Idiot Workshop with Kevin Krieger

The Idiot Workshop is an LA based training program for artists of all kinds who seek to discover new creative territory. The Ideology of the Idiot has its roots in contemporary theatrical clown, improv and the trickster archetype. This class is great for anyone with previous Idiot training or new to the work.

Friday October 18, 6pm-10pm
Saturday October 19, 10am-5pm
Sunday October 20, 10am-5pm

Cycles: Dance like Yourself

CYCLES PRACTICE > to Dance like Yourself >

Need a Movement Break?…time to take a breath or 2? come just downstairs to IGAC (studio 103) on Tues 3-4:30 or Fridays 10:30-12- ….read on…

Mobility is possible only by being mobile. Seems self-evident but this is the basis of the Cycles method for fitness and self-expression. CYCLES lifts us out of our mostly sedentary or repetitive daily action and fills us with breath, energy, flow, co-ordinations, impulse, patterns, alignments, stretch, strength, power, self-expression through individual and group exercises that ENERGIZE and REJUVENATE our natural capacities for movement.

Maxine Heppner’s technique is a mindful movement-dance training that integrates over 40 years of Dance, Theatre and traditional movement practices. It allows for each person to work within personal needs and references. > For every person who enjoys expressing themselves through movement. All abilities. For all who move and want to do it dancing.

“Deep and powerful – calling on over 45 years of experience, Maxine gentles one into a mobility energized for strength, imagination and ease.”

Sept 17-Oct11 Tues 3-4:30 Fri 10:30-12 (no Oct1) – dropin – winter sessions tba

at IGAC Studio 103, 180 Shaw, Artscape Youngplace

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Led by Maxine Heppner > Evolving since the 1970’s, through dance, theatre, traditional & science arts, her practice has led to her CYCLES approach that does not presume aesthetic preferences, but examines impulse, energy & the expressive natures of their many forms. The work is ultimately to express your self as yourself.

Master teacher, performer, inter-medial artist & award-winning creator of large-scale performance (“audacious”) & intimate chamber pieces (“reaching a new state of mind”) in Canada & internationally, Maxine teaches and coaches performance techniques (pure movement & interdisciplinary), choreography, integrated movement-voice technique, Action Theatre & her unique Cycles training. Maxine has been foundation building in performance education since the 1970’s. She was founding head of contemporary dance at the Claude Watson High School for Performing Arts, the Koffler Centre dance school, and award-winning Phyzikal Theatre company, as well as faculty at University of Toronto, York and Concordia and guest artist at arts insitutions internationally. She is known for collaborative projects ranging from intimate chamber pieces to site-specific ensemble works and festivals across North America, East Asia, Europe, and Australia, Maxine’s recent ones include award winners KRIMA, My heart is a spoon, and Moments in Time. Her company Across Oceans facilitates platforms for research and production of arts events linking artists and public across generations, disciplines, abilities and heritages, in Canada & internationally.

Show Your Stuff

In this exhibition application 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.

Acupuncture for Artists

Repetitive strain injuries and fatigue from working long hours and meeting deadlines can get in the way of being productive and simply enjoying the act of creating. Acupuncture excels for this type of strain, but it also works at the deeper levels where our physical, mental and emotional lives interact. Creativity and expression are at the heart of an artist’s work, though they don’t always come easily. Creative blocks, depression, worry, fear, stress, insomnia—all of these can get in the way of your art. Acupuncture is a physical therapy that frees up the mind, balances emotions, and reconnects our inner experience with our outer expression. This interactive workshop offers practical advice and useful exercises for visual artists, musicians, movement artists, and creatives of all kinds.

Wednesday May 30, 7-8pm @ Studio 106 – Artscape Youngplace

Little Penguin April 15th 2018 Workshop (for ages 4-7)

Little Penguin is a series of children art workshops. Classes are designed to guide kids to explore their creativity, and help them experiment with various art forms, such as drawing, printmaking and painting. Workshops are organized for small groups of 8 to 10.

In this workshop, children will be guided through various forms of mixed media and printmaking projects that involve creative thinking. Both parents and children will be encouraged to work together with simple tools and techniques to create art and express themselves while having fun.

– Class is for children between the ages of 4 to 7
– At least one parent or caregiver is required to attend with the child. Both parents are welcome to join, the more the merrier!
– Class is limited to 10 children
– All materials are included
– Fee is $35 per class

Intro to Brush Calligraphy

This workshop is taught by Grace Song of Grace Song Calligraphy, a hand-letterer and calligrapher based in Toronto. Join us for a fun and casual workshop learning the basics of brush calligraphy! This workshop is best suited for a beginner or someone who has just dabbled in calligraphy and needs a more structured approach to learning the fundamentals. Whether you are interested in learning a new skill, looking for a different creative outlet, or wanting to have a fun evening with friends, everyone is welcome!

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn what tools and supplies are best and how to properly hold and use the brush pens. We will learn how to form the basic strokes and why they are foundational to your letterforms. From there, we will use the basic strokes to form letters and, finally, we will learn how to connect the letters smoothly to form words. A lot of tips and tricks will be shared along the way!

A starter kit is included in the cost of the workshop which includes some of Grace’s favourite brush pens, different types of paper, and basic stroke and alphabet practice sheets.

Space is limited. Registration in advance is required. Please feel free to bring your own snacks.

OTHER: Signed copies of Grace’s how-to guide, Brush Pen Lettering, will be available for purchase!


Do I need to have good handwriting skills?

Absolutely not! Brush calligraphy is the art of drawing letters which is a skill on its own. With consistent practice, you can definitely improve over time.

What can I bring into the event?

Just bring yourself! Everything you need to get started with brush calligraphy comes in the starter kit.

What’s the refund policy?

Please ensure that the workshop date and time works for you. Refunds will not be applied once you are registered. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email me at

Kids and Family Yoga
Excited happy family running

Join a fun yoga class with your child while helping to support those in need.

What this course Offers:
*Heighten ability to focus and concentrate.
*Control breath creating stillness of the body and mind.
*Exercise and develop core strength throughout.
*Cleanse and eliminate toxins.

*A more peaceful and grounded lifestyle.
*Confidence and acceptance in individuality.
*Ability to articulate thoughts and feelings.
*Gain the tools to manage anxiety and overwhelming emotions.
*Develop a deeper connection with our true self and understanding who that is.
*Respect for ourselves and the people around us.

Contemporary Calligraphy- Level 1 Workshop

This class 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!

Show Your Stuff

This exhibition application workshop covers all aspects of putting together an artist package for a curator or exhibition application. It includes handouts and examples of CVs, Bios, Image Lists and tips on visual support material and websites.

THE ART OF “BREAKING”: FOR BEGINNERS AGE: 6-12 ***PWYC Policy (Pay What You Can)


6-WEEK PROGRAM (6 Consecutive Sundays)
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:
***No Child Left Behind…


CALL 647-208-3611 (ALICIA)