Thursday, October 17, 2013

ArtStarts Presents FREE Monthly Workshops for Kids & Families

Have you ever heard of ArtStarts? I only found out about them not long ago when Will Stroet hosted a music workshop at their space downtown. ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers & artists, plus leadership in advocacy for arts in education. Since 1996, this unique not-for-profit organization has been bringing professional artists into BC schools for performances, workshops, residencies & exhibitions. They also have a space downtown Vancouver & in New Westminster where they host free arts workshops for families on Saturdays. The next one sounds like tons of fun. Here are the details:

Let's Bhangra! with South Asian Arts

Looking forward to Diwali Fest? Start celebrating a little early at this fun workshop! Led by Gurp Sian & Rayman Bhuller, South Asian Arts' interactive performance is based on the hard-hitting beats & energy found in the Northern Indian dance style called Bhangra. Participants will learn Bhangra dance movements & some will be given the opportunity to play the Dhol drum & other accompanying instruments. Through music & dance, students build an understanding & appreciation for art & culture, as well as gain self-confidence & self-discipline in a fun & interactive atmosphere. 

Admission is free. No registration is necessary, but please come early as this is a popular program. It's ideal for ages 5 & up, but all are welcome.

VANCOUVER: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11am & 1pm (2 sessions)
at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, Vancouver (map)

BONUS FUN! Mehndi artist Nazil Kara will be joining us on Saturday to decorate little hands after each Bhangra workshop.

NEW WESTMINSTER: Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11am & 1pm (2 sessions)
at River Market at Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster (map)

Learn more about ArtStarts on Saturdays and ArtStarts at River Market.

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