The Drawing Room: Portraiture and Self-Expression
Jun 18

The Drawing Room: Portraiture and Self-Expression


In partnership with Luminato, Launchpad presents The Drawing Room: Portraiture and Self-Expression with Syrus Marcus Ware.

In Luminato’s visual arts exhibition, The Drawing Room, five North American visual artists explore issues of representation and community through large-scale portraiture. One of the exceptional artists in the exhibition, activist and educator Syrus Marcus Ware, will lead a masterclass on large-scale portraiture and self-expression. 

This masterclass is an opportunity for visual artists to step away from the outside world and come together as an artistic community where vulnerabilities are respected, explored, and protected on the creative page. Art supplies will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring whatever resources they feel they need. 

The Drawing Room is a free visual arts exhibition, which runs from June 7 – 23 at Harbourfront Centre Artport Gallery.


About Luminato x Launchpad

Luminato x Launchpad is an artistic development program in partnership with Artscape Daniels Launchpad featuring workshops and masterclasses, across a variety of disciplines, led by leading artists in this year’s festival. With sessions ranging from topics like how to integrate digital media into theatre creation, how to develop a creative project over several years and how to best use self-expression in artistic practice, these educational programs highlight the hard work and unique visions of some of our established local artists.

Tickets for each of the classes, talks and workshops can be purchased through Launchpad, with discounts available for existing Launchpad members. Those interested are encouraged to book early as capacity, especially for masterclasses, is limited.

About Luminato 2019

Luminato is Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works closely with Canadian artists to support the development and creation of distinctive new work as well as presenting today’s most exciting artists from around the world. The 2019 festival will run from June 7 to June 23.


Ticket price includes taxes and service fees.

Launchpad Learning offers tiered pricing to support creatives of all levels of experience and stage in your creative practice. You are encouraged to select the option that best reflects where you are in your entrepreneurial journey: early, emerging, established, or intrapreneur.

Launchpad members enjoy 25% off registration fees! 

Register now! Space is limited. 



We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.




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