Collage and Visionboarding: Feb 24, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Collage and Visionboarding is a free beginner-friendly workshop for BIPOC youth with no formal training, using collage and mixed media to envision possible futures.

This workshop prioritises BIPOC youth artists (16-29) in the GTA with little to no formal training. ¨Participants will be led through journalling prompts reflecting on concepts such as abundance, freedom, and change. Utilising collage and mixed media, participants will be guided through cutting, pasting, and assembling visual representations of the future worlds they envisioned.

The goal is for participants to feel agency and confidence in making a vision board for the life they want to live, to forge new connections with others at the workshop, and to feel safe and welcomed in the space enough to share their hopes and dreams.

This is an in-person workshop that is FREE with RSVP.

Funding for this programming has been provided by Helping Hands. Facilitated in partnership with SKETCH Working Arts.

Jasmine Vanstone (she/her) is a Jamaican-Canadian multidisciplinary artist, community arts facilitator, and arts administrator based in North York. She experiments in digital collage, digital photography, drawing, painting, murals, and paper crafts to share visual reflections of anti-Black racism, mixed race identity, mental health and wellness, and environmental justice.

A graduate of York University, Jasmine earned a BFA with Honours in Visual Art and a Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practice for Environmental and Social Justice. She then earned a Postgraduate Arts Management Diploma from Centennial College and began to flourish and support outreach and community-centered programming at Art Starts and TO Live. With the support of mentorship, Jasmine’s work has been featured at Nuit Blanche, Gallery 44, Meridian Arts Centre, Pearson Airport, Workman Arts’ Rendezvous with Madness Festival, Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA Festival, Friends of Kensington Market: A Future without Oppression, JAYU, and VIBE Arts.

In 2022, Jasmine was awarded the JAYU Arts For Human Rights iAM Award recognizing her passions in social justice and the arts. With hopes to inspire, impact, and amplify marginalized voices through community engagement and arts education, Jasmine continues to grow through opportunities that align with her mission. | @articulately_jasmine


Pam Lau is an independent photographer from Toronto. Pam is a recipient of the Applied Arts Young Blood Photography Award and has been named one of five photographers to watch in a 500px spotlight on Asian Heritage Month. Ambassador for Canon Canada and co-founder of Ecru. | @pamelaloud


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