Courses

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design has five state of the art studios in pottery, metal and glass, printmaking, weaving and multi-purpose where courses are offered to the public in fall, winter and spring semesters. We have courses available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced — explore our line up of courses and workshops and find your creativity today!

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after January 13, 2017. There are no refunds for missed classes. If, for any reason, it is necessary for the Centre to cancel a class, students will be notified prior to the commencement of the class and offered a full refund.

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*ATTENTION PRINTMAKERS*

*ATTENTION PRINTMAKERS* The Centre is looking for artists with experience in relief printing, screen printing and other forms of printmaking who may be interested in using our printmaking studio. We would like to form a printmakers group where individuals work in a shared space sharing ideas and inspiration. For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.

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Knitting (Introductory Level)

April 11 - May 2, 2017 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Learning to knit for fun and pleasure is a great addition to anyone's life! Students will learn casting on and off, basic knitting stitches, abbreviations and pattern reading. We will start off with a practice piece to get familiar with the knitting technique. Once students are comfortable, they can start on a simple…

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Mi’kmaw Basket Weaving (Introductory Level)

April 24 - June 5, 2017 (Mondays, 6 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Learn the traditional art of Mi'kmaw basket making with artist Virick Francis. Virick is from Eskasoni First Nations and has been making traditional Mi’kmaw baskets since he was a child. He learned how to make them from observing his grandmother, mother and father make baskets. He uses thin wood strips from black ash…

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Basic Sewing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

April 20 - June 8, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Learn basic machine and hand sewing skills in a supportive environment. This class is designed for novice and beginner sewers.Topics include pattern and fabric selection, cutting and construction techniques, understanding and using your machine, basic machine and hand stitches and simple alterations. Participants will also have an opportunity to work on a manageable…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

April 24 - May 15, 2017 (Mondays, 4 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Digital Photography (Introductory Level) Date: April 24, May 1, 8 & 15, 2017 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Corey Katz & Steve Wadden Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 plus HST (Non Members) This fun, back-to-basics workshop includes four different, 3-hour classes that will provide beginners…

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Drawing and Composition Adults (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

April 15 - May 20, 2017 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm This course is for beginners and those who have previous drawing skills but feel they want to brush up on their basics. This course will build confidence and knowledge through a variety of drawing techniques. By learning about value, composition, line variation and perspective, this class will provide you with the skills and…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

April 13 - June 1, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Learn how to weave cloth on a floor loom! First time students will learn the principles of hand-weaving on a four harness floor loom, including how to wind your own warp, dress the loom, and explore basic weave structures. Returning students may choose to design and create a weaving project of their choice.…

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Jewellery (Introductory Level)

April 12 - May 31, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm This class is intended to give students a basic introduction to working in the jewellery studio along with the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Students will learn many techniques including sawing, soldering, drilling, chain making, basic surface texture and embellishment, finishing and polishing. Students are assigned a pre-made package of materials. Please…

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Jewellery (Intermediate Level)

April 3 - May 29, 2017 (Mondays, 6 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm With a few basic skills under your belt, you are now ready to stretch your creative imagination and learn a few new technical skills. Over the course of six weeks, Karen plans to focus on clasp making. From the basic T bar to the more challenging box clasp, you will learn the steps…

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Oil Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

April 20 - June 8, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm You are already an artist. You just have to paint earnestly and then learn when to stop, to know when you have a work of art in front of you. That's more important than skill. Everyone has a style that is natural to them, and expresses who they are. You can tell when…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Afternoon

April 13 - June 1, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Barb is an experienced artist who has a unique style of teaching. For those who really want to understand how to think creatively, she will show you how to find your 'Inner Artist'. By learning how colour works, shadows, shape and the elements of design (the basis of all Art) through oil on…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Evening

April 12 - May 31, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Barb is an experienced artist who has a unique style of teaching. For those who really want to understand how to think creatively, she will show you how to find your 'Inner Artist'. By learning how colour works, shadows, shape and the elements of design (the basis of all Art) through oil on…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate) Afternoon

April 24 - June 19, 2017 (Mondays, 8 weeks) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will go over the basics of wheel throwing-wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and finishing the clay to provide students…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate) Evening

April 10 - June 12, 2017 (Mondays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will go over the basics of wheel throwing-wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and finishing the clay to provide students…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate) Evening

April 25 - June 13, 2017 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will go over the basics of wheel throwing-wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, and finishing the clay to provide students…

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Get ’er Done Sewing (Beginner to Intermediate Level)

May 3 - June 7, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6 weeks) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Do you have a sewing project you are itching to start or one you've been working on for a while? Why not join with some like-minded folks and get 'er done! Working at your own pace in a friendly and supportive environment, develop your sewing skills through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and peer…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

April 11 - May 30, 2017 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm This program provides the student with opportunities to develop basic skills (control glass cuts, grinding, foiling and soldering glass pieces) as well as intermediate skills required to create stained glass projects. Students may create a project of their own design/choice or a pattern may be provided. Registration fees include use of grinding and…

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