Courses – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

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! Member registration begins March 30, 2020. Non-member registration begins April 13, 2020.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after April 20, 2020. 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.

Comic for Kids, Age 8+ (Introductory Level)

Comic for Kids, Age 8+ (Introductory Level) Date: April 25 - May 30, 2020 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Alison Uhma Fee: $64 (Members) | Fee: $73.60 (Non Members) We all know comics are fun, but they are an important art making practice too. Using both words, and images to tell fictional or autobiographical stories, this class is about using our imaginations…

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Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level) Date: April 21 - June 9, 2020 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week beginner course will cover the basic skills of wheel throwing. Students will learn proper techniques for centering clay, throwing a cylinder and bowl form, and trimming a pot.…

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Adult Wheel Throwing (Intermediate Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Intermediate Level) Date: April 23 - June 11, 2019 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week intermediate course will cover some more advanced methods of creating pots on and off the wheel. Students will add on to existing skills, develop new techniques and will…

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Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2020 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week beginner course will cover the basic skills of wheel throwing. Students will learn proper techniques for centering clay, throwing a cylinder and bowl form, and trimming a pot.…

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Mug of the Month 19+ Event – March

Mug of the Month 19+ Event Date: March 13, 2020 (FULL) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $45 per class (tax included) This is a fun and easy two-hour class of guided instructions to help create your very own mug. It is beginner level with no previous experience required. All pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. The workshop fee includes all materials, clay,…

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Mug of the Month 19+ Event – April

Mug of the Month 19+ Event Date: Friday, April 24, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $45 per class (tax included) This is a fun and easy two-hour class of guided instructions to help create your very own mug. It is beginner level with no previous experience required. All pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. The workshop fee includes all materials, clay,…

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Mug of the Month 19+ Event – May

Mug of the Month 19+ Event Date: Friday, May 22, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $45 per class (tax included) This is a fun and easy two-hour class of guided instructions to help create your very own mug. It is beginner level with no previous experience required. All pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. The workshop fee includes all materials, clay,…

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Mug of the Month 19+ Event – June

Mug of the Month 19+ Event Date: Friday, June 12, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $45 per class (tax included) This is a fun and easy two-hour class of guided instructions to help create your very own mug. It is beginner level with no previous experience required. All pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. The workshop fee includes all materials, clay,…

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2019 PD Day Camps

2020 PD Day Camps Date: March 10, April 8 & April 29, 2020 Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $25 per class Age: 7+ "Looking for something fun for your elementary/middle school kids to do? We will be hosting PD camps here at the Centre with Juliana Scherzer. Students will experiment with fabric printing, dyeing, and embroidery, teaching them new skills to use for life!…

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After School Craft Exploration

After School Craft Exploration Date: September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1 & October 3 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $15 per class Age: 7+  "Looking for something fun and engaging after school? This program will give your child a new and exciting project each week, introducing them to new materials and skills! We will work largely with textile techniques but we…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 21 - June 9, 2020 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Millie Harpell & Jane MacNeil Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) This program focuses on stained glass creation using the copper foil method which is done in five principal steps: designing on paper and transferring the design to…

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Introduction to Tie & Dye Techniques

Introduction to Tie & Dye Techniques Date: February 24 - March 16, 2020 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $75.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non Members) This course will explore a new tie and dye technique every class, including, arashi (pole wrapping), itajime (clamping), nui (stitching) and more. They will get tips on materials and techniques…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

Digital Photography (Introductory Level) Date: February 29 - March 21, 2020 (Saturdays, 4 weeks) Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Instructor: Corey Katz & Steve Wadden Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This fun back to basics workshop includes four different, 3-hour classes that will provide beginners with the knowledge and confidence they need to tap into their creative potential while…

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Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing Date: January 22 - February 12, 2020 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, it has been around for thousands of years. It is essentially using a carved material covered with ink to transfer an image…

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Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery Date: January 21 - February 11, 2020 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $46.00 plus HST (Non Members) Learn various techniques and uses of machine embroidery from methods in fine art and uses in everyday life. We'll work with water soluble fabrics, printing, quilting and more to understand the…

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Jewellery (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery (Intermediate Level)  Date: April 22 - June 10, 2019 (Wednesday, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) Jewellery is enhanced by the use of embellishments to catch the eye with shape, texture and the reflection of light. In this class, you will use sterling silver scraps  & fine silver to…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2020 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Barb tries to help students find their own personality as a painter. The main tool she uses to instruct is The Elements of Design of which - Colour, Shape and Values (lights/darks,…

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Oil Painting, Afternoon (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Afternoon (Advanced Level) Date: April 23 - June 11, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Barb tries to help students find their own personality as a painter. The main tool she uses to instruct is The Elements of Design of which - Colour, Shape and Values (lights/darks,…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 23 - June 11, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Diane Campbell Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) 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…

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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 25 - June 6, 2020 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Amanda MacAulay Fee: $95.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.71 plus HST (Non Members) This course will expand upon the techniques taught in the Adult Drawing & Composition (Beginner to Intermediate Level) class. Through this course students will learn how to properly use and apply shading techniques…

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