Runs from Wednesday September 22 2021 to Wednesday November 24 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Chi-Hang Jonathan Sinn
Sep 22- Nov 24
Wednesday 2PM-3PM

Storytelling through visual art can connect us to our emotions, our memories and to other people in profound ways. As author Joan Didion once wrote, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Painting and drawing have similarly helped me to convey to others my experience of being human, and to illustrate what I can’t say. In this illustration course, the overarching question we will explore is: “What is your story, and how do you want to tell that story?” We will focus on learning basic skills in watercolour, graphite, and pencil crayon art, and combining the three into mixed media to illustrate sceneries and landscapes. The learning environment will be executed through a series of weekly, 1-hour workshops where we sketch, paint and have fun. Reference photos can be provided, but participants are welcomed and encouraged to bring their own photos to illustrate and recreate.t

Materials: Material List will be posted September 1st and If you have any access needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Chi-Hang Jonathan Sinn is a self-taught watercolour and mixed media artist from Thornhill, a suburb along the northern border of Toronto (Tkaronto). In the fall, he will be returning to school for graduate studies to study public health, but he owe it to his academic and professional background in architecture for giving him opportunities to explore visual art. Chi-Hang Jonathan Sinn has since found a passion for illustrating landscapes with watercolour and other media. Earlier this year, he started an initiative to do artwork commissions, with the majority of the money earned going to charities and organizations supporting racialized and marginalized communities, including, but not limited to, 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC. It has also allowed him to learn from others and to paint a part of their lives. In turn, they can both have art they can keep and give back to the community. Using art as a vehicle to encourage others to be kind and charitable has been personally fulfilling and meaningful.

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