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  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    From a dot to a Pointillism.

    Come and join us for an evening of creating a Masterpiece using a simple dot. You do not have to be a Georges Seurat to produce a masterpiece.

    No experience required.

    All materials provided.

  • March Break - Off We Go!

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    We're on the move. VROOM, VROOM. We will be making musical instruments.

    Ages 4-6. Registration required.

  • March Break

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Explore the furred, the feathered and the finned. Ages 7-12. 60 min. Registration required.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    A one-hour online workshop featuring a film industry professional who will share their own experiences in the industry and provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and television. Presented by REEL Canada. Ages 13-18.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

    About the Speakers

    Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker interested in hybridized, experimental forms of storytelling that exist within and transcend the physical body. Centred in the socio-cultural collisions of subjectivity, surveillance, and societal prescriptions of identity, her films 1 versus 1 (2018) and Wash Day (2020) have screened locally and internationally at festivals including TIFF Next Wave, BlackStar Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (Ignite x Adobe), and many more. She currently works as a Program Coordinator at the OYA Black Arts Coalition.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Eric Bizzarri, who is an award-winning Canadian director and producer based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Future of Film Showcase, a film festival based in Toronto, ON.

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+. Drop - in.

    Please note: This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Hazeldean Program Room.

  • Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Test Your Limits. Ages 7-12. 60 min. Registration required.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch to watch author and illustrator Barbara Reid's pre-recorded video on making plasticine art.  Materials and supplies will be provided.

    Ages 5+, Drop-in, adult supervision required