Community workshops and classes

The classes have opened a whole new world to my daughter, to which she otherwise would never have been exposed. My daughter is now able to see herself as part of this artistic world.

Over the years, we have hosted dozens of workshops at local festivals and events, and provided yearly after school and March Break programs. We have also developed and facilitated workshops specific to the needs of local organizations (such as Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute, the UCCMM Youth Justice Circle Program). There have been far too many community workshops and artists to list, but here is a wee sampling of artists who have shared their expertise in everything from shadow puppetry to plein air painting. Artists involved in specific programs are listed with the project’s description in the main pages of this book.

Workshops, Manitoulin artists

Andy Smith, clay

Beth Lindner, art exploration | watercolour

Bill Shawanda, theatre | shadow puppets

Blaire Flynn, visual arts | biology

Boo Watson, geometry in nature

Bruce Naokwegijig, movement

Christine Williston, mask-making

Daniela Pagliaro, modern dance

Heather Thoma, fibre arts

Jenna Carter, watercolour

John Turner, the spiritual side of clowning | clown

Joyce Young, mixed media

Judy Martin, watercolour

Julia Winder, yoga

Kate Thompson, fibre arts | writing

Lise Smulders, yoga | meditation

Madonna Aeschlimann, visual arts

Marc Brzustowski, visual arts

Mariana Lafrance, fibre arts | movement | photography

Mauricio Montecinos, latin dancing

Medicine Star Drummers, drumming

Morgan Edwards, mural painting

Sarah Warburton, photography

sophie anne edwards, visual arts | writing

Karen Pheasant, yoga

Sophie Pheasant, dance | jewellery making

Tini Pel, ballet

Art and writing workshops, visiting artists

Art Cunanan, watercolour (Toronto)

Bonnie Halley, mono-printing (Sudbury)

Bakari E. Lyndsey (COBA), African drumming (Toronto)

Chhandham, dance (Toronto)

Chris Turnbull, experimental writing (Kemptville)

Darlene (Red Dog Divas), voice (Sudbury)

Derek Mohamed, theatre | shadow puppets (Sault Ste. Marie)

Elizabeth Reeder, writing (Scotland)

Erin Lynch, jewellery (Haliburton)

Harriet Boon, Indigo dyeing (Desboro)

Judy Bowyer, audio | documentation for artists (Kitchener)

Kai Chan, natural material sculpture (Toronto)

Linda Finn, mixed media (Elliot Lake)

Madhur Anand, poetry (Guelph)

Margi Hennan, contemplative doll-making (Halifax)

Marlene Creates, creative mapping (Newfoundland)

Number 11 Theatre, song | theatre (Newfoundland)

Rachel Ellaway, land art (Sudbury)

Roula Said (Toronto)

Sean Procyk, audio art | soundscapes (Toronto)

Sharon Hunter, painting (Toronto)

Tracey-Mae Chambers, encaustic (Simcoe)

Jane Gordon, painting | life drawing (Waterdown)

Vivian Ripley, watercolour | pastel (Columbus, Ohio)

Most recent projects and programs