Story Stick Project - 2021



A collaboration with East End Arts,   Books, Art, Music Collective, and  Pamela Schuller.


Community Arts workshops for youth ages 14 to 24.


Through the Story Stick Project youth will learn a powerful and simple art process to represent and tell the stories and experiences of their lives.  By wrapping sticks with textured and colourful yarns, each thread becomes an organic emotional processing tool.  


Three components for youth engagement:

1- Story Stick workshops  online and in-person, pending Covid-10 provincial guidelines and Toronto Public Health protocols. 

2- Create a story stick installation to be exhibited in outdoor public space.

3- Public event to celebrate and share the youths' stories and story stick activities for the attending public. 



  • Learn a  unique, colourful and visual way to show life stories and experiences. 

  • Express feelings

  • Identify and release stress

  • Foster imagination and creativity

  • Collaborate on creating a stick installation for public exhibit

  • Engage at the celebration event to share stories and more with the public 

  • Amplify or increase ability to support each other

  • Build transferable, expressive, problem-solving skills 



The first grouping of eight workshops will allow participants to create their very own personalized story sticks. Youth can register for one of these eight workshops. 

Select your preferred date when you register.


The last three sessions are collaborative in-person workshops where participants will provide input to help shape and form the public installation design of the Story Stick Project. This group of workshops is open to both previous and new participants.  


 Personalized Story Stick Creation Workshops

Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30 PM, August 10, 17, 24  

Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 PM, August 12, 19, 26

on Zoom


Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 PM,  September 2,  



Public Installation Design Workshops


Thursday, 6 - 7:30 PM, September 9 

Saturday, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, September 11 

Sunday, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, September 12



Register Here



 Public Out Door Celebration Event


Youth will present stories of the sticks with narration, spoken word, or song. The public is invited to create their own story stick, guided by the youth.

 The Story Stick Project installation is intended to be on display for a few weeks after the culminating event.  (location and date TBD)

Contact  Pamela at for more information



 A City of Toronto Arts & Culture SPARK Project.