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SKETCH Holiday Marketplace

Original artwork and crafts for sale created by emerging artists and entrepreneurs at SKETCH! Food, exhibitions, performances and more!

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SKETCHToronto for more info on our vendors. SKETCH supports local emerging artists and the incubation of arts enterprise. Learn more at www.sketch.ca.

MYTORONTO Photography Exhibit

MYTORONTO is a photography contest and calendar project for individuals with lived experience of poverty and homelessness. The initiative is inspired by MyLondon, which was started by a UK-based social enterprise called Café Art, and then expanded to various cities around the world. This is the second year of the MYTORONTO Program presented by Ve’ahavta, a Jewish humanitarian agency serving marginalized individuals, in partnership with various community organizations. Funds for the program were raised by Ve’ahavta through the sponsorship of calendar pages and individual donations, as well as a crowdfunding campaign.

Creative skills workshops were facilitated for people with lived experience of poverty and homelessness at The 519 community centre. On May 10, a camera distribution day was held at The Ryerson School of Image Arts. One hundred and eleven participants were given 35mm single-use cameras, donated by Fujifilm. The participants were invited to capture what #STRENGTH meant to them in the City of Toronto and what inspired them. Ninety-three cameras were returned for processing and approximately 2,600
photographs were printed featuring shots of nature, architecture, Toronto iconography, living spaces, objects, animals, celebrations, street corners and people. The pictures illustrate the strength, beauty and joy that exist alongside the challenges associated with poverty and homelessness.

A jury of eight individuals with backgrounds in professional photography, community services, the arts, social servivces and homeless advocacy selected the 40 exhibit photos on display at Artscape Youngplace 2nd floor gallery. Thirteen of these have been chosen for the 2019 calendar and greeting cards, which will be sold on the streets and various venues by participants of the MYTORONTO Vendor Training program. Half of the vendor sales goes to the participants while the other half funds the program.

For more information visit
mytorontocalendar.com

Howard Ross – A One Day Show of Paintings

A One Day Show of Paintings – I am a Toronto, Canada born painter. I have been a professional artist since 1985. I love to paint. I love the physical activity of painting. I love the process of starting with a white panel, and then, after much mental anguish and hours of smelling turpentine, something exists that did not exist before. Howard currently lives in Spain but will be present throughout the day. This exhibition is open to the public.

The Create Festival 2018

The 19th Annual Create Festival 2018 (formerly Fireside) Fundraising Event is a labour of love building community through the arts.
This year’s theme is Celebrating our Earth.
There will be live Music, Dance, and Performance, a Silent Auction, Raffle, It Takes a Community Group Art Exhibition and Sale, A Community Resource Board, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food, Plants and much more…

All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to the Jennifer Sjenta Dancer Haberman Bursary Fund – a $900 student bursary awarded annually to a 3rd year Create Institute student.

Little Penguin April 15th 2018 Workshop (for ages 4-7)

Little Penguin is a series of children art workshops. Classes are designed to guide kids to explore their creativity, and help them experiment with various art forms, such as drawing, printmaking and painting. Workshops are organized for small groups of 8 to 10.

In this workshop, children will be guided through various forms of mixed media and printmaking projects that involve creative thinking. Both parents and children will be encouraged to work together with simple tools and techniques to create art and express themselves while having fun.

– Class is for children between the ages of 4 to 7
– At least one parent or caregiver is required to attend with the child. Both parents are welcome to join, the more the merrier!
– Class is limited to 10 children
– All materials are included
– Fee is $35 per class

New Mom and Baby Dance Classes

Four Saturdays in April 2018 (starting April 7th). 10:30 – 12pm. $15 each class or $50 for all four @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103.

Set aside some time every Saturday morning this April to indulge in the pleasure of spending time just being with your new baby. Connect through music, movement, and gentle play.

Dance Artist Jessica Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings. Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace.

This series of classes is based on the work of Eryn Dace Trudell and MamaDances.

For more information or to register email classes@jessicarunge.com.

Photo Credit: Jessica Runge

New Parent Child Dance Class

Four Saturdays in April 2018 (starting April 7th). 9:30 – 10:30am. $15 each class or $50 for all four @ Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., #103.

Dance outside the box in these fun, creative classes where parents and children dance and explore their creativity through movement together!

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings. Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace.

This series of classes is based on the work of Eryn Dace Trudell and MamaDances.

For more information or to register email classes@jessicarunge.com.

Photo Credit: Jessica Runge

THE ART OF “BREAKING”

FREDDY “FREEZE” LOPEZ,
CO-FOUNDER OF THE TORONTO HIP HOP CULTURAL CENTRE, PRESENTS…
THE ART OF “BREAKING”: The only dance that came out of “HIP HOP”

“BREAKING” 101 – FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 – 10)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Learn the fundamental moves of “breaking” like top rocking & floor rocking
– Conditioning training for break dancers
– Embracing hip hop culture & the movement
– Mentorship & encouragement
– Impart critical life skills; key to “Success”
– Program is designed to engage, inspire, inform, & empower
– Build self-confidence… just showing up to the studio to face a challenge never experienced before takes courage
– 1-on-1 attention; experienced instructors
– No experience necessary

Beginners Qi Gong Breathing Movements

This class is for begginers. Shifu, a Shaolin Warrior Monk will show the traditional ways of the Temple to warm up your body from the inside out as well as basic meditation. Stretches and breathing mind movements are focused on.