Courses – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

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 lineup of courses and workshops and find your creativity today!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does our safety protocols at the Centre. That is why we require all students and instructors to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in courses and workshops. Proof of vaccination will be required upon registration. If you are unable or choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious, or cultural reasons, you can still participate in courses and workshops, but you’ll be required to follow Public Heath guidelines (masking, social distancing, etc.) and provide testing results prior to coming to the Centre. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the public remain our top priority.

Please note 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.

Introduction to Jewellery

Introduction to Jewellery Date: September 19 - November 21, 2022 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Emily Dickinson Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) Join in as we learn about the basic tools required to make jewellery. This class is aimed to make you the most comfortable with each tool by name and feel and use them to…

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Drawing for Teens (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Drawing for Teens (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: September 20 - November 8, 2022 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Instructor: Jeff Wilson Ages: 13 to 18 years Fee: $88 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $101.20 plus HST (Non-Members) This course covers all of the essentials of creating art, with the focus on figure drawing, character design, and story development: we will investigate composition…

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Drawing for Adults (Introductory to Advanced Level

Drawing for Adults (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: September 22 - November 10, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Instructor: Jeff Wilson Fee: $88 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $101.20 plus HST (Non-Members) This course covers all of the essentials of creating art, with the focus on figure drawing, character design, and story development: we will investigate composition and form, value scale, 1,…

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Printmaking (Introductory Level)

Printmaking (Introductory Level) Date: September 19 - November 21, 2022 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Printmaking is known for its reproduction capabilities. This 8 week workshop offers an introduction to print history, application and techniques. You are invited to explore Block Printing, Screenprinting, and Intaglio Printing in this hands-on…

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Using Stones to Enhance your Jewellery (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Using Stones to Enhance your Jewellery (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 21 - November 9, 2022 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) In this Fall session you will begin by settling into a review of basic cabochon bezel setting. From this base, you will move on to setting…

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Creating Landscapes in Watercolor (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Creating Landscapes in Watercolor (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 19 - November 21, 2022 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Kenny Boone Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Learn to understand the exciting and colorful medium of watercolor, it’s materials and tools required to successfully grow your watercolour skills. You will be introduced to the 7 important elements…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 20 - November 8, 2022 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Instructor: Millie Harpell & Jane MacNeil Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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 glass,…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 20 - November 8, 2022 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Millie Harpell & Jane MacNeil Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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 glass,…

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Oil Painting, Afternoon (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: September 22 - November 10, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 1 pm to 4 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Barb will help students from beginners to more advanced painters to develop their skills through foundation techniques such as colour mixing, colour value, composition, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. Beginners will learn…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: September 21 - November 9, 2022 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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: September 22 - November 17, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Diane Campbell Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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, topics will include introduction to the loom and…

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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: September 22 - November 10, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Onni Nordman Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) 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…

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Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 22 - November 10, 2022 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Free your self-expression from the bonds of conformity and cookie cutter fashions. Learn to create your own vision of what you want to wear. Take charge of your self…

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Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level

Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 19 - November 28, 2022 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Free your self-expression from the bonds of conformity and cookie-cutter fashions. Learn to create your own vision of what you want to wear. Take charge of yourself expression. Learn…

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