Call for Senior Participants: TAPESTRY (East End Arts)

“East End Arts invites senior participants to join us for TAPESTRY! We are looking for up to 25 seniors throughout east Toronto and beyond to join us in this at-home art program. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

August 2022 – March 2023
Taking Place Online through Zoom, and in-person for an exhibition!
FREE to Participate (register here)


Are you a local senior with a passion for textile arts, community, and storytelling? East End Arts is looking for a group of creative, passionate seniors to join us for our newest program called TAPESTRY!

TAPESTRY is an at-home art program that takes place online via Zoom for up to 25 seniors. The goal is for participants to learn different textile arts skills, increase digital literacy skills, and contribute to a a series of collaborative quilts, inspired by the famous Names Project AIDS quilt conceived in 1985 by Cleve Jones. Each quilt panel will celebrate a loved one or neighbour, an abstract concept, or even a local beloved business lost during this contemporary pandemic.

The program will take place over the course of six months – August 2022 to February 2023, and will feature different textile workshops each month, all led by different textile artists. At the start of the program, participating seniors will receive a kit of materials including fabrics, patterns, and the necessary materials to create textile art, as well as a journal in which to write about and share their insights into the themes explored in each monthly textile workshop. During the course of the program, participating seniors will also receive a combination of creative prompts to help keep inspiration and creativity high to contribute to their collaborative quilt, as well as other textile creations to keep themselves.

This program will culminate with an in-person exhibition at St. Matthew’s Clubhouse to share these phenomenal quilts and textile creations with community, and seniors will also be given a chance to share their writing about the topic of loss & their relationship with community in the pandemic. This program is entirely FREE to join. Join us in creating something magical and meaningful together!”

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-from East End Arts

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