School of the Arts - Courses

Upcoming

Adult Arts

AAW2019 - Intro To Paint: Workshop Series

Nov 3 - Nov 17, 2019 Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This class will introduce participants to painting using acrylic media. Through demonstration and observation, they will learn the various qualities of acrylic paint and how to apply it.

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AAW2019 - Intro To Paint: Workshop Series

Jan 12 - Jan 26, 2020 Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This class will introduce participants to painting using acrylic media. Through demonstration and observation, they will learn the various qualities of acrylic paint and how to apply it.

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AAC2019 - Portrait Drawing

Feb 1 - Mar 7, 2020 Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Develop skill in drawing portraits from the model using observation and exercises to better understand the structure of the human head and proper placement and design of facial features.

Work at your own level with individual guidance! Appropriate for beginners, advanced artists or for students building a portfolio.

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AAC2019 - Figure Drawing

Apr 6 - May 11, 2020 Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Structured exercises from short gestures to sustained poses will introduce participants to elements of figure drawing and help artists sharpen their observational skills!

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Current

Adult Arts

AAC2019 - Drawing From The Model

Sep 23 - Nov 4, 2019 Mondays 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

These workshops will enhance participants' drawing skills and observational awareness through a variety of nude and draped poses.

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Adult Yoga

AAC2019 - Yoga Fusion

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A beautifully balanced fusion of power and relaxation movements inspired by yoga, pilates, tai chi and callanetics. Combining poses with movement, stretches and breath, this class is designed to help you feel stronger, more flexible, and balanced.
The perfect way to nourish your mind body and soul in a beautiful calm space.
Come feel good ~ inside out and upside down.

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Arts & Tech

ASC2019 - Build-A-Bot (Gr. 3 - 8)

Sep 16, 2019 - Jun 8, 2020 Mondays 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

**FALL TERM NOW FULL** In this course, students will be learning the basics of mechanical design, programming and simple machines by building their own robots!

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GSOTA Jr. Chef Program

ASC2019 - Cooking 101: Kitchen Basics (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - Jun 2, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Cooking 201: Kitchen Basics (Grades 5-8)

Sep 18, 2019 - May 27, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Cooking 202: Culinary Adventure (Grades 5-8)

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

After you know the basics in the kitchen you are ready to step into a world of culinary adventure. This course is designed with kids in mind - the favourites will still be made, and we will dive into more difficult recipes so as a budding chef you can develop the skills needed to share your culinary passion.

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Music

ASC2019 - Group Guitar (Grades 1-4)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Group Guitar (Grades 5-8)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 16, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Group Piano (Grades 1-4)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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 their playing at home as much as possible. Practice greatly accelerates learning!

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ASC2019 - Group Piano (Grades 5-8)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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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ASC2019 - Music Theory 101

Sep 14, 2019 - May 23, 2020 Saturdays 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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ASC2019 - Music Theory 101 (Teens)

Sep 14, 2019 - May 16, 2020 Saturdays 12:45 PM - 1:30 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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ASC2019 - GSOTA Jr. Choir

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 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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ASC2019 - GSOTA Sr. Choir

Sep 19, 2019 - Jun 4, 2020 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

ASC2019 - Theatre Tots (Ages 4-6)

Sep 17, 2019 - Jun 2, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Fall Theatre Production

Tue & Thu Oct 1 - Dec 5

Join our Fall Theatre Production for 2019! Directed by the fabulous Chandra Pepper - More details about the production coming soon!

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Visual Arts

ASC2019 - Intermediate Paint & Print (Gr. 5-8)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The next step for our older group of young visual artists...

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ASC2019 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 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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ASC2019 - Mixed Media Madness! (Grades 5-8)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 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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Yoga

ASC2019 - Intro To Yoga (Grades 1-4)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

A fun class to get your little yogis moving through poses, breath and play.
This energetic class is designed to help kids feel more focused, balanced and relaxed.
Inspired by our Youth and Wellness Feel Good Program ~ helping kids feel good inside out and upside down.

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ASC2019 - Intro To Yoga (Grades 5-8)

Sep 17, 2019 - May 26, 2020 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Move the body. Still the mind.
Setting the foundation for journey into self through a blended series connecting movement and breath. This energetic class is designed to introduce beginner yogis to the powerful transformative world of yoga, where a series of poses and breath work align to strengthen the body and relax the mind. Be bold. Be brave. Be YOU. Yes, you can!

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