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Sitelines is a community arts project by Centre[3] in collaboration with the Mental Health Rights Coalition, which offers free arts-based workshops to adults with lived experience of mental health and addiction. ⁠

We are sad to announce that Sitelines will be coming to an end with the end of this year. ⁠

Even before the pandemic hit, the Sitelines community has been a creative and supportive one, and the transition to online programming only helped us grow and connect with more people. Through these uncertain times, our workshops have brought folks together virtually to learn and create and have fun. ⁠
It’s been a privilege to connect with so many people in creative ways over the last few years. This may not be the end of Sitelines forever! ⁠

Sitelines has been generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. ⁠

Coloured Pencil for Beginners

Tuesdays December 8, 15, 22

Time: 11:00 A.M - 12 P.M

Learning the principles of art making with coloured pencil: a basic and essential technique in visual arts. Participants in this series will learn how to apply this medium to reflect their gaze on a reference image or still-life. Materials included.
Instructor :  A. Pirazimian
Via Zoom 

Perpetual Prompts: Generative Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday December 17

Time: 2-4 P.M

This workshop is for writers of all levels! There isn’t an expectation of understanding technique, or a background of material you have to be familiar with. This workshop is for everyone who is full of ideas and thoughts and is in need of a push, a deadline, a prompt, an environment. There will be timed segments where you will be provided with a prompt (audio, visual, tactile, kinetic), invited to write on the prompt, and then share aloud (participation is encouraged, though optional, of course). We will run in cycles of prompt, writing, sharing until the end of the allotted time.
Instructor: V. Barnier
Via Zoom

Drawing the Inside Out

Mondays November 30th, December 7th, 14th, 21st

Time: 1-2 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
Via Zoom
*Materials: whatever you like to draw with

Photography, Storytelling and Creativity

Thursdays November 19th, 26th and December 3rd, 10th

Time: 3-5 PM

A creative approach to storytelling in photography. Understanding composition and visual elements: learning the rules in order to break them. No special equipment necessary, come with whatever camera you have. 
Week 1: Storytelling and Creativity
Week 2: Cellphone Photography 
Week 3: Breaking the Rules
Week 4: Photography All in One 
Instructor : H. Tabein
Via Zoom

Surreal Self Portraiture

Fridays November 20th, 27th and December 4th, 11th

Time: 1-3 PM

A mixture of fantasy/fact using common and uncommon themes to express your story. In this workshop you will work on creating the uniqueness that makes you, you! All levels welcomed and encouraged. 


Week 1: Looking at surreal artists and mapping out your own story

Week 2 : Sketching out your portrait and imagery

Week 3: Filling your work with colour

Week 4: Adding the final details

Instructor : A. Mansilla
Via Zoom

The Art of Madness (More Dates Added)

Tuesdays November 24th and December 1st, 8th, 15th

Time: 2-4 PM

In this workshop we will journey through the life and works of the “Mad Artist”. Each week we will discuss a different artist for inspiration, along with a guided exercise in the theme of the artist. After the workshop, we will display your works for others to view and be inspired by you! 
Instructor: A. Mansilla
Via Zoom
*Materials provided 

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Sitelines is generously supported by: