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A Message From Our Founder

Dear Friends, Big anniversaries are exciting. Last year, as you know, we celebrated our 20th year. It was satisfying to look back to see how far we’ve come. But I think it is more exciting to look ahead. At 21, we clearly know who we are, how we can make our biggest impact and where we are going. I wanted to take…

Developing A Daily Practice

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”- Jim Watkins This term, H’art Studio artists will work to strengthen their personal daily practice. What is a “daily practice”? It is a series of small, fundamental actions that, when applied with consistency, will inevitably improve skills, artistic work, and…

Special Like You draws praise, ovation

More than 70 people came out for “Special Like You”. Our artists enjoyed thrilling applause and a standing ovation – thank you! Special Like You was a thematic exploration of nature, the elements, animals, and transformation through dance and theatre. This presentation, created and performed by H’art School artists and instructor Jessica Irwin, shared the results of the 2018 summer program called Moving in…

H’art to train more artists and educators with new blueprint

Over the last year, friends and former board members Peter Wolf and Bonnie Henderson and graduate student Sarah Carroll prepared a six-module training course, called MixAbilities. The modules formalize H’art Centre’s current practices and will ensure a standard for training future artists and educators to deliver our inclusive arts approach. We can’t wait to launch the program in 2018/19. To receive future updates on this effort, sign…

More to Give: Anniversary Message

An anniversary message from our Founder Dear Friends, H’art started 20 years ago with the understanding that people with developmental disabilities from our community had more to give and that the Arts could be an incredible vehicle to encourage them to do just that. Since then, thanks to the unfailing support of the community, our…

H’art’s 20th anniversary production gets a boost

H’art Centre’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Gets a Boost Friends offer early support to upcoming celebratory production, A Gift From Martadella H’art Centre’s effort to mount a major theatrical production to mark their 20th anniversary in 2018 got a boost from Josée Thériault of Thériault Wealth Management Team, RBC Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities this past weekend. Thériault, a veteran investment professional, active…

Newton & Alice Rehearsal Diary

March 15, 2013 Our students will regularly share their thoughts and feelings in this diary leading up to opening night! Nathan: We marched and practiced everything. My favorite part was when Newton saw the shark and screamed like a maniac. Mike: I like the shark. I like being with my friends. Amanda S.: We did the…

Media Arts Animation Workshop

Kingston Canadian Film Festival Helps Out On February 28, Jason from the Kingston Canadian Film Festival gave the students in our Media Arts and Assistive Technology program a short overview of the history of animation, going back 100 years. He showed us some examples of early animation and explained how involved the process was. He…

Newton Rehearsal Blog: February 19, 2013

Newton Rehearsal Diary: February 19, 2013 Newton & Alice: The Musical! will hit the stage in two months but our students are already deep into rehearsals and developing their characters. Here are a few of their thoughts they recorded after rehearsal today. Laura: I like acting. Today we practiced the water dance. Caitlyn: I sang and played the water with Laura. Nathan:…