Step X Step: Introduction to Mural Making 2012
From Feb. to June 2012, Mural Routes debuted the Step x Step: Introduction to Mural Arts program. The program had three separate components with the overall mission of providing learning and training opportunities for all ages, while improving communities through mural art.
The program involved a variety of community participants and instructors with a diverse background in arts and culture. The three components of the program were:
- St. Dunstan’s Catholic Elementary School Mural
- Step x Step at Toronto Public Library – Kennedy/Eglinton Branch
- Graffiti Workshop
Presented in community partnership with the Toronto Public Library –Kennedy/Eglinton Branch, the Step x Step: Introduction to Mural Arts program ran for eight consecutive Saturdays and reached many individuals from different cultural backgrounds and artistic levels hailing from varying Toronto communities. The program blossomed to be a safe and positive space where art, creation and collaboration could be fueled with the goal of furthering their creative skills into careers or to simply spark colourful innovation back into their lives. In the same sense, Step x Step: Introduction to Mural Arts was the opportune moment where a 14 year old participant was able to engage creatively with a 50 year old participant.
You can download a PDF version of the full report here.