Join us for an engaging session of professional development led by Kate Settle and Melodie Coutou. Network with your peers to explore collaborative and partnership opportunities with other arts and learning professionals from a variety of sectors.
Welcome & Introductions
Camera 101: Basics and Beyond workshop led by Kate Settle
Workshop led by Melodie Coutou
Refreshments & Networking
Mapping focus groups & discussion
Wrap-up & reflection
Get on the map!
You are invited to a presentation and discussion regarding The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning's ‘Mapping Project’ – an innovative digital map representing arts and learning across Ontario. We want YOU to be part of this conversation. Through focus groups and guided discussion, have your say and help guide the development of this vital tool for arts and learning in Ontario.
Kate Settle is the owner and director of Beehive Studio - an art and creative thinking space for children in Ottawa, Canada. Kate is professional photographer and a qualified teacher, with many years experience around the world. Kate's prior experience in International Development and in Education have heavily influenced her artistic life, and lead to the creation of the CLIC Workshops children's photography program (through which she has taught hands on photography skills to over 4,000 children in Ottawa area elementary schools, currently through MASC and at Beehive) Kate believes that, with some basic skills education photography can give huge power to expand children and young peoples communication toolbox. Kate is a parent to two boys, loves print making, playing the recorder (really...) colour, paddling her kayak, and hunting for pebbles on the south coast of England where she grew up.
Kate will lead participants through the basics of using a digital camera, exploring camera use and language, composition and storytelling with images, with a view to introducing these skills to children as part of their ‘arts toolbox’. These skills may be put use in capturing images throughout the conference, which will be collected into a visual summary of the event.
Born in 1977, Mélodie Coutou is a Métis from Quebec. She draws her Indigenous Heritage from her mother, from the Mi'kmaq Nation and her father hailed from France. Her indigenous roots are at the foundation of her environmental values and artistic practices. Mélodie lives and raises her family In the Outaouais. As an ecological artist passionate about the environment and social action, Mélodie Coutou (La Ressourcière) uses obsolete and discarded objects in her installations and sculptures. By highlighting the relationship between causes and effects of natural resource exploitation, she draws attention to the impact of humans on biodiversity and ecosystems.
Ottawa, ON K1L 6B8