August 12, 2023

Blank Canvases

Art Workshop


blank canvases

Photo courtesy of the artist


African Mask Portraits by Blank Canvases invites our young participants to make their own mixed media collage portrait inspired by African masks from various countries and based on the works of artist Sean Skeir. 

About Blank Canvases

Blank Canvases is an art programme that uses the authentic artistic approach to inspire children and stimulate creative thinking. We have a dream to bring art into people’s lives and to encourage them to think and live creatively. We strive to teach people an appreciation for local arts and culture through workshops that are centred on the important art that is made in our neighbourhoods. We want to bring the arts into our schools, our workplaces and our free time. We do this in a way that is supportive, non-intimidating and inspirational. In doing so we will employ artist educators who believe passionately in the power of art to change and enrich the lives of those in our communities. We create workshops that are engaging and participatory. We employ professional art educators. We focus on local artists, art groups and collectives. We bring together professional artist educators who teach our students the artistic process in a way that inspires creativity, individuality and a love of art making. We believe that wonderful art can be with sustainable environmental resource. We source beautiful art making materials that are donated, upcycled and re-used to make wonderful unique art pieces. 

Dates & Times

August 12
1pm – 5pm


HarbourKIDS Tent

A temporary structure located on the west campus.


Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay W.

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8