FORGE: $5 Life Drawing Session

Tuesday March 22, 2016: 6:30- 9:30pm

AKIN Dufferin - 444 Dufferin St. Unit E

Fee: $5- Purchase tickets here:

AKIN is excited to host our first ever life drawing session at our Dufferin studios! All artists are welcome to join for this evening of uninstructed life drawing. No experience necessary, but all experience levels welcome.

Space is limited, reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket.

The session will consist of gestures and short poses followed by longer sustained poses by a costumed model. There will be short breaks throughout to chat and share your work but no talking during the poses, please.

BYOB but eat your snacks during the breaks. After the session feel free to share your work with each other.

BYOM- Bring your own materials please- paper, drawing materials and drawing board if you have one.

See you there!

Akin Projects - Skill Share for Creative Professionals

Tuesday March 8 / 7pm - 9pm / 87 Wade Ave - Studio 203 / 

FREE / Please RSVP Here-

Akin Projects is excited to host our first Skill Share for Creative Professionals at our Lansdowne studios. Connect with your peers through practical experience at this collaborative event. This will be a casual moderated discussion where you can share your skills, resources, and ideas, and have your questions answered about running a creative business in Toronto.

This event is free and open to the public. It is ideal for anyone running their own creative business, but anyone is welcome to attend no matter what stage you are at in your career.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

- Brand development
- Building a web presence
- Social media marketing
- Direct mail, email promotions, cold calling
- Conducting market research
- Handling your finances
- Funding your business
- Pricing
- Licensing and wholesale
- Copyright and royalties
- Contracts, quotes and invoices
- Networking
- Professionalism
- Time management
- Professional development
- Online & local resources for your business

Please bring any questions you have, and come prepared to talk about your business and your experiences. If there is anything you would like feedback on, such as packaging for your product, or your business cards, bring those along as well!

We also request that attendees bring a written list of your favourite resources to share with the group. This could include your favourite books, websites, city resources, print companies, service providers, or anything that you find useful to operate your business. These lists will be compiled into a pdf document that will be shared with everyone after the event.

Please RSVP - space is limited.

Feel free to bring snacks to share
Coffee and Tea will be provided, BYO Mug

Claire Correia @ Gallery 50

Come and see work by the wonderful Claire Correia. Akin member, artist and human extraordinaire.

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Celebrates 55th Anniversary with $5500 Award

Ricky Sosa, Revolucionario Design Co., Red Skull, Sculpture, 2014
Winner of Best of Exhibition at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2015

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition recently announced a special award of $5,500 to the winner of Best of Exhibition for this years' 55th anniversary event.

Artists who apply to exhibit at the 2016 Exhibition are automatically entered into the awards competition. Professional jurors, comprised of industry leaders, will select the participating artists for the upcoming 2016 Exhibition. Award winners will be selected by a panel of critically acclaimed judges, on site during the event. The winners are granted direct entry into 2017 Exhibition.

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is Toronto’s first, largest, and longest running outdoor art fair – providing fresh art, fresh faces, in the fresh air since 1961. Showcasing the works of over 320 artists, the fair attracts an audience of over 100,000 people annually.

This years event is taking place July 8-10, 2016. Applications are open until March 6, 2016
For more information click here:

Thesis Award Show

Super excited about this new opportunity with Articulations & Graven Feather. Please have a read below.

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