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The Brain Storm

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

Saturday November 25 from 11am-1pm in Studio 316- Mentor Lyla Rae.

The Brain Storm

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

State of The Art – an artist statement workshop

Over 3 meetings, this workshop will guide you from start to finish in writing an artist statement which can be used for applications to exhibitions, residencies, grants or to approach a gallery. We begin with guidelines and examples of artists’ statements. Handouts will break the writing down into manageable components. Between meetings, you will have time to write and then refine your statement. Through hands-on exercises and feedback from a range of people you will enhance your ability to write about your work.

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: http://www.shedoesthecity.com/played-every-day-month-happened

Self-Confidence for Artists
This is a three-hour skills-building workshop for aspiring creative entrepreneurs and/or freelancers, small to large creative business owners.
As creatives need to become their own sales and marketing team, spokesperson, customer support and CEO, our confidence affects our ability to chase opportunities, compete, get noticed, and heard, stick through difficult times, and sign the deal – all on our own terms. It is crucial that all artists consider the mastery of this skill – particularly if they sense that lack of confidence is interfering with the achievement of their goals.
Confidence – a fundamental and unshakable belief in one’s abilities and worth – is central to success in any human endeavour.
In the midst of terrifying self-doubt, fear of rejection, and fickle, faceless consumers, the hardest skill to master is the only one that matters.