Workman Arts Satellite East

Workman Arts Satellite East – A partnership with Workman Arts and East End Arts

Thanks to a $1 million investment over four years from the Slaight Family Foundation, Workman Arts is expanding its art training programs throughout the GTA by partnering with Scarborough Arts, Urban Arts, North York Arts, East End Arts, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts. The expanded program tackles the prevalence of social isolation in individuals with mental health issues and the lack of opportunities to build lasting social connections through meaningful engagement outside of the mainstream mental health system. Workman Arts’ art training programs are unique in the mental health sector because they do not treat the art class as secondary to the mental health benefits. High-quality art classes across all disciplines are facilitated by instructors with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.

Workman Arts Satellite East- A partnership with Workman Arts and East End Arts is specifically looking to add programming in East Toronto. This includes Courses will begin in October 2021 and run until March 2022.

Have questions?
Jules Vodarek Hunter
Art Training Program Manager
416-583-4339 Ext. 8


Light It Up Lantern Making Workshops

Workshop Days: Friday March 10th and Wednesday March 15th from 6:30-9:00PM, and Saturday March 18th from 1:30-4:00PM
Parade Day: March 19th (registration not required) 7:15PM (Dentonia Park)

In Person at Crescent Town Club, Main Club Room, Toronto, Ontario. M4C 5M1

As we reach the Spring Equinox light and dark are equal, and it’s a time to celebrate! Join Shadowland Theatre and East End Arts for a free lantern-making workshop. Create a beautiful glowing lantern to welcome the lengthening days, bring light, and hope out of the dark of winter.

Workshops will include all materials and instructions to make your own lanterns. Lanterns can illuminate a room, hang from a balcony, or be shared and carried in the east end Light It Up Lantern Parade!

Who can Register: For community members in East Toronto, with preference given to members of the Crescent Town Community. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

On Sunday March 19 join us for a lantern parade from Dentonia Park into the Crescent Town community to celebrate the Spring Equinox. With music, glowing lanterns, and the light of community spirit, we will welcome the longer days and bring hope into our hearts. Information about Light it Up Parade here!

Shadowland Theatre works with communities to tell their stories and animate their neighbourhoods. The company offers free workshops to create celebratory events where everyone is welcome to participate. You may have seen Shadowland’s performances in Dentonia Park and Crescent Town over the last two years with their stilt-walkers, giant puppets and live music.