The ARAS Musical Theatre Company is a yearlong program with the cast working on two full length musical theatre productions at a professional theatre venue. Singing, voice work, choreography, movement, improvisation and character development will be incorporated in this performance-based class designed in a professional, company setting format. One on one singing/music coaching as well as choral work will be part of the program. Costumes, set and props are part of each performance and students will be expected to attend extra blocking, dress and technical rehearsals. Students may choose to register for the full year and participate in both shows or registration will also be accepted for one production alone. Students must request an audition if new to the program.
We asked instructor Martha Johnson:
Can anyone be a painter?
Listen to her answer here!
Instructor Katherine Wilson talks about her music career and history at the School.
We sat down with instructor Martha Johnson to discuss what she thinks Avenue Road Arts School offers the community, how the arts should be funded, and more!
In this fun and engaging program, kids will dig into those wild, fantastical, true, fictional
or lyrical pieces they have floating around in those creative minds. The class will delve
into the art of writing and each week will focus on a particular style - poems, short
stories, monologue, character and plot development. Students will write in each class
guided by prompts and exercises and they will have the opportunity to read their work
out loud. Hear what the students have to say here!
Check out the first day of winter 2017 in time lapse form!
We would love to see everyone again for this term- information here.
Have a look at the first few weeks of summer camp!
Our SENSATION Adult Art Show was a huge success! We were so pleased to present the night to you. Many thanks to Kristina, our associate director, for organizing the show. See you next year!
We are pleased to present a promotional video on behalf of the Arts Access Fund, highlighting the organizations the AAF is partnered with.
If you are interested in the visit, please visit their website.
To make a donation online, please visit this link.
ACCESS 2016, held by the Arts Access Fund, was a huge success!
Thank you so much to everyone who was involved.
Have a look here at some of the sights from the event. It was a blast!
Have a look at our two weeks of March Break camps!
Thanks to all of our campers for creating so many beautiful pieces! Have a look at some of our classes and our campers hard at work!
We would love to see everyone again for our spring term- information here.
ARAS Musical Theatre Company Presents Movie Magic
A short look at our first days of winter 2016 classes!
The Glee In Me performs at the Russell Hill Retirement Centre
Today Tracie Wagman from Help We've Got Kids met with Lola Rasminsky the founder of the Avenue Road Arts School to find out more about the school and the history and what they are doing now.
Little Picassos let their imaginations run wild using canvas, paper, pencils and brushes. Children and their parents discover the power and pleasure of art. A feature story on Parents Talk on Rogers TV Toronto, co-hosted by Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick of www.whereparentstalk.com
Dr. Christopher Feindel talks about his experience at the Avenue Road Arts School. His drawing course gives him the opportunity to use the other side of his brain. A nice retreat from his daytime career.
The Avenue Road Arts School series of short interviews with parents, Dr. Izzeldin discusses the importance of arts education to both his own children and in general.