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 July 29, 2019. Non-member registration begins August 12, 2019.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after September 23, 2019. 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.

Unrefined: Paint & Wine 19+ Event

Unrefined: Paint & Wine 19+ Event Date: December 6, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Creative Guide: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $45 (tax included) Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design invites you for Unrefined: Paint & Wine, a very special night of creativity and fun. You’ll spend time with friends painting your own masterpiece! The night is guided by an experienced artist and it's relaxed and unrefined in its…

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2019 PD Day Camps

2019 PD Day Camps Date: September 25, October 25, November 22 & December 6 Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $25 Age: 7+ "Looking for something fun for your elementary/middle school kids to do? We will be hosting PD camps here at the Centre with Juliana Scherzer. Students will experiment with fabric printing, dyeing, and embroidery, teaching them new skills to use for life! Lunchtime…

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After School Craft Exploration

After School Craft Exploration Date: September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1 & October 3 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $15 Age: 7+  "Looking for something fun and engaging after school? This program will give your child a new and exciting project each week, introducing them to new materials and skills! We will work largely with textile techniques but we will also…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 12, 2019 (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: October 28 - November 25, 2019 (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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Sketchbooking 101: (Introductory Level)

Sketchbooking 101: (Introductory Level) Date: September 23 - October 21, 2019 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non Members) Students will make their own sketchbooks and learn about different techniques and mediums one can use to express themselves in these sketchbooks. There will be some direction on drawing, but this class…

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Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing Date: September 25 - October 16, 2019 (Wednesdays, 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) 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 on…

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Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery Date: September 24 - October 15, 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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Jewellery (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery (Intermediate Level)  Date: September 25 - November 20, 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 is enhanced by the use of embellishments to catch the eye with shape, texture and the reflection of light. In this class, you will repurpose and recycle sterling silver scraps into…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

Digital Photography (Introductory Level) Date: November 2 - November 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 (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: September 25 - November 13, 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) 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 26 - November 14, 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) 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) – SOLD OUT

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 19 - October 24, 2019 (Thursdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Diane Campbell FFee: $95.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.71 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 26 - November 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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Pottery: Adult Throwing (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 3 - September 24, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $85 plus HST (Members)|Fee: $97.75 plus HST (Non-members) This class is designed for students with previous wheel throwing experience. You are expected to know how to centre, throw and trim a pot. The class will allow students to focus on…

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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 26 - November 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) If you have been thinking about improving your sewing skills now is the time to act. Paula and her husband (Onni) will be off on…

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: September 26 - November 21, 2019 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Paul Moore Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) This eight-week course will introduce students to the basic tools, materials and techniques needed to create some beautiful wire, wire wrapped and sheet copper jewelry. You will have the opportunity to…

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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level) Date: September 28 - November 2, 2019 (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 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, Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Sewing - Morning “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 26 - November 14, 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) If you have been thinking about improving your sewing skills now is the time to act. Paula and her husband (Onni) will be off on…

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