Youtube for Beginners

Youtube for Beginners

YOUTUBE FOR BEGINNERS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

YouTube for Beginners is a comprehensive and interactive course designed to teach young creatives how to start and grow their own YouTube channel. This 5-week program will cover the basic knowledge needed to understand YouTube.

Each 2-hour session is paired with tangible activities that participants will work on during and after class. By the end of the program, participants will learn how to plan, strategize, and create content, how to optimize their videos for growth, and how to remain consistent so they can reach their individual goals.

PROGRAM DETAILS

This program is for youth 17 – 25 years old. All youth are welcome to apply but priority will be given to North York and York residents.

Participants must have the following: 

• 0 – 1,000 subscribers
• Access to a computer
• Smartphone or video camera
• Basic video editing capabilities  

Dates: Thursdays from Nov 19 – Dec 17

Deadline to Apply: November 11 at 11:59pm

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Place: Zoom

Meet your Instructor : M. Falconer

M.Falconer, is a Toronto based self-taught visual artist. Her work is strongly influenced by Black culture and Pop culture. Her paintings foster a sense of self-love, empowerment and self-expression. She describes her style as “Black Pop Art” due to her use of a bold and unconventional colour palette. Her mission is to use art to empower people of colour and to represent the culture.

Youtube: MelissaFalconer

Instagram: melissafalconer

 

Heroes Battle Bullying!

Heroes Battle Bullying!

Heroes Battle Bullying! 

 Comic Arts-Based Workshop on Difference & Inclusion

North York Arts is proud to be working with A. Weiss Comics (AWC), a Toronto-based social enterprise, to provide primary students living in North York with comic arts anti-bullying workshops.
 
Comic books have long been a medium for telling stories to educate and entertain; AWC uses the medium as a teaching tool to discuss issues around bullying and to build skills on how to deal with bullying if it occurs. In the AWC universe, superheroes from all backgrounds work together to address issues facing us in schools, workplaces, and society in general.
 
NYA has loved being a part of this program and helping to give students more confidence in a fun, interesting, and creative way. For more information, visit aweisscomics.com.

Program Creator:

Aaron Weiss

“I created the program because the issue of bullying continues to be a problem in schools and in society. I was bullied as a child as well as Gary, the hero of the comic who came to Canada as a child. I also found that equity, diversity, and inclusion was important to teach kids so that they would grow up to be better citizens. The comic book is an accessible way to teach kids about these important issues and the kids respond really well while reading and drawing comics.”

Timeline:

  1. 2019 workshop in Thorncliffe Park PS
  2. 2020 workshop online with Teach 2 Learn

A. Weiss Comics is an educational partner of the Toronto District School Board and North York Arts.

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Art Connects

Art Connects

Art Connects 

Art Connects is a cultural competency training program for NYA Staff board, and community partners. The program has addressed how North York Arts can better incorporate/adapt to some of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Throughout this program, we have asked ourselves: As a non-Indigenous organization, what can we do to support the process of decolonization and build right relations with Indigenous communities? 

The program was done in two phases: 

1. A series of consultations between NYA staff and board, an Elder and Indigenous leaders 

2. Community conferences with other arts organizations to share NYA’s findings and discuss our role as a sector. 

Program Consultants :

Elder Joanne Dellaire

Veronica Johnny

Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone

  1. Sep 2019NYA received funds from the Government of Canada’s Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anit-Rascism Initatives Program
  2. Oct 2019NYA staff have their first consultation with Elder Joanne and Indigenous leaders Veronica and Aqua.
  3. Dec 2019NYA staff have their second consultation to discuss action steps
  4. Jan 2020NYA board meets with Elder Joanne to discuss the role of the board in making change
  5. Jan 2020 NYA hosts a community Consultation with our sister Local Arts Service Organizations (LASO)
  6. Feb 2020NYA partners with PAONE to host a second community consultation
  7. Apr 2020NYA Staff participate in Medicine Wheel teaching
  8. May 2020Program evaluation by Maria Montejo

Art Connects Outcomes: 

  • An organizational commitment to authenticity, education, and balance
  • Development of a new land acknowledgment 
  • Recieved funds to develop our Community Mapping Project
  • Plans to write an evirornmental policy
  • Shared knowledge and understanding within the arts sector
Funded By:

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network

Legacy Collective Programs

Legacy Collective Programs

NOTICE: In-person meetups postponed due to COVID-19. Contact cecilia@northyorkarts.org for details about online opportunities. 

Legacy Collective

Legacy Collective is a North York-based senior engagement initiative. Partnered with North York Arts and Neighbourhood Arts Network and supported by the Government of Ontario,  the group celebrates creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer learning, storytelling, and art-making. The members, which are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and languages, participate in activities that seek to break down barriers of social isolation and depression by using the arts as a tool to foster a network of community support.

Join Legacy Collective!

Join the Legacy Collective, a seniors group, every Friday for a fun morning of art-making, storytelling, and celebrate creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer learning. The Legacy Collective is a North York-based senior lead initiative in partnership with North York Arts.  

9:30am to 10am – Coffee and snacks
10am to 1pm – Art Workshops and activities
Address:  North York Community House, 505 Lawrence Ave W, North York, ON M6A 1A3

FREE PROGRAM
ALL WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

For questions and inquiries:
Cecilia Garcia – Phone: 416-733-9388 ext 7067
E-mail: cecilia@northyorkarts.org

Cecilia Acevedo – What’s App: 647-892-7596

  1. 2016NYA received funds from Ontario’s Senior Community Capacity Grant to run various arts programming in support of Legacy Collective
  2. 2016Legacy Collective participants had the opportunity to sell their artwork at the Cultural Hotspot closing party
  3. 2017With funds from the Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant and the My City My Six 150 project, NYA was able to run “Stitching Stories,” a program where participants worked alongside artists Paola Gomez and Dana Prieto to tell their stories and explore themes of identity using textiles
  4. 2017The artwork from “Stitching Stories” was showcased at The North York Community House
  5. 2017NYA developed volunteer opportunities for Legacy Collective participants to lead knitting circles for newcomer women
  6. 2017Legacy Collective participants had the opportunity to sell their artwork at NYA’s Sunday Serenades
  7. 2018With funds from Ontario’s Multicultural Community Capacity Grant, NYA is currently running leadership training workshops with Legacy Collective

Legacy Collective Community Impact:

  • 30 seniors participated in programming
  • Participants engaged in social activities related to the arts (including private artist talks and gallery tours)
  • Created opportunities for participants to showcase and sell their work
  • Created  volunteer opportunities to senior participants and a paid program coordinator role
  • Built opportunities with newcomer artists (spanish speaking) to provide programming in participants’ first language
  • Built connections within the wider community to reduce sense of isolation and exclusion

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

Contact us 

North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network