School and Home Learning

Workshop

  • Act Now: Climate Action through the Arts

    Digital Workshop with Ryan Elliot Drew

      Grades 7-12 Ages 12-18

    Offered in English only How can the arts respond to the climate emergency? This interactive workshop positions artists as agents of much needed environmental change. To begin the workshop, students will explore the … read more

  • Connected North

    Tailored Workshops & Residencies

      Kindergarten-Grade 12 Ages 3-18

    *Please note that this is a general listing available to Connected North representatives and schools only.* Arts Alive is delighted to partner with Connected North to offer virtual performing arts workshops and … read more

  • Creating a Rap Song

    digital workshop with Zoey Roy

      Grades 4–12

    Offered in English only Cree-Dene-Métis rapper and spoken-word poet Zoey Roy will explore beat-making and lyric-writing with your class, to create their own original rap song. Objectives: Music, Language … 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

  • In-person Instrumental Workshops

    with NAC Orchestra musicians

      Secondary

    With a focus on enhancing secondary school music programs, the in-person workshop sessions provide music students with learning opportunities with the help of Canada’s NAC Orchestra musicians. Tailored … read more

  • Music Circle: In-Person Workshop

    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

  • Music Circle: virtual workshop

    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 an … read more

  • Songwriting Tips and Tricks

    with YAO

      Grade 5-12 Ages 10-18

    Available in English or French Designed specifically for the Ontario Arts Council’s Artists in Residence (Education) program, this workshop explores the links between writing (poetry), literature and various … 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

  • 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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