Drew Hildebrand Teen Benefit Fund Music and Arts Program


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.


Bridging the Gap

Our next exciting initiative from our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is “Bridging the Gap” – a day to share perspectives, knowledge and experiences while connecting, networking and collaborating.  Learn about the YAC and how to get involved in next year’s committee!  This event will take place on November 15th at the beautiful Annex Theatre in Toronto, generously donated by Theatre Ontario Board member George Randolph. The day will include speakers, an option of two workshops, a panel discussion, and a performance piece.

Join us at Theatre Ontario’s Bridging the Gap



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.




“Spreading The Christmas Spirit”… Bring a Bag of non-perishable goods and receive 1 free guitar lesson!

Call or Email now for details! 905-487-1425



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 Classes – 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

Back-to-School Lesson Special – From now through September, Sing Music Studio is offering a one time introductory lesson special for new students: 4 lessons for the price of 3! This special applies to lessons in singing, piano and guitar and is open to all students who are new to Sing Music Studio, including children, teens and adults. This special is a great way to sample lessons before committing to a full school year of lessons. Lessons are tailored to the individual’s needs including RCM examination prep, preparation for auditions high school RAP programs such as Cawthra, University and College entrance preparation, performance skills, basic musical skills, understanding theory and more. We also run 2 recitals per school year, offering opportunities to perform for all students regardless of age or ability. Visit our website at for more details. To book lessons, please contact Miss Mandi at (416)388-8787 or


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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