Creating Collages

When: December 2
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Online

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)

Black and White card stock for base

Scissors and cutters 

Craft Glue


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This workshop is funded by Toronto Arts Council.

Felt Finger Puppets

When: October 21
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Online

During this workshop, you will learn how to create little felt creatures!

Craft felt, in the colours of the creature you want to create
Embroidery or sewing needle
Embroidery floss or sewing threads (black, and some colours for contour and details)

Email for more information.

This workshop is funded by Toronto Arts Council.

Kite-Making Workshop

When: September 9
Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Online

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.

• 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

Email for more information.

This workshop is funded by Toronto Arts Council.

Draw Your Happy

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.

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101 Embroidery

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.

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All Around Us

Program Overview

‘All Around Us’ is a community-engaged textile art program that will work with 10 self-identified women ages 16+ in the Thorncliffe Park community to learn textile art and embroidery techniques over 8 sessions, culminating in the creation of a collective art piece to be installed at the Toronto Public Library, Thorncliffe Branch in the summer of 2021. The program will use nature as a central theme and encourage participants to explore their own relations with nature while learning and collaborating in a small group environment. 

The program will be delivered as 8 online sessions.

Materials Fee: $60 provided for purchasing art materials

Honorarium: $100 for participation (must attend a minimum of 6 sessions and contribute to the final collective art piece to receive honorarium) 

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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

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