Families and those young at heart are invited to download or pickup East End Arts’ ArtSkool Education Guides!
Parents: are you looking for something fun, safe and free to do with the family? Teachers: are you looking for something new and easy to do with students this year? Are all of you excited to be a tourist in your own east-end backyard?! Introducing ArtSkool! ArtSkool Education Guides are fun activity packages that offer kids and kids at heart an additional fun way to engage with our public-facing programs, and learn something new! There are five editions in total, each complementing a different East End Arts program. Inside each guide you’ll find fun activities for kids, interesting facts and history lessons, and so much more. Print off your guide, put on your running shoes, and go set off on an adventure with your family and friends to check out some cool public art in your neighbourhood!
You can download each of the ArtSkool Guides below and print them at home. Alternatively, you can find ArtSkool Guides available at the front desk of east Toronto libraries from Broadview to Victoria Park! ArtSkool Education Guides are a part of ArtworxTO.
The ArtSkool Guides to Download:
- Humans of the Danforth – DOWNLOAD HERE
In this guide, we invite you to explore our project, Humans of the Danforth, a series of installations featuring the work of local photographer, Henry Vanderspek, that celebrates local businesses and business owners in GreekTown.
- Local Discoveries – Tour #1 – DOWNLOAD HERE
In this guide (and the next two guides below), we celebrate our Interactive Public Art Tours that celebrate the vibrant street art in the east end neighbourhoods we love: Local Discoveries! Tour #1, ‘Danforth Love’ Tour, celebrates our connections to one another, and it can be accessed via walking, biking and TTC.
- Local Discoveries – Tour #2 – DOWNLOAD HERE
In this guide, we celebrate our second Local Discoveries Interactive Public Art Tour: Tour #2, ‘Around the World’. This public art tour celebrates a diversity of global cultures that find their home in east Toronto, and it can be accessed via walking, biking and TTC.
- Local Discoveries Tour #3 – DOWNLOAD HERE
In this guide we explore our final Local Discoveries Interactive Public Art Tour: Tour #3, Water Ways! In this tour we explore murals that take on the theme of water and our relationship to the landscape where we find ourselves, and it can be accessed via walking, biking and TTC.
- Women Paint Riverside – DOWNLOAD HERE
In this guide, we celebrate our mural project Women Paint Riverside. Download this guide to celebrate women, Two Spirit and non-binary artists, and to learn more about the final murals and their connection to water.
Chelsea Virginia – ArtSkool Illustrator & Graphic Designer
Chelsea Virginia is a visual and literary artist hailing from the shores of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay (Animiki-waajiw). Today she lives in Toronto (Tkaronto) as both an artist and arts administrator. She has always had a passion for capturing the world around her through stories, photos and art. Her work typically examines themes of feminism, environmental justice, and mental health. Perhaps an undercover skilled shower singer and tea connoisseur, Chelsea is more publicly a professional communicator, illustrator, graphic designer and digital marketer.
Marietta Fox is a Montreal-born educator with decades of cherished experiences not only in the classroom teaching but producing material for kids to explore in language, culture, art and the world around us! Her primary goal is to foster and develop a passion for learning new things and ignite imaginations.
Toronto is her home and playground and as well as working with kids, she has her hands in civic engagement, politics, community leadership and social activism. Marietta stays busy year round with her family, three grown sons all working in different shades of the Arts!