- Posted by Professional Artist on October 30th, 2013
In our classes you'll learn how to see, feel and create—and you'll have fun doing so. Please visit: www.sixfootsilks.com Norene shares her passion for art, helping you to develop your creativity and to find joy in the process. She enjoys sharing her love for the arts with others, bringing in unusual displays and other material to stimulate creativity. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info Thanks She is self-taught and, as such, knows many innovative ways to teach art. She uses her knowledge and experience to teach, to show you how to look at the world—to truly see the beauty in your surroundings. Painting makes you see the world, gives you a whole new perspective on life. Workshops: Silk Painting Pencil Sketching Pastel Magic Acrylic Painting Watercolour Painting Silk Painting Colour Layout and Design Trees Blues Music Art ! The Healing Aspects of Art and Nature (a personal favourite) Art Workshops for Corporate Clients "Norene shares an exhilarating and Joyful approach to the opening of art and creativity. She encourages and challenges individuals to bring out their inner Artist and she gives an optimistic lead to learners, to see and rediscover the world in all its colour and beauty."
- Posted by Iam Coulter on October 29th, 2013
Shakespeare Performance Intensive with Iam Coulter*
November 15-17, 2013
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $225 ($200 - Early Bird/Equity)
Early Bird Deadline - November 8, 2013
Studio B in the new Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
Parkdale Community Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW Calgary, AB
Whether you are well versed in Shakespeare performance or a relative newcomer to working with heightened text, this weekend will expand your understanding, deepen your personal connection and sharpen your skill set.
Courage, truth and YOU, are the foundation of this creative journey.
While the workshop operates within a set structure, one on one text work will be inspired by the needs of each unique participant. The number of participants is kept small in order to best facilitate individual attention and time for exploration.
If you want to feel more connected in your work, more confident in your Shakespeare and more inspired in your life - don't miss out on this workshop! I am headed back to New York in December and other projects will have me out of town until May 2014 at the earliest!
So get it while it's hot!!! ;o)
To request a spot or ask a question email me at
Further information on what to expect and prepare will be released as placements are confirmed.
What former students have to say about working with Iam Coulter*:
"Iam has a delicate sensitivity to each person in the room and what they need. ...she approaches each one so differently, I recognize what a safe place she has created. She challenges each of us deeply, but does not leave us floundering in the water alone.”
“I could not be more grateful for the opportunity she facilitated for me...to say the truths that are at the very (core) of me...The potency of that short amount of one-on-one work may alter the course of my whole life.”
“Iam equipped me with skills for understanding, breaking down and expressing all the intricacies of Shakespearean text. ...she equipped us all to be more fully alive and free as human beings. Take her class.”
“I felt safe...to throw myself into the situation with (Iam) guiding and directing me. She has a gentle way of reaching into the deepest parts of me, challenging me to be brave, while also taking me by the hand and coming along for the ride.”
“Iam made herself emotionally available and was invested in my process. Her commitment is treasured and beautiful.”
*Iam Coulter is an actor, director, teaching artist, and baby clown. From 2004 - 2011, she served as the artistic producer of The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Alberta. Her appetite for greater knowledge and experience led her to Lenox, Massachusetts and Shakespeare & Company in 2012, where she trained with renowned master teachers and internationally acclaimed Shakespeare experts. Iam has continued her studies with those masters, absorbing all she can while honing her own performance skills and developing her teaching style. Her great admiration for the company and its vision draw her back time and time again, as it does this December/January.
When in Calgary, Iam teaches Shakespeare performance at Rocky Mountain College, Rosebud School of the Arts, Willow Park school and through workshops.
As an actor, Iam has performed with Shakespeare & Company, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction and The Shakespeare Company. In April she will appear in Romeo and Juliet at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton as a participant in the 2014 Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program.
- Posted by catiedsj on October 25th, 2013
Our next session of Essentials of Acting begins November 2, great for actors in all stages of development!
Essentials of Acting
November 2 - December 7 (6 weeks)
Students will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Class work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor's guidance over the course of six weeks; some rehearsal is required outside of class time.
$380.00 + GST
Instructor: Aaron Coates
For more information, or to register please call our studio at 403.228.5526 or email email@example.com.
- Posted by uascalgary on September 27th, 2013
This course is for those who have some prior knowledge and practice of black and white developing and printing. The instructor will guide you to better exposed and printed images, more creative approaches and to different formats of ﬁlm. The use of Liquid Light will open up possibilities for printing on 3-dimensional objects. If students have a particular project they need consultation on, the instructor will help troubleshoot towards the desired result.
When: Monday Nights (6:30PM - 9PM) October 21-November 25, 2013
Where: UAS Darkroom: 4th fl, 319th 10th Avenue SW
Cost: $257 ($283 for non-members) - includes $130 registration deposit
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 16! 6 spots available - You must pay the registration fee to reserve your spot!
Instructor: Stacey Watson
HOW TO REGISTER:
Online at http://www.uascalgary.org/analogue-photo-classes.html
At UAS Satellite Gallery - 343 11th Avenue SW
Open 11AM - 4PM Wed-Fri & 12PM - 5PM Saturdays
(please bring cash or cheque to pay your registration deposit)
Topics covered by week:
Week 1: Perfecting the Negative
The Zone System
Week 2: Perfecting the Print
Week 3: Medium and Large Format Photography
Week 4: Liquid Light
Week 5: Studio Portrait
Week 6: Printing from alternative sources: 16mm ﬁlm, slides etc
About the Instructor:
Stacey Watson is a Calgary based photography teacher and artist; she completed her BFA at the University of Calgary with a specialization in black and white darkroom photography and an MFA at the University of Calgary with a specialization in printmaking. She has taught analogue and digital photography at the University of Lethbridge and Alberta College of Art and Design.
- Posted by catiedsj on September 25th, 2013
Come and check out a 6-week introductory class and see why Company of Rogues is the place to be.
Essentials of Acting:
November 2 - December 7, 2013 (Saturdays from 1:30pm - 5:30pm)
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Cost: $380.00 +GST
Description: Students will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Class work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course of six weeks; some rehearsal is required outside of class time. 6 weeks $380+GST
For further information on any of our classes including our Master Class Program please call Company of Rogues at 403.228.5526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Posted by catiedsj on September 25th, 2013
Neutral Mask is back! For more information, or to register please call 403.228.5526 or email email@example.com.
October 30th - November 10th, 2013
Wednesdays (6:00pm - 8:00pm) & Sundays (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Cost: $200 +GST
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Description: Would you like to make your performances more physically dynamic? Are you interested in playing characters far from your own type? In this workshop, students will use the Neutral Mask to discover greater freedom in performance, to learn what real presence is all about, and to use your body to its full potential as a storytelling tool. The work will begin with a discovery of the habits, unconscious mannerisms, and accidental movements that we often don’t recognize as we perform. After discovering a “neutral state”, we will then examine how you create characters with clear and specific qualities. We will examine extreme movement and minute movement, making this class suitable for performance on stage or screen.
- Posted by jacqueline@urba... on September 23rd, 2013
Urban Curvz Theatre and Alberta Playwrights’ Network
A Playwrighting Masterclass
with Colleen Murphy
November 9 – 11, 2013
Colleen Murphy is an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and librettist. During this three-day master class both established and emerging playwrights are encouraged to take advantage of Murphy’s practical hands-on forum.
“I work with participants as a playwright, not as a dramaturge. My job is to be a useful resource playwrights and to their own individual processes. Playwrights can either bring a new play they are working on, or a finished play that they are still fiddling with, or a scene. These submissions will form the raw material of the Master Class which will consist of three eight-hour sessions.”
- Colleen Murphy
Registration is open to playwrights at any level, from emerging to established. All participants must bring a concrete piece of writing (a scene from a larger idea, an early draft or a fully developed script) to the class. No pitches or ten minute plays.
The Master Class will take place in the Rehearsal Hall at
Evergreen Studios 2633 Hochwald Ave SW, Calgary AB
The class will run from 10 am – 6 pm each day.
The investment for this class is $175. Register before October 15, 2013 and receive an early bird discount of $150.*
To register please email Vanessa Sabourin firstname.lastname@example.org
*Bursaries may available. Please contact Vanessa Sabourin at Vanessa@urbancurvz.com if you require financial assistance.
Please note this class in open to playwrights of all genders.
Colleen Murphy has two new plays premiering in 2013, Armstrong’s War (Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver) and Pig Girl (Theatre Network, Edmonton). In 2011/12 she was the Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at Finborough Theatre in London, UK, where three of her plays were produced, including the world premiere of The Goodnight Bird. She has been Guest Playwright at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton since 2010 and was Playwright in Residence at Factory Theatre in Toronto in 2011/12. She is currently working on new plays O’Brien Road and Snow Red, a new film Bloodsucker Waltz, as well as new libretti. Her full length opera with Gervais, The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksana G will premiere in Toronto in 2015 with Tapestry Opera and Scottish Opera. Colleen’s play The December Man (L’homme de décembre) won the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Other plays include Beating Heart Cadaver (nominated for a 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama), The Piper, Down in Adoration Falling and All Other Destinations are Cancelled. She is also an award-winning filmmaker and her distinct films have played in festivals around the world. www.colleenmurphy.ca
- Posted by April Cruz on September 21st, 2013
Add to your acting arsenal in a powerful way! Keep your playful momentum alive! Doesn't matter if you're a seasoned player, a musician, an accountant, all are welcome! The Kinkonauts are offering Level 1 and 2 longform improv classes.
Intro to Longform (how the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and more started sharpening their acting tools) will begin Wednesday, October 2 for 6 weeks.
Level 2 'Scenework & Structures' will begin Thursdays, October 3 for 6 weeks.
Register today through www.kinkonauts.com
Warning: Improvising & playing with others is highly addictive. Side effects may include an increased level of socializing, laughing until breathless and listening skills that will pleasurably frighten others. We are not responsible for what side effects may attract.
- Posted by Cricket on September 12th, 2013
Canadian bestselling watercolor instructor Gordon Mackenzie is hosting this weekend workshop - a first time event for Calgary! This workshop will be full of watercolor painting tips and techniques for novice to expert painters. If you have ever seen Gordon`s book you will know that he is one of the best teachers - we will be producing and playing and learning a ton in this busy weekend event. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact email@example.com for more details and list of tools or see website at http://www.gordonmackenziewatercolours.com/ and click workshops.
- Posted by people1st on September 10th, 2013
Grants from institutional sources – government agencies, foundations, service clubs, associations and the like – are a major revenue source for charities and non-profit groups striving to jumpstart new programs or strengthen existing services. Yet the process of researching granting sources and developing compelling proposals can be a mysterious and frustrating quest for many charities. All too frequently applicant organizations become discouraged by complex and voluminous procedures, heightened competition for the same pool of funds and the excruciating wait for what they hope is a positive response from the decision-makers.
Equally frustrating are the overwhelming accountability and reporting procedures, the seemingly repetitive questions posed in each application, and the arduous search for granting sources that fund operating expenses. As challenging as it initially appears, writing and developing effective and results-oriented grant proposals is a skill that non-profit staff members and volunteers can attain proficiency.
By engaging in a series of interactive exercises, workshop participants will learn how to identify high-percentage granting opportunities and construct fluid and persuasive cases for support. Building a rapport with the “point people” from granting agencies and understanding the motivations of decision-makers are crucial subjects that will be covered in this presentation. Most importantly, participants will experience a greater sense of confidence and become firmly acquainted with methods to procure the funds and resources that will enable their respective organizations to make significant progress towards achieving their missions.
Among the lessons that participants will learn through this interactive session:
• How to construct a compelling, concise case for support that will serve as the template for most institutional grant proposals;
• How to communicate effectively with the “point people” from granting sources;
• The differences between traditional granting sources including foundations, government agencies and corporate philanthropy programs;
• Formulating realistic project and operating budgets that meet the needs of applicant organizations and satisfy the expectations of granting sources;
• Understanding the importance of setting realistic benchmarks and “indicators of success”.
FOUR (4) AVAILABLE DATES:
1) Friday, September 20th, 2013, Lethbridge Soccer Association (Servus Sports Centre), Lou Travaglia Boardroom, 2501 – 28 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
2) Monday, September 23rd, 2013, Calgary Soccer Centre, Main Boardroom, 7000 – 48 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
3) Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, Calgary Soccer Centre, Main Boardroom, 7000 – 48 Street S.E., Calgary, Alberta, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
4) Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, Ramada Medicine Hat, 773 8 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
PRESENTER: Mike Paquet, Principal, People First Resource Development
TARGET AUDIENCE: Staff, board members and volunteers from small to large non-profit organizations.
During his 20-year career in fund development, Mike Paquet has helped several community-based and grassroots non-profit groups throughout Southern Ontario to implement long-term sustainable fundraising and resource development programs. Driven by the concept that “people give to people”, Mike has enabled several organizations to discover the enormous potential of major gift fundraising. Currently, Mike is the Principal of People First Resource Development and remains steadfastly committed to guiding non-profit groups towards long-term viability by emphasizing the importance of cultivating strong relations with individual and institutional donors in the community.
COST: $120.00 (Lunch, coffee, tea and refreshments are included. Payment may be made by cash or cheque). Please make cheques payable to “People First Resource Development”.
TO REGISTER: Call to reserve your space at (905) 318-6130. You may also reserve your space by sending an email to the attention of Mike Paquet at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For those who wish to register by mail, would you please submit payment to:
People First Resource Development
1000 Upper Paradise Road, Unit 27
Hamilton, ON L9B 2S7