AN AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM FOR KIDS
ARTS EXPRESS ONLINE
NOW more than ever, children need the arts as a tool to express themselves.
In these extraordinary times, we believe that more than ever, children need the arts as a tool to express themselves. We have carefully and lovingly adapted our award-winning workshops using real-time, hands-on instruction. Arts Express creates a safe space that allows students, educators and the school communities an opportunity for education, creativity and connection.
THE ARTS EXPRESS STORY
Danelle Smith can recall one memory in her childhood that pointed the way to her future career. She lived in the country with her parents and grandparents. She would run out to the field between their homes and sing show tunes at the top of her lungs. She loved the feeling of singing loudly and confidently; it helped ease her anxiety and allowed her to be creative and momentarily free from the stresses of everyday life.
Danelle went on to get her BFA in musical theatre and performed professionally for a few years. To help pay the rent, Danelle started teaching music, drama and dance to children. She soon discovered that her real passion was recreating for her students that sense of freedom and escape she had felt as a child performing in an empty field. She was committed to sharing her love of the arts with children and giving them a safe space to be creative and express themselves. This commitment led her to Arts Express in 2000.
MEET OUR CREATIVE TEAM
Each member of our team is a performing arts professional, with a combined career in both performance and teaching. Each member is dedicated to the arts and your child's journey of discovery.
PRAISE FOR ARTS EXPRESS ONLINE
The Arts Express workshops are set up in a way that allows teachers to cover the curriculum with ease because learning outcomes are outlined and clear. Arts Express’s ability to customize programming for any school or student population and look after the administration from start to finish is remarkable.
CSPC Chair TDSB
I found the (TASAM) Tackling Anxiety and Stress through Arts and Mindfulness Parent Workshop delivery and strategies invaluable. The presentation was preventative medicine and maintenance for online education in general, but especially during this pandemic.
Parent Council Chair TDSB
We really enjoyed tonight’s presentation. 75 years later and Viola Desmond’s story continues to be important to hear and leads to meaningful conversations with our children about fairness and equality. I have already received lots of positive feedback from the parents tonight about your presenter.
Thank you so much to the Arts Express presenter for the fabulous learning experience today through poetry! It was awesome!
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you virtually this evening and I must say that you put on an absolutely amazing workshop!
The instructor was awesome! The kids had a blast! Thank you so much. We look forward to the Family Hip Hop workshop.
Parent Council Chair TDSB
We met with our team again and had some amazing feedback from the sketching and drawing workshop. We would like to book another session for May.
The kids loved it so much and were so engaged the entire time. Our quiet friends also joined in, and it was so nice to see them use drama and storytelling to move and groove. A great session; will definitely be booking again in the future!
Arts Express sessions are so well received by the teams. And we have had so many - so kudos to you and the team for such variety and efficiency.
Get In Touch
54 Twenty-Fifth St., Etobicoke ON. M8V 3P3
Telephone: 416-239-3093 | 1-877-611-2782
Principals, parents, or teachers interested in offering extra-curricular classes or curriculum-based workshops at their school are requested to contact our head office at 416-239-3093 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll answer any questions or concerns you have and get your arts programming up and running quickly and painlessly.
Arts Express is a division of Etobicoke Creative Arts Studio Inc.