Workshops.

Dance

Studio 303 presents Mapping the Transgressive Body with instructor Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Centering an interdisciplinary approach to live performance making, this creative lab will consider how we as artist-citizens strengthen the mind and body to resist normalized structures of performance to release, activate, and translate unknown, foreign, and/or vulnerable materials into live performance actions. Students will conduct research, view and critique live performance and create cosmologies of their creative influencers. Workshop is held APRIL 3 – 5, 2019 (10 AM – 2 PM). Click here for details.

Studio 303 presents Skinner Releasing Technique with instructor Eryn Dace Trudell. The Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) is an inclusive dance technique designed for professional dancers, actors, and musicians as well as for people with little or no formal dance training.The practice stimulates the process of letting go of one’s tension and holding patterns releasing new possibilities in how we perceive and how we dance. Workshop is held APRIL 8 – 12, 2019 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM). Click here for details.

Studio 303 presents Unfolding the continuum of interconnection with instructor Brigitta Winkler. Drawing from several somatic practises (BMC, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique) and 30 years of teaching and performing dance theatre and Argentine Tango, Brigitta has devised effective and inspirational exercises to engage and encourage co-creation. This workshop is an opportunity to work around the perception and expression of the Body Mind through practicing focus states of presence communication and bonding. Workshop is held APRIL 15 – 19, 2019 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM). Click here for details.

Digital Media

Eastern Bloc presents a Live Coding workshop, held on APRIL 10, 17 and 24, 2019. Fee is 80$ (student or member) or 90$ (regular). Live coding reimagines alternative paths to create synaesthetic audiovisual experiences by writing algorithms on-the-fly. This workshop is focused on rhythm and sound improvisation describing patterns through ‘TidalCycles’. The workshop will also explore live coding video synthesizer ‘Hydra’ transforming oscillators and functions towards the discovery of audio-reactive visuals. Click here for details.

Studio XX presents Video Mapping with instructor Nelly-Eve Rajotte. This hands-on workshop introduces participants to video mapping techniques using the open-source projection mapping software Map Map as well as the software Madmapper. Workshop is on MAY 4, 5, and 11 (1 PM – 4 PM) and MAY 12 (1 PM – 5 PM). Click here for details.

Eastern Bloc presents Introduction to 3D Modelling  with instructor Anna Eyler. This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to Blender: a professional, open-source software for 3D modelling, rendering, and animation. Participants will learn how to import, modify 3D models from the Thingiverse. A brief introduction to Blender materials, lighting systems, and image rendering will be provided. Workshop is on MAY 18, 2019 (10 AM – 5 PM). Click here for details.

Studio XX presents DIY Electro with instructor Nataliya Petkova. This workshop aims to provide access to the expertise and resources needed in order to undertake the design of circuits and to add mechanical components when creating tactile, sound or electro-mechanical art. Workshop is on MAY 18, 19, 25 and 26 (1 PM – 5 PM)Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Writing YA: That’s Easier Right?, facilitated by Sue MacLeod. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 4 to APRIL 22, 2019 6 PM – 8 PM. Click here for details.

Join the Atwater Writers Exhibition for a day-long Creative Lab with interdisciplinary artist Naima Kristel Phillips, who will share her approach to writing for theatre, opera, and multimedia. Space is limited; to register: elise.m@videotron.ca. MARCH 30, 2019 from 10 AM – 4 PM at Atwater Library and Computer Centre. This event is free.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Chasing the Thread: Beginner/Intermediate Short Fiction, facilitated by Eliza Robertson. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 4 to APRIL 22, 2019 8 PM – 10 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Digging Deep: Intermediate Memoir, facilitated by Elaine Kalman Naves. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 5 to APRIL 23, 2019 6 PM – 8 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Whose Story Is It? From Prose to Screenplay in 8 Painless Lessons, facilitated by Jacob Potashnik. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 4 to APRIL 22, 2019 8 PM – 10 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents An Unusual Person in a Familiar Room: Intermediate/Advanced Short Fiction, facilitated by Joel Yanofsky. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 6 to APRIL 24, 2019 6 PM – 8 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Unstuck: First Chapters and Other Hurdles, facilitated by Peter Dubé. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 6 to APRIL 24, 2019 8 PM – 10 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Tentacular Thinking and Writing: A Poetry Workshop, facilitated by Sarah Burgoyne. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 7 to APRIL 25, 2019 6 PM – 8 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Just Tell the Damned Story (How to Stop Admiring Your Wonderful Prose and Pay Attention to the Tale You’re Telling): Novel Writing, facilitated by Jack Todd. Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held every Thursday from MARCH 7 to APRIL 25, 2019 8 PM – 10 PM. Click here for details.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents How to Edit Your Prose Like a Professional Editor, facilitated by Maria Schamis Turner. Workshop fee: $80 for QWF members; $100 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held on MARCH 30, 2019, 10 AM – 4 PM. Click here for details.

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre presents You, Me and Memoir: the Art and Craft of Memoir Writing, presented by journalist, novelist, and memoirist Elaine Kalman Nave. No registration is necessary. FREE and open to all. Workshop is held on APRIL 11, 2019, 2 PM – 4 PM.

Quebec Writers’ Federation presents Interviewing Authors: Techniques, Tactics and Tips, facilitated by Shelley Pomerance. Workshop fee: $50 for QWF members; $60 for non-members of either organization. Workshop is held on APRIL 20, 2019, 10 AM – 1 PM. Click here for details.

Shut Up & Write! sessions with Quebec Writers’ Federation will be running at the QWF Office (Atwater Library, Wesmount) in 2019. Free & for QWF Members. Only 10 places available – they go quick! Email workshops@qwf.org to reserve a place.

Removing Blocks and Creating Art Creative Writing Class will be offered. Contact singularcopy2@gmail.com for more information.

Multidisciplinary / General

MainLine Theatre presents Market Your Best Self with Amy Blackmore on APRIL 6, 2019. The workshop will include important topics including the creation of your own personal branding, online presence, in-person networking tips, resume/cover letter writing for the arts, interview skills, meeting new people and more! Click here for details.

Canada’s National Voice Intensive is collaborating with Concordia to offer a 3-day Legacy Voice workshop, with Diane Roberts, David Smukler, and Gerry Trentham. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their unique breath and ‘core’ voice in order to foster a tangible awareness of vocal, physical and rhythmic potential. Workshop will be held between APRIL 26 – APRIL 28, 10 AM – 5 PM. Cost is $250. Discounts available for Concordia Theatre, Dance and Music Students, and CAEA/ACTRA/UDA members. Click here for details.

YES Montreal presents The Four Keys to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign on APRIL 17 at 6:30 PM. Pr-registration is required. Click here for details.

YES Montreal presents French for Job Seekers every Wednesday and Friday. Improve your French language skills! Click here for details.

YES Montreal presents Jump-Start Your Art and Financing Options over several Monday. Learn how you can make a living with your art! Click here for details.

The Thomas More Institute begins its spring session on APRIL 1, 2019. Thomas More is a liberal arts institute that offers a variety of seminar courses. Click here for details.

Theatre

The National Theatre School of Canada is offering an array of public workshops, levels beginner to advanced for youth and adults. Click here for details.

Jingju Québec presents Beijing Opera classes! Classes are held Thursday evenings, from MARCH 21 until MAY 30. Click here for details.

Studio 303 presents Clownish Laboratory with instructor La nab (or Annab). The specific approach of the artist is an amalgam of the clown (the theater tradition) and living poetry. Here, the clown does not seek to be a laugh-machine at all costs, but rather a being producing slow-ness, gusts and metaphors. Workshop is held MARCH 25 to 29, 2019 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM). Click here for details.

Visual Arts

ELAN member Deirdre Potash is offering a workshop for children on Souvenirs of Pointe-Claire: Creative Workshop. Using photographs of Pointe-Claire landmarks, create a unique hand painted photo transfer. For participants 12 years old and over, no experience necessary. All materials and instructions included. 45$ per person (tax included). MARCH 31, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM at Chefs en Vedette, 123 Donegani Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC. Call to reserve at 514-999-85851.

The Thomas More Institute is offering a class on Distilled Design: The Art of the Poster on APRIL 3, 2019. Click here for details.