About the program
In this program, participants can design and paint their very own mailbox! Why not transform an otherwise drab structure into an expression of art you will see everyday? Participants will learn unique transfer methods, colour theory, and how to paint on a three dimensional surface in order to create a beautiful “mini-mural”.
Inspired by the participants’ unique passions and interests, we’ll brainstorm and research ideas for the mailbox designs. Through self-expression and play, participants will draw rough sketches and plan out the steps of the production.
“Through this unique art activity, I hope to inspire participants to see the potential in animating the spaces and communities we live in and visit everyday. All it takes is an idea and a little bit of paint.” – Julia Prajza, course instructor
*Every participant will receive a standard size, wall-mounted steel mailbox. All materials are provided.
“Make Your Own Mini Mural Mailbox” is a presented in partnership with Workman Arts.
Supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.
Wednesdays, November 1st to December 6th, 2023
Course Time: 6-8PM
Location: Lakeshore Arts, 2422 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 1C4
Who is this course for:
This class is for adults 14+ who are open to learning and love art! All art levels and experience are welcome. Priority is given to people with lived experience with mental illness and/or addiction.
Registration will be open from October 10th to October 25th, at which point accepted registrants will be contacted.
Please note there is a limit on participants. If you require more information or help with this registration, please contact Nadijah Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
Julia Prajza is a Muralist, Lettering Artist and Designer in Toronto with a goal of bringing more joy and colour to our everyday lives. As an OCAD University graduate with experience in Art Direction and Graphic Design, a desire to create tangible work has led Julia back to drawing and painting. She’s currently passionate about public and community-engaged art to beautify spaces, uplift our spirits and inspire us. Julia’s signature style is vibrant and playful with folk inspired details and a whimsical feel, often focusing on nature and text-based imagery. Blending organic shapes with a graphic, bold approach, her modern-meets-traditional aesthetic reflects the unique charm of the past seen through fresh eyes.
Curious by nature, Julia is constantly exploring new mediums and avenues, keen to learn and grow her multidisciplinary practice. With a strong belief in the power of art, Julia hopes to spark curiosity, encourage creativity and cultivate connection.