Friday, April 16, 2010

VIDEO: Ibn al Haytham's Camera Obscura...

For those of you interested in our workshop: Sightseeing in Egypt with Ibn al Haytham, watch this video about his cool experiments with Light and his Camera Obscura:

Scientist Ibn al Haytham: Taking a picture of a mosque using a giant medieval 'tent' camera 
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Friday, April 9, 2010

May 8th: Chinese for kids!

Chinese with a Muslim accent
Get introduced to the cool languages of Mandarin and Cantonese through games and art. Learn about Muslims in China. Speak to your Chinese neighbours. Impress your friends!
Saturday May 8th 1-2 pm, 2010
Armadale Community Centre, Markham, Ontario

For boys and girls ages 7 and up
Cost: $15 First come , first served.

Want to try your hand at reading Chinese?
and this one that has you match the word with the picture it originally represented.

POSTPONED: Snap! Photography for teen girls

Capture the vintage streetscapes of Historic Unionville, Ontario with your friends
Grab a friend and get creative with your camera as you discover water features, shaded woodlots, ice cream parlours, chocolate shops, chic boutiques and vintage architecture.

Explore the possibilities of composition, lighting and subject matter with our local artist.
Your best pics get published on our blog. Camera required, preferably digital for each participant.
Date Change: postponed STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE
Ages 12-18 Girls only
Cost: $15 - payable in advance
Workshops have been selling out fast, so be sure to confirm your spot with advance payment.Limited spots!
Scouts, you can work towards your Photography badge at this session.
Meeting point: parking lot on Carlton Rd between Art gallery and Toogood Pond.
Address: Frederick Horseman Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street, Unionville - at intersection of Main St and Carlton Rd.

April: Sightseeing in Egypt & Flying over Spain

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We bring heritage workshops from Muslim and Multicultural perspectives to your

Here are the exciting details for our April workshops about Inventors from the Middle Ages:

Sightseeing in Egypt with Ibn Al Haytham: The father of optics
Sat April 17th 2010 1-2 p.m.
Flying over Spain with Abbas ibn Firnas: early aviation pioneer
Sat April 24th 2010 1-2 p.m.

Location: Armadale Community Centre, 2401 Denison St, Markham, On.

Cost: $15 per session or special April offer: $20 for both sessions.

Update: April workshops are full. You are welcome to have your child's name added to the wait list.