School of the Arts - Courses

Upcoming

Camps - Month Long

SMC2019 - "Oink!" by Craig Hawes - July Theatre Production

Jul 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A month-long musical production that includes games, song and dance, crafts, and improv - ending in a full scale performance that's sure to impress friends and family! For students Gr. 1-8.

... more

SMC2019 - "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sisters" by Sian Lewis - August Theatre Production

Mon - Fri Jul 29 - Aug 23 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A month-long play production that includes games, dramatic skill building, crafts, and improv - ending in a full scale performance that's sure to impress friends and family! For students Gr. 1-8.

... more
Camps - Week Long

SWC2019 - Taste of the Arts Week #1 (Gr. 1-8)

Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A fun week featuring a variety of arts activities! This 4 day week offers a glimpse into the world of visual arts, dance, photography and music! For students Gr. 1-8.

... more

SWC2019 - Art Attack! (for Gr. 1-4)

Jul 8 - Jul 12, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a week for our visually artistic campers! Students will get the chance to create their very own works of art in different arts mediums. For students grades 1-4.

... more

SWC2019 - Ready, Set, Cook! (Grades 5-8)

Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Calling all food lovers! Campers will be creating meals and working on proper kitchen etiquette and technique in this week of camp geared for those in Grades 5-8.

... more

SWC2019 - Ready, Set, Cook! (Grades 1-4)

Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THIS CAMP IN NOW FULL! Calling all food lovers! Campers will be creating meals and working on proper kitchen etiquette and technique in this week of camp geared toward those in grades 1-4.

... more

SWC2019 - Broadway Bound (Gr. 5-8)

Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This exciting week of camp is for all those musical theatre lovers out there. A week of singing, dancing and acting - putting all 3 together is challenging and rewarding! For students Gr. 5-8.

... more

SWC2019 - Art Attack (for Gr. 5-8)

Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a week for our visually artistic campers! Students will get the chance to create their very own works of art in different arts mediums. For students grades 1-4.

... more

SWC2019 - Youth Yoga and Wellness (Gr. 1-8)

Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This camp week is a fun look at the road to wellness, what that means and some of the activities and practices that can lead us there. This week features yoga for youth - great for self esteem building and finding focus. For students Gr. 1-8.

... more

SWC2019 - Music To My Ears (Gr. 1-4)

Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a fun camp week for all those music lovers out there! Piano and vocals will be featured during this fun week at GSOTA. For students Gr. 1-4.

... more

SWC2019 - Taste of the Arts Week #2 (Gr. 1-8)

Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A fun week featuring a variety of arts activities! This camp week offers a glimpse into the world of visual arts, photography, theatre, culinary arts and music! For students Gr. 1-8.

... more

Current

GSOTA Jr. Chef Program

ASC2018 - Cooking 101 (Grades 1-4)

Sep 18, 2018 - May 28, 2019 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Cooking 101' course is a first step in opening up the world of the Culinary Arts for students at the Gibson School of the Arts. While preparing fun recipes, students will learn how to work safely in a kitchen while acquiring skills in following a recipe and basic measurement.

Every child should have the opportunity to get into the kitchen and cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill that sets us up for healthy eating habits and helps to foster their creativity. This class is all about letting kids taste, smell and explore ingredients. Often in a safe, new environment even the pickiest of eaters will explore and try new foods.

... more

ASC2018 - Cooking 101 (Grades 3-6)

Sep 19, 2018 - May 29, 2019 Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Cooking 101' course is a first step in opening up the world of the Culinary Arts for students at the Gibson School of the Arts. While preparing fun recipes, students will learn how to work safely in a kitchen while acquiring skills in following a recipe and basic measurement.

Every child should have the opportunity to get into the kitchen and cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill that sets us up for healthy eating habits and helps to foster their creativity. This class is all about letting kids taste, smell and explore ingredients. Often in a safe, new environment even the pickiest of eaters will explore and try new foods.

... more

ASC2018 - Cooking 101 (Grades 5-8)

Sep 20, 2018 - May 30, 2019 Thursdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The 'Cooking 101' course is a first step in opening up the world of the Culinary Arts for students at the Gibson School of the Arts. While preparing fun recipes, students will learn how to work safely in a kitchen while acquiring skills in following a recipe and basic measurement.

Every child should have the opportunity to get into the kitchen and cook. Cooking is a valuable life skill that sets us up for healthy eating habits and helps to foster their creativity. This class is all about letting kids taste, smell and explore ingredients. Often in a safe, new environment even the pickiest of eaters will explore and try new foods.

... more
Music

ASC2018 - Group Guitar (Grades 1-4)

Sep 15, 2018 - May 25, 2019 Saturdays 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Learning and playing the guitar offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the mind, find personal expression and interact with others in the enjoyment of music. Classes will introduce students to exciting and stimulating songs using common chords, fingerstyle and strumming techniques, and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to compose their own patterns and tunes. Students will be encouraged to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

... more

ASC2018 - Group Guitar (Grades 5-8)

Sep 15, 2018 - May 25, 2019 Saturdays 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning and playing the guitar offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the mind, find personal expression and interact with others in the enjoyment of music. Classes will introduce students to exciting and stimulating songs using common chords, fingerstyle and strumming techniques, and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to compose their own patterns and tunes. Students will be encouraged to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

... more

ASC2018 - Group Piano (Grades 1-4)

Sep 15 (9:00 AM - 9:45 PM), Sep 22 (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM), Sep 29 (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM), Oct 6 (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM), Oct 13 (9:00 AM - 9:45 AM), Oct 20 (9:0

Piano playing is a wonderful avenue for developing the mind and for finding personal expression. Group classes will cover playing technique and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to write and learn their own note patterns and tunes. Students will be provided with weekly theory sheets to complete at home. We also encourage them to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

... more

ASC2018 - Group Piano (Grades 5-8)

Sep 15 (10:30 AM - 11:15 PM), Sep 22 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM), Sep 29 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM), Oct 6 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM), Oct 13 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM), O

Piano playing is a wonderful avenue for developing the mind and for finding personal expression. Group classes will cover playing technique and note reading. As part of the learning process, students will have the opportunity to write and learn their own note patterns and tunes. Students will be provided with weekly theory sheets to complete at home. We also encourage them to practice playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

... more

ASC2018 - Music Theory 101

Sep 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, Apr 2, 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25 2018/2019 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Music theory is an exciting language that will be introduced to students. It is a complement to instrument performance and will help cultivate a greater appreciation of music at all levels. Classes will cover: rhythm, harmony and melody, form, and texture. Students will be provided with theory worksheets and fun games to practice their new language.

... more

TC1819 - Music Theory 101 (Teens)

Sep 15 (12:45 PM - 1:30 PM), Sep 22 (12:45 PM - 1:30 PM), Sep 29 (12:45 PM - 1:30 PM), Oct 6 (12:45 PM - 1:30 PM), Oct 13 (12:45 PM - 1:30 PM), Oct 20

Music theory is an exciting language that will be introduced to students. It is a complement to instrument performance and will help cultivate a greater appreciation of music at all levels. Classes will cover: rhythm, harmony and melody, form, and texture. Students will be provided with theory worksheets and fun games to practice their new language.

... more

ASC2018 - GSOTA Jr. Choir

Sep 20, 2018 - May 30, 2019 Thursdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sing your favourite contemporary songs and a few classics in a choir setting! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn basic music theory, proper vocal technique and work on their harmonizing skills in this fun and inclusive class!

... more

TC1819 - GSOTA Sr. Choir

Sep 20, 2018 - May 30, 2019 Thursdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sing your favourite contemporary songs and a few classics in a choir setting! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn basic music theory, proper vocal technique and work on their harmonizing skills in this fun and inclusive class!

... more
Theatre

ASC2018 - Theatre Tots (Ages 4-6)

Sep 18, 2018 - May 28, 2019 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Get ready to play on stage! Join Chandra as she takes your little ones on adventures in the world of theatre. Song, dance and storytelling abound as we discover characters, stagecraft and confidence in a fun, exciting program! Never a dull moment with a dazzling piece to share during the final week of class!

... more

STP2019 - 'Looking Glass Land' by James Devita

Tue & Thu Feb 26 - May 9

Join our Spring Theatre Production for 2019, 'Looking Glass Land' by James Devita! There's a part for everyone in this fun and exciting play, directed by the fabulous Chandra Pepper!

... more
Visual Arts

ASC2018 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 1-4)

Sep 18, 2018 - May 28, 2019 Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Stretch your imagination and hone your observational skills through traditional and contemporary approaches in drawing, watercolour and collage. Paint moody landscapes, turn sounds into shapes and colour, make pop-up cards for someone special, and much more!

... more

ASC2018 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 5-8)

Sep 18, 2018 - May 28, 2019 Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Experiment with a variety of media including pencil, watercolour, chalk pastel, collage and more. A focus on traditional and contemporary techniques, while touching on the basics of colour and design to take your art to a new level!

... more

ASC2018 - The Art of Printmaking (Grades 1-4)

Sep 20, 2018 - May 30, 2019 Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Enter the mesmerizing world of 'Collagraph!' This authentic method of printmaking is a artistic and creative take on a basic collage. Instead of a board, a cut out image is used as the template (such as a leaf). Smaller detailed paper cut outs will then be glued in layers. Layering the paper creates detail and separation. The cut out image (template) will then be inked up and transferred onto paper as the completed art piece.

Class theme will change with the seasons, with Fall being our starting point. As classes progress, materials such as string, straw or burlap will be used to further create texture and interest.

The student will gain a thrilling result from their starting collage to a finished printed art piece! Students will get the opportunity to experiment with dyed paper techniques to bring new dimensions to their prints.

... more

ASC2018 - The Art of Printmaking (Grades 5-8)

Sep 20, 2018 - May 30, 2019 Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Enter the mesmerizing world of 'Collagraph!' This authentic method of printmaking is a artistic and creative take on a basic collage. Instead of a board, a cut out image is used as the template (such as a leaf). Smaller detailed paper cut outs will then be glued in layers. Layering the paper creates detail and separation. The cut out image (template) will then be inked up and transferred onto paper as the completed art piece.

Class theme will change with the seasons, with Fall being our starting point. As classes progress, materials such as string, straw or burlap will be used to further create texture and interest.

The student will gain a thrilling result from their starting collage to a finished printed art piece! Students will get the opportunity to experiment with dyed paper techniques to bring new dimensions to their prints.

... more
Writing

ASC2018 - Creative Writing (Grades 7-8)

Sep 19, 2018 - May 29, 2019 Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

During this 8-week, pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses, creative writing workshop course, writers in grades 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to explore, dream, and create, all while exploring their voice and creative talents. This course will not critique, foster competition, give strict rules or pressure participants to write things they don’t want to write.

... more

TC1819 - Creative Writing (Teens)

Sep 19, 2018 - May 29, 2019 Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

During this 8-week, pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses, creative writing workshop course, writers from grades 9 through 12 will expand their talent, gain skills and explore the power of words to express who they really are.

This course will not critique, foster competition, give strict rules or pressure participants to write things they don’t want to write.

... more