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A PAVED Arts At Home – Online Distance Workshop: 
Podcasting for Beginners w/ Lou Sheppard and Pamela Hart 
Sunday, Dec. 6th, 1pm, Online via Zoom  
FREE to everyone in the community 


Podcasting for Beginners will lead participants through the nuts and bolts of creating a podcast- developing a con cept, recording yourself, recording interviews in person and over skype, basic audio editing and sharing your pod cast online. We will focus on recording audio on phones and computers and editing using free software. Participants  are welcome to use any additional technology (microphones, zoom recorders) that they have access to. 

Technology requirements: Participants will need to have a way to record audio files (a smartphone/tablet or laptop)  and will need to have access to a computer or tablet that they can use to edit their audio. This workshop will cover  basic audio editing using audacity (free download: Please download and  install audacity prior to the workshop. If you are uncertain about your technology please get in touch prior to the  workshop. 

To register for this free workshop, email 


Pamela Hart is a musician, audio engineer and community organizer. She first began singing as a young child in  church, then spent her teens and early twenties performing in multiple rock bands, noise bands and folk projects in  Otepoti, Aotearoa’s (Dunedin, NZ) infamous art-punk scene. In 2008 Pamela moved to Montreal to study at the  School of Recording Arts Canada, and then worked as a touring audio engineer with Canadian projects Think About  Life, Moonface, You Say Party and Mozarts Sister (Cecile believe) travelling across Europe, Scandinavia, The UK and  North America. She regularly performed as a vocalist and guitarist making a record with her band Ledges, Blast and  later joined Mozart’s Sister as a Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. In 2014 Pamela founded Montreal’s The Forever  Chorus, an all voices choir with hundreds of members participating during its five year run. Pamela now works with  the National Equitable Library Service creating accessible audiobooks, as well as with her own audio production  company, Tender Audio. She now lives on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, Mi’kmaki / Nova Sco tia. 

Lou Sheppard is an interdisciplinary artist working in audio, performance and installation based practice. They have  exhibited in Canada and internationally, including in Paved’s 2019 residency and exhibition Lines of Flight. Sheppard  received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award in 2017, and has twice been longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (2018,  2020) receiving an international residency award in 2018. Sheppard’s artistic research reflects their background in  critical theory and social activism. They are interested in languages, both as systems of notation and communica tion, as well as systems that structure and enact power. By looking to authoritative texts like taxonomies, environ mental data, diagnostic criteria, and government policy, their work attempts to make these systems and structures  of power legible. Using processes of metaphor, translation, semiotic shift, and close reading, their work is evidenced  through written, graphic and visual scores. The performance of these scores often leads them to collaborate with  communities and with other artists, including musicians, visual artists and performing artists. Sheppard lives on the  ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, Mi’kmaki / Nova Scotia. 

Members & Non-Members: FREE