PROFILE: Studio 15

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Studio 15 is a community arts and music program located at the Kingsview Free Methodist Church. The faith-centered organization utilizes music and arts to develop creativity and leadership skills of kids in and around the western Etobicoke area.

FOY staff explaining the rules of Pass the Squeeze

Studio 15 was officially launched by Kingsview FMC in October 1, 2011, after having much success in their arts summer camps. It is designed for students in Grades 6-12 (ages 11-17) who are passionate about arts, sports, and academics. In addition to their summer camp arts program, Studio 15 offers fall, winter and spring programs, march break camps and homework help after school.

Campers caught in a tangle while playing Human Knot!

Their summer program runs for six weeks through July and August, focusing on visual arts, drama, music and creative writing. In addition, the program includes bible studies and trips every Thursday. This summer program is available for kids ages 11-15.

Knights, Horses and Cavaliers… KNIGHTS!

During the school year, Studio 15 offers after school help Mondays to Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm for students grades 5-8. The program includes tutors, quiet space and snacks to create a great learning environment.

“Quickly! Pass on the squeeze!” – Camper, Johnny

Studio 15 is a great place to learn, grow, and surround yourself in a positive and artistic environment.

Studio 15 FOY Staff: Itzia Reyes-Herrera, Andy Nguyen, Mikhalia Malcom, Catriona Whicher, Danielle Palero and Folake Kayode

SUMMARY

Organization: Studio 15

Location: 15 Kingsview Blvd Toronto, ON M9R 1T5

Dates/Times: 6 week summer program, Monday – Thursday 9AM-4PM

Website: http://www.studio15arts.com/

Contact info: (416) – 248 – 5000 ext. 26 / shelleyann@kingsviewfm.com

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Campers playing Tap Tap

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A princess and a knight!

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Enjoying the yummy mac and cheese they helped make

 

Profile: Studio 15

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To Studio 15 Homepage

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Johnny Playing ‘Me Switch’ with Studio 15

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Opening Assembly

Studio 15 is an arts-based camp, mainly run by the sibling team of Jessica and Johnny Dotson, with all decisions overseen by the organization’s executive director, Darrin Lindsay. The camp handles kids ages 10-15, and divides them into 3 age categories.

Following the quick success of Studio 15, the administration decided to run programs year-round. The organization is centred within the Kingsview village community, which is filled with diversity and multiculturalism. The camp runs for 4 days a week, 9am to 3pm. Depending on the day, campers will go to the gym, play sports, swim, dance, or practice and work on art, as well as have a weekly trip. This year, they are excited to attend Playdium for the first time in their history. The camp also travels to places like Wild Water Kingdom, and Medieval Times. At the end of the 6 week program, there is a talent show, where the community can come and watch the youth of the organization perform what they have been practicing, as well as display all their art pieces.

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Alex showing off the camp rules

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Studio 15 has been supported by Focus on Youth. This year, Focus on Youth has assigned 4 workers to their organization.  Focus on Youth picked their employees and representatives well this year, and Mercedes Molina, Natasha Boatang, Imade Edokpayi, and Chris De Francesco fit Studio 15 well. All 4 workers have an artistic talent, be it singing, dancing, or acting.

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Focus on Youth workers Michael De Francesco, Imade, Natasha Boatang, Mercedes Molina

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The Studio 15 showcase is a great night, and provides great entertainment. The show provides dancing, acting, and singing, and any other talents the children wish to showcase.

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Druv showing his skills in European Handball

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Amazing teamwork! Nice Pass, Druv

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Showing off our art

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Performing!

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SUMMARY:

Organization: Studio 15 

Location: St Maurice, 45 Kingsview Boulevard, Weston, ON. M9R 1T7

Ages: 10-15

Dates/Times: July 3rd – August 9th

Website: http://studio15arts.com/

Contact Information: Darrin Lindsay – 4162485000