Workshops, Classes and Camps


The Music Business has Changed…Have You??

The Music Quadrant is Back.

This is an academic approach to artist development.

Only 20 exclusive seats available!

Next session begins March 6th, 2015

Don’t Miss out!

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Artist-Educator Foundations Course

Are you an artist working or interested in working in schools
or community settings?
Would you like to enhance your arts education skills?

The Royal Conservatory, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), is pleased to offer the Artist-Educator Foundations Course for artists who would like to learn more about arts education. This 30-hour course offers artists a window into working in schools and/or in community settings. The course is created by artists for artists and all material is taught using a multidisciplinary and highly interactive approach involving creative play and activity-based exploration.

Fees and registration:

  • All artists must complete an application form and pay a $60 fee. Applications will be screened on a first-come first serve basis.
  • Please note that individuals who have participated in other OAC, Royal Conservatory, or Learning Through the Arts Artist-Educator training programs are not eligible to apply.
For questions about the
Artist-Educator Foundations Course:
416-408-2825 or 1-888-408-2825To learn more about Artist-Educator courses offered at The Royal Conservatory, please visit this page.
For questions related to
the Ontario Arts Council:

416-961-1660 or 1-800-387-0058


Ignite 4 Youth – One Day Conference:

Young Lives Restored; Bridging the Gap To Resilience & Change

Raising awareness of the root cause impacting at-risk children and youth.

Engaging families and communities in making a difference.

Join us for the one-day conference on Monday, April 20, 2015

Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

To register and to learn more about the event please visit our website:


Artist as Entrepreneur: The Boot Camp

Theatre Ontario is excited to announce that we are partnering with STAF to deliver our next Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp on Saturday, March 28 from 10am to 5pm in Toronto.

The Boot Camp consists of four workshops in a one-day session.  This Boot Camp will feature two new workshops from the talented STAF staff:

  • Michael Wheeler will present “Leveraging Your Online Presence as a Theatre Artist”
  • Adriano Sobretodo Jr. will present “Getting a Grip on Grant Writing”They will be paired with Seb FoxAllen’s “Promoting Theatre on Social Media” and Pat Bradley’s “Grant Application Mock Jury” for an intensive day of producer training.Find out more about Theatre Ontario and STAF’s Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp




The AGM presents a series of 6 workshops, open to emerging visual artists, which introduces valuable tactics seldom offered to artists in ways that are relevant to their practice. Presentations by established mid-career artists, as well as emerging artist conversations will generate an open dialogue and foster an environment of exchange. All workshops are taught by recognized professional in the field

List of instructors to be announced. Visit the AGM website for further updates.


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.


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

WEBINAR: Targeting Audiences – Now that you are talking…, with Ronnie Brown – Join us February 25 at 1pm (free for Theatre Ontario members)

WEBINAR: Launching Your Career, with Erin Keating and guest actor Daniel Roberts – Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting – Join us March 4 at 2pm (free for Theatre Ontario members, not including a materials fee)

WEBINAR: Grant Writing Information Session, with Pat Bradley – Looking for tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the Ontario Arts Council – Join us March 9 at 6pm (free)

WORKSHOP: Social Media as a Professional Tool, with Seb FoxAllen – Can your social media presence get you work?  Join us March 16 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 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


March Break Art Camp  –  Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood

March 16th – 20th 2015

Registration is now open for VAM’s March Break Art Camp! Available to children aged 6-13, this highly anticipated camp is a full week of themed artistic exploration surrounded by the natural beauty of Riverwood. Children will work with our talented instructors in a variety of media, learning about art history, colour, and composition through paint, clay, collage, and more. Space is limited, so register now to avoid disappointment!

Contact: or call 905-277-4313


Time for MARCH BREAK Music and Theatre Camp!!

We are very excited to offer our spectacular camp during this March Break (March 16-20) at the fantastic Maja Prentice Theatre (attached to the Burnhamthorpe Library).  It’s a recently renovated facility with a 200-seat theatre and several rooms which will provide the perfect place for our camp activities.

What happens at Theatre Atoms March Break camp?  The curriculum has been carefully designed and revised over the past 10 years by our Artistic Director, Denise Oucharek.  (See “Theatre Atoms Staff” for information about these talented people!) Every day at camp is a little bit different.  There are lots of activities that focus on drama, music, and movement.  The activities are fun games for the campers and through the fun, they are learning the basic principles of drama, music, and performance.

Parents often tell us that their children’s self-esteem and self-confidence have greatly increased after taking the camp.  One of the amazing advantages of our camp is that our instructors, Matthew Yipchuck and Anthony Bastianon are professional artists with degrees in theatre, music, education and film studies.  So, there is an incredible combination of love for the arts and a desire to help children grow as artists while always focusing on their overall development.

The camp will run from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.  There are additional supervision hours from 8-9am and 4-5pm (for $15 per hour).  Campers bring a packed lunch and a binder and all other materials are supplied by Theatre Atoms.

The fee is only  $185.00 for the full one-week session.  You must first be a paid member of Theatre Atoms in order to register for camp.

For more information, contact Anthony at: