Creative Age Edmonton presents

Creative Age Festival 2015

June 4 - 6, 2015

 

Creative Age Edmonton celebrates the power of the arts to transform older adults, enabling you to express your identity, concerns and aspirations – all while increasing your sense of well–being, quality of life and connection with the community.

 

This year’s festival will feature intergenerational arts workshops and performances by professional and up-and-coming senior and intergenerational artists. No experience is necessary to participate in the workshops. All abilities are welcome!

 

Download a PDF of the 2015 Festival Guide or pick up a print version of the guide at many locations around Edmonton.

 

Thursday June 4

 

Arts workshops are held at the North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 - 139 Ave). Register by calling NESA at 780-496-6969.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pottery Workshop with Elaine Kwan

Learn the basics of handbuilding with pinching and coil techniques to build a small flowerpot or pencil holder. Experience the joys and challenges of working with clay, with the secondary emphasis on the finished product.

Cost: $15. All supplies, glazing and firing costs included.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Memoir Writing Workshop (Part 1) with Shirley Serviss

Put your past on paper! This workshop will provide you with inspiration to jog your memories and time to put those stories on the page. There will also be an opportunity to share your stories with others. Please bring writing materials or your laptop.

This workshop is in two parts – join Shirley again Friday, June 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: $20.

12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch. Free for all workshop participants.
1 - 3 p.m.
Performance Storytelling Workshop with GeriActors

We all have stories to tell – some from recent past and others from long ago. Led by members of GeriActors, you’ll turn your stories into moments of theatre to be shared with others. Cost: $15.

2 - 4 p.m.
Handbells Workshop with Wendy Hoskin

To ring a handbell, the ringer moves it in such a way that the clapper strikes the inside surface of the bell. This workshop will cover basic ringing techniques including correct form, how to read handbell music, and how to participate in an ensemble. No experience needed. Cost: $15.

6 - 8 p.m.
Musical Improv Workshop (Part 1) with Grindstone Theatre

This workshop is all about making up songs on the spot! You’ll explore song structure, melody, rhythm, song styles and the different techniques used to make up unforgettable songs! This workshop is in two parts – join Grindstone Theatre again Saturday, June 6 from 10am – 12pm.

Cost: $25.

6 - 8 p.m.
Watercolours Workshop with Willie Wong

Watercolours Watercolours made easy. Join Willie in this 2-hour workshop, designed for all levels of experience, as he walks you through the basics of painting with watercolours.

Cost $15.

 

Friday June 5
 
Arts workshops are held at at North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 - 139 Ave). Register by calling NESA at 780-496-6969.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dance and Physical Storytelling Workshop (Part 1) with Amber Borotsik & Shula Strassfeld

Get ready to move with Amber and Shula! Discover new ways of expressing yourself, countless ways to move, and share your story in a unique and exciting way. This workshop is in two parts – join Amber and Shula again Saturday, June 6 from 10am – 12pm. Cost $25.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Memoir Writing Workshop (Part 2) with Shirley Serviss

See description above.

12 - 1 p.m.

Lunch. Free for all workshop participants.

1 - 3 p.m.
Acting Shakespeare Workshop with David Barnet

Try out Juliet or Lear – it’s easier than you think! Play and have fun with the bard with award-winning teacher David Barnet.

7 - 9 p.m.
Arts Extravaganza
Join us for an evening of performances by talented seniors and intergenerational artists. Featuring the GeriActors & Friends. Reception in the lobby to follow. Cash bar.

Venue: Timms Centre for the Arts (87 Ave & 112 St.)

Tickets: $10. Purchase through NESA by calling 780-496-6969.

 
Saturday June 6

 

Arts workshops are held at the North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 - 139 Ave). Register by calling NESA at 780-496-6969.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dance and Physical Storytelling Workshop (Part 2) with Amber Borotsik & Shula Strassfeld

See description above.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

African Drumming Workshop with Deborah Bortscher

Love to drum or want to learn? Djembe players use three basic sounds: bass, tone, and slap. These sounds are achieved by varying the striking technique and position. Join Deborah to learn all the parts of a drum song from West Africa. Drums provided or bring your own.

Cost: $15.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Musical Improv Workshop (Part 2) with Grindstone Theatre

See description above.

1 - 3 p.m.

NESA’s Annual Arts Café

This ever-popular Arts Café is a potpourri of performances by up-and-coming seniors and intergenerational artists! Close out the 2015 festival in style!

Venue: North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 - 139 Ave)

Tickets: $2 Donation. No pre-registration required.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Edmonton Arts Council, Age Friendly Edmonton, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council, North Edmonton Seniors Association, GeriActors and University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts, Department of Drama.

 

 

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