Tasneem Dairywala will host a conversation on Islamophobia and other types of stereotyping and discrimination that lead to attacks such as the one in London, ON. The latter part of the workshop will include creating artworks based on the group discussion.
The workshop will take place virtually on June 11th, from 9:30 am – 12 pm.
You can (and should!) be a writer – write as often as it suits you and about whatever you desire. But when you’ve written something you feel good about sharing with the world, what happens next? This workshop will cover a variety of ways people achieve publishing credits in the book and magazine industry, including agents, queries, pitches, building a profile, an insider view of the publishing industry and what editors are looking for, with time for Q&A.
S. Bear Bergman is an author, storyteller, educator and the founder and publisher of children’s book publisher Flamingo Rampant, which makes feminist, culturally-diverse children’s picture books celebrating LGBT2Q+ kids and families. He writes creative non-fiction for grown ups, fiction for children, resolutely factual features for various outlets, the advice column Asking Bear, and was the co-editor (along with Kate Bornstein) of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. These days he spends most of his time making trans cultural competency interventions any way he can and trying to avoid stepping on Lego. His ninth book is SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEING A HUMAN, forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp in the fall of 2021
The workshop will take place virtually on June 4th, from 9:30 am – 12 pm.
A mosaic is a pattern or image made of small regular or irregular pieces of coloured stone, glass or ceramic, held in place by plaster / mortar, covering a surface.
Rashida, a long-time Open Studio participant, will present examples of a variety of mosaics, and then lead participants to come up with spontaneous ideas, images and patterns to create their own unique artwork.
– Paper, wood, canvas or any other surface to create a mosaic on
– Construction paper, origami, images from magazines, felt, or any materials that can be cut or torn to create a mosaic.
– Glass, tiles or stones, if available
If you don’t have any materials at home, you can find them at any Dollarama and Dollar Tree. These stores are open during the lockdown. Please call ahead to ensure the store you plan to visit has the supplies you want.
The workshop will take place virtually on April 10th from 10:30 – 1.
Free online embroidery workshop for absolute beginners Saturday March 20, 2021 | 10:30am-12pm
Curious about embroidery? Join us for a free online embroidery workshop for absolute beginners on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 10:30am-12pm.
In this session, textile artist Cecília Garcia will discuss some of her favourite materials, embroidery stitches, her artistic practice, and how nature inspires her textile work. Join with your embroidery supplies to stitch along (optional) or just sit back and listen to learn more about embroidery.
This beginners’ painting class will enable participants to paint with watercolours confidently. During the workshops, participants will learn different painting techniques using water, watercolour pencils and/or watercolour paints. The workshop will be led by a long-time Open Studio participant, Zeni Shariff.
A jar of water
Black felt pen
Images to inspire your paintings
All of these materials can be found at Dollarama and Dollar Tree. These stores are open during the lockdown. Please call ahead to ensure the store you plan to visit has the supplies you want.
The workshop will take place virtually on February 27th, 10:30 – 1.
This creative writing workshop will allow seniors to remember, reimagine and celebrate their most precious memories. The morning will begin with a fun exercise that gives each participant an opportunity to share something creatively with the group.
From here, 10 questions will be asked one at a time, for each participant to reflect on and 10 minutes will be given to write, draw, paint or make a response to that question. Soft music will be played to inspire thoughts.
At the end of the workshop, each individual will share the responses they feel comfortable doing, with the group.
Memoirs of a Lifetime is a chance to remember the amazing journey each of us have taken in our lives so far and celebrate all the amazing stories that make each of our lives rich with magic moments.
Tall and steady, shedding and renewing with the change of seasons, enduring and growing – Trees are an excellent metaphor to describe the resilience of the human self. As many of us face feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and fear in these recent times, we may have trouble remembering or drawing upon the strengths we possess that often carry us through difficult times. Join facilitator Zahra Halfal to pause, breathe, and turn inwards to channel our creative flow in this visual art exercise to honor and remind us of the goodness and strength within us.