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ArtMEETS 24: Fantasy Creature Sculpture
Facilitator: Karen Roberts
Saturday July 13th | 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
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse | 450 Broadview Avenue
Cost: PWYC, $10-$40 | Register on Eventbrite


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, 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. As a material, this workshop will use Apoxy Sculpt to create permanent small sculptures that will be approximately 4”- 5” high. Apoxy Sculpt has a stone like texture when dried and is suitable for outdoor environments and aquariums! Participants of this class will be asked to leave their sculptures at our Clubhouse to dry overnight, and then you are invited to return on one of two drop-in painting days (Thursday July 18th from 12-7pm, or Sunday July 21st from 12-3pm) to finish adding colour and life to your creature with acrylic paint! Simply drop in during one of these time slots, and we will have a painting station set up for folks who come by!


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Karen Roberts, a versatile artist based in Toronto, seamlessly navigates a diverse range of creative realms, all in pursuit of bringing her unique visions to life. With a dynamic repertoire spanning sculpture, installations, murals, painting, digital design, still photography and dance photography, Karen selects her medium with a discerning eye, tailoring it to the essence of each project.

Throughout her career, Karen has been a prolific contributor to the public art scene, collaborating with entities such as The Cities of Toronto, Brantford, Hamilton, Mississauga, Aurora and University of Toronto, streetARToronto, Bell Box Project, Mural Routes, the Artscape Foundation, various BIA’s, senior centers, local businesses, and private patrons. Her artistic journey has taken her to exhibitions at the AGO, Bata Shoe Museum, Twillingate Unscripted Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, Contact, Snap, Dance Ontario, Artscape, Art in the Park, Danforth East Art Fair, and Wychwood Barns Art Market.

Karen has been an arts educator in the east end of Toronto for decades, teaching ceramics, air dry sculpture, drawing, mixed media, collage, photography and painting. She is currently creating artwork in a sculpture studio in Leslieville. Karen’s artistic voice thrives, nourished by her studies at Central Technical, Ryerson, and Humber College.


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!) Karen’s workshop does not require that participants bring anything specific or additional. If you have reference photos that you’d like to refer to for your creature, have those ready for yourself.

Have additional questions? Email us at!

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