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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
School Shines with Street Art
Central Toronto Academy
570 Shaw Street
Over the years, Central Toronto Academy’s Fine HeART program has been painting, drawing, silkscreening, spray painting and photographing its way out of the classroom studios and onto the walls, lockers, asphalt and brick exterior of the building. Join us on a school tour of street art collaborations with some of Toronto’s top talent such as Poser, Javid Jah, Leyland Adams, Mango Peeler, Phil Cote, Kedre Brown + Jessey Pacho of Paint the City Black, and Mel Bartel + HeARTs Department students with a tribute to Autumn Peltier. Most recently members of CTA’s Black Student Alliance and AIM(ARTivism Inclusivity Movement) along with photography + graphics students collaborated with Afrofuturist Yung Yemi. The collaboration consisted of a 20x20 foot wheat paste mural installation installed on Roxton Street to celebrate diversity and the emPOWERment of young women rolled in the arts + business “6IX Academy” program. Head back to high school on Thursday, Oct 6th and the “6IX Academy” (aka CTA) ARTivism Inclusivity Movement and Truth and Reconciliation Committee will provide a tour of art installations and SHSM students will be managing a pop-up market. Artist Yung Yemi will have a second installation in place, and visitors will have an opportunity to participate in a collective creative piece. Tours will run each hour on the hour with the following schedule: 10am 11am 1pm 2pm Please drop us an email if you are able to join for one of the scheduled tours. Neighbourhood teachers, bring your classes by! Email [email protected] with any booking questions.
This event is free.
The 6IX Academy: A social entrepreneurial school within a school. Mission Statement: The 6IX Academy provides real-world experiences for students in partnership with mentors through, designing, marketing and launching fashion projects. This program focuses on developing global competencies skills in the areas of Marketing, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social Media Content Curatorship, Photography and Event Planning. Social Entrepreneurship is at the heART of the Business Specialist Majors programming. Through the arts and the creative process, students add their vision and voices to the cultural fabric, and up-cycled fabrics of our society. Design work is created with "heART + soul" and spearheading social change. The innovative, community-based programming teaches students to make socially conscious decisions, develop brands for social good while preparing them for leadership positions within the school community and beyond. Staff and community partners foster a climate where students are directly involved in the community and cultural impact within curriculum development. 6IX Academy has launched shoes, backpack, snapback, clutch line, jewelry and jacket capsule collections(and more) with professional design partners. Through a social justice and sustainable lens, this program encourages fashion campaigns + sustainable projects, as well as student generated promotional material via social media platforms + e-commerce sites, the 6IX Academy brand is receiving local + global recognition. Students acquire skill sets directly from professionals that are then channeled into the production and marketing of successful, social conscious brands and art installations. Networking Opportunities: Working directly with industry professionals - providing “career advantage” opportunities that remainder of the student body are not exposed to. Continuing work on a socially ethical fashion collection. Community-based initiatives to get the students out of the classroom + into the community to generate experiential-based programming. Creating content with industry professionals to be added to student resumes. Cultivating a generation global thinkers + doers with those already making an impact in the city.
570 Shaw Street
Enter through Roxton Street, breezeway entrance. Students will
This event has gender-neutral washrooms.