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.

Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: April 22 - June 17, 2024 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Liam Theoret-deplante Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) Liam will discuss the fundamentals of designing and creating jewellery(things like Form and Function and drafting a concept design), finding a type of jewellery that interests you and that will help guide you on…

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Creating a Quilt

Creating a Quilt Date: April 23 - May 28 (Tuesdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Wynn MacNeil Tuition Fee: $100 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $115 plus HST (Non-Members) Materials Fee for Thread: $20 (payable to the instructor) During our time together, you will learn the basics of cutting, piecing, and finishing a hand-tied quilt.  You will make a small sampler, crib or…

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Pottery – Open Studio

Pottery - Open Studio Date: April 22 - May 13, 2024 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fee: $75 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Weekly Open Studio for students who have done one or two 8 weeks sessions and want to continue the practice. This is not a beginner class - students must have previous experience and be able to work independently. * There is…

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Pottery – Open Studio

Pottery - Open Studio Date: April 25 - May 16, 2024 (Thursdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Fee: $75 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Weekly Open Studio for students who have done one or two 8 weeks sessions and want to continue the practice. This is not a beginner class - students must have previous experience and be able to work independently. * There is…

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Learning to Spin at Scotsville School of Crafts FULL

Learning to Spin Instructor: Judy Lincoln Date: Saturdays - April 6 - 27 (4 weeks) Time: 1-3pm Location: Scotsville School of Crafts Cost: $95 + HST Maximum number of students: 5 Spinning wool into yarn is a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation. It looks easy, yet it requires co-ordination of hand, eye, and foot. This course takes wool in its natural state…

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Children’s Pottery, Hand building Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Children’s Pottery, Hand building Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 24 - May 15, 2024 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Sam White Fee: $85.80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $98.67 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is intended to introduce students ages 7+ to work with clay and pottery. Classes will center on various hand building techniques. Students will learn how…

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Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 22 - June 17, 2024 (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 watercolour, its materials and tools required to successfully grow your watercolour skills. You will be introduced to the 7 important elements…

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Learn to Crochet (Introductory Level)

Learn to Crochet (Introductory Level) Date: April 22  - May 13, 2024 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Brenda Theoret Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Learning to crochet is easy with a big hook and bulky yarn! You’ll learn and practice basic crochet stitches (chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet) while…

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Crochet (Intermediate Level)

Crochet (Intermediate Level) Date: April 23 - May 14, 2024 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Brenda Theoret Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Learn to crochet circles around your hooks in this intermediate crochet class. Starting with Magic Rings we will spiral our way around super cute crochet baskets and a colourful kaleidoscope cork trivet cover. Materials…

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Mixed Media, Ages 7-16 (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Mixed Media, Ages 7-16 (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 23 - June 11, 2024 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley Fee: $88 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $101.90 plus HST (Non-Members) Material Fee: $10 Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. 6 weeks of drawing using pencil, ink and…

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Mixed Media, Ages 16+ (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Mixed Media, Ages 16+ (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 25 - June 13, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Material Fee: $15 Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. 6 weeks of drawing using pencil, ink and…

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Macrame (Beginner) at Scotsville School of Crafts

Macrame (Beginner) at Scotsville School of Crafts Dates: April 29 - May 13, 2024 (Mondays, 3 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Scotsville School of Crafts Instructor: Dylan Parkhurst Fee: $62.50 plus HST (Materials Fees included) This course is designed for people of all abilities and knowledge of macrame. No experience is required in any fiber art. Just a willingness “to take chances, make mistakes,…

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Weaving: Up and Down the Hill with Twill at SCOTSVILLE SCHOOL OF CRAFTS

Weaving: Up and Down the Hill with Twill at Scotsville School of Crafts Dates: March 16 - April 20, 2024 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Scotsville School of Crafts Instructor: Eileen MacNeil Fee: $120 plus HST Materials Fee:  Approximately $20 (Available to purchase at the school) Description: “ Up and down the hill with twill” is an introduction to and an exploration…

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Silver Wire Beads (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Silver Wire Beads (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 24 - June 12, 2024 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) In this session of Intermediate~Advanced Jewellery class, you will create silver beads using various gauges of sterling silver wire, a jig and tools for shaping your pieces. As well,…

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Stained Glass – Morning (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 23 - June 11, 2024 (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 – Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 12, 2024 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 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, Afternoon (Advanced Level) Date: September 26 - November 14, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 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 25 - November 13, 2024 (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: April 25 - June 13, 2023 (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: April 25 - June 13, 2024 (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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