Workshops, Classes and Camps


Career Stream Workshops:
Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur – Monday, September 28 at 3pm in Toronto
Grant Writing Information Session – Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm – recorded webinar

Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association Workshop – “Challenges & Rewards of Teaching Transfer Students”. Presented by Jennifer Smele on Mon Oct 26, 2015. 10am – 1:30 pm, at Christ Church United, 1700 Mazo Cres, Mississauga. Registration at 9:30am. Light lunch will be served. $15 ORMTA members, $20 non members, $10 students Contact Lita Zagala 905-848-4488

Art instructor, Lucy Kovaliv, with over twenty five years teaching experience is offering ongoing workshops, weekdays, weekends at her in-house studio with a friendly, small dog. Please reserve. Individual or groups of three (max). Encaustic Workshop:11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 12 noon – 4 p.m. (4 hours). Cost: $250 includes supplies, deposit $25. Level 1: No experience necessary. Painting with encaustic is a multi-step process, learn the basic techniques: layering, infusing, incising, scraping, taping, stenciling, transfers. I will cover information including: general information about encaustic paints, setting up a safe workspace, suggestions for tools and equipment, supports, and helpful hints.Level: Advanced and Experimental: Some experience necessary. Customize to fit your needs. Photo-encaustics, collage, graphite & charcoal transfers, flow pen (to create fine lines, dots), underpainting with watercolours, inks, embellishments, metallic powders, wax twist, shellac burn. Call Lucy @ 905-629-8177, Email:, Blog —

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

Essentials of Agreements of Purchase and Sale:  Wed. Sept 30th from 7:30-9:00 am.  Register here.

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

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.


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.  Every Tuesday & Thursday, 12 noon – 1pm, at Sampradaya Dance Studio, 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga. Drop-in, it only costs $15.

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

CHILDREN’S ART PROGRAMS STARTING SATURDAY, September 26th AT VAM. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to inspire your children with the magic of the arts!  VAM at Riverwood is now accepting registration for children’s programs beginning this Saturday, September 26thRegister now to avoid disappointment! Sign up online at or call the VAM office at 905-277-4313 or visit us in person at 4170 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga, ON L5C 2S7. Designed to ignite the imagination and build technical skills, VAM Children’s and Teens’ Classes delve into many mediums including drawing, painting, clay sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, cartooning and more. Our programs offer a broad range of creative opportunities for Children and Teens aged 6 to 18 in a safe and fun atmosphere and all materials are included! Whether discovering new skills or building on old ones, children and teens love VAM classes, just ask them!

Paint beautiful landscapes, florals and more… Art classes with instruction by Nisreen! Supplies will be provided. Enjoy… and gain artistic skills! Classes for all ages: private and group lessons. Choose your own projects and media as well as schedule. For more information and to book a lesson please contact Nisreen at 647-241-1141.

Fall Registration for Tap Classes at The Tap Dance CentreThe 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 info: or email: The studio is located near Cawthra & Queensway.

Registrations for Sirius Theatrical Company 2016 After School Drama School are open and programs are filling up. Register by Sept.19th.  Invite a friend to come with your child to the first class.  If your friend registers by Sept. 26 you’ll both SAVE 10%. 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 on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Hello Dance (3485 Semenyk Court, Miss)  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.

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