2014 Artist-in-Residence Michele Braniff

2014 Artist-in-Residence Michele Braniff


Pop Up Urban Sketching

Saturday, September 13, 10am-12:30pm

Sketch the river, the trail, and the town of Blair.  We will meet at the Rare parking lot in Blair.    For those wishing to explore, bring a bike or hiking shoes.  Cycling or hiking are optional;  you can choose to use a car.  Take the trail is or drive to the parking lots to sketch the slit barn and the Rare community garden plots. 

Saturday October 11, 10am-12:30pm

We will explore a hilltop view of Galt.   The Gore Tower can be accessed by climbing the stairs of the small park at the corner of Shade Street and Main Street.  Watch for the brass sign as Main Street curves south, identifying this green space as “Centennial Park”.  The Gore Tower can also be accessed from the top from Spruce Street.  This is a chance to sketch a view of most of Main Street all the way past the fountain.  We should have some fall colours. 

Free Storytelling Workshops      Multipurpose Room, Cambridge Centre for the Arts 

Storytelling Basics Workshop            Tuesday, Sept 9, 7-9pm

Whether you are telling stories to children informally at bedtime or for a large audience, this workshop will help you develop strategies to tell stories as if they are recollections.  This approach helps brings stories vividly to life with immediacy and drama, whether the source material is historical, authored, original, family-stories, or personal recollections.  The workshop will look at the “rule of thirds”: how to use pattern, repetition and series to enhance the story and build suspense.  Please pre-register with Sophie at mccanns@cambridge.ca 

Storytelling for Girls Ages 9-13          Tuesday, Sept 23, 7-9pm

Storytelling skills for public speaking, fireside and dramatic re-enactment of life events. In partnership with the YWCA.  Please pre-register with Sophie at mccanns@cambridge.ca  

Open All Ages Workshop      Tuesday, October 14, 7-9pm

How to weave family, neighbourhood and community stories into Tall Tales, Urban Legends and Family Myths. Please pre-register with Sophie at mccanns@cambridge.ca 

Bringing Yarns for the Spinning of Tales      Tuesday, October 28, 7-9pm

Residents and lovers of Cambridge (Hespeler, Blair, Preston, Galt and parts in between) are invited to bring their recollections, story fragments and childhood myths to share with Artist-in-Residence Michele Braniff to be woven into stories for the Storytelling Concert in November. Please pre-register with Sophie at mccanns@cambridge.ca 

Storytelling Concerts/Urban Sketching Art Shows Re-Igniting the Fuse: Storytelling Concert & Art Show       

Thursday, Sept 11, 7-9pm                  Multipurpose Room, Cambridge Centre for the Arts 

With cool mornings and evenings, school days and hints of bright autumn colours, September is coming.  Time to gather for storytelling!  Join Artist-in-Residence Michele Braniff for an evening of stories, including campfire tales, highlights of summer vacation, some yarns about Hespeler and a few favourites from earlier this year.  Art Show will feature Michele's paintings from this year and new sketches.   

For information on any of these events or programs please contact: Michele Braniff at mbraniff@rogers.com    Sophie McCann at mccanns@cambridge.ca