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 29, 2021. Non-member registration begins April 12, 2021.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after April 16, 2021. 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.

Rug Hooking (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Rug Hooking (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 19 - June 14, 2021 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Joan MacKenzie Fee: $127.20 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $146.28 plus HST (Non-Members) This traditional rug hooking class is open to all levels and will cover all aspects of hooking rugs with wool cloth strips. During the course we will also discuss transferring patterns…

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Needle Punch (Introductory Level)

Needle Punch (Introductory Level) Date: April 22 - May 27, 2021 (Thursdays, 6 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Joan MacKenzie Fee: $95 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $109.25 plus HST (Non-Members) This is a beginner needle punch class that will cover using different weights of yarn and wool cloth strips. You will be using the Oxford punch needle in #10 regular. If you don't…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 20 - June 8, 2021 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 glass,…

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Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing Date: May 18 - June 8, 2021 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $46.00 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…

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Introduction to Free-Motion Embroidery

Introduction to Free-Motion Embroidery Date: April 20 - May 11, 2021 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $46.00 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 different…

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Jewellery (Advanced Level)

Jewellery (Advanced Level)  Date: April 21 - June 9, 2021 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non-Members) A variety of stone setting techniques will be explored using cabachon, cut and irregular stones. Using techniques you have learned during intermediate classes, you will incorporate these settings into your designs and create…

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Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery Fabrication (Intermediate Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Aleena Derohanian Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non-Members) This course builds off of the basic fabrication skills that were covered in last semester's Introduction to Jewellery. A range of techniques, including basic stone setting, rivetting, texturing metals, and basic casting methods…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: April 21 - June 9, 2021 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 22 - June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 1 pm to 4 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)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 a warp, dress…

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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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. That’s…

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

Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 22 - June 10, 2021 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 of your self…

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

Basic Sewing “Sewing is Fun” (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: April 19 - June 14, 2021 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 of your self expression.…

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