Thursday, July 29, 2010


A week long program for teens 12 to 15 introducing them to all types of mediums including animation, video, photography, storytelling, art, and sound. Led by television producer Renee Laprise and professional storyteller Michael Williams, this program is fun and inspirational and will give your teen the tools he/she needs to express themselves in an imaginative and creative way.

The course is $170 and runs Mon, Aug 2 to Friday, Aug 6 from 9am to 4pm.
2 healthy snacks provided as well as an organic t-shirt and a dvd of the work they created through the week.

Call Renee at 388-2044 to book your teen's spot now

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another video from Multi Media camp at the MUSE

This is an exercise we did using a large labyrinth. The kids each walked the labyrinth and were asked to think about an image which reflected an element (fire, water, earth, air). The kids shot footage and images of each other during this process. Then they took the cameras outside and found images that represented the elements. Later in the day we made a improvised soundtrack using drums, rainsticks, rattles, cocunut finger instrument and toy monkey and our own voices. This video is a lovely accumulation of those elements and a wonderful memento of our time together.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

World Premiere of Doc and the Rockers

As promised! The Tween Multi Media Camp music video. We missed Alexa for this :( --- but great job Ruby, Sophie, Colby, William, Bila and Lilly. Oh and especially Doc (aka Michael Williams!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MUSE multi media camp Day 2

Animation day was a bit more taxing on our campers then the first day of story creation and storyboarding. But they were troopers and in the end we had a lot of fun and great results!


Hi Everyone,

I'm casting for my short film. Please pass the word out...

Casting call for short film Orcus

Mugisha Enterprises is currently casting for its latest film, the sci-fi thriller Orcus, to be shot the end of August, 2010. We are searching for the following actors:

Eliana: 16-20 year old female
Carl: 20-30 year old male
Scientist: 30+ male
Dead couple: 30+ male and female
Dead child: 7 to 12 year old boy

Auditions will be held Monday, July 26th, at MUSEartspace starting at 6PM. Please email Patti at or call 566-4597 to make an appointment.

Monday, July 19, 2010

MUSEartspace day 1. Story, storyboarding,
writing, acting, photography.

Playing with camera angles.

Shooting action.

Shooting action - low angle.

Workshopping acting.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Here's the CBC interview about the basket from Monday, July 12



Monday, July 12, 2010

The little basket that could

Here's a picture of the basket of goodies donated by the creative community of Prince Edward Island. This was before some last minute adds but since it's getting so much attention I thought I'd post the contents. They are listed below. And someone asked about the story - well it's simple really. I was really excited to hear that PEI was going to get the chance to show itself off on an international stage like Regis and Kelly. So I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. I am a great advocate of our cultural community. I truly love what happens here. For such a small place there is an enormous amount of talent. I want everyone to see that. And I want lots of people to come out to see it. I want PEI to show itself off as a haven, an island paradise like Hamish calls it. The place that I know outside of Anne and Lobster. Though both are also part of the greatness of this place. So I decided to put a call out for an Arts and Media gift basket to be presented to Regis and Kelly. I got some positive feedback from tourism and some more positive feedback from the artists so I went for it. In the end I got some really great stuff. I would say a good cross section of what we offer here. I was hoping for a chance to get at least one of the gifts on the air. I never thought it would get this much attention in PEI itself. I think that's brilliant! We need to know what we do here. Many of us haven't a clue what's being created on our tiny island. If this little basket can shed light to Islanders on just how great we are then it's done its job. If it gets international attention then ... well ... that's the icing on the cake!

Here's the list - I'm missing some - will update shortly
•Nils Ling - his book Truths and Half Truths
•Michael Stanley - 2 red earth latte cups
•Nessya's gems - a handcrafted piece especially made for Kelly plus a pile of other pieces
•The Lovely Witches Club - a deck of wisdom cards and a hand made journal
•Cheryl Wagner - a Molly doll for her internationally syndicated TV show Big Comfy Couch
•Patti Larsen - her book Cat City
•Darlene Waye Abbott MacInnis - Heaven on Earth in which an essay of hers has been published alongside that of Barack Obama among others
•Carol Little - her book Hide Your Life Away
•Troy Little - his graphic novel Angora Napkin which has been nominated for an Eisner award and has currently been adapted to television as an animated pilot by Island production company Mugisha Enterprises to be aired on Teletoon in the fall
•Diane Giddings - heritage teddy bear made from recycled fur coats
•Caron Prins - large painting
•Heather Wilson - her book Your Life According to you
•Cory Doucette - Music CD
•Nudie and the Turks - Music CD
•Teresa Doyle - Music CD
•Benjamin Allain - painting
•Gail Duguay - her book Gail of the Wind
•Susan Rodgers - her short film Dreamers
•Trapeze Animation - music CD and DVD of their CBC series Razzberry Jazzberry Jam!
•Michael Williams - Children's Music CD
•Catherine Ann Howatt Dickson - Art Cards
•Christine Trainer - Handmade paper
• Luke Leunes - graphic print and t-shirts
• Fiddler's Sons - CD's

Friday, July 9, 2010

change in kids drop in calendar for the coming week

Hi there

The Calendar on the kids programming has been updated for next week. We are only running a 1pm story and art session at 1pm now and only Mon to Thurs. And no rainy day weekend drop in this weekend. If the weather holds up Michael and I will be at the Lower Queen St Farmer's Market in Charlottetown this Sunday at 11:30 till 1:30 - kid and adult storytelling and art for all. If it's raining we'll postpone till the next Sunday.

Our hours are 9am to 4 pm week days and 10 to 2 on Saturday. Drop in and take a peek!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MUSE calendar is up!

Finally the MUSEartpace calendar is up. Events are added and updated daily so keep an eye on the calendar. Weekend rainy day Sat and Sun will be posted here the morning of those days in case you don't know what to do with the kids. Adults are encouraged to bring their kids in and hang out in the lounge to explore their own creative expression. There are lots of supplies and places to sit in the space. We also have wireless internet if you prefer to work.

Come check us out - all ages drop ins are happening now till July 16th. And Wed evening events are scheduled for most of July. Life is grand in MUSEartspace!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

walking the labyrinth

We are all on a journey with twists and turns and most times we can't even see where we are headed. It can be scary but it can also be exciting. Letting go of expectations, loving the element of surprise, living in gratitude, remaining open to guidance, will allow you to walk your path with joy.

A portable labyrinth has been painted on a large drop cloth in MUSE. I use this every morning after yoga. I walk the labyrinth slowly while turning a rain stick. It's very meditative and helps open me to creativity and to what I should be doing during the day.

I don't really know where MUSE is going - I'm letting it evolve as it needs to - and I hope you all take the journey with me. It's proving to be a very interesting one!

have a wonderful day

PS - the video is sped up in case you were wondering!

Monday, July 5, 2010

updated summer programming

For more information on MUSEartspace's updated programming download our brochure.

Friday, July 2, 2010


There are only 2 spots left for the July 19 to 23 week of MULTI-MEDIA for kids.
Register to ensure your kid's spot today!

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