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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.

Mini Crit with Guest Artist Lee Henderson

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.

This month, my guest is Lee Henderson, a contemporary artist whose practice includes video, photography, installation, sculpture, performance, and text. Find out more about his work here: http://www.noattainment.com/

Saturday November 18 from 11am-1pm in Studio 316- Mentor Lyla Rae.

Tom Todoroff Acting Master Class

Calling all Actors, Directors and Performers!

On Thursday November 9th, come experience the incredible work Tom Todoroff does with actors worldwide and at his Conservatory in New York City. Tom Todoroff is a Director / Producer / Acting Coach whose clients include Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sasha Alexander, Tony Goldwyn, Allison Janney, Sienna Miller and many more!

Come see why Liam Neeson says “Tom’s care, sensitivity and insight are second to none” and Samuel L. Jackson says “Todoroff is the best. Look no further…all you need is T.T.”

What’s a Master Class?

The Master Class gives you first hand experience of the way Tom coaches and directs actors. You will observe how this powerful work renders overwhelming and immediate transformations!

In this class, instruction is done by way of demonstration. So attendees may volunteer to perform a 1-2 minute monologue and receive personalized coaching in front of the group!

Attendees are also welcome to observe only, if preferred.

All attendees will learn to transform nervousness into intense excitement, be expressive rather than impressive, strengthen and find their true inner voice, and think like a producer. Walk away with a deeper understanding of the art, the business and the spirituality of acting.

Please note: While this event is targeted to actors seeking in-depth professional training in acting for theater, film and television, we encourage actors, directors and performers of all levels and disciplines to attend this event. The information provided is applicable to all walks of life!

HOW TO PREPARE?
We highly recommend all attendees thoroughly review www.tomtodoroff.com and www.tomtodoroff.com/conservatory prior to attending the class and make a list of questions about any aspect of acting you wish to ask during the Q & A at the end of the class.

WHAT TO BRING? Materials for note-taking!

QUESTIONS? email us at intensive@tomtodoroff.com. In your email, please include your full name, the date and city name of the class in question.

REGISTER: Follow the link below!

The Brain Storm

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

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

Contemporary Calligraphy- Beginner Workshop

This workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience in calligraphy or those that are interested in learning a more structured approach to modern calligraphy. All the tools for this class will be provided and you will have plenty of resources for your take home practice!

This class will cover: using a calligraphy pen and nibs, learning basic strokes, and the lowercase alphabet (you will also be provided with additional handouts of the uppercase letters). The class size is limited, so there will be a lot of time for individual instruction.

Play Workshop For Adults. Finding Your Creative Flow

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 and will allow room for free play and exploration with various creative tools (paint, crayons, collage, googly eyes, hula hoops, bubbles, sand and more). The workshop will begin with reflection and mindfulness and end with creative goal-setting.