Workshops, Classes and Camps


Cathy PatonFall Workshop Series– Sept 13, 20, 27 & Oct 4: Engage in this season of change with curiosity, courage, and movement… Break out of the habits that make being with others a routine task  and bring a renewed sense of exploration and joy to your work. Join Social Arts Facilitator, Cathy Paton, in an arts-based workshop opportunity for those in the Helping Professions – to explore, shift, and challenge the deeply set habits of relating that limit our relationships with ourselves and others.

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop: From The Pianist’s Toolbox: Techniques for Effectively Practicing The Music of J.S. Bach
Clinician Dr Penny Johnson. Sept 26, 2016  10am-12pm Registration 9:30am; Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississauga. Contact
Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non-members, $10 students

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop: The Theoretical Pianist: Understanding Piano Literature from the New RCM Piano Syllabus Gr. 1-5. Clinician Joe Ringhofer. Oct 31, 2016 10am-1:30pm Registration 9:30am. Christ Church, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississuaga. Contact Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non-members, $10 students

Voice-Over Workshop: Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray. September 10 at 11:00am in Toronto

Launching Your Career Workshop: Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and guest. September 14 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Act Bravely: Practical Strategies to Conquer Stage Fright: Are stress and anxiety sabotaging your career? Learn techniques with Jorie Morrow. October 3 at 3:00 pm in Toronto

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Career Stream workshops

Grant Writing Information Recorded Webinar: Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley. September 6 via recorded webinar

Sight Un-Scene: Adapted Theatre Techniques for Blind or Low Vision Actors: Learn to eliminate stigma and barriers for blind or low vision actors and audiences through education and awareness, with Murray Powell. September 24 at 10:00 am in Toronto

Bring Your Show to Schools: Navigating the Education System Webinar: Does your Theatre for Young Audience show need an audience? Learn techniques with Patty Jarvis (Prologue) October 13 at 5:30pm via live webinar

Upcoming Theatre Ontario Creator Stream workshops

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.

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.

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

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.


Beginning in September Sirius Theatrical Group is offering weekly courses in Acting Technique, Scene Study and Linklater Voice work. REGISTER by SEPTEMBER 1ST and SAVE 10%!

Sirius Theatrical Group is offering youth drama classes starting this fall. Click to see courses offered. Click to registerEARLY BIRD Registration Extended to Aug. 18 –  SAVE 10%

Fall IMPROV Classes for Children & Youth! The office will be closed for a mid-summer holiday from August 10 – 15 inclusive so we’re extending the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION deadline for all our child and youth programs to Aug. 18th.  Continue to Email us your registrations or questions.  Or, call and leave a message (416-236-9011  Ext. 1).  We’ll return all emails and phone calls on Tuesday, Aug. 16th.

ACTING  COURSES at Sirius Theatrical Group

The Tap Dance Centre is open for fall registration – ages 3 and up! Under the Artistic Direction of Kim Chalovich, “What’s On? TAP!” dance company offers a unique presence in the dance community. TAP, TAP & more TAP! The performing company produces and tours professional tap dance shows, and also hosts an international tap dance festival each year. (E.C.T.C. – EASTERN CANADIAN TAP CONFERENCE – Oct 14-16) The company also offers workshops, lessons (beg to adv), and master classes; all with the specific mandate in mind: KEEPING THE ART FORM OF TAP DANCE – ALIVE!

Registration is now open for VAM’s new course line-up! Treat yourself or your loved one to high-quality visual arts courses offered to beginners, intermediate and advanced artists. Explore the exciting worlds of painting, drawing, photography and more! VAM’s courses are designed for children, teens and adults and are taught by professional artist instructors at VAM’s stunning centre. Don’t delay! Courses begin in October so register today.

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!