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Art MEETS Free Workshops

Saturdays 1-4pm | July 7 – August 25, 2018
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse | 450 Broadview Avenue | Toronto
FREE | Please register for each workshop you are interested in attending

Art MEETS is a series of eight FREE art-making workshops and opportunities to make, explore, experience, transform, and share. Let your creativity shine!

Led by talented, supportive, and engaging arts facilitators, each workshop offers an opportunity to learn a new art skill, have fun, meet new community members, and find new and creative ways for self expression.

Art MEETS is presented by East End Arts with the generous support of our community partner Above Ground Art Supplies.

Explore all the workshops below and please click on each one you are interested in for full details and to register:

Art MEETS: Watercolour Painting Hacks
Facilitator: Christine Walker
Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 1-4pm
Create unique and stunning effects using watercolour! Produce a series of miniature watercolour paintings and explore a wide variety of different watercolour techniques to create different effects, including wax resist, splatter, blotting, stencils, and everyday household items.

Art MEETS: Exploring Collage
Facilitator: Shona Chornenki
Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 1-4pm
Experiment, explore, and focus on process over product – with collage! Pull images and text from a collection of magazines, maps, books, and other materials provided, then deconstruct them into fragments and reassemble them into new artistic works.

Art MEETS: Expressing Emotions in Paint
Facilitator: Brian Cauley
Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 1-4pm
Let go of judgement and critical thinking with art! Experiment with expressionist painting, using your emotions and mindfulness as your guide. In this workshop, produce a piece of artwork that expresses unique parts of yourself in an encouraging environment.

Art MEETS: Sparkle & Shine Acrylics
Facilitator: Sharlena Wood
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 1-4pm
Create an opulent piece of artwork! Using specialty acrylic paints, unique materials, and glazing techniques, learn how mixed media and texture can help create glowing 3D illusions that make your paintings sparkle and shine. No previous painting experience required.

Art MEETS: Pop-Up Photo Exhibit
Facilitator: Diana Nazareth
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 1-4pm
Take part in a pop-up photography exhibit, produced and curated by you! Learn about basic digital camera skills and creative photography techniques in this fun, hands-on workshop while producing a series of photographs exploring a collective theme.

Art MEETS: Fabric Screen-Printing 
Facilitator: Shelby McLeod
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 1-4pm
Create a beautiful tapestry with screen-printing! Using a series of images, patterns, and words, create a custom piece of functional artwork. Learn the basics of screen-printing and its various applications including mixing inks, pulling prints, and how to print on fabric.

Art MEETS: Encaustic Photo Transfer
Facilitator: Vivian Wong
Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 1-4pm
Explore the encaustic photo transfer process! Using molten wax as an adhesive, learn how to use the encaustic photo transfer method to create beautiful pieces of personalized artwork. This workshop will provide participants with the building blocks for further independent exploration in encaustic painting and collage techniques.

Art MEETS: Postcard Flash Fiction
Facilitator: Hanan Hazime
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 1-4pm
Visual arts and short fiction collide! Explore the different forms of flash fiction, including the drabble, sudden fiction, and the nano-tale. Learn the ins and outs of writing flash fiction, and create your own piece of artful flash fiction using engaging writing prompts and vintage postcards.

Art MEETS is presented by East End Arts with the generous support of our community partner Above Ground Art Supplies.


East End Arts strives to make our programming as accessible and inclusive as possible. If there are any accommodations that you need for any of these workshops, please email – we will do our best to meet your needs.

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