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.

Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level) Date: September 22 - November 10, 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: September 24 - November 12, 2020 (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: September 23 - November 18, 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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Rug Hooking (Intermediate Level)

Rug Hooking (Intermediate Level) Date: September 21 - November 16, 2020 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Joan MacKenzie Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non Members) The cost of materials for the wool and pattern for the course is $80. Frames and hooks will be available to borrow for the duration of the course to be returned on…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 22 - November 10 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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Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing Date: October 20 - November 10, 2020 (Tuesdays, 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: September 22 - October 13, 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: September 23 - November 18, 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 making often produces a lot of scrap pieces of silver, copper and gold. Almost all of the studio participants have cans and bags of these bits. This fall session is one…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: September 23 - November 19, 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: September 24 - November 12, 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: September 24 - November 12, 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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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: September 24 - November 12, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Onni Nordman Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 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.…

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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 26 - November 7, 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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Basic Sewing, Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Sewing - Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 12, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Free yourself from the bonds of conformity and cookie cutter fashions. Learn to create your own vision of what you want to wear. Take charge…

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

Basic Sewing - Evening “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 12, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Free yourself from the bonds of conformity and cookie cutter fashions. Learn to create your own vision of what you want to wear. Take charge…

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

Basic Sewing - Evening “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 21 - November 16, 2020 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Free yourself from the bonds of conformity and cookie cutter fashions. Learn to create your own vision of what you want to wear. Take charge…

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