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.

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Intro to Free Motion Embroidery (Introductory Level)

Intro to Free Motion Embroidery (Introductory Level) Date: October 16 - November 6, 2018 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $47.70 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $54.86 plus HST (Non Members) (Materials are not included) 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,…

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Painting with Stitch (Introductory Level)

Painting with Stitch (Introductory Level) Date: October 24 - November 21, 2018 (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)   (Materials are not included) 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…

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

(Extra)ordinary Everyday Needs - Textile Mark Making (Intermediate Level) Date: October 15 - November 26, 2018 (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) (Materials are not included) In this class students will learn about creating simple prints on fabric through mark making and create a different small sewing project each…

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Pottery – Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery - Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 26 - November 28, 2018 (Wednesdays, 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 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: September 26 - November 7, 2018 (Wednesdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $117 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $134.55 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, and…

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Pottery Hand Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery Hand-Building (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 25 - November 20, 2018 (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) 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: September 30 - November 4, 2018 (Sundays, 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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Adult Throwing Pottery – Afternoon (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery - Afternoon (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 26, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 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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Oil Painting – Evening (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting - Evening (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 26 - November 21, 2018 (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) (No class on October 31) Classes will include instruction focusing on the basics in oil painting. Barb tries to help students find their own personality as a painter. The…

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Oil Painting – Afternoon (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting - Afternoon (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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…

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Adult Throwing Pottery – Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery - Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 24 - November 26, 2018 (Mondays, 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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Printmaking: Screen Printing on Paper (Introductory Level)

Printmaking: Screen Printing on Paper (Introductory Level) Date: September 25 - November 13, 2018 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Anna Graves Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non Members) Materials Fee: $50 (Students can purchase extra materials for an extra cost) This eight-week course will cover the fundamentals of screen printing onto paper. Screen printing has been an…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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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Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory Level) Copy

Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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: September 29 - November 3, 2018 (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: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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: September 27 - November 15, 2018 (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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