal transformation. One of such risks may be expressing ourselves using our body and challenging our assumptions while interpreting body language. In a safe workshop environment, you will be able to test the risk-taking process and learn how to integrate it into your practice.”

December 7, 2016
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST
Artscape Youngplace
Studio 107, 180 Shaw Street

For more information, please visit the workshop’s event page on Facebook and register on Eventbrite.

-submitted by Pavla Uppal

Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)


“The Research & Education Committee of the Artists’ Health Alliance is excited to share a new pilot education series we’ve been developing. The Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series is a part of the Alliance’s commitment to the mental and physical wellbeing of professional artists and tertiary art students. We hope you’ll be able to join us for our second event on November 9th, 2016.

Stress, Coping, and Support: Psychosocial Considerations for Peak Performance
Wednesday Nov 9 2016 @ 12:15-1:30pm

Hosted by: Ryerson University School of Performance
Location: 345 Yonge Street, Studio Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Katherine Tamminen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Pre-performance anxiety. Emotional contagion. The car ride home. Perfectionism and burnout. In this talk, Dr. Katherine Tamminen explores psychosocial factors in the development and maintenance of peak performance as well as ways that coaches, teachers and parents can support the healthy development of talented performers and artists.

Dr. Katherine Tamminen is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at the University of Toronto and has worked as a consultant with athletes and performers at all levels.

To register, call (416) 351-0239 or visit

The Research to Practice (R2P) Talk Series investigates the mental and physical health of artists as well as performance science, the study of how to train and prepare for greater excellence and injury prevention. Talks draw on research to make practical applications in the lives of artists as well as those who train and treat them. Musculoskeletal issues, psychology and mental wellbeing, ergonomics, instructional theory, neuroscience and the pragmatics of sustaining an artist’s career are all on the table.

The Artists’ Health Alliance is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of professional performing and creative artists as well as students in, and teachers at, recognized post-secondary arts institutions. The Artists’ Health Alliance was formed with a vision of creating a centre for holistic treatment and comprehensive health education and outreach.

If your personal or professional network might be interested in this opportunity we hope you will forward the information to them or direct them to our Facebook event page here:

-submitted by Artists’ Health Alliance
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Stress and the Artist Workshop: The Art of Living Well with Stress (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)


“Continue performing and creating while managing your stress. Learn to recognize stress and integrate coping mechanisms into your day-to-day life. Explore nutrition, breathing, self-shiatsu and other self-management strategies with the Centre’s Clinical Nutritionist and Shiatsu Therapist.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Effective and easy tension-reducing tips
  • How to nourish your body as a whole
  • To live with and release your stress

Date: Wednesday November 23 2016
Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Artscape Youngplace (Venue Sponsor), 180 Shaw St
Early Bird Price: $14.50

To learn more and register, please visit

-submitted by Artists’ Health Alliance
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Resilient Hearts Project: Explore the 7 Grandfather Teachings through zine & mobile creation (Thunder Bay, ON)


“Join artist Betty Carpick at the Evergreen A United Neighbourhood house (139 Heron Street) from 4-6pm this Thursday for a free workshop for youth! Betty will be exploring the seven grandfather teachings through zine and mobile creation! Part of CAHEP’s Resilient Hearts Project, funded through Ontario Arts Council’s Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment.”

About Resilient Hearts:
“Resilient Hearts is a community-driven art project fueled by the strengths and stories of people in Thunder Bay.

Through inclusive arts programming, participants in under-represented neighbourhoods of Thunder Bay will explore and self-define topics related to sexual violence including: Resilience/Strength, Healthy Relationships, Boundaries, and Self-care.

These definitions will become the roots of artist-run community workshops with each neighbourhood. Art workshops will include (but are not limited to): visual art, spoken/written word, illustration, poetry, photography, DIY culture (zine-making), and storytelling.

Creations will be compiled into the Resilient Hearts Book, to be published in March 2017.

Community Partners: Evergreen a United Neighbourhood, Faye Peterson House, Community Action Group, Thunder Bay & Area Victim Services.

Participating artists:
Barbara Benwell –  Visual Arts
Ma-Nee Chacaby – Elder, Storytelling
Jayal Chung –  Visual Arts, Written & Spoken Word
Carol Kajorinne – Visual Arts
Michelle Richmond-Saravia – Indigenous Knowledge, Writing, Storytelling”

Upcoming workshops:
Thursday, October 20th 4-6pm
Thursday, October 27th 4-6pm
Thursday, November 3rd 4-6pm”

Visit CAHEP’s Facebook page for updates.

Posted with permission from Alana Forslund, CAHEP
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GeriActors Artists Training Program – community-based theatre (Edmonton)


“Join us this October for our NEW Training Program and learn the intergenerational and community-based theatre techniques used by the GeriActors. This program is perfect for actors, educators, healthcare providers, recreation professionals, and more!

Training Program
October 21 – 23, 2016
Friday, October 21 from 6-9PM
Saturday, October 22 from 10AM-5PM
Sunday, October 23 from 1-5PM

Registration Fee – $100*
Student/Senior – $75*
*This fee will be offset by the payment participants will receive for leading a workshop.

Performance Storytelling Residency
At the end of the Training Program those interested will have the opportunity to lead, in pairs, a workshop in Performance Storytelling, for which they will be paid. This 3-week Residency is a great opportunity to put into practice what you learned in the training program.

Program Coordinator, Matthew “Gus” Gusul
Gus obtained his PhD from the University of Victoria. His research focused upon the creation of an Intergenerational Theatre performance in rural Tamil Nadu, India. As a theatre artist, he has mainly focused on helping marginalized communities create theatre based upon the community’s stories. He has worked with seniors, inmates in prisons, various groups of Canada’s Indigenous populations, young people, GLBT communities, and religious groups. In Victoria, he was the Director/Playwright for the Living History – Reminiscence Theatre Company, and from 2005-2010 he was the Assistant Director of the GeriActors.

Contact GeriActors to Register: 780-248-1556 /”

-submitted by GeriActors Theatre
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