Facilitated by visual artist Khadijah Morely, community members ages 16 and up will participate in a series of weekly workshops where they will learn about a variety of printmaking methods including linocut and screen printing. During these workshops, participants will work towards the creation of visual gifts / tokens to our community, including prints, letters, and more.
Works created by participants will be showcased at Nia Centre during a Community Showcase in Fall 2023.
Space in this program is limited, and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, with priority being given to individuals living within the Little Jamaica and/or Oakwood Village neighbourhood, who are able to attend all workshop sessions.
All workshops will take place at Nia Centre for the Arts, 524 Oakwood Avenue
Not able to commit to the full program, but looking for an opportunity to try your hand at printmaking? Join us every Saturday from 12 – 2pm at Nia Centre for our Drop-In Printmaking Series. All ages are welcome!
During Drop-In sessions, participants will be able to create prints using pre-made screens and linocut blocks. Facilitator Khadijah Morley will walk you through the basics, and you’ll walk away with a keepsake print, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Have a clothing item or piece of fabric you’d like to add a bit of artistic flare to? Bring it along with you to one of our Drop-In sessions to add a printmaking touch.
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, August 5
Saturday, August 12
Saturday, August 19
Saturday, August 26
Saturday, September 2
Khadijah Morley (she/her) is a Toronto based artist and educator with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and minor in Printmaking from OCAD University.
Khadijah’s work is autobiographical, informed by her lived experience as a Black woman in Canada born of Jamaican immigrants. She creates work from a Black-feminist framework; prioritizing subjectivity as a counter-narrative. Through the process of etching and relief printing, she depicts Afro-surrealist themes where dreams, magic, and reality converge. Khadijah has been featured on CBC Arts, and has been a recipient of the Fellowship Program at KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Website | Instagram
Kleo Ali is a passionate artist and driven creator with 10+years of
various music experience and 5+ years of Screen Printing and Sustainable Fashion. Currently the Co founder of MOM x WYFE Lifestyle Brand. With a love for upcycling and printmaking, fuelled to make sustainable quality artistic products through learning, experimentation and collaboration.
Jodi Nyawa is a 19-year-old artist born in Lusaka, Zambia currently living in Toronto. She has been a self-taught painter since she was 16 but has always been inspired by the creative people and spaces around her to make art. Nyawa’s work continuously adopts an expressionist style focused on the emotional and intimate profiles of people. Her art invites you to remember feelings of vulnerability and boundaries to understand and express ideas such as isolation or pleasure. Jodi Nyawa is also a student at the University of Toronto for African and Cinema Studies, where she learns to translate academic theories and ideas into her artistic style.
This program is a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project
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