Workshops

AiDa presents Drama Tuesday for Hamilton Art Week

AiDa presents Drama Tuesday for Hamilton Arts Week!

IMAGINATION soars, kids sparkle and shine from within through Dramatic Arts fun!

For ages 6-12 and Youth Initiative Mentor | Leaders in Training for secondary students to earn community service credit while making a difference! Located in the heart of Westdale we inspire creative expression and self-discovery while focusing on colloboration, fair play, respect, acts of kindess, anti-bullying tools, literacy to lift the human spirit! 

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:00
167 Cline Avenue North

Critique Night [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

Critique Night


Facilitated by Claire Bartleman

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th at Hamilton Artists Inc. for a critique night facilitated by artist Claire Bartleman. This is an opportunity to share your artwork, offer feedback, learn how to self-critique and meet other artists in your community in a relaxed and supportive environment. Critique night is not medium specific and open to artists of all levels. Please register in advance and send a high-resolution image of the work you would like to discuss to programming@theinc.ca. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Claire Bartleman was raised in Montreal, Quebec where she graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History (2007) and followed with BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2015). Currently she is an MFA student at Western University where her practice focuses on textiles and soft sculpture.

Her work involves collecting unfinished textile-based crafts projects and recontextualizing them within the contemporary art world in order to engage with questions of failure, craft and Do-It-Yourself culture and the history of textile and feminist art. Positioning herself between the maker and the readymade, she looks to simultaneously acknowledge the skills of the craftswomen and that of the artist.

Presented in Partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council, Visual Arts Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
​WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
DETAILS: Limit of 20 participants; RSVP required

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

Salsa Lessons in Hamilton

Make 2018 the year you step (or dance!) out of your comfort zone... Your years as a wallflower are over! Come meet new people, learn a new skill & stay healthy this year :). New Classes Begin Wednesday January 17th

Beginner Salsa (Wed 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Pre-Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 7:30-8:30-6 wks)
Intermediate Salsa (Thurs 8:30-9:30-6 wks)
Open Level Bachata (Thurs 6:30-7:30-4 wks)

No Partner or Experience Necessary! 
*Registration is required*
Early Bird Registration Ends January 10th  
Online at www.alegriadancecompany.com
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624 Upper James Street (beside the Urban Zoo)
alegriadanceco@gmail.com
905 537 6451

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 21:30
624 Upper James Street Hamilton ON L9C 2Z1

Acting for the Camera [Theatre Aquarius Artist GYM]

Acting for the Camera

 Cost: $10
To register: lbrown@theatreaquarius.org
Dates: January 16th, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 55 Wentworth St. South

Join co-founder's of Hamilton Film Centre's (HFC)

JUNO RINALDI , CBC's Workin' Moms, Degrassi, Arrow, The Killing, FRINGE, Supernatural and SHAUN SMYTH, FRINGE, Almost Human, Once Upon a time in Wonderland, The Killing, Arrow, Murdoch Mysteries in a rare opportunity to learn about,

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Over the course of the evening we will cover:

• the difference between auditioning for film and TV vs.theatre
• how to take control of your audition
• how to make interesting choices
• breaking down the scene
• how to prepare your sides
• what casting directors look for
• what to look for in an agent
• next steps

*Participants will be required bring a memorized scene from a Film or TV episode.*

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

Preschool Puppet Playhouse [Studio Babette Puppet Theatre]

Join Studio Babette Puppet Theatre for a series of workshops for kids every Tuesday of each month for a fun filled time with puppet shows, puppet making workshops, music, rhymes & sing-a-longs, all with a unique Dundas connection. This series of workshops is being done in partnership with the Dundas Museum & Archives.

This event is running from 9 January 2018 until 12 June 2018. It is next occurring on 9 January 2018 10:00 am.

  • Upcoming Dates:
    • 9 January 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 February 2018 10:00 am
    • 13 March 2018 10:00 am
    • 10 April 2018 10:00 am
    • 8 May 2018 10:00 am
    • 12 June 2018 10:00 am

Space is limited so call Dundas Museum & Archives now to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00
Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario

Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant

Tuesday, January 30 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.
Snow date: February 13

Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist and educator, born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is from the Cayuga Nation and the Turtle Clan. Lorrie is the author and illustrator of her own series of children’s books. She has led collaborative projects exhibited at Mackenzie House Museum, the PanAm Games, and Nuit Blanche Arts Festival in Toronto. She was the first woman/ Indigenous person/artist educator to receive the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award in 2015.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Winterblooms [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives present

Winterblooms
 

January 25 – 28, 2018

Beautiful floral displays and great art in the midst of winter.

Three prominent Dundas locations once again present a walking tour of exhibits featuring original artworks and precious artifacts, accompanied by floral arrangements that take their inspiration from their paired work of art.

Opening receptions at all three exhibit locations Thursday, January 25th  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening remarks at Carnegie Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition times:
Friday, January 26th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 27th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 28th: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free entry to exhibits at all three locations
Dundas Valley School of Art – 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas
Carnegie Gallery – 10 King St W, Dundas
Dundas Museum & Archives – 139 Park St W, Dundas

For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas

Starting a Creative Business - in Hamilton [Work In Culture]

This one-day workshop provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea while beginning the process of constructing the accompanying business plan. Through interactive, reflective, left-brain and right-brain activities the participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the structure of their business more clearly defined. “Starting a Creative Business” is an initiative of WorkInCulture to support creative professionals of diverse artistic disciplines who are thinking about building a creative enterprise.

Takeaways:

  • Step into the business mind frame.
  • Build a bridge from creative professional to creative business.
  • Clarify your business idea and direction and create the base of your business plan.
  • Get to know your local business and creative sector supports and community.


Guest speakers: TBD

Facilitator:
Snjezana Pruginic is a creative business professional and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the creative sector as a dancer, producer, writer, community art facilitator and art manager. She is also the co-founder and facilitator of "Business of Arts", an art entrepreneurship workshop for visual artists.

WHERE: Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts, Ron and Donna Patterson Lobby, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM EST
REGISTER: RSVP at Eventbrite LINK


"Starting a Creative Business - in Hamilton" would not be possible without the following partners.

Presenting Partner: Hamilton Arts Council

Space Sponsor: Theatre Aquarius

Lunch Sponsor: City of Hamilton Hamilton Economic Development

Funder: Ontario Trillium Foundation

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]

 

You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
 
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/space-rentals-workshop-series-hamilton-tickets-41017518502

 

1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca

 

ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Staircase December Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
December 2017

MARKETPLACE

HANDMADE HAMILTON 2017
December 2, 3 2017 from 11:00 am to 05:30 pm 
Join us for the sixth Holiday edition of Handmade Hamilton. Featuring 32 of the finest makers of jewellry, textile art, ceramics, visual art, accesories, home decor and much more. It will be a great opportunity to find perfect and unique gifts for all those on your holiday list. Hosted in the historical Staircase Cafe Theatre, we invite you to spend some time shopping, having a bit to eat from the cafe, and taking time to meet up with excellant makers. The first 50 shoppers on both days will be gifted with a swag bag! Admission: $2

LITERARY

LIT LIVE 
Sunday, Dec 3 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. 

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
December, 4, 11 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
December,  5, 12 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. NorthOur Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

FIGGY PUDDING with Jimmy Hogg
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The award-winning British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite Jimmy Hogg (Curriculum Vitae, A Brief History of Petty Crime, Like A Virgin, Wisdom) returns with tales of Christmastime. BEST OF FRINGE: Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, San Francisco, Minnesota, Boulder, Victoria.

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
December 6, 13, 20 from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

HAMMER NIGHT LIVE
Friday, December 15, 2017 from 09:00 pm to 11:00 pm
To be announced but The lineup is RED HOT. 

SANTA SURVIVOUR 2017
December 15, 16 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
This thought provoking performance is brilliantly written and directed by playwright and Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Colleen Taffe.  It inspires audiences to be challenged by the unforeseen world of mental illness and its damaging effects of stigma, quite tangible in the black community. 

THE HAMILTON 7
Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! We’re back after a highly successful run at this years Hamilton Fringe Festival! Come on out and hear some of your fave tellers and a few new ones! Join us for a gathering of finely crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. This edition of The Hamilton 7 will feature: Karen Ancheta Darla Biccum Sheldon Davis Tor Lukasik-Foss Marilo Nunez Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and a few more surprises! 

THE BIG SHOW
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm 
An interdimensional being summons a group of “teens with attitude” to help him defend the world from evil. Unfortunately, he accidentally summoned the high school drama group. Unable to fight, he assigns them the task of performing a monthly BIG SHOW that bring him up to speed about the current state of the earth. Music, comedy, magic and short films. Think Power Rangers meets Kids Incorporated teabagged by Kids in the Hall. Starring a rotating cast including Viktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Luke Brown, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Kristian Reimer, Ryan Sero, Nick Wallace and Laura Welch

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Dec 6, 13 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
December 4, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

STEEL SONGS- A Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

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