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August 2019

Kids Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Ave
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2J1 Canada
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Free

Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).

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Summer Art Workshop: Animation Principles at Winged Canvas

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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If your dream is to be an animator, this full day animation workshop is a perfect start! Artist & animator Jesse DeNobrega will introduce the 12 principles of animation in an interactive slideshow, and you’ll choose one principle to create your very own original looping animation! This is a multimedia workshop, and a smartphone is required. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/summer-art-workshops

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Digital Art at Winged Canvas

Saturday, August 24 @ 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, August 24, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Break out your tablet, or laptop and explore art beyond paper! Our Digital Art class will cover techniques including digital drawing & painting, from simple pixel characters to background creation, to more realistic subjects, We’ll work on building the foundational skills needed to create digital art of your choice, like skin tones for portraits, concept art for environments or character designs. Demonstrations will be done each class in Adobe Photoshop, but students may work in any digital art app or…

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Intensive Drawing class at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Sunday, August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 25, 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. For more information, visit our website:…

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Acrylic Painting 101 at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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If you like the idea of painting but feel like you’re a complete beginner, or have completely forgotten the techniques you learned a long time ago, this 4 week course is perfect for you! Learn how to paint in the popular medium of acrylic and rediscover painting in an inspiring studio space filled with artwork, materials, and creative peers! The first two weeks are taught step by step to learn the process of painting. The last two weeks is a…

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Genée International Ballet Competition

Thursday, August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 4G1 Canada
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$50

One of the dance world’s most prestigious events, the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) Genée International Ballet Competition returns to Toronto for the first time since 2008. Open to the public to attend, the Semi-Finals and Final will be an exhilarating showcase as some of the finest young dancers from around the world compete toe-to-toe for gold, silver and bronze awards and valuable industry recognition. Each competitor will perform three solos: a 19th or 20th century variation; an individual piece…

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Summer Intensive: Digital Art & Design at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Friday, August 30 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:15 am, repeating until Friday, August 30, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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If you’re interested in graphic design, this is a camp you won’t want to miss! First, we’ll dive into the seven principles of design so teens will learn the fundamentals. Then we’ll learn how to apply those principles in a variety of digital projects, such as logo and poster design that explore typography and iconography. Students can choose whether to pursue digital painting or design in their final project. Skills learned: Principles of Design, typography, layout, colour theory Supplemental Programs:…

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Artfest Toronto

Friday, August 30 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada
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Artfest Toronto at the Distillery takes place on two holiday long weekends in the summer. The show focuses on fine art and craft with a splash of gourmet food. A curated selection of 80 artists from across Ontario, Quebec and beyond will be exhibiting their art and craft throughout the Historic Distillery District. You will discover paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass art, jewellery, designer clothing and more. Live music will infuse the atmosphere for a pleasant tone for the event.…

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Free Workshops at Art One Academy Markham!

Saturday, August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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Free

Art One Academy Markham would be delighted to invite you to come and have fun with us at our 1.5-hour Art Workshops. Students ages 4 and up will spend the day creating beautiful one-of-a-kind artworks and making new friends during their time at our Art School. Registration is required as space is limited. Friday, August 30 at 5.30pm-7pm. Ages 4-12. Summer landscape and Flowers Saturday, August 31 at 10am-11.30am. Ages 4-12. Summer landscape and Flowers

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Cartooning & Anime classes at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2019

Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Learn the techniques and methods to help you draw your favourite cartoons and anime characters, step by step in this exciting class! In Cartooning & Anime class, students will improve their drawing skills and learn the art of storytelling. We’ll learn how to turn real people into cartoon and anime versions of themselves, design mashups with popular characters, and exaggerate expressions and actions. We will look at popular cartoons and anime from around the globe — particularly the world of…

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September 2019

Toronto Dragon Festival

Friday, September 6 - Sunday, September 8
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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Free

Three days of Dragons, drums and gongs, acrobatics, martial arts, folk dances and songs at Nathan Phillips Square! The festival offers a variety of cuisine, interactive activities, live stage performances which include Chinese folk arts, acrobatics, martial arts, calligraphy and painting, ethnic costumes and other colourful cultural displays. As an open-access event with free admission, Toronto Dragon Festival aims to engage the participants with Chinese culture in the most interactive way. Enjoy the Food and Dance with the Dragon!

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Summer Art Workshop: Oil Landscape

Saturday, September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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In this workshop, you’ll learn the techniques to paint a landscape in oil with award-winning artist Raffi Anderian. Raffi was an illustrator for the Toronto Star for 28 years and is known for his “Raffi’s Toronto” series of oil paintings, that were published monthly in the Toronto Star from 2014-2017. Raffi will guide you step-by-step to introduce you to oil painting and demonstrate techniques such as colour mixing, composition, and process. He’ll show you his personal painting techniques used to…

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McMichael Art Bus

Sunday, September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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$15

The McMichael Art Bus is back! From June through October, get on board the Art Bus on Sunday's* that will travel from downtown Toronto directly to the McMichael in Kleinburg. For only $15 + general admission, spend the day viewing the exhibitions, walking the grounds and perusing the Gallery Shop.

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Danforth East Arts Fair

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15
Danforth East, Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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The Danforth East Arts Fair is a free event held in East Lynn Park, located on the south side of the Danforth between Coxwell and Woodbine. Back for its 11th year, the fair brings together an electric mix of local Toronto artisans to showcase their work. Browse 50-plus vendor booths while listening to live acoustic music performance scheduled through the weekend. Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth, grab an ice cream cone, a cappuccino or lunch,…

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Summer Art Workshop: Concept Art

Saturday, September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Leave reality behind and enter the wondrous world of concept art with professional illustrator Cindy Fan. This workshop will introduce you to the process of concept art and how concept art applies to video games and movies. You’ll learn composition techniques, ways to use colour effectively and how to turn ideas into storyboard-like composition sketches. Cindy will also give a short presentation on digital techniques she personally uses in her work. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/summer-art-workshops

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McMichael Art Bus

Sunday, September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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$15

The McMichael Art Bus is back! From June through October, get on board the Art Bus on Sunday's* that will travel from downtown Toronto directly to the McMichael in Kleinburg. For only $15 + general admission, spend the day viewing the exhibitions, walking the grounds and perusing the Gallery Shop.

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Summer Art Workshop: Plein Air in Gouache

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Learn to paint en plein air (outdoors) with Winged Canvas co-founder and award-winning artist Fei Lu. Historic Main Street Unionville will provide the beautiful scenery and Fei will provide the guidance. She’ll teach a step-by-step lesson in the AM, followed by open painting at two locations in the PM. In the event of inclement weather, this workshop will run on Sunday, September 22. Meet at 10:00am at the Starbucks on Main Street Unionville. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/summer-art-workshops

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Summer Art Workshop: Plein Air in Gouache

Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Learn to paint en plein air (outdoors) with Winged Canvas co-founder and award-winning artist Fei Lu. Historic Main Street Unionville will provide the beautiful scenery and Fei will provide the guidance. She’ll teach a step-by-step lesson in the AM, followed by open painting at two locations in the PM. In the event of inclement weather, this workshop will run on Sunday, September 22. Meet at 10:00am at the Starbucks on Main Street Unionville. For more information, visit our website: https://www.wingedcanvas.com/summer-art-workshops

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Learn to Paint PA Day Camp Bundle

Monday, September 23 @ 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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BSM Stroller Tours

Wednesday, September 25 @ 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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Barrie Culture Days

Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map
Free
Barrie Culture Days

The City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration designed to catalyze and inspire public participation in arts and culture from September 27 to 29, 2019. Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first Culture Days was held in September 2010 in over 700 Canadian cities and towns and was a great success. Annually,…

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The Big Draw Festival Toronto 2019

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Free
The Big Draw Festival

Ready. Set. Draw! The world’s largest drawing festival is coming to Toronto History Museums. The free event is open to all-ages and abilities and welcomes everyone who loves to draw to make a mark on their city. Bring your own paints, pencils, and crayons or use those provided to create your own masterpiece. Get inspired by the sites' architecture, artefacts and gardens or participate in a collaborative art project. The Big Draw Festival has attracted more than four million people…

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Culture Days Weekend

Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, September 29
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Free

Enjoy a weekend of free admission as part of Culture Days, Canada’s national celebration of community arts. Explore the Gardiner’s world-renowned collection of ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Europe, China, Japan, and contemporary pottery. Guided tours will take place daily at 2 pm. 10 am – 4 pm | Raku firing on the Plaza Join us for live Raku firing! An exciting pottery technique that has its origins in 16th-century Japan, Raku ware is placed in a container with combustible…

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Culture Days Milton!

Saturday, September 28
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join us a for a Cultural Extravaganza at the First Ontario Arts Centre Milton! Free activities for all! Join us at the Escarpment Hall on Saturday Sept 27 12-4pm for Creative Art & Crafts, with a mindful purpose! Then stay and explore all the amazing cultural and artistic events! Free!

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Kinderflute – Luna’s Magic Flute

Saturday, September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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Free

Join innovative music teacher Stéphanie Superle for an introductory Kinderflute program. Accompanied by a pianist, she will be sharing the story and music of Luna’s Magic flute. Adapting the tale into a musical story, Stephanie brings Luna to life with lovely illustrations and storytelling. The Kinderflute method, designed for children aged four to eight, incorporates a wide range of games, breathing exercises, listening, movement, and other fun group activities. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even realize they’re learning!…

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October 2019

Nuit Blanche at the BSM

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, October 6 @ 7:00 am
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
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Nuit Blanche

Join us for Nuit Blanche and experience art all night long! All museum exhibitions are open all night! October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 6 @ 7:00 am Free Event

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I am me. I am heart.

Saturday, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
David Crombie Park, 131 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

On October 5th, while the city celebrates the annual Toronto Nuit Blanche event, we invite you to take part in our own version of Nuit Blanche by participating in an interactive sensory experience inspired by our award-winning documentary “At Heart” (www.jamiiesplanade.org/atheart2018). To attend the shows (one show per hour – only 24 people at the time) and enjoy our performance as well as supporting our wonderful cast of 25 Esplanadians please register here for free!: www.eventbrite.ca/e/i-am-me-i-am-heart-tickets-74432620973

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School Strike Day Camp at Art One Academy Markham

Monday, October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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We will be offering a Day Camp in the event of school closures starting at Mon, Oct 7. Students will be spending a day of art, creativity, and making new friends. We provide two healthy snacks and drinks during the day. Children will stay physically active by participating in Yoga and Creative Movements programs. All art supplies are provided. FEES: Full Day Camp (9am – 4pm): $80 Half Day Camp (9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm): $50 Extended Hours…

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Opera Lab: Movement & Dance

Tuesday, October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 4G1 Canada
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Free

Movement and dance are a key part of storytelling in Dvořák’s Rusalka, a familiar fairytale about a beautiful mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. Discover how ballet is cleverly used in this opera to highlight the divide between the human world and the supernatural. No previous experience with opera is necessary. Participants are selected based on the interest and relevance demonstrated in their online application.

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Wee-fun Wednesdays

Wednesday, October 9 @ 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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P.A Day Camp for Peel & Halton Designated Days

Friday, October 11 @ 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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Halloween Spooktackular!

Friday, October 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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$25

Let's kick start your Kids Halloween fun with a morning of Arts & Crafts on Friday October 11th at 10:30am-11:30am! Ages 0-4yrs. Dress up your littles Ghouls & Goblins, Prince & Princesses & Superheros! Our C.Y.C.P's will be dressed up as well!​

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Oil Painting at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Saturday, October 12 @ 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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McMichael Art Bus

Sunday, October 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Art Bus will run on October 19 and not October 20.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0 Canada
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$15

The McMichael Art Bus is back! From June through October, get on board the Art Bus on Sunday's* that will travel from downtown Toronto directly to the McMichael in Kleinburg. For only $15 + general admission, spend the day viewing the exhibitions, walking the grounds and perusing the Gallery Shop.

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Silkscreen Workshops for All Ages

Monday, October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Kingi’s Art Space, 516 Rogers Road
Toronto, ON M6M 1B3 Canada
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$49

Kids will design their own screenprint, make a silkscreen and print fabric, t-shirts, totebags and more in my silkscreen studio/teaching space. All ages are welcome to participate. I am a teaching partner with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Public Library for my Fabric Design/ Fashion / Silkscreen Workshops, for grades 2 to 12. Parents are welcome, if they like too. My classes encourage upcycling and creative ways to reuse, and make better what you already have. All…

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