Join illustrator Carmen Mok for a collaborative arts-based workshop, presented through MOCA’s TD Community Sunday programme. Prior to the programme date, Mok and MOCA’s learning team will construct a child-sized house made of cardboard. Participants will be invited to decorate a section of the house and the surrounding area, igniting their imagination to create a collaboratively decorated home that represents all of MOCA’s rich and diverse community members. During this design process, Mok will provide participants with demonstrations on illustration techniques and a brainstorming session to help participants visually describe creative contributions.
This project aligns with the themes of Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition I AM YOUR RELATIVE which takes a collaborative approach to representing one’s unique lived experience and has a focus on lesser-known histories and under-represented narratives.
Carmen Mok studied studio art at the University of Waterloo and design at Sheridan College. Her illustrations have been published in magazines across Canada and the U.S., as well as in greeting cards, stationery, and children’s home accessories. Now dedicated to children’s book illustration, she has received several illustration awards, including the SCBWI Canada East People’s Choice Award for Illustration in 2017 and the Exceptional Portfolio Award and the Storyteller Award in 2018.