Workshops

BROWSE

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting
Art Practice
Course Description

To hold on to the moments we encounter, we can’t help but save captures of them as we go from place to place. In this course we will be documenting our connections to different locations by turning our chosen places into drawings and paintings. We will be creating art in front of our chosen places as we observe the colors, the light, and our own response. We will also adventure to and explore new locations through Google Earth.

Logistics

Schedule: Hour long, once a week
Dates: January 15 - February 15
Age Range: All Ages

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Origami Creations
Origami Creations
Arts & Crafts
Course Description

Mountain fold, valley fold, crease, rotate. Not only is the repeated folding of origami soothing, but it also helps channel excess energy into a beautiful creation. Worry over an impending calculus test transforms into five interesecting tetrahedra; a scrapped essay folds into a butterfly. At each session, we will try more complicated designs to build self-confidence and develop our desire to problem-solve. It is our hope that after this course students will continue the art of origami on their own.

Logistics

Schedule: Hour long, once a week
Dates: January 15 - March 15
Age Range: Any Age

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Music Time Travel

Music Time Travel
Music
Course Description

What was playing on the radio during the Great Depression? What kind of music quelled public fears during the Cold War? Follow us down memory lane as we analyze the songs people listened to during pivotal moments in human history. From listening to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time to Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire, we’ll be learning about the happenings and intricacies of these historical world events through a musical lens.

Logistics

Schedule: Hour long, once a week
Dates: February 15 - March 15
Age Range: 9th - 12th Grade

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Art and Biology

The Cosmos of Art and Biology
Art Practice
Course Description

Have you ever wondered about how vast worlds within our own bodies work? Our immune system, the lub and dub of our hearts, and the way our cells make the instructions in our DNA come alive so that we can develop, live, and reproduce is fascinating to no end. In this class, we will explore biological systems using art, our story-telling capabilities, and creativity.

Logistics

Schedule: Hour long, once a week
Dates: January 15 - February 15
Age Range: 9th - 12th Grade

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Art History
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection Exploration
Art History
Course Description

In this course, we will find ourselves in Venice, Italy, walking through the corridors of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums of twentieth century art. The collection embraces Cubism, Surrealism, abstract expressionism and prominent artists that are represented include Picasso, Miró, Kandinsky, Dali, and Magritte. Throughout the month, will look closely and learn about the works of art in this collection.

Logistics

Schedule: Hour long, once a week
Dates: January 15 - February 15
Age Range: Any Age

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Our program has been presented at the following sites:

Homes First

Urban Promise Toronto

High School Support Intiative

Strides Toronto

Lumenus

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