ART ARC: Workshops for Teens

Teen Theatre Project: Gabriola Arts Council and the Teen Peer Helping Program @ The HOPE Centre

The Gabriola Arts Council is investing in our budding teen artists. We are partnering with the HOPE Centre’s Peer Helping Program to support the development of a Theatre Troupe called Shhh, It’s a Secret. Under the direction of professional actor, director and drama therapist Kayte Summers and Beat-boxer Kyle Shepard, the troupe has been working with a team of performance professionals to write, produce and star in a murder-mystery-musical to be presented on stage at the 2014 Gabriola Theatre Festival in August.

Check out the theatre arts workshops that are part of the Isle of the Arts Festival programming—While these workshops were designed with this theatre project in mind, we welcome and encourage all Gabriola teens to participate in these entertaining and valuable skill-building workshops. .

Although these workshops are free for all teens, participants MUST pre-register. Sign up as soon as possible to save yourself a spot!


Saturday, April 19

12 noon–4 pm | Black and White Portraiture

James Emler

HOPE Centre


Sunday, April 20

1 pm–2 pm | Inside the World of Hand-Drawn Animation

Trevor Tamboline

Upstairs at Artworks


Monday, April 21

10 am–4 pm | Prop-Building

Louise DeGagne

Agi Hall


Saturday, April 26

1 pm–4 pm | Sound and Lighting

Steve Elder and Lawrence Spero

Community Hall



ART ARC Jr: Workshops for Young Artists

April 22–25 | Gabriola Elementary School

Kyle Shepard: Beat Box Basics

Catherine Hallam: Plaster Casting and Watercolour Wizardry

Lottie Anderson: Bookmaking using Print and Collage

Trevor Tamboline: Inside Animation

Kayte Summers: Acting Basics


Friday, April 25

1 pm | Interactive Performance with Kyle Shepard, human beat-boxer

Gabriola Elementary School Gym | Free, Public Welcome

Don’t miss another long-awaited appearance by the Ken Capon Memorial Marching Band!