School of the Arts - Courses

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Adult Arts

DFM2019 - Drawing From The Model

Feb 2 - Mar 9, 2019 Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Structured exercises from short gestures to sustained poses, using nude and draped models. Principles of composition, proportion and volume are explored through line and tone and the modeling of light and shadow. Suitable for beginners and pros alike!

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Theatre

WTP2019 - Winter Theatre Production

Tue & Thu Jan 8 - Feb 28

Join GSOTA's Teen Winter Theatre Production! Work on your acting skills with the amazing Chandra Pepper and put together a production to be proud of! Show dates are March 1st and 2nd 2019.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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