Runs from Tuesday May 18 2021 to Tuesday June 15 2021

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Amanda Lederle
May 18- June 15
Tuesdays 12PM-2PM

Have no idea how to use instagram? This class includes a lesson on functions, engagement and in-class workshopping.

You will learn: the basic functions on Instagram, how to write captions and hashtags, how to post and create photos and the types of videos you can post. At the end you will leave with tools and resources to further your knowledge. Social Media wellness tips will be shared throughout the course.

This class is self directed and there is dedicated in-class time to workshop ideas with the group. For those who took the first class, this is a good refresher course and an opportunity to put your skills into action.

Structure expectations: Lesson for 60-90 mins and work time for 30-60mins. Work time is an opportunity to implement your skills. This is a great way to connect with fellow artists and ask questions in the moment.

Materials: something to write with/on for workshopping and a smartphone or ipad to access the Instagram app. Before the first class you need to have the app downloaded. If you have any access needs, please let Jessica know.


Week 1: Intro + Accounts and bio writing

Week 2: Writing captions, hashtags and Alt text/Image description

Week 3: Post a picture - image choosing, cropping, graphics, tagging, carousels

Week 4: Post a video: IG Stories, IGTV, Reels

Week 5: Engagement, Insights, Tools/Resources

Want to know more or get to know the instructor before signing up? Amanda is available Mondays between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Virtual Front Desk. Feel free to contact them during their shift to ask any questions.

About the instructor: Amanda Lederle (they/them) is a Toronto-based artist and facilitator. Amanda’s influenced by their lived experience with mental illness and work towards personal growth. Their artistic work uses the form of maps, inventory and list making to explore the emotions involved in experiences such as anxiety, resilience, and courage. Their ink on paper map illustrations evoke humour and invite the viewer to consider where they are in their own journeys. A Wellness Health Action Management (WHAM) facilitator and accountability coach, Amanda also spends their time as the founder of CreateBeing, a company that focuses creativity and mental health. You may see Amanda at events as an Active Listener, and serve on the Lived Experience Committee at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). You can find more on and and on Instagram @AmandaLederle and @CreateBeing.

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