Registration now open for SA Suite of Programs — Winter/Spring 2018!

Posted on January 10th, by scararts in Featured, Recent News. 2 comments

View the SA Suite Workshops Calendar for Winter/Spring 2018 HERE!

This Winter/Spring 2018, Scarborough Arts is pleased to present our new suite of arts workshops! After a city-wide call earlier this year that attracted emerging and professional artists and arts educators from across the city, Scarborough Arts is happy to now be offering a diverse collection of creative, innovative, and accessible workshops to the Scarborough community.

Taking place each month in various locations across Scarborough, these workshops cover different art disciplines including: visual art, literary art, music, dance, photography, and participatory art. Workshops are categorized into four streams namely: SA Creates, SA Writes, SA Moves, SA Talks, and SA Kids. We invite everyone—artists or non-artists, audiences of all ages and skill levels—to explore their creative side and participate in these workshops.

Registration is now open for all workshops! For more information, contact Scarborough Arts at or 416-698-7322.

Scarborough Arts members get access to all workshops for free! Become a Scarborough Arts member today



January 25 (Thursday) — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA CREATES: Creating Repeat Patterns with Sarah Comfort
Creating Repeat Patterns is a two-hour workshop that will introduce participants to the subject of surface pattern design for fine art, printing and textiles. Participants will learn about different types of patterns, and explore various uses for repeat pattern in art and design

February 5 (Monday) — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA MOVES: Spirit of Africa with Lesley Waldron 
Spirit of Africa is a fun, exciting, and interactive workshop that uses dance movement, music and song to tell the story of the African people. This workshop will consist of a series of movements, song and drum rhythms from different parts of West Africa, followed by formal instruction of a traditional dance piece ending with a “cook-up” where participants are able to freely express themselves. 

February 22 (Thursday) — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA WRITES: Zine-Building with Whitney French
This Zine Building workshop focuses on making a community zine using traditional cut-and-paste style as well as digital print-outs. Participants explore layout and design, editing and proofreading stories, and assembling works for zines. 

March 15 (Thursday) — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA CREATES: Print a Fish with Charles Weiss
This Print a Fish workshop will teach participants about the Japanese form of printing on rice paper with real fish. Participants will explore this creative form of printmaking using the body of a real fish to transfer the surface details of these unique creatures onto paper using ink and paint. ($5 for non-SA members / FREE for SA Members)

March 22 (Thursday) — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA WRITES: Write Your Own Adventure Game with Chelsea Woolley
This workshop will give participants the basic skills needed to create their very own choose your own adventure story through the medium of a video game. Games will be text based and participants will be led through story-boarding, planning, and working with the interactive program Twine to create their unique game. Participants are expected to bring their own computers and are encouraged to download Twine for free before the workshop. ($5 for non-SA members / FREE for SA Members)

April 12 (Thursday) & April 26 (Thursday)* — 6 PM to 8 PM
SA CREATES: Tissue Paper Stained Glass with Krystyna Czereyska
Learn how to make beautiful tissue paper stained glass art for your windows! This workshop is great for kids and adults alike as participants will learn how create striking pieces of art that looks and displays like stained glass using simple materials. ($5 for non-SA members / FREE for SA Members)

*This workshop is offered twice. Participants are not required to attend both workshops as they will cover the same content, but if you would like to attend both please register for each separately.

April 19 (Thursday) — 2 PM to 4 PM
SA TALKS: Healthy Arts for Seniors Opening Reception and Anthology Launch 
Come celebrate the hard work of Scarborough Arts’ Healthy Arts for Seniors (HAFS) participants at our opening reception and anthology launch party! (FREE)

May 10 (Thursday) — 10 AM to 12 PM 
SA CREATES: Overcoming Language Barriers with Dr. Catherine Raine
This workshop invites ESL learners who may be frustrated by language barriers to make a collage on the theme of “My Definition of Success” and talk about the meaning of their piece. The session’s goal is to bridge the non-verbal realm to inspire verbal expression, thus building the participants’ English fluency and morale. (FREE)

May 26 (Saturday) — 11 AM to 1 PM
SA KIDS: Project Kids & Cameras with Diana Nazareth for kids aged 9 to 13
Learn about the fundamentals of digital photography through fun, hands-on, project-based photo activities during Scarborough Arts Doors Open event. Discover the settings on your camera, learn about composition, lighting, and how to best capture the people and places in your neighbourhood. (FREE)

May 26 (Saturday) & May 27 (Sunday)* — 2 PM to 5 PM
SA CREATES: Modern Batik Art: Expressive Explorations with Deon Best

Join Scarborough Arts during our Doors Open event in learning about Modern Batik art during this two-session workshop. Explore the unique Modern Batik technique where wax is applied to fabric using water-soluble dyes. (FREE)

*This is a two-session workshop and participants must be able to attend both sessions. If you would like to attend please register for both dates.

May 27 (Sunday) — 11 AM to 1 PM 
SA CREATES: Exploring Great Artists: Vincent Van Gogh with Carol Knowlton-Dority
This workshop will take place during Scarborough Arts Doors Open event and will allow participants to explore Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, “Starry Night”. Using the expressive mediums of oil pastel and a variety of papers, participants will explore the artist’s feelings for colour, composition and subject matter. (FREE)



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