DRUMSPEAK: Canada, what we love!

…Canada, what we need! This is the main chant that the Drumspeak kids are using as the basis for our rhythm composition. We began a few weeks ago by brainstorming about things they love about Canada, as well as things they think could be improved.

Risk Taking and Monster Making – Blog Post #3

In Art Place , Art Place 2016 , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / March 29, 2017

The workshop I took to the Adoption Council of Canada differs from Somerset West Community Health Centre group at LaRoche Park in a couple of ways. The age group is 14-16 or so and they are all in the care of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) for one reason or another. It’s also a big group.

Uncovering Conflicts – Blog Post #3

In Art Place 2016 , Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / March 29, 2017

Over the past month, From the Roots Theatre Project with the women at Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa has been overflowing with stories. Stories of hope and change, stories of fear and loss and stories celebrating womanhood.

Shipping Artworks

Written by Brenda Dunn, member of the Young Arts Leaders Collective Shipping is always a little nervy! Even the best possible packaging can go awry. But you can take some … Read More / Suite

The Fun of Frustration: Blog Post #2

In Art Place , Brenda Dunn By Brenda Dunn / March 21, 2017

During my Art Place residency, the initial plan was to have a couple of workshops for teens through the Somerset West Community Health Center as well as the regular session … Read More / Suite

Zip, Zap, Zop: Blog Post #2

In Naomi Tessler By Naomi Tessler / March 14, 2017

Zip, Zap, Zop is a longtime theatre game favourite, but it wasn’t on my workshop agenda until one of the participants in the workshop I led for newcomer girls at Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) last weekend requested it.

The Art of the Workshop

Written by Brenda Dunn, Member of Young Arts Leaders Collective Workshops can be an amazing way to fund your artistic practice and if you enjoy the process, they can also … Read More / Suite

Pas à pas, le chemin se trace – poste blog #1

Lors de la première rencontre avec les participants pour mon projet axé sur l’écriture théâtrale, il y en a certains qui ont accueilli ce projet à bras ouverts, avec enthousiasme, tandis que d’autres restaient silencieux ou alors, discrètement, prononçaient un faible “Je n’ai rien à dire”.

Springtime in the Jardin d’hiver – Blog Post #6

In Art Place 2016 , Bozica Radjenovic By Bozica Radjenovic / February 27, 2017

I am looking at a box filed with colorful artworks by the Club Casa de los Abuelos group. I remember Cynthia, Isabel, Felisa, Grabriela, Bertha, Chela, Elsa and Ana Maria. I miss my group! I don’t like to say goodbye and I don’t think I have to.

Free Online Resources for Artists

Written by Lenore Gale, Member of Young Arts Leaders Collective Often during panel events, one of the questions that often comes up is: “What are some great free tools and … Read More / Suite

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