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Learning Lab: Emerging Artists Edition

During this monthly workshop series, you will learn and gain a better understanding of the school system, the value of art in education, and your role as a Teaching Artist. Each workshop is meant to be experiential, conceptually informative and collaborative. We approach learning as active and participatory, so get ready to connect with other professional artists with a diverse range of experiences, perspectives, and creative practices. Together we will explore the power and potential of the arts through a collaborative approach.



Workshop Information

Creativity 101: November 10, 2017 9am - 3pm
Pedagogy: December 1, 2017 9am - 3pm
Navigating Resources: January 12, 2018 9am - 3pm
School Culture: February 9, 2018 9am - 3pm
Meta-Learning: March 9, 2018 9am - 3pm

Where: ArtStarts, 808 Richards St, Vancouver BC
Questions: Contact Elfred Matining [email protected] or 604.336.0626 ext 106

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Subsidized Learning Series

The cost for artists selected to participate is fully subsidized, covering tuition, program materials and lunch. This opportunity is made possible through funding support from BC Arts Council and the Government of British Columbia.

Meet the Facilitators

Dianna David
From Filipino dancing to physical theatre, hip hop to props, mechanical engineering to miming, street performer to speaker, Dianna David enjoys playing in all worlds. She infuses these experiences into her movement mastery through the manipulation of objects, props and her audiences into a world where stories of triumphs and transformations are spoken and shown. Her movement storytelling has been seen throughout the world for over a decade, holding the attention of around-the-world audiences of all sizes.

Emily Beam
Emily supports community organizations, schools and artists to access resources and build capacity. She is a detail-oriented achiever masquerading in a world of creativity and imagination. She has worked as a grantor, lender and facilitator for various non-profits, foundations and social enterprises. Emily holds a certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from Simon Fraser University.

Elfred Matining
Elfred works with the community to find new ways of thinking, learning, and experiencing our world through art. As an artist, his art practice investigates the phenomenon of pedagogy through objects and performance. As a community organizer, he engages artists and educators across the province in dialogue and professional learning about arts integration and creative and critical thinking through the framework of curriculum. 

Goals of this Learning Series

Through the Arts Integration Learning Lab you will:

  • Learn how to develop quality arts-based experiences in a school environment that link your art practice, the BC Ministry of Education’s revised curriculum and the First Peoples Principles of Learning.
  •  Build your capacity by developing a deeper understanding of creative processes and identify areas and opportunities to grow your professional art practice through arts based learning.
  • Learn how to foster culturally safe learning environments.
  •  Learn various facilitation skills to confidently incorporate into your interactions with young people and educators as a Teaching Artist.
  • Learn about resources for artists, such as grants and professional development programs available through ArtStarts, and have the confidence and skills to pursue these and other opportunities.
  • Explore the language of education and build knowledge around contemporary issues in schools in a useful and practical way that you can apply to your professional work.
  • Discover opportunities for artists to connect with educators in a professional capacity.
  • Strengthen your network of Teaching artists in BC through peer learning and support.
  • Meet The Artists

    Introducing the 2017 Arts Integration Learning Lab: Emerging Artists cohort.

    Read Artist Bios