Workshops, Classes and Camps


How to Manage Your Music Career:

Join us for a Career Development Workshop hosted by Artist Manager, Mark Watson.
Worshop fee $10/ Free to MAC Memebers.
Held on March 30, 2015 at 6 pm in the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library Meeting Room.
To register, call 905-615-4446 or email

Drop In Resume Critiques Friday March 27th 2015  10am-12:00pm

Not getting responses from job ads? Ensure that your resume is effectively marketing you to employers.
Drop in for a one-on-one critique with one of our Employment Advisor every Friday morning in March for FREE!
The Centre for Skills Development and Training, 2225 Erin Mills Unit 1200, Mississauga. Ontario
Please call Jeanette/Hema at (905) 855-6933 ext 101 to reserve your spot!


Unpaid Internships and Managing an Aging Workforce Seminar:

For: HR Managers and Advisors/Consultants  – Corporate Lawyers advising small to medium-sized enterprises.
Wed. April 1, 2015, 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast at 7:30 am  – Presentations begin at 8:00 am
Pallett Valo LLP. 77 City Centre Dr. West Tower, Suite 300, Mississauga, On L5B 1M5
Registration: $50 + HST – includes breakfast, parking and seminar materials.  Registration is required as space is limited.
Unpaid Internships:  The potential benefits and the legal risks.
Managing an Aging Workforce in the “No Mandatory Retirement” Era
Best practices for dealing with employment issues at both ends of the career spectrum
Speakers:  Jeffrey Percival and Andy Balaura
Register at:


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


Free Writing Workshops for MY LAKESHORE – MY HOME!

If you missed the First Workshop:   Sunday, March 15.  Don’t miss the rest
Do you enjoy writing? Are you interested in learning how to write short play scripts? Monologues? Song lyrics, poetry or other material that could be animated and performed during MY LAKESHORE – MY HOME, our new performance festival in the Lakeshore?  Would you like YOUR story and experience about life in the Lakeshore or Etobicoke to be seen and heard?
We’re offering a series of 5 FREE writing workshops to help you discover how to ‘tell’ your story, at the New Toronto Library   –  110 Eleventh St.TO M8V 3G5 416-394-5350
Four Sundays remain:  Mar. 29,  Apr. 12, & 19,  May 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm
FACILITATORS:  Heather Dick  (“Forgotten Voices“) – Mar.  29, Apr. 12 & May 3 & playwright Emil Sher (“Hannah’s Suitcase”) – April 19
These writing workshops are open to all residents of Etobicoke from age 12 and up with all levels of experience. You will progress at your own pace and have opportunities to explore thecraftofwritingforperformance  

For Information and To Register email:


Ignite 4 Youth – One Day Conference: Deadline to register extended to April 1, 2015

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.

WORKSHOP: Grant Writing Information Session in Sudbury, with Pat Bradley – Looking for tips and must-dos for preparing an application to the Ontario Arts Council – Join us April 21 at 5pm (free)

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.


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.

Easter Fun Music Class:

Hippity hop, Easter’s on it’s way! Hop on down to the Sing Music Studio to join Miss Mandi in our Easter celebration music class! During this family style music and movement class, we’ll put on our bunny ears and sing, dance, play instruments and have tons of fun! All children between the ages of newborn and 7 years welcome and parent participation is encouraged!
Saturday April 4th, 2015 –  11 to 11:45am
Only 12 spaces available
$25 per child, includes take home material (sibling rate is $15)
Sing Music Studio classes are held in the Peter Jones room in Westedge Community Church located at 157 Lakeshore Rd W in Port Credit.


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