In August 2012, we facilitated a graphic design workshop for the peer leaders of the My MSG program, hosted by Springtide Resources. My MSG aims to create communities of youth producing positive and affirming messages and ideas about themselves and each other.
Peer leaders gathered to develop a fifteen-month calendar that was distributed to middle- and high-school students throughout the GTA. The workshop was designed to get them thinking creatively about making pages of calendar art. The group did some ice-breaker activities, created a design brief and did mini crash-courses in composition, typography and image creation before getting started on their own pages!