CALENDAR

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May
26
Sun
2019
SA Creates: Print and Paint a Fish! @ Birchmount Community Centre
May 26 @ 14:00 – 17:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop starts with and introduction to the background on the Toronto water front and its natural world followed by an introduction to fish prints, and then actually printing from a real (dead) fish! Participants will also get the chance to paint an environment for their newly printed fish. A variety of sizes of fish will be available.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Charles Weiss is a Scarborough resident working in acrylic paint and wood carving to express the local world. Accuracy and an eye for unique design have always been a large part of his fine art and illustration. Nature-inspired images of the local waterways have always been a part of his art.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jun
4
Tue
2019
SA Writes: Comedy Writing 101 @ Toronto Public Library - Agincourt Library
Jun 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create topical headline jokes, sketches, and humour within scripted dialogue. We will go over formatting, structure, and the art of crafting a joke in different media. Each participant will be given in-class writing exercises, light homework, see their jokes in action, and receive constructive feedback. Participants will leave the workshop feeling more confident in their ability to add humour towards their future writing endeavours.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
A few years ago, Cathryn Naiker decided to leave her career in broadcasting to follow her dreams of becoming a comedy writer, comedian, and according to the British Journal of Psychiatry, completely insane. But the risk has paid off. Cathryn is the writers room Script Coordinator for The Mr. D Show, and Writer for The Beaverton. Cathryn was also a top finalist for The Writers Guild of Canada and Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters program. She also wrote and co-starred in the IPF funded web series “Dhaliwal 15” with YouTube star Jus Reign. As a comedian, she has performed at top comedy festivals such as Just For Laughs 42 (Toronto), Sirius XM Top Comic, Gilda’s Club, She Dot Fest, Border City Comedy Fest, Brantford Comedy Fest, and NXNE Festival, among others. She’s an in-demand performer in Canada’s comedy scene and continues to pursue her goals of hilarious world domination.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jun
5
Wed
2019
SA Creates: Printmaking Workshop @ Toronto Public Library - Scarborough Centre
Jun 5 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the various printmaking techniques possible without a printing press. These include Linoleum printing, Mono-printing, and Collographs. Participants will learn how to create a unique visual images that can be reproduced in a series/edition of prints, as well as “one of a kind” prints. This workshop is open to teenagers and adults. All required materials will be provided.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Krystyna Czereyska has an extensive background in teaching both visual arts and photography at the secondary and elementary level. She has a BFA and MA in Art Education and Art Teacher’s Diploma from Concordia University in Montréal.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jun
19
Wed
2019
SA Creates: Printmaking Workshop @ Toronto Public Library - Scarborough Centre
Jun 19 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the various printmaking techniques possible without a printing press. These include Linoleum printing, Mono-printing, and Collographs. Participants will learn how to create a unique visual images that can be reproduced in a series/edition of prints, as well as “one of a kind” prints. This workshop is open to teenagers and adults. All required materials will be provided.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Krystyna Czereyska has an extensive background in teaching both visual arts and photography at the secondary and elementary level. She has a BFA and MA in Art Education and Art Teacher’s Diploma from Concordia University in Montréal.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jul
8
Mon
2019
SA Kids: Project Kids and Cameras @ Warden Woods Community Centre
Jul 8 @ 12:00 – Jul 11 @ 15:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Project Kids & Cameras is a unique program that empowers kids ages 9-13 to explore their voices and the world around them through photography, literacy, and visual thinking skills. For SA KIDS, facilitator Diana Nazareth has designed a super-fun, hands-on program where participants will go on photo scavenger hunts, find faces in places, make photo-action flipbooks, create friendship triptychs, learn about composition, vantage points, elements of design, scale and perspective, and so much more in this photo-activity packed program! Digital cameras are provided for use during program hours.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Diana Nazareth is a photographer, certified teaching artist, and founder of Project Kids & Cameras. She is passionate about empowering youth to find their voice through photography. Her photography programs are informed by an extensive study of key progressive teaching methods such as Literacy Through Photography, PhotoVoice, and Visual Thinking Strategies. She has designed, facilitated, and coordinated photography workshops for over a thousand students of all ages. Her programs are now implemented in a variety of learning environments across the GTA, such as in schools, community art centres, libraries, and during photowalks, summer workshops, and PA Days.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jul
12
Fri
2019
SA Kids: Slime-Making Workshop @ Warden Woods Community Centre
Jul 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is a tactile and creative DIY experience for kids using simple ingredients like nail polish and glitter glue. In this workshop, we will transform an everyday object into a marbled work of art. Then, we will shake things up and create slime characters with glittering personalities!

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Tasnim and Tahsin Noman are sisters who grew up and still reside in Scarborough. They both graduated from R.H. King Academy, and completed BAs at the University of Toronto. The sisters worked on campus in facilitation roles and also acted as Teaching Assistants at Kumon throughout their university years, and have gained extensive experience working with students of all ages. Tasnim co-facilitated two SA CREATES workshops last year, guiding participants to make bath fizzies and candles. She currently works at a digital marketing agency full-time but spends the occasional evening getting her art fix at the AGO or finding ways to get involved with SA> Tasnim has been a volunteer/contributor for various arts programming over the years such as the SA Bridging Festival, StArt Youth Presenting Art, Luminato and Fringe. Tahsin continues to work with students, working full-time at the English School of Canada. She grew up watching Art Attac and FingerTips, and would love to recreate her own episode in real life. Tahsin volunteered at the SA Bridging Festival and other arts festivals, such as SummerWorks Theatre Festival.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jul
15
Mon
2019
SA Kids: My Public Art and Design @ Warden Woods Community Centre
Jul 15 @ 12:00 – Jul 18 @ 15:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
My Public Art Design is a fun and engaging, yet practical, introduction to architecture, design and community building. Using scale 3-dimensional materials, students can use to design and build all types of architectural models. Each student is offered the opportunity to collect their own personalized menu by choosing 20-30 pieces from a series of preselected design elements with an array of colours, textures, and shapes. As a good introduction to architecture, it’s an exercise that challenges the understanding of scale and experience through space and time. It develops fine motor skills by manipulating varied materials and builds skill in conceiving an idea in the abstract and transferring an idea into a tangible piece of architecture.

Participants are asked to bring:

pair of scissors
glue stick
sketchpad with white pages
graphite and pencil crayons
phone camera (if possible)

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Sandra Iskandar is a community minded individual who enjoys blurring the lines between art, architecture and the public realm. As an educator, she strives to empower students to think like city builders. Through her workshops, Sandra encourages an open dialogue in the classroom to allow synergy and collaboration amongst students in order to promote idea of constructing healthy, inclusive communities. She is a bilingual Lead Architectural Educator with No. 9 Contemporary Art & The Environment and Inner City Angels in Toronto, Hamilton, and Kingston. In her involvement with Waterfront Toronto’s Underpass Park, Sandra has been instrumental for the guiding design ideas and supporting the evolution of the public realm in a rich urban context, otherwise termed ‘designing future cities’. Sandra has recently founded her own architectural practice, Sandra Iskandar Architect, and has been commissioned by Clear Water Farm for the design of a new Youth Engagement Centre with the intention of serving the local Georgina Community north of Toronto.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Jul
19
Fri
2019
SA Kids: Slime-Making Workshop @ Warden Woods Community Centre
Jul 19 @ 12:00 – 15:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This workshop is a tactile and creative DIY experience for kids using simple ingredients like nail polish and glitter glue. In this workshop, we will transform an everyday object into a marbled work of art. Then, we will shake things up and create slime characters with glittering personalities!

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Tasnim and Tahsin Noman are sisters who grew up and still reside in Scarborough. They both graduated from R.H. King Academy, and completed BAs at the University of Toronto. The sisters worked on campus in facilitation roles and also acted as Teaching Assistants at Kumon throughout their university years, and have gained extensive experience working with students of all ages. Tasnim co-facilitated two SA CREATES workshops last year, guiding participants to make bath fizzies and candles. She currently works at a digital marketing agency full-time but spends the occasional evening getting her art fix at the AGO or finding ways to get involved with SA> Tasnim has been a volunteer/contributor for various arts programming over the years such as the SA Bridging Festival, StArt Youth Presenting Art, Luminato and Fringe. Tahsin continues to work with students, working full-time at the English School of Canada. She grew up watching Art Attac and FingerTips, and would love to recreate her own episode in real life. Tahsin volunteered at the SA Bridging Festival and other arts festivals, such as SummerWorks Theatre Festival.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Aug
6
Tue
2019
SA Creates: Intro to Time-Based Art @ Toronto Public Library - Agincourt Library
Aug 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Intro to Time-Based Art provides an overview of the basic tools and techniques used to create a single or multi-channel video art and/or installation. The first segment of the workshop discusses camera movement techniques and a video “walk”, followed by an introduction to video editing, and finally, an introduction to green screen stop-motion.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Katy Huckson is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator based in Northern Ontario. She has worked with themes around the body, memory, fear/trauma, and control/power, usually operating from a feminist and deconstructive lens. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at Algoma University where she teaches time-based media arts. She is also the program lead for Digital Creator North, a media arts space for youth and emerging artists. Her work has been show internationally and across Canada, with forthcoming shows/performances in Southern Ontario and Italy.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019

Aug
8
Thu
2019
SA Creates: Intro to Time-Based Art @ Toronto Public Library - Agincourt Library
Aug 8 @ 18:00 – 20:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Intro to Time-Based Art provides an overview of the basic tools and techniques used to create a single or multi-channel video art and/or installation. The first segment of the workshop discusses camera movement techniques and a video “walk”, followed by an introduction to video editing, and finally, an introduction to green screen stop-motion.

*Please note that this is a WORKSHOP SERIES and that participants who would like to attend are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND ALL sessions of the workshop*

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Katy Huckson is an interdisciplinary artist and arts educator based in Northern Ontario. She has worked with themes around the body, memory, fear/trauma, and control/power, usually operating from a feminist and deconstructive lens. Currently, she is an adjunct faculty member at Algoma University where she teaches time-based media arts. She is also the program lead for Digital Creator North, a media arts space for youth and emerging artists. Her work has been show internationally and across Canada, with forthcoming shows/performances in Southern Ontario and Italy.

This workshop is part of Scarborough Arts’ SA Suite of Programs — 2019. For more workshops like this, visit http://bit.ly/SASuite2019



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