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March 2020

Circuit Playground Express

March 12, 2020 at6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Video Pool Studio, 300–100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$60 – $80

Get involved with micro-controllers! No previous experience necessary! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Python programming and embedded platforms like the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express board, which can be used to add lights, sound, and interactivity to costumes, props, and art installations. No previous experience with coding or micro-controllers is required to take advantage of what these technologies have to offer. A workshop for women, non-binary and transgender people in order to make space for those under-represented…

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Oral Storytelling with Story Vines – An Indigenous Perspective

March 13, 2020 at9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtsJunction, 312 William Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1P9 Canada
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$90

Participants will be introduced to the history of oral storytelling and the use of story vines to retell First Nations Creation stories and teachings. Create beautiful fabric chains, braided with art and artifacts that represent characters and events of a story. Suitable for all grades and subjects. March 13, 2020 InstructorRenée McGurry has 35 years experience as an educator and several  as the Indigenous Education Teacher for St. James-Assiniboia School Division.  She is presently working as workshop facilitator for the…

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Introduction to Volunteer Management

March 17, 2020 at9:00 am - March 19, 2020 at4:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$400

This workshop will provide staff and volunteers an opportunity to examine and practice the organizational and HR skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing volunteer environment. Over the course of 3 days, this course will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer department. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes)…

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Film Scoring Workshop

March 23, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Winnipeg Film Group, 304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$35 – $40

In this Film Scoring Workshop, you will be exploring techniques and processes of setting music to the screen. We’ll start by examining the masterworks of the past century of composition, how composers approach writing music for film, technical terminology and procedures of the scoring studio. Then we’ll get our hands dirty by grouping off to score a scene itself, present our works to each other, and finish up by discussing what we discovered in the process. Bring your instruments, whatever…

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Kumihimo Workshop with Susan Styrchak

March 28, 2020 at12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$45 – $50

In this workshop, Styrchak will present some of the historical connections to the kumihimo technique, and all will learn the basic movements of the braid on a disc. Hopefully, later we will have a chance to try it on the marudai, a traditional kumihimo frame. Notes will be provided of various patterns as they are formed with colour or alternate movements. A disc and bobbins will be provided along with various threads.   Workshop runs: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:30…

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Grant Writing Basics

March 30, 2020 - March 31, 2020
The Winnipeg Film Group, 304 – 100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
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$60 – $65

Are you currently working on or  looking to begin a project that needs funding? Learn how to craft a grant that encompasses the heart of your story and your unique passionate take on it. This workshop is recommended to people that are currently in the process of writing a grant. Deadline: March 27, 2020 March 30 & 31, 2020 7 - 10 pm Day 1 The Basics; what is the grant process and purpose? Types of grants and funding available…

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Roles & Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

March 31, 2020 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$95

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for the governance of the organization and are expected to develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow the organization to carry out its mission. Beyond their legal duties, board members are also important resources – they contribute to the culture, effectiveness, and strategic focus, as well as act as ambassadors and advocates for the work being done by the organization. While a board may appoint staff and/or committees to…

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April 2020

Accessibility On Stage and Off – Online

April 4, 2020 at12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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FREE

Arts AccessAbility Network, Sarasvàti Productions, and Sick + Twisted Theatre present a discussion on accessibility from the comfort of your own home! Online Date: April 4, 2020 Time: 12 pm Facebook for ASL interpretation will be occurring live. More is being done to address accessibility in theatre and the arts in Winnipeg, but is it enough? Join us for a frank discussion with guest artists and Disability advocates. Join the live discussion on Zoom, or watch/listen via Facebook live stream.…

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Accessibility On Stage and Off – Online

April 4, 2020 at12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, Sarasvàti Productions, and Sick + Twisted Theatre Present Online Date: April 4, 2020 Time: 12 pm Facebook for ASL interpretation will be occurring live. Topics: How accessibility has been addressed in Winnipeg’s art community and what still needs to be improved. How do we improve it? How do we reach different communities to ensure that the individuals who have traditionally been excluded are aware of new access services? “We offered ASL/Audio description but no one came…

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Volunteer Management: Creating Connections to Build Retention – Online

April 7, 2020 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95.00

Workshop delivered virtually via web conferencing! When it comes to volunteer retention our minds often jump first to our own capacity, and what our organization is capable of achieving when it comes to retention. But it’s important to look at retention from the volunteer’s perspective. We know from the research that the number one reason people want to volunteer is to make a difference in their community. The next most popular reason is to build or develop skills and expertise.…

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Financial Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board – Online

April 15, 2020 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95.00

Workshop delivered virtually via web conferencing! The number one job, and often the most puzzling and perplexing, of every board member is to understand financial statements and maintain the financial health of their organization. Board members must ensure that the organization is well-managed and that its financial situation remains sound. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your financial responsibilities as a board member, mitigating the risk to both you and the organization, and ensuring the financial…

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May 2020

Webinar: It’s OK to turn Volunteers Away

May 27, 2020 at12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Manitoba, Suite 410-5 Donald Street South
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2T4
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$10

We spend all our days saying 'we need more volunteers'. So how can we tell a volunteer it's time to leave? How can we say no to a person wanting to help? We can, and we must, if they aren't the right fit. In this webinar, learn to use volunteer screening best practices and performance management to screen out or let go of volunteers. Learn techniques to deliver a professional message that still preserves the relationship. VM Webinars! Volunteer Manitoba's…

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June 2020

Substance Designer – An Introduction

June 11, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Free

Substance Designer is the gold-standard 3D material creation software used by professional animation and game development studios all over the world. This workshop will be aimed primarily at beginners but can also serve as a good refresher for those who haven’t opened Substance Designer in a while. Preferably viewers will have a familiarity with the concept of black and white masks and/or Photoshop Blend Modes but it’s not required. Learning Outcomes Learn the Basics of the Substance Designer UI Learn…

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Bouncing Beethovens

June 16, 2020 - July 7, 2020
$60

A chance for you and your child to enjoy music together. Our highly qualified instructors use song, movement, and percussion instruments to give your child the best possible start to their musical journey. Based on the Orff approach to music instruction, these classes are a great introduction to music and instruments, as well as a wonderful way to nurture a musical bond between parent and child. Dates: Tuesdays, 9–10 am, Weeks starting June 16 Cost: $60 Instructor: Johanna Kroetsch This…

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Beginning Ukulele

June 18, 2020 - July 9, 2020
$75

If ever there was an instrument quickly gaining popularity with modern audiences beyond the folk music crowd–it’s hands-down the ukulele! Learning to play the ukulele is a great introduction to musical proficiency and literacy for first-timers. This virtual class teaches you the basics of the ukulele from hand placement to notes to rhythm and everything else you need to understand the ukulele. Dates: Thursdays, 12–1 pm, 4 weeks starting June 18 Cost:  $75 Instructor: Phil Natividad Register ONLINE.

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Introduction to Music Theory

June 18, 2020 - July 9, 2020
$75

This class will present the basic concepts of music theory: the treble & bass clefs, major keys up to 1 sharp and 1 flat, scales and primary triads in those major keys and learning to write a simple melody using this knowledge. The class is delivered virtually through Zoom.  Worksheets will be provided for the course, no book is required. This class is designed for students with NO prior theory knowledge. Dates: Thursdays, 6:45 – 7:45 pm, 4 weeks starting…

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Directing Intimacy

June 23, 2020 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 – $40

Tuesday, June 23rd | 7pm – 9pm  | Zoom Session  *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. Intimacy can be absolutely central to your film’s narrative. From character development, conflict, resolution, and back again, sex and intimacy are an enormous part of our lives as humans and the lives of our characters. It’s important that we pay attention to the who, what, where, and why of our decisions relating…

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July 2020

Fundamentals of a Short Film

July 7, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

Tuesday, July 7th | 7pm-10pm | Zoom Session  *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. Director and cinematographer siblings, Taylor and Ellaina Brown, are here to take you step by step through a few of their award winning short films “Refraction Sector” and “Model Citizen.” Both films were started and completed in the 48-Hour Film Contest, this workshop will explore how a film comes together and what pitfalls to…

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Online Mask Making Workshop with the Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba

July 8, 2020 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Learn to make a simple and personalized mask to help protect yourself during this pandemic in this free workshop. To ensure the safety of participants and to follow social distancing requirements this workshop will be held over Zoom. Participants will be responsible for providing their own supplies and equipment. A supply list is provided below. Please note that the masks made in this workshop are not medical grade. While homemade masks do not completely prevent transmission, they are another precaution…

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Online Sashiko Mending Workshop with Anna-Marie Janzen

July 15, 2020 at6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $27

In this workshop, learn to visibly mend garments with holes or tears with sashiko with Anna-Marie Janzen. Sashiko is a decorative Japanese technique that reinforces damaged textiles. To ensure the safety of participants and to follow social distancing requirements this workshop will take place online over Zoom. Workshop runs: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30–8:30 pm Registration deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020 Registration fee: $15 (MCML members); $20 (Non-members) Supplies: Scrap denim and other fabric for patching Thread Needles Marking chalk…

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Film Reflections with Shelley Niro

July 23, 2020 at5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us with acclaimed Mohawk multimedia artist and award-winning filmmaker, Shelley Niro, as she discusses her six-week production process for her second film, The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw. This workshop will address her transition in making experimental short films to her experience with creating narrative feature films. Shelley will touch on what artists and films influence her career, what themes she explores in her art and how important spirituality and humour are in shaping her future projects. *Note:…

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Cinematography for Directors

July 29, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

A cinematographer is among the first crew members a director will work with, and the need to communicate visuals properly becomes a key skill to the success of that partnership. Working with a good cinematographer can leave more time for the director to work with actors and create bolder images, letting the cinematographer take several major duties off the director if they were working alone. This workshop is for new and intermediate directors who are beginning to work with a…

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August 2020

Content Creation During a Crises Online Workshop

August 12, 2020 at2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether your business is open or closed during this time Evie Lavers of Rhythm Club will share with you her best practices, tips and tricks for engaging your community through content creation to keep your community engaged. Content creation can include article writing, photographs, video, online commentary, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media, or simply reposting. The workshop will take place on a live Zoom call at 2 pm Wednesday, August 12 2020…

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Made in Manitoba Masterclass: Musical Theatre Intensive

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is excited to continue their Made in Manitoba Masterclass Series with a week of LIVE & in-person workshops! Following up on a hugely successful 12-week series of virtual sessions, Winnipeg Studio Theatre Co-Directors, Brenda Gorlick & Kayla Gordon, continue to feature top musical theatre artists from Manitoba who now perform and create for the world stage. The roster includes artists Nyk Bielak (Lead Performer in the Australian company of Book of Mormon) and Joseph Tritt (Music Director…

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Live coding music with Sonic Pi : An introduction to Algoraving

August 20, 2020 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Learn to perform music by writing code! No previous experience necessary! A workshop for women, non-binary and transgender people in order to make space for those under-represented in programming and tech communities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Sonic Pi, a software synthesizer that allows anyone to create music as computer code. In addition to receiving a tour of the Sonic Pi platform, you will also be introduced to the basics of programming in Ruby, a popular…

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Screenplay to Storyboard: Visually Planning your Film

August 25, 2020 - August 27, 2020
$20 – $40

Storyboarding is a series of visual illustrations and is a graphic organizer that details how a film will be shown in chronological order. In this course, you will learn how to break your shots and scenes from your written script into visual thumbnails or storyboards, in preparation for your next animation or short film. It is an important step in pre-visualizing narrative concepts for film, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequences and planning budgets for your production. It also…

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Shakespearean Comedy Masterclass with Ron Pederson

August 25, 2020 - August 26, 2020
$50

With Award-Winning Actor, Director, Improviser and Comedian Ron Pederson Date: Tuesday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 26, 7–9pm Capacity: 12 participants Cost: $50 dollars Deadline to Register: August 21, 2020. Preparation materials will be emailed to registrants About the Instructor Ron Pederson​ is a Canadian actor, improviser, and director. Ron has worked across Canada with many theatres, including The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, The Canadian Stage Company, The Coal Mine Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Center, Alberta Theatre…

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‘Open for Business’ a Social Media Online Workshop

August 26, 2020 at2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Following the lessons from our first Rhythm Club webinar of clear, creative communication, Evie will share with you key messaging to drive in-person engagement during the COVID-19 crises to increase in-person traffic by organically sharing your programming, establishment openings or in-person creative practices. This includes how to communicate your provincial safety protocols online, and what your originations are doing to support them to ensure your community is safe. The workshop will take place on a live Zoom call and be…

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Extroardinarily Creative: How to design and implement an editorial calendar?

August 27, 2020 at11:00 am - 12:00 pm

But do I really have that much to say on social? What if I run out of topics and audiences get bored? The CBC Social Team will walk you through how to map out a content calendar that fits your time and resources as well as walk you through how to brainstorm posts that your audiences will want to engage with. Presented by: Andrea Chiu, Glenn Macaulay and SK Robert, CBC Social Team. This is episode 4 in CBC Manitoba's…

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September 2020

Extroardinarily Creative: It’s not you, it’s me. What does connecting with audiences mean?

September 3, 2020 at11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Building a relationship is a two-way street. Audiences don't simply want to be talked at — they want a chance to participate and they want to know you're listening. Whether it's a casual fan of your brand or an organization that has reached out to work with you, everyone should always know what they're getting out of the relationship. CBC Music will introduce you to some of the ways they conceptualize and create digital content that puts audiences and partnerships…

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Explore Pivot Tables (Delivered Online)

September 9, 2020 at11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$50

Pivot tables can help you quickly explore your data. Join us to better understand, analyze and summarize information. This workshop will help you: • create Pivot tables and charts • understand and display frequencies, distribution and cross tabs • manage worksheets (move, refresh and replace pivot tables and charts) Group: Excel4Evaluation Lead/Co: Andrew, Bohdanna

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Film Marketing & Distribution Strategies with Jeff Chiba Stearns

September 9, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $40

This online workshop will outline some of the steps needed to identify, build, reach, and activate audiences for marketing & engagement, starting in development. Festivals and industry conferences present both a challenge and an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to advance and monetize their projects. Jeff Chiba Stearns will describe his experience using a successful hybrid distribution strategy for his award-winning feature documentary Mixed Match. This workshop will cover: Audience Development Marketing and Promotion  Self Distribution  Commercial Distribution & Sales Agents  Educational Distribution  Distribution Windows  Film Festival Strategies  Monetization  Social Media  Publicity and Press About…

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Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library: Doors Open & Fibre Trail

September 11, 2020 at12:00 pm - September 12, 2020 at4:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

Doors Open & Fibre Trail September 11 & 12, 2020 | 12 – 4 PM On September 11 & 12 the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library will be participating in both the Fibre Festival’s Fibre Trail (September 11 & 12) and Doors Open (September 12). Fibre Trail, September 11 & 12 As a stop on the Fibre Trail, MCML will be hosting a two-day pop-up exhibition, Around the World with Fibre. The exhibition will feature 16 textile pieces from around…

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Open Doors: Indigo Dye Drop-In

September 12, 2020 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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This year for Open Doors the Manitoba Craft Council will be hosting an outdoor interactive Indigo Dye Vat demonstration with artist Katrina Craig. Join us outside the C2 Centre for Craft as we learn how to dye textiles using indigo, as well as the traditional and historical roots of Indigo dye. Bring a t-shirt, tote bag, pillow case or any cotton textile for a chance to try out this age old natural dye process! Masks are encouraged when attending this…

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Conduct Focus Groups (Delivered Online)

September 16, 2020 at11:30 am - 1:00 pm

With a focus group guide in hand, it’s time to lead the discussion. Join us to learn and practice strategies and techniques for conducting a focus group. . This workshop will help you: • prepare for focus groups • engage respondents and capture discussions (e.g., recording, note taking) • use focus group techniquesAnalyze Group: P&E Foundations Lead/Co: Cassie, Sara

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Online – Virtual Volunteer Job Design

September 22, 2020 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$95

These uncertain times are an opportunity to re-imagine how you engage volunteers in your organization. This workshop will go beyond just looking at how to enlist your current volunteers using technology. You'll learn the process to design volunteer positions from the ground up, taking advantage of opportunities to engage volunteers in new ways, including virtually or remotely. Who Should Attend: Those responsible for supervising volunteers. Participants can include Executive Directors, program managers, board members, committee members, volunteer managers, coordinators and…

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An Introduction to Social Enterprise

September 22, 2020 at9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

An Introduction to Social Enterprise Social enterprise. Whether subsidized, self-funding or profitable, these initiatives combine business methods with a drive to better the world. Blending financial goals with your mission for social, cultural or environmental impact is another tool your organization can use to work towards financial stability while still feeling connected to your larger purpose. This supports the broader vision of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network: sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, economic and environmental futures.…

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Webinar: Creating Connections to Build Volunteer Retention

September 23, 2020 at12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$10

Examine the steps to creating a meaningful connection with volunteers so they want to stay. Explore volunteer motivations and what factors impact the volunteer's decision to leave the organization. Who should attend: Those responsible for supervising volunteers. Participants can include Executive Directors, program managers, board members, committee members, volunteer managers, coordinators and anyone who is interested in learning more about this topic. Facilitator: Dawn Bourbonnais is Volunteer Manitoba's Manager of Communications & Outreach. She oversees VM's internal and external communications,…

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Master Class with Award Winning Filmmaker: Alan Zweig

September 24, 2020 at6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 – $40

 *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. About the Instructor Alan Zweig is one of Canada’s most acclaimed filmmakers. His work freshly escapes from the usual information and fact-based style of many documentary films and Zweig’s work bears his unique stamp. This special online Master Class will feature Zweig as he discusses his distinguished career and even addresses the issue of making his latest film (a sequel to his…

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Network Speaker Series – Meagan Byrne

September 24, 2020 at6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you working with Indigenous content? Our next session in the Network Speaker Series will focus on why digital projects that touch on Indigenous content should develop proper structure and Protocols. When we work with Indigenous content in the digital medium we often don’t consider the unique problems it presents. Meagan Byrne, an Âpihtawikosisân (Métis) Narrative Mechanics Designer and founder of Achimostawinan Games will share her knowledge about working with Indigenous content in the digital industry and why it’s important…

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Needle Felting with Bison Hair – Culture Days 2020

September 26, 2020 - October 24, 2020
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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Free

Needle felting with bison hair? Learn how to needle felt or experiment with an unusual fibre in this short craft session for beginners to experts. This activity was inspired by three pieces in MCML’s collection that were made from bison hair. During WWII, members of the Manitoba Craft Guild collected bison hair from the Assiniboine Park Zoo to experiment with alternatives to sheep wool, which was rationed at the time. The bison hair being used in this activity was collected…

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Conduct Interviews (Delivered Online)

September 30, 2020 at11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$50

You’ve designed an interview tool – now it’s time to gather the data. Join us to learn and practice strategies and techniques to conduct good interviews. This workshop will help you: • use good interviewing principles (e.g. probing vs. leading questions) • capture discussions (e.g. recording, note taking) • practice interview techniques Group: P&E Foundation Lead/Co: Sara, Erin

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October 2020

Online: Fundamentals of Qualifying for Charitable Status

October 2, 2020 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$95

What is involved in applying for charitable status and being a registered charity, and is it right for our organization? What are the four heads of charity recognized at law, and do our purposes qualify? What is the difference between charitable purposes and activities? This workshop will answer these questions and help participants to understand the terminology used by lawyers and the Charities Directorate of Canada Revenue Agency when discussing incorporation, charitable purposes and the Application for Charity Status. We…

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Rock My Business Series

October 6, 2020 - November 4, 2020
Free

Aspiring entrepreneurs: Kickstart your business with a solid plan Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch proudly present Rock My Business, a free, virtual, three-part workshop series that will help you develop your idea, get started on your business plan and create a viable cashflow for your business—all while connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs in your community and across Canada. If you’re aged 18-39 and need direction to develop your business idea, have a strong business idea OR recently launched a small business that you’d…

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Online: Roles and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

October 6, 2020 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for the governance of the organization and are expected to develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow the organization to carry out its mission. Beyond their legal duties, board members are also important resources - they contribute to the culture, effectiveness, and strategic focus, as well as act as ambassadors and advocates for the work being done by the organization. While a board may appoint staff and/or committees to…

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Analyze Qualitative Data (Delivered Online)

October 7, 2020 at11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$50

Qualitve Data can tell a rich story about your program’s progress and impact. Join us to learn qualitative analysis concepts and processes, and have an opportunity to practice coding sample data. This workshop will help you: • manage qualitative data (e.g. preparing, cleaning and organizing your data) • understand qualitative analysis approaches • code and theme data Group: P&E Foundation Lead/Co: Cassie

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A Resilient Recovery for Manitoba’s Economy

October 7, 2020 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Virtual panel discussion exploring equitable economic development in the COVID-19 era Co-hosted with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba Office Confirmed Speakers: Jessica Dumas - President, Jessica Dumas Coaching & Training and former Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Louise Simbandumwe - Co-Director for SEED Winnipeg. Jesse Hajer - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Labour Studies Program The COVID-19 pandemic, like everywhere in the world, has stressed out the Manitoba economy in all pockets of the…

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Online – Designing Volunteer Training & Orientation

October 8, 2020 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$95

Appropriate orientation and training is essential for volunteers to be successful in their role. This workshop is more than creating a checklist of information to include in your training program. You'll learn the key components of a solid training plan including how to evaluate the type of learning that needs to take place and matching it to the best delivery formats such as reading, testing, face-to-face, scenario-based, on-line, video, or on-the-job. Topics include: Developing an orientation and training plan Identifying…

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Basic Camera & Lighting with Quan Luong

October 10, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Black Lodge – Winnipeg Film Group, 304-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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This course is designed for beginners and intermediate filmmakers who are interested in camera & lighting. Over the span of 2 days, you will learn basic camera knowledge, how to film with no budget with natural light, and low budget lighting practices. Saturday, Oct. 10th & Sunday, Oct. 11th | 2-5pm | Black Lodge (304-100 Arthur Street) Day 1: Iso/shutter/Iris/temp Focal length Camera movement Composition/depth Finding natural light Shoot a doc scene hands-on assignment Day 2: Front/fill/back light Mixing temperature…

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Online – Writing Persuasive Proposals – Oct. 15 & 20, 2020

October 15, 2020 - October 20, 2020
$145

*This course runs on Thursday October 15 AND Tuesday, October 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm (Readings and some coursework is required between online sessions) Join us for this workshop on persuasive proposal writing and learn how to take your proposal from paper to approval! Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very…

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Hand-Drawn Animation with Leslie Supnet

October 17, 2020 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30 – $60

 *Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate. Create fast & fun hand-drawn GIFs between 3s – 10s long during this remote workshop with Leslie Supnet. Learn the basics of animation such as squash & stretch, easing, timing through the creation of animated GIFs. No experience necessary- just patience and willingness to learn! We will be drawing on paper – not in Photoshop. Afterwards, we can upload them to GIPHY…

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Online: Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

October 20, 2020 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95

Workshop delivered virtually via web conferencing! A well planned board meeting helps ensure effective board minutes are captured. Board meetings and minutes are a tangible record of the meeting for the board of directors and a source of information for those who were not able to attend. If the Board Chair and the Secretary work together to ensure that the agenda and meeting are well thought out, then capturing the minutes becomes a lot easier. This workshop is designed to…

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Taxes for Film Professionals One-on-One Sessions

October 24, 2020 - October 25, 2020
$40 – $50

About the workshop During this one-on-one training session, participants will receive confidential tax advice for filing personal and corporate taxes by an experienced bookkeeper and accountant. Each participant will receive up to 45 minutes of one-on-one time over Zoom, and are encouraged to prepare and share any questions or issues they may have with taxes. Through these individual sessions, participants will gain a deeper insight of the advantages and benefits of taxes in Canada. Once you’re registered you will receive a Zoom…

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Online: Introduction to Volunteer Management (3 Days)

October 27, 2020 - November 10, 2020
$400

This workshop will provide staff and volunteers an opportunity to examine and practice the organizational and HR skills necessary to meet the challenges of a changing volunteer environment. October 27, November 3 & 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm each day. Readings and short assignments between sessions. Over the course of 3 sessions, this workshop will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer program.…

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Online – Enhancing Relevance: Strategies for Building Partnerships

October 28, 2020 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$95

Partnerships are a strategic approach to enhance the relevance of your organization. In this online workshop, explore the types of partnerships that further your mission and are needed to build upon the changing demands and new mandates challenging your non-profit and community. Participants will be encouraged to bring ideas of potential partnerships to the workshop and work through the steps to build these partnerships to be meaningful and successful. This workshop is required to complete Volunteer Manitoba's Emerging Leaders Program. Who should attend: Executive…

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November 2020

Canada’s Music Incubator: Artist Manager Program

November 1, 2020 - November 12, 2020

Canada’s Music Incubator Moves Remaining 2020 Core Programs Online. CMI assists emerging artists, artist managers, and industry professionals through customized business development and ongoing mentorship. CMI’s Artist Entrepreneur and Artist Manager programs help to build businesses and grow careers by offering invaluable knowledge and experience to musicians and managers. The online programs are a new form of mentorship and an affordable alternative to their in-person programs. Artist Manager Program now Accepting Applications Artist Manager helps emerging managers, self-managed artists and transitioning…

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Online – Proving Your Impact Through the Power of Story

November 4, 2020 - November 12, 2020
$145

*This workshop runs November 4 and 12 (Readings and some coursework is required between online sessions) Storytelling is identified as one of the essential competencies required of today's non-profit leaders. In this workshop participants learn to use stories to build strong connections, to engage their team, their funders and their clients, and to call more people to action. You will get hands-on practice, listen to great examples of powerful storytelling, and take away tools that will help you shape stories for…

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Costumes with Heather Neale

November 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020
$50

FTM is pleased to present this 2-day workshop for those interested in learning more about the IATSE 856 costume department. An introduction to the various positions and basic operation of an efficient costume department will be provided. Emphasis will be on the duties, responsibilities, and teamwork involved during each phase of production; prep, shoot, and wrap. Discussions on permit requirements for union work will also be addressed as well as the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19 in the costume department.

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Have fun with Acrylic Pouring!

November 16, 2020 at3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25

If you're an artist looking to enhance your skills and connect with creative individuals like yourself from around the world, join the coolest art workshops LIVE via Zoom, and connect directly to the New York art scene with the professional standards of ARTiClass by Agora Gallery. ARTiClass by Agora Gallery gives you the opportunity to create while connecting with other like-minded artists from all around the world. In this one-time meeting you will be able to create your own acrylic…

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Take the Most Artistic Selfie with ARTiClass

November 17, 2020 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25

If you're an artist looking to enhance your skills and connect with creative individuals like yourself from around the world, join the coolest art workshops LIVE via Zoom, and connect directly to the New York art scene with the professional standards of ARTiClass by Agora Gallery. ARTiClass by Agora Gallery gives you the opportunity to create while connecting with other like-minded artists from all around the world. If you have photographic skills but would like to learn to take better…

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Online: Financial Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

November 17, 2020 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95

Workshop delivered virtually via web conferencing! The number one job, and often the most puzzling and perplexing, of every board member is to understand financial statements and maintain the financial health of their organization. Board members must ensure that the organization is well-managed and that its financial situation remains sound. This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of your financial responsibilities as a board member, mitigating the risk to both you and the organization, and ensuring the financial…

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Data Art + Creative Coding

November 17, 2020 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley highlight data-focussed art practices + designing and building creative projects for the web. About this Event Julia Krolik and Owen Fernley have created award-winning videos using code, projected audio responsive visuals onto gallery walls, and launched interactive web installations. In this workshop, they highlight some of these projects from their data-focussed creative coding art practice. They discuss the motivation and challenges faced behind each project along with the tools used to make these projects possible.

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Relax with Body Mind Art

November 19, 2020 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25

If you're an artist looking to enhance your skills and connect with creative individuals like yourself from around the world, join the coolest art workshops LIVE via Zoom, and connect directly to the New York art scene with the professional standards of ARTiClass by Agora Gallery. ARTiClass by Agora Gallery gives you the opportunity to create while connecting with other like-minded artists from all around the world. In Body Mind Art with Carisa Bledsoe, we will start the workshop with…

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Mixing It Up: Story Telling through Collage

November 19, 2020 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

In this Mixed Media Class, you will work on a larger piece or several small ones and learn how to utilize images, text, embellishments, backgrounds, apply image transfers, and much more. Time & Location Nov. 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Zoom About the Event We all love a story. Storytelling through collage creates an opportunity to blend written statements, poetry, or just one word in combination with visuals to create a narrative. In this Mixed Media Class, you will…

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Quilted Christmas Ball Online Workshop

November 21, 2020 at12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
C2 Centre for Craft, 1-329 Cumberland
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
+ Google Map
$45 – $50

Quilted Christmas Ball Online Workshop with Patty Sauder Get a head start on decking the halls with Patty Sauder’s Quilted Christmas Ball Workshop. Using small squares of fabric and straight pins, make your own quilted Christmas ornament. This workshop will take place online through Zoom. All materials needed will be included in the supply kit, but participants are responsible for providing their own thimble, scissors, and a mug to set the ball in while working (optional). Workshop runs: Saturday, November…

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Introduction to Diction

November 24, 2020 at7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

Join MCMA voice instructors Sarah Cory and Sydney Clarke as they guide you through an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and how to apply it when interpreting languages such as French, German, Italian, and yes – English! Over the course of 90 minutes, participants will gather a basic understanding of IPA, as it applies to singing & speech in various languages. If you have always wanted to speak a language without a Canadian accent – this course is…

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Celebrating Choral Music

November 25, 2020 - December 2, 2020
$35 – $50

Are you missing choral music these days? Whether participating in your local church or community choir or attending the myriad choral concerts that are normally on offer? To help tide you over, Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is offering a two-part online music appreciation course presented by Andrea Ratuski. The first class will offer a general overview of choral music through the ages, where you’ll listen to great classical masterworks, including Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, works by Haydn, Schubert,…

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Directing Documentary with Kevin Nikkel

November 28, 2020 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$20 – $40

In this workshop, you will discover the basic fundamentals of directing a documentary film- how to create story structure, researching and interviewing techniques, narrative choices, and capturing footage and b-roll. You will also learn concepts that help maximize knowing what kind of story you want to tell, how to build trust with the subjects you’re documenting, types of questions to ask and what shoot days will look like. Instructor Kevin Nikkel is a Winnipeg writer/producer / director. He completed a…

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Website Accessibility Workshop

November 30, 2020 - December 1, 2020
$129

Accessible websites are very important and likely required under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). Lisa Snider and her 20+ years of experience, are here to help. November 30th and December 1st, 9:30-12:00pm CST The focus of these two half-day workshops will be to introduce attendees to website accessibility best practices, so that they can start to make their websites more accessible to people with different disabilities. What You Will Learn: What kinds of software, hardware, and apps people may…

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December 2020

Digital Marketing for Media Webinar Series

December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
$25 – $85

The National Screen Institute has partnered with Annelise Larson of Storypreneurs Unite to bring you a wonderful new digital marketing webinar series. The eight-part series aims to help creators find and engage an audience for their projects. It’s affordable (like, really affordable), you can do it at your own pace and it will give you everything you need to put together a digital business or marketing plan. Here, Annelise introduces the series. Everyone needs a digital strategy To be fair, everyone has needed a…

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Expressing oneself through code : Coding Beyond the Screen

December 2, 2020 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Instructor: Kofi Oduro In this workshop, participants will see how coding can be used in musical, performative and literary arts.  By using tools such as livecodingYoutube, Hydra, Inverse.website and Sonic Pi to name a few. They will see how expressive and creative code will with the benefit of seeing how it can be use in a collaborative setting. Participants will see how improvised writing and coding can lead to various outcomes, musically, as well as, how to use network elements…

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BIPOC Tech Talk

December 3, 2020 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Hosted by Eusebio Lopez-Aguilar, Video Pool Media Arts Centre would like to make space for 2SQT+BIPOC, BIPOC, designers, programmers, coders, musicians, videographers, photographers, dancers, creators, and art administrators to talk about art and technology, how we use technology to make art and the milieu that comes with that in Winnipeg. If you're available, please join us on the following dates: Thursday, December 3rd, 7 PM If you're interested, please email eusebio@videopool.org and he'll share the zoom link. Please be advised, this meetup…

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Let’s Play the Beatles!

December 5, 2020 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25

This ukulele workshop is for advanced beginner/intermediate players. In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn how to add the pluck strum to your strumming repertoire, spice up how you play Beatles Songs through examples, explore the application of the song “I Will.” With so much to learn, you should have the following skills in order to participate in basic fingerpicking, basic 4/4 time strumming, basic 1st position major, minor and dominant 7th chords (through chord vocabulary with chord chart…

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The JPEG is Dead

December 8, 2020 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

With the arrival of interactive web-based technology this presentation questions why online art exhibitions are often reduced to a collection of static JPEG files. This session takes a deep dive into the future of online art exhibitions. Participants will be shown digital artworks that push boundaries of traditional exhibition formats. Discussion around implementation and creation of interactive and engaging digital art exhibitions will also take place and include latest tools and platforms. Instructors Julia Krolik  is an information designer, data scientist,…

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Documentary Editing with Karsten Wall

December 12, 2020 - December 13, 2020
$10 – $20

Karsten Wall will teach an introductory class on how to edit documentary projects in Adobe Premiere. The workshop will go over organizing and logging footage, taking your assembly to a rough cut, selecting the right interview takes and constructing an assembly edit and storyline. Experience using Adobe Premiere is recommended. Karsten Wall is a Winnipeg based editor and filmmaker who got his start in the film industry in 2008. He first worked on a variety of commercial projects, including the national…

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Visual Arts & Performing Arts Group Discussions

December 12, 2020 - December 13, 2020
$50

Film Training Manitoba is pleased to present this two-day workshop for those interested in learning more about the make-up department on a unionized film or television production. This course is an introduction to the various positions and basic operation of an efficient make-up department. Emphasis will be on the duties, responsibilities, and teamwork involved during each phase of production; prep, shoot, and wrap. Discussions on permit requirements for union work will also be addressed as well as the ongoing challenges associated…

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Sarah Gavron Directing Masterclass

December 17, 2020 at11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$5 – $15

The Winnipeg Film Group is honored to announce a Directing Masterclass with acclaimed female director Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Rocks). In just a few features British independent director Sarah Gavron has established herself as one of the best female directors working in contemporary film. Her new British feature ROCKS has some of the best reviews of the year. “A wonderful mixture of joyous and uplifting moments of friendship, womanhood, and teenage life, yet always embracing the humanity… Rocks is a truly stunning…

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January 2021

One-on-one Screenwriting with Linda Coffey

January 11 - January 22
$20 – $100

This workshop will be split up into two parts -- a 90-minute screenwriting lecture via Zoom on January 11th, 7:30PM, and a one-on-one session, where Linda will work collaboratively with the participants and provide feedback about the individual submitted narrative projects. In addition, the participants will receive valuable information on the current Canadian market place considerations. The instructor is open different genres and will review TV scripts, feature film scripts, web series and other market driven projects. Participant Eligibility: This training…

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Broadway Basics

January 12 - February 2
$80

Have you always loved singing along to Broadway songs? Want to learn the basics of singing in an exciting and supportive environment along to your favourite show tunes? In this course, you’ll explore selections from 4 different Broadway styles/periods spanning from the 1920’s to the 21st century. Not only will you explore these pieces vocally, but you will also learn a little about their place in history and some fun facts about the composers and their influences. This course is…

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Adventure Filmmakers Workshop 2021

January 13
$25

The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier and proven adventure filmmakers. During this 4 week online program, participants will learn insider skills to hone their craft, strengthen their narratives, interact online with fellow filmmakers during group critique sessions, and will receive guidance on small independent projects throughout the course. Guest speakers will provide expertise in the areas of storytelling, audio, editing…

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The Art of the Music Video with Ryan Steel

January 16 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10 – $20

In “The Art of the Music Video” workshop you will learn the building blocks of making a music video. We’ll go over the steps from conceptualization to shooting to editing the final product. From case studies you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of making videos that stand out. You’ll also learn tips on getting into actually making music videos. “Ryan Steel” is an independent filmmaker and animator from Treaty 1 Territory. He has made music videos for bands such as Begonia,…

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Write Over Here: Open Rezidency

January 20
$25

Write Over Here: Open Rezidency is a three week online self-directed residency, where self-motivated writers are invited to work within their community to engage with faculty to support their practice.  Participants will meet with the faculty team via Zoom for weekly gathering where they cohort will come together to connect, share readings, and have deeper discussions on their process. Throughout the residency, faculty will offer one-on-one meetings, as well as workshops that explore different writing practices. Writers will have the…

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Girls in Gaming

January 20 at11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Girls in Gaming is dedicated to creating a fun and collaborative space for young women and gender diverse students to explore the technical and creative possibilities of video game development. For teachers who are looking to supplement their curriculum with something fun and creative for students, these workshops are perfect for you! Originally designed for grades 7-9, NMM is expanding to include high school and post-secondary students. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers.…

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Online Beaded Earring Workshop with Jessie Pruden

January 23 at12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$76 – $81

In this workshop, you will design your own small pair of fringe earrings. Using high quality Miyuki beads you will learn how to do a double brick stitch to see your creation come to life! To ensure the safety of the participants and instructor this workshop will be held online over Zoom. Workshop runs: Saturday, January 23, 2021 Registration deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021 Registration fees: MCML Members – $60 Non-members – $65 Kit fee: $16 Each supply kit contains…

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February 2021

Winter Workshop Series

February 1 - March 5
Free

Sick + Twisted Theatre is proud to present our Winter Workshop Series. We’ve teamed up with some of Winnipeg’s finest artists to offer four training programs that will help you learn new skills or take your work up a notch. Especially developed for Winnipeggers who identify as Deaf, disabled, mad, or sick, these classes will help you find new ways to speak your truth. The workshops are: Songwriting with John K Samson, Wednesday afternoons, Jan. 20 to Mar. 10. Rap Class with…

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6-week Winter Intro Offer

February 1 - February 27
$140

Does Your Child Want To Try A New Instrument, But You Aren’t Quite Ready To Commit Them To A Full Year Of Lessons? Always Wanted To Play An Instrument? Want To Return To The Instrument You Played Growing Up? Want To Give Virtual Lessons A Try? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! With our Winter Intro Offer you can purchase 6, 30-minute weekly lessons for only $140. The best part? You can use this offer to take lessons on any instrument that you choose!…

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Feel the Beat

February 1 - February 10
$60

March along to the beat of your own drum with MCMA’s drum kit and percussion instructor Caroline Bucher! Get up out of your seat and tapping your feet with body percussion, and learn how to tell an exciting story through found percussion soundscapes. Break out those old pots and pans, and jam out with some friends in this 45-minute class where we answer the question -What is rhythm? For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/feel-the-beat/

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Songwriting Tuesdays

February 1 - February 16
$100

It’s time to let out your inner songwriter! Join Lindsey as she invites students to experiment with original ideas, challenge their creativity, discover their unique voice, and discuss the fundamentals of music creation. Learn how to bring melodies, chords, lyrics, and recording together with the universal language of music, and uncover what “expression through sound” means both individually and collectively. No previous experience required; let’s get creative and share ideas from the comfort of home together. For more information and…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Intro to Theory

February 1 - February 18
$90

Theory can be daunting for any musician to dive into – but it doesn’t have to be. With this Introduction to Theory class, you can learn the basics of theory in a fun, supportive environment. No need for prerequisites – we begin with the basics. The 4 week session will present the basic concepts of music theory: the Musical Alphabet, the Grand Staff, basic rhythmic notation, simple time signatures, note placement on the staff, half steps, whole steps, sharps and…

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Set Orientation, Safety Awareness, and Respect in the Workplace

February 6 at10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$110

To register as a first time participant of Set Orientation you can now pay online.  Just click the link here and select “Set Orientation with Terence & Reed” under Online Course Sign-Ups. If you have already taken Set Orientation online you can e-mail info@filmtraining.mb.ca or call 204-989-9669. We can also take a credit card payment over the phone. About The Workshop Set Orientation Surviving your first days and weeks on a film set Understanding the hierarchy and protocol Dealing with the deal memo Workplace Safety…

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March 2021

Coffee with a Pro

March 1 - April 1
Free

Here at Saravàti, we enjoy a damn good cup of coffee, and as a certified coffee master, the only way I like to have my black coffee, is to pair it with a professional who will give me insights into my artistic practice. Luckily for us, we have you covered with the return of our Coffee with a Pro series! As an actor, director and dramaturge, Krista has been creating theatre for over 35 years. Last season she directed Bar Mitzvah Boy (WJT), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Royal MTC), the premiere of Tracy Penner’s Awaken (SIR/zone41) and Nell…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Irish Songs for Ukulele

March 14 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25

This ukulele workshop is for beginner/intermediate players who have an interest in and/or love of Celtic music and want to add to their personal catalogue of songs. In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn: • A brief history of Celtic/Irish music. • Four (4) traditional songs, including ballad, waltz, jig, and folk style. • How to choose an accompaniment style to best suit each song. • Strum options: arpeggio, waltz (¾ time), backbeat, and others with variations in each…

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Multidimensional New Media Performance with Sammy Chien

March 17 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

While we’re shedding away the old system that may not work for us anymore, we’re embracing, learning, and growing rapidly as we enter into new worlds that our deeper purpose calls for us. In this presentation, Sammy will share highlights of his past decade of works that focus on new media art in interdisciplinary performance context. Moreover, he will demonstrate his process of adapting live art towards virtual formats with the use of new media software such as Isadora, to…

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April 2021

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Pop Music for Piano

April 10 at2:00 pm - May 1 at3:00 pm
$60

This course will take your interest in pop music and provide an understanding of how it works and how to play it. The course will give you some basic, yet commonly used theory that can be applied to pretty much every pop song. Learn to develop your ear to hear things that will help you learn music more easily. This class is designed for students who have completed 3-4 years of piano lessons or have the equivalent ability to sight-read…

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Online Webinar: “Relationship Building to Increase Engagement – Knowing your Audience” with Illana Hester

April 15 at2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

This second webinar from Illana Hester, Executive Director at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH), will move from engagement to relationship and community-building for your visual arts institution. How do you make the decisions and choices for what you present online? How can you determine what content your visitors want, and how best to provide it? Illana will analyze what they have done at TOSH to engage with their community and build their audience, utilizing in-person and digital tools…

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Online Webinar: “Powering up the Arts in Manitoba” with Inga Petri

April 24 at10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Join us for a conversation about how we can combine our strengths, amplify our regional assets through existing and emerging platforms and tools to facilitate broad collaboration in and promotion of the arts. Manitoba Arts Network wants to help members embrace practical tools to minimize time and money spent and maximize on the opportunities by expanding your effectiveness and reach. Imagine: if we worked together more efficiently – what would that look like? How can we benefit from each other’s…

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May 2021

Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Picking and Strumming Bootcamp

May 8 at1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$25

Caught up in the straight-shuffle-up-down doldrums? Looking to add to your strumming technique? Every song need not be played with the island strum. In this 90 minute Picking and Strumming Bootcamp, we’ll explore techniques and strum patterns, including mutes/chucking, fan strum, and triplets to help spice up your playing. This class will be delivered through Zoom. For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/picking-and-strumming-bootcamp/

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Deep Character: From People To Plot

May 9 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60

The best stories feature characters who fascinate and engage us as they undertake transformative journeys. In this three-hour online workshop, we will do lots of guided writing geared toward developing a deeper understanding of your fictional characters and how their wounds and desires can lead to a muscular and gripping plot no matter the story subject. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with a more intimate attachment to that person that lives in your head and…

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“I Love Me!” A self-care expressive arts workshop

May 30 at2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

A 1-hour self-care workshop led by Anna Bigland-Pritchard to nourish a sense of FUN, LOVE and GRATITUDE within our bodies. ⁠ 🗓️ May 30th⁠ (Register by May 29) 🕛 12pm PDT/2pm CDT⁠ 🖥️ on Zoom⁠ 💸 by donation to Rainforest Flying Squad, Ancient Forest Alliance⁠, or another wilderness protection organization in your area. ✏️Register by MAY 29th at ⁠https://www.annabiglandpritchard.com/contact-1 BLURB Summer is just about here, which means we may be faced with unhelpful and triggering pressure to be "beach ready."…

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June 2021

VP LEARNING LABORATORIES – Face the Land with Kaoru Ryan Suzuki

June 2 at7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Unit 300-100 Arthur Street + Google Map
Free

Face the Land - Connecting to the Land through Performance Art using automated drone flight paths powered by the sun! Instructor: Kaoru Ryan Suzuki Date: Wednesday, June 2nd – (7pm – 8:30pm) CST Cost: FREE Learn about the Face the Land nature-based performance art method, which includes land-based performance techniques, performance documentation methods, and a digital distribution strategy. We will discuss automated drone flight paths and multi-camera video rigs to document live performances for an online audience as well as…

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