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COVID-19 Notice

Due to the COVID-19, all workshops will now be hosted online. Visit here to see the list of workshops being offered. This list will be updated regularly so keep visiting for more information.

These workshops are part of the border crossings project, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. They are generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.

Yoga Workshops

Vasundra Srinivasan – Yoga Instructor
Every Saturday at 11 am

Prior registration necessary.

Beginner level yoga.

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is hosting free online workshop: Expressing emotions through video art

Come join us for a one hour introductory workshop focusing on expressing emotions through video art. You’ll learn to use camera techniques and storytelling to explore your feelings through the medium. There are many non verbal ways to express one’s feelings, and this workshop will highlight some examples and tools one can use to explore the medium. There will be a focus on technical aspects such as sound design, colour, editing techniques, as well as structuring an emotional story and experience and using non linear storytelling methods. Hosted by video artist, Sel Ghebrehiwot.

Participants should bring an idea of work they’d like to create that discusses the subject to them.

Prior registration necessary. A Zoom link will be sent 1 hour before the workshop starts. July 23 at 3 PM. Details on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/agm-exploring-emotions-through-video-tickets-109913500238 

This workshop is a part of the border crossings project, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. It is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.

Exploring Emotions Through Video

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is hosting free online workshop: Watercolours for Mental Wellbeing: Florals

Looking for a calming activity? Learn to paint watercolour flowers with us and artist and filmmaker Angela Chao @mindlessdoodles . Our free 1 hour watercolour workshop on July 30th at 3 pm will also be a calming session for improved mental health.

Details on Eventbrite. Search “AGM Watercolours for Mental Wellbeing: Florals” on Eventbrite. Prior registration necessary.

Learn how to sketch with watercolour and be encouraged to see the world through a new artistic set of eyes. Enjoy and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us during this pandemic. Stop and smell the roses and paint them. In this workshop we will, explore the joy and challenge of transparent watercolour technique with florals; learn layering colours and a variety of techniques building transparent layers and textures to create a mood and build an atmosphere, and learn how to paint a bouquet of florals of various flowers, roses, tulips, poppies, and daisies and foliage like ferns, leaves, grass and oak to enhance your painting skills.

Participants will need: a watercolour paint set, brushes, watercolour paper (95 pound card stock), a water container, paper towels, and a pencil + eraser. Most materials are available at the Dollar store, Walmart, and Michaels.

This workshop is a part of the border crossings project, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. It is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.

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The Art Gallery of Mississauga is hosting free online workshop: Watercolours for Mental Wellbeing: Landscape

Looking for a calming activity? Learn to paint watercolour landscapes with us and artist and filmmaker Angela Chao @mindlessdoodles . Our free 1 hour watercolour workshop on August 13th at 7 pm will also be a calming session for improved mental health. A perfect after-work activity for the evening.

Details on Eventbrite. Search “AGM Watercolours for Mental Wellbeing: Landscape” on Eventbrite. Prior registration necessary.

Learn how to sketch with watercolour helping to see the world through a new artistic set of eyes. Enjoy and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us during this pandemic. This workshop will explore the joy and challenge of creating in layers and different techniques creating beautiful landscapes. Learn layering colours, blending, and other techniques building in transparent layers and textures to create a mood and build an atmosphere. Learn how to paint a landscape and enhance your artwork with silhouettes in the foreground

Participants will need: a watercolour paint set, brushes, watercolour paper (95 pound card stock), a water container, paper towels, and a pencil + eraser. Most materials are available at the Dollar store, Walmart, and Michaels.

This workshop is a part of the border crossings project, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. It is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.

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2020 Program artists

Workshop Artists

Vasundra Srinivasan

Vasundra S is the producer of border crossings, a podcast that celebrates the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s commitment to bringing people and communities together using art as a common denominator. In that role, she’s responsible for all aspects of the podcast’s production, including development of episode concepts, curating guests, interview content and sound design.

Vasundra is a newcomer to Canada, born and raised in India. She earned her MBA in contemporary marketing from Singapore. Following her graduation, she worked as a media planner and content producer for Group M, a global media investment company, before founding Scale Up Digital – a content marketing and digital production consultancy.

Certified in Design Thinking from IDEO and Applied Design from OCAD University of Continuing Studies, her passion for “making things” fuels her to build diverse skills consistently.

Vasundra is a multimedia artist who has trained and immersed herself in Creative Writing, Illustration, playing Indian Classical Music on the Violin, Yoga and Meditation over the past two decades. She considers her ability to be a many-model thinker and disciplined doer as what sets her apart as a creative producer. She finds herself most inspired at the intersection of technology and art. She is currently working on producing a graphic novel and a podcast as a lead artist for the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s border crossings project.

Sarah Abušarar

Sarah comes from a long line of storytellers on her paternal side. She tells stories to both adults and children. Sarah has told at various cultural centers, museums, art galleries, festivals, libraries, parks and homes.  Her favorite stories are ones that promote social change. Sarah has also used stories in a therapeutic way, with  children in refugee camps as well as refugee children in Toronto, as part of their therapy. She teaches stories at the Parent Child Mother Goose Program.

Claudio Ghirardo

Claudio Ghirardo is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc., who worked as a freelance illustrator while going to school and then studied art. As time went on, he began to recognize that comics are an art-form and wanted to experiment with the medium. For Ghirardo, comics are visual literature and he got his inspiration from contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang who stated that the Chinese have a saying, “One reads a drawing.” This prompted him to explore how we read images in sequence in comics. Ghirardo contributed to “The 27 Club” anthology which got a Harvey Award Nomination for Best Anthology in 2016, contributed to a number of anthologies, is the artist for WrittenSins’ (an independent comic publisher) “And They Call Us Monsters” and “A Monster of a Betrayal”. He began doing his own webcomic in 2011, had his work shown at Fumetto Comics Festival in Luzern, Switzerland, and self-published a number of zines and comics.

Michelle Hillyard

Michelle Hillyard (she/her) is an award-winning poet, workshop facilitator and current board member for both the national spoken work group speakNORTH and the Mississauga Writers Group.

Sandra Clarke

Maker and Teacher, Sandra Clarke, has been untangling yarn and exploring nature themes through illustration for over 30 years. Born in Montreal and educated throughout North America, Sandra has developed an eclectic style. Sandra’s fibre arts and illustration workshops marry traditional and contemporary art while still retaining functionality. Sandra lives with her husband and children, dividing her time between Mississauga and her off-grid cabin near Algonquin Park.

Khadija Aziz

Khadija Aziz is a Toronto-based textile artist and educator who makes glitch art using textile-making techniques and machine thinking. She graduated from OCAD University’s Material Art & Design program in 2020 and she was the recipient of the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Scholarship for Undergraduates in 2019 in recognition of her creative practice. Khadija’s part-time work at the Textile Museum of Canada has led her to receive the 2019 Award of Excellence in Community Engagement by the Ontario Museum Association. Her artwork has been most recently exhibited in Toronto and Mississauga in Canada and Fitzroy in Australia.

2019 Program artists

Past Workshop Artists

Sid Sharp

Sid Sharp is a 25-year-old comic artist and emerging illustrator from Toronto. They collaborated in several community arts projects and installations across the GTA and Ontario. For the ‘border crossings’ Project, Sid facilitated community workshop and created an anchor/central character to feature stories shared by the communities in a graphic representation.

Sonja Rainey

Sonja Rainey is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and arts facilitator with a rampant curiosity for new ways of creating performance experiences and arts engagement. Her work encompasses installation, set and costume design; puppet and mask work; illustration and sculpture as well as the creation of short films and exhibition design. She has presented her work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, PAMA, Art Gallery of Mississauga, the Prague Quadrennial and most recently, Rainey has been an artist educator with the Canadian Opera Company and instructor at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. She has worked extensively with MABELLEarts, Jumblies’ Theatre, Making Room Community Arts, the Community Arts Guild, The Bicycle Opera Project, urbanvessel and Ahuri Theatre.

Helen Yung

Helen Yung is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto. Her current artistic work with newcomers to Canada has been recognized by a groundbreaking research partnership with Humber College. Her ongoing newcomers project combines art, community engagement and social innovation to suggest immediate ways to transform the settlement process for newcomers.

Anu Radha Verma

Anu Radha Verma is a queer, diasporic sometimes-femme with complex connections to ‘South Asia’.  She is a survivor, someone with lived experience of mental health struggles, and a resident of Mississauga. Anu Radha organizes with QTBIPOC sauga, with the hope to build trust, care and community across the expanse of the ‘burbs.

Nova Bhattacharya

Celebrated as a dance innovator, Nova Bhattacharya’s powerful and humanistic dance works breathe rich life into the spectrum between classical Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance.  Bhattacharya trained in Bharatanatyam with Toronto’s Menaka Thakkar, was the first graduate of Nrytyakala, The Canadian Academy of Indian Dance and furthered her study of the form with the late Kittappa Pillai and Smt. Kalanidhi Narayan.  Her development in contemporary dance has been informed by her ongoing work with Peggy Baker, Sasha Ivanochko and Louis Laberge-Côté.  She began her career as a dancer with the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, appearing as a soloist and company member for many national and international tours.  Embarking on a career as an independent artist she appeared in the works of a number of companies including Fujiwara Dance Inventions, Kaeja d’Dance and Peggy Baker Dance Projects.  Eager to explore the scope for innovation within Bharatanatyam, Bhattacharya began choreographing in 1997.  Her work has been described as “a contemporary expression of the Bharatanatyam form and more” (Vancouver Sun) and has been commissioned by DanceWorks, Blue Ceiling Dance/Lucy Rupert, Canada Dance Festival, Cahoots Theatre, Dusk Dances, Toronto Dance Theatre, Theatre Direct Canada and Dancemakers.  She has created four works in collaboration with Louis Laberge-Côté with whom she has been working since 2001, their most recent work Akshongay was nominated for four Dora Mavor Moore Awards.  In 2006 Bhattacharya was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award in the Outstanding Performance category for José Navas’ Calm Abiding and in 2012 was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding artistic achievement in dance. Nova created, choreographed and presented a dance and movement workshop that spoke to the themes of the ‘border crossings’ Project.

Vasundra Srinivasan

Vasundra is a multimedia artist who has trained and immersed herself in Creative Writing, Illustration, playing Indian Classical Music on the Violin, Yoga and Meditation over the past two decades. She considers her ability to be a many-model thinker and disciplined doer as what sets her apart as a creative producer. She finds herself most inspired at the intersection of technology and art. She is currently working on producing a graphic novel and a podcast as a lead artist for the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s border crossings project

2019-2020

Past Workshops

A sample of our past workshops

are shown below.

Rainbow Sauga

Join us on an exciting journey of tie-dye with Raheel Patel.

Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Pride@Home: Tie-Dye Textiles Workshop

Free

ASL Interpreter

Virtual – Zoom

We will use a few methods to tie-dye and create vibrant patterns on your t-shirts by different folding and tying methods.

We are using acrylic plastic paints which are easily available in any dollar store and quick to dry and are permanent on your T-shirts after first ironing.

Join us on an exciting journey of tie-dye with Raheel Patel.

Materials Needed:

  • Thick and thin painting brushes

  • Vibrant Acrylic colours (minimum 3 colours maximum 7)

  • Plain white 100% cotton t-shirt

  • Small dish to use as a colour pallet (full-size foil or plastic tray) to work on T-shirt

  • Rubber Bands

Registration required.

This workshop is being presented in partnership with Rainbow Sauga

AGM Past Workshops

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