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Arts and Social Justice ~ A workshop for Artists and Teachers
Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
Attention Artists and Teachers
Arts and Social Justice ~ A workshop for Artists and Teachers!
Presented by: The Centre for Creative Learning and Kick Start Arts
Hosted by Soulpepper Theatre Company
Hosted by: Soulpepper Theatre Company
The Distillery, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
March 24 and 25, 2017 10am-4pm
This is an exciting opportunity to explore arts, learning and to create your own social justice project in an interactive and grounded context! If you are an artist-educator, or a teacher interested in exploring issues of social justice and the arts - this two-day PD course is perfect for you. This inspiring and highly informative intensive will expand your knowledge and ability to create transformation.
Spaces are limited!
Participants will be provided with a certificate of completion.
Sheena D. Robertson
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed, Director, Artist-Educator, Artistic Director-Kick Start Arts
Sheena has been an expert in the field of the arts, literacy, youth engagement, and social justice consulting for over 20 years. She has done extensive work in diverse settings both nationally and internationally –both as an educator, and as an artist. She understands the significance of developing a thorough grasp of the cultural context for each project, and brings her grounded and intuitive approach to the work she does. Sheena has taught and worked in Toronto’s inner city community of Regent Park her entire career, has a Master’s degree in Education from OISE/UofT, and is much in demand as a consultant–including in the area of transformative leadership. She's taught drama for educators at OISE/UofT, and York University, and helped pioneer the ground breaking artist-training certification program at the Royal Conservatory. She is passionate about using the arts as powerful tools to create community, engage participants, and establish equitable environments, that encourage critical thinking, debate, and creative freedom. Sheena is also a professional director, producer, and photographer whose professional roots lie in the theatre world.www.kickstartarts.com
Paula Wing–Actor, Writer, Translator, Artist-Educator
Paula Wing’s work has taken her across Canada and the U.Sand abroad. She’s passionately devoted to bringing the arts into the lives of young people. She is a Resident Artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company, where she is facilitates youth, community and in-school programs designed to connect participants to their world, stimulate their curiosity and expand their confidence. She teaches playwriting classes to youth and adults atthe Tarragon Theatre and is involved with Young Peoples Theatre as a co-facilitator of the international 3 Up Program forTeens, and as the 2017 Playwright-in-Residence for Sprucecourt Elementary School in Toronto. She is a sessional Professor at the University of Windsor in Acting and Drama. Paula maintains an active theatrical presence. Her translation of INTRACTABLE WOMANby Stefano Massini premieres in Montréal in early 2017 and her “Canadianization” of Dario Fo’s ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST for Soulpepper Theatre won a Best Production Dora Award in 2015. She is a proud member of the 2016 Playwrights Unit at ThousandIslands Playhouse.
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