Finding Your Creative Flow. A Play Workshop for Adults

Play is important. It’s especially important for adults as it’s hard to find the time to create, be silly and listen to our intuition in our daily lives.

This workshop will add some “whimsy” to your week by allowing room for free play and exploration with various creative tools (paint, crayons, collage, googly eyes, hula hoops, bubbles, sand and more).

We will begin with a mindfulness exercise to help us tune in to our creative selves and will end the workshop with creative goal-setting.

The workshop will be run by Nicki Gallo; a Therapeutic Clown at SickKids Hospital, Artist-Educator and Therapeutic Play Practitioner. She has an improv comedy background training at the Second City Conservatory and Bad Dog Theatre. One of the most playful things she has ever done is create a play on a moving school bus about a fictional camp called Camp Schecky which played at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Nicki played every day for the month of May. Here is a piece on what happened:

Artscape Extravaganza in Support of Artscape


Party in the halls with no detention! Get ready for the fourth annual back-to-school creative blowout to benefit Artscape, October 20, 6 – 10 pm.

Co-chairs Helen Burstyn and Sonja Smits invite you to join them and 400 fellow “students” at Artscape Extravaganza. Guests will embark on a back-to-school adventure featuring classes led by professional artists. You’ll find glee club, art history, phys ed, theatre and much more.  Get ready to flex your creative muscles and party in the halls.

Proceeds raised will leverage art, culture and creativity to catalyze positive change through Artscape’s creative placemaking projects, programs and services, which benefit the lives of artists and the vibrancy of our communities and make our city a better place to live, work, play and invest.

We’ve pulled out all the stops to offer a unique immersive experience that showcases Artscape’s energy and creativity. No need to pack a lunch, as we’ve planned a unique feast that includes hors d’oeuvres, gourmet food stations, an open bar and signature cocktails.

Visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets.