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Visual Arts
Dance
Film
Music
Poetry
  • MonstrARTity Presents
    M.A.Y. Visual Arts Workshop
    In this workshop students are encouraged to explore and celebrate South Asian culture and heritage as they learn a new South Asian visual arts technique. In each workshop the art supplies necessary for the art form or craft are provided. Students are taught the techniques necessary to create their artwork, while learning about the history and cultural significance of the medium. Students are then encouraged to present their work to their classmates with integrity and ownership.

    Appropriate for Grade 1 and above.
    Curriculum Connections: Art, Social Sciences/Humanities, Canadian and World Studies

  • MonstrARTity Presents
    M.A.Y. Dance Workshop
    In this workshop a sense of community is strengthened in and through dance. Nicknamed Bolly-HOP! this dynamic, movement-based workshop takes students through the fundamentals of Urban Dance, Indian Folk/Classical, and Bollywood. A professional dancer will lead students through Bollywood/Urban Dance routines, disciplines that are remixed to become mediums for inclusion and self-expression.

    Appropriate for Kindergarten and above. Curriculum Connections: Physical Education, Music, Social Sciences/Humanities, Canadian and World Studies

  • MonstrARTity Presents
    M.A.Y. Film Workshop
    The film workshop begins with an overview on how to make a film. A professional film director or producer then explains the steps for pre-production, shooting, and post-production. Next, a comparison of two different South Asian films provides an opportunity to discuss the different results a filmmaker can achieve, and why, and the different themes most often explored in South Asian cinematography. Students are then encouraged to volunteer to re-enact three or four major scenes from one of the films, followed by constructive feedback about the students’ creative choices. The end of the workshop is an opportunity for students to ask any other questions about filmmaking that were not previously addressed.

    Appropriate for Grade 3 and above.
    Curriculum Connections: Art, Social Sciences/Humanities, English/Language Arts, Canadian and World Studies

  • MonstrARTity Presents
    M.A.Y. Music Workshop
    In this workshop students are introduced to the unique sound and expressiveness of South Asian music. Classical to modern Bollywood hits are explored, along with the complex rhythms inherent to most South Asian music. This workshop is curated to meet the grade and proficiency level of the students; for both instrumental and vocal music. In an environment of exploration, inclusion and encouragement students have an opportunity to express themselves through a new musicality, work through complex rhythms that build on math skills, and celebrate the unique sounds of South Asian music.

    Appropriate for all grade levels.
    Curriculum Connections: Music, Math, Social Sciences/Humanities, English/Language Arts, Canadian and World Studies

  • MonstrARTity Presents
    M.A.Y. Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop
    In this workshop students are encouraged to explore and celebrate South Asian culture and heritage through poetry, spoken word and creative writing. Students learn how to compose and present their work with integrity, collaboration and creativity.

    Appropriate for Grade 2 and above.
    Poetry forms include: ghazals, chain poems, anaphora poems.
    Curriculum Connections: Social Sciences/Humanities, English/Language Arts, Canadian and World Studies