Workshops, Classes and Camps


WonderFest is proud to present another Panel & Play Series on Sunday, July 24th at The Painted Lady in Toronto! What is Panel & Play?  The first part of the event consists of a group of experts in a specific field who chat with the audience about their experiences. Our first P&P topic was DIY projects in the arts.  This time around, the topic is grants.  If you are interested in learning more about grants, we hope to see you on Sunday, July 24th at 5pm – 8pm!  Following the fun panel discussion, there will be performances made up of comedy, spoken word, and music.  If you’re interested in performing at future events with us, be sure to send us an email with your information and samples of your incredible work!

Comic & Zine Workshop. In this workshop, Claudio Ghirardo, artist and creator of the webcomic “UNtitled”, will guide attendees on how to use comics as an art-form for self-expression. Independent/alternative comics is one of the fastest growing forms of art being used today to explore and create dialogue around such contemporary issues as introspection of different cultures, social justice, real-life situations, and many more. CGhirardo will give an introduction on what comics/graphic novels have been published so far, then he will give step-by-step instructions on how to create your own comic/zine: he will cover such topics as characters design and creation, how to tell a story using images. how create dialogue, and more. The attendees will create their own three page comic and once that is done, CGhirardo will also give explanations on how to publish your own zine/comic, information on copyright and business, and how to promote your comic. CGhirardo truly believes that comics are an art-form and that they can be used to give a “voice” to issues that affect us all!” No previous training in drawing or writing is necessary. Cost is $15.00 per person, 15% of the money will be donated to Studio.89 to further community programming. September 17th, 1-4 pm at Studio.89.

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

THE ARTISTS GARDEN. Do you love painting? Do you love gardening? This workshop running July 11 to 14 cross pollinates these worlds to develop your “green thumb” in more ways than one. If you’ve always wanted to paint your garden, or a friend or relative’s garden, now you can. Plant yourself in this workshop and learn how to “grow” your painting skill doing plant sketches and develop a custom colour palette of your garden. You will need to bring suitable reference material of your subject and get instruction how to make your garden painting flourish! Visit to register today!

VAM wants you to get in the action! Ignite your creativity this summer! Enroll in our popular summer workshops which are designed for adults looking for shorter, more in-depth courses to learn a new technique or approach to making art. Register today! Into to Oil Painting – July 18-21Wire Sculpture – July 27 & 28

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Career Stream workshops

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Creator Stream workshops

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Creator Stream Workshops

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.



VAM SUMMER COURSES FOR TEENS. Does your teen love to draw and paint? Enroll them in VAM’s Summer Courses presented exclusively for Teens! The following August courses are now open for registration: Teen Summer Painting- Entering Grades 8 – 10Teen Summer Painting- Entering Grade 11 or Higher

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc is taking registrations for their 52nd Anniversary year 2016-2017 on August 22nd – 25th, August 29th – 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

Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc. Summer Intensive August 30th, 31st and September 1st.  Evening classes 6-9 pm three nights inclusive.  Two age groups

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



KIDS’ SUMMER ART CAMP AT VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA.  Summer fun, friends, fresh air and Fantastic art projects! Registration is now open for Kids’ Summer Art Camp 2016  REGISTER HERE Each summer our campers make new friends, exercise their imaginations and enjoy time outdoors surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Riverwood. Each week is designed to offer a fun and unique array of arts and crafts to appeal to each age group! Please visit to register today!