March Break at Cloverdale

Posted on: October 27, 2019

March 11th– 17th, 2019

March Break is a great time for kids to celebrate and to see their friends.  It’s also a time when parents are looking to schedule activities for their kids!  For March Break 2019 at the Cloverdale Common, Arts Etobicoke delivered a free camp with activities for local children ranging between 4-16.  The focus of the camp was a series arts and technology programs that included:

Drop-In Art Classes (All Ages)

Artist-facilitator, Sladana Zivkova, guided participants through a different project each day. Activities included, painting, collage, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Participants took home a their creation at the end of session

Map Making with Daniel Rotsztain The Urban Geographer (Ages: 9 – 12)

Daniel Rotsztain, aka The Urban Geographer, and explored the many artful ways maps can be made. For the first half of the sessions Daniel guided group walks of Cloverdale Mall, while the second half, was devoted to drawing, photography, poetry, and zine making inspired by Cloverdale. Together, the group created the Cloverdale Mall Atlas, an ode to the mall as an essential community space and a guide to the many stories within and beyond its walls.

Mural Making (Ages: 13 – 15)

Facilitated by professional mural artist Rob Matejka. Participants engaged in the full process of mural production from design conception to mural completion. Participants gained experience with design brainstorming, collaboration, materials preparation, painting techniques, colour theory, and team work.

Pure Data – Music Meets Code (Ages: 16 +)

Participants worked with the facilitator, Jason Doell using an open source, object-oriented software called Pure Data to create beats while learning how to code. This totally accessible, first-of-its-kind opportunity helped youth learn basic computer coding concepts alongside electronic music theory.