Bring to Light 2 (Light Painting)

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.

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October 17 to December 19, 2017, January 9 to February 6, 2018

Every Tuesday from 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Exhibition Date: May 10, 2018

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute, 135 Overlea Blvd

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

Narrative Painting

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.

September 20 to October 11

Every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Exhibition Date: October 21

Flemingdon Park Library, 29 St Dennis Drive

In partnership with North York Arts and Flemingdon Park Library

Painting (Dreamscapes)

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.

September 11 to November 6

Every Monday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Flemingdon Health Centre, 10 Gateway Blvd

In partnership with Flemingdon Health Centre

Seniors Ignite – Winter 2020

No registration required

Drop-in hours every Friday from 10:30am to 1:00pm

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

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.

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January 10 – Flower Crafts Workshop with Shehrbano Akhtar

January 17 – TBD with Joan Saldanha

January 24 – Canvas Stretching Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

January 31 – Canvas Stretching Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

February 7 – Paper Mache Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

February 14 – Paper Mache Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

February 21 – CANCELLED – Paper Mache Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

February 28- CANCELLED – Paper Mache Workshop with Tasneem Dairywala 

March 6 – Clay Art Workshop with Aitak Sorahitalab

In partnership with Toronto Arts Council and Flemingdon Park Library

Multicoloured (Glass Painting)

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

In partnership with City of Toronto, Cultural Hotspot, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office and Flemingdon Park Library

Community Mural

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.

August 15 to August 19

4 pm to 7 pm


July 21, 2016

4 pm to 7 pm

Flemo City Media, 29 St Dennis Drive, 2nd floor

In partnership with City of Toronto, Cultural Hotspot and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office