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INDIGENOUS CULTURE, DANCE & VISUAL ARTS Programs

In an effort to provide creative and diverse programming for our campers we have created sessions with a rich authentic blend of cultures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIGENOUS CULTURE, DANCE & VISUAL ARTS Programs

INDIGENOUS CULTURE Program

INDIGENOUS CULTURE CAMP

Program Overview

The 5-day Indigenous Culture Camp is a rich authentic blend of traditional dance, drumming, song, native beading and storytelling taught by program facilitators and educators that share an indigenous identity and lived experience.

Program Description

Children will learn about Indigenous culture (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) through a virtual exploration of traditional dance, drumming and singing, crafts, language, and the significance of storytelling led by indigenous facilitators and community elders.  Each day of the 5-day virtual camp program will start with a welcome and end in a sharing circle.

Program Week & Group Timeframe

July 26-30:   Ages 5-12’s (9am – 10:30am)

 

Indigenous Culture Camp Schedule

5-DAY PROGRAM

Monday:  Poetry Slam

Tuesday:  Woodcarving (9-12’s) Indigenous Water Colour Painting (5-8’s)

Wednesday:  Drumming & Song

Thursday:  Dance

Friday:  Storytelling

 

Program Supplies

*Supplies will not be required for vast majority of the camp sessions offered.

Optional - the purchase of a drum for the camp session on Monday, July 26th

Required - materials list for programming on Tuesday July 27th (water colour painting for ages 5-8 and woodcarving items for the 9-12’s) will be provided first week in July.

 

AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE Program

Dance is the hidden language of the soul! C-Flava welcomes your children to join them this summer in a celebration of unity and freedom through dance. They will instruct a high-energy 5-day Afro-Caribbean dance program on Zoom fueled by melodic rhythms of Soca, Reggae, Dancehall and Afro-beats!
 
 
Who is C-Flava?
C-Flava is a dance troupe comprised of four African-Canadian women, who have performed throughout the GTA! They promote unity between the African and Caribbean community through authentic dance choreography, expressive movement, and intricate traditional dance patterns through every musical beat.
 
Virtual Dance Camp Schedule
Week: July 5 – 9 Session 1: 5-8’s (1pm – 2pm) Session 2: 9-12’s (2:30pm - 3:30pm)
 
What should children wear?
Children can wear any form of exercise wear, dance attire and shoes they feel comfortable moving in during physical activity.
 
 

 

VISUAL ARTS Program

VISUAL ARTS CAMP PROGRAM
Led by various Toronto-based multidisciplinary artists, campers will be introduced to a variety of art media through fun and engaging hands-on activities. Each day of the 5-day visual arts camp will be facilitated by a different artist or artistic-team that will use playful approaches to viewing and making art.
 
A list of the materials required for each day of the program will be sent to participants by Friday July 9.
 
Visual Art Camp Sessions: July 19-23
Session 1: 5-8’s (1pm – 2pm)
Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45pm-4pm)
 
Program Activities

MONDAY, JULY 19

Drawing and Comics with Heidi Cho and Morgan Sea

Session 1: 5-8’s (1 - 2 pm) & Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45 – 4 pm)

Heidi and Morgan are Toronto-based artists, illustrators, and comic book makers. In this workshop, participants will learn some neat tips on how to draw and make their own comics. H+M will lead kids through fun drawing exercises, and learn tools for self expression, while making their own self-portraits and comic strips!   

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Collage and Painting with Rachel MacFarlane

Session 1: 5-8’s (1 - 2 pm)

3D Paper Exploration

Artist Rachel MacFarlane works primarily in painting, collage, and digital animation. In this workshop, she will lead participants through observation and play with the sculptural qualities of paper. Using construction and found paper, kids will experiment with different ways to create sculptural forms. They will play with constructing negative and positive shapes to compile a 3-D design on an illustration board.

Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45 – 4 pm)

Dimensional Landscape Painting

Artist Rachel MacFarlane works primarily in painting, collage, and digital animation. In this workshop, she will lead participants through the use of water-based paints and watercolor paper to construct a stacked paper scene, exploring depth through collage and painting.  Similar to animated cells, stacked painted paper will be used to construct spatial depth from background to foreground. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Paper Cutting with Zhan Zhang

Session 1: 5-8’s (1 - 2 pm) & Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45 – 4 pm)

Zhan Zhang is a papercut artist who specializes in hand-cut 3D paper sculptures that mimic natural plants, fungus and insects. In this workshop, she will teach campers how to hand cut paper mushrooms.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Photography with Ebti Nabag

Session 1: 5-8’s (1 - 2 pm)

Exploring Vantage Point

Ebti Nabag is an artist who works with photography, video, and installation. In this workshop, she will teach participants about how different vantage points can communicate the way they see the world around them. Kids will explore the various angles they can use to capture one object, and describe how they used different vantage points to express their perspective. 

Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45 – 4 pm)

Photo Editing

Ebti Nabag is an artist who works with photography, video, and installation. In this workshop, she will lead participants through the process of editing 2-3 images using the online editing software Photopea (a similar software to Photoshop). Students will work with adjustment layers, blending modes, and mimic double exposure effects to enhance, and manipulate their images.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Mixed media and Origami with Wave Art Collective

Session 1: 5-8’s (1 - 2 pm)

Dreams & Ambitions Book

Aman and Raj of the Wave Art Collective will lead participants through the construction of a pop-up book for their future selves. Using a variety of techniques and media, kids will visually represent their goals, ambitions, and dreams across the pages of their crafted book.

Session 2: 9-12’s (2:45 – 4 pm)

Origami

Aman and Raj from the Wave Art Collective lead participants through a guided crafting program, where kids will make their own dimensional folded paper artworks.

 

 

FACILITATORS INFORMATION

Contact C-Flava
Instagram: @bookcflava
 
 
Participating Visual Artists
Heidi Cho and Morgan Sea
Rachel MacFarlane
Ebti Nabag
Aman Sandhu
Raj Mann
Zhan Zhang
 
Heidi Cho is a multidisciplinary artist that self-publishes comics and zines about being a queer Korean navigating family and mental health.
 
Morgan Sea is a Toronto-based cartoonist. Her practice often blends fantasy and queer theory to create trans-feminist comics, zines, and new media endeavours.
 
Rachel MacFarlane is a visual artist that creates paper box models as both a starting point and observational place of reference to explore conditions of place through paintings. Each painting is a reconstructed version of a new place/s based on a memory of a particular place.
 
Ebti Nabag is a portrait and documentary photographer that teams up with galleries and community organizations to deliver visual programs that provide opportunities for creative self-expression and aid in the development of identity.
 
 
Aman Sandhu oversees the Wave Art Fellowship, coordinating the mentorship team and educational curriculum. Having led multiple student-led organizations while studying biology and psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Aman has a passion for creating artistic opportunities for marginalized youth.

 

Raj Mann curates Wave Art Collective’s social media presence and serves as the conduit between the Wave team and the online world. A graduate of University of Toronto Scarborough, he currently works as a Private Investment Counsel Associate in the banking sector. Having run multiple youth camps, Raj has a passion for working with young artists to fuel their ambitions

 
Zhan Zhang is a Parpercut and 3D Animation artist that produces one of a kind Papercut cards and decorative pieces featuring Japanese handmade paper and freehand Papercut skills.