Community Art

Community Art/Organizing 

Street Art Project with Patmi NGO in Meghradzor, Armenia

In the summer of 2019, Sloast travelled to Armenia to work with Patmi Cultural NGO in Meghradzor, a rural Armenian village. Sloast lead a week-long workshop with the youth of the village (ages 6-20). The weeklong project began with art as self care exercises, body painting, continued with wheatpasting, and finally the painting of two large scale murals. 

While in Armenia, Sloast teamed up with Kooyrigs, an online community for Armenians to come together and discuss cultural factors that affected them growing up as Armenians in Armenia and the diaspora . Collaborating with Kooyrigs, Sloast lead an art as self care workshop for Nor Luyce, a mentorship centre for young women, located in Gyumri, Armenia. 

Queer Community Day in Montreal, QC

Sloast organized a queer community event at The Diving Bell Social Club and the adjacent Satellite City (Sloast's coworking space) which took place on June 8th, 2019. There were vendors, healing activities, workshops and performances happening throughout the day. The goal of the event was to promote LGBTQIA+ community members and give them a platform to share their work with a larger audience, as the event took place on St. Laurent during Montreal's famous Mural Festival. 

Wheatpaste Workshop at Centre Greene Art Hive in Montreal, QC
Sloast lead a wheatpaste workshop for all ages at Centre Greene's Art Hive. Participants had free creative control over their own designs and everyone pasted their art up on the streets, in true wheatpaste fashion. 
Wheatpaste workshop at Centre Greene, March 24th, 2019

Art and Mindfulness Workshops in Montreal, QC
Since December 2017, Sloast has been leading Art and Mindfulness workshops. The first took place at Ecole (McGill's Educational Community Living Environment) during the organization's Self-Care week. Others included a yoga + paint collaboration with yoga instructor Will Charbonneau, a drop-in workshop at the LGBT+ youth organization Project 10, and a collaborative art therapy table at Queer Healing Day. 

Queer Healing Day, January 5th, 2019

Maison Des Jeunes L'Escampette
In the fall of 2017, Sloast lead the collaborative process of painting the front and back of a door at the Maison des Jeunes L'Escampette, a community centre for Montreal Youth located in Little Burgundy. 

Front and Back of door mural at Maison Des Jeunes L'Escampette

Since April 2017, Sloast has been live-painting at loft parties and rooftop events with the Montreal collective BliSS. BliSS is a collective of musicians, DJs, and artists creating together and putting on a multidisciplinary arts event that celebrate diversity and creativity. 

YMCA Mural Project
In the summer of 2017, Sloast lead a street art-based workshop and a series of mural painting sessions for a project organized by Montreal artist and facilitator, Jimmy Baptiste, for seniors and youth at the YMCA Du Parc. 

McGill Mural Project 
In the fall of 2016, Sloast worked alongside several artists in the creation of a graffiti-inspired painting that would be hung in the lobby of McGill's Education Department building. The project was lead by Montreal artist and facilitator, Jimmy Baptiste. 

FAC Workshops at McGill
From 2015-2016, Sloast lead several street art based workshops with McGill's Fine Arts Council. 

 Oil Stick Finger Painting (November 20, 2015)                    Wheatpase 101 (November 25, 2016)