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Akin Creative: Card Making Party!

  • Farside Studios 600 Gerrard Street East Toronto, ON, M4M 1Y3 Canada (map)

Wednesday December 6 / 6-9pm drop-in / Ages 19+ / Farside Studio (enter through Farside) 600 Gerrard St East / Pay-What-You-Can (suggested $5 per card)

Akin Projects and Farside Studio are excited to present this casual, drop-in crafting party! Join us in the studio and make a card for your best friend, neighbour, significant other, worst enemy or a complete stranger! All materials are provided. 

You will be provided with one card per PWYC donation (donations go to Akin Projects, registered not-for-profit arts organization). The cards are made of heavy-duty hemp card stock, cut and scored to make a 4”x6” card. Each card comes with a brightly-colored 4”x6” envelope. You can decorate the card and envelope however you wish!

Decorating supplies will be provided including:

- a variety of coloured and patterned paper
- pencil crayons, markers and pens
- watercolour paints and brushes
- spirograph
- stamps and ink
- stickers
- stencils
- scissors
- glue
- glitter, beads, ribbon and more!

Feel free to bring additional supplies!

After you make your card, you are invited to write a letter in it at Farside’s monthly letter-writing event: ‘Post Box’ taking place in the main space. Supplies are provided by donation and include stamps, stickers, inks, scissors, glue,and embellishments.

Feel free to drop in anytime between 6-9pm and enjoy both events!

Farside is on the ground floor. It has step free access through main entrance. The walkway through the bar is narrow and can be crowded. The doors are not automated. There are two ground level accessible gender-neutral washroom. There are no grab bars in the washroom and the toilets are not raised. The floor is at ground level throughout the bar and studio. 

Getting There
Farside is located at 600 Gerrard St E. There are 3 streetcar routes that have stops at the closest major intersection. The 505 the 504 and the 506, at Broadview Ave and Gerrard St E. There are bike lanes on some of the major roads in the area. However cycling on Gerrard St. E. can be unpleasant due to narrow lanes. We ask that you exercise caution and do not drink and drive. Please walk, take the TTC or take a taxi/uber if you plan to drink.

About Akin Projects
Akin Projects is an arts programming organization and registered nonprofit established for the purpose of providing both creative and professional development opportunities to members of Toronto’s artistic and cultural community. Akin Creative is an initiative of Akin Projects that offers creative workshops and events for everyone to enjoy regardless of their artistic experience or abilities. Programming includes a monthly Show & Tell event for artist, free gallery and museum tours, hands-on workshops and educational experiences.

About Farside and Farside Studio
Farside is a cozy living-room style bar in East Chinatown that makes space for creativity, engages community and encourage communication between neighbours. 

Farside Studio is an art studio and shared workspace that hosts workshops and community events. The Farside Artist in Residence program is a self-directed program which provides free short-term studio space for artists and creative types who want to focus on their work, or explore new ideas with a focus on community engagement.