Painting Workshop for Refugee and Indigenous Community Members

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Author alnationtalk
Start Date/Time 29th Jun Sat PM 3:00 (GMT 0)
End Date/Time 29th Jun Sat PM 6:00 (GMT 0)
Location Toronto, ON
Type Public
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Painting Workshop for Refugee and Indigenous Community Members

Date and time
Sat, Jun 29, 2024 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Location
Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina
192 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 Canada

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About this event

  • 3 hours

Join us for a painting and storytelling workshop to celebrate World Refugee Day and National Indigenous Peoples Day. Learn painting skills, share your story, and connect with community members in a welcoming and supportive environment.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others, express yourself through art, and learn new techniques. It is also part of our ‘Bridging the Gap’ series, which aims to address significant gaps between refugee and Indigenous communities. Through inclusive events, dialogues, research studies, and art and skills-building programs, we are empowering both communities and encouraging refugees and newcomers to play an active role in truth and reconciliation.

No prior painting experience is necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and an open mind.

About the Instructor:

Israa Ahmed, an Iraqi-born artist based in Canada, has traversed a remarkable path, blending her innate artistic talent with academic excellence. Born in 1990, Israa’s affinity for art surfaced at an early age, when she displayed a natural aptitude for drawing and sketching. Her artistic prowess was evident as she consistently garnered top prizes for her work throughout her schooling years.

Despite her passion for art, Israa pursued a formal education in Civil Engineering, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field. It was during this time that she honed her artistic skills, balancing her academic pursuits with a flourishing passion for creative expression.

In 2007, Israa embarked on her professional artistic journey, marked by numerous accolades and milestones. At just 20 years old, she held her inaugural solo exhibition, showcasing her distinctive style characterized by vibrant colors and emotive compositions. Throughout her career, Israa has continued to push the boundaries of her craft, participating in exhibitions alongside esteemed painters and earning recognition for her evocative and resonant work.

In addition to her artistic endeavors, Israa’s commitment to her community and advocacy for social causes is evident. She uses her art as a platform for storytelling, capturing the essence of human experience and fostering connections across cultures and communities.

Israa’s artistic journey serves as a testament to her unwavering dedication, creativity, and resilience. Her work transcends boundaries, inviting viewers into a world of beauty, introspection, and hope.

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