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Summer Fun with The Concerned Kids

Wednesday, July 6, 2022
 – Sunday, July 10, 2022
 | 12:00 pm
 – 4:00 pm 
 | Free
In-person | Drop-in | All-ages

​​Join MOCA for its first iteration of Summer Break Programming from Monday, July 4 to Sunday, July 10. This series of programmes is brought to you in partnership with The Concerned Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children about important social issues through uniquely developed arts activities. Each day will bring forth a new activity, developed in association with TCK’s Creatability programme and has a focus on emotional wellness. Each activity is inspired by the current exhibitions at MOCA including; Jeffrey Gibson’s I AM YOUR RELATIVE, Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams, Felix Gonzalez Torres’s Winter and Xuan Ye’s It Takes Spirals to Feed the Spiral.

The Concerned Kids (TCK) provides immersive creative arts programming through their KidPossible and KidsmARTs workshops. With the help of professional artist facilitators, TCK encourages artists of all ages to express themselves through various art mediums within a variety of workshops and programmes that promote art exploration and wellness.

Day 1

Puppet Shows Wednesday, July 6, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Day 2

Puppet Making
Thursday, July 7
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Day 3

Group Quilt
Friday, July 8
12:00 – 4:00 pm

Day 4

Loved One’s Collage Saturday, July 9 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Day 5

Mask Making Sunday, July 10 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Puppet Shows: Presented by TCK
Wednesday, March 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Feelings are Important with Mark and Melody

12:30–1:00 & 1:30–2:00 pm
Theme: Expressing Feelings
Age: 4–7

Mark and Melody have a school project to complete. Mark is having trouble completing his ‘Feelings are Important’ assignment. Melody has written a song about expressing her feelings. The two friends work together to help Mark become inspired by the importance of expressing his feelings.

Mental Health 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

3:00–3:30 pm
Theme: Grounding our Emotions
Age: 4–7

Jason is carrying a very heavy backpack. His backpack becomes so heavy, that he finds it difficult to carry anything else. Jason falls over from the weight of his backpack and is helped by a magical friend who teaches him how to let go of some of the heavy things he is carrying and using the 5,4,3,2,1 method.

Puppet Making
Thursday, July 7, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Inspired by the spirit of transformation, participants will create a unique rod puppet out of mixture of creative and resusable objects. This workshop will be lef by one of TCK’s puppeteers who will help the participants to develop a character outline, build a puppet, and learn basic tips for manipulating their puppet.

Group Quilt
Friday, July 8, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Artists will each create two identical personalized quilt squares that represent their authentic selves. TCK will keep 1 quilt square from each artist that will then be sewn together as a visual representation of the allyship and community building of the group.

Loved One's Collage
Saturday, July 9, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Participants will create a personal storyboard collage of their loved ones or loved places using photos, images, or magazine pictures. Participants can create a visual representation of the things that bring them peace and joy, such as their home, their aspirations, and the important people and places in their lives.

Mask Making
Sunday, July 10, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Participants will create a personal storyboard collage of their loved ones or loved places using photos, images, or magazine pictures. Participants can create a visual representation of the things that bring them peace and joy, such as their home, their aspirations, and the important people and places in their lives.

Image: “The Concerned Kids: Play with Clay with Mollia Weidman,” Drop-in Activity, March 14, 2022.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7
Canada

MOCA thanks the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our Public Programmes and Learning Initiatives.

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