This new after-school intensive program is offered to high school students in the Etobicoke Lakeshore and Rexdale areas. With a focus on Photography and Spoken Word, this program will help students ages 13 to 16 further hone their skills and explore their creative talents in Photography and Spoken word poetry. This program is being offered as an extension of the Shazaam In Focus program currently running in grade 8 classrooms in both the Etobicoke Lakeshore and Rexdale areas.
In Focus (Spoken Word)
Wednesdays Oct.3rd- Nov. 14th | 4pm-6pm | Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Room J235 Toronto, Ontario M9W 5L7
Participants ages 13-16 will have the opportunity to work with professional spoken word artists to create and develop original spoken word pieces with an emphasis on social justice issues, performance techniques, and one-on-one coaching. The Spoken Word Intensive will consist of seven 2-hour workshops, which will take place on Wednesdays from October 3rd- November 14th all culminating in a final presentation at a downtown poetry slam.
To register: Spoken word registration form
In Focus (Photography)
Thursdays Oct. 4th- Nov. 15th | 4pm-6pm | Humber College South Campus, 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8 (Room WEL207)
Participants ages 13-16 will have the opportunity to work with professional photography artists to hone their photography and photoshop skills. Working with the theme “im|balance” the Photography Intensive will consist of seven two-hour workshops, which will take place on Thursdays from Oct. 4 – Nov.15. The workshops are designed to introduce photography as a tool of social change, which can inspire a positive change in attitudes. Youth will learn the fundamentals of digital photography, elements of design and postproduction. Working through the realm of advocacy, and creating awareness, participants will develop a full body of work which will be exhibited in the Spring of 2019.
To register: Photography registration form