Artscape Youngplace Teachers-in-Residence – Classes in Spring 2014

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We’re so excited to share the lineup of classes offered by our inaugural Teachers-in-Residence! For more information and to register, click on the class titles to follow the links.


Bellwoods Art Space with Christine Leonard

This series of drop-in and pre-registered classes offers a creative space for young children ages 2 – 8 to explore artistic projects ranging from collage to sculpture to watercolour to sewing. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph, major in Fine Arts (Art History and Studio) and a minor in Child Studies and has taught art classes to children at schools in Ontario and Vancouver. Bellwoods Art Space offers drop-in classes (ages 5 – 8) on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm starting February 5, and pre-registered classes (ages 2 – 4) on Tuesdays at 10:30 am.


Creative Singing Workshop for Youth & Adults with May Chook

Youth and adults will learn to utilize the great potential of their voice and express themselves confidently in a fun and non-judgmental learning environment. May Chook is a jazz and improvising vocalist with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from York University and the NIA Centre for the Arts. May is interested in interdisciplinary music and art practices, including but not limited to jazz, improvisation, experimental music, extended vocal techniques and sound art. This pre-registered class runs on Sundays at 11 am starting March 2, offering the option to attend one or all sessions.


Explore Your Creative Potential Through Yoga with Robin Connolly of On The Mat Collective

These weekly yoga classes will be a blend of active asana (physical yoga postures) with integrated meditation, visualization and creative arts exploration. Robin combines her love of creative arts and movement with the intention to invite and empower new avenues of expression and self-discovery. Drop-in classes are offered Tuesdays at 7:30 am starting March 4.


Hands On with The Studio: Kate & Brooke Ripley

The Studio invites young artists age 8 – 13 to join us in a series of workshops that include: Paper Mask Making, 3-D Mini Paper Dioramas, Stamp Making/ Paper Design and more. The Studio is organized by enigmatic art & design powerhouse tag-team Kate Ripley (Creative Director of Market By Design) and her sister Brooke Ripley (Pratt Institute, MFA). Hands On offers weekly pre-registered classes on Sunday afternoons starting March 2 and a special after-school session February 24.


How to Have More Fun at Work with Andrew Soren

This course is for people who care about their work, know they’re good at it, and are sometimes frustrated that their day-to-day realities don’t match the big-picture. It’s about re-crafting your job to take advantage of your best possible self. Andrew is a leadership coach and consultant specializing in the application of Positive Psychology for individuals and organizations. This is a five session course starting April 1.


How to Talk to People About Things with Misha Glouberman

A class on negotiation and communication skills, using participatory exercises, and drawing on materials developed at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Misha is the host of the Trampoline Hall Lecture series, and author, with Sheila Heti, of The Chairs Are Where the People Go, and works as a facilitator will all sorts of organizations. This is a six session course starting February 19.


Micropress Workshop with Phoebe Wang

In this creative writing workshop, participants will prepare a short manuscript, produce a chapbook or broadside, and take part in paper-making and binding demonstrations. Phoebe Wang is a poet who has published in numerous Canadian literary journals, and a graduate of U of T’s MA in Creative Writing program. This is a multi-session class running Mondays from March 10 – April 28.


Peach Berserk’s Silkscreen Workshop with Kingi Carpenter  

This workshop is an amazing, creative and step by step class for anyone curious about the art and practice of screen-printing. Kingi runs a successful fashion and fabric design company, Peach Berserk, and has been teaching privately and in schools and colleges since the mid-90s and  sold her book/DVD Silkscreen NOW internationally and is a member of the OAEA (Ontario Art Educators Association). There are two pre-registered sessions of this class: one offered in two parts on February 25 and 27, and one on March 1.


Withing-Project Completion with Miriam Grenville

Set aside dedicated time to finish off that pesky project, and bring it with you to “withing,” a class which invites individuals to come together, away from their isolated work environments into a bright, beautiful studio to work alongside others, and get it done. Miriam Grenville is a textile artist, designer and art educator with a few pesky projects of her own. This weekly drop-in runs on Wednesday afternoons starting February 5.