Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington

  • Akin Ossington, studio 204

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Feel free to bring art to share, bring a friend or two, bring snacks or drinks or just bring yourself! Come for the conversation or just to meet other artists and makers.
 


Akin x BIG on Bloor: BIG Xplorations Mural Project
Jul
22
Jul 23

Akin x BIG on Bloor: BIG Xplorations Mural Project

  • West Toronto Railpath and Neighborhood

Akin is proud to announce the launch of three new outdoor murals by our talented studio artists Althea Balmes, Atanas Bozdarov & Sarvenaz Rayati of Akin Lansdowne, and Billy Franklin of Akin Dupont. 

The murals will be created as a part of BIG on Bloor Festival’s offsite pop-up series ‘BIG Xplorations’ on July 22 and 23 and remain in place for the duration of the summer for the public to enjoy. The works will be created on-site at 1319 Bloor St W in the Value Village parking lot, and along the West Toronto Railpath. These murals will represent the diversity of Akin Collective studio artists and our neighbourhood and community.

Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Jul
14
Jul 16

Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

  • Nathan Phillips Square

Akin is excited to be one of the Community Partners featured at  the 2017 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition along with our friends at Toronto School of Art and CARFAC . We will be onsite in the South Mews (see map) to answer questions about artists' rights, representation, studio access, education and professional development services. 
 

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork
Jul
5
6:30 pm18:30

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork

  • Akin Lansdowne, Studio 302

In this workshop, artist and curator Jessica Thalmann will discuss the importance of clear, accurate and striking documentation of artwork. Various technical and logistical issues will be broached while photographing paintings, ceramics, sculptures, installations, performances and various print based media. Artists and creatives will be informed about best photographing practices including, lighting, placement, camera techniques, digital workflow, editing, export settings, and scanning. Archival and cataloguing practices will also be discussed

Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin
Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin

  • Akin Dufferin - Unit E

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum
Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum

  • Ismaili Centre Toronto

The Ismaili Centre and the Aga Khan Museum are situated just north of Eglinton off Don Mills Road. Akin invites you to join us on Saturday June 24 as we visit both of these remarkable locations for a day of learning, inspiration and exploration.

We will meet at the Ismaili Centre at 12:30pm for a guided tour. The tour will last approximately 1 hour. We will then walk to the Aga Khan museum where we will have a brief introduction to the museum from the museum staff then you can explore to your heart’s content! (Museum closes at 6pm).

Financial Planning for Artists Workshop
Jun
23
6:30 pm18:30

Financial Planning for Artists Workshop

  • Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 1

Many artists wonder if they can afford to do what they love. You can with a plan! Join us for an evening full of financial strategies that will help you make the most of your money, so you can make the most of your practice.

Akin Gallery Crawl: Toronto Art Book Week
Jun
17
12:30 pm12:30

Akin Gallery Crawl: Toronto Art Book Week

  • The Public

Akin Projects and The Toronto Art Book Fair invite you to attend a special edition of the Akin Gallery Crawl. Join us as we visit galleries and spaces that are showcasing and celebrating artists' books and printed matter featuring highlights from Toronto Art Book Week. Everyone welcome!

Akin at the Toronto Art Book Fair
Jun
15
Jun 18

Akin at the Toronto Art Book Fair

  • Artscape Youngplace

Akin is thrilled to be participating in the second annual Toronto Art Book Fair! We will be there with a huge selection of art books, zines, prints, flair, multiples and more from our talented studio artists.

Akin Creative: Zine Jam
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Akin Creative: Zine Jam

  • Akin Lansdowne, Studio 101

This will be a hands-on work session with materials provided, beer sales and tunes. The facilitators will have their personal collection of zines and reference materials on site to inform and inspire you. Never made a zine before? No problem! A simple template will be provided for beginners to make their first mini zine!

Participants are encouraged to bring photos, fabrics, writings or anything personal to them that they would like to include in their zine.

Long Road by Laura Kay Keeling in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Jun
1
9:00 am09:00

Long Road by Laura Kay Keeling in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery, second floor hallway

Akin is excited to present June’s Vitrine Gallery exhibition, ‘Long Road’ by Akin Dupont member, Laura Kay Keeling! 

Long Road, 2017
Mixed Media

Travels, daydreams, field guides, coffee and film. Laura Kay Keeling resides in Toronto, ON and pulls inspiration from beautiful everyday moments shared through her photography and collage work.

Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne

  • Akin Lansdowne - Studio 101

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Akin East-End Gallery Crawl
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Akin East-End Gallery Crawl

  • Project Gallery

Saturday, May 13 / 11am- 3pm / Meet at Project Gallery, 1109 Queen St E / FREE

Join Akin for our very first gallery crawl in Toronto's east end! Free and all are welcome. Stick around and join us on a patio after!

Akin Creative: Card Party!
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

Akin Creative: Card Party!

  • Akin Lansdowne - Studio 203

Come make a card! You could make a card for Mothers Day or maybe an upcoming birthday? Make a card for your lover, best friend, enemy or a stranger! Maybe you want to make a card for yourself :)

This is a casual, social hands-on work session for you to have some fun with glitter and glue and make a card or two! Bring a friend, a snack, and your creativity!

High Rise by Jessica Thalmann in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
May
1
9:00 am09:00

High Rise by Jessica Thalmann in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery - second floor hallway

High-Rise is a site-specific installation of hand-folded archival pigment prints investigating the exploding steel and glass landscape of downtown Toronto as a veritable condoland converges onto the apex of the city. The strange lives of condo-dwellers seem at once compact, luxurious and quietly desperate as reflected sunlight bounces between glass curtain walls, almost folding one unit onto one another, never knowing where one begins or ends.
 

Urban Worker Skillshare + Party: Toronto
Apr
29
9:30 am09:30

Urban Worker Skillshare + Party: Toronto

  • Story Arts Centre

Join 150 other urban workers to share best practices and to learn from one another. You will connect with experts to get your most burning questions answered, share your hard earned lessons and build community. Together we’ll skill up while we envision how to make work and life more secure in this new economy

Akin Show & Tell #55
Apr
26
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Show & Tell #55

  • Akin Dupont, studio 204

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Akin Creative: Virtual Reality - Artist 360 Video Creation Project
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Akin Creative: Virtual Reality - Artist 360 Video Creation Project

  • Akin Lansdowne

This workshop will teach you how to create 360 videos, to think about the space you are documenting and learn about site-specific art work. As artists you will create a hand crafted site-specific installation together. Once the piece is finalized, it will be capture with a 360 camera. A facilitator will assist participants with the technical requirements. The final product will be sent to the students to be viewed on a VR viewer, such as Google Cardboard.

Akin Projects at Kazoo! Print Expo
Apr
8
11:00 am11:00

Akin Projects at Kazoo! Print Expo

  • 99 Woolwich Street Guelph, ON, N1H 3V1 Canada

Akin Projects is thrilled to be returning to Kazoo! Print expo for another year! We will be selling fine art prints, zines, books, stickers an more created by the talented members of Akin Collective studios!

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101

  • Akin Lansdowne, Studio 302

A workshop designed for artists, writers, and curators wishing to improve their practical art writing skills but also develop a more creative approach to writing about art, and/or writing for artists, and/or writing as artists. Writing is approached as a tool for deepening the connection between viewer, the written word, and the art ‘object’. As writers, we see and learn through our writing. If we can approach art-writing in a similar way to art-making, we will eliminate the possibility of producing tedious or unnecessarily didactic statements. Instead, we will learn to look at writing as a companion to art, one that enriches the experience of viewing and can even become an object to be viewed in and of itself.
 

Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating
Apr
2
1:00 pm13:00

Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating

  • Akin Dufferin, Unit E

Learn traditional techniques to decorate your own festive egg! Eggs are decorated with designs in the technique known as "wax resist". Traditional symbols, designs and patterns are applied with melted beeswax using a tool called a kistka. Eggs are then dipped into successively darker dye baths. At the end of the process the beeswax is melted off to reveal a dazzling display of colour.

Akin Show & Tell #54
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Show & Tell #54

  • Akin Sunrise, Studio 106A

On the last Wednesday of every month Akin host’s a relaxed and fun ‘Show and Tell for Artists’ at one of the Akin Collective studios. This is a time for Akin members and other Toronto artists to show completed works or works in progress and get friendly feedback and answers from their peers in a casual studio setting.

Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch
Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Akin Projects Skillshare - Books We Love / Akin Library Launch

  • Akin Dupont, Studio 204

Do you love books? Do you create them? How is your art practice influenced by books? Do books inspire you? Are they sources of information or something more? When does a book become art? What book would you recommend to other artists?

We will discuss all this and more at our next Skillshare for Creative Professionals