Young Artists: Leadership Training in Mural-making

Youth Artists are invited to apply for

Off the Wall: Leadership Training in Mural Making – 2011


A free training program for leadership development in mural art production and project management.

For youth mural artists

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Class schedule: May & June – Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm. Start date May 10

June/July – Saturdays, 11am – 4pm

Total = 60+ hours of classroom and hands-on instruction

LOCATION: The Hub, 2660 Eglinton Avenue East (at Brimley) for in class instruction.

Onsite and hands-on class locations will be confirmed later.

This course is free for qualifying youth artists who show a serious interest in furthering their knowledge and skills in mural art.

To qualify, you must:

· Be 16 years or older;

· Have completed a minimum of Grade 11 art class or equivalent

· Demonstrate interest in large scale outdoor painting and community public art

· Be prepared to commit to completing the full Leadership Training in Mural Making Course

· Have previous experience working in mural art or similar visual art

· Attend an interview on May 3, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

How to submit an application:

1. Fill in the application form

2. Send completed form with resume & some images of your work; or link to images of your artwork

by email to: or

deliver to: Mural Routes, 1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

or to : Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, The Hub, 2660 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, ON M1K 2S3

3. Write “LEADERSHIP TRAINING APPLICATION” in the subject line of an email, or on the outside of your submission.

4. Applications must be received by: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What you can expect from the Course:

A specialized curriculum designed to cover all of the basics of mural art production
Training to improve your knowledge and skills to obtain work in the field
Instruction by qualified artists and instructors
Opportunities for summer mural artist apprenticeships
Assistance with future work placement
Mural Production: Resource Handbook
Course material / Leadership in Mural Art training manual
A Mural Routes Certificate of Achievement
Class size: 15 – 20

Curriculum includes:

· Budget and Project Management

· Client and community relations

· Mentoring, Health & Safety and Equity Training

· Drawing & Painting

· Hands-on instruction; working with different materials;

· Independent Study assignment

For complete course outline please see

Course Supervisor: Karin Eaton, Executive & Artistic Director, Mural Routes

Course Leader- Program Manager: Rob Matejka, Artist/Educator

Questions? Contact Karin Eaton at 416-698-7995

Or Rob Matejka at

This program is produced by Mural Routes in partnership with Arts for Children & Youth, Big Brother Big Sisters of Toronto, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities, Action for Neighbourhood Change and Urban Arts.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Ontario through the Programs and Services Branch of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the City of Toronto through the Innovation, Opportunity & Prosperity Program



Off the Wall: Leadership Training in Mural Making – 2011










Don’t forget to include a resume and samples of your work or a link to images of your art work.

Karin Eaton
Executive Director
Mural Routes

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Celebrating the Life of Cayle Chernin Apr. 25


Monday April 11, 2011

Celebrating the Life of Cayle Chernin Toronto, ON…

Join us for an evening of memories and entertainment honouring the life and work of celebrated Canadian actress, Cayle Cherin. In support of the newly founded Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund and hosted by David Gale and Deb Filler, this celebration will play for one night only, Monday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bloor Street Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. The evening will include musical performances, spoken word and dance, with performances by Tabby Johnson, Rosie Shuster, Steve Shuster, Spirit Synott, Jillian Rees Brown & Women of the Rock, Susan Gross, Kirsten Bishopric, Theresa Tova, Vladimir Jon Cubrt & Aidan Devine, Jayne Eastwood, Stanley Endersby, Keith McKie, Michael Fonfara, Johnny Wright, Robbie Rox and others (performers are subject to change).

Personal and professional anecdotes, photos and film clips will shared by Cayle’s closest friends and family and her loving husband, actor Dwight McFee.An online auction has been launched in support of the Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund and includes great gifts, exciting nights out, one-of-a-kind art and more. There will be plenty to bid on including autographed film and television memorabilia, singing lessons and photographic services; theatre tickets to Soulpepper, Tarragon, Factory Theatre and passes to Hot Docs, the Female Eye Film Festival and the Bloor Cinema. Don’t miss out on great items including clothing, jewellery, art and home decor from Dreamboat Lucy, 72 Jem Street, Theodore 1922, Tulips and Sunflower, McKenna Photography and Gift Certificates for Pineapple Kensington, Bungalow, Crema, Crush Wine Bar, The Lakeview Lunch and much, much more. The auction will run from April 12th to April 26th only. To sign up and bid on great items, visit

A special thanks to Vonality for hosting the auction.

The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund was created to commemorate the nurturing spirit of actress Cayle Chernin. The fund will award an annual cash prize to an emerging female artist in the performing arts, alternating yearly between theatre and film/digital media performers. The fund will and is administered by the Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union.

Cayle Chernin, actor, documentary filmmaker, teacher, mentor, and star of Don Shebib’s classic Canadian film Goin’ Down the Road and its recently completed sequel Down the Road Again, passed away on February 18th. Cayle was known for her talent, generosity, imagination, intellect and incredible smile. She was also valued for her commitment to women’s issues. Her career spanned more than four decades in film, on stage and developing new works and encouraging up and coming artists.

This is a Free Event, with donations being accepted for The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund. Special thanks to Equity Showcase Theatre, The Creative Arts, Bloor Cinema and Paupers Pub, for their support of this event.

Find us on Twitter @caylesmemorial, and visit our Facebook page at Friends of Cayle.

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Media Contact: Zoe Carter, Producer Cleopatra’s Needle Productions 416-346-0467 /

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Making Paper Movies Event April 15

Making Paper Movie – A workshop with Ron G. Davis, founder of the San Francisco Mime Troupe Friday, April 15, 2011 11:00 – 1:00 Palmerston Ave & Bloor St. Picture storytelling is a practice and tradition that finds roots in China and other Asian nations going back over hundreds and hundreds of years. Our contemporary cinema finds surprising picture storytelling precursors in medieval German bankelsang (literally singing banners), Italian cantastoria (sung stories), and even 12th Century Japanese Buddhist kamishibai (literally “paper scrolls”). Ron G. Davis, found of the San Francisco Mime Troupe has practiced numerous forms of popular theatre including the production of “paper movies” – moving scrolls of paper in which stories are illustrated and brought to life with witty and pointed scripts. In this workshop Ron will share some of his experience and he will lead some thinking, research, writing and production of a paper movie (likely to focus on the global production, marketing, distribution and consumption of the tomato; bring with you everything you know about tomatos). Registration is Pay What You Can & you can get some guidance about Catalyst Centre’s fee policy here: and to register, please RSVP by e-mail to and to get the workshop location address We invite you to participate in a potluck lunch after the workshop

Bread and Roses Life, L. Rogers