Pathways

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.

About Pathways

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

DateSession Start TimeSession End TimeWorkshop NameCourse Code
June 26, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – Introduction to Sketching – FULLSU22CFAM1
June 29, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMExploring Mark MakingSU22CFAM2
June 29, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMArt in Nature – Reflective DrawingSU22CFAM3
July 3, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMExploring Mark MakingSU22CFAM4
July 3, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – Gesture DrawingSU22CFAM5
July 6, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMContour DrawingSU22CFAM6
July 6, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMMedicine WalkSU22CFAM7
July 10, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMArt in Nature – Sketching Flora & Fauna SU22CFAM8
July 10, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMNature Exploration WalkSU22CFAM9
July 13, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMArt in Nature – Sketching Flora & FaunaSU22CFAM10
July 13, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMNature Exploration WalkSU22CFAM11
July 17, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMExploring Mark MakingSU22CFAM12
July 17, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – Painting with Natural InkSU22CFAM13
July 20, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMArt in Nature – Introduction to ClaySU22CFAM14
July 20, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMArt in Nature – Introduction to ClaySU22CFAM15
July 24, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMArt in Nature – Working with ClaySU22CFAM16
July 24, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – Working with ClaySU22CFAM17
July 27, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMStory Telling: History of the LandSU22CFAM18
July 27, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMArt in Nature – Reflective DrawingSU22CFAM19
July 31, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMArt in Nature – WeavingSU22CFAM20
July 31, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – WeavingSU22CFAM21
August 3, 20222:00 PM4:00 PMArt in Nature – Creating Art InstallationSU22CFAM22
August 3, 20224:00 PM6:00 PMArt in Nature – Creating Art InstallationSU22CFAM23
August 7, 202210:00 AM12:00 PMArt in Nature – Creating Art InstallationSU22CFAM24
August 7, 202212:00 PM2:00 PMArt in Nature – Creating Art InstallationSU22CFAM25