Fairview Library’s Artist-in-Residence, Amanda Lederle (pronouns: they/them) shares their creative process, mental health supports in the Toronto/Scarborough community and teaches you how to create an Emotional Map.
What is an Emotional Map?
Inspired by Amanda’s lived experiences, they created the series, Emotional Maps. They explores intangible feelings by using maps as a visual representation of how there is not one way to move through life and that we each create our own path. The images act as a prompt for the individual to contemplate their personal life experiences and their relationships with others. They are typically ink on paper line illustrations. In Amanda’s public artwork, the Emotional Maps have added colour and created icons to represent the feelings and experiences that would be seen in a traditional Emotional Map.
If you are a part of the Fairview Library community who is 29 years old or older and self-identifies as someone who is Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour (BIPOC), you are welcome in this workshop.
Each of the 2.5 hour workshops invites a maximum of 15 participants to hear Amanda’s process to draw their emotions, learn about mental health services in the area and create your own Emotional Map. The workshop will be instructed in English. No drawing experience required.
Participants will receive a $20 CDN honorarium to cover refreshments and
transportation, resources for local community groups and materials
needed during the workshop.
An active listener will be present to support emotional needs if feelings come up and you want to talk to someone with mental illness experience.If you require and ASL interpretor for either workshops please note it in your form. An English translator for in-person workshop can also be arranged. Please indicate it on your application form and email Amanda at email@example.com to highlight the request. Other accessibility devices can be used during the in-person workshop. Go to THIS LINK to see the options.
Completing the form to apply does not guarantee a seat. Though the participants selection will be chosen as first come first serve and priority will be given to those listed above.
Fill out this form for the following workshops by 5 p.m. on September 2, 2022.
Virtual (Oct 1, 2022, 1-330 PM EST) or
In-person at Fairview Library (Oct 22, 2022 , 1-330 PM EST)
If you prefer to fill out a PDF, phone register or have questions, please email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jennifer Mehdizadeh at Fairview Library.
Want to know more about Amanda and see have more questions? CLICK HERE or email Amanda, email@example.com.
Selected folks will be notified mid-September of their participation.
This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.