Runs from Tuesday January 25 2022 to Tuesday February 15 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Loretta Faveri
Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st 8th, 15th, 22nd
Tuesdays 10:00am-12:00PM

**To register for this course you must live in Etobicoke, North Etobicoke Residents will be prioratized. This is a registration request. Registration will be confirmed when you receive a confirmation email from Jules, Art Training Program Manager**

Through mindful activities and without self-judgment, participants will apply layers of marks, including written words, doodles and prints on squares of Japanese paper. They will then tear through them (whether they like them or not), rearrange them, share some of them with other participants and stitch them back together as something new. The process is a metaphor for letting go of the past, good, bad or shameful and using the fragments to connect with each other and build something new, joyful and full of forgiveness. By the end of the course, participants will have created small paper tapestry of their torn and stitched squares.

Who can register: Adults living in North Etobicoke, Etibicoke; who has lived experience of mental illness and/or addiction

About the Instructor
Loretta Faveri is a Toronto based visual artist/maker. After graduating from OCAD University’s Material Art and Design program in 2012, she spent several years exploring wearable sensors that generate sound through movement. Recently, she returned to her craft practice, creating torn and stitched prints as well as 3D monotype prints.

Loretta has abstained from alcohol for more than three years and credits the recovery group at St. Joseph’s health Centre in Toronto for helping her maintain her sobriety. She recently completed a community art project funded by the Ontario Arts Council that brought art and mindfulness to members of the recovery community at St. Joes.

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