In this 4-part workshop series, participants will be encouraged to celebrate their resilience and explore the strength they gain from and contribute to their community. Through a series of conversations and guided activities, participants will learn introductory mural making skills and techniques, and work together to create a collaborative public art installation. Outside of the workshops, participants will be invited to practice the techniques and explore journaling reflections. Each participant will receive an art kit with all the necessary supplies to participate in the weekly activities. Participants will be invited to contribute to the online gallery that will include work from all 4 community workshops.
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 and workshops that empower 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.
Workshop Dates & Time:
Thursday July 16th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday July 23rd, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday July 30th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday August 6th, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Participant Limit: 12 people
Online via ZOOM
*This workshop series is for female-identified and non-binary folks. Priority registration will be given to residents of North Etobicoke and to participants 18 years old and above.