Arts Talk Series #1
The effects of arts education on a child’s mental health is vital at the best of times. Over the past year, in-school arts programs have either been drastically scaled back or temporarily eliminated due to health and safety guidelines. Join the Aurora Cultural Centre and a panel of experts to discover the benefits of arts education to a child’s mental health and sense of community-building, how they view the challenges of the past year, and the way forward as we re-engage children in the arts. Questions and your insights welcomed after the presentation. Offered over Zoom.
TANIA MARIE DASILVA – PANELIST
Clinical Director – Behaviour Matters; on-air Child, Youth and Family Therapist expert on CP24, CTV, The Social, Toronto Star and more.
PATTY JARVIS – PANELIST
Program Manager for Listen Up! Professor – Arts Management and Arts Education, and Community Engagement Programs at Centennial College.
MARJIE CHUD – PANELIST
Resident Artist Educator, Lead at Young People’s Theatre (YPT); Professor – Arts Education and Community Engagement Graduate Certificate program at Centennial College
GEORGE VELLATHOTTAM – MODERATOR
Curriculum and Instructional Services Principal, York Region District School Board.