January 31, 2018


January 31, 2018
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PVA’s 2018 Junior High Arts Festival is Sold Out!

To register on our waiting list, please sign up below. Otherwise, we hope to see you at next year’s event.

Join students and staff from Central Memorial High School for a day of exploring and celebrating the arts!

Join us for discipline-specific workshops throughout the day in the following areas:

• Dance
• Drama

• Fashion
• Media Arts

• Music
• Visual Art

Both individual junior high students and/or classes are welcome to register.

Festival Timeline

9:30 – 10:00 Busses arrive
10:00 – 10:30 Introductions & Keynote Speech – Andrew Phung from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience
10:30 – 10:45 Transition Time
10:45 – 11:45 Workshop #1
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch  (please bring a packed lunch)
12:15– 1:00 Performance
1:00 – 2:15 Transition Time
1:15 – 2:15 Workshop #2
2:15 – 2:30 Transition Time
2:30 Busses

 Session Overview

(more information on each session provided below)

Theatre Arts Introduction to Theatre Lighting
Creation Theatre: From Zero to One Hundred Mask and Mime
Fashion Fashion Olympics Paper Dress Workshop
Music Learn to Play a Stringed Instrument
Mass Band
Dance West African Dance Dancer’s Choice
Media Arts/Visual Arts Photography  Create an Altered Book
 Virtual TV Studio and Greenscreen Production

We’ll see you on January 31st, 2018!

All workshops take place at Central Memorial High School

Workshop Details


Andrew Phung – actor, improvisor and comedian – Kimchee on CBC’s, Kim’s Convenience.


Andrew Phung was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended Bishop McNally High School. He joined the Loose Moose Theatre Company when he was 16 years old and is currently a senior ensemble performer and instructor with the theatre.  In 2008, Andrew joined the comedy group Sciencebear. In 2009 Phung was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine.  Phung is the co-creator of the hit improvised comedy shows Past your Bedtime, Northeast: The Show and Kill Hard.  Phung is currently playing the role of Kimchee in the CBC Television sitcom Kim’s Convenience In March 2017, Phung received a Canadian Screen Award for his portrayal as Kimchee in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series.


The Power of Singing

PRESENTER: Amanda Massey

The singing voice is a direct pathway to the soul!  We will explore this through a fun and meaningful choral activity that will focus on singing techniques that free the voice to be expressive and dynamic.  Come join Central Memorial singers and their vocal coach, Amanda Massey, for a powerful workshop in choral singing.

Learn to Play a Stringed Instrument

PRESENTER: Katrina Archer

Have you ever hankered to try a violin? Do you sometimes feel the majestic call of the cello? A violin, viola, cello or bass may be your musical soul mate and you’ve just never realized it! At Central Memorial, we have several strings programs waiting for you. If you’ve never played a string instrument, come for a hands-on introduction to the instruments, and an explanation of Central’s Beginner Strings class. If you already know how to play, help some of your peers learn, and meet the teacher of Central’s PVA String Orchestra.

Mass Band

PRESENTER: Mike Gardner

This presentation will explore engagement in the middle school band setting as it applies to getting students ready for their high school music experience. The bridge between Jr. High and High School is often when students “give up” on music. In this session, we hope to explore new tools for increasing engagement and proficiency of young musicians.

Media/Visual Arts


PRESENTERS: Kelly Isaak and Kevin Scott
LOCATION: Central Memorial Art Gallery

Learn how to take beautiful photos with light painting.  We will provide the materials and teach you the basics of how to shoot creative and fun images in the dark.

Virtual TV Studios and Greenscreen Production

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt
LOCATION: Career and Technology Centre – Broadcasting Studio (right behind Central Memorial High School)

Join us to learn everything you need to know about setting up a virtual studio and using greenscreen to produce professional style broadcasts for your Youtube channel, Vlog, or creating special effects for creative projects

Create an Altered Book

PRESENTER: Meghan Lewick
LOCATION: Studio 268

In this hands on workshop you’ll learn to create your own “Altered Book” –  a unique medium for artistic expression, individuality and creativity. – All supplies provided.


West African Dance

INSTRUCTORS: Christie Preston

This session will offer a glimpse into the world of West African dance and music. Dancers will learn some traditional rhythms and movements, with a focus on a fluid spine, grounded body, and groove!

Dancer’s Choice – Hip Hop or Contemporary

INSTRUCTORS: Corrine Vessey/Alison Stone

In this session dancers can either choose to take a Hip Hop class that explores the movements and grooves of this street style of dance, or experienced dancers can choose to take a Contemporary class that focuses on expansive movement, floor-work, and choreography.

Theatre Arts

Introduction to Theatre Lighting


Learn how to identify various types of theatre lights, their function and purpose, As well as learn about hanging, aiming, focusing, gelling and patching/addressing lights.  We will also take a look at programming lighting cues through an ETC Smartfade Lighting Consoles as well as Qlab and a mac laptop.

Creation Theatre: From Zero to One Hundred


Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own piece of theatre?   Eric Rose, Artistic Director of Calgary’s Ghost River Theatre Company, will lead students through his process designed to inspire you to become artist, playwright, actor and producer!!

Mask and Mime

PRESENTER: Bo Morrisette and Michelle Crimmins

Learn fun and easy drama techniques to develop your very own mask character! You will create short scenes with a partner: exploring mask, mime and movement through improvisation. You will be guided through a step-by -step process using cool character masks that you will bring to life!


Fashion Olympics Paper Dress Workshop

PRESENTER: Kerry Warner

Create a show-stopping work of art in one hour.  Utilize your visual art and fashion skills and let your creativity run wild.  

Central Memorial High School


5111 - 21st Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 1R9
Phone: 403-243-8880
Fax: 403-777-7059


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