ArtHeart in partnership wih Project Kids and Cameras will bring together kids (in grades 3-8) and cameras in Regent Park, a largely immigrant community undergoing the largest revitalization projects in Toronto’s history.
In collaboration with photography educator Diana Nazareth, program participants will explore what is most unique about Regent Park! They will be given the opportunity to share their points of view through photographs that capture what they believe represents the “heart” of their community. They will engage in a series of creative photography exercises that promote 21st century skills such as critical thinking, thinking creatively, visual and media literacy, team-based collaboration and innovation and will be introduced to the fundamentals of photography that explore the concepts of perspective, composition, and artistic expression. The young participants will take frequent neighborhood photo walks to document the dramatic changes occurring in Regent Park, will be encouraged to keep a journal about their discoveries, and selected students will take their cameras home for the weekend to photograph their own families and friends!
The project will culminate in a community-wide photo exhibit/celebration at Daniels Spectrum showcasing the participants’ photographs and writings.
Project Kids & Cameras is a rare opportunity for kids in grades 3 to 8 interested in learning about photography and their community.
Workshop Dates & Times:
Project Kids & Cameras will run for 12 sessions, every other Saturday, from October 2015 to March 2016:
October 3, 17, 31, November 14 & 28, December 12, January 9 & 23, February 6 & 20 and March 5 & 19.
Morning Workshop: 10 am-12:30 pm
Afternoon Workshop: 1-3:30 pm.
Photo Exhibit will be held in April 2016 at the Daniel Spectrum. Date to be announced in October.
The program is FREE to those young participants who can meet the following criteria. (Only 20 spots available).
· Must be a boy or girl in grades 3-8 who reside in Regent Park and/or neighbouring Corktown, or any surrounding priority neighborhood
· MUST have an interest in PHOTOGRAPHY, no experience required
· MUST be able to attend at least 10 of the 12 workshop dates
· Can COMMIT to attend the Photo Exhibit to be scheduled in April 2016.
The program is open to youth from all backgrounds, but priority is given to low income, newcomer, and Aboriginal youth. Snacks will be provided.
Download and print your application form here.
We encourage you to apply today as spots are limited. Feel free to pass this along to any kids or parents who may be interested in this.
Project Kids & Cameras is made possible by a generous grant provided by Inspired Minds Learning Project and CST Consultants Inc. (CST). http://learningproject.cst.org