Pamela Schuller - Mask Maker, Arts Educator, Community Artist

 



Story Sticks- An expressive workshop for all ages that is great for schools, communities, organizations, festivals, ceremonies and celebrations. I believe this would be an insightful and profound process integrated in to visioning, political and social justice meetings.  

 

Using sticks, yarns and other textiles, this workshop invites you to add to a collective story staff or create a personal story stick woven with reflections, memories, and stories of your life.  

Depending on the intention and location of the workshops people will relate the story reflected on their stick to me, write it out, record it or share their story in a listening circle.

I am deeply moved by the rich personal stories that people reveal on their sticks within 10 to 30 minutes. I have heard whole life stories, philosophies of life, or a special chapter of life’s journeys.   Creatively I find this workshop is accessible for all ages and abilities and also results in beautiful art piece.  What Rumi says is true!

 

Life Stories Can Change the World!

Open to me, so that I may open.
Provide me your inspiration
So that I might see mine.
—Rumi

 To book a workshop contact Pamela at  stonemasque@gmail.com

 

























 


Make a mask for dance and play to resonate with your-self in everyway.

 

For adults and children on Saturday February 11 from 1 am to 5 pm 

 

Fee $20  (15.00 plus 5.00 for materials)

To register click here

 

Adress- Luc Sculpture, 663 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto

TTC access: 2 minutes from TTC Greenwood Subway station

Car: North east from Danforth Avenue and Greenwood Avenue intersection. There is coin parking along the Danforth.

 

Join us at this Mardi Gras workshop with your inspiration ready to flow. Using simple techniques and materials you will be assisted as needed to facilitate your imaginations mask vision.


Pamela’s first art love is mask making and facilitating the transformation, fun and play that are evoked when people make and wear their own mask creation. 

 

 


 


 







 

 


 

Wind Sun Water Wood - update

 

Local community members of all ages created this painted tapestry June 2015. The tapestry is currently displayed at Dawes Road Library.

 


 

 

Dawes Crossing is a public art installation and community-meeting place located at the intersection of Dawes Road and Victoria Park Avenue in Toronto. The sculpture was commissioned by the City of Toronto and created in 2012 by artist Noel Harding.

Dawes Crossing references the human and ecological history of the area. The on-site solar panels generate a modest amount of revenue that supports electricity and Wifi, maintenance, and subsidizes community activities.

Activities like the Wind, Sun, Water, Wood.

 

For more informantion  and to learn about other commuinty engagment events see- http://www.dawescrossing.ca

 




 


This beautiful learning tree was created through The Pathways to Education in Rexdale during the after school arts program. The participants were grade 9 students of local secondary schools.  Students designed, sculpted, paper mached and painted the tree with Pamela’s guidance.

 

The 7 roots of the tree have been painted to reflect qualities or characteristics of life. Through discussions the youth determined what they feel is most important for their home life and living in healthy community. These qualities are from left to right: wisdom, friendship, love, family, joy, respect and spirituality.  The center root, family is considered the most important aspect of nourishing their lives.  Several of the 

leaves were painted to reflect the symbolism of the roots.

 

 The tree sculpture will be permanently displayed at The Pathways to Education office.  Final display picture and tree title coming soon. 

 





Bain Arts Collective is moving into the 5th week of workshops leading up to the Campfires illumination Festival featuring Nuit Blanch style installations and ending with collective performance.

Come and join a workshop listed below.

 

Workshops this Week ( see events listing for full calendar)

 

Sunday, September 13

 

100 Bain Ave at Logan,

Get directions

100 Bain Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1E8

 

No Experience Necessary. All ages welcome.

Its never too late too join.

 

2- 5 Drop In Arts Activities – S Maples Courtyard

2- 4 Marshmellow Vanities

2 - 5 Giant Puppets

2 - 5 Weaving Circles

 

2- 4 Food Arts – N. Maples Courtyard

 

2- 5 Digital Campfire – Bain Recording Studio

 

4-5:30 Dance –Community Center

4-5:30 Choir

7- 8:30 Band

 

7- 9 Campfire –S Maples Courtyard

 

Donations always welcome

For information contact – bainartscollective@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/bainartscollective

 

Save the show date September 19th, 7:30 to 8:30

 

Check https://vimeo.com/75355162

Bain Apartments Cooperative 100th Anniversary Celebration September 2013 - Bain Arts Collective Home Made Stories Project 

 

 


Making the dough for the food arts workshop

Food arts- faces ready to go into the clay oven
Sunday evening campfire as we all contemplate what illuminates our lives
Light Installation - drawing our ancestors in to the inked sheet of plastice that will projected on a screen
Working on the giant puppett head
Weaving our stories into circles
Weaving circles and lantern making 
Weaving our stories in to the circles
Clay oven were the food arts take place
Strawberry muffins decorated with edible flowers










Presented By Bain Arts Collective

 

From August 9th to September 19th, the Bain Arts Collective will be running free workshops and leading drop-in activities to create works of art with the Bain Co-op community and people of the Riverdale area.

 

We will be exploring the theme Campfires through visual arts, dance, story-telling, shadow play, food-making, puppetry, band, choir and installation.

 

Campfires explores the themes of communal gathering, transformation, story-telling, personal lineage, light and shadow.

 

On the evening of Saturday, September 19th, the Bain Co-op and Withrow park will be lit up with interactive installations and performances created for and by the surrounding community.

 

We would love for you to be a part of this massive project!

 

If you are interested, would like more information, want to volunteer, or plan to sign up for one of these workshops, please contact us at:

 

bainartscollective@gmail.com

facebook.com/bainartscollective

 

Sean- 647-464-5892

Pamela- 416-463-6162


 

 

Wind, Water, Sun, Wood - Dawes Crossing Community Arts Project

 

Join this arts event to create a painted tapestry installation. Participants will paint their interpretation of the elements of wind, sun, water, and wood that are defined in the design of the Dawes Crossing sculpture

 

The resulting tapestry will be displayed at a center in the Ward 31 community

 

When- Saturday, June 6 from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Where - Dawes Road at Victoria Park Ave,

Adults and children age 10 and up

 

Funding for the project is generated from the solar income as intended as part of Dawes Crossing design concept.

http://www.dawescrossing.ca/

 

 

Supported by East Arts

http://eastendarts.ca/about/

 

Wind , Sun ,Water , Wood is also in collaboration with

100In1Day  a global festival of civic engagement

https://toronto.100in1day.ca/

 

 

 

Beautiful poster design generously created by Gallen Milne Hines. 

 

BONHOMIE

Galen Milne-Hines

galenmilnehines.comg.

milnehines@gmail.com
647-677-6337


A colourful, socially engaging and fun installation, which fosters literacy development, the poetry wall can be developed with schools, community and cultural centres.

 



 

A Poetry wall is simple to create using cardboard pieces painted with acrylics with a single word painted on the board. Magnetic strips are attached to the back and the words are arranged on a magnetic surface.

 

The visually engaging poetry wall encourages people of all ages to play with the words creating poetic phrasings.

 

 

In schools, students, while enroute to class, will often pause to play with the poetry wall and create an arrangement of words that communicates an inspiration, a feeling or a message to their peers and the collective community.

 

 

Teachers can either bring a selection of the words to their class, or bring the students to the wall and instruct the students to create a phrase using several of the the word boards on the installation. Students will write the word in their notebook then use words as a source of inspiration to develop a story, rap, rhyme or poem.

 

The poetry wall is also a perfect vehicle for developing vocabulary with ESL students and cultivate First Nations language acquisition.

 

Parents and caregivers while waiting by the poetry wall to pick up their children after school can explore word play with their younger siblings thereby developing vocabulary through the engagement.

 

The process of the public and students engaging with the poetry wall results in stronger relationships with students, teachers, families and and contributes to an enriched culture of learning, communication and language expression.

                                              


 

W. H. Auden said, “Play is what we want to

do. Work is what we have to do.” Poetry is both of these


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