When: December 2 Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Where: Online
Description: The workshop aims at visual exploration of colours, forms, patterns and shapes through paper mosaic and pattern making through basic geometric shapes. The participants will be encouraged to create collage pieces that are inspired through traditional patterns, pop art, colours and geometric shapes. These may be used for winter decorations, wall hangings or Christmas tree ornaments.
Coloured card stock (bright colours would be great if available)
When: September 9 Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Where: Online
Description: In this workshop participants will learn how to create a kite made of paper. Orfelina has designed this biodegradable kite to educate communities about green alternatives in order to reduce plastic pollution and reduce the risk to our wild animals.
Materials • 4 big sheets of newspaper • Regular glue • Masking tape • Cotton thread (To fly the kite) • Acrylic paints • paintbrushes • A pair of scissor • A pencil with a sharp point • A marker, color pencil or a pen
Learn Digital Collaging techniques in the workshop on August 5th. In this workshop participants will get a chance to get creative with photographs, shape, colour and type to create their own personalized collage from scratch using Inkscape (Digital Program).
In this workshop series, participants will explore all five senses with art activities led by Tasneem Dairywala. Beginning with a tutorial on watercolour pencils, participants will create vision boards of the things they like smelling, touching, hearing, and tasting. Participants will have a chance to put the external world on hold and listen to what’s going on inside of themselves. Workshops will equip participants with the skills to express themselves in multiple creative ways in order to enhance emotional and mental wellbeing. Each participant will select one piece for display in a final group exhibition.
Stitching Spring is a 2 workshops embroidery series starting with the very basics of embroidery and walking participants through the creation of their embroidery art piece inspired by spring. In the beginning, participants will learn embroidery stitches and the basics to start embroidery art. Inspired by the theme of spring each participant will create their embroidery piece, starting with a sketched idea and using the learned stitches to create a textile art piece.
Materials needed to participate:
– Embroidery Hoop (recommended sizes between 4″ and 7″)
– 2 or 3 Fabric or felt pieces that are larger than the hoop (cotton, linen, or fabrics that don’t have too much stretch to them are recommended)
– Embroidery needles between sizes 2 to 7
– Needle threader (optional)
– Embroidery floss
The workshops will take place virtually on April 29th and May 6th, from 9:30 am – 12 pm.
Stitching Diaries is a community-engaged textile art program for self-identified women, non-binary, and two spirit ages 16+ in Toronto’s Don Valley Village and Fairview neighbourhoods.
Using journaling as a central theme, participants will create stitched journals and a written piece to tell their personal stories while exploring textile and stitching techniques with Toronto-based textile artist, Cecília Garcia. Participants will also learn about creative writing and Indigenous Teachings with guest artists Tasneem Dairywala and Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone. Final artworks will be exhibited at the Toronto Public Library, Fairview branch in September 2022.
April 1, 2022 | 9:30am-12:00pm EDT | Free Online Workshop
Join Toronto-based artists Cecília Garcia and Tasneem Dairywala for a free online embroidery and creative writing workshop for beginners. In this workshop, you will learn embroidery basics, including an introduction to stitches and materials, and get your thoughts flowing with a guided creative writing session.
Suggested materials list:
Fabric or felt
Pen and a notebook or paper
All materials can be found at Michaels craft store or other craft stores.
Participants will be making masks using various materials in creative ways. The theme of this workshop is finding creative ways of mask making addressing stories of people, activities, and things that have gotten the participants through COVID time and isolation. These connective and rejuvenating acknowledgements become the inspiration for creating an individual mask. Participants will be led through the mask-making design and build process by the workshop lead, Banafshesh Erfanian. All levels of experience are welcomed.
Magazines or newspaper
Wooden sticks (a pencil could be used instead)
Strings of any kind or elastics
The workshop will take place virtually on December 10th, from 9:30 am – 12 pm.