Event Category: Workshop

Afternoon Shift

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In partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Wonder’neath is pleased to announce a free, drop-in pilot program, Afternoon Shift, that is open to youth, their families, friends, and support networks. The atmosphere of the program is relaxed and supportive, with several artist facilitators on hand to guide you through specific techniques or help you get started on an independent project.

Materials are aplenty with a range of drawing and watercolour painting supplies in one area, textile supplies including hand sewing, embroidery and needle felting in another area, and a third table with a changing focus from mixed media collage to printmaking to painting.

Healthy snacks including veggies and cookies are supplied by Pavia Galleria.

More information on the Wonder’neath website

Reclaim, Recover, and Rebirth: A Focus on Black Identity

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Calling Black-identified creatives and the creatively inclined!

Ever wondered what it would be like to make art in a therapeutic way while in a culturally relevant environment? Want to explore more deeply Afro-Caribbean healing rituals and your own communities’ knowledge?

Are you curious about the possible ways eastern mindfulness practices and western psycho-education intersect? Want to do so in a queer/trans/gender non-binary friendly space?

Join us for a 5-part visual art technique workshop series exploring these themes, Tuesday nights, May 24 – June 16, from 6 – 8pm, at Tangled Arts + Disability. 401 Richmond St. West. Limit of 12 participants. No art experience needed.

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COST: Free
All art materials provided.
Refreshments will be served.

The Program
Reclaim, Recover & Rebirth: A Focus on Black Identity is a series of 5 art-based wellness workshops that feature visual art-making techniques, opening meditations and thematic guided discussion, sharing Afro-Caribbean ancestral healing rituals as well as Western psychological frameworks and education. It is facilitated by Belinda Ageda and Robin Akimbo, in collaboration with Workman Arts and Tangled Arts + Disability.

Facilitators
Artist facilitators Belinda Ageda and Robin Akimbo will provide gentle, expressive and effective tools to self-healing, helping to widen your path to personal empowerment and self-awareness.

Robin Akimbo is an artist, advocate, and educator. She serves LGBTQ BIPOC communities through her visual art, multi-disciplinary performance and as an Equity and Inclusion advocate and educator.

Belinda Ageda is an artist, creativity coach and mindfulness guide at Beesworks Studios. She locates herself as a queer, neuro-atypical, Afro-Caribbean mixed-race, cis-gender woman. She designs and delivers workshops that emphasize self-care and mental wellbeing for racialized people.

Reel Access: Improving Accessibility at Toronto Film Festivals

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Reel Access is a project to improve accessibility at film festivals in Toronto (and area) for people who are Deaf or who have disabilities. Led by a working group of film festival representatives (Inside Out, Reel Abilities, HotDocs) and disability activists/consultants, Reel Access will bring film festivals together to address issues of access, learn about solutions and form networks of support.

JOIN US on May 27, 2019, at the Artscape Sandbox for a one-day Discovery Forum.

We’ll examine access in the areas of Technology, Programming, Customer Service, Event Production, Marketing/Outreach, Volunteers and Artists/Talent. We’ll hear from disability artists and activists and those who can talk about solutions. We’ll have food. We’ll take breaks. We’ll laugh. We’ll learn. We’ll leave with information, motivation, and a connection across the industry to make accessibility a REEL thing.

Opening Remarks: Sarah Jama, founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario

Registration:

Organizations: bit.ly/2UVLNcC
(A modest fee is payable based on organizational size)

Individuals: bit.ly/2XIIXof
(A $10 individual fee is requested except free entrance for those with disabilities)

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Home Made Visible Tour: Scarborough

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Location: Discussion Room
Facilitator: Fiona Raye Clarke
Capacity: 15 (Please register in advance)

‘Making Home’ is a two-hour creative writing workshop based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method developed by Pat Schneider. It is designed to allow for safe creative expression and to reinforce the unique voice and self-esteem of the writer. Throughout the workshop, participants will explore their stories of home, celebrating what makes them feel at home, and envisioning what home looks like to them, real or imagined. Participants will create a suite of creative writing pieces through a process of timed writing exercises, sharing, giving positive feedback, and art-making using homemade poetry prompt templates, visual art, and collage materials.

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Home Made Visible Tour: Vancouver

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A theatrical screening of all six commissioned films, with a discussion following the program Project organizers Ananya Ohri and Elizabeth Mudenyo, and filmmakers Aeyliya Husain and Maya Bastian. Learn more about the artists at homemadevisible.ca/artists. Presented inn partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

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Program Description
Indigenous, Black and People of Colour communities are disproportionately underrepresented in all media. How do past images unearthed from personal and institutional archives come to shape new stories?

The Home Made Visible tour brings a personal lens to Indigenous and visible minority archives through FREE exhibitions, screenings, and workshops in libraries across Canada. Visit HomeMadeVisible.ca/Tour

Industry Workshop with AMI

Calling all filmmakers and content creators! Are you interested in making your media available to the widest audience possible?

Join AMI media accessibility specialist, Simone Cupid, as she explains the art of Integrated Described Video (IDV) and provides media accessibility tips and feedback. Attendees will learn how to ensure their production is accessible from inception right through to the finished product, using examples from a ReelAbilities film.

Attendees will leave this workshop with a fuller understanding and appreciation of why media accessibility should never be an afterthought.

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Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications

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This workshop explores engaging in difficult conversations in empathetic, meaningful and impactful ways. The session uses anti-oppression frameworks to explore strategies to resolve conflict and build allyship. The session uses World Cafe facilitation methodology through participant led modules as well as facilitator led exercises. Participants will learn skills around initiating a difficult conversation, ending a difficult conversation and moving through conflict and discomfort. Empathy in communications is a core anti-oppression value anchoring this workshop. Through an understanding of empathy and its critical role in fostering fruitful discussions, participants will gain applicable skills in conflict resolution and emotional literacy.

Facilitated by Rania El Mugammar.

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2019 Inkling Symposium

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A forum on intersectionality in the arts

The Inkling Symposium is a day of workshops, panel discussions, performances, installations, and art actions on disability, equity, and collaborative artmaking. Presentations are featured by a diverse working group of Deaf, disabled, hearing and enabled artists.

Come out to further the discussion on how we can make art together across abilities!

Presenters

  • Alex Bulmer
  • claude wittmann
  • Dominique Ireland
  • Hanan Hazime
  • Jen Roy
  • Natasha Bacchus
  • Nur Abdulle
  • Sage Lovell
  • Shay Erlich
  • Steff Juniper
  • Tamyka Bullen
  • Wy Joung Kou

Admission is free. Donations accepted at the door.

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DJ Kurs Workshop: Performing ASL/English Theatre

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Citadel Theatre and SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival are excited to welcome DJ Kurs, Artistic Director of Deaf West Theatre (Los Angeles), to Edmonton for a one-day theatre workshop on producing and performing integrated ASL/English Theatre with Deaf and hearing creators/performers for Deaf and hearing audiences.

The group will discuss:

  • How to go about creating a new piece of ASL/English theatre, including script adaptation, best practices and methodology;
  • Working together in the rehearsal room and backstage;
  • Preparing staff and building;
  • Challenges & successes in creating ASL/English theatre;
  • The way forward for Deaf Theatre practice in Canada and beyond.

This workshop will be a great tool for professional hearing actors and creators who are curious about the Deaf arts and who want to learn more about producing ASL theatre, as well as professional Deaf actors and creators who want to explore creating integrated work and sharing practices.

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