1000 INVISIBLE THREADS



1000 INVISIBLE THREADS BELIEVES IN:
ART AS AN ACT OF GENEROSITY
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES THROUGH CREATIVITY
MATERIALITY AND MOVEMENT


Classes & workshops are held in various locations throughout Toronto.

FOUNDER & ARTIST EDUCATOR DANIELLE BLEACKLEY FOUNDER & ARTIST EDUCATOR DANIELLE BLEACKLEY

I am passionate about art as an act of generosity, the creative process and about honoring intuitive potential. I believe in building new forms to educate and motivate young artists. With my work as an artist, educator, mentor and speaker I am fortunate to be able to enact this generosity. If it is my artwork […]

OUR STORY OUR STORY

In 2011, The Poetic Turn – one of our workshops – was created by Danielle Bleackley. As she witnessed the pervasiveness of text messaging and social media use rise with teens, and saw the vast archive of textual data that gathers on cell phones growing, Danielle wanted to create a workshop that could harness the […]

THE PROCESS THE PROCESS

How do 1000 INVISIBLE THREADS bookings work? Once you’ve decided that you want to book a workshop or connect to a mentor with 1000 Invisible Threads. What is the next step? This section will break down the process from initial contact to interview ready portfolio or end of the workshop. Always feel welcome to contact […]

INSPIRING & ADVISING YOUNG ARTISTS

TO INQUIRE about mentoring, speaking or workshops - contact daniellebleackley[at]gmail[dot]com to discuss scheduling and fees.

LINKS & RESOURCES

LINKS & RESOURCES

Coming soon – resources and inspiration for young artists.

STUDENT WORK

STUDENT WORK

image by Chloe at North Toronto CI (from Selfie: Unraveling the New Self Portrait workshop), 2014    

MENTORING

MENTORING

Danielle’s kind approach and gentle character make her an ideal Artist Mentor for young creative students. Her art practice is multidisciplinary, thoughtful, and largely derived from her personal experiences. Students hear about Danielle’s creative process and are motivated to make art courageously from their own experiences. Danielle’s efforts are genuine and her ideas and advice […]

TESTIMONIALS

What teachers and students are saying about 1000 Invisible Threads:

“I absolutely loved the in class workshop. I was very inspired by Danielle’s work and the constructive criticism she gave me. Over the course of this workshop, I discovered that the best artwork has meaning behind it. I also found myself thinking outside of the box when it came to mediums and my ideas. Overall, it was the most enjoyable and successful project we did this year and if given the opportunity, I would love to do it again.

- Sophia Smith, 16, student at Father John Redmond C.S.S.

“For me, working with text was an unexpected release. I had feelings that were bottled inside for a long time and that I had forgotten. When I got to writing in Danielle’s Poetic Turn workshop, I remembered them and just wrote. It helped me clarify a lot of confusing situations in my life. People think that electronics and texting in general is a bad thing, but I feel that this project proves that even the silliest message that you sent your best friend three years ago can be turned into an artwork. “

- Amy, 16, student at Father John Redmond C.S.S.

“Danielle’s workshop has enhanced Branksome Hall’s visual arts program over the past three years I am confident it would do the same for any Ontario Art Curriculum because of her knowledge and understanding of best teaching practice, her own art practice, and her sensitivity and ability to work with others. The Poetic Turn Workshop is extremely relevant and successful for both the learners and teachers involved.”

- Bernadette Badali, Dept. Head Visual Arts and Film, Branksome Hall