Workshop Dates & Time:
Tuesday July 14th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday July 21st, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday July 28th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday August 4th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday August 11th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Participant Limit: 20 people
*Priority registration will be given to residents of North Etobicoke and to participants 18 years old and above.
Online via Google Classroom
Moises Frank (Luvs)
Introduction to Mural Art is a free visual art learning program for all abilities. Through a series of 5 online workshops and one in-person workshop on aerosol paint, participants learn the process of mural-making, including the fundamentals of art, design, and mural-making skills.
This series is a progressive workshop covering the conceptual and technical aspects that go into mural-making. Participants will be equipped with a perspective on art which translates to all art forms and mechanisms to aid creative problem-solving. As well as, participate in the Community Collaborations mural along Finch Ave W., as part of The Finch Avenue Mural Corridor project.
The program consists of 5 online Google Classroom meet-ups from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesdays with 1 hour of homework, for a total of three hours per session. Plus the final in-person class for the aerosol demonstration 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, for a total of three hours for the final session.
Workshop topics include composition, colour theory, harmony, flow and storytelling, drawing and painting techniques, mural techniques, and an aerosol demonstration. The aim of this program is to offer each participant a foundation in mural-making techniques and process in order to support their participation in painting the Finch Avenue Mural Corridor.
Jenneen Beattie, Program Manager, Mural Routes
This program is a part of a larger initiative, led by Arts Etobicoke and Barket Kezwer (Womxn Paint) and supported by Mural Routes and The STEPS Initiative. The Finch Avenue Mural Corridor is a continuation of Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project and is part of a long-term vision to fully paint this portion of Finch Avenue with vibrant, community-driven murals.
Mural Routes would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.