We Love The Arts


This program is dedicated to the creative process and expanding the imagination! Children will enjoy activities  that combine performance, storytelling, music, dance and visual arts. A few sessions will be conducted outdoors as  participants investigate the community of the Islington Village through park visits and a mural tour. The program will culminate with a presentation by the participants and an  exhibit of their work. The goal of these classes is to help the  children develop multi-modal literacies — using a variety of artistic disciplines to tell one cohesive story.

We Love the Arts: Multimodal Learning in the Arts was created by KUT 7 Artist Collective. Visit them HERE to see the Kreativ U-Turn Apprenticeship Project that started it all.


Class Details

Saturdays, 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
April 23 - May 28
6 sessions
Classes held at Arts Etobicoke
Materials are included in each class


Instructor Bios

Claudia Di Nucci values the ability to engage children in the creative process and encourage the sharing of art within all Etobicoke communities. She recently graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Art History and is pursuing postgraduate studies in Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber College. Claudia, a resident of Etobicoke, is a Board member of Franklin Carmichael Art Group whose mandate is to provide quality art lessons and exhibition space to the residents of North Etobicoke. Claudia is enthusiastic about maintaining art-inclusive environments in which art is approachable and accessible for all to experience.

Tijana Spasic is a theatre creator and installation artist. She likes sliding across genres and finding out what best fits each idea. She's exploring how to do that best. She enjoys creating through collaborative practices, and is passionate about peer-to-peer mentorship and education. This past summer she interned with Mammalian Diving Reflex. Some of her other projects and training include: Inteatro Academy (Summer 2013, Inteatro, Polverigi) Mood Swings (Luminato,New Waves Festival), The Bus House (Nuit Blanche), Wesoo Hamlet (Bcurrent Theatre), Uth
Connexion (reConnexion Collective), The Hurt is Astounding(Toronto Fringe), the Firebird (LabCab 2014), Assistant Set Designer for The Misunderstanding (Lester Trips Theatre). She also speaks Russian and Serbian and is a cookie monster.

Ksenia Vendrova spent her childhood in Saskatoon where she performed and competed in ballet, contemporary and Ukrainian dance, studied piano and sang in choirs. She assisted with Russian Cultural Club & School for Children programs and created the program “Art with Music” for seniors at Oliver Lodge Care Home. Ksenia began her undergraduate studies at University of Saskatchewan where she volunteered at Kenderdine Art Gallery and the Museum of Antiquities.

She was admitted to the Visual Arts program at University of Toronto where she began her studies in Art and Art History. She joined her new Toronto community by volunteering at Harboufront Center and McCall Center for Continuing Care. In the past few years she designed and led art programming for Music Academy Camp and Owl Youth Camp. She has experience in Russian culture and multicultural settings as well as creating Folk Art and Fine Art. This year, her work “Past and Present” was shown in the exhibition “Horizon Line" at Blackwood Gallery.


To Register

Call 416.622.8731 x227, or email graham@artsetobicoke.com.

Supported by The Johansen-Larsen Foundation.

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