Vendors & Artists

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Artists and Their Workshops

Allison Liss
Arts Discipline– Meditation
Name of Workshop– Don’t Just Sit There…Do nothing!
An opportunity to experience meditation.

Dave Gould- Age 8+
Arts Discipline– Music
Name of Workshop– Kitchen Instruments #1
Name of Workshop-Kitchen Instruments #2
EZ Spoons, Gong & Water Bowls
Name of Workshop– Kitchen Instruments #3
Shakers, Harps, and a performance!

Dawn Dreams- Age 3-10

Arts Discipline– Contact Juggling
Name of Workshop– One Ball Fun
Grab a ball the size of your hand and let’s play a game! Where can we throw this ball? Under our legs? Behind our head? Can you balance it on your head? Intro to juggling with single ball play.
Name of Workshop– Shopping Bag (scarf) Juggling
This workshop is for younger audiences. Choose a light weight plastic bag- the kind that would float in the wind and throw them in the air.
Name of Workshop– Intro to 3 ball Juggling
Starting with one ball exercising, graduating to 2 balls then finally 3, let’s learn to juggle together!

Diane Nazareth (Project Kids & Cameras) ages 7-12
Arts Discipline– Visual Arts, Photography
Name of Workshop– Ready, Set, Camera!
Video interview and photo challenge with Janet Pliszka, professional photographer and founder/ course creator of Kids Photography Academy. Kids will learn to seek new perspectives and find vantage points that instantly make a difference in their images.
Name of Workshop– Colour Pop!
Video interview and photo challenge with brook Hewitt, owner and teacher at cameraclassforkids.com and author of Max and the Attitude Adjustment: a story about adjusting your camera! Kids will learn  find beauty, and fun colour in unexpected places.
Name of Workshop– Creative Close-ups!
Video interview and photo challenge with Michael Battenberg, professional photographer and author of soon-to-be-released e-book: Hey, Bug Face!: Fun photo facts about how he got those cool close-up bug shots. Kids will get a bugs eye view of the world around them as they crawl about learning about nature and photography. Learn about close-up photography and the small things in nature that they may rarely see in their day-to-day lives.

Fortunee Shugar
Arts Discipline– Visual Arts
Name of Workshop– Having Fun with Textures (4-6 Year Old)
The children will discover a multitude of textures in the world around them by investigating different surfaces. The sense of sights and touch are involved through rubbing the texture using an unwrapped crayon on top of paper.
Name of Workshop- Having Fun with Textures (7-10 Year Old)
Same as above. The rubbings can then be rearranged on a board in a variety of ways. Different tools will produce different effects. The end result can be of a collage nature, or more of a storytelling nature or even abstract.

Hamilton Public Library
Arts Discipline– Art
Name of Workshop- Nature Art.
We will read an excerpt from a story that shows art being created from natural materials. Then, we will show kids how to use natural materials to create their own art / paintbrushes, etc.
Name of Workshop- Modern Art – Agnes Martin, Grid Style: For this activity, we will read a brief excerpt from this children’s book about a modern abstract painter from the Canadian prairies who used grids to experiment with colour, form and shape.
Name of Workshop- Modern Art – Pointillism
After providing a brief description of George Seurat and a tree template, we would encourage kids to create their own trees in different seasons using pointillism.

Janus Sculpture

Art Discipline– Sculpture, Visual Art
Name of Workshop– My Home Is My Drawn Castle (Ages 6-7)
Young artists will be proud of their highly detailed, drawn castle through creating individual rooms and exploring the opportunities within those rooms. Their own magical castle would not be complete without family crested flags, ramps,  towers, windows, draw bridges and a moat! Maybe even a few beasties for added protection!
Name of Workshop– My Home Is My Drawn Castle (Ages 8+)
Young artists will be proud of their highly detailed, drawn castle. More of a how-to, step by step drawing session. Their own magical castle would not be complete without family crested flags, ramps,  towers, windows, draw bridges and a moat! Maybe even a few beasties for added protection!
Name of Workshop– My Home Is My Sculpted Castle (Ages 6-7)A fun workshop that gets our hands moving with clay, play dough or plasticine. Together we will build a miniature magical castle step by step. Each stage filled with imaginings of the wonders within.

Lee Edward Födi
Art Discipline– Literacy & Visual Arts
Name of Workshop– Dragon Eggs 101(Ages 3+)
Lee leads a demonstration of how to build a simple magical creature egg using common crafting supplies. A hand out for a fun creative writing prompt (The care and feeding of Magical creatures).
Name of Workshop– Dragon Eggs 201(Ages 8+)
Lee leads a demonstration of how to build a simple magical creature egg using common crafting supplies. A hand out for a fun creative writing prompt (The care and feeding of Magical creatures).
Name of Workshop– The Wizard’s Potion (Ages 6+)
Lee leads a demonstration of how to build simple magical potion bottles- filled with magical ingredients! He will also show how to ‘weather’ bottles to make them look older and apply interesting labels.egg using common crafting supplies. A hand out for a fun creative writing prompt (The care and feeding of Magical creatures).

Great Big Theatre Company (Ages 5-12; or 14-17)
Art Discipline– Theater
Name of Workshop– Group Storytelling
A collaborative storytelling experience- the story acted out as a play.
Name of Workshop– Acting Improvising
Sketches will be acted out based on provided frameworks and conditions.
Name of Workshop– Quirky Characters
A fun and assorted variety of characters will enter and exit improvised scenes based on collaborative decisions.

Treasa Levasseur (Ages 7-12)
Art Discipline– Music/ Puppetry
Name of Workshop– Puppet Project Pt.1: Building Your Puppet
Participants make puppets from household objects.
Name of Workshop– Puppet Project Pt.2: Bringing Your Puppet to Life
Participants find names, voices, actions, and signature qualities for their creations.
Name of Workshop– Puppet Project Pt.3: Storytelling With Puppet
Participants use their creations to tell stories with classic story elements like setting, ploy, characters and arc. Ages 7-12

 Yvette Locke (ages 5-10)
Art Discipline– Puppetry, visual arts
Name of Workshop– Shadow Puppet Fun
Make a shadow puppet theatre & shadow puppet. Play with shadows and lights
Name of Workshop– Sock Puppet Friends
Make a sock puppet. Jokes and chats with puppets
Name of Workshop– Bring Your Puppet to Life
Make a shadow puppet theatre & shadow puppet. Play with shadows and lights

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Performances

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