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 Angelina at angelina@urbanartstoronto.org.

Supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.

Vibrant Visions: Hip-Hop, Dancehall & Afro Fusion

We invite you to join us for Jessica William’s workshop series ‘Vibrant Visions: Hip-Hop, Dancehall & Afro Fusion.’ This is an UrbanArts + Workman Arts Satellite Program! 

Registration is open.

Dates: Monday’s, February 12th to April 22nd, 2024

Time: 2 hour Sessions, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Venue: UrbanArts, 5 Bartonville Ave E, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 2B1

Step into a realm of boundless creativity and rhythmic exploration with our “Vibrant Visions” workshop. This dynamic and immersive experience invites you to delve into the captivating worlds of hip-hop, dancehall, and Afro-dance, seamlessly fusing their elements into a tapestry of movement artistry. You’ll learn a variety of foundational moves to add to the repertoire. You’ll build Body Awareness and Conditioning while having fun.

Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Angelina at angelina@urbanartstoronto.org

Crowned with Creativity: Mastering Headpiece Design

We invite you to join us for Jessica William’s course ‘Crowned with Creativity: Mastering Headpiece Design’! This is an UrbanArts + Workman Arts Satellite Program! 

Registration is open.

Dates: Wednesday’s, February 14th to April 17th, 2024

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

Venue: WESTON COMMON, 34 John St, Unit A, Toronto, ON, M9N 1J3

Whether participants aspire to craft headpieces for special occasions, personal enjoyment, or even a potential venture into the world of fashion, “Crowned with Creativity: Mastering Headpiece Design” equips them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in their artistic pursuits. This transformative experience is designed to awaken the designer within, fostering a deep sense of accomplishment and an enduring passion for the art of headpiece design while building their portfolio. In the end, we can arrange an eye-capturing photoshoot, so participants can model their best pieces if they wanted to.

Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Angelina at angelina@urbanartstoronto.org

Clay Creation

We invite you to join us for Gabe Gonçalves’ workshop series ‘Clay Creation.’ This is an UrbanArts + Workman Arts Satellite Program! 

Registration is open.

Dates: Wednesday’s, February 14th to April 17th, 2024

Time: 2 hour Sessions, 3:30PM-5:30PM

Venue: WESTON COMMON, 34 John St, Unit A, Toronto, ON, M9N 1J3

Clay Creation invites you to explore the 3D art space, working with hands-on materials to bring a figure, creature, character, animal, location, or feeling to life. Throughout this course, we will gain skills in the fundamentals of sculpture creation including armature structure, clay manipulation, tool handling, and paint application. We will explore how the different properties of air-dry clay and polymer clay can inform the scale or shape of our sculptures. Each class will begin with a collaborative activity for stimulating our creativity and getting warmed up. Technique tutorials will be offered as well as unstructured time for working on our sculpture projects. Most of all, this course will offer a relaxed and fun environment for working with clay, expressing ourselves, and acquiring new skills. 

The intention behind Clay Creation is to host a creative space that is as dynamic and adaptable as possible. For example, accessibility accommodations can be arranged for folks with fine-motor mobility needs or for those with sensory sensitivities to the textures/smells of clay.

Should you require any assistance with registration please reach out to Angelina at angelina@urbanartstoronto.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, UrbanArts, 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.

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