From June 26 to August 8, 2022
All Ages, Free of Charge
Location: At Centre
You are invited to join us at Neilson Park to explore the park and its nearby habitats with fresh eyes.
Join us for a series of free art workshops this summer! All ages are welcome!
Pathways has been curated by Alexandra Iorgu and produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
Through song, storytelling, nature walks and slow art-making projects, participants will gain a sense of place. We live in a time of transforming and the intent of Pathways is to bring together distanced and diverse humans as they form roots together in the Etobicoke Ravine. The natural environment will provide artistic materials. Found materials will be deconstructed and intertwined to echo the existing, human-made pathways we take today, which merge with the trajectories taken by insects/ birds, animal-dung tunnels all interested by Indigenous Peoples’ paths.
Neilson Park Creative Centre is located in the heart of Neilson Park, serving as a hub for artistic expression in the midst of nature’s beauty. Surrounded by varied species of flora and fauna, parkland and the Etobicoke Ravine, we are constantly reminded of the responsibility we have to maintain a healthy green space for the community to enjoy. We have organized nature walks and storytelling workshops about the indigenous history of the land, educating and informing the community about the history and working towards sustainable goals, ensuring the longevity of this green space. By offering “Pathways” at Neilson Park, we are able to further our connection with the land and the community that surrounds us.
Arts in the Parks: Pathways Schedule
|Date||Session Start Time||Session End Time||Workshop Name||Course Code|
|June 26, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Introduction to Sketching – FULL||SU22CFAM1|
|June 29, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Exploring Mark Making||SU22CFAM2|
|June 29, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Art in Nature – Reflective Drawing||SU22CFAM3|
|July 3, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Exploring Mark Making||SU22CFAM4|
|July 3, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Gesture Drawing||SU22CFAM5|
|July 6, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Contour Drawing||SU22CFAM6|
|July 6, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Medicine Walk||FULL|
|July 10, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Art in Nature – Sketching Flora & Fauna||SU22CFAM8|
|July 10, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Nature Exploration Walk||SU22CFAM9|
|July 13, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Art in Nature – Sketching Flora & Fauna||SU22CFAM10|
|July 13, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Nature Exploration Walk||SU22CFAM11|
|July 17, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Exploring Mark Making||SU22CFAM12|
|July 17, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Painting with Natural Ink||SU22CFAM13|
|July 20, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Art in Nature – Introduction to Clay||SU22CFAM14|
|July 20, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Art in Nature – Introduction to Clay||SU22CFAM15|
|July 24, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Art in Nature – Working with Clay||SU22CFAM16|
|July 24, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Working with Clay||SU22CFAM17|
|July 27, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Birch Bark Scroll Teachings||SU22CFAM18|
|July 27, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Art in Nature – Reflective Drawing||SU22CFAM19|
|July 31, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Art in Nature – Weaving||SU22CFAM20|
|July 31, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Weaving||SU22CFAM21|
|August 3, 2022||2:00 PM||4:00 PM||Water Teachings||SU22CFAM22|
|August 3, 2022||4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Art in Nature – Creating Art Installation||SU22CFAM23|
|August 7, 2022||10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Art in Nature – Creating Art Installation||SU22CFAM24|
|August 7, 2022||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||Art in Nature – Creating Art Installation||SU22CFAM25|