This email has been a very long time coming - but now is the time to say our proper and final good-bye. Thanks For the Memories... Short and sweet

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This email has been a very long time coming - but now is the time to say our proper and final good-bye.


Thanks For the Memories...

Short and sweet

I'll try and keep this as brief as possible so please read to the very end, as there is important (and money saving) info for you... Thanks!

Many of you already know that we sort of closed our doors in December. The reason it's taken this long to say a real good-bye to this entire email list, is because I was looking for a new home for all our past students to go to. I didn't want to leave anyone hanging. I wanted to know you were in good hands. This was extremely important to me, and it took a while. But I've finally found the place to refer you all to and I will get to that in a moment.

First I just want to thank you. Words can't express what an amazing journey of (albeit - roller coaster ride) the experience of running this business has been. There were so many high points:

• seeing the amazing art that was produced week after week by the children. Kids' art is the best art as far as I'm concerned. How lucky I was to be a part of that!
• getting to know everyone in the neighbourhood
• being involved in community events - and meeting all of those champions who want to do for and teach great things to kids (Monkey Bunch, Small Print Toronto, the Little Paper and more!!)
• little hugs - oh, the hugs!
• getting to be goofy
• lots and LOTS of yoga and meditation
• growing a great working relationship with my brother Ryan Kelly (and getting to be goofy)
• the growth transformation in myself on a personal and professional level

It was because of these reasons and many more - that it took me a long time to get to the point of being ready to let go. I feel so fortunate to have been able to experience all that I have in living through this business. Again, I thank you.

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Where we're at now...


The website will cease operating soon - it's been 'on hold' for a while. Our Facebook Page will remain alive -- and I'll continue to post to when I feel compelled to share something important - because that page is really an extension of the part of me that is still Centre for Art & Soul. On that page I share about parenting, kids health, creativity for both kids and adults and any other issues that I feel related to all things 'art & soul'. Please continue to follow, comment and share.

I really do think I should make a coffee table book of all the art that's been created over the 5 years. It would be a beautiful book.

Schools and Daycares

We are periodically (and happily) doing animation and drama classes with kids aged 4 to 12 yrs. If you have inquiries, contact me at

Admin Guru

I'm very happy to have found my 'fit' in Admin Guru. I'm an implementer and a 'Get Things Done' kinda gal. I'm now certified as an OBM (Online Business Manager) and working with my ideal client - biz and life coaches. "Find the job you love and you'll never work a day in your life" is now true for me. Life is good.


Positive Send Off...

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Charb Arts ~ Dance ~ Music ~ Art ~


A New Home For You

Charb Arts

I have been developing a relationship with Lori Charbonneau of Charb Arts since January. She works tirelessly to make her business the best it can be - all to nurture children in their creativity. After working alongside her business for a few months now, I can confidently say that you'll find bringing your child to Charb Arts is a very positive move for your family.

As a token of gratitude and send off from us to Charb Arts, we are offering the next THREE kids to sign-up for one of their summer camps a gift of 10% off. The full day camps offer a wide range of options for varying ages - in short - Charb Art camps are FABULOUS. Hurry - they are already selling quickly. Just mention to that you were referred by Lisa of Centre for Art & Soul and the discount will be applied/refunded.

You will no longer be receiving newsletters from Centre for Art & Soul, but instead a monthly one from Charb Arts. You have no obligation to remain subscribed, but I highly recommend it - as she is very involved in her work and community and you'll feel very 'in the know' by staying with Charb Arts.



April 26th, 2015

I am so excited to be involved with this amazing event. I wish there had been something like this for me when I was a tween! Luckily, as a friend of the G DAY event people, I can share with you promo codes and subsidy info (see deals at bottom). Please note this info:

G Day Toronto
A day of celebration and empowerment for girls ages 10 to 12

Sunday, April 26, 2015
9:30am to 4:30pm
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


"It takes a village to raise a child." **- African proverb

G Day Toronto will unite 150-200 girls, in addition to their “Champions” (girls’ parents, caregivers, elder siblings, etc.) and a team of volunteers, in effect becoming “the Village,” if only for a day.

This full-​day event features a diverse lineup of workshops for both Girls and Champions. Girls will connect with themselves and each other through movement, art, yoga, meditation, and inspiring presentations on sisterhood, women in technology, loving your body, and more. Champions will learn strategies for communicating with adolescents, balancing stress in family life, and promoting self-esteem in adolescent girls.

Friends of G Day promo codes!

Please use and share the following codes for 20% off Girls and Champions tickets. Full price tickets are $65 (discounted tickets are $52) and include snacks, gift bag and dessert reception.
Girls tickets: GDAY20
Champions tickets: GDAY20C

Please note that there are still a limited number of sponsored (50% off and free) tickets available for families who would not otherwise be able to attend for financial reasons. Apply for sponsored tickets here.)


G Day Toronto

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Once again we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are blessed to have been able to enjoy this amazing experience. Love from Lisa, Ryan and of course - the amazing Julian. xo


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