Mon Oct 18, 9:00 AM - Sat Oct 30, 2:30 PM (EDT)

Are you fascinated with birds and other wildlife – their colors and diversity, their amazing and amusing behaviours? Do you travel to see national parks, natural habitats, scenic wonders and exotic plants and animals in Canada and abroad? Would you like to improve your ability to capture these memories with your digital camera? This course will help you do that.

Mon Oct 18, 7:00 PM - Mon Dec 6, 9:00 PM (EDT)

This introductory course for those with no previous knowledge of ASL introduces grammatical structures and facial expressions according to their functions, which are then used in situations connected to everyday activities in the deaf community. Everyday communication is the centerpiece of every lesson. Topics revolve around sharing information about our environment and us. You learn how to relate to each other and build up your cross-cultural awareness and understanding in a classroom with no spoken conversation. You will learn the basics of ASL including vocabulary, non-manual signals, grammar and syntax. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answering skills. Learn to exchange personal information, identify others, give simple directions, talk about living situations, leisure activities and more. This course will also include an introduction to the Deaf culture. This course covers Units 1-3 in the Signing Naturally Level 1 Curriculum workbook if you wish to purchase one.

Wed Oct 20, 7:00 PM - Wed Dec 8, 9:00 PM (EDT)

This course is a continuance from ASL level 1-B. This course covers Units # 4 and # 5 in the Signing Naturally Level 1 (Units 1-6) Curriculum workbook. Pre-requisite: ASL level 1. Week 1. Review ASL 1 dialogues. Unit 4 – Talking about Immediate Family. 4:1 Talking about immediate family.

Tue Oct 26, 5:30 PM - Tue Nov 30, 7:30 PM (EDT)

This beginner/intermediate level course invites students to take a wider look at the French language through an overview of what we call “la francophonie”: the set of people who speak entirely or partially French in their daily lives to communicate. Which countries or states speak French, and how is the French language integrated into the local culture and context? After learning some of the basics in French communication (Présentations), we will learn new vocabulary and phrases and put them into practice through francophone environments (Le français à travers l’environnement), music (Le français à travers la musique), poetry (Le français à travers la poésie), and cinema (Le français à travers le cinema). This course is designed to be as interactive as possible and will include group activities. It is designed to be flexible and to cater to students’ learning outcomes desires and French proficiency.

Wed Oct 27, 7:00 PM - Wed Dec 1, 9:00 PM (EDT)

There are some wonderful ways to explore watercolours and learn how to create illusions and surface textures. There are as many ways to paint as there are artists who paint.

Thu Oct 28, 7:00 PM - Thu Nov 11, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Keeping the theme, “Woods and Marsh,” we will paint three images that get to the heart of each painting we will pour. We will learn the watercolour pouring process that came a long time before acrylic pours came on the scene.

Thu Oct 28, 7:00 PM - Thu Dec 2, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Imbuing new interest in Caribbean literature and storytelling - travelling across the Caribbean region and its distinctive and complex geographic area can all be done between the pages of a West Indian novel. With introductions to the fabulous writers and works of the region, we move around geographically and historically through an introductory curation of Caribbean works each week packaging an aesthetic mapping of the region’s past, present and future! Digital packages of pdfs of material, links, art and videos will be delivered weekly!

Thu Oct 28, 7:00 PM - Thu Dec 2, 9:00 PM (EDT)

The aim of this workshop is to approach modern sports, in its different disciplines and manifestations, as an object of study within the sciences. These practices, initially recreational and present in all types of culture, have been used by governments, companies and educational institutions. Sports were also an efficient means of socialization and entertainment in the leisure time of different social groups. Throughout the workshop we will discuss the different dimensions that sport has been acquiring and how they have been reflected in different communities. In this sense, issues of class, race and gender become especially relevant when analyzing one of the most massive and popular phenomena in our society.

Tue Nov 2, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

The serenity and beauty of this lyrical landscape uses basic painting techniques. The tree trunks are spotlighted and the treatment creates 3D forms with the lights and shadows. The approach to painting this landscape is to simplify the forest and the lake, and to present the illusion of the outdoors, yet be representational at the same time.

Fri Nov 12, 7:00 PM - Fri Nov 26, 9:00 PM (EST)

In this 3-Part Workshop, we will be introduced to the freedom and the looseness of abstract painting, yet we will marry a traditional composition to that abstraction. This gives us a framework to hang our ideas on. This is a very productive way to create abstract artwork and it will open avenues for endless creativity.