Join Artists and Educators Jody Boston, Roger Ferreira and Cornelia Peckart for an Art Parade. Jody will lead the movement and music activities, Roger and Cornelia will create the Art Flotilla and together, we will build three spectacular parades! The fun begins at noon in the Supercrawl Family Area -- so come join us! We will parade our Art Flotilla through the Supercrawl Streets at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 on Saturday, September 14th.
ARTASIA 2013: PARK STORIES
CHILDREN'S GARDEN WORKSHOPS
Children's Lands Canada encourages parents, schools and community organizations to gift land to children so that they can become the caretakers of that land and create a microcosm of the kind of world they would like to see. In doing so, children are able to connect with the land in meaningful ways while learning about the importance of biodiversity and sustainability. Join local Children's Lands facilitator Julia Hitchcock for a hands on gardening and art workshop. Participants will be invited the children to choose 3 plants: One for themselves, one for another person and one for the natural world. Then decorate their plant pots and write who they are dedicating each plant to.
About Julia Hitchcock
Julia Hitchcock has been farming organic vegetables, flowers, fruits and medicinal herbs for over ten years, mostly in Flamborough for Plan B Organic Farm (http://planborganicfarms.ca), at her own farm, underground organics, and now with the Children's Land Farm in Middleport. She is passionate about working with plants and sharing the study of health and the earth with others.
GRITLIT INTERACTIVE STORY CENTRE
The Interactive Story Centre offers the community an opportunity to author a crowd-sourced story. gritLit will be on hand to provide inspiration and everyone can add to the story through writing and illustrations.
gritLIT aims to make Hamilton a destination for book-loving audiences and to bring local authors and other members of the Hamilton arts community together. The gritLIT festival engages Canada's rich and diverse literary culture by bringing writers, poets and graphic novelists from across the country to Hamilton, Ontario for an intense 4-day festival of readings, workshops, networking, and literary fun.
HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Hamilton Public Library and Telling Tales move out onto the street! Join HPL staff for puppet shows and storytelling for the young and young at heart. The Gallery4 Annex SETtlement exhibit also comes down onto the street. Curated by Denise Lisson, the expertly built, beautifully painted stage flats, otherwise destined for landfill, are repurposed to create “dwellings” that form an accessible, interactive settlement. Telling Tales features a pre-festival warm up to celebrate the fifth annual festival on September 15 with young adult author Vikki VanSickle and illustrator Robin Baird Lewis who will be engaging festival goers with interactive writing and illustration workshops. On the Y 108/Dr. Disc stage, Abigail Richardson-Schulte, the Hamilton Philharmonic’s composer-in-residence, will take the audience on a journey through her work. First Book Canada will also be on hand with children’s authors Joanne Levy, Lana Button, Nancy Hartry, Monica Kulling and Nan Forler to distribute books.
HCA ALL ART DEMOS AND WORKSHOPS
Experienced artist educators from Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts will offer festival goers the chance to dance, make music, create art and more on the spot on the day of Supercrawl including: Encore! Triple Threat Company Demos, Classical Realism Demos, and more!
IMAGINING YOUR DREAM PARK WITH TODAY'S FAMILY
What would your dream park look like? In this hands on stamping workshop where festival goers draw their vision for parks on a Styrofoam stamp and transfer the work into a shared canvas, bringing the park alive with the help of children's imaginations. In collaborating on a large scale art project participants can see parks as something they have the ability to change and create.
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
AN INSTRUMENT FOR EVERY CHILD (AIFEC) & SUPERCRAWL PRESENT:
‘INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO’ AT SUPERCRAWL
Members of the nonprofit organization An Instrument For Every Child present an instrument playground where children can try out the different instruments offered in the program.
The AIFEC Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for curious prospective musicians and their parents to see, hear, and touch the instruments and learn about the AIFEC program, which offers free instrumental instruction in Hamilton’s inner-city elementary schools.
Time: 30 min presentations start at every full hour from 12 noon to 4pm on Saturday, September 14th.
KIDSCRAWL: AN HCA FIELDTRIP AT SUPERCRAWL
The Kidscrawl is present by the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts as a field trip to registered schools. The field trip is limited to those school children who are participating through their schools. The event occurs on Friday Sept 13 for 11am- 2 pm and is a taster for children to experience what it means to attend an art crawl. Participating galleries and arts institutions will open their doors and offer special programming to Elementary and Middle School classes on the afternoon of Friday September 13th. Students registered for this program will have an exclusive opportunity to preview work by local and international visual artists and explore exciting cultural spaces.
LET'S DANCE: DMD FLASHMOB
'Let's Dance' is a flashmob type celebration of everything dance! Join a number of local dance studios, teachers, students & dance enthusiasts, as we group together, put on some music and cut a rug doing what we all love most... DANCE!
Josh Court and Josh Taylor are co-owners and choreographers of Defining Movement Dance Company based in Hamilton, Ontario. Since founding the company in 2008, Josh and Josh have performed and created original choreography for numerous shows and events. In 2010 Josh and Josh took part in in filming the documentary "Boy Dancer" by Dave Wilson. The film was awarded Best Short film at the Astoria Long Island City International Film Festival in 2011. As teachers and choreographers, Josh and Josh operate DMD studio where they teach Hip-Hop, Latin and Ballroom dance classes for adults and youth. They regularly work in the community with elementary schools, high schools, universities, professional companies as well as local charity and youth organizations including: McMaster University, Humber College, Soulpepper Theatre Academy, Sinclair Secondary Dance Company, HARRP, City Kids and Hamilton Food Share.
LITTLE FAIRY TALES WITH STUDIO BABETTE PUPPET THEATRE
Saturday, September 14th at 2:00pm and 4:00pm
Studio Babette has been presenting quality puppet performances in Hamilton since 2007. Little Fairy Tales for Little people are designed for the very young and the young at heart!
MADE AT THE MARKET
Made at the MARKET combines arts, crafts, role-play, repurposed materials, fun fresh-food facts and imagination to explore the MARKET experience though a child’s eyes. Many people connect downtown with early memories of visiting the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. Made at the MARKET lets participants use their creativity to express their unique and shared impression of the Market.
Cardboard Market: Explore, interact and role-play within a child-size market, constructed out of corrugated cardboard and designed by a local artist. Use your imagination and mixed media to transform repurposed cardboard into your favorite market foods. Play market vendor or market customer with the props you’ve created.
Weaved Fruit Baskets : Take a plain green plastic fruit basket and personalize it by weaving in colourful fabric, naturally died yarns and fair trade wool. Add a handle and your fruit basket is ready to carry Supercrawl treasures and delicious market treats.
RE-ENVISIONING HAMILTON WITH PHILLPOTT MEMORIAL CHURCH
What do you love about Hamilton? What is missing? What would you like to change? Re-envision the city through a child's perspective and use your imagination to take part in the planning and redesign of Hamilton. Using chalk on the ground and markers on the cardboard to decorate structures, participants can fill the city blocks with their ideas of what an ideal Hamilton would be like.
RESIGHT: HANDS ON POTTERY ACTIVITIES
Resight Inclusive Arts is a not-for-profit organization which provides inclusive Arts Education, programming and support to all seeking a meaningful experience in all artistic disciplines.
Our pottery program provides education, training and employment through the arts to persons with exceptional needs and anyone seeking a meaning and creative experience through a tactile art form. Visit us in the family area and enjoy painting a piece of fired bisque ware created by the RESIGHT team. Paint and textiles will be provided.
STORYTELLING WITH KELLY JONATHAN
Saturday, September 14th at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm.
Join Children's Lands Facilitator Kelly Jonathan as he shares a magical story about a secret treasure hidden deep in the Amazon forest. For centuries people travelled from all over the world in search of this treasure, hoping to find gold and other riches. The treasure was safely guarded by an ancient medicine man who kept it hidden from those who wouldn't know how to honour it. It wasn't until a young girl named Ania and her brother Kin searched with an open heart that the treasure was discovered. You will hear the story of their adventures and learn about the treasure that is waiting for children all over the world to discover and be a part of.
Children’s Lands Canada (CLC) is part of an international organization that recognizes children as incredible wisdom-keepers with powerful insights and contributions to share. It also recognizes that it is during childhood that young people develop the values and attitudes that are carried throughout their adult lives. CLC encourages parents, schools and community organizations to gift land to children so that the children can become the caretakers of that land and create a microcosm of the kind of world they would like to see. In 2012, UNESCO recognized this innovative program as being a best practice of Education for Sustainable Development.
TALE OF A TOWN
The Tale of a Town is at Supercrawl gathering stories about Hamilton 'hoods! Children are invited into our storymobile to hear a tale told by their favourite adult. These stories will be recorded and inspire the creation of The Tale of a Town - Hamilton, coming soon...!
The Tale of a Town is a transmedia storytelling project produced by FIXT POINT that celebrates Canadian neighbourhoods through the gathering, mapping and theatrical presentation of our living memories of main streets and downtowns.
About FIXT POINT
FIXT POINT is a theatre and media company dedicated to the creation of site-specific spectacles that inspire audiences to imagine change. Upcoming in 2014, FIXT POINT will premier The Tale of Harbourfront Centre for World Stage and launch The Tale of a Town Canada in partnership with the National Arts Centre.
TYLER VAN HOLST: RE-BUILDABLE CITY OF STORIES
Re-Buildable City of Stories is an interactive installation using blocks of various sizes which can be used to build towers, buildings, or shapes. The blocks also allow individuals to tell their stories about inclusion, exclusion, ability and personality through creative drawing and painting.
About Tyler Van Holst
Tyler VanHolst is a local fine artist working and teaching in Hamilton. Tyler works primarily in drawing and painting mediums and teaches outreach arts programming with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts at Redeemer University College in 2011 and was recently awarded a City of Hamilton Arts Award for Emerging Arts Educator. Tyler's passion is to provide people with the opportunities to explore themselves through the arts without evaluation or restriction. He believes that creativity has the power to communicate ideas that could not otherwise be understood and that power can only be achieved when one is enabled to express themselves individually and within a creative community.