OPPORTUNITIES

Spring/Fall 2024 Call for Art Courses

Due date: March 18th, 2024 (11:59 PM)

We’re seeking talented artists to offer art courses for our Spring & Fall 2024 programming!

Open to all disciplines. Let’s create a vibrant artistic community together. Share your skills and inspire your community.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Engaging course ideas (up to 9 weeks)
  • Expertise in your artistic field
  • Online and in-person proposals

If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine Vanstone at jasmine@northyorkarts.org.

Supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.

Creating through Curiosity with Jeff Ho & Pierre Poussin 

We invite you to join us for Jeff Ho & Pierre Poussin’s course ‘Creating through Curiosity’! This is a North York Arts + Workman Arts Satellite Program! 

Registration begins January 29th, 2023 at 3 PM.

Dates: Tuesdays, February 13th – 27th

Time: 2 hour Sessions, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Venue: Online (Zoom) 

This virtual workshop is an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create from a place of curated curiosity. Whatever medium you wish to express yourself in (writing, painting, sketching, etc).

Sessions will be structured towards creating from curiosity – a conscious method towards unconscious points of inspiration. We’ll facilitate processes and share exercises that work against perfectionism, and towards encouraging a practice of honing and recognizing your artistic voice.

Through facilitated exercises and group sharings – participants will experience new tools, resources and tips tailored to their artistic practice. Join award winning artists Pierre Poussin and Jeff Ho as we dive into the messiness of artistic creation, and to the detailed process of revising. Join us each week as we create, laugh, share, and connect over the curiosities that spur us to create.

Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Jasmine Vanstone at jasmine@northyorkarts.org.

My Safe Place

We invite you to join us for Yasaman Mehrsa’s course ‘My Safe Place’! This is a North York + Workman Arts Satellite Program!

Dates: Tuesdays, March 13th – April 16th
Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM
Venue: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, North York

This virtual workshop is an opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create from a place of curated curiosity. Whatever medium you wish to express yourself in (writing, painting, sketching, etc).

This mixed media painting workshop is called “My Safe Place”. In every session, participants start by learning how to make imaginary houses using basic perspective tricks.

Once they’ve got that down, they start painting the houses using watercolour/acrylic paints. Then, they add cool patterns and nature designs to their paintings with markers.

Picture this: colourful houses with cool designs and touches of nature, like flowers or trees. Each house becomes a unique story waiting to be told, turning a blank surface into a lively, imaginative safe place. It’s all about having a blast while creating your own special piece of art!

Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Jasmine Vanstone at jasmine@northyorkarts.org.

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 North York Satellite is specifically looking to add programming in North York.

Have questions?
RAINE LAURENT-EUGÈNE
Membership & Hospital Programs Manager
416-583-4339, ext. 9
Raine_LaurentEugene@workmanarts.com