Workshops, Classes and Camps


WORKSHOP: Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur, with Rebecca Ballarin and guest producer TBA – Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? – Join us May 27 at 4pm in Toronto
WORKSHOP: Launching Your Career, with Rebecca Ballarin and guest actor TBA – Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting – Join us June 10 at 4pm in Toronto
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. 


“How To Impress Your Friends: Music 101” 

Come learn an easy four chords, and you`ll be ready to entertain for any event.
Our 45 minute workshop will be in a group setting with one guitar instructor, and will introduce beginners to a basic chord progression, along with some technique. Songs at the instructors choice will be learnt, as well as participants will be able to request any of their favourite songs to learn. A guitar will be provided to participants to play, however if you have your own guitar please bring it with you.
Ages 7-15 years old.
Clarkson Community Centre  –  2475 Truscott Dr., Mississauga (between Southdown Rd. and Winston Churchill Blvd.)
(When you get to reception area, ask for the ‘multi-purpose room’ it will be directly to your left from the reception desk.)
Friday May 22nd 2015 @ 4:30pm-5:15pm
Cost: $5.00/person
*Please RSVP anytime before May 20th to secure your spot at Please include the participants name, age, and if you will require a guitar or will be bringing your own. Visit us on the web


BEYOND THE ART TRAIL 7 WEEKS OF PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS FOR ARTISTSBack by popular demand, this Spring’s Artist Professional Practices workshop series takes on a new perspective as the AGM collaborates with Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) in a presenting a 7 week series of workshops entitled Beyond the Art Trail.
Beyond the Art Trail explores various exhibition and sale opportunities available to professional artists from artist run centres, public/private galleries, international art fairs and public art competitions. Learn about arts service organizations, understand your rights and legal responsibilities and examine ways to make the connections to expand your impact and increase your presence in your arts community.
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm running May 5 – 26 at Visual Arts Mississauga and June 2 – 16 at the AGM
$155 | VAM & AGM Members $140 | Registration | RSVP on Facebook
Visit our website for a detailed schedule of workshops.


LEAF Tree Tenders Volunteer Training

City of Mississauga Forestry Division is excited to partner with Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) on this program. The sessions will help residents to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them. The program includes 14 hours of both indoor and outdoor instruction with experts and a group tree planting. $50 (or $75 with course manual)
The program is scheduled to take place at the Log Cabin, Bradley Museum, 1620 Orr Rd, Mississauga, May 26th, 28th, 30th and finishing up on June 2nd.
For more details and to register click here or call 416-413-9244

Starting Off on the Right Foot: Tips for your Offer to Lease 

Presented by Pallett Valo LLP, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:30-9:00 am
To register and see more details visit their website.

Make art Work is proud to present the first ever Kreative Kids on-the-spot drawing competition for youngsters 5-13 years of age. June 27th, 2-6 pm at the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, Hazel McCallion Room, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, On L5A 3R8. Limited spots so register now! $15 until  May 15th, $20 after May 15th.  Contact Sudhir at 416-829-2278 or email her at

Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood Spring Workshops, Summer Camp, and Summer Courses

Don’t miss out on exciting Spring Workshops (ages 18+) coming up at Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood! Try out Wire Working (May 24th), Abstract Painting (May 27th – June 10th), Painting the Dynamic Summer Landscape (June 7), and Photo-Based Mixed Media (May 23rd – 24th).
For the budding artists in your home, there are still spaces 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!
But why should kids have all the fun? VAM’s Summer Courses for Adults and Teens are open for registration! These four week programs are a great chance 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.


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



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.

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

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.


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.

Photo-Based Mixed Media with Instructor: Kim Lee Kho

Saturday May 23 – Sunday May 24, 10 am – 4 pm, Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
Would you like to find ways to work with all the photographs you have and keep taking? This course is an introduction to some non-digital ways of working with digital photos and/or old-fashioned film prints.
You’ll be introduced to a variety of ways of working with photographs in mixed media artwork, both by working into the photographs themselves (drawing, painting, and a few removal methods) and by applying them – via collage or an image transfer process – to paintings/drawings/mixed media.
Dig out your camera and photos and bring a sense of adventure!
Suited to most levels, including advanced, but some previous art-making experience is required.

Wire Sculpture: Shaped and Transparent with Instructor: Jacqueline Crawley

Sunday May 24, 10 am – 4 pm at Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
In this hands-on one-day workshop students will construct an 18″ free standing bird-like sculpture from wire.
Explore design principles and learn techniques for manipulating and shaping the different materials.
Wire is included. Other materials and tools are required.

Painting the Dynamic Landscape with Instructor: Bonnie Steinberg

Sunday June 7, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
Explore the vibrant colour combinations, commonly found in the richness and abundance of our Ontario landscape.
Students will learn simple techniques for describing the distinctive features of this part of the world, and come away from this workshop with a painting depicting a range of colours that best describes a dynamic environment.



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