Please consider Inspirations Studio as part of your holiday giving as we work hard to secure a sustainable future for the program. Help Inspirations celebrate 25 years in 2019!
This year Inspirations Studio is taking part in #GivingTuesdayCa on Nov 27.. A day of Giving after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Thank you!
Please join us Fri, Sat, Sun Dec 7,8,9 from 12-5 for our Annual Holiday Sale and Open House!
We’re excited to share our new class dates with you! Learning to make ceramics would be a great gift to yourself or a friend, or a New Year’s resolution – and supports the Inspirations Studio members. The dates are:
Tuesday 6 - 9 PM / January 15 - February 12-SOLD OUT
Wednesday 6 - 9 PM / January 16 - February 13 (beginners only please)SOLD OUT
Sunday 12 - 3 PM / January 13 - February 10 SOLD OUT
To register please call us on 416 367 2728 between 10am and 4pm from Tuesday to Friday, and we can process payment over the phone.
For more information visit our classes page.
We are relaunching our pottery classes! Get your hands dirty and make something beautiful, while supporting this unique program and its members. The dates are:
Tuesday 6 - 9 PM / October 16 - November 13, Sold out.
Wednesday 6-9 PM / October 24 - November 21, Beginners only. Sold out.
Sunday 12 - 3 PM / October 14 - November 11.
For more information and to register visit our classes page.
Sistering and Friends of Inspirations Studio are pleased to announce that Inspirations Studio has moved to St. Stephen’s Community House (SSCH). SSCH will mentor and trustee the studio as it continues working towards the goal of finding a new partner agency. This move will ensure that the studio remains open and continues supporting vulnerable women in the community.
Supported by Sistering since 2001, Inspirations Studio is a ceramics-based program for women who have been impacted by poverty, trauma, homelessness, mental and physical health and/or addiction issues. The studio’s core mission is to facilitate improvements in members’ lives through the making and selling of pottery. Through learning skills and creative practice, women gain a sense of self-confidence and stability, a connection with community, supplemental income, and a new way to engage with the world, as makers. The studio and storefront will continue to be located at 2480 Dundas Street West in Toronto’s Junction area.
This transition will also allow Sistering to focus on its core mandate of providing 24-hour drop-in services, including shelter, hot meals and crisis intervention year-round to thousands of women each year. Sistering serves more than 155,000 meals at both the 24/7 Bloor drop-in and Parkdale Outreach. They’ve made more than 650 housing referrals on behalf of drop-in participants and roughly 6,000 referrals to navigate health, social services and legal and immigration systems.
St. Stephen’s Community House is a multi-service charity and United Way Greater Toronto agency in Toronto providing services to 25,000 people a year, including homeless prevention services as well. As part of its mission, St. Stephen’s has also been trusteeing and mentoring many unincorporated grass-roots initiatives to increase leadership and impact in the community, outside of its own services.
Sistering: Patricia O’Connell: 416-926 9762 x 226 / email@example.com
St. Stephen's’ Community House: Linda Ho: 416-925-2103 x 2241 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspirations Studio: Gudrun Olafsdottir: 416-526-5324 / email@example.com
One from the archive (originally posted May 24 2018).
Thank you Redwood for thinking of us to make gifts for your volunteers. Five of the members worked on this order, It looks amazing!