Courses – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

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 lineup of courses and workshops and find your creativity today!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does our safety protocols at the Centre. That is why we require all students and instructors to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in courses and workshops. Proof of vaccination will be required upon registration. If you are unable or choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious, or cultural reasons, you can still participate in courses and workshops, but you’ll be required to follow Public Heath guidelines (masking, social distancing, etc.) and provide testing results prior to coming to the Centre. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the public remain our top priority.

Please note 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.

Children’s Pottery, Hand building Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Children’s Pottery, Hand building Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: January 24 - February 14, 2024 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Sam White Fee: $85.80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $98.67 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is intended to introduce students ages 7+ to work with clay and pottery. Classes will center on various hand building techniques. Students will learn how…

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Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Creating Landscapes in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 22 - June 17, 2024 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Kenny Boone Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Learn to understand the exciting and colorful medium of watercolour, its materials and tools required to successfully grow your watercolour skills. You will be introduced to the 7 important elements…

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Learn to Crochet (Introductory Level)

Learn to Crochet (Introductory Level) Date: April 22  - May 13, 2024 (Mondays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Brenda Theoret Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Learning to crochet is easy with a big hook and bulky yarn! You’ll learn and practice basic crochet stitches (chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet) while…

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Crochet (Intermediate Level)

Crochet (Intermediate Level) Date: April 23 - May 14, 2024 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Brenda Theoret Fee: $55 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $63.25 plus HST (Non-Members) Learn the Magic Ring method of beginning a crochet project in the round to spin your crochet skills to the next level with this fun t-shirt yarn basket class. Aside from learning to make…

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Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: January 25 - March 14, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: John Niznansky Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) In this course you will continue your journey with the Potters wheel. You will focus on larger and more complex forms, such as lidded vessels, vessels for pouring, as well…

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Mixed Media, Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Mixed Media, Ages 7+ (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: January 23 - March 12, 2024 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley Fee: $88 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $101.90 plus HST (Non-Members) Material Fee: $10 Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. 6 weeks of drawing using pencil, ink and…

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Mixed Media, Ages 15+ (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Mixed Media, Ages 15+ (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: January 24 - March 13, 2024 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Material Fee: $15 Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials. 6 weeks of drawing using pencil, ink and…

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Weaving: Up and Down the Hill with Twill at SCOTSVILLE SCHOOL OF CRAFTS

Weaving: Up and Down the Hill with Twill at Scotsville School of Crafts Dates: March 16 - April 20, 2024 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Scotsville School of Crafts Instructor: Eileen MacNeil Fee: $120 plus HST Materials Fee:  Approximately $20 (Available to purchase at the school) Description: “ Up and down the hill with twill” is an introduction to and an exploration…

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Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Introductory to intermediate Level)

Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 22 - March 18, 2024 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Instructor: John Niznansky Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 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 techniques…

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Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Introductory to intermediate Level)

Pottery, Wheel Throwing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 23 - March 12, 2024 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Instructor: John Niznansky Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 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 techniques…

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Introduction to Jewellery

Introduction to Jewellery Date: January 22 - March 18, 2024 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Emily Dickinson Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) Material Fee: Approximately $60 to $70 Join in as we learn about the basic tools required to make jewellery. This class is aimed to make you the most comfortable with each tool by name…

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Jewellery, Fire & Water (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Jewellery, Fire & Water (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: April 24 - June 12, 2024 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $171.60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $197.34 plus HST (Non-Members) Starting this session you will be melting your metal & through the magic of water, you will create sculpture-like pieces! Then, you will design for your pieces &…

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Oil Painting, Afternoon (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Afternoon (Advanced Level) Date: April 25 - June 13, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 plus HST (Non-Members) Barb will help students from beginners to more advanced painters to develop their skills through foundation techniques such as colour mixing, colour value, composition, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. Beginners will learn…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: April 24 - June 12, 2024 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Barbara Palmer Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 25 - June 13, 2023 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Kari Fell Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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, topics will include introduction to the loom and…

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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 25 - June 13, 2024 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Onni Nordman Fee: $132 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $151.80 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…

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