SKETCH is helping marginalized young people make an impact. The Toronto-based organization sees opportunity where so many others may overlook it.
SKETCH is proudly working with several local artists to help make a difference.
Edmonton-born, Toronto-based visual, hip hop, and graffiti artist Skratch is the Visual Associate Artist at SKETCH, where he facilitates visual- and mural-arts workshops.
Today, Indie88 is pleased to premiere a mini-documentary on Skratch and the great work being done at SKETCH.
“My art practice is a mix of urban aerosol and graffiti art with traditional Native art,” says Skratch. “It’s about bridging the gap between old school and new school.”
“The type of Native art I do is called Woodland Style and it helps me connect back to my roots.
“I came to SKETCH in 2009 with a friend. I love the inclusiveness. It’s important to have this type of community for youth because art is a form of therapy.”
SKETCH’s mission statement:
SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.