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September 2020

Ontario Science Center Science at Home

Tuesday, September 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere. For the family that loves to experiment, this Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. We’ve got hands-on games and activities that range from getting your hands slimy to crafting gravity-defying chutes to exploring the nature in your backyard. These easy-to-follow guides are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision).

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Beginner Cartooning Class for Kids

Friday, September 11 @ 2:00 pm - Saturday, December 12 @ 3:00 pm
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Learn the techniques to draw your favourite cartoon characters from popular movies, anime, and video games, step-by-step in this beginner-friendly virtual art class for kids! In this cartooning and anime drawing class, kids will learn to draw cartoons online through live video chat with their teacher, and learn the techniques and creative process for the art of visual storytelling. Projects include designing your own cute chibi characters, drawing simple backgrounds, and best of all -- learning art and design principles…

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Realistic Drawing Classes for Teens

Saturday, September 12 - Saturday, December 12
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This intensive drawing class teaches fundamental realistic drawing techniques, suitable for teens and adults looking to improve on their drawing skills. Learn art concepts and techniques for drawing realism such as shading, 3D forms, perspective, blending, realistic linework and principles such as composition. We will learn how to draw realistic people, objects, things in perspective, and various shading techniques, which can later be applied to advanced studies in painting, design and sculpture. Students will work in various dry media such…

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Comics & Manga Art Mentorship for Teens

Saturday, September 12 - Saturday, December 12
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Students will learn the art of illustrated storytelling to create their very own comics and manga! Learn how to make readers laugh, cry and shiver with the art of pacing, panel creation and illustration. Find what style and genre is for you, whether you create the slice of life comic of your dreams or the horror comic of your nightmares! This online art mentorship program teaches the technical aspects behind panel illustration in both black and white and full colour,…

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Ripple Foundation’s Free, Virtual ‘Write It Workshops’

Saturday, September 12 - Saturday, December 19
Free

National youth-education charity, Ripple Foundation, has announced the extension of its free, coveted virtual ‘Write It Workshops’ until December 2020, to inspire children across Canada to continue their writing journeys. Geared towards those in grades 4-8, each 60-minute interactive session focuses on various aspects of story-writing, including brainstorming ideas, plot development and character creation. The program — designed by Certified Ontario Teachers, approved by Toronto Public Library and led by volunteers who have teaching experience and are avid readers and…

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Open Art Mentorship for Teens

Saturday, September 12 @ 11:00 am - Saturday, December 12 @ 12:30 pm
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Create differently, but together, and learn from each other! Open Art Mentorship is a weekly art jam & critique session that’s customized to the learning needs of a small group of like-minded creative people. This program is open to different art projects from drawing, to sculpture, to experimental painting -- embracing all different styles and mediums. Choose your own art projects, and tread bravely on your creative quest; we are here to guide you and show you the ropes! Your…

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Hands on at Home with Black Creek

Sunday, September 13 - Thursday, December 31

Since we’re all spending a lot of time indoors right now, it’s a great opportunity to get crafty! To give you a little inspiration, we’re sharing some family-friendly Black Creek Pioneer Village favourites, based on heritage trades and crafts. Check back for more each week!

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Taking History Home

Sunday, September 13 - Thursday, December 31
Taking History Home Black Creek

Introducing Black Creek Pioneer Village’s new History at Home series! Are you a teacher looking for resources to engage your class? Or a parent teaching your children at home? These self-contained online learning lessons are ready to share with students and can be completed at home. We hope that these fun-filled lessons, linked to the social studies curriculum, will give you a virtual taste of Black Creek Pioneer Village. New resources will be added each week!

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Drawing Foundations Art Classes

Tuesday, September 15 - Thursday, December 17
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Drawing foundations are weekly online drawing classes for youth. Students will grow their creative thinking and drawing skills through weekly live video chats with their instructor, covering a variety of different drawing mediums, techniques, and styles. Our instructor 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 personal guidance and online feedback from the instructor. This virtual drawing class is designed for…

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Digital Illustration Art Mentorship for Teens

Tuesday, September 15 - Tuesday, December 15
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Learn more advanced digital painting and illustration techniques through this weekly online class, suitable for teens and adults. Expand your artistic versatility by adding digital art to your artistic toolbelt. This online mentorship program takes student’s artwork to the next level by teaching them advanced digital art shortcuts and techniques to quicken their workflow and hone their skills. Lessons and custom demos are taught with Photoshop, but students may use the digital art program of their choice! Tuesdays from 6:00…

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Watercolour Painting Classes for Kids

Wednesday, September 16 - Wednesday, December 16
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Improve your watercolour painting skills from the comfort of home in this live online art class, suitable for youth, teens and adults with prior drawing and watercolour experience. Explore a variety of watercolour techniques to create beautiful paintings of different subjects, and learn how to combine watercolour with other mediums. Our instructor will cover nature painting, different types of washes and blends, mixing and layering colour, painting skin tones, experimental techniques, and more. We will study the works of famous…

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Animation Art Mentorship for Teens

Friday, September 18 - Friday, December 11
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Learn the art of making moving pictures, and the creative process of digital animation in this online animation class suitable for teens and adults! Students will learn and apply the 12 principles of animation to create compelling individual animation projects, where they can design backgrounds and animate characters of their choice. Guided by a professional animator, students will get guidance on their animation portfolios as well as valuable industry advice for pursuing animation as a future major or career. Step…

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Virtual Online Classes with Mad Science Toronto

Monday, September 21 - Friday, October 30
Mad Science Online Learning

We're bringing entertaining and engaging science education into your home this school year. Kids learn about a multitude of topics, from chemistry and physics to earth sciences and life sciences. With multiple class times planned throughout the day, we have interactive, instructor-led programs available to suit your child's schedule. Program themes include: XLab Crazy Chemworks Preschool Workshop See website for full details and registration.

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Arduino Playground (Gr. 5-8) – Virtual Classes

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Students will have the chance to learn about electronics and programming in a beginner-friendly environment, developing important fundamental knowledge and skills across both fields. Throughout the course, students will complete a series of maker projects designed around the Arduino microcontroller using components from our kit of parts. Projects include building and programming a sci-fi spaceship interface, digital thermometer, and DIY keyboard. Learn more about our virtual classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/virtual-classes-2020

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Design Lab (Gr. 5-8) – Virtual Classes

Monday, September 28 - Friday, October 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Design and build your dream house! Students will learn how to create architectural scale-models using 3D design software (SketchUp) and kit building materials. They will also learn about electricity and circuits by wiring their model home with LED lights. Students will learn the entire process of designing a home, from idea to finish! The Design Lab kit includes: a foam core building kit, 3x pre-cut home templates, mini 3D puzzle-assembly furniture, electricity & LED light kit, fabric weaving kit, &…

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October 2020

School of Rock Remote Music Lessons

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
School of Rock Remote Lessons

There are a growing number of families being asked to remain in their homes or limit travel. At School of Rock, the health and safety of our students is our top priority. Our online, one-on-one music education program allows students to take music lessons remotely. School of Rock Remote furthers your child’s musical journey in a way that prioritizes well-being through social distancing. Weekly online instruction is conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson…

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Rooks to Cooks Virtual After-School Cooking Classes – October

Monday, October 5 - Sunday, November 1
$75 – $100

Check out our large array of virtual After School Cooking programs for kids, teens and families. From baking to preparing breakfast, brunch or dinners, these delicious weekday or weekend classes will be devoured by your chef-in-training. October Class Overview: After School Classes start during the week of October 5th; various daily time slots available. • Classes run for 4 weeks • $25 / class • Ideal for ages 7+ • Various skill levels WEEKDAY PROGRAMS (MONDAY – SUNDAY): • Breakfast…

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VEX Builders (Gr. 5-6) – In-Person Classes

Wednesday, October 7 - Monday, December 14
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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$300

Build using VEX Robotics systems! Learn how to build and customize VEX robots to complete different objectives, like battling! Builds a foundation for future learning in robotics. Learn more about our in-person classes here: https://www.thesteamproject.ca/fall-classes-2020

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Advanced Cartooning & Anime Classes

Saturday, October 10 - Thursday, December 17
$36

Learn advanced techniques to improve your cartooning and anime drawing skills in this weekly online drawing class for teens and adults. Sharpen your skills, learn advanced cartooning and stylization techniques, and explore character creation and design inspired by anime and manga culture! In this 1.5 hour weekly virtual art class, projects and drawing challenges are guided with live demonstrations, and will range in length (but will typically take 2 - 3 weeks to complete). You’ll learn perspective, comic drawing, cel…

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YPT Online Drama Classes

Tuesday, October 13 - Sunday, December 20
YOUND PEOPLE THEATRE ONLINE DRAMA CLASSES

YPT has adapted its historic theatre with newly converted live-stream studios where many of our drama classes are broadcast live. Classes are available for toddlers to Gr. 12, after-school and on weekends beginning October 13. Don't delay in saving your spot - these small-sized classes fill quickly! See class details below.

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Create a Winning Art Portfolio – Animation & Gaming

Thursday, October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free

Are you building an art portfolio? Do you plan on becoming an animator or game artist? Join us for a free seminar on what exactly makes a winning art portfolio, and how to create a stand out portfolio to showcase your skills and talents. This session is designed for prospective art students applying for illustration and fine art majors, or specialty arts high schools. Join our panel of experts as they break down the differences between art majors and industries,…

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TECL Live

Friday, October 30 @ 4:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until Saturday, November 14, 2020

Free

Hi Parents and Caregivers! You’re all welcome to attend our weekly Zoom virtual circle times called TECL Live for Kids on Zoom, led by our friendly and energetic researchers at the Toronto Early Cognition Lab at U of T. What will you be doing? We’ll be doing fun sing-alongs, read-alongs, science experiments, crafts, silly games and more! When is it? Every Monday at 4:00 PM EST Who can join? Everyone is welcome! Age range? Birth to 7 years old. How…

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