Mount Forest Confederate article published January 11, 2017. Article in full pasted below.
Mike Wilson, Mount Forest Confederate
MOUNT FOREST – Three free workshops are being offered at New Growth Family Centre this winter for area youth looking to broaden their skills in a variety of a activities.
Tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 11) youth can attend Aww, Snap! A beginners’ guide to photography. Lead by Kit Zador of Storm & Sea Photography, youth will learn everything from choosing their gear to editing and post-production. The workshop will also look at lighting, aperature/ISO/shutter speed, shooting RAW versus JPEG, and more.
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Hayley Kellett of The Making Box will lead an intro to improv workshop. In this workshop attendees will explore the fundamentals of improvisational theatre. “You will learn to make spontaneous choices, play at the top of your intelligence and how to truly listen, connect and build together in the moment,” states literature for the event. No experience is required.
Wednesday, March 1 is Writing for Change, where youth can come and learn skills to start or improve their writing. Led by Elise Gordezky, winner of the 2016 National Poetry Slam Competition, attendees will practice new skills, share their work (optional), and have some time for individual writing. They will also discuss ways that their writing can be used for activism and getting involved with the spoken word in their community.
All three events run from 6-8 p.m., are free of charge, and are open to all youth ages 13 and older.
The winter workshops are presented by ARCH, Out on the Shelf, and Gender Intersect in collaboration with the Mount Forest Family Health Team.
New Growth Family Centre is located at 211 Birmingham Street W. in Mount Forest.