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Outreach

OUTREACH: Supportive Arts Program for Young Adults with (dis)Abilities

September 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2023 @ 12:00 pm

An inclusive, all abilities art and mindfulness workshop for young adults with (dis)abilities 18+

SUPPORTIVE ARTS is a unique program supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, offering arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic experiences to individuals with (dis)abilities living in the community. We welcome adults and caregivers from Wellington County and the surrounding areas to our weekly program. Led by ECFTA Arts Educators and Mindfulness Coaches.  The Supportive Arts program has now expanded to 4 sessions per week.

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Youth Outreach: Connecting to Community Through Art – for elementary and high school students with (dis)abilities

January 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

This program provides online visual arts programming to youth with intellectual and/or developmental (dis)abilities in elementary and secondary school.  Students meet twice a month (once a month at Centre Wellington District High School and once a month at Elora Public School from January – June 2022, culminating in an in-person art and share event at the Elora Centre for the Arts. The sessions offer live online instruction, provided by an ECFTA Arts Educator, assisted by classroom teachers. Art supplies are free to students and are delivered to the schools.  Project themes are centred around community building, emphasizing collaboration and success through personal artistic expression. ECFTA has an established network of community organizations that will be individually engaged by the Arts Educator in the curriculum design for each session, with the goal of connecting students to the community in meaningful ways.

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Youth Outreach: The Healing Power of Art & Creative Expression | Addiction & Recovery Program, a partnership with Portage

March 22, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression.

This program curriculum incorporates art and creative expression as the conduit for acceptance, sharing and healing. It allows for emotional exploration, development of coping strategies and sharing the challenges of recovery. Run by arts educators, engagement facilitators and a social worker.

The program runs in the gallery and classroom at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

 

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The Nest! Thursday after-school maker space

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

THE NESTTHURSDAY AFTER-SCHOOL MAKER SPACE

FOR AGES 10+  |  Maximum 20 spots

FALL 12 WEEK PROGRAM  |  SEPTEMBER 22–DECEMBER 8, 2022

THURSDAYS 3:30-5:30

$5 PER SESSION  |  $60 FOR ALL 12 WEEKS 

Register for all 12 weeks (no single date sign-ups)

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Hospice Wellington presents “Circle of Song, Circle of Story”

October 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone welcome!  This is a 4 week, bi-weekly session held at the Elora Centre for the Arts, presented by Hospice Wellington.

Tuesday September 6th  | Tuesday September 20 |  Tuesday October 4  |  Tuesday October 18

In this 4-session music therapy series, we will explore together the music and stories that have woven the tapestries of our lives, and that have connected us so lovingly with our loved ones. As we heal from deep loss, we can find great solace in the sharing of our loved ones’ lives. We each have songs that represent us, we have songs that connect us, and we have songs that comfort us. This group will provide a safe space through which to experience the healing resonance of music together, and of deep listening. Please know that there is no requirement of previous musical experience. All are welcome.  

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Bungalow Community Lunch Program: “Feeding the Soul”

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month!  FREE | Everyone welcome

Revitalized for 2022!  A consistent calendar of lunches are planned for the year (2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month), with a central location for hosting the lunches at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

The goal of the Bungalow lunch program is to help create more resilient, equitable communities for individuals and families; improve mental well-being and COVID recovery though connection with others; address nutrition needs in the community by offering healthy meals; and create volunteer opportunities.

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Hospice Wellington presents “Circle of Song, Circle of Story”

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone welcome!  This is a 4 week, bi-weekly session held at the Elora Centre for the Arts, presented by Hospice Wellington.

Tuesday September 6th  | Tuesday September 20 |  Tuesday October 4  |  Tuesday October 18

In this 4-session music therapy series, we will explore together the music and stories that have woven the tapestries of our lives, and that have connected us so lovingly with our loved ones. As we heal from deep loss, we can find great solace in the sharing of our loved ones’ lives. We each have songs that represent us, we have songs that connect us, and we have songs that comfort us. This group will provide a safe space through which to experience the healing resonance of music together, and of deep listening. Please know that there is no requirement of previous musical experience. All are welcome.  

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Bungalow Community Lunch Program: “Feeding the Soul”

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month!  FREE | Everyone welcome

Revitalized for 2022!  A consistent calendar of lunches are planned for the year (2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month), with a central location for hosting the lunches at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

The goal of the Bungalow lunch program is to help create more resilient, equitable communities for individuals and families; improve mental well-being and COVID recovery though connection with others; address nutrition needs in the community by offering healthy meals; and create volunteer opportunities.

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