Runs from Thursday November 4 2021 to Thursday November 18 2021

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Toronto ON M6K 2B2


× Instructor: Ana Luisa Bernardez
Nov 4- Nov 18
Thursday 6PM-8PM

Intro to DJing is an introductory 3-session course for folks who have little to no experience in the craft of DJing, or music in general, but who wish to learn in a safe, accessible and community-based setting. Upon completion of the course, participants will have a strong understanding of basic terms, skills and techniques, including BPM and key, beatmatching, EQing and mixing, and will feel confident in their knowledge of DJ software and hardware. The course will focus on DJing with a laptop and USB DJ controllers, as these are more accessible than vinyl or CDJs.

Materials: Controllers and needed software will be provided by Workman Arts. If you have any access needs, please let Cynella know.

About the instructor: Ana Luisa Bernárdez is an interdisciplinary emerging artist, arts administrator and DJ based in Toronto. Her studio practice is largely influenced by the ongoing Venezuelan migrant and refugee crisis, and by her own positionality and lived experience within it. Through installations, experimental photography, moving images and new media, Ana Luisa currently explores memory, saudade, and personal/collective archives in relation to mass migration and the diaspora she is part of.

Ana Luisa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University, and her works have been shown nationally in various galleries and artist run centres, including Xpace Cultural Centre, The Khyber Centre For The Arts and Sur Gallery, as well as internationally in Venezuela, Germany and the Worldwide Web.

She currently sits on Pleasure Dome's Board of Directors for the 2021-2023 period, and is a member of Colectivo Satelital, a collective of Venezuelan artists based in Toronto. Through Pleasure Dome and Satelital, Ana Luisa’s practice has significantly expanded to public programs curation, community-based work, and workshop facilitation.

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