CKA’s After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides engaging, art education workshops led by practicing artists from across the region to 500 children and youth during the school year. Young participants can explore visual art, music, dance and drama in a supportive environment that celebrates freedom of expression, fun and creativity. ASAP is a space where children can convey their feelings in a constructive manner and share enriching experiences with their peers in a collaborative environment. To celebrate the accomplishments of participating children, the program culminates with a final performance that builds confidence and pride in the accomplishments of hard work, and fosters enriching connections within the community.
I had the opportunity to play antlers for 3 Syrian refugees that had just arrived in Canada 3 days prior. This was their first day at school. They were sheepish at first, but through the universal language of sound, they were engaged and really intrigued.