Art and Activities for Children
September 23-24, 11 am to 6 pm
Blank Canvases Art Activity:
Blank Canvases Kids Art Zone, sponsored by Curry’s Art Supplies, will activate and engage festival goers with a hands-on contemporary art project inspired by a local contemporary artist. Led by Artist Educators, participants will see work by the artist, and learn about their themes, and techniques through a studio based lesson. Each participant will be given art supplies to develop their own work and go home with a unique one of a kind art work of their own creation.
Roseneath will run free interactive activities for children of all ages: dress up, drama games, parachute games and chalk drawing. Their booth will have information about fall 2017 drama camps and classes for kids ages 6-11, Youth Leadership Program, and the 2017-2018 school touring season of professional performances that resonate with today’s youth, encouraging them to reflect on themselves and their place within the community.
Live Interactive Performances from Little Fingers Music:
Little Fingers Music is a collective of musicians and educators. Their primary goal is to teach music and songs through 1 on 1 lessons and classes. They are also a touring group and have been putting on interactive music concerts throughout Ontario for 15 years. The “Little Fingers Music Keyboard Jam” is a fun introduction to keyboard playing for young musicians and learners. Keyboard Jams are a fun and interactive way to learn the fundamentals of keyboard playing and music theory through the use of SongGames and hand percussion.
Face Painting by Isabel Mazzotta
Isabel teaches drawing, painting and origami at various schools for there after school programs and at community centers for camps. She is also very actively involved in the community supporting the arts, for example, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Harbourfront Centre’s festivals and educational department for ten years, Young Peoples’ Theatre for their events and Luminato Festival of the Arts as an Ambassador. Her work in the community with the arts, is very fulfilling and challenging. Giving her expertise and skills to the Arts Community and sharing it with especially Children and Youth is a very rewarding experience.