Author: 4e

Elemental Festival 2019

Details for Elemental Festival 2019 are coming soon…

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Outside the Box

Outside the Box:  4elements’ initiatives to encourage creative outdoor activity, on Manitoulin’s trails and waterways, for all ability levels.  For more info on our guided outings, and Drawing Boxes, see below. Outside the Box’s upcoming guided outings are: September 16th Paddle & Arts on Charlton Lake;  October 4th Mindful Meander at Maple Ridge Trails in […]

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River School

[one_half] Thanks, everyone for a great season. We’ll see you again next year!  Summer 2017 Program Subject: Plants, Trees, & that Green Slime! July 5, 9 – noon Simple plant and tree identification, plants that the dinosaurs would have seen, plant adaptations and life cycle, all about algae!   Subject: Water, Water, Water! July 12, […]

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Early Learning

Books available December 2017! Click pic to order. Inquiry and land-based early learning:  After many seasons of offering inquiry-based learning in early years classrooms and community settings on Manitoulin Island and in Sudbury, 4elements decided to hit the road in Spring 2017 with a new series of workshops for teachers, ECEs, and artist educators. Both […]

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Walking Program

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Elemental Festival

Elemental Festival and the Billings Connection Trail: Nature. Art. Heritage. September 28 – October 1, 2017 Over the last many months, 4e and our community partners have been working to develop and install 32 historical interpretive plaques and 7 new permanent public sculptures around The Township of Billings to create the new Billings Connections Trail: Nature. […]

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Elemental Excursions

Gently Active Outings on Manitoulin Island Especially for older adults, but open to all ages and fitness levels –Walks, Bicycle Rides, and Snowshoeing, along with Ecology, Arts, and other Land-Based learning WE HAD A SUPER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE EXCURSIONS THROUGH SPRING 2016, THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND PARTNERED, AND TO ONTARIO MINISTRY OF […]

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2013-14 Events

July-August 2014 Summer Events Calendar facilitated by or in conjunction with 4elements Living Arts July 2014 Bonnie Blink Exhibit July 3rd – 23rd Sheguiandah July 2014 Animating the Archive July 3rd – 13th February/March 2014 Social Entrepeneurship Evolution (S.E.E.) Youth Social Enterprise project with 4elements & NORDIK Institute This is a community-based research project designed to […]

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Permaculture Internships

Working with Manitoulin Permaculture, 4 Elements Living Arts is coordinating a season long permaculture internship program on Manitoulin Island. For the 2013 growing season (May – Oct), participants will gain experience applying permaculture principles in the areas of landscape design, organic agriculture, natural building, grey water, renewable energy, animal husbandry, mycology and whatever arises spontaneously […]

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Land Art Events for 2015

Upcoming Events for 2015 Family Fun Day – February 16th 2015  Winter Land Art and Snow Shoe Part of Get Active with the Arts Bridal Veil Trail (Kagawong) Guides & Artists: Sophie Edwards & Heather Thoma Meet at Bridal Veil Esso for 12:45pm Check out more Get Active with the Arts Events HERE Past Events […]

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Artist Residencies

4elements now offers artist residencies. If you would like to work with 4elements on an existing project, or design your own, please contact us.   2016 Residency Lisa Hamalainen Lisa Hamalainen is a theatre artist dedicated to imaginative, immersive storytelling that takes us off the beaten track. By turns actor, director, indie producer and writer, she […]

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School Programs

4e works closely with local schools to support arts education and supplement existing curricular expectations. In addition to classes in communities around the Island (Gore Bay, M’Chigeeng, Mindemoya, Kagawong), we work through the Priority Schools program to provide after schools programs at Little Current Public School. We have also developed innovative integrated programs for students, […]

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The Art of Being Billings

  The Art of Being Billings, a year-long project ongoing through summer 2013, highlighted community connections between people and places in Billings Township, through creative arts and community mapping initiatives. It is a collaboration between 4elements Living Arts, residents and Council of Billings Township, and La Cloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC), made possible through […]

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The Bonnie Blink Project

The Bonnie Blink house was one of the first settler houses built on Manitoulin. The name Bonnie Blink means ‘beautiful view’.  When the Robinson-Huron Treaty enabled white settlement on Manitoulin,  the original 15 acres of the farm was  purchased  by James Lewis in 1880, and stayed in the family until 1930 when it was purchased […]

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Artist Educator Training Program

4elements provides support for arts educators: training and education for place-based education, curriculum development, facilitation skills   We also do the work so that you can do yours: workshop organization, promotion, registrations, and cover you under our insurance.   To teach a course with us, contact Sophie at 705-282-0444. Keep an eye out for our […]

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