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.

Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Date: January 29 - March 19, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Violeta Izquierdo Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) Students learn a wide range of jewellery techniques (piercing, soldering, drilling, filing, polishing, surface techniques, etc.) through creating samples and a finished piece. By the end of the class students will complete a silver band ring…

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Textured Jewellery (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Date: January 31 - March 14, 2018 (Wednesday, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Violeta Izquierdo Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) Learn how to use a rolling mill to create texture on metal with everyday household items. You will also learn how to create texture with chasing tools and hammers. Playing with patinas to highlight surface texture,…

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Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Afternoon – Full

Date: January 22 - March 12, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 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 the class for you. Students will learn…

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

Date: January 22 - March 12, 2018 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 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 the class for you. Students will learn…

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Printmaking: Create with Collograph (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Date: January 22 - February 12, 2018 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non Members) Loosen up your creativity with collograph. Collograph is a printmaking technique where a print is created from a collection of textures, collaged onto a rigid surface. Using a variety of flat found objects, string, glue, fabric,…

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Autobiographical Comic Making – age – 15 + (Intermediate Level)

Date: January 22 - February 19, 2018 (Mondays, 5 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alison Uhma Fee: $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $74.75 plus HST (Non Members) The Autobiographical Comic Making class focuses on the development of an autobiographical narrative by transferring your story to page in both word and image. Sharing stories in this manner is a popular and important form of…

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Quilting: Wholecloth Baby Quilt (Basic sewing skills required)

Date: February 19 - February 26, 2018 (Mondays, 2 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $51.75 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the basic principles of quilt making by making a whole cloth baby quilt! A great starter project for an aspiring quilter, students will learn how to layer, baste, quilt and bind their quilt using a…

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Knitting: (Introductory Level) – Washcloth

Date: January 23 - February 20, 2018 (Tuesdays, 5 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $74.75 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the basics of knitting and make something useful while you’re at it! In this class, students will learn everything they need to know to begin their (hopefully, life long! ;)) journey as a knitter. In…

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Adult Throwing Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) – FULL

Date: January 23 - March 13, 2018 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Trevor Novak Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 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 the class for you. Students will learn…

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Stained Glass (Intermediate Level) – FULL

Date: January 23 - March 13 2018 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Irene Campbell Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) This class provides the student with the opportunity to develop basic skills (control glass cuts, grinding, foiling and soldering glass pieces) as well as the intermediate skills required to create stained glass projects. Students may create…

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Sewing Machine Basics (Introductory Level)

Date: January 24 - February 14, 2018 (Wednesday, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $75 plus HST (Non Members) Start at the beginning and learn the basics of machine sewing. This class will introduce students to ins and outs of a working on a sewing machine. We will learn how to thread the sewing machines,…

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Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate to Advanced Level) – FULL

Date: January 31 - March 21, 2018 (Wednesday, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Violeta Izquierdo Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) Using fabricating techniques such as sawing, scoring and soldering, students will work towards a completing an object such as box and a hollow piece of jewellery.  Students will learn how to make hinges and more advance…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Evening

Date: January 24 - March 14, 2018 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 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 is The Elements of Design of…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Afternoon

  Date: January 25 - March 15, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 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 is The Elements of Design…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Date: January 25 - March 15, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Diane Campbell Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 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 warp, dress the loom and explore…

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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Evening – FULL

Date: February 1 - March 22, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Onni Nordman Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 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. That’s more important than skill. Everyone…

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Jewellery (Introductory Level) – FULL

Date: February 1 - March 22, 2018 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Violeta Izquierdo Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) Students learn a wide range of jewellery techniques (piercing, soldering, drilling, filing, polishing, surface techniques, etc.) through creating samples and a finished piece. By the end of the class students will complete a silver band ring…

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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory to Intermediate Level) – FULL

Date: February 17- March 24, 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 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 through a variety of drawing techniques. By learning…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

February 4, 11, 18 and February 25, 2018 (Sundays, 4 weeks) 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.…

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

Date: February 1 - March 22, 2018  (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Paula Muise Fee: $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 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 and construction techniques, understanding and using your machine, basic…

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