ART TRAINING Media Art | Visual Art | Performance | Music | Literary Arts

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Professional art training has been a part of Workman Arts since 1987.

Workman Arts offers high caliber art courses in Media Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts delivered by Workman Arts members and other working arts professionals.

Our programs support artists to reach their creative and professional goals through art training, professional development, and presentation opportunities and by providing support through peer-to-peer interaction and community.

All courses are free to members.

Winter 2019 Course Catalogue

bruised years choir

*Not part of your 2 course choices. Please bring your music and a pencil with you to each rehearsal.

BRUISED YEARS CHOIR*

Mondays | 1:00-3:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 7-March 25)

Start your week on a high-note with Jim LeFrancois to tackle contemporary music selections. Monday rehearsals are the heart of what we do, but we also strut our stuff in performances and gigs! All levels of vocal proficiency welcome!

WELLNESS PROGRAMS*

Mondays | 12:00-1:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 7-March 25)

Join special guests every Monday for sessions and seminars on budgeting, food & nutrition, employment and housing.

(Meals will be provided as part of some of the sessions)

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*Not part of your 2 course choices. All are welcome!

Songwriting 2

SONGWRITING & RECORDING

Tuesdays | 1:00-4:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 8-March 25)

Write, develop and record songs with Lisa Conway and Gaja using voice, instruments and other sound elements.

PRINTMAKING

Tuesdays | 1:00-4:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 8-March 26)

Create multiples (cards, posters, prints and clothing) using stamps, lino blocks, screen printing and other found materials with Nathan Enkel.

Printmaking
Collaborative Filmmaking

Attendance for all classes is mandatory

COLLABORATIVE FILM MAKING

Tuesdays | 4:00-7:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 8-March 26)

Work in all aspects of filmmaking (camera work, sound, lighting and editing) to create collaborative film projects with James Buffin and editor Oliver Rabinovitch. 

ZINE MAKING

Tuesdays | 4:00-6:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 8-March 26)

Create DIY chapbooks, comics, zines and small, self-published art books with Heidi Cho and Aus to share and sell at art shows and zine fairs!

Zine Making
spoken word poetry

Please bring a notebook and pen with you to each class

SPOKEN WORD POETRY

Wednesdays | 12:00-2:30 | Workman Theatre (Jan 9-March 27)

Discover your authentic voice, banish writers’ block and take your writing and performance to the next next level with Andrea Thompson!

GRANT WRITING GROUP*

Wednesdays | 11:00-1:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 9-March 27)

Work on your own or with grant writers to receive guidance and feedback on applications. Develop applications, support material, your CV and artist statements.

 

grants

 

*Not part of your 2 course choices

self stories theatre

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VENUE

SELF STORIES THEATRE

Wednesdays | 3:00-5:00 | CAMH Sacred Space (Jan 9-March 27)

Using devised theatre to tell your stories, work with Philip McKee to create collaborative performances.

Develop a performance piece with the group to share at the Open House on March 29.

WEARABLE ELECTRONICS*

Wednesdays | 1:00-4:00 | Lower Hall (Feb 6-Feb 27)

Join Justice Stacey for the month of February to learn about creating interactive works using conductive thread, lights and Arduino boards.

This is a partnership program with the Textile Museum of Canada.

 

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*Not part of your 2 course choices

Memoir Writing 1 1

Please bring a notebook and pen with you to each class. There will be writing prompts and homework between classes.

WRITING YOUR STORY

Thursdays | 2:00-4:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 10-March 28)

Work with Emily Gillespie as she guides you through the process of using fiction, non-fiction, poetry and memoir to write your story.

Continue working on projects you have started in the fall term and/or start new pieces to develop and share.

New writers are always welcome!

OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING

Thursdays | 12:00-3:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 10-March 28)

In this class, learn to work with oil paints from Steven Lewis and Ann Davidson (for a special 3 week workshop in March!)

He be covering topics such as composition, colour mixing, and the various stages in making a realism painting or painting what we see.

oil portraitpainting

Materials students need to provide: 4 16×20 canvas or canvas boards, an empty cleaned tuna can, a variety of brushes, a wooden palette, palette knife.

performance art

PERFORMANCE ART SALON

Thursdays | 4:00-6:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 10-March 28)

Create experimental performance through play and costuming. Experience freedom in process based performing with Lisa Anita Wegner.

TEXTILE ART*

Thursdays | 3:00-6:00 | Lower Hall (Jan 10-March 28)

Work with Paula John and Vanden Boomen to create sculptural and wearable art as well as visual art textile pieces for the end of term Fashion Show.

Textile Art

*Not part of your 2 course choices

podcasting

PODCASTING & RADIO

Fridays | 12:00-2:00 | Workman Theatre (Jan 11-March 29)

Record and edit podcasts about topics you care about with Marc Whaley and share them on an internet radio station with Claude Wittmann.

IMPROVISATION

Fridays | 12:00-2:30 | Lower Hall (Jan 11-March 29)

Join Kate Ashby for improvisation with the MadProv group for a weekly chance to react, respond and collaborate in the moment.

 

improv

Attendance for all classes is mandatory

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*Not part of your 2 course choices

FREE YOGA*

Fridays | 2:30-3:30 | Workman Theatre (Jan 11-March 29)

Join Kate Gorman each week for a free yoga class. Take some time each week to relax, stretch your body and spend time together. No previous experience needed!

ART APPRECIATION GROUP*

Various Dates | Various Times

Add your name to the Art Appreciation email list for updates about free tickets to performances, art galleries and shows around Toronto!

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*Not part of your 2 course choices

For Registration Assistance,

email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com

or call 416 583 4339 ext 4

Registration is open January 2 & 3!

Thank you to our program sponsors

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