Education and Training

New workshops coming soon!

PSA: Please register for workshops a week in advance by emailing or on EventBrite where indicated.
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic all workshops will be conducted online using Zoom. Please ensure you are able to use these technologies in advance of the workshop, and if you need technical help with this contact for assistance.
Please review our online workshop protocols and policy before attending any of our online events.




Join Abby and Ahmri of Otherwise Studios in a workshop about workshops! Learn tips and tricks of teaching your very own workshop from home, based on your passions, knowledge, and skills. You will learn strategies for teaching, specifically in a virtual format, though in-person teaching techniques will be covered as well. This workshop will review how to prepare your materials & lesson plans, low-tech and payment setups for virtual teaching, how best to market to a targeted audience, and post-class etiquette. Gain the confidence in sharing your skills with the world (literally!) while expanding your community outreach.

Otherwise Studios is an inclusive studio space in Guelph Ontario hosting contemporary thinkers and creative minds of all ages for art-making and community-building. With a focus on fostering a creative community hub, Otherwise offers diverse opportunities for collaborating, teaching, innovating, and mess-making through classes, workshops and events. For more information about Otherwise, visit

Register through the follwoing link:

Please email Maddie at if you have any questions.

Below you will find some of our core workshops! These sessions are held on an 'on-demand' basis.
To request a core workshop or to suggest new topics please email
Equipment Training
Filming Documentary Interviews
Intro to Camera Operation (for video production) 
Intro to Sound Recording for Film and Video Projects
Intro to Film and Video Production
Lighting for Interviews
Lighting for Fiction
Practice Sessions
Recording Voiceover and Narration







Intro to Final Cut Pro
Audio in Final Cut Pro
Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro
Intro to Adobe After Effects
Intro to DaVinci Resolve
Planning and Pre-Production
Grantwriting (for Media Projects)
Shot Planning and Storyboarding