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RAD GRAD

RAD GRAD is a celebration of collaboration, community, inspiration, anti-oppression, intersectionality, consent, organizing and change-making! We’ll be also celebrating and showcasing the achievements of the artists from our Community Artist Leadership Program:
-Ailyn Malit
-Kim Ninkuru
-Jahmal Nugent
-Ty Sloane
-Ammarah Syed

Join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 12 from 5-8PM in our Lower Level Studios for a celebration of youth leadership, growth and transformation in the arts! This event is free and open to the public.

Acupuncture for Artists

Repetitive strain injuries and fatigue from working long hours and meeting deadlines can get in the way of being productive and simply enjoying the act of creating. Acupuncture excels for this type of strain, but it also works at the deeper levels where our physical, mental and emotional lives interact. Creativity and expression are at the heart of an artist’s work, though they don’t always come easily. Creative blocks, depression, worry, fear, stress, insomnia—all of these can get in the way of your art. Acupuncture is a physical therapy that frees up the mind, balances emotions, and reconnects our inner experience with our outer expression. This interactive workshop offers practical advice and useful exercises for visual artists, musicians, movement artists, and creatives of all kinds.

Wednesday May 30, 7-8pm @ Studio 106 – Artscape Youngplace

Near East – CD & Vinyl Release

Near East – Ravi Naimpally, Ernie Tollar and Demetri Petsalakis – releases their debut recording on CD and vinyl. The concert will feature special guests, Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Turkish qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi.

Near East invents their own world-music convention, by bringing together several world music traditions. The Inception of Near East’s Music begins in, Maqam and Iqa’ of the Middle East and Greece, gives way to the raga and tala concepts of North and South India ultimately evolving into group improvisation. From those foundations, Near East harvests a fresh sound, familiar yet surprising. The roots simply cross – pollinate on their own, evolving without additives, without taking anything away.

www.neareasttrio.com

Tickets $20 Advance / $25 Door
Promo code: ArtscapeVIP for 25% off

Intro to Brush Calligraphy

This workshop is taught by Grace Song of Grace Song Calligraphy, a hand-letterer and calligrapher based in Toronto. Join us for a fun and casual workshop learning the basics of brush calligraphy! This workshop is best suited for a beginner or someone who has just dabbled in calligraphy and needs a more structured approach to learning the fundamentals. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, looking for a different creative outlet, or wanting to have a fun evening with friends, everyone is welcome!

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn what tools and supplies are best and how to properly hold and use the brush pens. We will learn how to form the basic strokes and why they are foundational to your letterforms. From there, we will use the basic strokes to form letters and, finally, we will learn how to connect the letters smoothly to form words. A lot of tips and tricks will be shared along the way!

A starter kit is included in the cost of the workshop which includes some of Grace’s favourite brush pens, different types of paper, and basic stroke and alphabet practice sheets.

Space is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please feel free to bring your own snacks.

OTHER: Signed copies of Grace’s how-to guide, Brush Pen Lettering, will be available for purchase!

FAQs

Do I need to have good handwriting skills?

Absolutely not! Brush calligraphy is the art of drawing letters which is a skill on its own. With consistent practice, you can definitely improve over time.

What can I bring into the event?

Just bring yourself! Everything you need to get started with brush calligraphy comes in the starter kit.

What’s the refund policy?

Please ensure that the workshop date and time works for you. Refunds will not be applied once you are registered. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email me at gracesongcalligraphy@gmail.com.

Mini Crit with guest artist Suzy Lake

You will receive honest feedback and encouragement from two established artists. Between the three of us, we will explore ways to further the work so that it is more compelling and engaging. Choose between a 30, 45 or 60 minute critique with myself and a guest artist.

“DANCE IS MEDICINE”: OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS

FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ PRESENTS…

OPEN “FREESTYLE” DROP-IN SESSION FOR DANCERS & PERFORMING ARTISTS TO PRACTICE BREAKING, MCING, DJING, BEAT MAKING, GRAFFITI ART, HIP HOP THEATRE, & SPOKEN WORD.

***ALL STREET / URBAN / CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF EXPRESSION THROUGH DANCE…
PASS THROUGH***

DROP-IN DATES:
FEBRUARY 17 & 24, MARCH 3 & 10
(TIME: 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.)
MARCH 17, 24, & 31
(TIME: 4:30 TO 6: 30 P.M.)

As a self-funded non-profit, we have a “Give” and “Take” donation system in effect. For a minimum donation of $3, you can pick-up any gift item available that day (i.e. THHCC buttons, spray paint masks and filters, comic books, totally random but lots of fun stuff) as a symbol of our gratitude for your continued support. This fee will be collected at the door upon entry; please have exact change. All donations are used to refuel the THHCC and goes back into the operation of the studio space and towards additional community programming.

Kids and Family Yoga
Excited happy family running

Join a fun yoga class with your child while helping to support those in need.
PROCEEDS HELP FUND CANADA’S CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ALL WALKS OF LIFE SUMMER CAMP.

What this course Offers:
Physical
*Heighten ability to focus and concentrate.
*Control breath creating stillness of the body and mind.
*Exercise and develop core strength throughout.
*Cleanse and eliminate toxins.

Spiritual
*A more peaceful and grounded lifestyle.
*Confidence and acceptance in individuality.
*Ability to articulate thoughts and feelings.
*Gain the tools to manage anxiety and overwhelming emotions.
*Develop a deeper connection with our true self and understanding who that is.
*Respect for ourselves and the people around us.

The Brain Storm

An unstructured studio drop-in where artists can meet, talk, brainstorm, share techniques, materials or ideas they are engaged with.

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)

INSTRUCTOR: FREDDY ‘FREEZE’ LOPEZ

6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
DATES:
FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25, MARCH 4, 11. 2018
TIME: 12:30-2:00 PM
Regular Ticket: $60.00
Early Bird: $55.00 REGISTER BY 26/01/2018
***PWYC AVAILABLE (Pay What You Can); send request to: thhcc2016@gmail.com
***No Child Left Behind…

LOCATION:
SKETCH STUDIO (LOWER LEVEL)
INSIDE THE “MOVEMENT STUDIO”
ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE
180 SHAW STREET, TORONTO

CONTACT THHCC TO REGISTER:
THHCC2016@GMAIL.COM; OR,
CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)

REGISTRATION CLOSES: FEBRUARY 1, 2018
(SPACE IS LIMITED)