Red Dress Productions is pleased to announce Promise in the Park 2016
Movement, Voice, Creative Writing, and Making Workshops
Red Dress Productions has had the opportunity to make art with more than 600 people in the St James Town and Cabbagetown neighbourhoods since the start of the Promise in the Park neighbourhood in spring 2014. We’ve brought art workshops to E Fry Toronto, Dixon Hall, 55+ Group, St James Town Community Corner, Diane Frankling Co-op, Maggie’s, Sherbourne Health Centre, Winchester Public School, and City of Toronto parks, and we’ve unveiled 4 new visual public art projects including: Hatch – a 14′ x 8′ mosaic public artwork that engaged 400+ staff and students at Winchester Public School – Birds of a Feather – a suite of 9 mosaics created with a group of Ernescliffe Non-Profit Housing Co-op members and staff – Cornerstone – a large pebble mosaic in Winchester Square Park– and Flightpath – a 6-week mosaic installation with 50+ components created with many community members.
As we move into the third year of this exciting project, we’re focusing our efforts on more performance-related art practices as part of script development that will lead to an outdoor community performance in spring 2017. We welcome returning and new participants to join any or all of these new art discoveries and learning workshops:
The Write Stuff – a 14-week creative writing workshop with Anna Camilleri
SingSong – a 6-week community choir with Tristan R. Whiston and guest artists
Stitch – a 4-week hand-stitching and fabric/costume workshop with Alana McLeod
Flight — a 4-week creative movement workshop with Ill NANA DiverseCity Dance Company
Tall Tales – a 3-week theatre workshop with Tristan R. Whiston and Trisha Lamie
Saturday Mystery Make and Skillshare – 4 workshops focused on experimenting with materials and methods with artists including Heidi Cho, Shira Spector, and Lee Hicks.
The workshops are drop-in (and we request pre-registration if possible to help us to better plan) – they’re free and materials will be provided – and the workshops are taking place at St James Town Community Corner, except for Flight that will be hosted by Hugh Garner Housing Co-op. We look forward to making art with you! More workshops will be announced in the coming months. If you have questions about any of the workshops or you’d like to talk about your access needs, please contact us.
Best wishes for 2016!
Artistic Co-Directors Anna Camilleri and Tristan R. Whiston
Project Co-ordinator Leslie Peters