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Registration is NOW OPEN for weekly classes!

Join anytime! Contact us for details 

Drumming + Storytelling (Sirah) | Ages 12+| Thursdays 12:30-2:15pm| Brampton 

Storytelling with Dr Bano | 12+ Girls | Thursdays (alternating) 5-6:30pm| Oakville

Drumming + Storytelling (Sirah) | 12+ | Fridays 6:30-8:30pm | City TBD

Drumming with Sidi Nader | 5+ | Wednesdays 7:45-8:30pm | Mississauga *CLOSED*

Spring Islamic Arts Camp - Magnificent Morocco (spaces limited) | Ages 7-11| March 2018 | Oakville/Mississauga

Skype Sirah with Dr Bano | Ages 10+ | Tuesdays 6:30-8pm EST
Skype Sirah with Dr Bano | Adults | Fridays 12:15-1:15pm EST
Skype Sirah with Dr Bano | Adults | Fridays 8-9am EST *CLOSED*
Skype Sirah with Dr Bano | Teens| Wednesdays *CLOSED*



Knowledge and Spirit.

Art and Education.


 

 
 
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About Us

 

 

As educators, we recognize the lack of ethnically diverse arts programming in and outside of classrooms. As Muslim artists, we see how sharing our rich Islamic history and artistry can inspire others to create beauty and love in the world.

A branch of First Spring Records, First Spring Arts (FSA) was created to provide unique artistic learning opportunities that speaks to multi-ethnic and multi-faith audiences of all ages.  Founded in 2016, FSA works to share musical, narrative, and illustrative artistic traditions from various Islamic cultures as well as providing developmental workshops for youth audiences.

Our commitment to the arts aims to reinvigorate an appreciation for the creative and healing capabilities a healthy artistic outlet can provide. The arts allows one to not only express themselves in a beautiful and challenging way, but allows others to understand feelings and emotions in the process.  Now more than ever, it is vital that we create an environment where it is safe, affordable, and fun to open up, create, and work together to make something beautiful.

How We Work

To keep our services affordable, we recommend organizers gather a minimum of 10 students (exception for private lessons) with a preferred location.  We will then work with you to develop a program tailored to your goals and schedule. 

Workshops

We offer Islamic inspired arts programming for all levels of students. Both adult and youth workshops are available for every setting including classrooms, homeschool coops, private events, camps, and corporate gatherings.

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Music & Poetry

Explore beats and rhythms of traditional hand drumming, study the foundational principles of devotional music, or unleash your poetic soul. Your inner artist awaits!                                                                                 

 

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Illustrative Arts

Flex those artistic muscles through a rich cultural history of art and design.  From ancient Mughal Architecture to traditional Turkish design and ornament, be inspired the moment you put brush to canvas.                            

 

Narratives & Storytelling

With a playful spirit, we approach the history of Islam in a way that is engaging and relatable to Muslims and non Muslims alike, while allowing to easily apply historical lessons to the context of their daily lives.                   

Coming of Age

Growing older holds many challenges.  Whether it is recognizing the pitfalls of appropriate levels of gender interaction, or appreciating what it means to be a confident young Muslim, we help answer important questions straight from reliable sources.