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 January 2, 2018. Non-member registration begins January 15, 2018.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after January 19, 2018. 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.

Quilt-a-long: Purl Soho’s Modular Block Quilt (Basic sewing skills required)

Quilt-a-long: Purl Soho’s Modular Block Quilt (Basic sewing skills required) Date: Date: April 18 - May 16, 2018 (Wednesdays, 5 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the basics of quilt construction and piecing by making Purl Soho’s Modular Block Quilt. Each week, we will walk through the construction of the…

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Pottery – Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery - Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level) May 16 - June 6, 2018 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $75 plus HST (Non Members) In this beginner sculpture class we will be learning to sculpt animals out of clay. Using both additive and subtractive sculpting techniques. Students will learn how to form and manipulate…

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Anticlastic & Fold Forming in Metal (Intermediate Level)

Anticlastic & Fold Forming in Metal (Intermediate Level) Date: April 18 - May 30, 2018 (Wednesdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $90 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $104 plus HST (Non Members) In this six week course, you will learn the basics of anticlastic raising & fold forming. This process allows you to create exceptionally strong, flexible, lightweight, and…

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Pottery Hand-Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery Hand-Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 18 - May 9, 2018 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $75 plus HST (Non Members) In this beginner hand-building class, students will learn a wide range of hand-building techniques which can be used to make functional pottery without a wheel. This class will cover pinching,…

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Knitting: Hats 101 (Intermediate Level)

Knitting: Hats 101 (Intermediate Level) Date: May 8 - May 15, 2018 (Tuesdays, 2 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $30 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $35 plus HST (Non Members) Take your knitting to the next level by learning to knit in the round. In this two week class, you will learn how to cast on and knit in the round…

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Metal Clay Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Metal Clay Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: April 16 - May 28, 2018 (Mondays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Karen Wawer Fee: $90.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $104 plus HST (Non Members) In this series of classes you will be introduced to the amazing world of silver metal clay and some of the possibilities of its use in jewellery making. This malleable clay…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

March 25, April 8, April 15 and April 22, 2018 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Corey Katz & Steve Wadden $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 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 building a strong foundation in digital photography. Students…

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Adult Throwing Pottery – Afternoon (Intermediate)

Adult Throwing Pottery (Intermediate Level) Date: April 16 - June 11, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $150 plus HST (Non Members) Over the course of this class students will learn the to further develop their throwing skills on a potter’s wheel. This class is an intermediate throwing class, meant for people who…

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Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Evening

Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 16 - June 11, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $150 plus HST (Non Members) Over the course of this class students will learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate level student, this is…

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Printmaking: Mixed Techniques (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Printmaking: Mixed Techniques (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 16 - May 7, 2018 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86 plus HST (Non Members) Push your printmaking further with this mixed techniques printmaking class. In this class we will take our basic relief printmaking skills and push them further through the addition of…

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Knitting: Socks 101 (Intermediate Level)

Knitting: Socks 101 (Intermediate Level) Date: April 17 - May 1, 2018 (Tuesdays, 3 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $52 plus HST (Non Members) This three part class will walk you through the process of making your first pair of knitted socks! Over the three weeks, you will learn how to knit in the round…

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Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 17 - June 5, 2018 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $150 plus HST (Non Members) Over the course of this class students will learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate level student, this is…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Evening

Oil Painting - Evening (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 18 - June 6, 2018 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $122 plus HST (Non Members) Classes will include instruction focusing on the basics in oil painting. Barb tries to help students find their own personality as a painter. The main tool she uses…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Afternoon

Oil Painting - Afternoon (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 19 - June 7, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $122 plus HST (Non Members) Classes will include instruction focusing on the basics in oil painting. Barb tries to help students find their own personality as a painter. The main tool she uses…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 19 - June 7, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Diane Campbell Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $122 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) Evening

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 19 - June 7, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Onni Nordman Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $122 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: April 21 - May 26, 2018 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Amanda MacAulay Fee: $80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $92 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…

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

Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 19 - June 7, 2018  (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $122 plus HST (Non Members) Learn basic machine and hand sewing skills in a supportive environment. This class is designed for novice and beginner sewers. Topics include pattern and fabric selection, cutting…

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