These workshops will provide space for Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park residents to share their stories, challenge religious and cultural stereotyping, and break through social isolation. Photography and portraiture painting will be used as a way to stimulate conversation on current issues and build bridges between various ethnocultural communities.
This workshop series will begin with an introduction to portraiture and glass painting. Participants will then engage in one-on-one discussion while they photograph each other. These photographs will then be used to paint each other’s portraits on mirrors. We hope the conversations and paintings that result from this project will change the way we view our community members and break through the socially constructed biases we have about others.
Bring to Light is a stencil light painting workshop for Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute students. During 12 weeks of workshops, the participants will design stencils inspired by images that they feel close cultural connections to. These stencils will be used to create light paintings in Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park. The neighbourhoods will be lit with the students’ stencils, which will integrate the concept of the students’ place in the city and in the artistic expression of the city. The project will finish with an exhibition in MGCI.
This is an inclusive space with mentorship from a professional artist for anyone wanting to create, experiment or exchange ideas. Painting and drawing supplies are provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own.
No registration required
Drop in hours every Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
Flemingdon Park Library’s Glass Room, 29 St Dennis Drive