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Digital Stories Workshops (grunt gallery & EastVan Digital Stories)

Become part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen!

“This Fall, grunt gallery and EastVan Digital Stories join forces once again with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta will host a series of five, free, weekly workshops at grunt gallery that walk participants through the process of digital story making!

Through the digital stories group process, you will be able to create and share your own authentic story by combining digital photos and/or video. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen and on digitalstories.ca.

Upcoming Fall Workshops, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 17, 1-5PM
Sunday, November 24, 1-5PM

Location: grunt gallery, #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver, BC

To sign up, please choose one day (from the dates listed above), include one alternative date in case your first choice of the workshop is filled.

Send an email to Lorna Boschman: lorna (at) digitalstories (dot) ca

In the email include your name, email address, phone/text number, and whether you live in Mount Pleasant or Vancouver. Please include one, or two, sentences about why you would like to create a short digital story. Lorna will send you a list of things you must bring to the workshop including several photos (from your phone or camera) and/or video that directly relates to your story’s theme.

Workshops fill up quickly, and a maximum of four people can register per weekly workshop!

Special thanks to the Vancouver Foundation who made this project possible.”

-from grunt gallery
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Workshop: Artfare Essentials (Jumblies Theatre)

What is it?

  • An introduction to principles and practices of arts that engage with and create community;
  • Many things you need to know to undertake your own community arts project;
  • An orientation to potential work or apprenticeship with Jumblies and Offshoots;
  • A gathering of diverse people interested in community-engaged arts;
  • A mix of presentation, discussion, art-making, site visits and take-home resources;
  • A time to consider and discuss the joys & challenges inherent in this work;
  • An intensive, fun, thought-provoking, immersive 6-day experience.

Topics include:

  • Definitions, terms, & guiding principles
  • Project visioning and planning
  • Partnerships (with arts and other sectors)
  • Research (arts and oral history-based)
  • Facilitation (making art with people)
  • Bridging diverse cultures and traditions
  • Collaborating across disciplines, forms and traditions
  • Navigating  conflicts and challenges
  • History and legacies of Jumblies
  • Evaluation, documentation, sustainability, legacy

For more information and to apply for the upcoming session, please visit Jumblies Theatre.

-from Jumblies Theatre website
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2019 Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

“Community Arts Council of Vancouver presents the third annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (VOAF) offering visual and performing artists facing social exclusion and other barriers opportunities for exhibition and sales, performance and participation, connection and learning. VOAF is Canada’s first and only festival for Outsider Art, which is represented by significant fairs and museums globally. The artists may be self-taught or trained: they are all devoted to their creative practices, and come from a point of view that is outside the mainstream art world trends.

The 3-day free festival takes place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from August 9-11, 2019, and includes 150+ exhibiting and performing artists as well as organizational partners, free public workshops, and hundreds of artworks on display and for sale, alongside aerial silk acrobatics, Cantonese opera, intergenerational dance, wild live performances, and a range of musical stylings throughout the weekend.”

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Corner of Davie & Pacific
Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

For more information about the festival, please visit cacv.ca/vancouver-outsider-arts-festival-2019

-from CACV website
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Let’s Talk Art Workshop – The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto

The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto

Neighbourhood Arts Network and RBC Foundation present a free workshop series: Let’s Talk Art showcasing inspiring artists, vibrant spaces, and valuable information to help artists make new connections, increase their capacity and learn more about the arts in Toronto.

Join us! Enjoy a guided talk and tour of the Dorset Fine Arts space, which is the Toronto office of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, with William Huffman, Marketing Manager. An informed and engaging speaker, William will share his knowledge and experience working with Inuit artists, travelling to the North, and about the many programs and initiatives the organization undertakes.

Newcomer and refugee artists are strongly encouraged to participate, as we have reserved a block of tickets specially for this community!

We define a newcomer as: an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years; a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada.

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 6-9 p.m.
Dorset Fine Arts- 100 Broadview Ave Suite 201″

For more information and to register, please visit: Let’s Talk Art’s event page.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Let’s Talk Art Workshop Series (Neighbourhood Arts Network)

We Are Of Earth & Sky
Workshop date: Thursday July 18, 2019
Time: 6 – 9 PM
Address: Toronto Centre for Learning & Development, 540 Dundas Street East
Facilitators: Mahlikah Awe:ri & Karen Villanueva

Content of workshop: This will be an activity driven three hour workshop which utilizes an anti-oppression framework through an indigenous lens to engage those who work, create and live on indigenous homelands. Knowledge seed conversations around: Colonization on Turtle Island, What does it mean to be Treaty People?, How to become an intentional accomplice as oppose to an ally?, Understanding Privilege and Positionality. Participants will come away with a basic understanding of indigenous ways of reconnecting to our humanity, and developing relationship building in a mindful, authentic way, enabling us to move forward as stewards of these homelands in solidarity with Indigenous People and the Land. Food will be provided.

The Art of Cape Dorset: Tour and Talk at the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative in Toronto
Date: Thursday July 25, 2019
Time: 6 – 9 PM 
Address: Dorset Fine Arts- 100 Broadview Ave Suite 201Wheelchair Accessible: YesPresenter:William Huffman; Marketing Manager of Dorset Fine Arts
Content of workshop: A guided talk and tour of the Dorset Fine Arts space, which is the Toronto office of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, with William Huffman, Marketing Manager. An informed and engaging speaker, William will share his knowledge and experience working with Inuit artists, travelling to the North and about the many programs and initiatives the organization undertakes.

We encourage participants to attend both events since they are complimentary to each other.

Spots are limited, register and find out more information here! https://neighbourhoodartsnetwork.org/programs/letstalkart​”

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network
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Making a Living Making Art – Project Development Consultations

Making A Living Making Art is a free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs. The series provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice.

Join us on Saturday June 15 for a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with 1 of 3 experienced project development consultants. Make sure to sign up ahead of time to guarantee your 1-on-1 session, as spots are limited and given on a first come, first serve basis.

Please bring a project you’ve already begun working on to maximize your time with the consultant. The more specific the project, the better! Refreshments will be provided while you wait.”

For more information and to register, please visit Making A Living Making Art’s event page.

ArtMEETS Workshops (East End Arts, Toronto)

East End Arts is thrilled to announce that ArtMEETS is coming back for a third year, and we are excited to share a few program updates with you.

ArtMEETS is a series of arts workshops and experiences, which invite community members to make, explore, experience, transform, and share. Led by talented, engaging, and supportive artist facilitators, each ArtMEETS workshop is an opportunity to learn a new art skill, meet new people, and let your creative side shine! Now in its third year, ArtMEETS has featured 16 workshops experienced by over 200 participants. ArtMEETS workshops have always been in high demand, and in an effort to ensure that the workshops are accessible to community members and sustainable for the future, we are making a few changes to the program, as well as offering a sneak peak into this year’s ArtMEETS lineup!

Workshops take place every Saturday, from July 6 – August 24, 2019
1:00-4:00pm

East End Arts, St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
$10/workshop (Free spots available via Energy Exchange!)”

For more information, please visit East End Arts

-from East End Arts
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Introduction to Mural Art: North Etobicoke 2019

“Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all ages (14+) and abilities. Participants learn basic art, design, and mural-making skills from professional artists, gaining the skills and confidence to brainstorm design input and participate in the Community Collaborations mural along Finch Ave W., as part of The North Etobicoke Mural Jam upcoming this July 2019.

Introduction to Mural Art is comprised of six workshops, each three hours in length. Workshop topics include: mural styles, collaboration, drawing and painting techniques, colour theory, design challenges, mural techniques, enlarging techniques and large-scale collaborative final design projects. Each program aims to connect with a local mural project in the community where the program is being presented.”

For more information and to register, please visit: https://muralroutes.ca/ima-ar2019/

-from Mural Routes
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Art to Power: Resiliency Project (PASAN & Council Fire, Toronto)

“Art to Power is an arts workshop series for people who have experienced incarceration.

Bust out your creativity, your joy, your survival

Choose a different media every month from May to October:
May: BEADING with Myingaan kwe and Louis Esmé
June: MASK MAKING with Naty Tremblay and RAWHIDE SCULPTURE with Maanii Oakes
July: PAINTING with syrus marcus ware
August: DRAWING with Sybil Lamb
September: PHOTOGRAPHY with Kwasi Kyei
October: to be announced

WHEN: Friday afternoons from 2 – 4pm, starting May 10
$10 plus tokens and snacks provided
REGISTRATION OPENS: THIS FRIDAY, May 3rd
WHERE: Council Fire, 439 Dundas St. East

Art to Power honours and celebrates our incredible journeys of survival, while fostering wisdom, pride and stability through creativity. Elder Jacqui Lavalley will join us on the first workshop of each month for ceremony and teachings on resilience. If you’re interested, please email or call Project Coordinator, Orev Katz at: orev[at]pasan.org”

For more information, please visit: pasan.org

-from PASAN

Who Knew? Workshops (Jumblies, Toronto)

Who Knew is proudly presented in partnership with Jumblies Theatre, a Toronto-based arts and theatre company with 40+ years of experience who specialize in participatory art projects. Each Monday afternoon Ruth Howard, Artistic Director, and several other artists join us at the Bernard Betel Centre to artfully share stories through discussion, art-making, movement, and sound in a friendly, relaxed environment. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate, explore, and share your extraordinary life.

Drop-in and try it out!

If you have any questions, please contact Jen MacDonald at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or jenm[at]betelcentre.org. Cost: Free”

For more information, please visit: jumbliestheatre.org

-from Jumblies Theatre
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