Satellite Learning & Art Stations for Students: Covid Response Program
February 1 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 3:00 pm
A recent local on-line poll revealed that 74% of respondents believe there is a need for student work spaces outside the home. High school and college/university students have being proportionately disadvantaged during COVID-19 restrictions and many struggle with at-home learning for various reasons. Mental health and the lack of creative outlet continue to be a concern, and we believe that helping students stay engaged in their education and feel less isolated will improve their studies and benefit individual and family mental health.
The Satellite Learning & Art Stations for Students program is for university, college and high school students who are remote learning in our community. The program is scheduled to run for 9 weeks this winter, and will utilize three large spaces within the Elora Centre for the Arts – the classroom and the artisan shop are set up to offer socially distanced stations where students can complete their school work, benefit from artistic and creative explorations, feel less isolated, and be supported by educational assistants (retired teachers) and staff from the Centre. The gallery will also be closed to the public in order to provide an artistic expression space for the students. We have enhanced our wifi to ensure students have internet access for their online assignments.
There is no cost to sign up, but registration is mandatory. The program will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting February 1st. There will be morning and afternoon time slots, and students will register in blocks of 3 weeks.
All necessary health and safety precautions will be adhered to, based on Public Health guidelines.
Creative Spark in the Yard 2-day show in Elora 2021
July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
Creative Spark in the Yard event will take place July 10 & 11, 2021.
This indoor and outdoor show – in the gallery of our historic stone school house as well as in our 2-acre backyard! Over 40+ artisans, artists and makers will be showcasing and selling their unique products. Live music performances all day by musicians curated by the Elora Acoustic Cafe with shaded viewing area, plus delicious food trucks with shaded seating areas! Interactive area for kids.
This is a handcrafted, juried show. Plan your visit around this wonderful 2-day event and explore everything the area has to offer!
Please check back soon for a list of participating vendors, musical performers and food truck menus!