FREE! INTERACTIVE ONLINE ART WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
Join us for free online Zoom workshops for youth, facilitated by our team of professional artists!
Family members and interested adults welcome to join.
Workshops to choose from:
Doodle Challenge with Deirdre Potash (artwill.ca)
Create a doodle using any kind of paper and drawing utensil. Only rule, fill up the page. I will be incorporating all submissions into a bigger collective artwork. Send finished doodles to email@example.com
Target audience: All
Materials: Paper, pencils, coloured pencils, crayons, markers, paint
Dates: Mondays in August @ 11AM-12PM
Registration: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art of Haiku with Angela Leuck
In the first workshop, award-winning poet Angela Leuck will give a brief introduction to writing haiku—the three-line Japanese-inspired nature poem that’s easy to learn and fun for all ages. Then, in the second workshop, you will use one of your poems to create a haiku artwork or “Haiga.” Whether you like to draw, paint, take photographs or use found objects from the natural world, you can let your creativity run wild as you combine one of your haiku with your favourite art form. Ten of the best “Haiga” will be showcased in the first issue of Suncatcher, a new online Haiku Journal for Kids and Teens.
Materials: pencil or pen, notebook, art materials of your choice
Part 1: Monday, Aug 17 @ 11AM – 12PM Register
Part 2: Monday, Aug 24 @ 11AM – 12PM
Learn how to make mini-zines from two sheets of paper (and some thread). A Zine, pronounced “zeen” (just like the end of the word magazine), is a homemade publication. Making a zine is all about self-expression and creativity, with no rules but those you make up for yourself! This 2-part workshop with poet Rachel McCrum and artist Lisa Kimberly Glickman will teach you how to write your own story, in a beautiful DIY format ready for sharing everywhere!
Materials: pens, pencils, paper, scissors, ruler, bobby pins or paper clips, needle and thread
Part 1: Monday, Aug 17 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM Register
Part 2: Monday, Aug 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Luminary Lantern Magic with Lisa Kimberly Glickman & Rivières de Lumières/Rivers of Light
Lisa Kimberly Glickman will share her Luminary Lantern Magic in the shape of wondrous water lilies and other mesmerizing designs. Is there anything more magical than a beautiful starry night? In this workshop, using recycled materials you will learn how to create several lanterns you can use to decorate your home, balcony or yard and feel what it’s like to be at sea on a starry night. No art experience necessary. In addition, participate in this year’s edition of the city of Sherbrooke’s whimsical Rivières de Lumières/Rivers of Light by placing a lantern outside your home on the 25th and 26th of September on the first weekend of the Journées de la Culture. The festival invites people from across the province to join in the shimmering fun!
Class 1 materials: Cardstock or construction paper, milk cartons (all rinsed out) or thin cardboard (cereal box or something similar), parchment paper or tracing paper, sharpies or permanent markers, tissue paper, gift wrap, recycled paper, Exacto box cutter or scissors, white glue and glue brush, varnish or mod-podge if you have, supplies for decorating (e.g., markers, paint, coloured tape), skewers and/or toothpicks, twine, wire, ribbon or string to hang lantern, LED battery operated tea lights or fairy lights
Class 2 materials: Empty plastic soda or water bottles of different colours and sizes, sharpies or other permanent markers, sharp scissors, LED battery operated tea lights or fairy light, ribbon or string to hang lantern
Part 1: Tuesday, Aug 18 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM Register
Part 2: Tuesday, Aug 25 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Simple Puppets and Story Making with Maggie Winston
As artists and educators adapt to online, the art of puppetry hasn’t lost its magic! In fact, a puppet works very well in the frame of a computer, ipad, or cell phone. In this workshop you will learn how to make simple puppets and backgrounds. Using ‘quick and dirty’ crafting techniques, each participant will make their own original puppet, which will then become part of a story we create and perform together as a group. We will improvise, play and collaborate to find interesting ways to manipulate our newly born puppet characters on screen, telling a story from beginning to end.
Materials: Paper, scissors, sticks (pencils, chopsticks, skewers, natural sticks (small branches), popsicle sticks, dowels- pick one, it’s up to you), markers, pencils crayons, or crayons, tape (scotch or masking), cardboard (optional), dress-up costumes (optional)
Part 1: Wednesday, Aug 19 @ 11AM – 12PM Register
Part 2: Wednesday, Aug 26 @ 11AM – 12PM
Wake-up, Warm-up and Other Moving Adventures with Eryn Dace Trudell
This two-part workshop aims to get energy and creativity focused and flowing with ideas that evolve from sensing and responding to movement. Beginning with sounds and words in motion, you will each land upon an image, where rhythm, space and form, await to be born. The physical explorations will introduce compositional elements of dancemaking/choreography. While making dances, the students’ kinesthetic perception and expression will be enhanced intuitively and spontaneously. No experience in dance required.
Materials: Enough space to be able to spread your arms out and roll on the floor. Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing. Bare or socked feet recommended.
Part 1: Wednesday, Aug 19 @ 3PM – 4PM Register
Part 2: Wednesday, Aug 26 @ 3PM – 4PM
Guided by experienced visual, sound and music artists and arts educators, members of a household or classroom share a snapshot of their surroundings by completing the statements, “I see, I hear”. The result is a video posted on the ELAN youtube channel that is pieced together by the ELAN ArtEd team and incorporates drawings, photos, and audio recordings. Participants can also contribute musically by playing along to a sample. As an added special project, Louise Campbell and Guillaume Jabbour invite musicians to contribute to the creation of the ELAN ArtEd Virtual Workshop Theme Song by recording a part that is added to a sample composed by the two sound and music artists.
Materials: Pencil and paper, colouring pencils/markers, phone or tablet for photos, video or audio, musical instruments (optional)
Part 1: Thursday, Aug 20 @ 11AM – 12PM Register
Part 2: Thursday, Aug 27 @ 11AM – 12PM
Our workshop will deal with the effects of racism on Black people, the toll on our mental-emotional health, and how poetry can be a means to decompress this tension.
Materials: Pencil and paper
Part 1: Thursday, Aug 20 @ 3PM – 4PM Register
Part 2: Thursday, Aug 27 @ 3PM – 4PM
Everyone Can Dance with Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
“Adapt, stay positive, and learn to do things your own way.” This is the key behind Luca’s “No Excuses, No Limits” philosophy. In this workshop Luca will teach dance with a unique “twist” allowing for participants to explore various movements in hopes that it will expand individuals’ understanding of the importance of adaptation on a day-to-day basis in life and in dance. Age 8+ Materials: A chair and enough space to be able to spread your arms out and roll on the floor
Part 1: Friday, Aug 21 @ 11AM – 12PM Register
Part 2: Friday, Aug 28 @ 11AM – 12PM
Design your own Beyblade with Deirdre Potash
First, create your own Japanese Spinning top. Next, make the stadium. Let the battles begin! Materials: Cardboard (recycle box), colored pencils or markers, Plasticine, 2 buttons
Part 1: Friday, Aug 21 @ 3PM – 4PM Register
Part 2: Friday, Aug 28 @ 3PM – 4PM
Note: Deirdre’s Doodle Challenge classes are also continuing until the end of August. Follow @ArtWillStudio on Facebook for weekly themes.