Art Workshop Facilitator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Studio Central Urban Arts Centre
Address: 444 Kennedy Street
(2nd floor)
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2Z1
Organizational Description: "Healing and empowerment through creative endeavour"

Studio Central is a project of Art Beat Studio Inc., a non-profit registered charity, and is located at 444 Kennedy Street in Central Park. Studio Central invites local artists and residents to participate in efforts to democratize the arts by volunteering in the implementation of programming at Studio Central and mentoring and encouraging emerging artists challenging personal, social, political, and environmental concerns through the arts.

Vision: To enable consumers of mental health services to engage in artistic expression that promotes recovery, empowerment and community.
Mission: To provide studio space, community and opportunity for creative initiative to facilitate mental, spiritual and economic health.

The objectives of Studio Central are:

To create opportunity for the alumni of Artbeat Studio's core program to gain career path momentum by participating in the implementation of a comprehensive community-based arts program.

To provide residents of Central Park and North Portage area with professional mentorship in art related occupations, a safe space to work on projects, an opportunity to participate in a range of social activities and to deliver an art program that encourages dialogue and development of a cultural fabric comprised of diverse communities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Studio Central is an Urban Arts Centre and a project of Artbeat Studio. It offers barrier-free adult programming to the Downtown Community of Winnipeg. Daily workshops (Tues-Fri between 1-3 PM) aim to facilitate the production of art as a means of inspiring personal passion, connecting diverse groups, and serving as a catalyzing symbol of the people as a community.

'Creative Technique' workshops provide a space for amateur and trained artists alike to develop their artistic process as well as opportunity to explore different medium's capacities. Emphasis of the instruction is to remain on learning and exploration of the process, not the final product.
Skills Required: A workshop facilitator is knowledgeable and experienced in the technique (materials, tools, applications) being presented. They maintain confidence and comfort speaking and demonstrating the technique to a small group, as well as facilitating their exploration of a specific medium. Workshop facilitators should be excellent at working with diverse groups and creating a safe, inclusive, empowering space.

Categories of Creative Technique sessions:

Drawing (sketching, graphite, conté, pastel, ink, etc.)
Painting (acrylic, watercolour, gouache, encaustic, etc.)
Sculpture (woodcarving, clay, mosaic, jewellery, plaster, etc.)
Printmaking (linocut, mono-print, stencilling, masking, etc.)
Textiles (felting, weaving, dying, batik, sewing, etc.)
Design Principles, Elements of Art, Photography, etc.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Art Teacher
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Workshops are scheduled Tuesday through Friday, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Single session or multi-part series can be implemented, dependent on availability.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 204-943-8290
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2020
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