STEPS and Mural Routes announce the Public Art Learning Series

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PALS – Public Art Learning Series

Presented by Mural Routes in collaboration with The STEPS Initiative

A learning series to better equip emerging and mid-career artists working in murals and public art in the GTA. Prepare yourself, your team, or your organization for summer 2015 projects!

•Improve your skills knowledge by learning from Toronto-based public artists and project managers

•Be part of the network and connections of mural artists and arts producers in the GTA

•Sharing community practices

Register via Eventbrite: www.muralroutes.eventbrite.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/821332704601381/

Dates & Session Details:

Sessions take place March – May, 2015; Wednesday Evenings 6-8pm

— Session 1 Dream it / Do it —
Making your dream a reality; Preparing a strong application and realistic budget for calls for artists and expressions of interest.
– Wed, March 4 (6-8pm) at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St. (2nd Floor, Rm1)
• Karin Eaton
Artistic & Executive Director, Mural Routes
• Allan Bender
Muralist and Owner, Blinc Studios

— Session 2 Site-Specific Design —
Site and wall assessment, creating a proportionate design (maquette).
– Wed, March 18 (6-8pm), at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St.
(3rd Floor, Rm4)—
• Allan Bender
Muralist and Owner, Blinc Studios
• Cristina Delago
Mosaic Artist / Arts Educator

– Session 3 Project Management
Ensuring that your project achieves its goals within budget and on time.
— Wed, April 8 (6-8pm) at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St. (2nd Floor, Rm 1) —
• Karin Eaton
Artistic & Executive Director, Mural Routes

—Session 4 Design with Community in Mind—
Designing collaboratively with and for community.
– Wed, April 29 (6-8pm) at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst St.(3rd Floor, Rm4)
• Shalak Attack and Fiya Bruxa
Artists and Founders, Essencia Art Collective

— Session 5 Health & Safety for Murals—
Permits, materials, ladders, scaffolding.
– Wed, May 20 (6-8pm) at CSI Regent Park, 585 Dundas St. E. (2nd Floor, Rm2)
• Michael Brown
Artist / Educator