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 August 27, 2018. Non-member registration begins September 17, 2018.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after September 24, 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.

Valentine’s Love Mugs for Couples (Introductory Level)

Valentine’s Love Mugs for Couples (Introductory Level) Date: February 8, 2019 (Friday) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $60 (per couple) We are offering a Couple’s workshop…just in time for Valentine’s Day! Come and make a mug with a loved one. Perhaps with your partner or even a friend or family member. Enjoy 1 glass of complimentary wine and some chocolates. 19+ This…

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Book Binding 6 Weeks, 6 Books (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Book Binding 6 Weeks, 6 Books (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 29 - March 5, 2019 (Tuesdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Katherine Scott Fee: $95.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.71 plus HST (Non Members) Discover the wonderful world of book arts by making a new kind of book every week. We will start with some simple stab bindings, work through…

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Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: February 26 - March 19, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $63.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $73.14 plus HST (Non Members) In this self-directed course, students will be given the opportunity to work through knitting projects of their own choosing with the help and direction of the instructor. This course is meant…

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Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 29 - February 19, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $63.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $73.14 plus HST (Non Members) In this self-directed course, students will be given the opportunity to work through knitting projects of their own choosing with the help and direction of the instructor. This course is meant…

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Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery Date: January 29 - February 19, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $42.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $48.76 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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Painting with Stitch (Introductory Level)

Painting with Stitch (Introductory Level) Date: January 30 - February 20, 2019 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $63.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $73.14 plus HST (Non Members) This will be a more fine arts based course where the students explore thinking in artistic ways and learn to understand artistic and creative thought processes through stitch. Practically, this course…

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(Extra)ordinary Everyday Needs – Textile Mark Making (Intermediate Level)

(Extra)ordinary Everyday Needs - Textile Mark Making (Intermediate Level) Date: January 28 - March 11, 2019 (Mondays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $95.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.71 plus HST (Non Members) In this class students will learn about creating simple prints on fabric through mark making and create a different small sewing project each class with this self-made…

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Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: January 28 - March 25, 2019 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tammy McClennan Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) In this 8 week course, you will be learning basic goldsmithing techniques to create a band ring and bangle bracelet in sterling silver. Students will learn piercing, filing, soldering, forming, finishing…

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Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: January 31 - March 21, 2019 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tammy McClennan Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) In this 8 week course, you will be learning basic goldsmithing techniques to create a band ring and bangle bracelet in sterling silver. Students will learn piercing, filing, soldering, forming, finishing…

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Anticlastic & Fold Forming in Metal (Intermediate Level) Copy

Anticlastic & Fold Forming in Metal (Intermediate Level)  Date: January 30 - March 20, 2019 (Wednesdays, 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) In this eight week course, we will be exploring beyond the basics of anticlastic raising & forging. This process allows you to create exceptionally strong, flexible, lightweight,…

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Pottery: Hand Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery: Hand-Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 30 - March 20, 2019 (Wednesday, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 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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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

Digital Photography (Introductory Level) Date: February 2 - February 23, 2019 (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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Oil Painting, Evening (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Copy

Oil Painting, Evening (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: January 30 - March 20, 2019 (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) 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 to instruct…

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Oil Painting, Afternoon (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Afternoon (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: January 31 - March 28, 2019 (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) 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 to instruct…

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Pottery: Adult Throwing – Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery: Adult Throwing - Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 29 - March 19, 2019 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 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,…

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Printmaking: Lino Print (Introductory Level)

Printmaking: Lino Print (Introductory Level) Date: September 26 - October 17, 2018 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Anna Graves Fee: $63.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $73.14 plus HST (Non Members) Materials Fee: $25 (Students can purchase extra materials for an extra cost) In this class you will learn the basics of carving and printing linoleum blocks. Mark-making and colour will be…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 31 - March 28, 2019 (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: January 31 - March 21, 2019 (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 (Introductory Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level) Date: February 2 - March 9, 2019 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Amanda MacAulay Fee: $95.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.71 plus HST (Non Members) This course is for beginners and those who have previous drawing skills but feel they want to brush up on their basics. This course will build confidence and knowledge…

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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: January 31 - March 21, 2019 (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 – Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Sewing - Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 31 - March 21, 2019 (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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