Open Studio is every single Monday (even on Holidays) from 3:30-6:30pm at Art Forms Studio located at 126 James Street North.

We also offer one-off events such as Art Crawl Guided Tours.

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Sitelines is a community arts project to help increase access to the arts and arts education for adults with lived experience of mental health and addiction. All workshops are free of cost!

To sign up email or call 905-524-5084.

This project has been generously supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation and we are partnered with Mental Health Rights Coalition.

Workshops listed below!

The Art of Madness

4 weeks: Tuesdays February 18th, 25th, March 3rd and 10th

Time: 1-3 PM

New Dates Added: Tuesdays April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Time: 1-4 PM
These workshops will journey through the works of the “Mad Artist” past and continue that theme by creating artwork that reflects your view of madness. This will lead to an exhibition for others to view your work and be inspired by you!
Instructor: A. Mansilla
Location : 126 James St. N

Navigating the Internet, Web Tools, and Digital Organization Strategies for Creatives

3 weeks: Thursdays February 13th, 20th, 27th

Time: 6-8 PM

Become a more knowledgeable and confident internet user, teach basic search strategies and information management techniques, and how to use Google web app tools to find, manage, organize, share and archive creative work.
Instructor :  K. Williams
Location : 173 James St. N

How to Price Artwork

Thursday March 26th OR Wednesday April 15th

Time: March 26th (1-4 PM) OR
April 15th (6-9PM)

Learn how to set and manage artwork pricing based on value, cost of materials and creative labour. This 3-hour crash course will cover how value is constructed, an overview of pricing resources and variables within art market sectors, artist statements and talking points, budgeting, and intellectual property rights. Students can bring samples of their artwork and/or links to their online presence for in-class help in developing pricing strategies.
Instructor : A. Maureen
Location : 126 James St. N 

Finding Your Artistic Musical Voice

Friday April 24th

Time: 2-4 PM

Each artistic tradition thrives off the innovations of those who participate in it. Everyone has the potential to be one of these unique voices. This workshop will take you through a journey and process of finding your artistic voice, incorporating the science of creativity, memory retention and “getting out of your own way” while also outlining practical steps that anyone can take to engage in that process within the context of music, or any other artistic practice.
Instructor: E. Charlotte Joe
Location : 126 James St. N

Social Media & You

Tuesday March 10th

Time: 6-9 PM

Online presence and creative community building as an artist. How to get in the habit of tending our social media gardens and how to engage with communities online with intention.
Instructor :  C. Floriano
Location : 173 James St. N

Digital Illustration

Saturday April 18th

Time: 12 - 2 PM

Learn the basics of digital illustration using the industry standard – Adobe Photoshop! From scanning in sketches to linework and colouring, artists will learn to harness all of the wonderful drawing tools that Photoshop offers (even learning to create your own custom brushes!) Artists will leave the workshop with a complete illustration in the style of their choice.
Instructor : U. Di Gallo 
Location : 173 James St. N 

Drawing the Inside Out

Wednesdays: April 7th, 14th, 21sr and 28th

Time: 3 - 5 PM

Creating comics from life experience. When and how we choose to declare ourselves to the world is hard to control in life, but in art, we hold all the power. For those struggling to know themselves, and to feel their own agency and creativity, comic arts are a powerful tool for reflection, enjoyment, community, and self-discovery. Week 1: Make Yourself a Comics Character!Week 2: Journal Comics Week 3: Translating Your Mind into Comics Week 4: Change the Ending: Write Your Own Story
Instructor : G. Webber
Location : 126 James St. N

Intro to Linocut Printmaking

Wednesday March 18

Time: 6-9 PM

Lino is a form of printmaking that uses a relief technique. Learn about the process and make your own prints! Materials included.
Instructor :  A. McMillan
Location : 126 James St. N

Self Portraits for Self Care

Thursdays: April 9th, 16th + 23rd

Time: 3-5 PM

Self Portraits for Self Care is an open style inking class that teaches you the basics of ink self- portraiture while learning to reflect on your unique image and identity.

Instructor:  Y. El Safi
Location : 126 James St. N

Creating a DIY Exhibition

5 weeks: Fridays March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Create a DIY group exhibition from start to finish in this self-directed workshop series. Artists will make artwork, promotional material, find a venue to conduct an art show, install and host the opening.
Instructor :  K. Stewart
Location : 126 James St. N

Screen Printing Open Studio

Wednesdays: March 25th, April 1st, April 8th

Time: 6:30-9:30 PM

This series of workshops are open to beginning or experienced screen printers who are interested in printing their images on paper or textiles. Images can be hand drawn or digitally produced. We will use basic photoshop processes to translate the images from drawings to screen. Materials included.
Instructor: M. McInness
Location : 173 James St. N

Adobe Photoshop 101

3 weeks: Wednesday March 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 6-8 PM

Introductory course to Photoshop: learn the basic tools to get started.
Instructor :  A. Borghesan
Location : 173 James St. N

Sitelines is generously supported by: