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School Outreach Program: in-house or at school

September 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - June 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

For the 2019/20 school year calendar, the Elora Centre for the Arts is offering several Outreach programs to classrooms throughout the Upper Grand District School Board.
These programs are ECFTA Arts Educator guided, in-classroom or in-house (ECFTA) workshops, designed to supoort cirriculum and bring the many unique benefits of art-making to your students. We offer 2 themes, each containing diverse projects, designed to fit into two 50 minute blocks (100 minutes total). There are 8 projects available in total.  The cost is $6 per student, per project, materials included.

To print the full menu of projects (with sample images) click here.

For more information, or to book a workshop please email Judy Anderson, Programming & Arts Educator at frontdesk@ecfta.ca or call 519-846-9698


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Artisan Pop Up Shop

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - December 22 @ 5:00 pm

Our gallery market shop features unique local, handmade and eco-friendly items for home and gifting.  The shop is always transforming and adding new products!  Right now, the shop features artisan designed crafted home decor, hand made home & beauty products & jewelery and sustainable / eco-friendly items and gifts.   To compliment our current exhibition, we also have a selection of well-priced original prints and handmade cards.  The gallery artisan shop is open 6 days a week all summer long! Come see what is fresh, new and creative!

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An evening with Psychic Medium Kelly Elson

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live group reading event with psychic medium Kelly Elson! Kelsey has been active in the fields of metaphysics, psychic sciences, and bioenergetics since 1992. Although internationally known for her extensive work and stage presentations as a Psychic Medium, she has also developed and facilitated numerous psychic development and personal empowerment courses and seminars. A Clinical Hypnotherapist (2003), Reiki Master Teacher (2004), and Past Life Regressionist (2003), Kelly is also a favourite keynote presenter (EarthRhythm), event host, radio and podcast personality, and host of Proof and Concept’s web series ‘Haunted Things’.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the Elora Centre for the Arts gallery shop (cash only please).

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Modern Deathcare Expo

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The mission of Modern Deathcare Expo is education, empowerment and planning. We are committed to educating the public about the end-of-life options and alternatives that are available and connecting them with these resources. We are dedicated to reclaiming community-centred deathcare whereby families are empowered to enact their own end-of-life care if they choose. We believe in encouraging cultural re-engagement in dying, death and bereavement. We believe that death planning leads to a meaningful and transformational experience.

Our highly curated Vendor Marketplace has alternative deathcare information tables, services, products, and engaging interactive features. Meet your needs throughout the day in our Swan Song Lounge with music accompaniment and an art space for kids and adults alike. There will be high quality local food + beverage vendors that include vegan and gluten-free options. Gather and learn in our Speaker Gallery, unfolding throughout the day on the upper level. Thought-provoking sessions cover green burial, death planning, palliation at home, alternative funerals, care of the body as well as the advocacy and legalities within the modern deathcare movement.

Following the expo, join us under the stars around a fire at 7pm for a guided Fire Ritual. Release, mourn, or celebrate someone while being supported in community. No participation required.

Entry to the Modern Deathcare Expo and Fire Ritual are by donation.

For more information visit http://moderndeathcare.com or email Karry at moderndeathcare@gmail.com


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Post-Parade Treats: Monster March 2019

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join in the Monster March parade through downtown Elora and end up at the Elora Centre for the Arts for free hot chocolate, cider and treats!  Admission is free to the gallery – everyone is welcome to wander in to see Tim Murton’s art exhibition on display in the galleries

#monstermonth #twilightzoo #elorafergus

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