Elemental Festival 2020 will be held September 25 to 27, 2020. The location is Kagawong, Ontario, on beautiful Manitoulin Island. Keep an eye on this space for more details on the schedule as they are released!
These three beautiful informative books will inspire you to connect with land and community in new ways! Learn about 4elements’ work and let us expand how you see and engage with your own places. Each publication is full of images, resource lists, project ideas, and inspirational stories and questions from educators, artists, and/or community organizers. […]
Elemental Festival 2017 was a huge success, and we have you to thank! Thank you so much to all our volunteers, board members, artists, performers, workshop leaders, and participants! We couldn’t have done it without all of you, and we are so appreciative! If you have time to fill out our survey, you can find […]
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. Art. Heritage. The trail attempts to integrate the local heritage and history of Anishinaabeg and non-Indigenous residents and represents the Township’s […]
This project aims to acknowledge Canada’s 150th anniversary year by creating a Billings-wide art and heritage trail – the Connections Trail – comprised of public art work and heritage plaques across the township of Billings. These will be installed on the 3 km Kagawong River Trail that runs through the village, throughout the village proper, and […]
Thanks to 4elements Living Arts, many residents and visitors to Manitoulin Island have been learning the land creatively in 2016. Highlights of these learning opportunities, and of the exciting events in store for next year, will be presented at the Park Centre in Kagawong on January 28, 2017, starting at 4 pm. After that, the […]
OUTSIDE THE BOX Check out 4elements’ new series!!! Walks, paddling, snowshoeing, geocached Drawing Boxes, yoga and stretching, all to encourage folks of all ages and abilities to explore Manitoulin. LaCloche trails in safe and fun ways in all seasons!
Fall is here, the salmon are spawning in the Kagawong River, and the Elemental Festival 2016 opened with a beautiful and moving performance of Lisa Hamalainen’s play There Is No Word for Wilderness by the river Friday night. For other events of the weekend check the Festival Facebook page, and get the updated schedule at […]
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 […]
[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, […]
4e is thrilled to announce a full-fledged River School program thanks to funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation. We’ve partnered with Manitoulin Streams to deliver a series of summer programs for kids and adults (short and long sessions) along the Kagawong River. Each program will be jam packed with integrated art-science activities and river exploration, […]
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 […]
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline for all jobs is May 9th. If you were sorry that you missed the deadline; worry no more. We’ll be accepting applications until May 9th and you’ll be hearing from us soon. 4elements Living Arts has applied to federal and provincial agencies for funding to provide three paying positions for students this summer, pending […]
4e launches the first course of its new Institute of Land | Art Studies. Following our year’s theme of ‘walking + art’, we’ve designed a series of engaging activities. Pick one, pick two, or do all three to obtain a 4e course credit. See the Walking page for details. And for public school students …