For National Youth Week, the Museums of Mississauga present a free virtual collage workshop for youth ages 14-24. Mississauga Artist Steph D'Souza will introduce youth to the concept of collage and how it can be used as a tool for individual and collective healing, learning and growth. The workshop takes place during the weekly meeting of The New Youth Council, organized by the Museums of Mississauga.
Learn about the concept of collage and different approaches to it
Look at examples of collage
Discover tips, tricks and tools for collaging
Explore creative ways to generate ideas
Create and make their own collages with the artist's guidance
Youth will leave this workshop with a better understanding of collage and how to use it in your personal and community life, and a finished collage that you made yourself (or at least the start of one!).
Images of any kind that you are ok with cutting up (magazines, books, photos, newspapers, stickers, labels, wrappers, packaging, gift wrap, etc)
A glue stick, or white glue, mod podge, tape, or adhesive of any kind
Paper to paste your collage onto, ideally a thicker or cardstock paper
Materials are not provided by the Museums of Mississauga. Participants are responsible for supplying their own materials.
About the artist:
Steph D'Souza (she/her) is a bisexual, multi-racial, 30-year-old artist who was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario (Treaty 14 land, the traditional territories of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Ojibway & Chippewa, Metis and Mississaugas of the Credit peoples).
I have been dabbling in many art forms since I was young, and have more recently found joy and potential in collage and embroidery. I use art as a way to heal, learn and grow as a person. The themes I explore in my art include the complexities of my identity, as well as the concepts of systemic (in)justice, anti-racism/anti-oppression and Indigenous sovereignty & ecological wisdom. You can find me on Instagram @stephemera_.
I am passionate about community connection, and am always looking for ways to use art to facilitate this. I love to meet new people, learn new things and share my knowledge. I hope that my art or my workshops help spark something meaningful in others, and support them on their journey in life.
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