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 25, 2019. Non-member registration begins April 8, 2019.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after April 15, 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.

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 16 - June 4, 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: May 27 - June 17, 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: April 15 - May 13, 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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Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Knitting: Projects (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: May 14 - June 4, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $42.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $48.76 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…

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Knitting (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Knitting: Projects (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 16 - May 7, 2019 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $42.40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $48.76 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…

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Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery Date: April 16 - May 7, 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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Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Fabrication for Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: April 18 - June 6, 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 metalsmithing techniques to create a band ring, a bangle bracelet in sterling silver and a project of your choice. Students will…

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Jewellery – Doming, Texturing & Stone Setting (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery - Doming, Texturing & Stone Setting (Intermediate Level)  Date: April 17 - June 5, 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) In this 8 week course, we will focus on creating reflected light using shape, texture and stones. We will start by making domed shapes that are…

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Digital Photography (Intermediate Level)

Digital Photography (Intermediate Level) Date: May 18, 25, June 1 & 8, 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) Corey Katz and Steve Wadden present their four part workshop “Intermediate Digital Photography" starting where they left off with their first, intro workshop. This fun back to…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: April 17 - June 5, 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: April 18 - June 6, 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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Pottery: Adult Throwing – (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery - Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 16 - June 4, 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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Pottery: Adult Throwing – (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Adult Throwing Pottery - Evening (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: May 8 - June 26, 2019 (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) 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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Pottery – Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Pottery - Sculpture (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 17 - June 5, 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 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…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 18 - June 6, 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: April 18 - June 6, 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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Basic Sewing – Evening “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Sewing - Evening “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 18 - June 6, 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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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level) Date: April 20 - June 1, 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: April 18 - June 6, 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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