Voice of Colours- In-Person
Voice of Colours is an in-person course happening with Workman Arts and Arts Etobicoke. Registration will be open until November 5th, 2022, at which point accepted registrants will be contacted. Please note there is a limit on participants.
Dates: Saturdays — November 12, 19, 26, and December 3, 10, 17
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm EST
Location: In-Person — Rexdale Community Hub (21 Panorama Ct.)
Who is this course for:North Etobicoke/Etobicoke Residents who are;Not exclusively limited, but preferably for BIPOC folks, youth 15+, and seniors. All ages and all skill levels welcome. All indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island welcome.
Instructor: Hemangi Shroff
Hemangi Shroff is a multidisciplinary self-taught visual artist. She is passionate about activism through the arts and devotes her practice to exploring socio-cultural issues like representation, feminism, decolonization, and diversity and equity.
Her current works include a series of ‘cultural abstraction’ acrylic paintings. She uses her visual vocabulary to convey complex layering of stories focused on culture, gender, fabrics, and jewellery through the lens of a contemporary Indian woman. Colors, patterns, embroideries, and weaving in Indian textiles inspires her work.
Since 2017, she has been an Artist Educator at Blank Canvases. In 2018, she also took the role of Education Coordinator and is currently a Member of the Blank Canvases Studio Collective.
She has acquired Continuing Education certificates in Fine Arts Foundation and Cartooning and Illustration from George Brown College. Since moving to Canada in 2016, she has participated in group exhibits, community art projects, pop-up market, virtual residency, and produced various mural projects.
The Voice of Colours program is designed for individuals of all skill levels who want to express themselves creatively. The concept of colour is both universal and culturally specific. Participants will learn how color impacts mental and emotional wellbeing, shared experiences, and shared stories.
A variety of hands-on and conversational exercises will lead participants to explore their relationship with various colors. In addition, practicing these exercises will help them deal with the stress of everyday life in a simple and effective manner.
It will also give them a sense of accomplishment and pride to create a piece of art with the techniques they learn. An association to their ancestral histories of making crafts in various forms incorporating intuitive colour relationships will also enhance the overall experience.