A collaboration with The Toronto Neighborhood Organization (TNO)
MAMC’s new model for teaching two programs on the same day has proven to be very successful. The community served by TNO includes Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park and Elena and Vanessa were able to work face to face with the participants in the two different TNO venues. The senior participants, ranging in age from their mid-seventies to sprightly nineties have created a new edition of accordion books that merge art, and stories, creating deeply considered work that explores mixed-media, drawing, and painting.
A focus on the theme of place has become a layered terrain for an emotional tie to people and community. Participants gathered inspiration as they mapped their journeys, recalled a place of memory on a significant day, painted interior spaces in their homes, reflected on their neighborhood, and created beautifully observed self-portraits.
The exploration in book format continues to delight MAMC. Books are sights of encounters - an embodiment of the personal and the public, the local and the global.
“This is a wonderfully enlightening program. I am learning so much that I never knew. What I have never known or seen before, I know now and am really happy to have joined the program” Almas M., TNO Participant.
“I am so pleased to be able to participate in person in this stimulating program. I was so isolated during the pandemic and the joy of working in a group with other women and learning so much is amazing”. Joanne K., Diary of Place Participant
“Instructions, encouragement and support were all exceptional. Plus the teachers were soooo helpful plus wonderful” Kaye W., Diary of Place Participant
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Site of EncountersA Collaboration With SREMI, 2022
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Shared ExpressionsWith [email protected], 2022
Women In DialogueCovid19 Response, 2020
Artists In Their KitchenIn The Time of Covid, 2020
Contemporary Connections Pt.3Art Making with Seniors Part 3, 2021
With Thread As Inkwith the Textile Museum of Canada, 2020
Stories Are Our Compasswith The Power Plant, 2019
Drop Swap Shopwith the Evergreen Brickworks, 2020
Women's Creative Narrativeswith support from the TAC & OAC, 2019
Finding Homewith the Aga Khan Museum, 2016
Face Upwith Greenwood School, 2019
Walls & Barrierswith the ROM, 2010
Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to social issues within communities through the use of visual arts, mixed media and story telling.
Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe and fun space where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.
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