Workshops, Classes and Camps


MAKER CONFERENCE: Do you have your ticket for the Maker Conference. A conference geared specifically for Makers to help you grow your business.  Topics include Sales, Social Media, Wholesaling and Selling at Shows. Early Bird Price $59.99 (25% off). Hurry Early Bird ends Jan. 20thLearn More. TICKETS include full access to the Workshops, Breakfast, Hot Lunch, Coffee/Snacks and a swag bag.

Painting the Dynamic Landscape – Watercolour with Bonnie Steinberg: Learn simple techniques for describing the dramatic contrasts of the changing landscapes of Ontario. Subject matter will include a street scene, or a cityscape, complete with landscape elements, architectural elements and other details. Canada and beyond, will provide our inspiration. The figure may also be explored so that its incorporation will complete a visual story. You will learn to paint great greens, deep violets and other wonderful hues. Atmospheric perspective through colour, and linear perspective will be explored. You will marvel at the result…luminous and passionate paintings! Prior experience in watercolour required. Please call 905-277-4313 or email Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. $115.00 + HST

Expressive Mixed Media Portraits with Stephanie Schirm: Creating portraits with acrylic paint and collage techniques, while reviewing the basics of portrait development; elements and principals of design. Learning how to create a masterpiece from a photograph. Students will explore different drawing and painting techniques, as well as incorporating papers and other materials to their paintings. While building mass, form, proportion, and value. Drawing experience required. Please call 905-277-4313 or email Saturday, February 11, 2017   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. $115.00 + HST

 Sensational Acrylics – Landscapes with Sharlena Wood: Dip into the sparkle and shine of modern acrylics with bold and vibrant colours. Learn how to glaze and layer colours for luscious results, with accent colours to create the most amazing opulent landscape! Filled with magic, this class will revitalize your enthusiasm and inspire new possibilities in the exploration of visionary colour and modern expressionism in your work. From beginner to advanced, all levels of creators are welcome and are guaranteed to learn something new. Materials included. Please call 905-277-4313 or email Saturday, February 25, 2017. $135.00 + HST

Mixed Media Drawing and Paintings: This class will introduce the potential of using both acrylic paint and drawing media together, and the freedom and expressive qualities that the combination offers. An overview of the process will provide an understanding of this specific technique and the steps, to then applying it to create a funky, colourful owl. This is a great technique for many styles, from realists to expressionists, and will surely inspire an interest in exploring the boundaries of these two established disciplines in the modern expression. Materials included. Please call 905-277-4313 or email Sunday, February 26, 2017. $135.00 + HST

WINTER COMMUNITY COURSES/WORKSHOPS at the Living Arts Centre begin during the week of Jan 14th! Register early, as space is limited! All courses are taught by practicing artist-educators in our professional studios. Start a new hobby and fulfill your goals to make art in this New Year! It’s not too late to sign up for some of our variety of visual and performing arts courses & workshops for children and adults! Click here to take a look at what is still open for registration.

Launching Your Career: Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and Caitlin Driscoll. January 30 at 3pm in Toronto

Taxes for Theatre Artists: Answers to questions related to filing your tax return, with Sam Marinucci. February 22 at 3pm in Toronto

Getting Cast Auditioning Masterclass Weekend Intensive: Are auditions making you feel overwhelmed, underprepared, or simply in need of further training? Join us for this weekend intensive with Anna Migliarisi. February 25 and 26 in Toronto

Learn more about upcoming Career Stream Workshops at Theatre Ontario

Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter: Learn the skills necessary to be a successful and sought after reviewer, critic, blogger and writer of theatre, with Lynn Slotkin. January 18 at 3pm in Toronto

Bring Your Show to Schools Webinar: Does your ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ show need an audience? Learn where you start, with Patty Jarvis. February 8 at 3pm via live webinar

Grant Writing Information Webinar: Preparing an Ontario Arts Council application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley, Theatre Officer. February 14 via pre-recorded webinar

Dramaturgy for Everyone: De-mystify dramaturgy and do it yourself, with Matt McGeachy. February 15 at 3pm in Toronto

Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing: Answers to questions about producing a show or starting a theatre company, with Rachel Kennedy and Ben Blais. February 27 at 3pm in Toronto

Learn more about upcoming Creator Stream Workshops at Theatre Ontario

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.

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.

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.


Hurry-hurry! VAM classes are filling up! Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your creativity with our programs for adults, teens and kids. Choose from acrylics, watercolour, drawing, photography, clay sculpture and so much more! Register Here

Looking to improve your drawing skills? Join us for Life Drawing with a live model at our Winter Open Studio. These sessions run on Thursday nights at 7 pm. Join us at our first session Thursday Jan 12. Register Here

App Design Level 2: Continue using the skills you learned in App Design Level 1 to program a wider variety of apps. Use free open-source software to design, program, create and play. REGISTER NOW

Adult Ballet Barre Stretch and Strength: A workout for the whole body! Use ballet barre exercises and technique to strengthen and improve flexibility. Specially designed exercises taught by qualified ballet instructor. Previous dance experience not required. REGISTER NOW

Drawing and Painting: Learn basic painting techniques with watercolours, tempera and acrylics. Each week you will create a new artwork while learning about colour, form, space and texture. Classes for adults and children. REGISTER NOW

Adult Jazz: Bend, stretch, move! Various combinations and short dance routines in the style of Jazz will be taught to the latest top 40 hits. Previous dance experience not required. REGISTER NOW

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