May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
School and Home Learning

Programs

  • AMAZI'YA – Bringing characters to life!

    Virtual workshop with...

      Grades 4-8 Ages 8+

    This 60-minute workshop is completely dedicated to bringing out the laughter, the silly, the fun and the Amazing creation in developing characters for the stage, narrative or even film. We will dive into the art and … read more

  • ATGC Music | Listening to Plant DNA

    with Antoine Bertin

      Grade 3 + Ages 8 +

    Offered in English and French A composition workshop that explores the musical properties of DNA. A, T, G, C. Four letters that interact and intertwine to describe the entire living world. Is it possible to listen to … read more

  • Creating a Theatrical Time Capsule

    virtual workshop with Kristina Watt

      Grade 4–10

    In this interactive workshop, students will apply a blend of imagination and current life experience to write and perform one collective story: the story of youth, living now. Curriculum connections: language arts, … read more

  • Creative Artist Residency: Songwriting

    with YAO (in French)

      Grade 5-12 Ages 10-18

    Available in French only Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this five-hour residency explores the links between writing (poetry), literature and various … read more

  • Finding the Ojibwe Horse

    with Ken MacDonald & Rhonda Snow

      Any grade

    What does a classically-trained orchestral french horn player have in common with a Métis visual artist? In the case of Ken MacDonald and Rhonda Snow, both are caretakers of Ojibwe Horses, Canada’s only … read more

  • Hip Hop Theatre: Unlocking your creative mind through beats...

    virtual workshop with Omari Newton

      Grade 5 to adult Ages 10+

    Artist and educator Omari Newton will teach students how to find their authentic voice and tell stories through an exploration of Hip Hop theatre. Combining elements of spoken word poetry, contemporary theatre, and … read more

  • Introduction to Acting and Performance

    virtual workshop with Kate Smith

      Grades 7–12 Ages 12+

    This workshop introduces participants to the most important tools an actor has at their disposal: their voice, their body – and their creativity. Learn the basics of how to make simple physical and vocal … read more

  • La marionnette - transformer le quotidien

    with Les Blettes

      Grade 5–9

    Duration: about 1 hour Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in French only Part 1 – Theory Exploring different practices in the … read more

  • MidWinter Dreaming

      Grade 5-12

    For many Nations, Winter is a time when families and community come together to tell stories, give thanks, sing, dance, play games and feast. Although we cannot gather due to COVID-19, we can bring our minds and hearts … read more

  • Moving Stories

    collaborative dance creation workshop series

      Grade 7–12

    Keep your students engaged by creatively connecting the dots between movement and storytelling. The project was spearheaded by OCDSB Dance Educator Allison Carrier and NAC Dance Education Associate and Teaching Artist … read more

  • Music Circle: virtual workshop series

    for students with exceptionalities

      Kindergarten–Grade 12

    The Music Circle is a unique opportunity for students with exceptionalities to explore orchestral instruments and their sounds, while also developing their auditory, motor, social and motivation skills through … read more

  • MusicFest Canada: The Nationals

    May 24-29, 2021

      Grade 6-12 Ages 12-19

    The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the … read more

  • Songwriting Tips and Tricks

    with YAO

      Grade 5-12 Ages 10-18

    Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this workshop explores the links between writing (poetry), literature and various styles of urban music, especially … read more

  • Songwriting with Ila Barker

    virtual artist residency

      Grade 6–12

    Students will learn the fundamentals of songwriting and write their own song(s) with Winnipeg musician and teaching artist Ila Barker. Timeline: Five hours over a 2 to 5 week period Grades: Elementary Grades 6-8 … read more

  • Ubu sur la table

    with La Pire Espèce

      Secondary and post-secondary

    Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes (possibility of adapting the workshop to 60 minutes) Maximum number of participants: 25-30 students Offered to students in class only (teacher must be present) Offered in French only A … read more

  • Virtual Instrumental Workshops

    with NAC Orchestra musicians

      Secondary

    With a focus on enhancing secondary school music programs, the Virtual Workshop sessions provide music students with learning opportunities with the help of Canada’s NAC Orchestra musicians. Tailored for your … read more

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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