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Free Online Zoom Art Workshops in English for Elementary and Highschool Homeschooled Students

  • Facilitated by our team of Professional Artists
  • Maximum of 30 households per workshop
  • Family Members welcome to join
  • Aligned with QEP Competencies
  • Registration deadline February 10th, 2021
  • Contact us to learn more 438-979-1177

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    Musical Stories with Matthew Bennett Young

    Literary, Music

    Ages: 6 + (Grade 1 and up)
    Part 1 / Monday February 15, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm
    Part 2 / Monday February 22, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm

    This creative writing workshop encourages children to engage with instrumental music of different types with a focus on how the music makes them feel. The workshop uses a ‘translation of feelings’ into words that are then used as a platform to create characters and a plot. Using their senses in this constructive manner enables participants to develop a simple story outline which they can then elaborate upon. For participants that attended the workshop in the fall, this will be an opportunity to enjoy the workshop again with a new series of instrumental songs and another chance to practice the method and create another fantastic story!

    Materials: Paper and pencil

    ELA: To write self-expressive, narrative and information-based texts; To represent literacy in different media; To use language to communicate and learn

    Music: To appreciate musical works

    CCC: Uses information, Solves problems, Uses creativity, Adopts effective work methods, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately

    Everyone Can Dance with Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli

    Dance

    Ages: 8 + (Grade 2 and up)
    Part 1 / Monday February 15, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
    Part 2 / Monday February 22, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm

    “Adapt, stay positive, and learn to do things your own way.” This is the key behind Luca Patuelli’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.

    Materials: A chair and enough space to be able to spread your arms out and roll on the floor

    Dance: To invent dances; To interpret dances; To appreciate choreographic works, personal productions and those of classmates

    Physical Education: To perform movement skills in different physical activity settings

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately

    Call & Echo Collage Collaboration with Venus LukicAnna Jane McIntyre

    Visual Art

    Ages: 5 + (K and up) (adult family members welcome)
    Part 1 / Tuesday February 16, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm
    Part 2 / Tuesday February 23, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm

    This workshop explores the magic of creativity through playful collage collaborations. Participants will work together on virtually exchanged artworks, shared through email. Experimenting with the powerful forces of both structure and chance students will use the limits and inspirations of creating using each other’s work as a starting point. Each class will discuss local professional artists’ approaches to collaboration. Students will add to, subtract from or completely reconfigure another student’s work. The result of the workshop will be a portfolio of playful art exercises & possible beginnings for continued works. Each workshop series is a unique experience created in response to the participants and their projects. Come and collaborate with us!

    Materials: Please use what you have available and like to use to make your work! For example, pens, pencils, markers, paint (whatever you have), paintbrushes, water pot for brushes, kitchen towel or rag for spills and brush cleaning, scissors, paper, newspapers, magazines, found paper, string/thread, glue (gluestick, white glue), tape, eraser, etc.

    Visual Arts: To produce individual works and media works; To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Cooperates with others

    Creativity Flourishes within Constraints – Songwriting with Rob Lutes

    Music, Literary

    Ages: 10 + (Grade 5 and up)
    Part 1 / Tuesday February 16, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
    Part 2 / Tuesday February 23, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm

    For award-winning roots artist Rob Lutes, there are no hard and fast rules for songwriting. We learn this craft, like many others, by doing, exploring our own musical tastes and drawing on our years of listening to create something that is uniquely ours. That said, there are some helpful tips for getting the most out of our writing time and our songs. And more importantly, there are some very useful techniques for accessing the “creative spirit” and getting down to writing. In these two workshops, we will hear some stories of songwriters creating new songs, and explore the creative process through two songwriting activities. Participants can keep writing and editing their work after the workshops, and Rob will provide feedback by email to help bring the songs to completion. It’s great if you play an instrument but it is not a requirement for participation in these workshops.

    Materials: paper and pencil, musical instrument (optional)

    Music: To appreciate musical works

    ELA: To write self-expressive, narrative and information-based texts; To represent literacy In different media; To use language to communicate and learn

    ESL: To interact orally in English; To write and produce English texts

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Adopts effective work methods, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately

    World Adventure Stories with Emily Read

    Visual Art

    Ages: Ages: 5 – 9 (K – Grade 3)
    Part 1 / Wednesday February 17, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm
    Part 2 / Wednesday February 24, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm

    Using collage and drawing techniques, students will create their own cut-out characters and scenes to tell stories about travelling the world.

    Materials: glue stick, collage images and paper, scissors, markers

    Visual Arts: To produce individual works in the visual arts; To produce media works in the visual arts; To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates

    ELA: To use language/talk to communicate and to learn

    ESL: To interact orally in English

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies

    1, 2 Step with Kayin Queeley (The Montreal Steppers)

    Dance, Music

    Ages: 9 + (Grade 3 and up)
    Part 1 / Wednesday February 17, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
    Part 2 / Wednesday February 24, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm

    The 1, 2 Step workshop presented by Kayin Queeley from the Montreal Steppers teaches the art form of Step. What is stepping? Step or stepping is the art form of using your body to create rhythm and beats. With hand claps and stomps, students will be active, will discover the power of using their bodies as an instrument and learn how to step. At the end of the first workshop, they will have an opportunity to create some of their own beats and rhythms. The workshop also includes a presentation and dialogue on the history of stepping and the informance of the art form.

    Materials: Running shoes, comfortable clothing

    Dance: To invent dances; To interpret dances; To appreciate choreographic works, personal productions and those of classmates

    Physical Education: To perform movement skills in different physical activity settings

    Geography, History and Citizenship Education: To be open to the diversity of societies and their territories

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately

    Better Writing Through HAIKU with Angela Leuck

    Literary

    Ages: 8 + (Grade 2 and up)
    Part 1 / Thursday February 18, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm
    Part 2 / Thursday February 25, 2021 / 1 – 2 pm

    The world’s shortest poem, haiku, is a great warm-up for better writing. This easy-to-learn, three-line poem teaches important writing skills, like picking the right word, describing a scene and using the five senses. Poet and former homeschooling mom herself, Angela Leuck will present haiku basics in Workshop 1 so that students can begin writing their own haiku immediately. In Workshop 2, students will share and edit each other’s poems without knowing who wrote them. This “anonymous” approach makes editing lots of fun and creates greater writing confidence.

    Materials: small notebook, pen

    ELA: To use language/talk to communicate and to learn; To represent literacy in different media; To write a variety of genres for personal and social purposes

    ESL: To interact orally in English; To write and produce English texts

    Visual Arts: To create personal and media images

    CCC: Uses information, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Communicates appropriately

    The Movie Maniacs Make a Movie Trailer  with Sam Asmar

    Digital Media

    Ages: 9 + (Grade 3 and up)
    Part 1 / Thursday February 18, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm
    Part 2 / Thursday February 25, 2021 / 2:30 – 3:30 pm

    Do you like movies? Us too! That’s why you’re invited to become a Movie Maniac. First, we’ll check out some great scenes and trailers from movies you’ve definitely seen or heard of! These trailers are made by some of the most talented artistic Movie Maniacs on the planet. Now it’s your turn! Create your own million dollar movie idea. Write your own script for a trailer. Perform on camera and make a Trailer.

    Materials: paper, pen, any digital camera (Phone, tablet, camera), any editing software or free account at Clipchamp.com

    Dramatic Arts: To create dramatic works; To perform dramatic works

    ELA: To use language/talk to communicate and to learn; To represent her/his literacy in different media; To read and listen to written, spoken and media texts; To write a variety of genres for personal and social purposes

    ESL: Interacts orally in English, Writes and produces English texts

    CCC: Uses information, Exercises critical judgment, Uses creativity, Uses information and communications technologies, Cooperates with others, Communicates appropriately

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