Live Your Art
A partnership with Workman Arts and Urban 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.

Live Your Art – A partnership with Workman Arts and Urban Arts  is specifically looking to add programming in the former city of York. Courses will begin in November 2021 and the beginning of 2022 running 5 weeks in length online.

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



Online, 5 pm- 6.30 pm: November 8, 15, 22, 29

In person photo walk outdoors, 11am-12:30 PM: November 27

Snacks/Refreshments & TTC tokens provided for PhotoWalk (27th Nov)

Photography for Wellness’ program teaches visual storytelling to the participants and provides them with an artistic outlet to express themselves. The program will equip participants to document, showcase their work and provide support to overcome mental traumas/issues.

About the Instructor

Aroop Rayu

Art and Creative Skills Collective (ACSC) is a nonprofit organization that aims to support the mental wellbeing and enhance 21st-century skills of underserves youth using art as a medium. Aroop Rayu is an arts educator and professional with more that 10 years of experience in photography, film-making and writing. She has shot Commonwealth games, documentary films, fiction films and weddings. She is passionate about teaching photography and film-making to young people.

Instagram – acs_collective, Facebook – @acscollective, Twitter – @contact_acsc