Spaces are still available. If you have students in your school, or are a student yourself, interested in art and performance opportunities but are struggling with barriers outside of the classroom, our program may be an option. Please call Vanessa Russell, Curriculum Leader or Jane Fonseca, Guidance Counsellor at 416-393-9830 for more information.
September 8, 10:00 am
September 9, 1:00 pm
September 14, 3:15 pm
September 22, 3:00 pm
September 29, 3:00 pm
October 12, 3:30 pm
October 20, 3:00 pm
October 27, 3:00 pm
November 17, 3:00 pm
Arts Courses at the Arts and Social Change Program
Actor’s Studio - ADA10 and ADA20
Ever thought about acting on stage or for film?Ever had the urge to audition and just see what happens?Want to improve your interview skills so that you have an edge over your competition?Want to conquer your ‘getting up in front of the class’ nerves?Ever wanted to take acting lessons, but were intimidated by a large rowdy class?
There are so many reasons to take ACTOR’S STUDIO at Oasis. We offer a small class, a teacher who is also a working theatre director, guest workshops with professional artists in the community and a whole course committed to working on your skills as an actor or more confident speaker! Whether you dream of your name in lights or not, this course is guaranteed to help you develop the skills you need for a confident and successful future. Learn about the theatre and film industry, the acting profession, and develop acting techniques through audition preparation and scene study.
Drama for Justice: Making a difference in the Community - ADC10 or ADC20
Do you have something to say about youth violence, or police relations? Want to learn more about your rights and the youth criminal justice act? Think you know everything about safe sex and sexual health resources in Toronto for youth? Ever thought about what you would say to younger youth about making positive choices?
In Drama for Justice you will have the opportunity to explore issues that matter to YOU, learn important information that could change your life, be heard in class and on the streets and make a difference to a young person. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to empower yourself and talk about real things that matter to you. Student's in this course will be looking at how drama is used locally and internationally to create change, as well as creating and performing their own street theatre, protest theatre, forum theatre, storytelling, and workshops for children and youth.
Visual Art- An Alternative Perspective
Everyday we are surrounded by art, even though we might not ever step foot in a museum or gallery. In this class we will study and create art that exists outside of the four walls of a gallery. From graffiti burners and street art stencils destined for alleyways to giant papier mache monster puppets for the Night of Dread Halloween parade to silkscreened t-shirts and button designs for our closets, we’ll bring art on the street into our classroom and contribute art back into our community.
Photography 101 is an introduction to basic film photography. We will be working in colour and black and white, with opportunities to use professional darkrooms. We will also study the history of photography and its many contemporary forms, including photojournalism, fashion photography and photography in movies. The course will culminate with the creation of a photography portfolio and an exhibition of student work in a professional downtown art gallery.
Integrated Arts allows you to work from an interdisciplinary perspective to create work that merges and mixes a variety of art forms. This course allows you to produce work that is rich in substance and as unique as each artist. Create a moving collage, produce a performance piece using photography, movement and text.
Media Arts explores a range of different mediums, allowing you to analyse and produce media texts that are relevant to you and the world you live in. Using a variety of low and high tech tools you will have the opportunity to explore the world of media. Use Photoshop, consider video games, questions what you watch, design a comic book, and create a photo documentary.