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Akin D.I.Y. Comics School Meeting #3
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Akin D.I.Y. Comics School Meeting #3

The Akin Collective D.I.Y. Comics School is a group that meets the first Monday of every month with the goal of working together to provide our own continuing comics education. Meetings take place in the Akin St. Clair Studio at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West. Open to everyone and anyone interested in creating comics!

Our next meeting is happening on Wednesday September 5 from 7-9:30pm (we will not be meeting on the first Monday of September because it is a holiday). This is a member-led initiative that will develop and change over time with participation from everyone. Anyone interested in comic making is welcome to join for one or all of our monthly meetings. Participation is free, materials are provided. 

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Akin Kids Kite Making Workshop
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Akin Kids Kite Making Workshop

During this workshop artist Andrew Maize will guide participants through the construction and flight of their very own serpent kite.

Maize will present a brief introduction to kites and kite making. Participants will then be guided through the creation of their own serpent kite followed by flight time in the park. All kites will be constructed with the use of recycled plastic bags.

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Community Arts Space Open Studio: Treaty Talk with Akin King artist Louis Esmé this Saturday at the Gardiner Museum
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Community Arts Space Open Studio: Treaty Talk with Akin King artist Louis Esmé this Saturday at the Gardiner Museum

Part of the Community Arts Space: Recent Histories at the Gardiner Museum, Treaty Talk is Co-presented with Akin King artist Louis Esmé and Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak Bluejays Dancing Together Collective. 

Join knowledgeable community members Jodi Lynn Maracle (Kanien’kehá:ka) and Shane H. Camastro (anishinaabe) in this short, interactive workshop on Treaty relationships and responsibilities in Dish with One Spoon Territory. As practicing artists and educators from this place, they will facilitate activities and discussions to root community arts and museum practices in these original agreements.


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Akin Creative: Introduction to Embroidery Workshop
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Introduction to Embroidery Workshop

Join embroidery artist Claire Davis to learn the basics of embroidery and some historical context on this feminist practise.

In this workshop, we'll be talking about exploring gender through art and reclaiming women's crafts as fine art mediums. We will become familiarized with beginner stitching techniques and some embroidery favourites, like sewing three-dimensional roses.

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Aki Show and Tell - Artist Merchandise
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Aki Show and Tell - Artist Merchandise

This is a special Show and Tell for artist's who create merchandise! Connect with your peers at this collaborative, conversational event. Share your skills, resources, and ideas, and have your questions answered. Please come prepared to talk and share your thoughts and process about your own creative work. 

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Valentine's Card Making Party
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's 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. Please note this is a 19+ event. 

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!

Decorating supplies will be provided including:
- a variety of coloured and patterned paper
- pencil crayons, markers and pens
- watercolour paints and brushes
- spirograph
- stamps and ink
- stickers
- stencils
- scissors
- glue
- glitter, beads, ribbon and more!

Feel free to bring additional supplies!

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Grant Writing 101 by Ontario Arts Council
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grant Writing 101 by Ontario Arts Council

  • Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Akin and the Ontario Arts Council to learn how to learn more about how to get grants from the people that give them!

Writing grants is a significant part of many artist's careers- so let's learn how to do it properly! This interactive workshop will explore the process of planning, writing and submitting grant proposals to different governing bodies. As a major funder themselves, the Ontario Arts Council provides clear examples of the grant writing process and the various the dos and don'ts of everything from creating your budget to organizing your support material and work plan. Following this, there will be an extensive Q&A period.
 

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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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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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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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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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Akin Creative: Card Party!
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Card Party!

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!

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Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Forge Professional Workshop Series: Art Writing 101

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.
 

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Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Akin Creative: Intro to Pysanky Egg Decorating

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.

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Akin Creative: Valentine's Vulva Medallion Making
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Akin Creative: Valentine's Vulva Medallion Making

Let’s get intimate! Join us to learn technical clay-making skills and process your Valentine's feelings by making vulva art! Learn the technical sculpting skills of an undervalued, and misunderstood body part through ceramic jewellery making. The workshop will include an introduction to clay, and the female form in art, basic clay making skills, and a lot of giggling and fun! Materials and tools included!

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Artist's Health: Stress & Self Care Workshop
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Artist's Health: Stress & Self Care Workshop

  • Toronto City Hall - Committee Room 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your health is important! Join us at City Hall for an engaging workshop focusing on your mental health and well-being.

Learn some self-care techniques and strategies to minimize the negative effects of stress, help you feel your best, and boost your self-esteem.

From dealing with stress, demanding schedules and other injuries artists put a lot of strain on their physical and mental well-being. Join Or Har-Gil, Art Therapist, and Fiona Seth from Workman Arts to learn tips to take care of your body and mind.

Space is Limited! Please register to attend at www.universe.com/arthealth
$10 Suggested Donation
 

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Forge Workshop Series: Glass Mosaic Workshop
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Forge Workshop Series: Glass Mosaic Workshop

Learn the foundations of mosaic art using regular and tempered glass as your tesserae. It's suggested that students bring a collection of small images, text on paper or crafted paper pieces like Washi to include in their mosaic. We will practice an overlay technique using tissue paper, glitter and more. Glass mosaics beautifully and permanently encapsulate your treasures underneath each piece of glass. No prior mosaic knowledge necessary. All levels welcome.

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Reframing our Perspective: Equity and Diversity in Practice
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Reframing our Perspective: Equity and Diversity in Practice

We hear a lot about diversity, but what does it look like in practice? How does bias get in the way? And, how can we foster equity and inclusion in the artist community? Using experiential learning methods, this workshop will engage participants in learning about the importance of recognizing and managing bias and creating an environment in which all feel respected, reflected, understood, and welcomed.

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Akin Pumpkin Party
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Akin Pumpkin Party

Come carve with us! We'll have your pumpkin ready for you, some cold beverages in the studio, and pumpkin spice everything. Please bring your own carving items.

Reserve yourself a spot and get yourself a lil' pumpkin and candle at the party $5. Space is limited, reserve your seat here: https://www.universe.com/pumpkinparty

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Zine Workshop - Make a mini zine!
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Zine Workshop - Make a mini zine!

Make mini zine! At this hands-on workshop we will introduce participants to zines and zine culture. You will be shown a simple method for designing and creating an 8-page mini zine and then create your own. Materials will be provided and lots of zines will be on hand for inspiration!

Everyone welcome. $5 to participate. Limited seats available, reserve your spot here: https://www.universe.com/zineworkshop

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