Runs from Tuesday April 19 2022 to Tuesday May 17 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Sarah Waithe
April 19 to May 17
Tuesday 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

This course will be exploring the concept of migration through an artistic and creative expression. Drawing on paintings, music, poetry, and sculptures from racialized and local artists, this course will examine how we can study migration through art. Drawing on themes of home, belonging, and identity, we will go over how artists like Warsan Shire, Jacob Lawrence, and Mona Hatoum have communicated critical concepts of migration through their art.

The intentions of this course are to also allow individuals to share their own perspectives and understanding of migration through their own creative expressions. Participants will have the opportunity to create and work on their own artistic expression through painting, poetry, drawing, dance, music, etc. Please note that you do not at all need to have an established art practice or art experience to take this course.

Materials: 8x10" canvas ( or it could be any size), Acrylic paint set, Paintbrushes, sketch paper (optional). If you have any access or material needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Sarah Waithe (she/her) is a second-generation Canadian whose roots are from Morocco and Trinidad. As an abstract artist and researcher, Sarah uses her art to communicate different topics related to her Black and Muslim identity, belonging, community, and migration. She also uses art as a way to re-connect to her parents' culture and homeland. She has earned her MA in Development Studies and is passionate about studying migration and her community, especially in Scarborough. Sarah has worked as a migration researcher at the Toronto Ward Museum, the Center of Refugee Studies, and is passionate about studying migration through an artistic lens.

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