Community Art Courses & Events
Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 Service Impacts
In response to new provincial restrictions and recommendations from Region of Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, some of the City of Mississauga’s programs will be adjusted to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning Saturday, October 10, the following changes will be in effect for some City programs and services within Recreation and Culture:
Suspended until November 7:
• Registered dance classes
Running with new limited capacities:
• Registered arts and learning programs
In addition, the following restrictions will be in place for rental permits effective October 10:
• Meeting room rentals limited to groups of 10
• All theatres at Meadowvale Theatre and the Living Arts Centre are closed
For a complete overview and updates on Recreation and Culture programs and their status, please visit our update page. Should you have any questions related to your registration or rental, please call your location or our Customer Service Centre at 905-615-4100.
Visit COVID-19 for the latest updates on the City’s response and service impacts.
How to Register:
- Please create an account on ActiveMississauga.ca, or by clicking here
- Select “New User” and follow the prompts
- Once your account is made, you will be able to add courses to your “basket” and check-out
- For assistance during the process, you may view video tutorials. Read FAQs, send an email, or call the Customer Service Centre at 905-615-4100 during business hours
- Once your account is created, you can filter “Living Arts Centre” as the location to view and register for programs at the LAC
Frequently Asked Questions-
- The health and safety of our employees and guests are our number one priority and we are taking all necessary precautions to maintain a safe environment.
- The Living Arts Centre will deliver a clean and sanitized event space, studios and common areas and regularly apply a disinfectant to high-touch surfaces in common areas such as washrooms, door handles, handrails and elevator buttons.
- Screening health questions will be sent to you by email ahead of your arrival to the Living Arts Centre. These screening questions will also be presented to you prior to entering the building, theatre and studios.
- If you are experiencing symptoms or answer “yes” to any of the screening questions, we ask you to please stay home.
- As per the City’s by-law, face masks must be worn in public facilities and in programs, unless you are participating in moderate to vigorous activity.
- Maximum occupancies that will be allowed in the Living Arts Centre will be communicated to you with as much notice and as close to the event or program start date as possible.
- Occupancies have been created based on guidance by provincial orders and local health authorities.
- We have put procedures in place to limit the sharing of supplies between participants. Some classes will have material kits which are assigned to the students for the duration of the program.
- Materials that are assigned to participants will be sanitized between programs according to outlined City procedures.
- We have increased the number of programs that include a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) format. BYOD will be identified at the time of registration.
- We have reduced the capacity of all our programs using a minimum of 4m2 to determine class capacity. Our programs have a maximum number of participants, ranging between 10 and 12, unless the size of the room requires less.
- Some program spaces will have floor markings to help set physical distancing boundaries between participants. Furniture and equipment has also been rearranged in our spaces to allow for adequate distance between all participants.
- We are required to follow room capacities as outlined by City policies. Decisions regarding the final show or viewing will be made closer to the date and will be shared with you by your program instructor. The safety of our participants and instructors is our utmost priority.
- For the Recital Dance Program, we will be assessing the format of our recital based on provincial guidelines for large gatherings at that time. Considerations are being made on recital format, such as offering multiple recital shows with reduced audience capacity.
- All our staff will be completing COVID-specific training. This training will cover topics including cleaning procedures, safe entry and exit, and participant screening.
- Additionally, program curriculum has been modified to support COVID protocols. Instructors will be trained on how to provide instruction, feedback and classroom management using contactless techniques.
Thank-you for your continued patience and support during this time and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Living Arts Centre!
Pottery: Handbuilding and the Wheel Level 2 (18+)
Building on skills you learned in Level 1, get plenty of practice and enjoy experimenting with wheel throwing and hand-building.
Pottery and Ceramic Art (13 – 17)
Experiment with various wheel throwing, hand-building and decorative techniques in the Ceramics studio.
Drama: Intro to Acting For Adults (18+)
Learn acting skills and techniques to bring dramatic situations and characters to life.
Drama: Improv for Adults (18+)
Learn to think on the spot in this energetic improvisation class.
Sewing for Beginners Level 2 (18+)
Review and build on basic sewing skills and machine use to create a finished bodice and more from commercial patterns.
Sewing Level 3: Pattern Drafting (18+)
Learn how to measure and draft your own personal block, create a pattern and construct a garment of your own design.
Wood: Butcher's Block Workshop (18+)
Learn basic woodworking techniques including: construction, joinery, upkeep and finishing.
Pottery: Handbuilding and the Wheel Level 1 (18+)
Fundamental techniques in both handbuilding and wheel throwing will be explored in this introductory class.
Wood Sculpting Workshop (18+)
Under the guidance of a professional artist educator, learn the techniques and tools to create your own relief sculpture.