FREE Photography & Photo-Based Mixed Media Workshop

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During our last session we learned the gel transfer technique where we were able to take our printed photos and turn them into canvas art. This session we will be playing with heat transfers on cotton based surfaces. If this is something that interests you sign up now!

The workshops are open to anyone (16-29) who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, and ancestral connections.

There is very limited space so please sign up by emailing info@tndproject.com by March 9th 🙂

In recognizing and celebrating International Women’s Day…

1. Think about the amazing and inspirational women in your life and the resilience and strength that they have shown. Choose a photo to honour them in a piece (this person may also be you!).

2. Choose a quote or lyric comes to mind when you think about her/them

3.Send us high quality digital images (your own or sourced) that you would like to include in your piece. These do not have to include the person. Email this to info@tndproject.com by February 8th 11:59pm (tryhttp://www.freeimages.com/ or http://www.dreamstime.com/ for free images)

AND/OR

Bring newspaper or magazine images that you’d like to include in your piece to the workshop on the 13th

4. Collect found objects to incorporate into your piece and bring them with you on February 13th This could be related to your piece or just used to create texture

5. Think about what colours you would like to work with

*art supplies and light refreshments provided but feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable*

**we will have quotes and images to choose from if you would like to join us but don’t have a moment to choose your own

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This workshop is hosted by The Truth & Dare Project and Outburst! | Funding for this workshop is graciously provided by ArtReach Toronto, and the Toronto Arts Council | Facilitated by Zahra Agjee

The Truth & Dare Project is a series of photography based art-making workshops and art dares for young Muslim women.
www.tndproject.com

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence through art, research and education. It is a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (the Clinic). The Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.
www.outburstmovement.com

Truth & Dare: Photography & Photo-Based Mixed Media Workshops

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Come to explore the theme “The Future We Build” through photography-based creative exploration. 

Truth & Dare is a FREE arts-based workshop series for young Muslim women interested in photography and mixed media facilitated by arts educator Zahra Agjee. Build your photography skills, make art, tell your stories and learn about amazing Muslim women artists. No previous experience needed!

Workshop dates are:
Sept. 27 – 1:00 – 4:00
Oct. 11 – 10:00 – 4:00 (full day arts retreat with Warsan Shire)
Oct. 25 – 1:00 – 4:00
Nov. 8 – 1:00 – 4:00
Nov. 22 – 1:00 – 4:00
Dec. 6 – 1:00 – 4:00

Plus, you have an opportunity to join us on October 5th for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche!

The workshops are open to anyone (16 – 29) who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, ancestral connections.

Participants have access to
– TTC tokens
– Childcare (upon 48 request)
– Language Interpreters (including ASL) available (two weeks prior to workshop date)
– Opportunity for your art to be showcased in an art gallery show during the Scotiabank Contact Festival

Space is limited, please email us to get an application at: info@tndproject.com. The registration application deadline is Monday September 15th.

This photography workshop series for young Muslim Women is one of several workshop series by The Truth & Dare Project in partnership with Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project.

About the arts educator – Zahra Agjee is a freelance photographer and graphic artist who practices and resides in Toronto. Her work deals with issues of identity, representation and the self. She graduated form the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Photography major and a Graphic Design minor. Agjee currently coordinates and facilitates The Truth & Dare photography workshop series for young Muslim women as well as facilitates youth art programs in the Greater Toronto Area.


The Truth and Dare Project hosts a workshop series for young Muslim women who have faced forms of violence, discrimination, racism, Islamophobia, poverty and marginalization and segregation based on their beliefs, the colour of their skins, or whom they associate with. Our workshops create a safe space for young Muslim women to collaborate with other who have faced similar adversities; learn individually and collectively; and explore art as a creative outlet to share their stories. Participants will find mentorship in youth leaders and artists, build community with those who share relatable experiences and most importantly, leave with the feeling that they have a safe support system in place.

Outburst! is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence. As young Muslim women we want to determine the ways in which we define and access safety. Outburst!, a project of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, is an opportunity for us to build community through art, education and research.www.outburstmovement.com

Funding for Outburst! Young Muslim Women and Truth & Dare Project provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Call for Muslimah Artists for Month-Long Art Gallery Exhibit at Daniels Spectrum

 

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Submission Deadline is February 17th, 2014.

Outburst!, SpeakSudan and the Truth & Dare Project are looking for self-identified Muslim women to showcase their talents in photography and the visual arts. The art exhibit will be happening from April 1 – April 30th at Daniels Spectrum This exhibit will showcase the diverse ideas and creativity of Muslimah artists in the Greater Toronto Area. It is an opportunity for our communities to reflect upon our experiences, moving beyond narrow narratives of ‘submissive’, ‘quiet’, ‘violent’ and ‘oppressed’ that are painted on the regular. This art show will create a much needed space to celebrate our vibrant voices through art. Join us to bear witness to our truths and stories as Muslimah artists.

Submission Guidelines:

  • For visual pieces, please email images of the piece in JPG, GIF or PNG format. Please share what size the pieces are (dimensions and weight [if applicable]), if they are mounted or not and if there is anything else we need to be mindful of regarding your artwork.
  • For multi-media pieces, please email a link or media file. NOTE: Pieces do not have to specifically address themes of identity or religion. Multiple pieces may be submitted for consideration. Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work.
  • All pieces (not for sale and unsold) will be returned at the month long show.
  • Submissions are welcomed by anyone who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, ancestral connections.
  • Outburst, SpeakSudan and the Truth and Dare Project will be offering mentoring and workshops for artists. Please contact us if you are interested in these services.
  • All submissions should be sent to outburst@schliferclinic.com by Feb 17th, 2013 along with a brief artist bio. Please contact us if you are having trouble with sending submissions. We will let you know by February 21st if we are able to showcase your piece(s).

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto. As young Muslim women we want to determine the ways in which we define and access safety. Outburst!, a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, is an opportunity for us to build community through art, education and research.

SpeakSudan, is a safe space for East African Youth in Diaspora www.speaksudan.org

The Truth and Dare Project are photography based art-making workshops for young Muslim women. The workshops provide an opportunity to explore identity, strengthen self-confidence and create a sense of belonging.

The art gallery show is graciously funded by the ArtReach Pitch Contest.

Contact us at outburst@schliferclinic.com