Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation. From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, we endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels.

Please note there are no refunds for missed workshops. If, for any reason, it is necessary for the Centre to cancel a workshop, students will be notified prior to the commencement of the workshop and offered a full refund.

Plein Air Workshop with Kenny Boone – Painting the Colours of Louisbourg

Friday,¬†August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Instructor: Kenny Boone Fee: $100 plus HST Plein air is a French expression describing the act of painting outdoors, where the artist creates the actual visual conditions seen at the time of painting. Join artist Kenny Boone as he guides you through a plein air workshop at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and…

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Father’s Day Workshops for Kids

Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages: 6-10 Fee: $20 This Father's Day, show off your artistic side with some handmade gifts! We'll design our own 'Thank You' flags and cards, among other fun crafts. Bring a snack and come join the fun! Spaces are limited. Maria grew up in Sydney and completed her undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University. She has spent…

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Parent & Child Painting

Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Parent & Child Painting workshop is designed for you and your child to have an afternoon out together and have some creative fun. You will each paint a 16 x 20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints. In about 2 hours you and your child will take home your masterpieces. Age 7+ Amanda MacAulay graduated from NSCAD University…

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Sand Casting (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Experiment with this ancient casting technique to create a unique piece of silver jewellery. Students will learn how to replicate an object in silver through this casting method. A fun, and easy technique that can be used in various ways! Students should bring any scrap silver they have. Caitlyn Purcell is an artist and jeweller living in Cape…

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Mother’s Day Workshops for Kids

Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Ages: 6-10 Fee: $20 Mother's Day is coming up! Why not show off your artistic side with some handmade gifts? We'll make a colourful bouquet out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners-no watering necessary! We'll design our own 'Thank You' flags and cards, among other fun crafts. Bring a snack and come join the fun! Spaces are limited.…

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Landscape Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm Topics covered will be methods and materials used in landscape watercolour painting; water to pigment ratios: how to isolate and simplify the landscape; buildings in the landscape; value relationships; design and colour harmonies and mixing will be touched on as well. Students are asked to bring photos or other reference materials to paint from. Saturday morning - A…

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Decorative Surfaces: Mocha Diffusion

Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Students will explore the decorative technique of mocha diffusion on leather hard pots. Mocha diffusion is and early 19 century English decorative technique in which ceramic colourants are suspended in an acidic solution and applied to wet slip. The resulting patterns end up looking very fern or tree like. Students should arrive with a selection of leather hard…

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