KOLOT/VOICES: Hanukah Light Sculptures with Ella Cooper

Dec 07, 2022 - Dec 07, 2022

Wednesday, December 7
6 – 9 p.m. 
Segal Centre Lab


Free Event + Snacks Provided!
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Creative Workshop and Visioning with Artist & Creative Facilitator Ella Cooper
Join Ella Cooper for a creative workshop, visioning, and talkback based around the themes of identity and ‘light.’ Together we will look at the ways in which we want to illuminate and celebrate all aspects of ourselves leading up to Hanukah and the holiday season. 

In this workshop you will get the opportunity to come together in community and celebrate the intersection of our identities as Jewish and non-Jewish people while getting the chance to paint, draw, and write positive affirmations onto tubular lamp like structures that will be turned into Hanukah light sculptures that can be taken home at the end of the workshop. This is open to all ages and no experience is necessary. This workshop will include an opening and closing circle, a short artist talk, and a hands on creative workshop. 


ELLA COOPER is an award winning producer, multimedia artist, educator, writer, director, and solo mum based in Toronto who has been working in the arts, film, and cultural sector for over 20 years. Originally from Montreal, Ella's creative work uses photography, film, textile, animation, contemporary and visual arts to explore the diaspora, the creation of positive representations of the Black body in Canada, new representations of motherhood, arts for social change, portraiture, community storytelling and hybrid identities through multi-racial feminist lens.

Ella is Founder of Black Women Film! Canada, a not-for-profit supporting the development of Black women in film and media. Ella continues to design and facilitate transformative leadership, community engaged, and self empowerment programs for diverse communities, youth, and not-for-profit organizations across the globe blending creative facilitation, expressive arts and many creative modalities. Ella holds a Masters of Education and continues to be a featured speaker for conferences, panels, and keynote internationally.

Ella has also received the Tiffany’s Hometown Hero Award, was nominated for the 2019 TAC Mayor's Arts Award for cultural leadership and featured as one of 33 Black Canadians Making Change Now in Chatelaine magazine. Her recent photo series have been featured in galleries, festivals, and for broadcast, this includes CBC Arts, Lilith Magazine, the Winnipeg Arts Gallery, Dunlop Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Fenster Gallery where she received Editor’s Pick in Canadian Art Magazine for “Witness”.  

Kolot/Voices is supported by a JCF Nova Grant