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We’re bringing ArtMEETS back for its seventh year! There are seven arts workshops in total, and registration for all workshops will open as of Thursday July 4th, 2024. Scroll down to learn more, and join us at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse!

ArtMEETS 2024 Summer Edition
Saturdays from July 13th to August 24
th, 2024
Time: 1-4 pm each Saturday
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue

Back by popular demand! East End Arts is thrilled to announce that ArtMEETS is back at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse this summer for its seventh year! Led by talented, engaging, and supportive artist facilitators, each ArtMEETS workshop is an opportunity for adults to learn a new art skill, meet new people, and let your creative side shine! This year’s workshops present a totally new lineup of artistic disciplines – from clay sculpture to cellphone photography to spoken word poetry – and all are PWYC (Pay What You Can)! Workshops run on Saturday afternoons in July and August (seven workshops total) from 1-4pm. We are accepting a maximum of 22 participants per workshop, so register early for those that interest you!


Each ArtMEETS workshop will cost $10-$40 per person to attend (on a sliding scale of Pay What You Can). Payment is to be made online at the time of registration, which will be done via Eventbrite. Payments through Eventbrite can be made with any major credit card, or through PayPal. If you are unable to pay online, we also accept cash or cheque, which is to be paid before the day of your workshop. If you need to pay with cash or cheque, or you would like assistance through the payment process, please contact East End Arts at

If you require financial assistance, please contact the EEA team at Nobody will be denied participation due to lack of funds, but please note that there will be high demand to participate in this program, so if you require financial assistance, please reach out early!

If you are not able to attend an ArtMEETS workshop that you’ve registered for, specifically if you are feeling unwell, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be happy to issue you a refund, or offer you a spot at an upcoming ArtMEETS workshop, if and where possible. You may also feel free to transfer your ticket to a friend! If you’re transferring your spot to another person, be sure to email them your ticket or hand it to them personally, and let East End Arts know in advance.


Registration for our 2024 Summer ArtMEETS workshops will open on Thursday July 4, 2023. Capacity for each workshop is 22 participants, so register early!

To register for an upcoming ArtMEETS workshop, please click on the individual workshop that you are interested in attending below!


ArtMEETS 24: Fantasy Creature Sculpture!
Facilitator: Karen Roberts
Saturday July 13th, 2024 | 1-4pm
*Workshop will include follow-up drop-in painting date choices of Thursday July 18th from 12-7pm, or Sunday July 21st from 12-3pm
PWYC, $10-$40

Come create your own fantastical creature with Apoxy Sculpt!
Come and get creative with sculpture! Together participants will sculpt small fantasy creatures, which will then be air dried, and painted later with acrylics, if desired. Karen will demonstrate how to hand build an armature for support and model a creature. Participants of this workshop can modify the design to create their own fun, unique creature. Participants are then asked to leave their sculpture to dry at our Clubhouse, and then to return on one of two drop-in painting days (July 18, or July 21) to finish adding colour and life to their creature!

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Gelli Printing!
Facilitator: Taruna Singh
Saturday July 20th, 2024 | 1-4pm
PWYC $10-$40

Express yourself through a summer-themed Gelli Printing Workshop!
You are invited to join facilitator Taruna Singh for her Expressions of Summer – Gelli Printing Workshop! Participants will make stamps and stencils from recycled cardboard boxes (corrugated/cereal), they will choose 2-3 acrylic paint colors to roll onto the gelli plate, and through this process they will pull their own unique monoprints that can be used for greeting cards, collage material for mixed media art, or simply framed to showcase their unique expressions of summer!

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Lens & Story Cell Phone Photography!
Facilitator: Hamed Tabein
Saturday July 27th, 2024 | 1-4pm
PWYC $10-$40

Enhance your photography skills by exploring Cell Phone Photography and Narrative!
In an age where everyone carries a powerful camera in their pocket, cellphone photography has become a ubiquitous form of artistic expression. Through this workshop, participants will embark on a journey of discovery, using their smartphones as tools to capture moments, tell stories, and create meaningful artworks. Enjoy a photo walk through Riverdale Park, followed by an editing and experimentation period where we will look at filters, cropping, and other editing tools.

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Spoken Word Poetry!
Facilitator: Charlie Petch
Saturday August 3rd, 2024 | 1-4pm
PWYC $10-$40

Let’s come together to create new work, learn more about spoken word poetry, and try out being on the mic!
You are invited to join east end poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Charlie Petch, for a spoken word workshop for new or established poets! This workshop will be not only about creating new work, but also finding out more about spoken word/ poetry slam competitions, and exploring a performance feedback session that includes a microphone workshop and technical elements for online and in person performance.

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Cultural Banner-Making!
Facilitator: Yael De Gale
Saturday August 10th | 1-4pm
PWYC, $10-$40

Come make a unique piece of art for your home that reflects your culture and story!
In this workshop participants are invited to join illustrator and artist Yael for a cultural banner-making workshop. Artforms that will be highlighted include illustration, crafting, and mindfulness. Growing up, Yael noticed in many Caribbean cultural homes a banner that illustrated a brief cultural history of a family’s home country, including festivities, foods, and other symbols of celebration. The banners created in this ArtMEETS workshop are fabric based, and will draw inspiration from each participant’s unique heritage and story.

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Expressive Collage!
Facilitator: Saretta Khan
Saturday August 17th | 1-4pm
PWYC, $10-$40

Come and create meaningful, personal collage pieces that tell your unique story!
Creating meaningful collages using personal photographs and crafts is a wonderfully expressive art form that combines visual storytelling with personal reflection. In this workshop, participants will delve into the process of assembling images and objects to create a narrative on paper. This collage workshop will use a mixed-media approach, which will include various materials and techniques, such as paint, ink, found objects, and photographs, to create a single artwork.

Learn More & Register HERE

ArtMEETS 24: Tactile Art Creation!
Facilitator: Kyla Yager
Saturday August 24th, 2024 | 1-4pm
PWYC, $10-$40

Create unique “art you can touch” with Kyla’s Yager’s Tactile Art Workshop!
Participants are invited to wrap up our ArtMEETS season with an exciting tactile art workshop led by local east end artist, Kyla Yager! She refers to this art form in her professional practice as Fidget Fine Art, because she personally creates “art you can touch” to create more accessibility within fine art spaces, so that sensory-seeking or vision impaired art viewers can experience the art and its tactile nature. This workshop will invite participants to use mini hot glue guns, and vibrant coloured acrylic paints and gel varnishes to create their own unique piece of tactile art to take home.

Learn More & Register HERE


We encourage everyone to take public transit when and where possible! Here are TTC vehicles that are near our Clubhouse:

  • The closest subway station is Broadview Station. If you walk down from Broadview to our Clubhouse, it’s about a 15 minute walk.
  • The closest buses are the 505 Dundas, which will drop you off at Broadview Ave/Langley Ave, or the 504 King, which will drop you off at Broadview Ave/Langley Ave.
  • The closest streetcar is the 506 College, which will drop you off at Gerrard St. East/Broadview Ave.
  • There are bike rings out front to accommodate your bike if you choose to cycle to the Clubhouse.

Please note that there is no public parking available at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse. Metered parking is available along Broadview Ave, and on the surrounding residential streets. Be sure to read the posted street signs to avoid being ticketed or towed. Also note that there are paid parking lots at Bridgepoint Hospital (down the street from us).


Participant & staff safety are of utmost importance to East End Arts and will be a priority during the program! Please note the following:

  • If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you please postpone your visit to our Clubhouse, and let us know about your absence as soon as you’re able.
  • Masks are not mandatory inside our Clubhouse, however we continue to operate a mask-friendly space, and we will have disposable masks available for those who would like to wear one.
  • We continue to ask all of our participants and visitors to practice good hand hygiene practices.
  • Enhanced cleaning routines remain in place in our Clubhouse.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on site at all times.
  • We have a fully accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on site.
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