Shakespeare Masterclass with Ken Schwartz – 

Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016

Ross Creek is proud to announce its first professional training opportunity of the season.  Artistic Director  Ken Schwartz will present the two and a half day workshop for teachers and actors, Shakespeare’s Verse September 30-Oct 2, 2016 at Ross Creek.

Ken Schwartz is the multiple award-winning director of Nova Scotia’s Two Planks and a Passion and he will share new insights and approaches to interpreting Shakespeare’s use of language over two days of training.

Ken recently finished doing a  two day workshop at Theatre New Brunswick. “Ken is an incredible artist,” said Theatre New Brunswick’s Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones.  “Since I first met him six years ago, I have been hugely inspired by his work.”  Ken’s workshop will be accessible to both actors and teachers, from the most experienced with Shakespeare to the beginner.  It will be place for rigorous play; students will leave the workshop with new perspectives, new ideas, and new inspiration.

This weekend theatre workshop will be the first of two planned for the Ross Creek’s fall lineup.  In November, Schwartz will conduct the two day workshop Audition Monologues to help actors prepare for auditions.
Dates and Times:
Sept 30 @ 7 pm to Oct 2 @2 pm

Workshop & Meals Only: 200 +HST
Workshop, Accom, & Meals: $250 +HST

You can choose to stay in our heated bunkhouse dorm cabins or commute. 

Register below or call  (902) 582-3842

For more information on Two Planks and a Passion Theatre,   please visit

Ken Schwartz is the director of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre’s award-winning outdoor theatre, and directs Shakespeare both for Two Planks and for other companies, including his acclaimed Macbeth for Willpower Theatre. He has been a participant in Stratford Festival’s Langham Program for Classical Direction twice and teaches workshops in Shakespeare, in directing, and in using theatre for social change across the region.

Figure-Drawing Workshop with  Acclaimed Artist 

Sara Hartland-Rowe  Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016

This 3-day workshop at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts takes full advantage of its bucolic location. We’ll begin on Friday evening with a bonfire in which we’ll make charcoal from grape, willow and aspen branches. Saturday’s classes will include short and long poses from life, the figure in the landscape, and figurative narrative. Sunday morning we will work with colour in a range of materials including egg-tempera and dry pigment made from local vegetation. Group meals, exploring the Centre’s extensive grounds and a Saturday evening film screening round out an immersive drawing weekend.

You can choose to stay in our heated bunkhouse dorm cabins or commute. Register below.

Sara Hartland-Rowe is a painter and installation artist living in Halifax, where she has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design since 2000. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and was recently short-listed for the Lieutenant-Governor’s Masterworks Award for her permanent installation, “Travellers,” at Halifax Transit’s Bridge Terminal.

Workshop only (includes all meals and materials): $200+ HST
With accommodation: $250+HST
Accommodations are in our heated bunkhouse dorm cabins and meals provided

Fall 2016 Adult Workshop Form

Contact Information


If you cannot pay by e-transfer or credit card, please call 1-902-582-3842 immediately to secure your reservations. We do not hold reservations unless they have been paid!
When you pay by e-transfer, it's instant, and we don't pay any fees, which as a charity, thrills us. PayPal and other cards take between 3 and 4 %.

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