The call for Girls Mural Camp participants is now closed. We thank everyone who applied, and look forward to rolling this program out this month!
GIRLS MURAL CAMP!
Call for Participants:
Are you interested in visual arts and murals? Are you looking for opportunities to learn more about outdoor mural-making this summer? Are you between the ages of 14 and 19, and are someone who identifies as a young woman, girl, female or non-binary? Join East End Arts and muralists Monica Wickeler and Bareket Kezwer for Girls Mural Camp this August. To be considered for this program, please fill out our online registration form, found below by July 31, 2020!
About Girls Mural Camp:
Girls Mural Camp is a three-week summer program for youth between the ages of 14-19 who self-identify as young women, girls, females, or non-binary. All participants will be provided with meals and snacks, volunteer hours and financial support for transit costs. No experience is required, but a passion for arts is strongly encouraged!
Girls Mural Camp will take place from August 13-29, with two weeks of in-class learning & at home practice to explore the history of street art, graffiti and murals, as well as your own individual style, followed by creating a mural with the guidance of renowned street artists and your fellow campers!
A Note on Safety Protocols:
Participant & staff safety are of utmost importance to East End Arts and will be a priority during the program. A full set of safety protocols has been prepared in accordance with City of Toronto Health Guidelines and will be updated to reflect the most up to date information at the time. In addition to the safety protocols related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, participants will also be trained in the correct use of a ventilator when using aerosol paints.
Session Dates & Times:
- Wednesday August 12th, 2020 | Time TBC | In-Class Session at Clubhouse
- Wednesday August 20th, 2020 | Time TBC | In-Class Session at Clubhouse (there may be homework, but don’t worry you’ll love it!)
- Week of August 24 – 28, 2020 | Times TBC – 3 days of On-site Mural Painting
- St Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave
- On-site at specific mural location in east Toronto (accessible by TTC)
What You Need:
- A reusable water bottle
- A cloth face mask (if you have one. If not, masks will be provided)
- Comfortable and safe outdoor mural attire (closed-toe shoes)
- Sunscreen, hat, and any other sun protection you need for on-site mural painting
What We Offer:
- All snacks and meals for in-class sessions and on-site mural making days
- Volunteer hours
- Full financial support for TTC transit costs
- Face masks (if you don’t have your own)
- An incredible experience learning about and making mural art with two renowned street muralists from Toronto!
Please note that spots are limited for this program. Please register by completing our online form found at the bottom of this page! Participants will be notified the week of August 4th if they’ve been selected to participate.
Also note, that if you have any questions about the application process, you can email our Program Coordinator Adam, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
About the Lead Artists:
Also known as monica on the moon in the public art industry. When Monica isn’t found on tip-toes at the top of scaffolding or balancing a ladder just so to reach the top corner of a mural, she can be found sharing her joy of mural/street art with public school students and sharing how it can transform a community or forgotten space in the most beautiful way.
Monica is a trained visual artist who has worked in the large scale painting industry in Toronto for many years. In outdoor advertising as a mural artist and in the film and television industry as a scenic painter. More recently she can be found reclaiming community spaces with her vibrant public art. Painting community murals in playgrounds, on wading pools, in pedestrian laneways, on construction hoarding and on just about anything that stays still long enough.
Bareket Kezwer is a Toronto-based muralist, community engaged artist, curator, graphic designer and eternal optimist. Her work is motivated by a desire to spread joy, cultivate gratitude, and support the growth of inclusive and connected communities. She programs and facilitates projects that empower and connect people through creative engagement and increase representation of Toronto’s diverse population.
In 2017, she founded Womxn Paint, a street art jam celebrating the strength, resilience and diverse stories of womxn. As the initiative’s creative director, she has produced 75 murals by emerging and early career artists and facilitated an intergenerational community mural with residents in Rexdale. In her murals, she works with bright colours and bold patterns to captivate people’s attention and fill them with delight. She is passionate about creating art that both aesthetically and psychologically brightens environments.