SKETCHBOOK TORONTO IS A PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR EMERGING ARTISTS.
Currently at its pilot stage, Sketchbook T.O is a Toronto-based, artists-led, and financially accessible organization that will create access to, and awareness of visual arts academic and creative opportunities in the GTA.
Through series of workshops and projects, artists will:
- Work on interdisciplinary art projects exploring both representational and abstract styles through contemporary ideas
- Exercise portfolio presentation and critique skills
- Be mentored at promoting art through social media and creating an online presence
- Receive printed and/or digital files of their finished art works from Sketchbook T.O
Khadija Aziz is a Toronto-based visual artist and creative entrepreneur pursuing her Personal Legend and aspiring to be an influential creative thinker and innovator. Most of the work she does is through the framework of leadership development, youth engagement and empowerment, and creative problem-solving. She is an intuitive artist exploring the hybridization of traditional mediums and digital technologies.
Khadija founded Sketchbook Toronto because she is passionate about creating inclusive and accessible opportunities for young people in order to enable them to experience their full potential. She is a certified emerging facilitator by NIA Centre for the Arts, an award-winning volunteer as the youngest recipient of the Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award in 2015 for her contributions in communities through arts, and she recent received an award for 1st Place National in Still Art from Minds Matter Magazine.