Face Up

Face Up was an interaction with a group of newly arrived students to Greenwood Secondary School in Toronto. The purpose of this project was to creatively integrate the Hungarian Roma students into the wider school population. The goals were to counter disengagement, absenteeism and indifference to formal schooling. MAMC facilitated a novel art-based activity that offered personal relevance through an interactive and lively social encounter.

Eugene Beck, the photographer who has documented all MAMC’s projects, did a remarkable photoshoot of all the students providing wonderful images to work from. MAMC worked closely with each student on a series of self-portraits that reflected their enthusiasm. The result, total buy in and a series of artworks that each student was extremely proud to call their own.

STUDENT WORKS

Student artwork
Student self-portrait
Student self-portrait
Student artwork
Student self-portrait
Student self-portrait

PROCESS

Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student portrait
Student potrait
Student displaying self portrait
Student working on art piece
Student working on art piece
Students working on art piece
Student portrait
Student working on art piece

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Eugene Beck, Photographer

SCHOOL PARTNERS

Greenwood Secondary School

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Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to individuals in a group setting within communities through the use of visual arts.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe space and engaging projects 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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