Occurs on Wednesday May 10 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Khadija Aziz

May 10- June 28, Wednesday, 6PM-8PM

Class Description: Students will unlearn to draw and write through experimental prompts that borrow materials and methodologies from multi-disciplines. Drawing is about observation, whether by excelling in hand-to-eye coordination to mathematically recreate life on paper or observing our relationship with the world outside and inside ourselves. Writing is about reflection. If exercised without pressure, writing can help artists and people understand our past and shape our future. In other words, drawing and writing can be powerful tools for artists and non-artists to understand the state of our hearts in relation to our world. This course will make space for an “expanded” or unconventional approach to drawing and writing practices to redefine these practices in ways that serve us best.

Materials: Access to wifi and a Zoom-supporting device A sketchbook/journal (blank or dotted, ideally spiral-bound) Writing and Drawing materials: Pencil crayons (several colours + 1 black) Markers (a few colours + 1 black) Collage papers (magazine copies) Solid-colour (printer paper or recycled paper with one blank side is acceptable) and some patterned papers 5-8 Mixed media or water colour paper sheets, 8x10” - 9x12” Paper scissors Glue stick Ink-making materials: ½ cup ground coffee or ½ cup black tea leaves 1 cup water ½ tsp. gum Arabic or raw unfiltered honey (optional) Sauce pan 3-5 coffee filters 1 funnel (optional) Small jar ½ sheet of white paper

* A limited number of material kits are available. Please contact the Education Manager.

About the instructor: Khadija Aziz is a multidisciplinary digital artist and educator. She investigates the potential of images and patterns through iterative processes. She received an MFA from the Fibre & Material Practices program at Concordia University in Montréal and a BFA from the Material Art & Design program at OCAD University in Toronto. Her art has been exhibited or published in Canada, Australia, Austria, and Prague. Khadija’s artistic and community arts practices have been recognized through awards from Craft Ontario, the Ontario Museum Association, and the Surface Design Association.

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