In partnership with Paperhouse Outreach & Toronto Art Book Fair, Koffler.Digital hosted a series of digital workshops for youth as part of XYZines: a 4 month zine, artist book & digital residency at the Cedarbrae Toronto Public Library. The Koffler.Digital arm of XYZines was developed for and available to Scarborough youth aged 13-29, and focused on developing digital skills to help navigate politics, identity & justice through art production. Facilitated by local artists, each workshop aimed to bridge analogue & digital practices, engage participants in expressive methods of digital media-making, & introduce industry-standard practices oriented within DIY culture & political activism.
Meghan Prospoer & Tabban Soleimani lead an Instagram Story workshop on November 10th, 2018 that focused on turning offline experiences into online storytelling. Taking a closer look at everyday surroundings through means of writing & illustration, participants turned these experiences into art broadcasted through Instagram. The focus of the workshop was to awaken one’s inner artist, emphasizing that the only tools you need are your senses. Ultimately, participants were given a chance to successfully create a body of art that lives IRL & URL.
MEGHAN PROSPOER | Meghan is a creative writer based out of Toronto. | @_isthatmeg/