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Discover your hidden talents with Courses & Workshops!
Learn something new this summer at Harbourfront Centre!


TORONTO, ON (June 2, 2011) –Harbourfront Centre’s Courses & Workshops are expanding into the summer with more chances to explore and discover hidden skills and talents. This season’s weekly courses and one-day workshops feature a variety of new and returning programmes for adults including visual art, performing arts, media and culinary workshops.

New this year is Cooking for Two: A Culinary Experience. This workshop presents a unique opportunity to prepare a gourmet three-course meal with renowned Chef Mick Elliot from Newcastle, England. He is the former Executive Sous-chef of Little Dix Bay, a five-star resort in the British Virgin Islands and former Executive Chef of the Queen Elizabeth II, the luxury cruise liner.

A returning summer favourite is the ever-popular Circus for Adults. This course teaches juggling, acrobats and tight wire under the guidance of Marsha Kennington, instructor/trainer of Cirque du Monde, the social/action and global responsibility division of Cirque du Soleil.

Harbourfront Centre’s Courses open the doors for those looking for new and exciting hobbies, while our one-day Workshops offer just the right amount of instruction for those who want to meet new people and try something new. With over 15 summer Courses & Workshops to choose from, there is a programme to suit everyone’s skill level and interest.

This summer’s session runs from June to August 2011. Register early as each programme requires a minimum number of participants to run. To register or for more information, the public can call 416-973-4093 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/courses.

SUMMER 2011 COURSES & WORKSHOPS

COURSES
Great for those looking for an in depth exploration of a hobby or special interest!

Circus for Adults
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.Session 1: June 15–July 20 | Session 2: July 27–Aug. 31
Adults are invited to flip, tumble and fly through the air at Harbourfront Centre’s adult circus camp. Trained professionals help build skills and prepare participants for activities on the trapeze, stilts and tightrope and more.
Cost: $170 for 6 weeks or $35 per session.

Toronto Island Watercolour Sketchbook
Saturdays, from 1-4 p.m.Session 1(4 weeks): July 9–July 30,Session 2(6 weeks): July 9-Aug. 13, Session 3(8 weeks): July 9–Aug. 27
Aspiring artists can learn the basics of watercolour painting, including how to transfer a line drawing onto watercolor paper and how to add final touches to a masterpiece.
Cost: $150 for 4 weeks, $210 for 6 weeks or $275 for 8 weeks (materials not included).

Social Media & Blogging Basics
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. June 14–July 5
Social media and blogging experts teach novice bloggers how to use these useful tools to their advantage. This course is a beginner guide for creating and maintaining an online identity.
Cost: $135

Mosaics
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 p.m. June 14–July 19
Mosaic participants will create a 12" x 12" wall décor piece and learn techniques that can be used on personal projects at home.
Cost: $160 (plus a materials fee of $75 payable to the instructor on the first day).

Collage & Assemblage
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. June 14–July 5
Collage & Assemblage participants will learn the basics of composition and how to incorporate objects, imagery and text in their collage work. This course is perfect for beginners and those who want to expand and explore their creativity.
Cost: $160 (materials not included).

Painting with Acrylics
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Aug. 9–Aug. 30
Budding Picassos and Van Goghs will learn acrylic painting techniques from still life or photographs. With careful demonstrations and individual attention, participants will learn to master line, shape, composition and colour. This class is suited to both beginners and advanced students.
Cost: $160 (materials not included).

Web Design
Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. July 12–Aug. 23
Web design participants will learn to customize their own online experience with HTML and CSS. This course is designed to show beginners how to create their own blog or website from scratch.
Cost: $225 (no classes on Aug. 2).

Explore your City: Culinary/Cultural Neighbourhood Tours
Saturdays from 1-3:30 p.m. July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20
Explore Toronto’s fantastic culinary and cultural hot spots, markets and neighbourhoods. Participants can sample food from local restaurants and enjoy the sights around them.
Cost: $150 for 4 weeks or $40 per session.


WORKSHOPS
A fun and social way to try out something new!

Needle Felting
Saturday, 10–4 p.m. June 18
Home crafters can embrace new techniques and discover new ways to incorporate needle felting into their creative work. This workshop will provide the materials needed for participant’s to take on this fun hobby.
Cost: $80 (materials included).


Intuitive Art
Saturday, 10–3 p.m. June 18
Intuitive Art is an exploration of each participant’s own creative process. Each budding artist will learn how to follow their instincts and silence their personal critic as they draw or paint to music.
Cost: $60 (materials included).

Social Media: Digital Photo Sharing
Saturday, 10–1 p.m. June 18
Learn how to upload, edit, tag and share digital images. This course is designed to teach participants the difference between Flickr and Shutterfly and develop a basic social media vocabulary for digital photo sharing. Participants should bring their own images on disk, memory card or USB key.
Cost: $50

Bookmaking: Travel Journals
Saturday, 10–4 p.m. June 19
Create a beautiful Moleskine-style travel journal to keep a record of life experiences and journeys. At the end of the day, participants will have their very own custom-made book and the skills to create more.
Cost: $130 (materials included).

Cooking for Two: A Culinary Experience
Saturday, 1–4 p.m. July 9
Cooking for Two is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare a three-course meal working under the guidance of world-renowned Chef Mick Elliott, one of the best culinary instructors in the industry.
Cost: $100 for two people.

Practical Digital Photography: Travel
Saturday, 1–4 p.m. July 16
This is a chance for participants to learn how to apply digital photography techniques in a practical setting as they explore some of Toronto’s cultural and historical neighbourhoods. This workshop is perfect for both DSLR and point & shoot users who are familiar with the functions of their personal cameras.
Cost: $50 (transportation not included).

Practical Digital Photography: Events
Saturday, 1–4 p.m. July 30
Participants will discover how to capture the raw, spontaneous moments that tell the story in event photography. They will learn to apply digital photography techniques in a practical setting as they immerse themselves in the rhythm and spirit of the Island Soul festival. This workshop is perfect for DSLR users who are familiar with the functions of their personal cameras.
Cost: $50

Practical Digital Photography: Nature
Saturday, 1–4 p.m. Aug. 13
Participants will learn to apply digital photography techniques in a practical setting as they explore the Toronto Islands and discover the different types of nature photography, from landscape to macro, and perhaps even wildlife! This workshop is perfect for both DSLR and point & shoot users who are familiar with the functions of their personal cameras.
Cost: $50


Practical Digital Photography: Urban Landscape
Saturday, 1–4 p.m. Aug. 27
Participants will be able to capture the images of construction sites, graffiti, architecture and people that tell the story of a particular neighbourhood with their newly learned skills. This workshop is perfect for DSLR users who are familiar with the functions of their personal cameras.
Cost: $50

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For more information contact:
Althea Linton
416-973-4428
alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com
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