SA Kids: My Public Art and Design

Posted on January 4th, by scararts in . No Comments

July 29, 2019 @ 10:00 – August 1, 2019 @ 13:00
McCanny Secondary School
1051 McNicoll Ave
ON M1W 3W6
Scarborough Arts

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*


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


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