Open Studio Exhibition!

Art Ignite’s Open Studio program was started by our ED, founder, artist, and Flemingdon Park resident Tasneem Dairywala. Her vision was to create an inclusive space in Flemingdon Park with mentorship from professional artists for anyone wanting to create, experiment or exchange ideas. Through a partnership with the Flemingdon Park Library the program has been offered over the last years every Friday as a free program. In 2018 the program was generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council, and our participants had the opportunity to learn and engage with 7 guest artists.

This winter we will be showcasing works from all of our Open Studio workshops that have happened in the past year. Join us for light snacks and drinks as we celebrate Art Ignite’s Open Studio Exhibition and the wonderful art created by the Flemingdon Park artists! Please share with your family and friends.

Saturday, January 26

1pm  to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library’s Auditorium (2nd floor), 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Toronto Arts Council, and Flemingdon Park Library

Winter Workshops

Art Ignite has more art workshops this winter as part of our Open Studio program! Join Tasneem Dairywala and our guest artists for our new workshops. All levels are welcome, especially beginners! All materials are provided!

No registration required! If you have any questions or to find out more, email cecilia@artignite.ca.

 

December 7, 2018

Affirmation Keychains

with Joan Saldanha

December 14, 2018

Comic Book Art & Storytelling

with Milumbe Haimbe

January 11, 2019

Art & Mindfulness

with Tasneem Dairywala

February 1 – 22, 2019

Glass Painting Mandalas

with Tasneem Dairywala

 

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Toronto Arts Council and Flemingdon Park Library

Repainting Perceptions pop-up exhibit

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We are really excited to partner with North York Arts and No Strings Theatre to present a pop-up exhibition during the Walk Together Children event on Oct 14th at 3pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, presenting the artworks from our Repainting Perceptions workshops.

More information: http://www.northyorkarts.org/

Walk Together Children: Musicians, dancers, and other artists from Toronto’s African, Jewish and Shia Ismaili Muslim diasporas unite in a joyful sharing of their cultural traditions.

Repainting Perceptions was a photo and painting workshop where residents from the Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park communities had the space to share their stories, challenge religious and cultural stereotyping, and break through social isolation.

Funded by  Inspirit Foundation.

Fall Workshops

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Art Ignite has some exciting and fun workshops in September and October as part of our Open Studio program! Join Tasneem Dairywala and our guest artists for our fall workshops. All levels are welcome, especially beginners! All materials are provided!

No registration required! If you have any questions or to find out more, email cecilia@artignite.ca.

September 7
Learning Charcoal
with Akshata Naik

September 28 & October 5
Colour Theory with Watercolours
with Tasneem Dairywala

October 26
Drawing Communication
with Huzaifa F.E.M

November 2 & 9
Oil Painting 101
with Tasneem Dairywala

November 16
Henna for Beginners
with Farheen and Amreen Kadwa

November 23
Exploring Interiors
with Matt Apedaile

November 30
Blending with Gouache
with Tasneem Dairywala

Fridays
10:30 am to 1 pm

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Toronto Arts Council and Flemingdon Park Library

Our 1 Year Exhibition

Art Ignite’s summer exhibition will be showcasing works from all the programs that have happened in the past year. Join us for light snacks and drinks as we celebrate Art Ignite’s one year anniversary and the wonderful art created by the Flemingdon Park Community.

Saturday, August 25

1 to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library’s Auditorium (2nd floor), 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Ontario Arts Council, Inspirit Foundation, North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Healthy Kids Fun Fair

As part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge- Flemingdon Health Centre and South Riverdale CHC are co-leading the 2018 Fun Fair Event in Flemingdon Park! Art Ignite artists will be there to show children how to make vegetable and fruit monsters out of modeling clay. This is a free event for all community members to attend. It includes free entertainment, music, recreational activities and healthy snacks for children.

Saturday, July 21

3:30 to 6 pm

150 Grenoble Drive (near Paradise Playground)

In partnership with Flemingdon Health Centre

Glass & Portrait Painting Program for Youth

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.

Register

July 11 to August 15, 2018

Every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Exhibition Date: August 25, 1 to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

Funded by Ontario Arts Council
In partnership with Toronto Public Library – Flemingdon Park Library

Bring to Light Exhibition

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

In partnership with Art Reach, Toronto Arts Council and Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute

Repainting Perceptions (Portrait & Narrative Painting Workshops)

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.

You can learn more at SNAPD or Inside Toronto!

Register

February 28 to April 4
OR
May 23 to June 27

Exhibition Date 1: August 25, 1 – 4 pm

Exhibition Date 2: October 14

Every Wednesday from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm

Flemingdon Park Library’s Glass Room, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with Inspirit Foundation, North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Metamorphic Reflections

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.

Register

Exhibition Date: August 25, 2018, 1 pm to 4 pm

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

Funded by Ontario Arts Council
In partnership with Toronto Public Library – Flemingdon Park Library