Keep On Keeping On: A Performance-Based Exploration of Maintaining Creative Energy

March 13, 2018

Chalmers Performance Space, Canadian Music Centre

20 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M4J 1Y9

This workshop addresses creative fatigue and combats the isolation that plagues artistic work. Through activities facilitated by an expert drama educator, participants identify and discuss sources of their creative energy. Explore how your personal and professional stories, and the places you come from, can preserve and nurture your imagination and creativity. Artists learn from each other and make social connections.

This workshop is open to all artists. No theatre or acting experience required.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover and explore the sources of your creative energy
  • Connect with and learn from other artists
  • Develop the capacity to use drama as a tool for wellbeing

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Facilitator

Kathleen Gould Lundy is a leading arts educator with 40 years of experience, a prolific author and a popular speaker who employs drama education for professional development. She has extensive experience working in arts education, literacy and equity throughout Canada. She was a teacher, consultant and coordinator for over 30 years in the Toronto District School Board where she became interested in ways that inventive, inclusive teaching could impact student achievement especially amongst those students who were most at risk. For many years she offered a certificate course for artists working in Ontario schools with the Ontario Arts Council and the Stratford Festival of Canada. At the moment, Kathy teaches pre-service teacher candidates, graduate and undergraduate students at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and in the Faculty of Education and the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University.

Kathy was the Artistic Director of the docudrama Imagine a School… and Principal Investigator of All ‘I’s On Education, for which she was named a 2016 Research Leader by the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Research, York University. She is the author of over a dozen professional books for teachers as well as a number of graphic novels for young adolescents. She is the author and senior series consultant for the Shakespeare On-line series (Oxford University Press). Kathy is the winner of many awards including the 2011 Teacher’s Choice Children’s Book Award, the 2012 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and was the first recipient of the Heart Award at Reading for the Love of it (2014).

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Facilitators

Kathleen Gould Lundy

Time

1PM - 3PM

Location

Chalmers Performance Space, Canadian Music Centre

20 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M4J 1Y9

Cost

$15
In order to prioritize accessibility, we are offering a Pay-What-You-Can pricing structure. Select how much you can pay for the workshop from the following options: $10, $15, $25, $35. Suggested minimum $15.

Register

Go to http://artistshealth.com/workshops/registration-artists-toolbox/ to register (click the live link above) or call us at 416-351-0239.

“I’ve had some challenges. I think playing the violin is demanding in certain ways on the body, and if certain things go wrong…I have had carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands.”

- ​Jeanne Lamon – Violinist, Conductor, Tafelmusik