Creative Minds – My Safe Place
This mixed media painting workshop is called “My Safe Place”. In every session, participants start by learning how to make imaginary houses using basic perspective tricks.
Once they’ve got that down, they start painting the houses using watercolour/acrylic paints. Then, they add cool patterns and nature designs to their paintings with markers.
Picture this: colourful houses with cool designs and touches of nature, like flowers or trees. Each house becomes a unique story waiting to be told, turning a blank surface into a lively, imaginative safe place. It’s all about having a blast while creating your own special piece of art!
Dates: Tuesdays Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, & Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 16
Where: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge Street, North York. The lobbies of Meridian Arts Centre are barrier free for patrons using wheelchairs or similar assistive devices, with the upper lobby accessible via elevators on the main floor. Accessible washrooms are located on all levels.
Program Lead: Yasaman Mehrsa
Yasaman Mehrsa is a Toronto-based visual artist with a focus on public art. Born and raised in Tehran/Iran, she was exposed to art from a young age. She completed her studies with a Bachelor of Visual Communication in Iran and later achieved a Bachelor with honours in Visual Arts from Canada.
Yasaman’s work is illustrative in style with a focus on storytelling and exploring all facets of life and being human in a natural environment. Her work is often representative of awareness of the human-nature relationship. She uses both digital and traditional mediums.
North York Arts (NYA) collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities