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180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada

March 2014

Early Morning Yoga Club

March 4, 2014 @ 7:30 am to 8:30 am
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Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$8 – $16

Join Robin Connolly of On The Mat Collective for this series of early-bird yoga classes. This offering will be a blend of active asana (physical yoga postures) with integrated meditation, visualization and creative arts exploration. Robin combines her love of creative facilitation and movement with the intention to invite and empower new avenues of expression and self-discovery. Tea is offered after each class. Yoga Mat rentals are limited. Please bring a mat and water. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move…

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April 2014

Creative Singing Workshop for Youth & Adults

April 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Every Sunday, 11am to 12pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$12 – $18

Everybody can SING! Offered at an accessible rate, the Creative Singing Workshop welcomes individuals aged 13 and above to a safe and non-judgemental music learning environment. No experience is necessary. Various musical backgrounds are welcome! Discover your own unique sound and learn to express yourself confidently. This workshop is especially good for individuals who think they don't have a good voice or feel shy to sing. Some topics we will cover: Functions of the human voice (breathing, resonation, posture etc),…

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May 2014

Business Tips for Creators: New Opportunities in Grantsmanship

May 6, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

Artscape Launchpad Presents: Business Skills for Growth Workshop Series In the spirit of community and fostering the maverick soul, Jaspreet Sandhu, Senior Manager of Advancement from the Toronto International Film Festival Inc. will be hosting a lunch and learn session for tips and advice on writing your personal or organizational grant applications. Ideally, participants will attend with a specific project and/or series of questions to address in the session. Jaspreet will be providing an introduction to the process, structure, tips…

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BELLWOODS ART SPACE Art Classes for Children – Drawing Club

May 7, 2014 @ 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Every Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:30pm for 6 weeks
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$80

Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 | May 7th to 28th Ages 7 to 12 $80 for 4 classes.  Registration deadline is April 25th. Student pick up is available from Givins Shaw P.S. Draw! Children will discover the enjoyment of drawing through creating story and comic books. Allow your child to put their imagination on paper as they draw dragons, buildings, horses, birds, self-portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, comic characters or whatever they set their minds to do. We will work with sketchbooks, paper,…

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Business Tips for Creators: New Opportunities in Freelance Writing

May 13, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

This workshop is a part of the Artscape Launchpad Business Skills for Growth Workshop Series. Business Tips for Creators: New Opportunities in Freelance Writing Freelancing as a professional non-fiction writer offers freedom and flexibility, but it presents challenges and pitfalls, too. Join us for an informative workshop with two experienced freelancers from the Professional Writers Association of Canada and find out why this career path is as much about business savvy as it is about the craft of writing.      …

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CANCELLED: Business Tips for Growth: Marketing – It’s Just Another Conversation

May 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$25

PLEASE NOTE - This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions about this session or other sessions, please email Ginger Scott at ginger@torontoartscape.on.ca This workshop is a part of the Artscape Launchpad Business Skills for Growth Workshop Series.  Business Tips for Growth: Marketing - It's Just Another Conversation The ability to define your audience, establish effective tactics, strategies and promote your business and services can often make the difference in elevating your career to a professional level. Marketing:…

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Business Skills for Creators: Music Industry – Showcase Ready!

May 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

This workshop is a part of the Artscape Launchpad Business Skills for Growth Workshop Series. Business Skills for Creators: Music Industry - Showcase Ready! Say the word ‘showcase’ to any artist or manager, and their ears perk up immediately. Worldwide, Festivals have become the new A&R and tour launch point for artists. Learn from the experts what the hot career busting festivals are, how to approach the bookers and how to maximize your experience. *This event features a catered networking…

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Business Skills of Growth: Five Financial Fundamentals

May 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$25

This workshop is a part of the Artscape Launchpad Business Skills for Growth Workshop Series  Business Skills of Growth: Five Financial Fundamentals Is money something that is important to your arts business, practice and/or organization? Our financial planning workshop covers the fundamentals of financial management, from bookkeeping to taxes and everything in-between. It contains case studies, exercises and templates to help you handle your finances and is taught by financial management maven, Heather Young of Young Associates. *This event features…

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June 2014

Quilt workshop

June 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$65.00

All skill levels welcome- even beginner! Make a simple triple rail block with a twist; a twist that puts the block on-point giving the quilt a zig-zag pattern that runs across the width. We’ll talk about fabric choices and learn, or review, how to place blocks on-point including the math formula for insert and corner triangles. As always, short cuts, variations and accuracy tips will be offered. If you can sew, bring along your cotton stash, your sewing machine and…

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Business Tips of Creators: Ontario Arts Council Craft Grants

June 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

Craft Ontario invites craft artists, guilds, curators and collectives to attend and learn about the range of Ontario Arts Council (OAC) grant programs available to support craft business. Join OAC Associate Visual Arts and Craft Officer, Lisa Wohrle if you have questions about your eligibility, how to prepare effective grant applications and support material and how grant decisions are made. Space is limited, register today at: http://artscapecraft.eventbrite.ca                            …

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Exhibition Proposal Clinic – Postponed

June 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Artscape Youngplace and the Curators' Network Canada are pleased to announce a newly formed partnership at the historic Shaw Street School site in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, recently redeveloped into a community cultural hub. As both organizations support learning, community and vitality in the arts, Artscape Youngplace and the Curators’ Network Canada look forward to working together to create exciting professional development and exhibition opportunities for Curators’ Network Canada members and Artscape Youngplace Flex Studios members and are pleased…

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Family workshop: Nuit Rose Light Parade Cocoon Creation Workshop

June 16, 2014 @ 6:30 am to 9:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada

As part of Nuit Rose on Saturday June 21, the Light Parade event will be encouraging people to participate in carrying lanterns or wearing costumes in the theme of transformation, on a walk from Artscape Youngplace to the Gladstone Hotel. This free workshop will focus on creating cocoon like lanterns to be carried in the parade on the evening of June 21st. Working with supplied natural materials, Willow branches, cotton string, twine, paper and wheat paste, Joey Bruni will guide…

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Business Skills for Growth: It’s All About People – The Secret to Managing Teams

June 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$25

*This session features a catered networking mixer, courtesy of Canadian Independent Music Association, Musicians' Rights Organization Canada and Music Ontario Effective staffing is one of the most essential components in making an organization work. From strategy through to the day-to-day, we rely on our people to support the important mission-driven work in the arts and culture sector. This workshop demonstrates how to implement ‘people’ practices in your organization's strategy, hire for fit and keep people engaged and motivated. Space is…

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Business Tips for Creators: Music Industry – Diversifying Your Revenue Streams

June 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

*This event features a catered networking mixer, courtesy of Canadian Independent Music Association and Musicians' Rights Organization Canada (included with registration) Being an independent music company or artist today means much more than just good marketing, touring and selling CDs and merch. To survive in the current market, indies must learn to successfully branch out into new revenue streams. The gaming industry and music placement in TV and Film have become a new and diverse means of revenue for artists.…

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Arts Educators Institute “Community Arts in Ireland: Context and Practice”

June 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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FREE

Workshop facilitator, Aine Kavanagh, will speak about Community-based Arts in Ireland, referring to the social and political backdrop that sparked a movement, and how this movement has evolved into a viable practice that continues to both grow and struggle in a deep recession. She will contextualize this practice by exploring some key projects that occurred in the infancy of the movement right up to more contemporary projects, including work from her own professional practice, both as a solo artist and…

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July 2014

Community Creative Jam + Potluck (CCJam) #2 – Summer 2014

July 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Community Creative Jam, also known as CCJam, is a family-friendly open stage for all creative disciplines, levels and ages. Yes we mean ALL – including children’s art and family craft. Music improvisation is highly encouraged! This is a positive space to showcase your creative side regardless you make art for a living or for leisure, because everyone is creative! Bring a song you wrote, bring your laptop to show photos you took with your new camera, show us a…

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August 2014

Vocal PLAY!

August 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 6, 2014

Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$5 – $8

There is no bad voice. Everybody can SING! Join jazz and improvising vocalist May Chook for a SAFE and FUN vocal improvisation workshop. Let’s have fun singing, making funny sounds and speaking with style. Get to know new friends and learn singing tips. ALL ages and levels, families are welcome! Feel free to bring along songs / samples / questions for singing advice. It is going to be fun! Rates per session:- One person : $8 A group of two:…

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September 2014

Vocal PLAY!

September 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$5 – $8

Two sessions - September 6, 2:00 to 3:00 pm AND October 7, 6:30 to 7:30 pm! There is no bad voice. Everybody can SING! Join jazz and improvising vocalist May Chook for a SAFE and FUN vocal improvisation workshop. Let’s have fun singing, making funny sounds and speaking with style. Get to know new friends and learn singing tips. ALL ages and levels, families are welcome! Feel free to bring along songs / samples / questions for singing advice. It…

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Curatorial Hardware Series, Part 2: Perspectives on Proposals

September 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Ready to take your exhibition project from an idea to a formal proposal? Join us for a lively evening of conversation and insights! Curators are invited to meet and learn from experts on how to prepare successful grant applications and exhibition proposals. Peter Kingstone, Visual and Media Arts Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, and Shani K. Parsons, founder and director, TYPOLOGY Projects, will share their experiences and tips. Staff from Artscape Youngplace and the Curators' Network Canada will be…

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October 2014

Vocal PLAY!

October 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$8

There is no bad voice. Everybody can SING! Join jazz and improvising vocalist May Chook for a SAFE and FUN vocal improvisation workshop. Let’s have fun singing, making funny sounds and speaking with style. Get to know new friends and learn singing tips. ALL ages and levels, families are welcome! Feel free to bring along songs / samples / questions for singing advice. It is going to be fun! Rates per session:- One person : $8 A group of two:…

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Co-Operatives for Art & Culture – REGISTRATION CLOSED

October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

This introductory workshop will provide an overview of how co-operatives are formed, how they operate, and help you determine whether a co-operative approach would be suited to address your needs.

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November 2014

Approaching Business, Class 1: Problem Solving with Design

November 3, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This class is focused on understanding the basics of design thinking and people-centered problem solving, and on focusing on problem definition in the process of problem solving.

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Website in a Day

November 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$149

Learn how to build a website using WordPress - the popular blog and website publishing software.

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Anxiety and Entrepreneurship: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

November 9, 2014 @ 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$50

If you are ready to overcome entrepreneur anxiety, significantly improve your mental health and achieve success with ease, this workshop is for you.

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Approaching Business, Class #2: Community Research

November 10, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This class is focused on engaging with stakeholders for behaviour insights and building relationships with clients and stakeholders.

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Self-Confidence for Artists

November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$95

As creatives need to become their own sales and marketing team, spokesperson, customer support and CEO, our confidence affects our ability to chase opportunities, compete, get noticed, and heard, stick through difficult times, and sign the deal - all on our own terms.

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Government Relations for the Creative Community

November 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$100

This workshop will help you develop a strategic outline and an actionable government relations campaign.

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Approaching Business, Class #3: Documenting the Process

November 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This class is focused on practicing the art of questioning and facilitation, and on designing frameworks for synthesizing and organization.

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Creating and Selling Workshops

November 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$75

In this workshop, you’ll spend the day exploring how to move from idea, through development, to delivery of a workshop that fits into your overall business strategy.

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Approaching Business, Class #4: Setting Your Goals

November 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This class is focused on developing clear expectations for teams and clients, and on creating effective strategies for collaboration.

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Email Marketing with MailChimp

November 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$65

Email still dominates online marketing for making sales and staying engaged with customers. But success takes more than a monthly newsletter blasted to a list of email addresses.

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December 2014

Approaching Business: Creative Leadership & Design Thinking | Class 5

December 1, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

Understanding the basics of Design Thinking and people-centred problem solving can help entrepreneurs foster and develop new and innovative business ideas and services.

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Organization 101: How right-brainers can stay on top of their admin

December 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$55

In this three-hour workshop, Admin Guru Lisa Kelly helps creative entrepreneurs streamline their operations and automate key areas to eliminate “admin overload.”

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Approaching Business: Creative Leadership & Design Thinking | Class 6

December 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$75

Practice taking ideas to action using a real-life case study. Design thinking can help you move your organization forward, connect with your community, and create new and innovative services.

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Photoshop for Beginners

December 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$65

Do you wish your images looked more professional? Learn how easy it is to touch up your photos, integrate text, make a photo collage, add cool effects, optimize your images and more.

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Mini Holiday Diorama Workshop

December 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$30

The Artscape Youngplace Teachers-in-Residence invite students complete a unique holiday inspired diorama to take home for themselves, or to use as a gift! The workshop will focus on the crossover in mediums (painting & sculpture) within the project, and the art terms relevant to the piece: scale, proportion, detail, composition, overlap, and space (foreground, middle ground, and background), and 3D. For Ages: 7 - 12

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January 2015

Kissing the Templates Goodbye

January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$15

This workshop outlines at how professional videos are put together; discusses aesthetic and cost implications of different approaches and takes a close look at what makes some tick, others not.

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Clearly Competent

January 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

This workshop will give participants a clear picture of the basic skills, processes and personal characteristics required to represent and advocate for themselves as independent artists.

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Prunes, Arrowroots, Soup, Good.

January 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
FREE

You are cordially invited to an evening with Alison S. M. Kobayashi and Lewis Nicholson. Friday January 16th, 2015 6PM- 7:30PM @ Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw, Toronto ON Join us for an evening of sampling dishes listed in a found food diary (c. 1929). The diary, a matchbook sized book chronicling Mr. N. Sakaliuk every meal and whether it was “good” or conversely “not very good,” was purchased at Monkey’s Paw bookstore by Toronto-based artist and designer Lewis Nicholson. Kobayashi and Nicholson…

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12 Steps to Getting Your Video Footage Out of Amateurville (Part I)

January 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$70

The first of a two-part set of practical workshops designed to give beginners basic competency with shooting professional-feeling video. Part 1 Includes hand-holding, composition, and focusing techniques.

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The Power of Data

January 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$45

This workshop will help creative business owners and creative and cultural sector not-for-profit organizations understand how to harness the power of data (both quantitative and qualitative) to measure and track outcomes more effectively.

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Marketing Your Creativity

January 26, 2015 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$60

This interactive, information-packed workshop provides artists and arts-focused organizations with innovative tools and strategies to market successfully.

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February 2015

12 Steps to Getting Your Video Footage Out of Amateurville (Part II)

February 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$60 – $90

The second of a two-part set of participatory workshops designed to give beginners basic technical competency with shooting reasonably professional-feeling video.

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The Art Hustle: How to build a career as an artist

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10 – $31

Our fabulous panel of artists will share insight on how they started off and provide practical tips to participants.

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But Don’t I Need a Storyboard?

February 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$80

This workshop is for people who want to make some kind of promotional video, are reluctant to hand over the conceptualizing to an outside contractor, but lack confidence in their ability to come up with an idea, given their limited video production experience.

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Resilience

February 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$100

This hands-on workshop will give you skills and tools to bounce back better in the face of adversity. You’ll uncover your strengths and learn how to use them as your protective shield.

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Desktop Publishing with InDesign

February 9, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$85

In this introductory level class, Adobe Certified Expert instructor Paul Kelly will teach you how to make a double-sided postcard using InDesign.

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Pricing, Costing and Selling, Part 2

February 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$75

Learn about how to analyse the costs associated with your products and set selling prices for profit. You'll leave understanding the numbers side of your business.

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Selling Creativity to Corporations

February 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$34

This workshop focuses on how corporations function and breaks down the process of creating your Value Proposition, Value Statement and understanding how a sales process really works.

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Creating Great First Impressions

February 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$49

Creating Great First Impressions and A World Class Business Image will empower you to present yourself with confidence and authority.

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Make it Work: Creative project development | Part 1

February 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

Each session begins with a facilitated welcoming exercise along with small group project exchanges. The main workshop activity involves building a basic project charter for each participant’s creative project.

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Stronger Together

February 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$45

“Stronger Together” will teach creative industry professionals how to make sense of the world of besieged donors, overtaxed corporations and belt-tightening governments.

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March 2015

Thangka’s Fragile Legacy in the Land of Snows

March 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$10

Tibetan thangka painting is a distinctive tradition that dates over a thousand years and is recognized by UNESCO as part of its Convention for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Join us for a special glimpse into the extraordinary art of Tibetan thangka painting and its struggle to survive in modern-day with its traditions intact. $10 suggested donation / Pay what you can. All proceeds benefit the Tibetan Artists Development Society in Labrang. ==================================== Kristel (Tenzin Dolma) Ouwehand grew…

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Quilt workshop

March 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$65

This annual series, Spring Cleaning, is about clearing out that box of scrap fabric. You'll make a quilt top during this one-day workshop using (mostly) your scraps! If you can sew, bring along your fabric stash and your sewing machine and make something fabulous! ALL levels.

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Cost Effective Web Presence and DIY Social Media

March 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$100

Keeping customers engaged with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest is not only easy - it's completely free. This workshop will show you the techniques that the biggest names use to get and keep your fans' attention.

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Using Thangkas for Meditation and Devotion

March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$10

Join us for a glimpse into the world of Tibetan Buddhism and the use of thangkas as aids in meditation and prayer. Tibetan thangka painting is a distinctive tradition that dates over a thousand years. Thangkas are part of the cultural fabric of the Tibetan people, embodying not only their spiritual history, but remaining an integral part of Tibetan daily life in modern day. The iconography of the thangka is rich in information about the spiritual practice of Buddhists and…

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The Mantra, the Mandala, and the Mani Stone

March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$10

Join us as we explore the Mani mantra, an ancient mantra related to the embodiment of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and the most widely used of all Tibetan Buddhist mantras. We’ll explore the mantra’s use in two distinctive forms – the mandala and the mani stone. Among the many Buddhist deities, Tibetans believe in a very special connection with Avalokiteshvara , also called Chenrezig, as their protector. The mantra is found all over the sacred landscape of Tibet, printed on paper scrolls,…

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Just for Kids! the Four Friends and the Snow Lion

March 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$12

Join us for an amazing animal adventure! We'll learn the stories of the four harmonious friends of Himalayan folklore – the elephant, the monkey, the rabbit and the bird – and of Tibet’s happy, fearless Snow Lion. We'll meet the Wind Horse and other mythical animals like the Garuda, the Sky Dragon and the Tiger. Fun activities for kids aged 5-14: Depending on age, we’ll colour traditional Tibetan pictures, make simple butter sculptures, and paint masks and mani stones. ==========================================…

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Cancelled: Creating Great First Impressions

March 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada

Please note this workshop has been cancelled.

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Make it Work: Creative project development | Part 2

March 22, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

In this workshop, participants will build a basic project charter for their creative project. The charter involves mapping resources (funds, networks, venues, supplies) with major milestones, listing achievable tasks, and establishing a personal reward system.

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April 2015

Branding for Arts & Cultural Organizations

April 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$90

This workshop will help you understand what makes your company or organization's brand unique and how to position it to your best customers and potential customers.

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Make it Work: Creative project development | Part 3

April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$35

This workshop allows aspiring creative project-makers and culture-makers to set aside time in their busy schedules to focus on project planning and execution, making their own creative practice a priority.

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May 2015

Reality, Truth and Conscious Light

May 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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Learn about the Life, Teaching and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Avatar Adi Da offers a Way that radically differs from--and yet perfectly completes, for all time--the world's great spiritual traditions.

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There’s not an app for that: roll your own interactive audio with Pure Data

May 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

**Part of the 18th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival** Instructor: Dafydd Hughes Registration Fee: $40 Enrolment cap: 15 It’s inevitable that every once in a while we’re going to want to do something our tools just weren’t designed to do. This can be pretty frustrating, but it doesn’t have to stop us in our tracks–we just need to make our own tools. In this workshop we’ll use a free software progrm, Pure Data, to create our own sound and learn a…

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SOMO Workshop: The Creative Process

May 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Registration fee: $20 (regular) $10 (student/senior/arts worker) Enrolment cap: 10 Nerve networks grow out of our unique sensory experiences laying down intricate patterns that govern all our higher level brain development…The richer our sensory environment and the greater our freedom to explore it, the more intricate will be the patterns for learning, thought, and creativity. ~ Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. For many of us, dancing means moving our bodies to the beat of our favourite song, it’s predictable, comfortable and makes…

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Live Coding in SuperCollider

May 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

**Part of the 18th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival** $20 (regular) $10 (student/senior/arts worker) Enrolment cap: 20 This workshop will touch upon the basics of programming (control structures, data types, syntax, variables, functions, abstractions) as well as the basics of computer music (timing, envelopes, signal processing, synthesis, samples) all within the context of live coding, i.e. creating and altering the code as a mode of performance. Participants will use the keyboard and mouse of their own computer as an interface creating…

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June 2015

Life Rescripted Academy Workshop #1: Rescripting Empowerment

June 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Rescripting Empowerment will help womyn uncover the pre-existing stories and expectations that have shaped their lives and their relationship to themselves. By working with the introjections or shoulds that they carry around, participants will be supported to discern which narratives are still of service to them. With this new knowledge, participants will learn new tools and engage in exercises to discover how they can transform and choose the stories they identify with, reclaiming the creative empowerment over their own lives.…

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July 2015

The Life Rescripted Academy Workshop #2: Rescripting Intimacy

July 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Rescripting Intimacy will explore key concepts that help to create healthy, consentual and empathic relationships with friends, partners and professional relationships. Content to be explored includes: creating boundaries, sexual and emotional consent, understanding your circle of control, and having power with others instead of power over them. Participants will leave this workshop understanding how to foster real intimacy and balance in relationships with others, as well as how to avoid the unnecessary stress that accompanies relationships that lack boundaries, intention…

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The Life Rescripted Academy Workshop #3: Rescripting Success

July 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Rescripting Success will invite participants to consider how a more expansive and creative definition of success may lead to higher satisfaction and a greater sense of fulfillment in daily life. In this workshop we will discuss and explore various topics including self-esteem, compassion, goal setting, vulnerability and busyness. Drawing from the work of Danielle LaPorte and Brene Brown we will model how strength and courage are found in vulnerability, and how to reach any goal we must know the feeling…

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August 2015

Summer Design Lab 2015

August 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada

A 3 week fun-filled intensive summer program for high students who are interested in pursuing a career in design. Learn from university professors and professionals and build up your portfolio. Space available is limited. To avoid disappointment, register now.

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20/20: Designing the Future by Summer Design Lab

August 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Get a sneak peak of the future of design by high school students. Over the course of three intensive weeks, Summer Design Lab pre-university program helps students learn the design process and apply it to real world projects, focused on graphic design, industrial design, architecture, and urban design. Guided by university professors, inspired by professional designers and field trips, come meet our future design professionals and see their work, including re-imagined visions of Trinity Bellwoods Park and PATH.

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Writing Ritual: A Creative Writing Workshop

August 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$25.00

Join Arts Educator and Author Sheniz Janmohamed for an inspiring, engaging writing workshop: Writing Ritual. In this workshop, we will explore how ritual impacts and influences our daily lives and creative practices. We will write "ritual" poems, develop new creative rituals and make our own nature mandalas. Themes we will explore: - Ritual vs. habit - Daily rituals - Creative rituals - Developing new creative rituals for our arts practices - Major life events marked by ritual - The rituals…

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MECHA(NICAL) FANTASIES: Physical & Spiritual Transcendence Through Giant Robots

August 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Part of INTEGRATED CIRCUIT: Bodies and Technologies, a monthly lecture series by Zach Pearl, a 2015/16 Artscape Youngplace Teacher-In-Residence. In manga and anime, mecha are giant robot soldiers, typically piloted by humans for combat against evil or alien forces. While the concept initially sounds whimsical and childish, the psychology associated with mecha is highly intellectual, drawing on Jacques Lacan’s famous ‘mirror theory’ and the irreconcilability of the internal and external self. Through the imagery of giant humanoid robots we, as…

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September 2015

DON’T GAZE ME, BRO: (De)Gendered Space and Machine-Seeing in Surrealist Film

September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Part of INTEGRATED CIRCUIT: Bodies and Technologies, a monthly lecture series by Zach Pearl, a 2015/16 Artscape Youngplace Teacher-In-Residence. The theory of “the gaze” in film studies is one that argues the vantage point of the camera has long privileged a male audience, patriarchal value systems and consistently objectified women’s bodies. However, a deeper look at the history of Surrealist cinema uncovers an impulse to destabilize gender through androgyny, anthropomorphism and the melding of human and machine. What lessons can…

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Reality, Truth, & Conscious Light

September 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

At the presentation Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light you will be introduced to Avatar Adi Da's core teaching on the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering.

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Low Cost Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Sessions

September 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a BCST student. They will both contact you during the session and both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system. A session lasts approximately one hour which will include time for pre- and post-assessment. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions…

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Low Cost Biodynamic Craniosacral Sessions

September 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a BCST student. They will both contact you during the session and both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system. A session lasts approximately one hour which will include time for pre- and post-assessment. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions…

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Become a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

September 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Intro Talk - September 24th, 2015 2 Year Practitioner Training in Toronto starts February 17-21, 2016 The training offers a 50 day practitioner course, taught in 10 seminars over 2 years, for individuals wanting to become qualified biodynamic craniosacral therapists. The course is taught by international teachers who are leaders in the field. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit

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Low Cost Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Sessions

September 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a BCST student. They will both contact you during the session and both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system. A session lasts approximately one hour which will include time for pre- and post-assessment. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions…

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Low Cost Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Sessions

September 26, 2015 @ 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$40

You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a BCST student. They will both contact you during the session and both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system. A session lasts approximately one hour which will include time for pre- and post-assessment. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions…

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October 2015

Coworking & Wellness for Women – Weekly Meetup

October 27, 2015 @ 9:30 am to 11:30 am
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Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$8 – $12

Join a group of working women for a weekly coworking meetups that combine work and wellness. We know that women - and their businesses - thrive when they are consciously connected with their bodies, minds, emotions, and with an authentic and supportive community. Coworking promotes collaboration and creative engagement among independent workers. So many of us struggle with isolation, depression and lack of accountability when we work alone. It helps to get our of our heads and connect with other…

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November 2015

Coworking, Wellness & Mentorship – Weekly Meetup

November 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$8 – $12

Join a group of working women for weekly coworking meetups that combine work and wellness. Each week we will create an inspiring space where you can work (bring your laptop), set your goals and intentions with your coworking community and get the support you need with our weekly on site mentor! Plus, at the end of each session we have a movement class to release tension and stress. We know that women - and their businesses - thrive when they…

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Rumination

November 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm to November 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

It's never too late to ask yourself: Am I ready to change the life I am living? Am I ready to change within? Following the tenets of Wren Daravesh, at RumiNation™ you will: * Actualize, disrupt and source the power in you using the poetry of Rumi! * Wage a holy war against obstacles of your personal fulfillment! Devised by Vikki Anderson, Jesse Ash, Piotr Biernat, Naomi Skwarna and Andrew Shaver, RumiNation™ is a theatre event that engages the audience…

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January 2016

Coworking & Wellness Meetups for Women

January 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
PWYC

Join a group of working women for SHECOSYSTEM's regular coworking meetups that integrate work and holistic wellness. We meet every Tuesday morning (10am to 12pm) in collaboration with Women in Biz Network and every Thursday afternoon (1-3pm) to network, cowork, support each other through mentorship, and take time to promote our holistic health & wellbeing. We have our own private, light filled room with fast wifi and strong coffee. After a quick check-in, we get down to business – each woman focusing on her own projects, occasionally…

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Coworking & Wellness Meetups for Women

January 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
PWYC

Join a group of working women for SHECOSYSTEM's regular coworking meetups that integrate work and holistic wellness. We meet every Tuesday morning (10am to 12pm) in collaboration with Women in Biz Network and every Thursday afternoon (1-3pm) to network, cowork, support each other through mentorship, and take time to promote our holistic health & wellbeing. We have our own private, light filled room with fast wifi and strong coffee. After a quick check-in, we get down to business – each woman focusing on her own projects, occasionally…

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Coworking & Wellness Meetups for Women

January 26, 2016 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
PWYC

Join a group of working women for SHECOSYSTEM's regular coworking meetups that integrate work and holistic wellness. We meet every Tuesday morning (10am to 12pm) in collaboration with Women in Biz Network and every Thursday afternoon (1-3pm) to network, cowork, support each other through mentorship, and take time to promote our holistic health & wellbeing. We have our own private, light filled room with fast wifi and strong coffee. After a quick check-in, we get down to business – each woman focusing on her own projects, occasionally…

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Coworking & Wellness Meetups for Women

January 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
PWYC

Join a group of working women for SHECOSYSTEM's regular coworking meetups that integrate work and holistic wellness. We meet every Tuesday morning (10am to 12pm) in collaboration with Women in Biz Network and every Thursday afternoon (1-3pm) to network, cowork, support each other through mentorship, and take time to promote our holistic health & wellbeing. We have our own private, light filled room with fast wifi and strong coffee. After a quick check-in, we get down to business – each woman focusing on her own projects, occasionally…

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February 2016

Craniosacral Therapist Training Course

February 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Free Introductory Talk The training course offers a 50 day practitioner course, taught in 10 seminars over 20 months, for individuals wanting to become qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists. The course is taught by international teachers who are leaders in the field. Biodynamic craniosacral thearpy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.    

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Spring Cleaning Quilt Class

February 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$60

I have heard from quilters many times over that choosing fabric is the most difficult part of creating a quilt. It is the most important step and can make all the difference. But where to start? For this year’s Spring Cleaning class, we keep this in mind. I have chosen a simple square as a block (with variations on the design) making the construction ideal for first-time quilters and a breeze for more experienced ones. In keeping with the spring…

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March 2016

Naturally Speaking, It’s Endo

March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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$20

March is Endometriois Awareness Month and if you have questions about Endo, or are looking for natural ways to manage your Endo symptoms, then this is the workshop for you! We are hosting a fun and interactive event about natural options for Endometriosis. Join us for light snacks and an afternoon of engaging guest presenters who will share with you their best methods for managing Endo symptoms. We will also be having a make-up tutorial that’s sure to leave you…

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July 2017

Play Workshop For Adults. Finding Your Creative Flow

July 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20.00

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.

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August 2017

Finding Your Creative Flow. A Play Workshop for Adults

August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

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…

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June 2018

String of Pearls

June 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 16, 2018

Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$20

Directorial debut from Canadian actor Alison Brooks brings us the first Canadian theatrical performance of Michele Lowe’s award winning play, String of Pearls.

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July 2018

Ukulele Demonstration Class with James Hill

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am to August 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 2, 2018

Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Ukulele Classes for adults and youth with James Hill

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August 2018

Accessibility & You: Introduction to Accessibility and Employment

August 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2018 at 10:45 am

Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
Free

A free workshop on accessibility awareness advocacy.

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February 2019

Sweet Action Home Opener

February 19 @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Studio 106, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON Canada
$5

Sweet Action Theatre isn't ready yet. So in true clown-like fashion, let's open it up for the first show in many, many to come. 2-MAN NO-SHOW is in town, and there's nobody else we would want headlining! The Assembly's own Orson Whales is also going to perform. Martha St and Spencer Thompson and Geoffrey Cork and everyone at The Assembly blazed the trail for Sweet Action to get off the ground, so Orson Whales needs to be there. There are…

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