Arts & Culture Major

Arts & Culture Major2018-11-12T08:23:42+00:00
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!!! IMPORTANT  NOTE !!!

If you can no longer attend a session you signed up for, you MUST email shsm@wcdsb.ca
3 school/business days before the training.

Trip privileges may be suspended if you do not follow this procedure.

Semester 1

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Film in a Day Workshop
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

Are you interested in screenwriting, pitching, shot composition, sound, directing and acting? Then start out by learning the basics with an on-set and film industry experience. Students will work with a prosumer level of equipment, and will take on the crew and cast roles themselves, with instructors providing the outline of what each role entails, and ensures the filming unrolls as a professional production would.
Note: Due to time constraints, editing film and lighting techniques are not explored.

Taxi will depart at 8:10am and will return back by 3:50pm

Lunch is provided

Closed

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Makeup for Film
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto

Learn from the experts in the industry on how to use tools and techniques for makeup application for film!
Students will experiment with creating makeup effects from a given script based on a Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy theme.

In the afternoon, you will visit Glow Academy to learn about various careers within the Makeup and Cosmetology industry.

Due to limited spaces, you will be required to explain in a few sentences why you believe this would be helpful to your future career when you click the sign up button.

Taxi will depart at 8:10am and will return back by 3:50pm

Lunch is provided

Closed

2 DAYS – Oct. 30 & Nov. 7, 2018
Lighting & Audio Staging for Performances Workshop
Angus Audio @ St. Benedict CSS

Under the guidance and expertise of experience staff from Angus Audio, you will participate in the technical staging for the pre-production on November 7, the day before the Arts Showcase on November 8 to set up for the event.

This includes setting up lighting and audio based on the show’s schedule and lineup of sets. You will understand both the theory and practical components of technical staging with regards to microphones, school sound system, hookups and troubleshooting common issues like feedback and achieving a balanced sound.
With the lighting portion, you will learn how to properly hang lights and adjust their focus (while on a ladder) based on the set list and acts occurring the next day.

You are required to attend both days:
Electrical Safety & Ladder Training on October 30
Lighting & Audio Staging on Nov. 7

You are strongly encouraged to attend the Arts Showcase on November 8 st at St. Benedict to view the production, but this is not mandatory.

Training runs from 9:30am until 2:30pm.
Lunch is provided
You will earn all 3 elective certifications needed for the Arts & Culture/ICT Major.

Closed

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Leadership, Problem Solving & Communication Skills Training
KW YMCA Outdoor Centre, St. Clements

During this one day session, you will work in groups focusing on initiative tasks which include leadership, problem solving & communication to build on these skills. Outdoor education staff will challenge you to understand how these 3 skills are connected, how they affect the workplace and other business situations.
You will also get a chance to participate in low and high rope tasks!

Bus departs at 8:25am and returns by 2:45pm
Training time runs from 9:30-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

2 DAYS: Tuesdays, Nov. 6  & 13, 2018
Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Cambridge

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 9:00am-3:30pm on both days

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certifications

Closed

Monday November 19, 2018
Hairstyling: The Science of Colour
Artline Salon

Did you know that chemistry and geometry are used daily when it comes to your hair?
Explore the science behind hairstyling as you begin to understand the skills and knowledge needed that goes into hair colouring chemistry and more. Learn from the experienced team at Artline Salon, who will share with you their knowledge on hair colouring, hair cutting, the meaning of costumer service and how can the salon maintain a happy clientele… all in one day hands-on workshop.

Training time runs from 9:30am-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

Closed

Tuesday November 27, 2018
3D Printing & Scanning
Tinker Truck

3D printers are being used around the world in so many ways! Printing art, frosting on cakes, and other things like wrenches, and even houses. Take this 1 day training session to learn how this is possible, and how you can print your own product in your school or community.
In this session, you will learn how to make models that move and articulate right off the print bed! Experiment with different Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, including those you can use at home for free. Plus! Experiment with 3D scanning, discuss different kinds of materials to print with, and learn how to design new real-world object to sell, play with or solve problems.

Training is held at Monsignor Doyle CSS.
Event time runs from 9:00am-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

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Tuesday November 27, 2018
Training in an Art Form:
Commedia DellArte Mask Characterization

Commedia DellArte is a form of comedy based around improv. from the 16-18th Century in Italy. In this workshop, you will discover your inner clown by taking part in comic routines, character relationships while using traditional masks. The exercises will help create and explore gestures, mannerisms and speech.
Students will also develop their improvisational skills, sense of timing and physical presence.

About the Artist:
Teodoro Dragonieri is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator who has initiated, developed and coordinated many critically acclaimed and award-winning arts programs for all levels of education, museums, arts organizations, developmentally challenged individuals, the Aboriginal community, at-risk and street-cultured youth. He has presented lectures, workshops and exhibited internationally. He is co-founder and artistic director of Zanni Arte, a company dedicated to developing multi-disciplinary arts initiatives and the use of masks in theatre and education. He is the recipient of several Exemplary Practices Awards for Arts Programming, The Harold: Toronto’s Independent Theatre and Dance Award and the Theatre Ontario Michael Spence Award.

Training is held at St. Benedict CSS.
Event time runs from 9:00am-2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE) Challenge Day
Communitech Hub , Downtown Kitchener

 During this session you will work with designers, artists and managers from local companies to help them solve a current CHALLENGE they face in their company.
Employers will explain their CHALLENGE and you will work in small groups to find a solution. Collaborate with companies who will listen to your solutions and possibly implement them. Click here for the agenda and pictures
Student Testimonials:

Exceptional! I feel that I have gained so much knowledge and experience. I have a whole new understanding fo the possibilities of my future. Overall, such an amazing day. I absolutely loved it!

Great chance to work as if in the real world alongside real people and the challenge they are currently facing.

COMING SOON: List of confirmed companies

The day begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:30pm.

Lunch is provided
You will earn 1 elective certification.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Gesture Drawing: Training in a Technique
Idea Exchange – Queen Square Studio

Learn from local artist, Jeff Christie as he demonstrates tips and tricks to draw a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time – known as gesture drawing. You will also learn why still life is better to use as a model rather than photographs, as well as how bad drawing habits can form, and even what sort of drawing pieces are important to include in a future portfolio.

You are welcome to bring your own sketch book, however, materials will be provided.

Training runs from 9:30am-2:00pm.

Lunch is provided
You will earn 1 elective certification

Online Sign Up!

Semester 2

2 DAYS: Tuesday Feb. 12 & Thursday Feb. 14, 2019
Portfolio Development Training
Button Factory Arts, Waterloo

Your portfolio is an important part of your application to any studio based program. In this intensive workshop we will discuss what makes a strong portfolio, and how to set yourself up for success. Learn some insights and tips on how to make your portfolio stand out.

The workshop will function as a mock interview, individual discussion, group critique and open studio time.

Please bring a selection of your artwork (digital files can be included here) and a sketchbook. Limited computers are available. Please bring your own laptop/tablet if possible (if presenting digital files).

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 9:30am-1:30pm.
Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Opens – Mon. Jan. 14

2 DAYS: March 2019  (Date TBD)
Graphic Art & Design Training
Conestoga College, Doon Campus

During this 2 day, hands-on workshop, you will learn more about creating graphics and logos. Using Adobe Illustrator, you will use the drawing and tracing tools to create a logo. Using Adobe InDesign, you will learn how to work with text, graphics and layout tools to create a poster for the SHSM program.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Training time is from 9:00am-2:00pm.
Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 elective certifications.

Online Sign Up Opens – Mon. Feb. 4

2 DAYS: Tuesdays April 2 & 9, 2019
Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Cambridge

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need. Plus, add it to your resume, as it’ll help you find a part time job! After completing this two day training session you will receive 2 certifications in CPR-C and Standard First Aid.

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Bus leaves at 8:35am and returns by 3:50pm
Training time is from 9:00am-3:30pm on both days
Lunch is provided.

You will earn 2 compulsory certifications.

Online SignUp Opens – March 4

April 2019 (Date TBD)
Attraction & Festival Management Training
Conestoga College, Doon Campus

You will learn how to co-ordinate events by understanding what is needed for short and long term event plans. Remember! This can include everything from fundraising events, music festivals, the Olympics, Oktoberfest and so much more! By taking this training you will learn how to effectively plan and co-ordinate events.

Plus! You will understand how tourism is essential to sport, recreational, leisure and business purposes.

Training time is from 9:00am-2:00pm
Lunch is provided.

You will earn 1 elective certification.

Online Sign Up Date TBD

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Take training in your OWN time

HOW DOES IT WORK?

!!! SHSM will cover the cost of your CPR Level C & Standard First Aid!!!

1. Contact St. John’s Ambulance below to set up a WEEKEND training session
(Check out their online schedule HERE and select “Standard First Aid with CPR C + AED”.

2. You must inform St. John’s Ambulance:
– your name & school
– you’re a student of the Specialist High Skills Major program
– you’re a student with the Waterloo Catholic School Board
– you need CPR Level C & Standard First Aid

3. Attend training on the date you selected.

4. Once you complete the training, St. John’s Ambulance will notify SHSM,
and we will add it to your SHSM record.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1. Select the online training you’d like to complete from the list below:

2. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca with your:
– Name, school, major and type of training you’d like to take

3. Complete online training on your own time.

4. Email tara.fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca to confirm you’ve completed training
(Tara will then add it to your SHSM record)

ONLINE TRAINING AVAILABLE:

Summer Training

Looking for more training, or have questions?
Contact : Tara.Fitzgerald@wcdsb.ca or 519-578-3660 ext. 2549