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Choir Nation Hamilton: Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Choir Nation Hamilton: Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. On Holiday for summer! $15 choirnation_2per session for adults. $10 seniors/students. Cash at door. “On the heels of the success of their weekly drop-in choir in Niagara-on-the-Lake, they are excited to launch a weekly choir in Hamilton that will be run by music director, Sophia Perlman. 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 at The Pearl Company Arts Centre. Choir capacity: 40 singers. Interested? Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879651618957430/  Details provided every week including: dates, times, song choice, and so on.

Dr.Susan Smith of ATZIN Mexico Speaks: “THE LONG HAUL: The Building of Creativity and Resilience in a Troubled Mexican Village”: Wednesday, November 23

Dr.Susan Smith of Atzin Mexico Speaks: “THE LONG HAUL: The Building of Creativity and Resilience in a Troubled Mexican Village”: November 23: 7:00. No Fee. Atzin Desarrollo Comunitario, A.C. opirg_atzin_nov_16(Cuernavaca, México) is a humanitarian, non-profit organization based in Cuernavaca, Morelos, working closely with a sister organization, Atzin Canada, in Ottawa. Since 1997, Atzin has responded to the needs of the Tlamacazapa community in Guerrero by gradually establishing programs in four integrated sectors: Health and healing; Income generation for women; Community education and literacy; and Environment, water and sanitation. www.atzin.org

Nara Farrell: 7 Weeks, 7 Chakras

Nara Farrell: 7 Weeks, 7 Chakras: $60.00 for 7 weeks. Starting September 6th. 7pm to 9:00. The inimitable Nara Farrell brings her own NaraFarrellclass to the stage, designed to blend together the energetic system of the body’s Chakras and the beautiful world of comedy. You may know Nara as part of the wildly funny comedy duo Erin and Nara but now she’s showing us another side!  Nara: “We will be looking at what comedy can do to help us see ourselves in a different light. 7 weeks, 7 Chakras. The idea? To unblock something. Or not. To have fun with yourself and have a good laugh using the tools of music, improv, character voices, costumes, and writing, to name but a few. We’ll be going from the ROOT to the CROWN and you’ll find new ways to enjoy YOU. Please join us.”

 

PUBLICITY PLANNING SECRETS 101 WITH LISA MILLAR: Sunday, February 21

PUBLICITY PLANNING SECRETS 101 WITH LISA MILLAR: Sunday, February 21. 10am- 3:30 pm. Have Lisa Millaryou ever wondered how to get that Standing Room Only show or successfully launch a product or CD? For the low introductory price of $60, Lisa’s hands-on workshop will take you through the steps to understand The Product, The Pitch and The Launch. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to fully plan an event from start to finish. Seating is limited to 30 people so reserve your seat now by paying via email at the address below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact: lisamillarsmusic@gmail.com  Photo by Benjamin Washington https://www.facebook.com/TheRealLisaMillar?fref=photo

PUBLICITY PLANNING SECRETS 101 WITH LISA MILLAR: Saturday, January 30

PUBLICITY PLANNING SECRETS 101 WITH LISA MILLAR: Saturday, January 30. 10am- 3:30 pm. Have Lisa Millaryou ever wondered how to get that Standing Room Only show or successfully launch a product or CD? For the low introductory price of $60, Lisa’s hands-on workshop will take you through the steps to understand The Product, The Pitch and The Launch. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to fully plan an event from start to finish. A networking lunch is included. Seating is limited to 30 people so reserve your seat now by paying via email at the address below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact: lisamillarsmusic@gmail.com  Photo by Benjamin Washington https://www.facebook.com/TheRealLisaMillar?fref=photo

 

Acting For Non-Actors w Paula Grove: 5 Saturdays: Nov15 – Dec13

Acting For Non-Actors with Paula Grove MFA: Five Saturdays: November 15th – December 13th. 1pm – 4pm. $90 for all 5 classes.
This course is based on a class Paula taught at York University that was very successful. “During the time I taught there it was amazing to watch people transform as they learned theatre games, improv skills, etc.”

Explore – Grow – Play In a Safe Atmosphere!
This class is for you if you want to:
* Learn the basics
* Step outside your comfort zone in a non-threatening class
* Develop confidence and presence
* Become a better presenter and speaker

Call: 289-684-3218 to book with Paula.

SELF HELP PROMOTION WORKSHOP with Shelley Marshall: Sunday, August 10

SELF HELP PROMOTION WORKSHOP with Shelley Marshall: ONE DAY! Sunday, August 10 11:00am – 2:00pm. $75. Includes USBShelleyWorkshop.jpg stick with all shared info including media contact list. Email: shelley@shelleymarshall.com to register. $25 registration fee. https://www.facebook.com/events/810438265641324/
Shelley:  “This workshop focuses on discovering your brand, creating a style of promoting that suits YOUR style and to connect yourself to the world of media and your audience. I’ve worked for the largest Entertainment Company in Canada, I’ve toured 11 countries doing Stand up, I’ve been a radio show host, hosted television shows, produced shows, starred in shows, and this is what I know… You have one chance to make a first impression, this workshop helps you to figure out how to make that impression stick, stay, and grow.
I invite you to come if you need motivation, if you have a hard time understanding what the difference between promoting yourself and bragging is (there IS a difference) or if you want to take your career and run with it.. The point is … YOU are an ARTist and you know there is nothing else you can do but to create YOUR art. You’ll leave feeling inspired, educated and with a USB stick that helps you to plan out your success, including media contact lists, press kit examples, bio writing , CV writing, and so much more.
Whether you are beginning your career, wanting to re-connect with your career or discover if you want a career, this workshop is for YOU.” (more…)

Heritage and the Authentic City: March 23, 30 & April 4, 11:

Heritage and the Authentic City:  Conservation and Craftsmanship in Sustainable City Building: March 23, 30 & April 4, 11:  A Four-part Learning Series Presented by the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects with support from HBSAMacLib1.jpgthe Ontario Association of Architects: Course Focus: Conservation and reuse are core principles of sustainability. The environmental movement has become a mainstream endeavour and efforts toward more sustainable lifestyle practices are commonplace, all reflective of the emerging attitude towards urban pride. Re-imagined historic buildings and places within our urban landscape are an integral part to creating and celebrating a dynamic and authentic sense of place. Equally important is the quality of contemporary architectural contributions which can also define how the public realm is valued. Socially-focused planning and ecologically thoughtful design, materials and construction methods all provide vibrant, relevant settings for urban life. When exceptional, forward-thinking projects are diligently promoted and carefully executed, they stand testament to an exceptional, forward-thinking and ultimately authentic city. http://hbsarchitects.com See course descriptions under “Read More”. 
Sunday March 23rd:  2-5pm Course #1: Sustainability, Conservation and the Emerging Cultural Shift
Sunday March 30th:    2-5pm Course #2: Traditional Craft and Sustainable Design
Friday April 4th :  2-5pm: Course #3: Historic Building Assessment and Reuse
Friday April 11th:   2-5pm. Course #4:  Built Heritage and Public Place-making
Cost for each course: $60.00/ HBSA member price, $40.00.  Payment at door – register by email: abell@ashleighbell.ca

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Defining Moments in Development – with Dr. Susan Smith

Defining Moments in Development – Presentation and discussion with Dr. Susan Smith, Saturday, March 22. 10:30 am Susan_Smith_Talk_March_22_2014.jpguntil 12 noon. No Charge. Presented by The Pearl Company, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, and the OPIRG McMaster Guatemalan Solidarity Working Group. Dr. Susan Smith is the Founder and Director of Atzin in Mexico. While development work has taken her across the globe, Susan Smith is the founder and director of Atzin Community Development, a non-profit working collaboratively with the Indigenous community of Tlamacazapa, Guerrero, Mexico for the past 17 years.  Atzin is a Nahuatl word meaning ‘Sacred Waters’. Susan was chosen as the University of Calgary’s top alumnus in 2008; and CBC The National produced “Walking Together” in 2006 as special report on her work in Tlamacazapa. For more info:  shelley.opirg@gmail.com

Paula Grove: Facing the Jitters! November 23. 10 – 2

Paula Grove: Intro to Acting: Facing the Jitters! Saturday November 23rd from 10am – 2pm. Fee: $45. Contact: 289-684-3218. A half day class of introductory theatre training that will also give you basic tools and tips to overcome performance anxiety.  Whether in business, at school, or on stage there are simple ways to harness the fear of being in front of an audience and turn this fear into your friend. This class is for anyone who wants to:

  • Increase confidence;
  • Bring more freedom to performances;
  • Overcome stage fright;
  • Be a better public speaker.

Paula is a professional actor who earned her Masters Degree in Acting. She shares her research into performance anxiety in a safe, heart-centered way that includes plenty of laughter. https://www.facebook.com/events/541163612627435/

May 18, 25, June 1: The Willowbank Lecture Series

May 18, 25, June 1: The Willowbank Lecture Series presents: URBAN DWELLING : Creative ways to engage with our willowbank_page_0.jpgshared urban landscape. Registration: $10. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m (Speaker 10-12/Discuss 12-2-ish…).  Willowbank is an independent and innovative educational institution in the cultural heritage field with three primary components. It is a beautiful 13-acre National Historic Site with an impressive 1830s mansion on the Niagara Parkway; it is a School of Restoration Arts, which grants a Diploma in Heritage Conservation to graduates of its intense three-year program; and it is a Centre for Cultural Landscape, which serves as a focus of research, workshops, lecture series, conferences, short courses, and consulting activities related to its mission.
This year’s Willowbank Lecture speakers form a diverse and provocative group. They will discuss more innovative, collaborative and sustainable ways of engaging with our shared urban landscape. It’s an impressive line-up:
May 18   :  Urban exploration and the power of curiosity
10am        ANDREW EMOND, Photographer from Montreal
May 25   :   Let’s forget about ‘heritage’: people and place in the contemporary landscape
10am        DR. JOHN SCHOFIELD, Archaeologist from York, England
June 1    :  Artifact and ritual: reshaping the cultural landscape
10am        JULIAN SMITH, Architect / Planner from Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Willowbank community is broad and diverse and united in believing that understanding and nurturing cultural heritage is an essential part of a shared and sustainable future. Willowbank is an independent and innovative educational institution.  It has a highly-regarded staff, led by well-known architect, scholar and educator Julian Smith; an outstanding international faculty; and a distinguished Board of Directors. Its graduates are leaders and innovators in the field.  http://www.willowbank.ca
To register, call 905-262-1239 ext 21, make your reservation, they will email your confirmation.

 

BeetleBarrow’s Western Hardcover BookBinding Workshop: April 7

BeetleBarrow’s Western Hardcover BookBinding Workshop: On Sunday April 7th, we have a different type ofBeetleBarrow.jpg offering.  Dynamic bookbinding duo – Lindsay Slavin and Chandra Rice – will be teaching a workshop on how to bind a hardcover book, western style.  This type of bookbinding is the one we are most familiar with.  Find almost any hardcover book in your library and you are looking at a classic western hardcover.  It’s durable and a great traveler.  At this fun-filled workshop, learn how to fold and sew together a series of signatures to create your text block, then create a beautiful cover and spine to house your text block.  The end result is an elegant book that you’ve made from start to finish, ready for dazzling your friends. The workshop runs from 9:30-4:30, costs $90 and includes all materials and a delicious hot lunch!  Visit www.beetlebarrow.ca to see other classes available and to learn more. To register for this workshop, either use our Etsy Store – www.reversestitch.etsy.com (if you wish to pay with paypal) or email makers@beetlebarrow.ca (to pay by cash or cheque). Like BeetleBarrow on facebook www.facebook.com/BeetleBarrow to keep up with all the bookbinding news.

Just About Us Girls…From a Man’s Point Of View:April 6

Now for something completely different:
Just About Us Girls….. From a Man’s Point Of View: At The Pearl Company, Saturday, April 06. 9:30amAmandaMagnolia.jpg to 3:00pm. $18 for the day (includes lunch). Join Drew, hair stylist and designer extraordinaire, who has opened a salon in The Pearl’s King Street property. (We met him first as a playwright/actor and he has become a wonderfully creative addition to our community.)
Drew invites you to: Share his expertise for your Personal Hairstyling Needs; Take part in Open Consultations about presenting the True You; Spend time discovering your Personal Style; Enjoy Guest Speakers discussing a variety of relevant topics.
Learn To: Get the most expert consultation; Make sure you are a part of the decision-making in deciding your new look or, how to enhance and style the cut you have; Be assertive with your stylist in order to get what you pay for, – a professional consultation and a finished look.
About Drew: Owner/Training Director of Andrews Advanced Academy; Previous Director of Training for Brunos Advanced Academy; Previous Director of Training for Eatons’ Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salons; Sassoon Trained; Stage and Platform Artist.
Looking for models of varying ages and sizes who are willing and excited to make a change. Two Gift Draws. Contact Drew at 289 698 7919 to book your place.

Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books – November 18,

A Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books – Western Hardcover. Sunday November 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books – Western Hardcover. Interested in a traveller’s best friend?  Join Chandra Rice and Lindsay Wood Slavin for the day to learn how to make a Western Hardcover Book. This type of bookbinding is the one we are most familiar with. This durable book is great for sketchbooks and journalling and makes a beautiful handmade gift (only 37 days ‘til Christmas!)
In this workshop, learn how to fold and sew together a series of signatures to create your text block.  Then create a cover and spine to house your text block.  The end result is a durable beautiful book that you’ve made from start to finish!
The all day workshop is $90 and includes use of tools, all materials, and even a home-made lunch. All skill levels are made to look good! Visit www.beetlebarrow.ca to see other classes available and to learn more. To register for this workshop, either use our Etsy Store – www.reversestitch.etsy.com (if you wish to pay with paypal) or email makers@beetlebarrow.ca (to pay by cash or cheque). Like BeetleBarrow on facebook www.facebook.com/BeetleBarrow to keep up with all the bookbinding news.

 

Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books: October 14

A Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books – Japanese Stab Hardcover: Sunday October 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Chandra Rice and Lindsay Wood Slavin for the day as they temporarily transform The Pearl’s ground floor theater into an artist’s retreat — Learn how to make a Hardcover Japanese Stab Book in this day long workshop.

The Stab binding comes from Japan and is particularly useful for binding together pages that already have something on them. Poets can bind their writing for loved ones. Maids of honour can create a fully personalized guest book for their brides. Moms can bind together their child’s artwork. Or blank paper can be inspiration. Use ancient Japanese techniques and modern tricks of the trade. Choose papers, threads, and book cloth to create your cover. Choose paper for your text block and any ornamentation. Then bring it all together using traditional Japanese stitching! Walk away with a beautiful book with a touch of the east.

The all day workshop is $90 and includes use of tools, all materials, and even a home made lunch. All skill levels are made to look good!  Visit www.beetlebarrow.ca to see other classes available and to learn more. To register for this workshop, either use our Etsy Store – www.reversestitch.etsy.com (if you wish to pay with paypal) or email makers@beetlebarrow.ca (to pay by cash or cheque).  Like BeetleBarrow on facebook www.facebook.com/BeetleBarrow to keep up with all the bookbinding news.

Next workshop: Sunday November 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A Bookbinding Workshop with BeetleBarrow Books – Western Hardcover (more…)


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