Mural Routes and Community Arts Guild co-presented online mosaic workshops with funding provided by the Canada council for the Arts and the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Seniors living in Scarborough developed mural-making skills with experienced mosaic mural artist Cristina Delago and Assistant Artist Robin Hesse.. As part of the program, delivered virtually, each participant created a mosaic panel to contribute to this large community mural project based on the statement “Why we love Scarborough”.
Expanding on the Piece by Piece: Online Mosaic Workshops of 2021 during the unprecedented times of Covid-19, this mosaic mural project aims to celebrate Scarborough’s community. Using the time together to heal and bond through the creative process of mosaic-making, those involved in the workshops developed a sense of community.
Participants also created a mosaic keepsake for themselves. Mural Routes supplied and safely delivered all materials needed to participate; including tech equipment and internet access for those who requested it.
The Scarborough series of online mosaic workshops took place from January 30, 2023 to April 27, 2023.
Community Participants: Georgina Cordoba, Norma Phillips, Maureen D’Mello, Ruth Armstrong, Elly Moore, Cita Defreitas, Margaret Wong, Manpreet Kaur, Evan Kelemen, Jenny A Vinning, Danica Lavoie, Fazilatun Nessa Babli, Healther Saldanha, Carolyn Dartnell, Andrea Boniface, Karen Kane, Tekla Boslijevac, Sehlina Zaver, Angela Rashed, Cathy Botham, Frances Araujo, Louise Lusted, Linda Kelland, Anne Gilmour, Anastasia Meicholas, Lyn Forbes, Lily Lim, Mary Eckhardt, Etsuko Kinoshita and Kiri Iwasa.
To learn more about the 2021 Piece by Piece: Online Mosaic Workshops visit: https://muralroutes.ca/piece-by-piece-online-mosaic-workshops-for-scarborough/
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