Sheridan Alumni March Break Couch Camp
Date: Mar. 14, 2022 – Mar. 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
March Break is just around the corner, and you are probably wondering what you are going to do with the kids! Sheridan Alumni comes to the rescue with our March Break Couch Camp – 60 minutes of free, fun, and educational activities every day for five days, and many of the workshops are hosted by talented Sheridan grads. The kids can learn how to craft a donut with personality, play some fun, interactive drama games, draw along with a Disney animator, learn about fire safety, and finish off the week learning a few magic tricks!
All activities will begin at 10 a.m. ET and will run for one hour. You have the option to register your child(ren) for all five activities or select the ones that interest them. All activities are planned for kids in the age range of 6-12 years but are fun for the whole family.
*Please note, registration closes on Wednesday, March 9 for Crafting Food with Personality! activity, as a kit will be mailed to you.
Crafting Food with Personality!
Monday, March 14 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Join Leanne from Crafty Creatures on Monday, March 14 from 10-11 a.m. as she shows you how to get creative with food items! This virtually instructed workshop will feature how to make a donut with personality and a cinnamon roll character. Crafty Creatures will be shipping kits to your door with six crafts for each child who registers, two of which will be taught at the workshop. There will be two age group options of kits, including ages 8 & under and ages 9 & up. $15+tax (free shipping). Deadline to order is Wednesday, March 9.
More about Leanne
Leanne graduated from Sheridan’s Illustration program in 2008, and is the owner of Cambridge, Ont.-based Crafty Creatures — an artistic space for drop-in crafting that opened its doors in April 2018. Prior to attending Sheridan’s Illustration program, she worked as a marketing coordinator for architecture and interior design firm LM Architectural Group, and after graduation served as a creative team leader and graphic designer at Matrix.
Learn more about Leanne and Crafty Creatures
Introduction to Acting: Exploring the Actor's Tools
Tuesday, March 15 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Play some fun, interactive drama games and activities to explore how we can use our body, voice and imagination to create a character. This workshop will be facilitated by Young People's Theatre – the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto – and a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences. Recommended for those 6-12 years.
Storytime with Disney animator and author Benson Shum
Wednesday, March 16 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Disney animator and author Benson Shum will take you behind the scenes of his new children’s book Anzu the Great Kaiju. All great Kaiju are born with a superpower to strike fear in the heart of the city. But Anzu is different. Instead of mayhem, he likes May flowers. Instead of striking fear, he prefers to be sincere. Can Anzu find a way to make his family proud and stay true to his kind self? Benson will read from this heartwarming picture book and do a drawing demonstration. Have any questions about drawing? Bring them to this session and Benson will try to answer them for you!
More about Benson
Benson Shum is a children's book author and illustrator. The idea that an image or painting can evoke emotions and movement is what brought him to the world of picture books and animation. Benson uses watercolor, ink, and digital tools to create his illustrations. His newest book, Anzu the Great Kaiju, received a starred review from School Library Journal and was selected for the Kid’s Indie Next List recommended for Jan/Feb 2022 by the American Booksellers Association (ABA). Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2, Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.
Learn more about Benson.
Fire Safety Presentation | Prevention, Detection and Escape
Thursday, March 17 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
Due to an increase in fires across our regions, Sheridan Alumni felt it was important to bring fire safety to you. In normal times, fire and emergency services officers routinely meet with students face-to-face during school visits to teach them about fire safety. However, as that’s not possible in current times, we are bringing to you Sheridan graduate Michelle John, Fire/Life Safety Education Officer for the City of Brampton, who will teach kids the importance of being fire safe and how to implement the basics of Fire Prevention, Detection and Home Escape Planning.
More about Michelle
Michelle John received the 2021 Premier’s Award for her invaluable services to the community as Brampton’s Fire/Life Safety Education Officer. She goes above and beyond her job requirements to reach out to Brampton's diverse community to ensure their safety. She organizes information sessions in public places such as malls and community centres and visits schools, seniors’ homes and residences to create awareness about fire safety. She is held in high regard by her supervisors and colleagues for her work to help the community. She is a role model for women and visible minorities who aspire to similar leadership positions in the community.
The Magic In You: Children's Empowerment Magic Show
Friday, March 18 | 10 a.m.–11 a.m.
What do you get when you combine a laugh-out-loud, virtual magic show, with an empowering, virtual magic class? The Magic In You, presented by award-winning magician, Scott Dietrich – who also happens to be a Sheridan alumni and former YTV personality. Your children will be dazzled by Scott's magic, empowered by learning to perform magic themselves, and even help to magically produce Scott's furry sidekick, Sir Walken, a real magic bunny. Recommended ages 6-12, but fun for the whole family.
More about Scott Dietrich
Scott is a proud Sheridan grad and an award-winning magician. You may recognize him from the regular appearances he made on YTV. For years, Scott introduced kids’ favorite shows with his unique brand of street magic during YTV’s “Big Fun Weeknights”. He is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier children’s magicians and has been voted the Greater Toronto Area’s “Best Children’s Entertainer” by the readers of City Parent Magazine for eight consecutive years.
Of all his accomplishments, Scott is proudest of the work he is doing with School Heroes Unite, an anti-bullying school program. Having been bullied himself, not only can he identify with what students who are victims of bullying are going through, he can confidently tell them that it does get better and gives them the tools to get there.