Date Night | Self-Portraits and Love Letters with Harpreet M Dayal

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For this edition of Date Night, we invite you and your partner, friend or loved one to join us for an intimate online event.

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Hosted by local artist and writer Harpreet M Dayal, in this workshop participants will be reconnecting with their inner voice, building self-understanding and allowing themselves to be seen by their loved ones. Through the practice of self-portraiture and love letter writing, we will divulge how our stories shape how we see ourselves.

Harpreet M Dayal is an interdisciplinary artist, learner and believer in the power of the arts to heal and connect. Harpreet has published a children’s book, a chapbook of poetry, and is currently working on another poetry collection. In 2017, Harpreet founded ‘Love Notes’ an event that gathers artists from across disciplines to create a performative love note to Calgary and beyond.

For this workshop you will need some of the following materials:

Waterproof Markers/Pens (ex: sharpies)

Watercolours, Acrylics or Sketch Pencils

Magazines, Newspapers

Glue, Scissors

*Participants are welcome to use other materials

Photo by Erin Grace Photography

Prior to Registering for this program or event, please read Esker Foundation’s Media Release Agreement:

Esker Foundation at times records programs and events for the purposes of archive and promotion. By participating in a program or event at Esker Foundation you consent to having Recordings (images, photographs, videos, audio recordings or other media) taken of you/your dependent(s). Participants will be notified when Recordings will be taken. Esker Foundation will not use these Recordings for commercial purposes.

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By registering for this Program you agree to co-create, in collaboration with Esker Staff, Artists and Volunteers, an atmosphere of mutual inclusion and respect for all persons. This includes speaking, acting and behaving in a way that is absent of violence, harassment, racism, intimidation, bullying or discrimination of any kind regardless of, and not limited to gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, age and ability. This includes in online/digital forums.

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