Workshops, Classes and Camps


Career Stream Workshops:
Audition Talk Back – Monday, September 14 at 6pm in Toronto
Launching Your Career – Monday, September 21 at 3pm in Toronto
Reciprocal Agreements with CAEA and ACTRA – Monday, September 21 at 6pm in Toronto
Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur – Monday, September 28 at 3pm in Toronto
Grant Writing Information Session – Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm – recorded webinar

Life Drawing Open Studio is Back at Visual Arts Mississauga (VAM) at Riverwood! Starting October 1 – Thursdays – 7 – 10 p.m. VAM’s non-instructional life drawing open studio is back. Artists must bring their own supplies. Easels and drawing boards are provided. $20 at the door or pre-register for full Fall or Winter sessions for only $15 per session at Check website for exact dates. Cost includes model and facilitator fee.VISUAL ARTS MISSISSAUGA AT RIVERWOOD FALL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 courses is now open at! You can search by day of the week or medium. We have an amazing line-up of long-time favourites and brand new programs for Adults, Teens & Children. Please join in the creative fun that is Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood – where art meets nature.

Long on Creativity, Short on Time? Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood is offering 16 Adult Arts Workshops in the Fall term. Visit – Adult Programs/Workshops to see a exciting line-up of one, two, three or four day workshops in painting, mixed media, encaustic, silver metal clay jewellery, mail and map art, photography, wire sculpture and more! Check the website for exact dates, times and costs.

VAM is also pleased to offer a new Magic Mondays presented by DeSerres program on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon. Adults are invited to enjoy this relaxed class that includes a complementary pastry, hot coffee/tea and a unique art activity. Each class will offer something different – art making, a speaker, a movie and much more! Classes are $15 and pre-registration is required. For a list of dates, visit

Sirius Theatrical Company is hosting FREE workshops on Directing, Stage Management, Props/Set Building, Costume Building, and Videography for all levels of experience! Our mentors will guide you through 2.5 hours of fun, creative, engaging HANDS-ON seminars dedicated to the many facets of theatre performance. Learn a ton, meet new people with a shared interest, and gain some valuable tools and resources! Plus you’ll be helping and contributing to our festival, My Lakeshore-My Home! VIDEOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 pm – 9:30

Creative Expressions: With generous funding from the Brampton, Caledon Community Foundation, PAMA offers art workshops designed for children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. These relaxed workshops help foster creativity and personal self-expression, and are free!
Participants can enjoy six sessions that are each 1.5 hours in length

You can also check out recordings from the Small Budget Arts Organizations webinar series. 

Zan Barrage offers plein air workshops
Have you ever wanted to paint outdoors in the open air, but didn’t know how to begin or wasn’t sure how to make your plein air artwork successful? Whether you are a beginner or a successful studio artist who wants to take your work outdoors, this is the workshop for you.
Join Zan Barrage, plein air artist and founder and past president of Ontario Plein Air Society as he help you demystify the art of painting outdoors in oil and watercolours.Most of the day will be spent applying what you have learned while you paint. One on one attention and guidance to all members of the class is the hallmark of the workshop. No matter what your painting experience is, you will gain confidence and develop skills that will help you on your way to become a successful plein air artist.
Locations TBD but they will be in easy access from the Peel, Halton area. We will car pool if needed.
Only 8 participants per workshop. This assures that everyone gets the time and attention to learn and have fun
For dates and more information click here

Zan Barrage announces and North Wind Adventures announces the plein air painting trip to Algoma, Sept 13-18
You can find all the details here:

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.

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.


The Tap Dance Centre has on-going tap classes (beginner, intermediate, advanced) at the Tap Dance Centre, Mississauga (summer drop in classes and tap camps).  Are you interested in being in a tap performing company?  Fall companies begin in September, contact Director:   Kim Chalovich for more information.
Contact info: or email: or facebook page. The studio is located near Cawthra & Queensway.

Registrations for Sirius Theatrical Company 2016 After School Drama School are open and programs are filling up. Starting this fall our programming will run from September 2015 through May 2016 and students will have to commit to the full year rather than to a fall or winter/spring term.  This will enrich their experience and allow us to provide training at a more advanced level. I’m delighted to announce that we will also be offering Creative Storytelling, Senior (7 & 8 year-olds) and the Junior Acting Ensemble (9 & 10 year-olds) on Saturday mornings with our new instructor, Kayla Warburton. Kayla is a University of Windsor theatre graduate and wonderful with children.  Young Teen Ensemble (11 – 13 years)Wednesday:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 – Instructor – Heather DickYouth Performance Ensemble (14 – 17 years). By Audition Only. Thursday:  4:30 – 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 17 – Instructor – Heather DickAuditions will be held at the beginning of September.  Email for more information.
To Register:  Download a Registration Form HereFor More Information: Contact the office at

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.

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