Throughout last fall and winter, we lead a light painting workshop for Marc Garneau students in which they designed stencils inspired by images they felt close connections to. This spring, we’re exhibiting the light paintings at MGCI’s annual student art exhibition. We hope you will join us to view and celebrate the phenomenal work created through this project!
To learn more about this project, visit Art Reach’s blog post.
May 10, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, 135 Overlea Blvd
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. For a behind-the-scenes peek, click here.
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. For a sneak peek, click here.
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.
In this narrative painting workshop, participants will be asked to bring one object from home and tell its story visually. Participants will be guided through this process with examples and instructions.
In addition to learning about colour theory (mixing, shading, lighting, etc) and surreal landscape painting, participants will be given space to paint free form and experiment with gouache and gel mediums on large scale canvases.
This program will consist of twelve stained glass painting workshops, which will end with a community exhibition on July 21st. The workshops will generate discussions on how our neighbourhoods shape our identity and how we can use images to describe ourselves and our surroundings. Alongside these discussions, participants will learn how to use glass paints. They will start with the basics of colour mixing and mark making. By the time they get to their final projects, they will be using this art form, which has historically graced the walls of churches, mosques and other significant buildings, to create paintings of their neighbourhoods.
May 3 to June 9
Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm
July 21, 2017
12 pm to 6 pm
Flemingdon Park Library’s Glass Room, 29 St Dennis Drive
We are looking for youth artists to design and paint a community mural at Flemo City Media. This space is dedicated for radio broadcasting by youth. It is used to create art, socialize and discuss community issues. The mural and the three paintings created by the youth participating will reflect all of these activities. This project will allow the participants to express their own creative ideas about the relationship between community and individuality.