SELF: Youth Visual Arts Workshops

SELF is a series of 6 free workshops for youth in Grades 9-12 who are interested in using visual art as tool for emotional and self expression. These workshops offer a safe and creative environment where participants will learn to use different mediums and art techniques to explore themes surrounding mental health and self-care.

Through hands-on arts activities, exercises, and discussions, participants will work individually and collectively to express their emotions in the visual form. A group exhibition will showcase the artwork created during the workshops to friends, family, and the community.


  • Saturday, April 21, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, April 28, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, May 5, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, May 12, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, May 26, 12-3pm
  • Saturday, June 2, 12-3pm

GROUP EXHIBITION: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

LOCATION: AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Avenue (Community Rooms 1 & 2)

Lunch and TTC tokens will be provided to participants for all workshops and the final exhibition.

Zahra Agjee is a Visual Artist whose work deals with issues of identity, representation, and the self. Agjee currently coordinates and facilitates The Truth & Dare Project, an arts-based workshop series for young Muslim women and other youth art programs in the Greater Toronto Area. She is committed to using the visual arts as a tool of empowerment in all of her work.


Youth who are interested in participating in this workshop series are invited to complete the application form below by Friday, April 13, 2018.

There are three ways to sign up for SELF Youth Visual Arts Workshops:

  • Online (please complete the form below)
  • Fill Out an Application at AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Avenue
  • Call 647-715-2150 ext. 3

We thank all applicants for their interest in participating in SELF Youth Visual Arts Workshops. A member of the East End Arts team will be in touch with applicants to confirm registration. If you have any additional questions, we encourage you to connect with us at

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