JUNIOR HIGH ARTS FESTIVAL

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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choral
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dance
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fashion
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media arts
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theatre arts
theatre arts
visual arts
visual arts

Join students and staff from Central Memorial High School for a day of exploring and celebrating the arts!

Join us for discipline-specific workshops throughout the day in the following areas:

• Dance
• Drama

• Fashion
• Media Arts

• Music
• Visual Art

THE 2020 JUNIOR HIGH ARTS FESTIVAL IS NOW SOLD OUT

Festival Timeline

9:30 – 10:00 Busses arrive
10:00 – 10:30 Introductions & Keynote Speech – Transit22
10:30 – 10:35 Transition Time
10:35 – 11:45 Workshop #1
11:45 – 12:15 Lunch  (please bring a packed lunch)
12:15– 1:00 Performance
1:00 – 1:05 Transition Time
1:05 – 2:15 Workshop #2
2:15 – 2:30 Transition Time
2:30 Busses

Session Overview

Theatre Arts

Introduction to
Theatre Sound

Essentials of Acting

Essentials of Acting
on Camera

Dance

West African

Hip Hop

Modern

Fashion

Fashion Olympics
Paper Dress Workshop

Music

Mass Band

Choral Raise Your Voice!

Strings –
Violin Petting Zoo

Strings –
Good Vibrations

The Beat Goes On
Percussion

Media Arts

Virtual TV Studio and
Greenscreen Production

Visual Arts

Altered Book

The Art of Abstraction

Beginner Watercolour

We’ll see you on January 3oth, 2020!

All workshops take place at Central Memorial High School

Workshop Details

Keynote

Bio – Transit22 is an Independent Music Award winner and Western Canadian Music Award nominated rapper, a Calgary poet laureate finalist and a winner of a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. He has collaborated with Madchild of Swollen Members and 8-time Juno Award winner Jann Arden. Transit22 has toured as a headliner several times and has also supported tours of Canada, the United States, and Europe and has shared stages with internationally recognized names like Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Murs, Hilltop Hoods, Dirty Heads, Down With Webster, Shad, and 54-40. Transit22 has performed live in front of over 200,000 people with a stint as a featured artist on the Calgary Stampede main stage. 

Music

Choral – Raise Your Voice!

PRESENTER: Nicole Hounjet

Singing in harmony with other people changes how we feel and think.  It builds our confidence, teaches us to empathize, benefits our overall health and well-being, and is super FUN!  Singers will learn how to use their voices to maximum effect as we learn a piece of music by rote.   

Strings – Violin Petting Zoo (no experience necessary)

PRESENTER: Katrina Archer

Have you ever hankered to try a violin? Do you sometimes feel the majestic call of the cello? A violin, viola, cello or bass may be your musical spirit animal and you’ve just never realized it! Come for a hands-on introduction to our instruments, wrangled by some of Central’s PVA Strings students, and an explanation of how you can adopt one of these creatures next year at Central as part of our Beginner Strings class!

Strings – Good Vibrations

PRESENTER: Katrina Archer

Do you play a violin, viola cello or bass? Maybe you take private lessons but have never had the chance to play with others. Maybe you play somewhere else already but want to find a family of like-minded musical friends in high school. Maybe you want to travel to cool places and earn lots of credits. You are all welcome to come and join members of Central’s PVA Strings Ensemble and make music with us! Bring your instrument, have fun playing some music, and find out more about Central’s PVA Strings Program and our Full Orchestra, which is open to anyone in the school. All abilities welcome!

Mass Band

PRESENTER: Adam Mailman

Come to meet people like you at the massed band!  You’ve built your skills through junior high, and it’s time to see what you can do with those skills by taking your next step at Central! While you’re here, you’ll meet instrumental students from around the city, and be mentored by PVA Winds and Percussion students, put together some great music and be part of a great community of music makers at Central. 

The Beat Goes On – Rhythm and Drumming

PRESENTER: Tyler Hornby

PVA Music routinely works with outstanding professional musicians.  Tyler Hornby is a Juno-nominated jazz drummer and composer who performs internationally and teaches at Ambrose University.  In this workshop, students will explore how to construct beat patterns, ultimately creating their own grooves using hand drums.  This workshop would be ideal for anyone.

Media Arts

Virtual TV Studios and Greenscreen Production

PRESENTERS: Mark Schwandt
LOCATION: Career and Technology Centre – Broadcasting Studio (right behind Central Memorial High School)

Join us to learn everything you need to know about setting up a virtual studio and using greenscreen to produce professional style broadcasts for your Youtube channel, Vlog, or creating special effects for creative projects.

Visual Arts

Create an Altered Book

PRESENTER: Meghan Lewick
LOCATION: Central Memorial Art Gallery

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn to create your own “Altered Book” –  a unique medium for artistic expression, individuality and creativity. – All supplies provided.

The Art of Abstraction

Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect. Come explore the art of abstraction through mixed media in this half day workshop.  

Beginner Watercolour

Explore watercolour and ink technique to take home a fun and whimsical drawing.

Dance

West African Dance

INSTRUCTORS: Christie Preston

Have you ever wanted to try West African dancing? Learn this high energy form of movement with both traditional and modern West African music!

Hip Hop

INSTRUCTORS: Corrine Vessey

Come explore this groove-based dance style while learning the foundations of this genre as well as some Hip Hop choreography!

Modern

INSTRUCTORS: Megan Gole

Come and warm up your body with some Modern floorwork and try out some Modern Choreography!

Theatre Arts

Introduction to Theatre Sound

PRESENTER: Len Simon

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about ‘live mixing’ of multiple audio inputs with digital and analog sound boards. We will explore the simple process of amplifying voice, playing recoded sounds/music, and learn how to control the complex issue of feedback.  We will learn how to connect various common playback devices and safely utilize wired and wireless handheld microphones, lavalier microphones, and headset/body microphones.

Essentials of Acting

PRESENTER: Kelly Goutsis

In this fun and foundational acting workshop, students will explore the basics of attacking a script, and developing believable characters.  Participants will collaborate in small groups to begin breaking down short scenes, create realistic characters, and bring them both to life onstage.

Essentials of Acting on Camera

PRESENTER:  Michelle Crimmins

Explore acting on-camera technique through partnered scene work.  Students work with the instructor to create an engaging character and authentic performance while learning to work creatively from the text while the camera is rolling!

Fashion

Fashion Olympics Paper Dress Workshop

PRESENTER: Kerry Warner and Dora Blitt

Create a show-stopping work of art in one hour.  Utilize your visual art and fashion skills and let your creativity run wild.  

Central Memorial High School

CENTRAL MEMORIAL
HIGH SCHOOL

5111 - 21st Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3E 1R9
Phone: 403-243-8880
Fax: 403-777-7059

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