Workshops, Classes and Camps


VAM is offering new workshops:
Photography Workshop: Ethereal Landscape with Ella Morton
Experimental Drypoint: An Introduction to Drypoint Intaglio Printmaking with Agustin Rolando Rojas
Holiday Workshop: Creative Cards with Sharlena Wood
New Courses! Acrylic Confidence with Sharlena Wood: Part Two – Even Bolder Basics (starting Nov 10)

Launching Your Career. Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and Claire Armstrong. November 22 at 6:00pm in Toronto

Ask an Agent. What does an agent do, and why should you have one?, with Alicia Jeffery. November 28 at 6:30pm in Toronto

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Career Stream workshops

Register for artsVest Workshops. The program is returning for the first time in multiple Alberta communities and will continue in Toronto and Nova Scotia. artsVest will provide small and mid-sized organizations with free professional development via sponsorship workshops, mentorship, e-Learning and marketing support plus matching incentive grants. Arts organizations in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and province-wide in Nova Scotia are invited to attend workshops in your community. To register for our workshops and program information sessions follow the link.VAM is offering workshops and courses. It’s not too late to register for our exciting programs including: Photography Workshop: Ethereal Landscape with Ella Morton; Experimental Drypoint: An Introduction to Drypoint Intaglio Printmaking with Agustin Rolando Rojas; Holiday Workshop: Creative Cards with Sharlena Wood; New Courses! Acrylic Confidence with Sharlena Wood: Part One – The Bold Basics (starting Oct 6),Part Two – Even Bolder Basics (starting Nov 10)

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop: The Theoretical Pianist: Understanding Piano Literature from the New RCM Piano Syllabus Gr. 1-5. Clinician Joe Ringhofer. Oct 31, 2016 10am-1:30pm Registration 9:30am. Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississuaga. Contact Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non-members, $10 students.

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Career Stream workshops

Crowdfunding Workshop: Essential tips for artists and arts organizations, with Nancy Kenny. November 2 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Health and Safety for Independent and Community Theatres: Keep your team safe and your show running smoothly, with Janet Sellery. November 5 at 1:00pm in Toronto

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Creator Stream workshops

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Youth Theatre Training Program. We are now inviting applications for our October 17th deadline.

MAGIC MONDAYS: Find out what all the buzz is about! Magic Mondays, VAM’s popular ‘social art sampler’ will return with 32 weeks of art-making activity and fun this fall. Start your week with complementary coffee/tea and a delicious pastry followed by an art-making activity at VAM. Each week you will be inspired by trying a new art medium. You will meet new people and work with different instructors.*** Special bonus! Magic Monday participants are automatically entered into a monthly draw for a free $25 DeSerres gift card (while supplies last). Class cost $25 includes instruction, refreshment and all materials (valued at $40)! Sign up for 10 Magic Mondays get one FREE (coupon code MM10). MAGIC MONDAYS SELL OUT QUICKLY!  Please visit for exact dates and to pre-register online. Call 905 277 4313 for more details.

DRUM CIRCLE AND MUSIC WORKSHOPS – Available for your community group or event.  Contact Jim at Folklore Music and Arts.

The Rhythm Team: Connecting Music and Character: Drummer and composer Jay Boehmer has launched a new duo designed for Educational School Performances. Jay Boehmer and Charlie Cooley present a unique, dynamic and exciting presentation featuring two drumsets and other percussion instruments.
These veteran musicians will perform engaging drumset duets that incorporate and demonstrate the character traits Cooperation and Responsibility. Charlie and Jay will also facilitate a discussion that asks the questions “What is rhythm?” and “Where is rhythm?” The program includes audience participation with an emphasis on teamwork. Contact Jay for more information about booking a presentation at your school or event:

You can also check out recordings from the Small Budget Arts Organizations webinar series. 

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.


Beginning in September Sirius Theatrical Group is offering weekly courses in Acting Technique, Scene Study and Linklater Voice work. REGISTER !

Sirius Theatrical Group is offering youth drama classes starting this fall. Click to see courses offered. Click to register.

Fall IMPROV Classes for Children & Youth!

ACTING  COURSES at Sirius Theatrical Group

The Tap Dance Centre is open for fall registration – ages 3 and up! Under the Artistic Direction of Kim Chalovich, “What’s On? TAP!” dance company offers a unique presence in the dance community. TAP, TAP & more TAP! The performing company produces and tours professional tap dance shows, and also hosts an international tap dance festival each year. (E.C.T.C. – EASTERN CANADIAN TAP CONFERENCE – Oct 14-16) The company also offers workshops, lessons (beg to adv), and master classes; all with the specific mandate in mind: KEEPING THE ART FORM OF TAP DANCE – ALIVE!

Registration is now open for VAM’s new course line-up! Treat yourself or your loved one to high-quality visual arts courses offered to beginners, intermediate and advanced artists. Explore the exciting worlds of painting, drawing, photography and more! VAM’s courses are designed for children, teens and adults and are taught by professional artist instructors at VAM’s stunning centre. Don’t delay! Courses begin in October so register today.

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc is taking registrations for their 52nd Anniversary year 2016-2017 on September 1st from 4-8:30pm at 1650 Dundas Street East. Ste 205,  905-276-7471. Dance Classes Mississauga | Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatic, Hip Hop, Turns & Jumps, Conditioning & Special Needs children Dance Classes “We Teach the Love of Dance” Most welcoming studio in Mississauga | Dance Studios Mississauga and/or

Ladies Hatha Yoga: Led by instructor Niharika Tugnait, this yoga class is great for anyone interested in trying out yoga for the first time or seasoned yoga students. Ladies Only Hatha Yoga is moving to Monday evenings for this year at the Sampradaya Dance Centre, 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga. Monday Evenings – 8pm -9pm – starting Jan 11, 2016. Drop-in.  $15. Great class for beginners or the seasoned yogi.

BollyFuze Cardio Fitness Classes: This is a fun fitness class that blends Bollywood grooves traditional cardio moves.   For adults over 18 years of age. Led by instructor Aishwarya Menon. Sampradaya Dance Studio. Every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Drop-in. $15

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