Story Stick Project workshops have passed.
To know the next workshops or inquire further, please contact Pamela Schuller through this form or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Arts workshops for intergenerational participation
Through the Story Stick Project participants 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 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 launch and celebrate the the participants creations and the public art stick installation
Learn a unique, colourful and visual way to show life stories and experiences.
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. You can register for one of these eight workshops.
Select your preferred date when you register.
The last three sessions are collaborative in-person workshops and are open to both previous and new participants.
Participants will provide input to help shape and form the public installation design of the Story Stick Project guided by the participant's visions for local and global change and good.
Community created art has the capacity to raise awareness, to engage creativity for addressing complex problems, and may also support transformation to sustainability.
Personalized Story Stick Creation Workshops
Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30 PM, August 10, 17, 24
Thursdays, 6 - 7:30 PM, August 12, 19, 26
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
There will be a public launch event to celebrate the exhibit, attended by project participants, local representatives, and city staff. More information about the launch is here.
The public exhibit is celebrated through ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022.
A City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot SPARK Project.