Workshops, Classes and Camps


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.

Creative Expressions
With generous funding from the Brampton, Caledon Community Foundation, PAMA offers art workshops designed for children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. These relaxed workshops help foster creativity and personal self-expression, and are free!
Participants can enjoy six sessions that are each 1.5 hours in length

COURSES: Summer Theatre Intensive – Experience a week away from all distractions and immerse yourself in a unique theatrical learning experience. You will learn new skills in acting, directing, or playwriting, meet passionate theatre people, enrich your theatre capacity, and flex your creative muscle!  Join us August 9 to 15 in Waterloo
Register for Theatre Ontario’s Courses and Workshops
You can also check out recordings from the Small Budget Arts Organizations webinar series. 

Zan Barrage has added two more dates
Two more dates have been added to the one day plein air workshops: July 4 (oil) and July 15 (watercolours).

Zan Barrage offers plein air workshops
Have you ever wanted to paint outdoors in the open air, but didn’t know how to begin or wasn’t sure how to make your plein air artwork successful? Whether you are a beginner or a successful studio artist who wants to take your work outdoors, this is the workshop for you.
Join Zan Barrage, plein air artist and founder and past president of Ontario Plein Air Society as he help you demystify the art of painting outdoors in oil and watercolours.Most of the day will be spent applying what you have learned while you paint. One on one attention and guidance to all members of the class is the hallmark of the workshop. No matter what your painting experience is, you will gain confidence and develop skills that will help you on your way to become a successful plein air artist.
Locations TBD but they will be in easy access from the Peel, Halton area. We will car pool if needed.
Only 8 participants per workshop. This assures that everyone gets the time and attention to learn and have fun
For dates and more information click here

Zan Barrage announces and North Wind Adventures announces the plein air painting trip to Algoma, Aug 23-28/Sept 13-18
You can find all the details here:

Save the Date for Our Summer Theatre Intensive
We’re excited to announce the return of the Summer Theatre Intensive for 2015.  It will run August 9 to 15 in Waterloo.
Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive brings together theatre people from all over the province for a week-long rigorous educational experience.  For nearly forty years, our courses have earned praise from drama teachers, theatre schools, community and professional theatres, agents, and actors getting started in the business.
Learn more about last year’s Summer Theatre Intensive

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.

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.


VAM at Riverwood’s Summer Courses for Adults and Teens are open for registration! These four week programs are a great opportunity to try out something new before committing to a longer term course. Play with a new medium, test out a different technique, develop portfolio pieces, and take your art to another level. Treat yourself, your spouse, or your kids to art this summer! Register by calling 905-277-4313. More info at Follow us on Twitter @VisualArtsMiss.

Beginner Bellydancing
8 weeks for $39, on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Hello Dance (3485 Semenyk Court, Miss) starting the week of June 8, 2015.  If you are interested you can email  to register or check out the website: Passion For Bellydance – Home.

Contemporary Dance – Mississauga YMCA Teen Night: Every Saturday 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Dance Studio, 325 Burhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga YMCA.  FREE YMCA Teen Night Membership.  13-18 years of age, must bring photo ID.

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

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


Register today for art and museum-based programs inspired by PAMA’s exhibitions.  Ages 6 – 12.  Camps run from 9 am to 4:30 pm.  Register at
Happy Canada Day:  June 29 – July 3
Get ready to spend your week taking part in activities surrounding Canada’s birthday!  Creaet fun and colourful projects based on works from the Group of Seven to David Morrisseau.
Movie Magic:  July 6 -10
Get ready for a week of movies and art!  In this ‘action’ packed week, campers will create Claymation, flipbooks, dabble in animation and create storyboards to build their own films.
Celebrate the Pan Am Games:  July 13 – 17
Sports and art collide as we explore fun and games with a creative twist.  Flex your creative muscles and design sports games, art pieces and much more.  Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun and games with us during this week’s adventure.
A Week at the Museum:  July 20 – 24
Help bring PAMA to life in this exciting week of camp!  PAMA’s exhibits will set the scene for re-enacting stories.
Art on the Move:  July 27 -31
Jump in and hold on, this week is all about things that move!  From planes, trains and the Canadarm each day you will create an innovative piece inspired by Peel’s great history.
Think BIG, Think small:  August 4 – 7
Get ready to challenge yourself in this week of drop in actives.  Think BIG and join in the creation of a community art piece and explore the world of oversized art.  Then think small and create a mini take home version for yourself!

Girls Rock Camp Mississauga
July 20-24, at Rehearsal Factory Studios, ages 9-16
Learn an instrument, Form a Band, Write a Song, Perform a Concert!
Live showcase @ Streetsville Legion.
Register now at
Financial aid available!

For the budding artists in your home, spaces are left in VAM’s fantastic Kids’ Summer Art Camp. With great themes such as The Sky’s the Limit, Hawaiian Luau, and Amazing Masters of Art, this year’s Kid’s Summer Art Camp promises to be a blast! VAM’s team of highly qualified art instructors lead campers through an array of art projects, teaching them about pastels, acrylic paints, papier-mâché, clay, printmaking, mixed media and more.  Check out Visual Arts Mississauga on Facebook. To register call 905-277-4313.

The Living Arts Centre is a dynamic venue where children can explore the wonders of the visual and performing arts. Camp programs are designed to provide fun, encouraging, creative and safe experience for children ages 6 – 17. Programs are taught by artist-educators in professional studios.
Camp programs are full days, Monday to Friday, for one or two weeks. See individual program. Evening extended care is offered subject to availability.  We also offer a 5 day set menu meal plan.  Please visit our website for more details.
Please note that there will be no programs on July 1st and August 3rd, 2015.
Art Fun-damentals
Duration: One week; Ages: 11-14
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
This popular program for aspiring artists explores a variety of techniques and artistic media while discovering the artists and movements that have shaped our artistic landscape. Create self-portraits, paint landscapes, sculpt, and much more. NEW PROJECTS EVERY YEAR! For more info:
All About Art!
Duration: One week; Ages: 6-7
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
This fun-filled art program for young artists introduces them to the amazing possibilities of painting, drawing, sculpting, interspersed with stories, games and lots more fun! New themes for 2015: All Sorts of Sports, a week long exploration of the artistic side of athletics; Jungle Fever, join us on the search for amazing creatures from the Amazon; and Whimsical Worlds, an art-filled adventure of magical lands! For more info:
Art Adventures
Duration: One week; Ages: 8-10
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
This dynamic program provides an exciting introduction to a wide variety of art techniques and materials. Painting, drawing, sculpture, and/or printmaking will be explored. NEW PROJECTS EVERY YEAR! For more info:
Bravo Broadway – 3 Groups
Duration: Two weeks
Cost: $435.00 – $450.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Ages: 8-10, 11-14, 15-17
This popular musical theatre camp offers young performers the chance to sing, dance and perform on stage in preparation for an exciting final show in one of our professional theatres! Some dance, singing and/or acting experience is an asset, but not necessary. Beginners are welcome! For more info:
Creative Couture- 2 Groups
Duration: One week
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Ages: 8-10, 11-14
Do you have a passion for fashion? A creative flare? This program is the perfect way for campers to express themselves by designing their own fashion accessories, textile art and other unique projects in our professional Textile and Fibre Arts Studio. For more info:
Leaders through the Arts
Duration: One week; Ages: 14-16
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Youth will engage in specialized workshops which will foster confidence, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Using the visual and performing arts for self-expression and discovery, participants will gain valuable leadership skills. For more info:
Photo Frenzy
Duration: One week; Ages: 9-13
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Prerequisites: Basic digital camera is required.
Discover the amazing world of digital photography! Campers will learn the fundamentals of composition and lighting, and experiment with new techniques while developing new skills and refining existing ones.  For more information:
Movie Makers
Duration: Two weeks; Ages: 11-14
Cost: $435.00 – $450.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Budding directors, screenwriters, and cinematographers will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking, including script development, storyboards, lighting and sound while creating a short film. Film premieres for family and friends will be held in our film theatre on the last day of the program. For more info:
Design It!
Duration: One week; Ages: 9-13
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Explore how master designers create amazing 2D and 3D objects. Campers will use a range of techniques including drawing and illustration, printmaking, and model building to explore the fundamentals of everyday design. For more information:
StageWorks – 2 Groups
Duration: One week
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Ages: 8-10, 11-14
Campers will learn the fundamentals of theatre and explore drama through traditional theatre games, improv, and character development. Campers will gain confidence and new skills which will be showcased in a performance on the final day. For more information:
Duration: One week; Ages: 8-10
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Prerequisites: Basic Digital Camera is required.
Discover the amazing world of digital photography with new projects every year! Campers will learn the fundamentals of composition and lighting, and experiment with new techniques while developing new skills and refining existing ones. For more information:
Once Upon A Stage
Duration: One Week; Ages: 6-7
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Drama, music and the visual arts come together! Campers work together to bring stories to life as they explore basic acting skills through drama games and creativity through movement and crafts. Developing skills that will enhance their self-confidence, imagination, and concentration, campers take their first steps toward the stage and prepare a showcase for family and friends at the end of the week. More info:
Clay Crazy
Duration: One week; Ages: 8-10
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Campers will explore a variety of projects and techniques in the Ceramics Studio. Children will learn handbuilding skills and will have a chance to try their hand on the wheel. Clay pieces will be kiln fired, and will be ready for pick up within three weeks of the end of the program. For more info:
Clay Works
Duration: One week; Ages: 11-14
Cost: $210.00 – $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Explore the fundamentals of creating with clay, using coil, pinch-pot, slab and other sculpting techniques to create a variety of functional and decorative objects. Campers will learn hand building techniques and will also have a chance to try their hand on the wheel. Clay pieces will be kiln fired, and will be ready for pick up within three weeks of the end of the program. For more info:
Duration: One week; Ages: 8-10
Cost: $225.00 (HST included, service fees extra)
Learn the secrets behind your favourite cartoon shows and comics! Campers will learn the fundamentals of character development, illustration and storyboarding while exploring traditional 2D and 3D animation techniques. For more info: