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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!

FAQs

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 gracesongcalligraphy@gmail.com.

Kids and Family Yoga
Excited happy family running

Join a fun yoga class with your child while helping to support those in need.
PROCEEDS HELP FUND CANADA’S CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ALL WALKS OF LIFE SUMMER CAMP.

What this course Offers:
Physical
*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.

Spiritual
*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)

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)

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

Little Penguin February 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

I am looking forward to introducing your children to printmaking and art!

Contemporary Calligraphy Workshop- Level 2

This is an intermediate contemporary calligraphy workshop, ideal for those who:

– Have taken our Contemporary Calligraphy- Level 1 Workshop OR

– Purchased the Paper Trails Design Co. Calligraphy Kit starter set OR

– Know the basics of using a pen, nibs and forming letters.

In this class, we will go through capital letter variations, understand spacing of letters & words, and work on developing different calligraphy styles. We will work on a small project so you will have a finished work to take home!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.