What’s Next?

This career planning workshop will help you create conditions for your own success. Hands-on exercises will help you reflect on where you are now and what you will need to move your work and your career forward. The discussion will be complimented by information about different types of exhibiting contexts and group brainstorming for short-term solutions that guide you towards your long-term goals.

Art & Ephemerality Workshop (Find expression through voice and body)

Art & Ephemerality Workshop (Find expression through voice and body)

Led by singer, bandleader and pluridisciplinary artist Alexandra Templier and playwright and critic José Teodoro on August 22 – 25, 2018

Drawing upon individual craft, knowledge and personal experience, each participant will contribute to a conversation about presence and impermanence while developing work that finds expression through voice and body. Special emphasis will be placed on musicality, translation and the transference of ideas or techniques from one art practice into another.

Whether we think of ephemerality as something somber—a way of acknowledging the passage of life or love—or something empowering—a way of remembering that the current horrors of the world are not forever fixed—this workshop will encourage us to find fortitude and inspiration through dialogue and creative challenges. Each participant will develop a short performance, either solo or collaborative, receiving technical and dramaturgical support from start to finish.

French artist Alexandra Templier performs with her Madrid flamenco project Templier Trio at venues such as Madrid’s Auditorio Conde Duque Concert Hall and Casa Patas Foundation, as well as Algiers Opera House. In Canada, Alexandra leads a pluridisciplinary and intercultural project, Los Niños son Inocentes #1 (Kids are Innocent #1), which combines theatre, flamenco, jazz and electronics.

Canadian author José Teodoro has written several plays, including Mote, Cloudless and The Tourist. José writes about cinema and literature for
publications such as Brick, The Globe and Mail, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, The National Post, Quill & Quire, The Literary Review of Canada and subTerrain. He has worked as story editor on several acclaimed films and has served on juries at numerous film festivals throughout Europe and the Americas. José is currently developing two new works for the theatre and a book of conversations with Swiss-Canadian filmmaker Peter Mettler.

Wednesday, August 22, 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, August 23, 6pm – 9pm
Friday, August 24, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday August 25, 11am – 2pm.

Cost: $180 CAD + HST
— Students get  20% discount
Artscape Community members receive  50% discount

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Accessibility & You: Introduction to Accessibility and Employment

This workshop is an introduction to Accessibility and Employment and is presented by Abilities Hub and OWLware Ltd. Sponsorship for this workshop is provided by The Daniels Corporation and their Accessibility Designed Units.

Attendees will learn about accessibility awareness and advocacy. This workshop will review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (Canada) and examine some of the standards that apply to small business owners. Finally, you will gain knowledge of website accessibility and learn some tips from our expert.

Those participants who wish to hire a person with a disability will be introduced to programs and resources available. The Daniels Corporation will be featured with a look at their Accessibility Designed concept for new condos.

Aug 15, 11am

Aug 22, 10:45 am

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Grant My Wishes – a grant & proposal writing workshop

Grant My Wishes – a grant & proposal writing workshop:
This intensive hands on workshop focuses on proposal writing for grants. Writing speculative proposals is challenging.  By writing then being part of a mock jury you will experience how a jury reads proposals and what works well in that context. The workshop includes a comprehensive handout with resources to take home.
                   Tuesday, August 7  1 – 4 pm  
$60. + HST
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Mentor Lyla Rye – Show Your Stuff – an exhibition application workshop:

Show Your Stuff – an exhibition application workshop:
In this workshop, you will learn about the full range of ways that exhibitions can come about.   We will discuss the diversity of exhibition settings, where to find and create exhibition opportunities and the pros and cons of each. I provide guidelines and examples of all aspects of an artist package for a curator or exhibition application. This includes Cover Letters, CVs, Bios and Image Lists. I will also give you tips on visual support material and websites in a comprehensive handout.
                    Saturday July 28 – 2-5pm   after The Brain Storm
$60. – 10% =  $54. + HST  

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Mentor Lyla Rye – The Brain Storm (FREE)

The Brain Storm – FREE
An unstructured studio drop-in where artists can meet, talk, brainstorm, share techniques, materials or ideas they are engaged with.  Feel free to come with a friend or recommend people.  No registration is required.
                   Saturday July 28 –   11am – 1pm


Paperhouse Studios – Introduction to Western Papermaking

Introduction to Western Papermaking

Together we explore the basics of traditional European-style sheet forming with both a traditional laid mold and a woven mold. You will have a chance to make paper with different sizes and styles of mold and deckles, and will learn how to use fibres such as cotton, abaca (Manila hemp) and Ontario hemp to pull their very own sheets of paper.

Techniques like laminating, shaped sheets and inclusions will also be introduced, with an opportunity for you to bring in your own found materials to experiment with.

Participants will leave this course with 40-60 hand-pulled custom sheets of paper and enough knowledge to continue exploring paper at our intermediate level.

Saturday, July 14th 2018
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

Saturday, October 20th 2018
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Emily Cook

Price includes all materials.
Level: Beginner, no experience needed.

Remember to check the class policies here!

Please contact us directly here with any further questions or comments.