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Be Creative with #MonsterArts for Youth

Join the Community with #MonsterArts for Seniors

Teachers

Be Creative with #MonsterArts for Youth

Started in 2013, #MonsterArts for Youth helps teachers fill gaps in South Asian curriculum by providing school children of all backgrounds hands-on workshops in Bollywood music, Bhangra dance, Tamil singing, ghazal writing, mandala-making, filmmaking and more, led by professional artists. South Asian students see themselves reflected in the curriculum, while non-South Asian students are invited to experience and understand the culture.

#MonsterArts for Youth is supported by the Peel District School Board and York Region District School board, with workshops available virtually and in-person to all public, Catholic and private schools across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area at a subsidized rate.

Fill out the form below to download the MAY Teacher’s Package

and receive all workshop information!

Some schools in the Peel District School Board that have requested a MAY workshop include:

Applewood School

Balmoral Drive Senior Public School

Balmoral Senior Public school

Balmoral Sr. Public School

Belfountain Public School

Beryl Ford Public School

Brisdale Public School

Caledon East Public School

Castlebridge Public School

Cawthra Park Secondary School

Centennial Senior Public School

Chinguacousy Secondary School

Copeland Public School

Corliss Public School

Corsair Public School

Darcel Avenue Senior Public School

Darcel Senior Public School

Earnscliffe Public School

Earnscliffe Senior Public School

Erin Centre Middle School

Fallingdale Public School

Garthwood park Public School

Glendale Public School

Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School

Grenoble Public School

Herb Campbell Public School

Homestead Public School

Janet I. McDougald

John Fraser Secondary School

Larkspur Public School

Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School

Lorenville Public School

Marvin Heights Public School

Massey Street Public School

McKinnon Public School

Morning Star Middle School

Rick Hansen Secondary School

Riverside Public School

Royal Orchard Middle School

Sheridan Park Public School

Springbrook Public School

The Woodlands School

Thorn Lodge Public School

Thorndale Public School

Vista Heights Public School

W.G. Davis Senior Public School

West Credit Secondary School

Whitehorn Public School

Seniors

Join the Community with #MonsterArts for Seniors

Started in 2018, #MonsterArts for Seniors fills gaps in cultural and language-specific services with professionally-led arts workshops in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil and more to reduce feelings of isolation. Seniors reconnect to South Asian culture through workshops in Bollywood dance, Hindi and Tamil music, poetry and visual arts. Workshops are available virtually & in person across the GTHA and are adapted for participants of all ability levels.

Fill out the form below to download the #MonsterArts for Seniors package

and receive all workshop information!

Benefits

  • Bollywood and Bhangra Dance: increases strength, cardio, range of motion and body awareness; sharpens focus and memory; good for stress relief and self confidence.
  • Hindi and Tamil Music: encourages mindfulness; stimulates memories
  • Poetry and Ghazals: Seniors express and share meaningful moments in their lives
  • Visual Arts: Seniors practice fine motor skills by moving their fingers, hands and wrists through mandala-making, print-making, drawing and painting.

Sponsors

IMPACTFUL PROGRAMS

#MONSTERARTS

Is:

  • A series of year-round, participatory workshops in Bollywood and Bhangra dance, Hindi & Tamil music, ghazal writing, mandala-making, print-making, filmmaking and more, available both virtually and in-person
  • Offered in three branches:
    • #MonsterArts for Seniors, which engages thousands of South Asian seniors across Canada annually in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu, and Tamil to reduce feelings of isolation
    • #MonsterArts for Youth, which engages tens of thousands of students K-12 across the GTA to foster diversity and inclusion
    • #MonsterArts for Survivors, which engages diverse women in shelters to facilitate self-expression and build supportive networks
  • Committed to working with sponsors to create meaningful activations that will help them achieve their marketing objectives

Allows you to:

  • Access a massive and growing market of South Asian families, particularly in high-concentration areas of the GTA such as Mississauga, Brampton & Markham 
  • Build brand engagement through in-workshop contesting, surveys, direct mail swag, product placements and more
  • Speak directly to South Asians in specific age groups: seniors aged 55-90, families of students K-12, and women

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY

Performers

Artist Application

Want to teach as a #MonsterArts Artist?

#MonsterArts for Youth Workshop with Raheel

Call for #MonsterArts Artists

The #MonsterArts program offers opportunities for artists to share their South Asian art forms with the community. If you love teaching art to youth or seniors and are looking to make some extra income, we want YOU!

Media

Want to become a media partner?

Volunteers

Call for #MonsterArts for Seniors Volunteers

Do you speak Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati or Tamil? Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? Earn up to 3 hours of volunteer work every week during the fall and winter by translating live, virtual art workshops for South Asian seniors. Help foster connection and creativity within your community and sign up today!

#MonsterArts for Seniors Zoom Workshop with Devin
#MonsterArts for Seniors Zoom Workshop with Anna Silgardo

Interested in Getting Involved?

Become a #MonsterArts Volunteer

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