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Kaleidoscope

Arts in Education Programs

Kaleidoscope is an innovative program that links professional artists with teachers and students in Muskoka. Using the nationally acclaimed ArtsSmarts model, our teacher - artist teams use the arts to increase student engagement in their learning.

Kaleidoscope Summer Camp:

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Click here to register online or call our office at 705-765-1048. 

We have a new program for our Summer Arts Camp this year, which will be running again for one week only in August! The camp will be taking place at Clevelands House Resort in Minett, Ontario during the week of August 18th – 22nd, 2014 for children ages seven to twelve years old.

Throughout the week, the children will have the opportunity to work with professional artists in music, drama and visual arts workshops, exploring a new theme each day. Our themes for the week include: Skits and Sketches, Medieval Folklore, Masks and Music, Mixed Media Magic, and Sculpture! The children will also be able to participate in the Peace Crane Project on the final day of camp with founder and Disney animator, Sue DiCicco!

In addition to the wonderful workshops, we have some very exciting entertainment lined up from The Masked Messenger, The Bala Museum, The Magical Duda, Muskoka Birds of Prey and the Dancing Juggler taking place each day at 2:30p.m.

Full day and half day weeklong registration is available as well as options for each specific day of camp. Lunch will be included for full day campers. For more information or to register, please call our office at 705-765-1048.

We hope to see you at camp!

Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp Schedule:

August 18th – 22nd 2014

 

Monday, August 18: Skits and Sketches  

9:45am – 10:40am Theatre Exercises with Marla Brennan

10:40am – 11:35am Introduction to Drawing with Sean Dawson

11:35 – 12:30pm Introduction to Silent Film Acting with Jack and Linda Hutton

12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch provided by Clevelands House

1:15 – 2:30pm Drum Rhythms with Marla Brennan

2:30pm – 3:30pm Anne of Green Gables Silent Film presented by the Bala Museum @ The Segwun Room

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION BY DONATION

3:30 – 4:30pm Kaleidoscope Workshop: Clay World with Tori Wines

 

Tuesday, August 19: Medieval Folklore  

9:45 – 10:40a.m. Improvisation and Story Creation with Marla Brennan

10:40 – 11:35a.m. Mural Painting with Sean Dawson

11:35 – 12:30p.m. Medieval Music with Beverlie Robertson

12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m. Lunch provided by Clevelands House

1:15p.m. – 2:30p.m. Face Painting with Painted Kids & Clay World with Tori Wines

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. Entertainment presented by Muskoka Birds of Prey @ The Baseball Diamond

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION BY DONATION

3:30 – 4:30p.m. Kaleidoscope Workshop: Drum-making with Tori Wines

 

Wednesday, August 20: Masks and Music

9:45 – 10:40a.m. Mask Characters with Marla Brennan

10:40 – 11:35a.m. Mask Creation with Sean Dawson

11:35 – 12:30p.m. Tone Chimes with Sarah Lundy

12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m. Lunch provided by Clevelands House

1:15p.m. – 2:30p.m. Mask Decorating with Sean Dawson

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. Entertainment: The Mask Messenger @ The Sagamo Centre

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION BY DONATION

3:30 – 4:30p.m. Kaleidoscope Workshop: Improv Games with Tori Wines

 

Thursday, August 21: Mixed Media Magic

9:45 – 10:40a.m. Film Making with Patrick McCrudden

10:40 – 11:35a.m. Print Making with Sean Dawson

11:35 – 12:30p.m. Camp Fire Songs with Patrick McCrudden

12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m. Lunch provided by Clevelands House

1:15p.m. – 2:30p.m. Juggling Workshop with Marla Brennan

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. Entertainment: The Magical Duda Magic Show @ The Sagamo Centre

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION BY DONATION

3:30 – 4:30p.m. Kaleidoscope Workshop: Clay World with Tori Wines

 

Friday, August 22: Sculpture and Structure  

9:45 – 10:40a.m. Acting Out Workshop with Marla Brennan

10:40 – 11:35a.m. T-Shirt Silk Screen with Sean Dawson

11:35 – 12:30p.m. Noise Symphony with Marla Brennan

12:30p.m. – 1:15p.m. Lunch provided by The Marriott

1:15p.m. – 2:30p.m. Giant Peace Cranes with Sue DiCicco

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. Entertainment: The Dancing Juggler @ The Marriott

**OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ADMISSION BY DONATION

3:30 – 4:30p.m. Poetry and Peace Cranes with Sue DiCicco **Adult Participation welcome!

Welcome to Kaleidoscope Arts
in Education Programs!

We’ve had a very successful 2013/2014 school year with our Peace Crane Project happening at Huntsville Montessori School and also at PEACE School in Calendar, Ontario.

The concept of the Peace Crane Project is to give children an opportunity to express themselves creatively, and to connect them with one another globally.

In order to participate, each child is invited to fold an origami crane or dove, write and draw a message of peace on it, and then share it with friends or someone far away through the “Peace Crane Exchange.” Last year, eighty-four countries participated in the Peace Crane Project and this year, the organization is hoping to have one million children participate. We are ecstatic that we were able to be a part of this fantastic project and look forward to participating again next year! For more information, you can head to www.peacecraneproject.org

Plans are well underway for the 2014/2015 school year and we look forward to bringing arts in education programs to Muskoka schools again next year!

 

Check out the video below to get an idea of some of our recent projects and what the participants have to say about them.