Hey ya’ll, for those who missed our event last week, we are back to share some cool highlights from our event.
“I was happy to see kids cook and to share with the community”
“The ceramic bowls were great, lovely and artistic”
“Kids were really organized for their age”
“I love how everyone was so interested and friendly”
Based on these comments, Plate It Up was a success! We served over 40 people in just over an hour and managed have everyone leave the event with their bellies full despite some comments with not enough salt in the soups.
Here’s some photos to highlight our event.
Yasin offering some sweet treats to guests. Yummy!
Cold outside? Check out our event in the next couple of weeks! Soup and Breeze.
The concept is simple.
Grab a handmade bowl and enjoy a bowl of soup created by us! What’s on the menu? Well, we have Jamaican corn soup, vegetable soup and chicken noodle soup. Don’t forget our delicious desserts – all hand made with love!
Don’t miss out, limited seating available. To reserve your spot, email email@example.com
What better way to end off this intensive 6 week session than to paint plates – paying homage to this program, of course. Special thanks to the Clay Emporium for hosting the space for us to explore our palette for creativity!
Beautifully illustrated by Prama, the asymmetrical layout really works in the context of food.
Sarah uses the rim of the plate as a border for her design. Simple and yet so effective.
Silma using a liner to outline her artwork. FYI liners are really difficult to use. Practice makes perfect.
Iman captures our hearts with her plate design.
Here are all the finished pieces ready to be loaded and fired into the kiln, can’t wait!
And here are the quarky artists who made it happen!
The holiday season is near, so here’s sneak peak at some of the clay creations created in week 1 after they have been bisqued fired.
Using coiling and pinching techniques adds visual interest and creativity into the work, like this holiday basket from Shanelle, complete with bowtie and every lasting candy. Perfect for the holiday season. Can’t wait to see the final glaze fire.
A flower pot? Too boring. Sarah decides to spice things up with her rendition of a flower pot. Just radiating with brightness!
Who knew that we had an animal lover in the group! This is just too adorable for a cat bowl.
Speaking of flowers, special thanks to Theon our helpful volunteer to arrange fruits in a visually compelling platter. This will certainly entice anyone to eat fruits,even the picky ones.
Hey all, we are back again for another session! This time we are going to the Gardiner Museum and we are going to get messy!
Bring old clothes for this excursion because clay flies everywhere when you’re having fun.
On Saturday December 5th, a small group of us got the exciting chance to experience the pottery wheel. What is the pottery wheel? One word to describe it is AWESOME!! We were led by a professional ceramic artist and within the 90 minutes we created some spectular wheel throwned pieces.
The artist, Audrey, made it look so easy as we were so mesmorized by how the hand can shape a blob of clay while it is spinning.
When it came to actully sitting down and doing it, we had some assistance from the facilitators. Like any skill, it takes practice and a little coaching.
It’s harder than it looks but we managed to pull some pieces that we are proud off.
The painting awaits! But we have to let it dry and fire it in a special oven called the kiln!
Save the date! On Saturday June 27th, come join the Plate It Up youth leaders as they host the inaugural Scarborough Youth Arts Gala at Heron Park Community Recreation Centre from 2 to 4 pm. This family free event will showcase and celebrate the rich and vibrant works of art including live painting and cooking demonstrations, music, arts and crafts and much more. Enjoy gourmet snacks and refreshments while you browse through the gallery of ceramic and canvas pieces made by local youth available for purchase (cash only please). Don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Saturday June 27th
Time: 2 pm – 4 pm
Location: Heron Park Community Centre (292 Manse Road)
Healthy Living through Art Seed to Table Heron Park Community Centre & Port Union Community Centre Pottery Groups South Asian Autism Awareness Centre – Creative Behind the Line Native Child and Family Services
Today we took an inspired stroll in one of our neighbourhood treasures, Morningside Park. Our walk will be one of thousands after this weekend to have taken place across neighbourhoods and cities all over the world as part of a free and powerful movement known as Jane’s Walk.
Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.
We hope that you feel inspired to take a walk and explore your neighbourhood too!