Summer Camp for Creative Types

Come to  be inspired, stay to play.-2Art making requires support, time and attention. It can be lonely work. Makers spend time solo, problem solving ways to keep their practice alive. This can be hard.

The solution is in community and play – which are at the root of the creative process. Creativity is work at play. At summer camp, your creative process will be given the life-affirming support, time and attention it needs.

This is art school for the modern creative – playful, fun, experimental and collaborative. Come to summer camp to be inspired, stay to play.

Set outdoors, with a nearby rain venue, this summer camp for creative adults will be a fun chance to learn something new and exciting.

I will be your camp counsellor. I am a certified teacher, poet and facilitator. For the last ten years, I’ve lead workshops for theatre, dance, music and poetry groups. As a self-employed artist, I write performance poems, create visual art and craft paper pieces and have engaged in a daily creative project for the last five years.

I have taught thousands of students to write and perform their own spoken word pieces through the Ontario Arts Council and the League of Canadian Poets. I am also the lead facilitator with Toronto Poetry Project’s Write Better or Whatever.

Perhaps most importantly, I still know how to play. It is woven into my stars. I hope play will be a gift you’ll give to yourself and your work this summer.


The camp runs from:
Thursday, July 9, 7 – 9pm
Friday, July 10, 7 – 9pm
Saturday, July 11, 3 – 5pm

Drop in for just $15 a session, or join us for all three for $40. We meet at the Simon Bolivar statue in the northwest corner of Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Please pre-register by sending an email to to confirm your spot, though drop-ins are welcome.

August dates will follow.

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About tanyapoet

Queer poet and educator committed to access and equity
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