Akin Creative: Monotype Printmaking Workshop w/ Gabriel Deerman
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Akin Creative: Monotype Printmaking Workshop w/ Gabriel Deerman

Akin Projects and the Toronto School of Art are excited to bring back this popular hands-on workshop suitable for all experience levels. Monotype printing is a painterly and direct process of applying ink or paint to a plate (in this case plexi glass) and transferring that image to paper using an etching press or pin press - creating one of a kind prints.

In this workshop artist Gabriel Deerman will introduce you to monotype printing with watercolour paint. Each participant will have time to produce and print two plates, resulting in finished original works on paper.
 

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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Tax Workshop for Artists and Creatives
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Tax Workshop for Artists and Creatives

Tax season can be a particularly stressful and confusing time for artists, performers and other creatives. This workshop will help you to be prepared for next year! Atbooks Tax Preparer Tova Epp will touch on some of the most important tax topics for artists including: tax preparation, deductions, tax deadlines, HST, how to handle grants, T4s and more. The session is suitable for artists who are new to filing taxes or those who are looking for a refresher.

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Akin Show & Tell #62: Dufferin
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #62: Dufferin

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. 

Please note: There will not be a Show and Tell in December, but we will resume in the new year! 

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 Akin Creative: Card Making Party!
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Akin Creative: Card Making Party!

Akin Projects and Farside Studio are excited to present this casual, drop-in crafting party! Join us in the studio and make a card for your best friend, neighbour, significant other, worst enemy or a complete stranger! All materials are provided. 

You will be provided with one card per PWYC donation (donations go to Akin Projects, registered not-for-profit arts organization). The cards are made of heavy-duty hemp card stock, cut and scored to make a 4”x6” card. Each card comes with a brightly-colored 4”x6” envelope. You can decorate the card and envelope however you wish!

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Katie Sadie in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Nov
1
9:00 AM09:00

Katie Sadie in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery - second floor hallway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Akin Vitrine Gallery is excited to present November’s exhibition, “Buckshot Deli and Diner’ by Akin St. Clair member, Katie Sadie! 

“The Buckshot Deli and Diner is set in the Sonoran desert, in the town of Niland, California, just about 4.5 miles from Slab City. Slab City is a place where people learn to live off the grid and choose to be left alone. There is no official electricity there and many of the residents use generators or solar panels. Peter, sits quietly reading the paper, and the couple nearest to the television do not acknowledge its existence above. The Buckshot Deli and Diner’s atmosphere felt like a by product of the vast desert surroundings and the way that nearby residents choose to live.”

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Akin Projects at Edition Toronto
Oct
27
to Oct 30

Akin Projects at Edition Toronto

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Akin is thrilled to be participating in 2/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair from October 27-20, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner Blvd). We will be there with a large selection of art books, art prints, zines, art multiples and more created by a diverse range of our talented studio artists.

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Akin Show & Tell #61: Lansdowne
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #61: Lansdowne

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. This is FREE public event - everyone is welcome!

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Panel Discussion: Myths And Realities Of Artists’ Health
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion: Myths And Realities Of Artists’ Health

Co-presented by Artists’ Health Alliance and Akin Projects and hosted by Glad Day Bookshop , this panel discussion is one of five events in the Artists' Toolbox Workshop Series put on by the Artists' Health Alliance.

Be part of this groundbreaking conversation as a panel of multidisciplinary artists and an arts medicine practitioner dispel myths and tell truths about artists’ health.

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Akin Visits the Textile Museum
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Akin Visits the Textile Museum

Akin invites you to join us for a special visit to the Textile Museum of Canada (TMC). Participants will go on a guided tour of current exhibitions: ‘Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles’ and ‘Tied, Dyed and Woven: Ikat Textiles from Latin America’, both from TMC’s permanent collection. These two exhibitions demonstrate the strength of the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibition programming with a focus on both traditional techniques and contemporary practice. 

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Amanda Wand and the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Amanda Wand and the Akin Vitrine Gallery

Amanda Wand’s new work, Emotional Acceptance, is a true representation of allowing and accepting all emotions. No emotions are good nor bad, they just are. She wants to provide a space for people to feel reassured that everyone is battling their emotions in different ways and that is what creates a beautiful social human experience. She uses the gallery space to bring together people who are mindful of social justice, and who can benefit from artwork that provides healing, inspiration, and empowerment. This show is about honestly accepting how you feel and taking the time to appreciate your feelings and how they shape you as a human being.

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Akin Show & Tell #60: Dupont
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #60: Dupont

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. This is FREE public event - everyone is welcome!
 

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FACTOR Grants: Music Grant Writing Workshop
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

FACTOR Grants: Music Grant Writing Workshop

  • 247 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 3A8 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thanks to the generous support of FACTOR, this event is free, however there is limited seating, please register online to attend at www.universe.com/factor

Musicians and artists that make music! Join and to learn how to get FACTOR music grants ($$$) from the people that give them, at their office!

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Fall Gallery Crawl
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Gallery Crawl

Akin Projects invites you to join us for free guided tours of the current exhibitions at some of Toronto's best and brightest galleries and artist run centres in the West End.

Come along as gallery directors and staff provide special walk throughs of their current shows, and answer your questions!

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Akin Show & Tell #59: Sunrise
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #59: Sunrise

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.

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Enrique Velez Gaudite in the Akin Vitrine Gallery
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

Enrique Velez Gaudite in the Akin Vitrine Gallery

  • Akin Vitrine Gallery, second floor hallway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enrique Velez Gaudite is a storyteller. Using imagery and text, found and original, he aims to compare and contrast the power of media in its digital and analog forms. He works in marketing communications by day and on his practice beyond the 40 hours outside of the fluorescent box. His work questions sincerity in social media and problematics that come with economics, love, and other conventions.

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Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #58: Ossington

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.
 

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

Akin x BIG on Bloor: BIG Xplorations Mural Project

  • West Toronto Railpath and Neighborhood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Akin at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

  • Nathan Phillips Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 
 

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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Documenting & Archiving Artwork

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

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Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #57: Dufferin

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.

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Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Akin visits the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum

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).

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Akin Creative: Zine Jam
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Zine Jam

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.

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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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Akin Show & Tell #56: Lansdowne

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.

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Akin Creative: Surrealist Collage Workshop with Danielle Cole
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Surrealist Collage Workshop with Danielle Cole

ollage is the perfect medium for creative thinkers, artists and crafty people. This is a hands-on workshop where you will be shown strategies for creating collages that are seamlessly built and helped towards creating a unique piece of art to take home at the end of the evening. All materials will be provided.

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