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Ideation Workshop: 100 in 1 Day

What if hundreds of people united, each putting in place the changes they wish to see in their city, all on the same day?

On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 100 in 1 Day is coming to Toronto, and we invite you to participate! This festival of citizen-driven action provides a platform for people to showcase their ideas for a better city in the collective launch of over one hundred acts of change, or urban interventions.

These interventions encourage Torontonians to make our city a better place to live by establishing connections with one another, through small improvements in our neighbourhoods and communities, and profiling that citizens can be part of the solution.

Develop your idea to improve the city, meet people and learn how you can participate on June 7th at this free workshop. Register at http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/100-in-1-day-toronto-workshop-tickets-10858418823

For more details: www.100in1Day.ca/Toronto

Co-presented by Evergreen CityWorks and United Way Toronto

Business Skills for Growth is Back!

Artscape is proud to announce the Fall/Winter edition of Business Skills for Growth, its popular workshop series for independent artists and creative entrepreneurs, presented by experts across a range of business disciplines. The latest batch of Business Skills for Growth workshops include over 50 opportunities for people working on building their creative businesses, all taking place at Artscape Youngplace between October 2014 and March 2015. Take one or take them all!

The Fall/Winter series kicks off on October 20 with workshop “Co-operatives for Arts & Culture,” a two-hour primer in the co-op business model. Anyone wanting to know more about how to set up a co-op, or how co-ops work, will want to check this out. It’s being presented by Peter Cameron, a true expert in the subject, and Co-operative Development Manager with the Ontario Co-operative Association. Only $35, it’s a perfect way to figure out if the co-op model is right for your venture.

Also in October, we’ve got “Branding for Arts & Cultural Organizations,” presented by Shelley Black on the 26th. Don’t miss this workshop if your objective is to present your business in the best possible light. Shelley Black, an expert consultant, will give you all the tools you need to make your brand presence sing in a 5.5 hour in-depth workshop. Independent artists as well as arts organizations are welcome to this wide-ranging discussion.

Get the support you need to create, build and accelerate your business ideas. Stay tuned for more posts about the Business Skills for Growth offerings and visit artscapelaunchpad.ca to see more of what’s coming up.

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.

The Brain Storm

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

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.

THE ART OF “BREAKING”

FREDDY “FREEZE” LOPEZ,
CO-FOUNDER OF THE TORONTO HIP HOP CULTURAL CENTRE, PRESENTS…
THE ART OF “BREAKING”: The only dance that came out of “HIP HOP”

“BREAKING” 101 – FOR BEGINNERS (AGES 6 – 10)
WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Learn the fundamental moves of “breaking” like top rocking & floor rocking
– Conditioning training for break dancers
– Embracing hip hop culture & the movement
– Mentorship & encouragement
– Impart critical life skills; key to “Success”
– Program is designed to engage, inspire, inform, & empower
– Build self-confidence… just showing up to the studio to face a challenge never experienced before takes courage
– 1-on-1 attention; experienced instructors
– No experience necessary

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)

“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.

Mini Crit with guest artist Micah Lexier

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 Micah.

Unstuck

Being creative is hard, and staying creative over the long term can be difficult. This workshop provides knowledge and tools to help you navigate around creative obstacles. I will present relevant research on creativity and the group will engage in a number of exercises designed to liberate their creative minds. Participants will reflect on what worked for whom and consider why, enabling the development of individual techniques to guide you through your creative block.