Inspired by Ragnar Kjartansson’s current exhibition, The Visitors, Esker invites kids to join us for a songwriting workshop for beginners. Led by local Calgary musician, artist, and community activator, Matt Masters, we’ll explore the basics of rhyme, melody and song structure together in a fun, supportive environment.
Instruments will be available for participants to borrow. Registration is essential.
Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and raised in Alberta, Matt Masters has had an extensive career in the arts as well as in politics. He was program leader for Alberta Music Cities at The National Music Centre, coordinator for 125th Anniversary Programs at Lougheed House, and event coordinator for Toronto Blues Society, founded and developed Canadian festivals and events such as the Spaghetti Western Music Festival, The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express, as well as produced for The Maples Blues Awards and CBC Radio. Masters has emceed countless reputable events including YYC Music Awards, Alberta Spotlight, Beltline Bonspiel, Calgary Folk Festival, and Bow Valley Music Club.
Saturday 22 April, 11–1 PM
Kids Studio is a series of hands-on workshops for children aged 8 to 12 where they independently explore creativity through process-based art making, movement and play. Parents or guardians are not required to be present for the duration of the program. All materials and snacks will be provided.
In-person program, registration and parental consent essential.
Recommended for kids aged 8–12.