Ross Creek announces Fall 2014 programming


Teen Art Sundays! 

Youth from 14-20 can hone their art skills with this fabulous program that builds a visual arts portfolio through different art techniques, enhancing skills and encouraging a new way of looking at the world. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, it is also a great way to get ready for art school if that’s where you’re headed! Click here for more. 


Belinda McGuire in residence – come see! 

One of our core instructors at Dance Summer Dance, Belinda is an international contemporary dance sensation. After studying at Juilliard and working with the José Limón company among many others, Belinda has created a reputation for her passionate and spectacular dance. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Belinda will be in residency this fall at the Creek, and you can join  her and her team for class, dinner and to see work in progress. Click here for more.

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Hallowe’en Sleepover – October 25

Join us for a great family event, back again due to popular demand! On Saturday October 25, 2014, come for a spooktacular family sleepover in our cabins and enjoy hallowe’en art projects at the Centre, a haunted walk, movies, and prizes to get you in the Hallowe’en spirit! Click here to register – we often sell out!


Shakespeare Masterclass Weekend – Nov 7-9! 

Explore the verse and prose of the master in a whole new way. Aimed at emerging artists, professional actors and teachers who want to dive into the work in an intensive way, the Weekend with Shakespeare is a chance to work with award-winning director Ken Schwartz in the work he has been doing at the Stratford Shakespeare festival with Tim Carroll (who was nominated for a Tony award for his Broadway production of Twelfth Night) and in his direction at Two Planks and a Passion Theatre.  Click here to find out more. 

Visual Arts Masterclass – Nov 7-9 

Come get prepared for art school! You can improve your skills and if you are ready, get an on–the–spot acceptance to NSCAD (students looking to go to other schools can also take part)! This intensive workshop led by taught by NSCAD Foundation Year chair Gene Daniels is designed to assist emerging artists who are preparing for art school application. The timing and instructor also means that students accepted to NSCAD will be eligible for entrance scholarships. Click here to find out more.

Ross Creek creates magic at festivals! 

Ross Creek will be providing exciting and fun art projects with two festivals this September: on Sunday, September  21 we’ll be at Word on the Street in Halifax and on Saturday, September 27, we’ll be at Deep Roots in Wolfville. Come join us as we make magic from music and words! Also, click here to volunteer.

Hurricane Arthur does some damage

UPDATE: Our repairs are starting to happen slowly, with damage totalling over $40,000 at the final count,  once all replacements, rentals and repairs are done. To donate, you can click here send a cheque to Box 190, Canning, NS, B0P 1H0, or call in a credit card number to (902) 582-3842 and tell them it is a donation for our Arthur Fund.

Lego Roboto

Our own Ross Creek Flying Manatees team of intrepid coders, designers and project managers under coach Ian McKay are about to get back at it after their great showing at the international competition in June. So many thanks to all those who supported them. You can follow their progress on twitter or FacebookLego Robotics Team #FLL

Community support and new initiatives

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We are thrilled that Peter Kohler Windows and Entrance Systems is our official supplier for our cabin windows and doors. We are proud to work with this Nova Scotian manufacturer of beautiful and energy efficient products  and to build our community together! @pkwindows.

Ross Creek is grateful to Country Stoves and Sunrooms for their generous support of the Residency program–the farmhouse now has a lovely new wood stove!

Ross Creek will be doing an exciting new program for young parents and their children at-risk. Working with whole families, we will be giving free art, theatre and writing classes and providing materials for young parents with their 3-4 year old children. Thanks for the support of the Wellness Initiative Boards for their support (Greenwood and Eastern Kings). 

Artist Residencies

Regular residencies – Deadline September 15 for artists of all disciplines and nationalities.
Click here for details.


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