Leadership in Training Program

Youth leadership and art enrichment training opportunity.


Date & Time

Saturday, June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

10:00 am


3:00 pm







The Imagination Studio
186 Marsh St
sold out
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About This Event

Feeling too "old" for your local summer camp? Welcome to another artful opportunity at the Imagination Studio!

The LIT (Leader In Training) Program offers youth an exciting blend of mindful skills training and hands-on art enrichment leadership. This program is designed to inspire, challenge, and equip young leaders with the skills and mindset to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

In the LIT Program, participants will enjoy and support the creative, artistic, and magical experiences of their peers. They'll step into leadership roles, learning how to mindfully assist others and embody the role of mentor, friend, and expander. Plenty of inspiration awaits at The Imagination Studio.

Who are our ideal LIT students?

- The LIT Program is tailored for students ages 12-15.
- Ideal for those seeking community experience.
- View this opportunity as a gateway to meaningful work in the world.
- Interested in a Growth Mindset and eager to develop leadership skills.
- Understand that considering oneself an artist is not essential to appreciate or benefit from this program. The Artist resides within us all, and these camps nurture that spirit.
- Committed to the program: completion of the Essential Art Camp Training Course and participation in a minimum of 2 weeks of summer camp, during scheduled camp hours.

To register for this program, students must commit to two key roles:

- Successfully completing the Essential Art Camp Leadership Training Course on SATURDAY JUNE 15TH, 2024.
**Please note: No alternative dates are available for this training.

- Committing to a minimum of 2 weeks of summer camp participation. Our camp weeks are shorter than most, ensuring that students can get a quality experience. Students are welcome to sign on for more weeks if desired.

SUMMER CAMP DATES: Please select your preferences upon registration.

About The Event Organizer

The Imagination Studio

ASHLEY GREEN (me) is the owner of The Imagination Studio. A child of the arts I fell in love with painting, drawing and creating at an early age. I am endlessly inspired by the imagination and creativity of children and ignite that childhood creativity in adults. I studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and went on to teach kids of all ages across Canada in various subjects: science, history, art, language arts- and even once upon a time ago Grade 7 + 8 math (which was a far stretch from comfy). After a few years of living the artist life in Toronto I left the art scene there and anchored in what was some of the most meaningful work of my life. I have taught in over twenty-seven Indigenous communities spanning from British Columbia to Nunavut. I came back to The Blue Mountains as young mother after never really thinking I would live here again.

I saw a need for an art space where kids can create, explore and express themselves authentically with a more conscious kind of leadership. I wanted an art space where kids could step out of the small town vibe and learn about contemporary art and issues. A place where we could build our own brand of culture. I’m a hummingbird and love to pollinate good ideas wherever I go. In leadership, beauty is how I both see and express in the world. Teaching art, especially painting isn’t my job, it’s a way of life. I have always been and will always be an artist. I see that in kids. And it lights me up!

I really believe all people big + small truly want to be seen, heard and valued without judgement. I mean connection is so so so important. And I think it’s high time we as adults carve out that space for our kids. So I dreamed up The Imagination Studio and am committed to providing our community with beautiful classes, opportunities for friendships to blossom and grow. I nurture my inviting studio space for imaginations to flourish but more importantly I build relationships with my students that I hope inspires them to be authentic, see the world as a magical place and feel like what they do is important and matters. Agency is everything. I also hold space for kids to be free in nature because that’s also a really essential part of who I am and a gift I love to share.

I have written, illustrated and published three children's books: **Lady Sky, The Emerald Lake and PARKS. **The Imagination Studio first opened in October 2017 which feels like many moons ago but also kind of just like yesterday. Because more than one thing can be true at the same time.

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