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The Colors of the Earth Workshop: Painting with Natural Dyes

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Painting workshop with the colors of the earth, a dynamic learning through experimentation and the awakening of the senses. 

We invite you to explore with us together in a journey of discovery, The Colors of the Earth. With our senses open we will see, smell, and embrace the different tonalities that our earth and this life have given to us. Our hands will feel and experiment with the various tints of flower petals, spiraling citrus peels, the flour of our ancestors direct from the kitchen, and of course the paint brush to materialize your ideas.

About the artist: 

Mercy Verdugo is a visual artist, actress, poet and arts advocate with more than 20 years of experience in the arts. She has been involved in different artistic projects in Mexico and Canada. Founder and director of ATELIER (founded in 2011). Atelier is a Mindful Art and Constant Creation project, where theater, paper making, painting, film and music workshops are held. From the Laboratory of Ideas of the Atelier, social workshops are generated for the benefit of the neighborhood and the community. In Toronto, she has been facilitating community art workshops at different community centers and working with different art organizations including MUSE Arts, MABELLEarts and Jumblies. Mercy loves to create a safe and relaxed environment perfect for guided experimentation and rooted in nature.

She was a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council Newcomer Mentorship in 2023 and she has been supported by MABELLEarts as Newcomer Artist Ambassador since 2021.


June 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm