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 6 online and 2 outdoor in-person sessions, dependent on public health restrictions and the preferences of participants. All outdoor sessions will observe strict social distancing and safety protocols, and participants will be consulted on their comfort level attending outdoor sessions in advance. Outdoor sessions may shift to online delivery if necessary.

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

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

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