Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Workshops with Artist in Residence Kevin Fell

HOZA! Creative Mediation Founder and Program Director

​September 29-October 2, 2015

Kevin Fell


Kevin Fell

Kevin is a passionate social justice advocate, and an experienced artist-educator. His programs are tools for personal and societal growth. In 2007 Kevin founded HOZA! Creative Mediation to provide a dynamic vehicle for social justice education; to motivate people to make positive changes to their world. HOZA! now engages thousands of students each year through highly acclaimed workshops and performances.

A recent graduate of the Artist-In-Community (ACE) Program at Queen’s University, Kevin began his career in 1998 when he graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa. Kevin has since worked with numerous Schools, School Boards, N.G.O’s, Theatre Companies and Corporations to help them facilitate learning; personal or professional growth, through the process of Creative Mediation.

That the creative process can act as a powerful and effective teaching tool, and help facilitate peaceful changes in our lives and the world, is a founding principle of Kevin’s work. 

In Taiwan, Kevin’s work in education was awarded a certificate of excellence by the Ministry of Education, the only foreigner to ever receive such an award. In Canada he was awarded an Exemplary Practice in Education Award by the Toronto District School Board for his international literacy program, Getting to Know You, which in 2011 paired learners in Ontario with learners in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Kevin, a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, has facilitated HOZA! workshops in Africa, Asia, and Canada for clients including: Investor’s Group, TD Bank, The Toronto Public Library, The Bali Green School, The Royal Ontario Museum, Roy Thomson Hall, The Harbourfront Centre, The Nelsons Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada), The City of Toronto, The School of Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre and Free the Children.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Educational Drama Theatre and Psychology.

Contact: hoza.ca info@hoza.ca

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, Sept 29, 12:55-1:30 | Studio
Creative Visualisation

A guided visualisation and relaxation experience followed by discussion. Take advantage of these few minutes to center yourself. Self-care is an important tool in teaching. Teachers report high incidents of stress and burn out. People who practice Creative Visualisation (also known as Guided Imagery) benefit from improved sleep, increased focus, feeling: more energetic, more positive and less stressed. Come and learn a self-care technique that is easy to incorporate into your teaching day. Note: Please be on time. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

Wednesday, Sept 30, 10:50-12:50 | Gym
Teaching The Art of Self-Discovery

Participate in team challenges, movement, drumming and other experiential arts-based activities that teacher’s can use in the purposeful, inevitable and irrevocable journey of self-discovery - which is education. 

Thursday, Oct 1, 12:50:1:30 | Student Street
Djembe Drumming

Join in this truly magical event, led by South African musician, Kevin Fell. Each participant will receive their own drum on which to explore this ancient art of sound and rythm.
No previous experience is required. Drumming together we feel equality, unity, energy and release. Don’t miss it! 

Friday, Oct 2, 12:50-1:30 | Studio
Creative Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But (for children) play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” Fred Rogers. Do you know how to play? Join in a series of creative play activities designed to challenge the effects of habitual or mundane thinking and re-engage your sensibilities in learning. Take this time to play, and you may be surprised what you learn! Tailored to both PJ and IS teacher candidates.