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Toronto School of Art
980 Dufferin Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M6H4B4
An amalgamation of crochet foundation and mindfulness strategies.
In this workshop, participants will learn to crochet art pieces that externalize the expansiveness of the creative mind by going through the rhythmic and repetitive motions of crochet, recognizing patterns, and learning new stitches of the art form.
As a mindfulness exercise, we encourage participants to be present in their emotional and physical state while creating. We gently invite participants to acknowledge this state as well as share strategies of self-care and self-preservation.
Registration fee: $45 per person.
Price includes all materials. Participants will get to bring home a crochet hook and skein of yarn.
AOK (Acts of Kindness) is a collective created by Chason Yeboah and Tumaini Lyaruu in an effort to spread love around the city of Toronto through the art of crochet. What started as a love initiative evolved into a practice of community building and skill sharing.
Chason Yeboah is a Toronto based artist who crochets anatomically correct, nude figures that are representative of various bodily forms and skin tones.
Tumaini Lyaruu is a Toronto based HIV/sexual health educator and craftivist. Tumainis’ preferred gender pronoun is ‘T’ and is known for the crocheted vulvas that T creates. T uses the power of crafting, compassion and our truths to foster meaningful growth across communities.
Toronto School of Art is located on the 2nd floor. We regret TSA is not currently wheelchair accessible.
When you arrive at TSA’s entrance at the north side of the building, there are 7 steps into the building. Inside, there are 6 steps with a handrail leading to the flight of stairs to the 2nd floor. The flight of stairs is equipped with handrails and contains: 15 steps, a landing, 6 steps, a landing, 6 steps leading to the TSA hallway entrance. Total: 40 steps.
Please note: there is no onsite parking but folks may be dropped off at the TSA entrance (vehicles may enter via gate off Dufferin St.).
TSA operates on the second floor of the former Kent Senior School – a century-old Toronto District School Board building without an elevator. TSA regrets this barrier to access; this goes against our values of inclusion. TSA and the Values Committee are planning access for all in the future.
Toronto School of Art is located on the second floor of 980 Dufferin Street, in the former Kent School. It is at the southwest corner of Bloor and Dufferin, just past the basketball court, north entryway. TSA is directly across from the Dufferin TTC station and surrounded by street parking.
Take the BloorDanforth subway line (Line 2) to Dufferin Station.
TSA is directly across the street from the Dufferin TTC station, which has an elevator.
Street parking is available on Bloor to the north (Green P parking), and a number of side streets with free parking around the school. TSA has no parking on its grounds. The small parking lot is reserved
for staff at all the independent schools operating out of Kent School.