band
band
choral
choral
dance
dance
fashion
fashion
media arts
media arts
strings
strings
theatre arts
theatre arts
visual arts
visual arts

Join us for an enriching day where fine arts,
media and fashion teachers come together
to connect, learn and be inspired.

Discipline-specific workshops throughout the day in the following areas:

• Dance
• Drama

• Fashion
• Media

• Music
• Visual Art

Fine arts-based keynote speaker, lunch and lunchtime performance provided.

ED CAMP TIMELINE

9:00 – 9:15 Coffee
9:15 – 10:00 Introductions & Keynote Speech
with Bruce Barton, Director and Professor of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, U of C
10:15 – 11:15 Session #1 (see options below)
Lunch and Performance  (please bring your own lunch if registering after October 11th.)
12:15– 1:15 Session #2
1:30 – 2:30 Session #3
2:30 – 3:00 Info regarding January Student FA Day (optional) Rm 171

SCHEDULE  OF SESSIONS

(see below more information on each session)

Session 1

10:15 – 11:15

Session 2

12:15 – 1:15

Session 3

1:30 – 2:30

Theatre Arts Dance for Dummies
Small Dance Studio
Games
Room 171
Improv
Room 171
Creation Theatre
Room 171
Tech Theatre
Fashion Build Your Own Sock Monkey   Room 256
Music A guide for non-string players
Room 101
Singing techniques for musicians: Singers and instrumentalists
Room 173
Bridging Middle School and High School Musicianship
Room 173
Dance Making Movement Toolkit
Large Dance Studio
Vernacular Vocabulary
Large Dance Studio
Dance with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Large Dance Studio
Media Arts Modeling and Printing – 

Central Hub

Create a Live Video Production

Career and Tech Centre (behind Central) – Broadcast Studio

Visual Arts Mixed Media Workshop

Room 268

Collagraph Printing

Room 268

Although all are welcome, if you know you’re coming please register.

We’ll see you on Oct. 16!

All workshops take place at Central Memorial High School

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Keynote

Bruce Barton – Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary

Abstract

Increasingly, educational institutions at every level are moving to a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary curriculum. However, striking an effective balance between discipline-specific knowledge and training and enhanced interdisciplinary integration is dependent on multiple criteria and requires close attention to the specific educational context in question. My short presentation will address some of the most significant factors to consider in terms of both challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary curriculum design and pedagogical approaches, with specific references to current developments at the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts—home of the U of C’s Dance, Drama and Music divisions. My talk will keep one eye on the post-secondary prospects for current Elementary, Junior High, and High School students, but also focus on more broad-based instructional dynamics common to virtually all levels of arts education.

Bio

Bruce Barton is a creator/scholar whose practice-based research and teaching focuses on physical dramaturgies in devised, immersive and intermedial performance. He has published in a wide range of scholarly and practical periodicals, including Performance Research, TDR, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Topics, as well as numerous national and international essay collections. His book publications include At the Intersection Between Art and Research (2010), and Collective Creation, Collaboration and Devising (2008). Bruce is also an award-winning playmaker who works extensively as a director, writer and dramaturg with many of Canada’s most accomplished physical performance companies. He is the Artistic Director of Vertical City, an interdisciplinary performance hub located in Calgary. In January 2015, Bruce became the first Director of the new School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. For a full bio see http://brucewbarton.com/about-3/. For information about Vertical City, see http://brucewbarton.com/vertical-city/.

Music

Session #1

Starting Strings: A guide for non-string players with Katrina Archer

PRESENTER: Katrina Archer

As string programs become more popular in Calgary schools, we will explore the feasibility of band and choir teachers starting their own strings programs. Having a strings program can be a way to teach more music and less “other stuff” in your school while offering something unique for students. We will discuss how to start a program, examples of programs existing in the city, as well as beginner methods. We will then get hands-on with some violins, cellos and basses to learn the basics of technique.
Max participants: 50

Session #2 – Vocal

Singing Techniques for Musicians: Singers and Instrumentalists

PRESENTER: Amanda Massey

In this session, we will explore technique and approach to singing for beginners, non-choral students, and choristers alike. Focus will be on breathing, body alignment and vocal production. Amanda Massey is a local soprano and choir director based out of Calgary, AB. Amanda holds a masters of music from the U of A. She enjoys teaching people of all ages and experiences to sing.
Max participants: 50

Session #3 – Band

Bridging Middle School and High School Musicianship

PRESENTER: TBA

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.
Max participants: 50

Media Arts

Session #1

3D Modeling and Printing

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt & Kevin Scott
LOCATION: Hub

In this session, you will get to learn how to use Autodesk Inventor to model a 3 dimensional object and export it in a format that can be 3D printed.  Autodesk Inventor is the industry standard for Mechanical Engineers and it is FREE (for students and teachers). Learn how to use the software and be able to export your object to a 3D Printer. Prior familiarity with the software is not necessary.

Session #2 and 3

Create a Live Video Production

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt & Kevin Scott
LOCATION: Broadcast Studio in CT Centre (behind Central Memorial High School)

In this double block (2 hour) session, you will get to learn how to use the broadcast studio at the Career and Technology Centre at Central Memorial High School. Participants will learn about all of the positions needed to create screen productions, big and small.  Please dress casual and avoid reflective and green clothes, if possible.

Dance

Session #1

Making Movement Toolkit

PRESENTERS: A. Stone & J. Stroh

During this session, participants will be provided with a series of strategies to make innovative and creative movement.  Participants will leave the session with concrete tasks to share with students during student choreography projects.

Session #2 

Vernacular Vocabulary

INSTRUCTORS: C. Preston & C. Vessey

In this session, participants will learn a variety of movement combos in two highly engaging dance genres. Teachers will leave the session with several dance combinations and historical relevancy in both West African and Hip Hop.

Session #3 

Dance with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

INSTRUCTOR: J. Baker

DJD Dance School Principal will share the rich history of DJD and their mandate to explore the many facets of jazz dance and music.  Participant interest will guide the focus of this session.

Theatre Arts

Session #1

A Drama Teacher’s Survival Kit to Choreography!
– aka Choreography for Dummies

PRESENTER: Kyrsten Blair

A practical and step by step process to develop choreography/movement. We will explore how to count beats, use space, levels, patterns, and gesture to communicate character and story. Intended for teachers who have not previously studied or have limited experience in dance.

Kyrsten Blair graduated with a BFA in Drama and Dance from the University of Calgary in 1994, and is a prominent member of Calgary’s dance community. She has filled the roles of performer, educator, choreographer, rehearsal director, yoga studio owner, consultant, and outreach coordinator. Having trained and/or performed across Canada, the USA, Cuba, and Indonesia, movement traditions rooted in Jazz, Improvisation, Body Percussion, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Javanese, are constant companions. Her classes welcome students ranging in age from toddlers to 94 years young, and embrace newcomers, emerging artists, late bloomers, and seasoned professionals. Recent presenters of her work include REVV52, The School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary, Escalade Winter Guard, Calgary Opera, Calgary Board of Education, and Dancing Parkinson’s YYC in partnership with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks and The Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

OR

Session #1

Collective Creation

PRESENTER: Aaron Coates

The step-by- step process of building a group collective creation performance piece with students.

Aaron Coates is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. Aaron co- founded Trepan Theatre and is a co-producer and director of the improvised soap opera, Dirty Laundry. Aaron has developed and directed Collective Creation performances with Gr. 10 students for the past 4 years.

Sessions #2 & 3

Exploration of Lighting & Sound

(Note – this workshop takes up sessions 2 and 3)

PRESENTER: Len Simon

A look at current technology in the areas of lighting and sound. We will look at LED lighting, moving lights, wireless lighting control, portable lighting boards and software, digital vs analog sound boards, wired and wireless microphones as well as troubleshooting common problems. There will be hands-on opportunities to try out a variety of equipment.

OR

Session #2

Theatre Games for the Junior High Classroom

PRESENTERS: Andrew Phung/ Aaron Coates

In this session, Andrew and Aaron will share a variety of theatre games to teach some of the basic Drama skills.

Andrew Phung is an actor, improviser, writer and comedian. He teaches and performs at Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is currently a regular on the CBC sitcom, Kim’s Convenience. Andrew organizes the annual Loose Moose High School Improv Tournament.

Aaron Coates is a director, actor, playwright and teacher. Aaron co- founded Trepan Theatre and is a co-producer and director of the improvised soap opera, Dirty Laundry. Aaron has developed and directed Collective Creation performances with Gr. 10 students for the past 4 years.

Session #3

Improvisation Basics

PRESENTER: Andrew Phung

Strategies and tips on how to teach improvisation effectively for the junior high classroom.

Andrew Phung is an actor, improviser, writer and comedian. He teaches and performs at Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is currently a regular on the CBC sitcom, Kim’s Convenience. Andrew organizes the annual Loose Moose High School Improv Tournament.

Fashion

Sessions 1, 2 and 3

Build Your Own Sock Monkey

PRESENTER: Diane Parr

Come prepared to sew your own sock monkey.  Bring your own pair of gently used wool socks or $5 to purchase a pair of socks to work with.  All other materials will be provided.  Experience a simple textile arts project that you can share with your students.

Visual Arts

Session #1

Mixed Media Workshop

In this workshop you will explore various methods of creating backgrounds for images.  We will be sending you home with material lists of the products used as well as with copies of the processes.

Sessions #2 & 3

Collagraph Printing

Spend the afternoon experimenting with collography both with and without a printing press.

All workshops take place at:

Central Memorial High School
5111 – 21st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 1R9

Central Memorial High School

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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