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November 2019

Daily Pre-School Workshops at Main Street Kids

Wednesday, November 20 - Friday, December 20
Main Street Kids Unionville, 157 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R2H1 Canada
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$25
Pre-School Programs at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids Pre-School Workshops run each weekday and offer enhanced hands-on learning activities that inspire and encourage children ages 2 –4 years. Children will get their hands into learning while being introduced to a variety of topics. Pre-reading, number/letter recognition, science and math are explored through these workshops in a fun and creative way. See website for registration information.

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Fall Art Classes registration at Art One Academy Markham!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Monday, February 3, 2020
Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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Art One Academy Markham offers a high quality education and instruction in the visual art with the learning environment that is as unique as each student and art classes for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Our programs has been designed to combine the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture into exceptional program that utilizes a broad range of materials and based on The Ontario Curriculum for Arts. Art history is introduced through hand-on projects that include assignments on Canadian…

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Youth Pottery (6-14) at the MNjcc

Wednesday, November 20 - Monday, November 25
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor
Toronto, M5S 2J2
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$285

Get creative and make fun, functional projects using pinch pot, coil and slab techniques. Includes materials and firings. POTTERY 1 (ages 6 - 10) Mondays | 4:30 - 5:30 pm September 9 - November 25 Wednesdays | 4:30 - 5:30 pm September 11 - November 13 Saturdays | 9:00 - 10:30 am *NEW* September 14 - November 9 POTTERY 2 (ages 11 - 14) *NEW* Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm September 14 - November 9 (No classes September…

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Art Foundations Class for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, December 18
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Kids will grow their creative thinking and technical art skills in this one-of-a-kind mixed art class that covers a variety of mediums and art styles. The instructors will introduce an art concept or material each week and work with students step by step to create meaningful artwork. Classes are small, so each student gets one-on-one guidance and time with the instructor. This is a perfect beginner to intermediate class to try different art materials and experiment with techniques to build…

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Family Kit: Among All These Tundras

Wednesday, November 20 - Saturday, December 7
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0H4 Canada
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Free

Looking for something to do with the kids in the city? Bring the family to Onsite Gallery, OCAD University! We're happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, Family Kit / Among All These Tundras. Intended audiences: Children from 3 years +, but toddlers may also join the fun Teenagers Their companions and/or caregivers

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Toronto Biennial of Art

Wednesday, November 20 @ 3:41 am - Sunday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by free exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time. The inaugural Biennial will present over 100 works by Canadian, Indigenous, and International artists installed at more than 10 sites on or near…

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The Dr. Seuss Experience

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Square One Shopping Centre, 199 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience! An imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax! ...make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ...stroll through towering clovers listening for…

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Wee-fun Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St., S.,
Newmarket, ONT L3Y 3Y7 Canada
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$3

Toddlers aged 1 to 3 are invited to this drop-in session dedicated to making crafts and other activities. Activities will stimulate communication, cooperation and imagination through arts and crafts and playtime. When: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon Where: Elman W. Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South) Cost: $3 per child and caregivers are required. Weekly Themes: Under the Sea - September 18 Art Attack & Crayon Creations - September 25 Fall Fun - October 2 Thanksgiving - October…

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Drawing Techniques Classes at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Wednesday, November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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This is a great class for beginners or those looking to sharpen their realistic drawing skills. We’ll use a variety of dry mediums such as pencil, chalk pastel, and coloured pencils to explore the foundations of drawing. Students will learn fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading and blending. Lessons are presented step-by-step, but intermediate level students may choose their own subject matter and receive personalized instruction on their projects. Our small class size ensures that there is more time…

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P.A Day Camp for Peel & Halton Designated Days

Friday, November 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$60
halton PA Days

Join us for fun filled PA Days! Superhero Arts & Crafts, games, movies so much more! Here is a list of P.D days in Halton/Peel We are now open for registration! All PD Day camps will be held in Mississauga for $60 per day plus HST Hours are 9am-4pm ** Early drop off and late pick up are available for an additional fee Halton Region P.D Days September 16, 2019 October 11, 2019 November 22, 2019 January 31, 2020 February…

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Oil Painting at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 30, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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This is a class for teens and adults to learn and experiment with different oil painting techniques and subject matter. We'll show you all the basics, from creating an underpainting to mixing colour to blending/layering techniques, to value and composition. Studies include master copies of famous painters, still life, landscapes, portraits, and more. Students will have creative license and flexibility with their subject matter and receive personalized instruction suitable to their level and interests. For more information, visit our website:…

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Intensive Drawing class at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 15, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Intensive Drawing covers fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, and principles such as composition. Advanced groups learn how to draw realistic faces, perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, crayon, pen, coloured pencils, markers and pastels. Although drawing exercises are assigned, projects will cater to each individual interest to make projects interesting and fun.

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Semi-Nude Life Drawing at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, November 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 7, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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This 8-week course will teach you a solid foundation of figure drawing, including gesture, proportions, structure and form with various short and long poses. Students will work from a partially clothed model and receive personalized instruction and one-on-one critiques. All model fees are included. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/life-drawing-art-class

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Watercolour Painting at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 8, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Build on your watercolour painting skills in this 8-week advanced course for teens and adults. Students will explore and try a variety of watercolour techniques to create beautiful paintings of different subjects, including landscapes and portraiture. The instructor will cover sky painting techniques, washes and colour layering, painting accurate skin tones and more. Works by artists such as J.M.W Turner and Georgia O’Keefe will be studied. At the end of the course, students will be given time to work on…

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Power Kids: PK Poetry Slam

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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FREE

Vincent Meessen’s video installation Ultramarine at The Power Plant features a spoken word performance by legendary poet Gylan Kain. Spoken word is a performance art that focuses on the words used and how they are pronounced. In this workshop, we will learn how to put together words and rhymes to create poems with guest artist Patrick de Belen. The program will end with an open mic for participants to share their writing. To register to PK Poetry Slam, please visit…

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BSM Stroller Tours

Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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BSM Stroller Tours

We know it can be tricky to find things to do with a little one! So come and join a group of other moms and babies for a docent-led tour of the BSM. Tours are held on the last Wednesday of every month. $14 for mom and baby (under 5 years of age) | Free for Friends of the BSM | Please register by calling  416-979-7799 x 242 or emailing education@batashoemuseum.ca.

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December 2019

Winter Fair

Sunday, December 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Avenue
Toronto, M4V 2W6
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$2 – $20

The Winter Fair offers Storytelling, Craft Making, Puppet Shows, Candle-Dipping, Cafes, Interactive Experiences, and Fireside fun for the whole family! -Amazing craft activities for children in the Jack Frost Room -Candle Dipping -Visit the Good Witch: not scary at all, but rather a beautiful experience for children -Make a wish on the Wishing Tree - Enjoy a Puppet Show! - Get mesmerized by enchanting Storytelling! - Experience the wonder of the Woodland Pond: a spectacular transformation of a classroom into…

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YPT PA Day – Play in a Day

Friday, December 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$91

YPT is running full-day workshops on PA Days in the TDSB/TCDSB for children in Grades 1-3 and 4-6. Each full-day workshop will run from 9AM to 3:30PM with early drop-off available from 8:30AM. These sessions are being offered at the specially-discounted price of $91 per participant. Participants will experience fun drama exercises led by great artist educators, culminating in a collaboratively-created “play in a day”. A backstage tour with a behind-the-scenes peek at the theatrical process is included. At 3PM,…

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A Million Billion Pieces ASL Interpreted Performance

Sunday, December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$19 – $24

When a touch could be a lifeline – or lethal – two 16-year-olds dare to tempt fate. Pria and Theo are isolated by a rare disease that could prove deadly if they make contact. Craving connection, they progress from flirty DMs to a precarious encounter, each with their own reason to test what it is to live – and love – like other people. RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 8-12 | AGES 13 & UP Runs approx. 80 min. ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES…

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A Million Billion Pieces RELAXED Performance

Sunday, December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$19 – $24

When a touch could be a lifeline – or lethal – two 16-year-olds dare to tempt fate. Pria and Theo are isolated by a rare disease that could prove deadly if they make contact. Craving connection, they progress from flirty DMs to a precarious encounter, each with their own reason to test what it is to live – and love – like other people. RELAXED PERFORMANCES Relaxed Performances include extra features to make the theatre-going experience more sensory-friendly, including a…

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Power Kids: We Are The Stars

Sunday, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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Free

Through the cracks of the floorboards in You Are Everywhere, one of Hajra Waheed’s installations at The Power Plant, we can see twinkling stars. They can be easily missed if you don’t pay close attention. In this workshop we will collectively create a large-scale alternate universe on black paper using paint with tin foil, plastic wrap, tape, and marbles. To register to We Are The Stars, please visit http://bit.ly/PKWeAreTheStars Power Kids is a free and collaborative art-making workshop. It is…

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Maria Chapdelaine – Les Matinées Francophones

Saturday, December 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free with gallery admission. RSVP required.

Join a French-language tour of Clarence Gagnon’s beloved illustrations for Maria Chapdelaine with Senior Educator Lisa Laurin. Exhibition tours in French, preceded by a petit-dejeuner. Free with gallery admission. RSVP required.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio RELAXED Performance

Saturday, December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $54

This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation. Runs approx. 85 min. RELAXED PERFORMANCES Relaxed Performances include extra features to make the theatre-going experience more sensory-friendly, including a relaxed attitude to our general rules, slightly adjusted sound and lighting levels, a calm area to watch the show on video…

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Happy Holidays from the McMichael

Sunday, December 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free with gallery admission.

Celebrate the festive season in French, Canadian, and Maritime style with special exhibitions, art workshops and performances for the whole family as the McMichael transforms into a magical winter wonderland. This event is free with gallery admission.

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Happy Holidays from the McMichael

Sunday, December 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada

Celebrate the festive season in French, Canadian, and Maritime style with special exhibitions, art workshops and performances for the whole family as the McMichael transforms into a magical winter wonderland. All holiday programming this year is free with gallery admission. Itinerary Holiday performance & sing-along 2 to 3 pm • Gallery 8 Enjoy this festive performance and sing-along by Hugh Barnett and Jessica Doyle with songs in both English and French. Drop-in art workshops 11 am to 4 pm • Education Space…

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The Adventures of Pinocchio Audio Described Performance

Sunday, December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$10 – $54

THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation. (+ 1PM Touch Tour) RECOMMENDED FOR SK-GRADE 6 | AGES 5 & UP Runs approx. 85 min. AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Audio Described Performances feature spoken representation of onstage action for audience members who are blind or partially…

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Winter Camp 2019-2020 at Art One Academy Markham!

Monday, December 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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Our doors will be open for four fun-packed days of art during the winter holidays of our Winter Camp: Monday, December 23 and December 30, Thursday, January 2 and Friday, January 3 We will be offering a variety of projects exploring different media ranging from watercolour, collage, and mixed media sculpture. Young artists will be creating delightful masterpieces inspired by nature. Experienced art instructors, exciting art projects, 2 complimentary snacks, yoga daily and a fun atmosphere will make this a…

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Happy New Year! from the McMichael

Sunday, December 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free with gallery admission.

Discover the customs and traditions of New Year observances from around the world with artmaking activities. This event is free with gallery admission.

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Winter Camp at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Monday, December 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Warm-up with creativity this winter at Markham's Art Hub! Winter break is the perfect time to learn sculpture, drawing and painting techniques with new friends. Magic & Fantasy (Sculpture) Mon, Dec 30 If you love wizards (hello Harry Potter!), dragons & mythological creatures and Disney fairytales then this camp is for you! Learn sculpture techniques using Sculpy to create your own fantasy creature. All high-quality art materials are included, and two snacks are provided each full day. Extended hours are…

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Winter Camp at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Tuesday, December 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Winter Landscapes (Painting) Tue, Dec 31 Embrace the cold Canadian winter and get inspired by the beauty of sparkly snow scenes. Using acrylic paint, we’ll learn techniques like colour mixing and brushwork to create a stunning winter snowscape. All high-quality art materials are included, and two snacks are provided each full day. Extended hours are available until 5:30 pm and early drop off is free!

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January 2020

Winter Camp at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Cartooning & Anime (Drawing). Learn how to draw your favourite cartoons, design a cartoon mashup with popular characters, and design your own anime character! We’ll also explore the popular world of Japanese Manga. All high-quality art materials are included, and two snacks are provided each full day. Extended hours are available until 5:30 pm and early drop off is free! Thursday, January 2, 2020

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Winter Camp at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Comics & Superheroes (Drawing) From popular comics to the world of Marvel and DC, this day is all about drawing your favourite superheroes and villains! You’ll learn how to draw action figures step by step, and you’ll have the option to design your own superhero and apply the art of storytelling. All high-quality art materials are included, and two snacks are provided each full day. Extended hours are available until 5:30 pm and early drop off is free! Friday January…

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Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM)

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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$159 – $199

Children's Art Classes These popular children’s art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development, cultivate art appreciation and introduce children to the art of Canada through in-gallery activities. Facilitated by professional art instructors, children will be divided into age-appropriate groups to be determined upon registration. Registration required. Fee per 8-week session: $199 general public; $159 McMichael members. Ages 5 to 12. Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm.

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Learn to Paint PA Day Camp Bundle

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9:00 am

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Register for a full year of PA Day Camps: Get 7 PA Day Painting Camps for the price of 6! On York Region PA Days, we get out our brushes and explore the world of painting! We begin each camp with guided step-by-step painting in the AM, followed by open painting in the PM, where campers can enjoy the freedom to paint anything they choose, with personalized instruction from a professional artist instructor. For kids who want to learn painting,…

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YPT PA Day – Play in a Day

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$75

YPT is running full-day workshops on PA Days in the TDSB/TCDSB for children in Grades 1-3 and 4-6. Each full-day workshop will run from 9AM to 3:30PM with early drop-off available from 8:30AM. These sessions are being offered at the specially-discounted price of $75 per participant. Participants will experience fun drama exercises led by great artist-educators, culminating in a collaboratively-created “play in a day”. A backstage tour with a behind-the-scenes peek at the theatrical process is included. At 3PM, parents…

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