The RNS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS was a new initiative in the fall of 2017 designed to promote the Arts amongst youth in New Brunswick. Participants take part in workshops and demonstrate their skills in a showcase and gallery presentation. This year’s festival kicks off on Thursday, October 17 with a keynote address and workshops throughout the day. Professional instructors will offer more than 30 different workshops in Drama, Art, Music, and Dance. The first day of the festival will culminate with a coffee house and art battle. Workshops will continue on Friday, October 18 and will wrap up with a closing ceremony. Students are encouraged to bring their own artworks for display at the coffee house as well as instruments to perform. There will also be an opportunity for students to meet university representatives and learn more about Fine Arts programs offered throughout the Maritime provinces.
The workshops this year will include graphic design, textiles, pottery, aboriginal art, pastels, drawing, song-writing, choral singing, harmonizing, music composition, instrumental music, acting, directing, improv, musical theatre, stage combat, hip hop, Irish dance, tap, jazz and much, much more!