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ArtMEETS 24: Cultural Banner-Making Workshop
Facilitator: Yael De Gale
Saturday August 10th | 1-4pm
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse | 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: PWYC, $10-$40 | Register on Eventbrite SOON


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 De Gale for a cultural banner-making session. Artforms that will be highlighted include illustration/drawing, painting, crafting, and mindfulness. Completed banners can be hung up at home, in one’s room, or in a special place. Growing up, Yael noticed banners hung up in either the kitchen, living room, or in a sacred space of many Caribbean cultural homes. These banners 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 (canvas that will be pre-painted black as the background), and Yael will encourage participants to draw, paint, or create what matters to them culturally on their banners! Yael is a drawing instructor at Max the Mutt College, and loves to show people how to break past their fears of drawing. Join us for a fun afternoon where you will draw inspiration from your unique heritage, while infusing your dreams, goals, and aspirations for the future onto your banner!


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Yael De Gale is an artisan specializing in illustration. With roots in Grenadian and Jamaican heritage, he grew up in the vibrant community of Scarborough. His design language is deeply influenced by storytelling, drawing inspiration from my Afro-Caribbean culture, music, history, and animation. He is passionate about discovering innovative ways to cultivate creative culture.

Throughout his creative journey, he has actively participated in community initiatives, facilitated arts-based programs, and contributed to grassroots projects. These experiences have enriched his skills and deepened his commitment to community engagement.

Beyond his artistic expertise, communication has played a vital role in connecting with diverse communities across the Greater Toronto Area. Through public speaking, event hosting, and engaging with youth and newcomers, he has built strong, positive, and enduring relationships.


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.



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.


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).


Outside of a positive attitude and a readiness to get creative and have fun, you may also want to bring a water bottle (we will have tap water available as an alternative), a face mask if you need one (we will also have some on site if you need a disposable one), and your smart device so you can share images and tag us during your experience (we will reshare!). Yael’s workshop does not require that participants bring anything specific or additional, but if you would like to bring reference photos already saved or printed to refer to for your cultural banner, then please have those ready for yourself before arriving.

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