Bring Art to Your Workplace Workshop!

There is funding available for workplaces, not-for-profits, and other community organizations and others to bring an artist to their space!

Want to learn more? Attend MAC’S free workshop!

Artists and local businesses are invited to learn more about the Artists in the Community/Workplace grant. The grant will allow them to work together to create a piece specific to the space it’s in, and unique to the relationship that created it.

This workshop will be an opportunity for artists to learn about the grant, businesses to see if they qualify for the program. And both parties will be available to meet, share business cards and start a partnership.

February 6, 2014,    6:30 p.m.

Mississauga Valley Community Centre, Room 1

1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd, Mississauga, ON

Call 905-615-4278 to register



Back by popular demand! Take your career to the next level with this workshop series at the AGM.

This series of workshops will teach artists necessary skills to run a successful career, including grant writing, maintaining organized tax records, knowing the rights of artists under the law, and using digital and online channels to promote your work, among others.

Tuesdays beginning February 3, 7 pm | Information and Schedule

$100 for 6 sessions, including a trip to The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair | Register on Eventbrite


Art Crit, Sunday, February 15, 12 – 5 pm | Pre-registration Deadline: January 30 | FREE | Information

Are you an artist looking for constructive feedback on your work from peers and arts professionals? Sign up to take part in the AGM’s first ever crit event!


ArtsBuild Ontario would like to invite you to attend LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT on FEBRUARY 24 and 25 2015 at the Children’s Peace Theatre.

LEARN IT | BUILD IT| MANAGE IT is the first province-wide workshop series addressing capacity building around developing, maintaining and funding sustainable facilities for nonprofit arts, culture, heritage, faith and community organizations – including theatres, performing arts and community centres, museums, galleries, libraries and places of worship.

ArtsBuild created LEARN IT | BUILD IT| MANAGE IT to help accelerate professional development on the complex and often overwhelming issues associated with creating, renewing and sustaining facilities.  We are involving many segments of the community because shared use of built spaces is increasingly important.  Though we have differing backgrounds, we all have similar learning needs and have much to gain from extended discussion and cross-sectoral exchange around facilities.

The cost is $130 per person, which provides you with access to both days of the workshop and catering. There are limited spots available so register ASAP –

This workshop series is created by ArtsBuild Ontario and supported by the Government of Ontario, TD Bank and Toronto Hydro.



 WEBINAR: Launching Your Career, with Erin Keating and guest actor TBA Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting. Join us February 2 at 2pm (free for Theatre Ontario members, not including a materials fee)

WEBINAR: Grant Writing Information Session for Theatre Individuals and Groups, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council) Tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the OAC. Join us February 2 at 5pm (free)

WEBINAR: Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur, with Erin Keating and guest producer Scott Dermody Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? Join us February 9 at 2pm (free for Theatre Ontario members, not including a materials fee)

WORKSHOP: Business Basics: Planning for Artists, with Diane Davy (Work In Culture) Planning your work and working your plan. Join us February 11 at 4pm in Toronto

WORKSHOP: Ask an Agent! Everything you’ve always wanted to know…, with Alicia Jeffery Join us February 21 at 2pm in Toronto

WORKSHOP: Taxes for Artists, with Sam Marinucci, Chartered Accountant Have questions related to filing your tax return? Join us February 24 at 4pm in Toronto

WORKSHOP: Building Your Brand as an Artist, with Edward Power – Join us February 21 at 2pm in Toronto


Watercolor Workshop with Fabio Cembranelli

July 22-25, 2015

Enhance your floral and landscape paintings with Fabio’s internationally known techniques. Reserve your spot today. The objective of the workshop is to show the wide range and flexibility of watercolor medium and to guide all participants in developing loose and spontaneous techniques, enhancing their own personal intuitive approach. The focus is on how to control watercolor timing and the best way to connect shapes of similar value in order to paint loose and vibrant watercolors, taking advantage of the flow of the medium. Fabio Cembranelli, a renowned Brazilian artist, started painting at university, where he studied architecture. After graduating, he took drawing, sculpture and photography courses in his home town of São Paolo, and continued his studies in Europe and US during the 90s. He still lives and works in São Paulo. His paintings feature in exhibitions and collections worldwide.

Drew Hildebrand Teen Benefit Fund Music and Arts Program “POSITIVE WORD” LEGAL GRAFFITI WORKSHOPS 4 – 2 hour workshops, 15 students per group. DHTBF “It takes Courage to Change” Sketch Book provided and materials. Student journaling encouraged, exploring the “Courage to Change” Keepsake “Positive Word” Canvas or Wall Mural are created in Class 4 with spray paints and kept with the school/organization. Positive relationships are formed with Kedre and students as they explore a new art form. Student fee $25.00 a student, additional fees may apply. Workshops are booked ongoing.

Drew Hildebrand Teen Benefit Fund “LEARN TO PLAY THE GUITAR” WORKSHOPS In class and after school programs.  Instruction by Eric Richardson 6 – 1.5 hour lessons, 8 students per group taught on Acoustic Guitar Guitar Lesson book and “It Takes Courage to Change” notebook provided Students will perform a song by Class 6 Student Journaling encouraged, exploring the “Courage to Change” Positive relationships are formed with Eric and students as they explore a new direction in learning. Student Fee of $25.00, instrument rental cost to be applied Workshops are booked ongoing.

CURATOR 30 MINUTE FRIDAYS Curator 30 Minute Fridays occur once every three months. The goal is to build a series of social networks and support mechanisms with the local community. The sessions deploy a conversational format for artists, writers and other cultural producers to meet and discuss their work, proposals, or grant writing feedback within a 30 minute session. The AGM strives to become a nexus for the community of Mississauga, utilize the new Resource Room as a backdrop of knowledge. By appointment only. Due to limited space and strong interest in these appointments, applications will be pre-selected. For application requirements, please click here.

December 18, and then Monthly – Create Youth Arts Drop-in – Mississauga Arts Council in Collaboration with the Four Corners Health Centre: Mississauga Arts Council and Four Corners Health Centre Malton have come together to provide a monthly youth Arts Drop-in for youth living in Malton. The idea is to engage the youth in artistic endeavours and provide them knowledge and understanding of various arts programs going around the city.Another objective of the collaboration is to discover and connect with artists living in the Malton region and bring them to the fore-front of the Arts Scene in Mississauga.Time – 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM. Youth Workshop – 8 years to 15 years. Venue- Four Corners Health Centre 3233 Brandon Gate Drive, Mississauga ON L4T 3V8. Monthly Dates:  December 18, 2014, January 15, 2015, Feb 19, 2015, March 19, 2015, April 16, 2015, May 14, 2015,June 18, 2015

Readers to Writers Network: Are you an aspiring writer or a reader interested in assisting new writers? The Mississauga Central Library’s Readers to Writers Network is here to help! Reader feedback is through a feedback template and both reader and writer remain anonymous to each other. Drafts may be up to two pages in length and include either fiction or non-fiction. Writers receive a Writers’ Package and may drop off their draft at the Central Library, Readers’ Den Department or forward it to Readers’ Den through their local library branch. To receive either a Writers’ or Readers’ Package or for more information, visit or call the Readers’ Den Department at 905-615-3200, ext. 3544.

Monday Evenings – Music for the Non-Musician: A fun, hands-on workshop for non-musicans. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and ability to have fun with the piano, guitar, banjo, ukulele, xylophone, hand drum and many more musical instruments. Discover many simple techniques for playing musical instruments. The techniques are extremely easy and provide instant musical gratification. This popular workshop is fun for all ages and abilities and has been presented at education forums across Canada. Limited spaces available. Jim Arnold is a musician, author and a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. Fee is $30. Reserve your space at 905 819-4789 or email You can also have this workshop at your location for a group of five or more people.

Every Saturday and Sunday – Drop-In Family Activities:Visit PAMA for fun family activities inspired by our exhibitions. Each week families can make and take home easy projects for all ages. 1-5pm, free with admission. See the website for more info. 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton.


Move and Make Believe The perfect class for your active and creative youngsters! This drop-off class has it all; drama movement games, singing, music and the chance to make something special to take home! New projects and themes every session. Age: 4-5    Day: Saturday    Start/End: 17 Jan-7 Mar      Time: 11 am-12:15 pm Cost: $110    Code: 2CMMOMA More info:

Fun with Clay Have fun with clay! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to create ceramic art using coil, pinch pot, slab and other sculpting techniques. Learn how to glaze your work to create beautiful, finished pieces. Make different projects every session and build your collection! Age: 5-7    Day: Saturday     Start/End: 17 Jan-7 Mar     Time: 9:30 am- 11am Cost: $120    Code: 2CMFUNC More info:

Shoot & Create: Digital Photography Have fun with your digital camera and develop your own style as a photographer! Through weekly hands-on photo shoots, group participation and one-on-one attention, you’ll learn all about composition, camera functions and how to take better photographs. By the end of the course, each student will assemble a portfolio of 4 x 6 prints. Please bring a point-and-shoot digital camera to class. Age: 9-12    Day: Saturday      Start/End: 17 Jan-7 Mar    Time: 3 pm -4:30 pm Cost: $125    Code: 2CMSHOO More info:

In Style Studio Attention young fashionistas and decorators! Learn how to create a variety of fun and stylish accessories with fabrics, felts, beads and more! From unique tote bags to funky neckwear, this hands-on course will introduce you to the basics of using a sewing machine, fashion patterns and hand designing textile art. New projects every session. Age: 9-12    Day: Saturday   Start/End: 17 Jan- 7 Mar Time: 9:30 am-11 am Cost: $130    Code: 2CMSTYL More info:

Modern & Lyrical Dance Express yourself while experiencing the intense, theatrical style of Modern and Lyrical dance! Learn fundamental movement skills, phrases and musicality while improving your flexibility and coordination. No previous experience necessary. Age: 16+    Day: Sunday     Start/End: 18 Jan- 29 Mar     Time: 12-1:30pm Cost: $138    Code: 2AMMODE More info:

Fine Art Studio Create with a variety of materials such as pen and ink, pastels, charcoal, acrylic paint and more. This class will allow you to express yourself while learning diverse visual art techniques. New projects every session. Age: 13-17  Day: Saturday    Start/End: 17 Jan-7 Mar     Time: 2:45-4:45pm Cost: $145    Code: 2AMFINE More info:

Registration for Winter term is now open at VAM! Classes begin January 15 2014 Registration for VAM’s Winter session is now open! With classes in a wide variety of media for Adults, Teens and Children, there’s something for everyone at VAM! Visit to view program details and register online, or call the office at 905-277-4313. Remember; register early as classes fill up quickly! Contact: or call 905-277-4313 Twitter: @visualartsmiss facebook: Visual Arts Mississauga

Painting beautiful landscapes, floral and more… In 2 hours create a painting using acrylic, step-by-step on 12-16 on stretched canvas, painting with guided instructions by Nisreen! Supplies will be provided. Enjoy… and gain artistic skills… go home with your Masterpiece ready to hang!! Classes for all ages held Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Private and group lessons. Choose your own projects and media as well as schedule. For more information call 905-990-6633, 647-241-1141. 303 Lakeshore Rd. East, Mississauga, ON L5G 1H3 – free parking across the street.

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents BollyFuze Cardio ClassesJanuary Promo – Drop in to a scheduled class in January and try out your first class for free! New Adult Fitness Class: Wednesday evenings @ 7:30pm at Sampradaya Dance Centre – 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga. This fitness class is a Bollywood dance based workout designed to get you up and moving! This 1 hour class blends together elements of Indian Classical, Modern Bollywood & Folk dance with main stream fitness techniques to give you a full body workout. BollyFuze is designed for all levels, ages & abilities so get ready to enjoy the energetic beats of Bollywood while getting fit & having fun! BollyFuze Cardio amps up the dance routines & integrates the interval system by taking your heart rate up & bringing it back to a steady pace to keep you in the fat burning zone.  $15 per class. To register your spot, please call the Sampradaya office at 905-607-8434

Accepting students for students who wish instruction for flute, sax, piano. Those interested contact Albino Galloro at (905) 813-9849.

danceShala, the Academy for Indian Dance and Music, is accepting registration for the following classes from September onwards: Bollywood Dance, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Bhangra, Indian Classical Singing, Bollywood Karaoke Singing, Carnatic Violin, Tabla, Harmonium, and Bollywood Guitar. For details, please check our website – 416 457 3528


Art of Yoga – One Wednesday Night A Month – Art Gallery of Mississauga: Unwind and contemplate the body, inspired and surrounded by art. Join Salimah Kassim-Lakha of YogaVision one Wednesday a month. Each Kundalini meditation is designed to complement and provoke based on gallery exhibits. Classes are appropriate for all practice levels. Please bring a mat and water bottle. Admission is pay-what-you-can and by donation. No one will be turned away. If you require special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact the Gallery and we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. Register at



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