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!

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after September 15, 2017. 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.

Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 (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) Corey Katz and Steve Wadden present their four-part workshop “Intro to Digital Photography” — a hands-on learning experience, held at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design. This fun back to basics workshop includes four different,…

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*ATTENTION PRINTMAKERS*

*ATTENTION PRINTMAKERS* The Centre is looking for artists with experience in relief printing, screen printing and other forms of printmaking who may be interested in using our printmaking studio. We would like to form a printmakers group where individuals work in a shared space sharing ideas and inspiration. For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.

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Drawing and Composition Adults (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

September 23 - October 28, 2017 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Amanda MacAulay $80.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $92.00 plus HST (Non Members) This course will expand upon the techniques taught in the Adult Drawing & Composition (Beginner to Intermediate Level) class. Through this course students will learn how to properly use and apply shading techniques and a range of tonal values to…

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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

September 21 - November 9, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Diane Campbell $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 basic weave structures. Returning…

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Tapestry Weaving (Introductory Level)

September 19 - October 10, 2017 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Jane Alderdice $53 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $60.96 plus HST (Non Members) In this introductory course, you will learn to weave on a simple frame loom, using finger techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind hand woven piece: a small tapestry to hang on your wall. No experience in weaving, design or art…

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Metal Clay Jewellery (Introductory Level)

September 18 - October 30, 2017 (Mondays, 6 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Karen Wawer $90.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $103.50 plus HST (Non Members) In this series of classes you will be introduced to the amazing world of silver metal clay and some of the possibilities of its use in jewellery making. This malleable clay can be rolled, textured and shaped into jewellery and…

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory Level)

September 21 - November 9, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Paul Moore $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138.00 plus HST (Non Members) Wire wrapped jewellery is a method of crafting jewellery by hand with wire and a few simple hand tools. It involves wrapping, weaving and twisting wires together to create wearable jewellery. Join Paul as he takes students through the steps…

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Jewellery (Advanced Level) Afternoon

September 20 - October 25, 2017 (Wednesdays, 6 weeks) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Karen Wawer $90.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $103.50 plus HST (Non Members) In these six classes we will focus on the creation of hollow form jewellery starting with the H or dome ring and continuing with closed construction techniques. The jewellery you create will appear substantial in appearance although light in weight.…

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Jewellery (Intermediate Level) Evening

September 20 - November 22, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Lynda Lou MacIntyre $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) This eight-week class will have you creating your own handmade jewellery that incorporates set stones and will leave you anxious to learn more. With the basic skills already under your belt, you are ready to stretch your creative imagination…

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Acrylic Painting (Introductory to Advanced Level) Evening

September 21 - November 9, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Onni Nordman $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 has a style that…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Afternoon

September 21 - November 9, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Barbara Palmer $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 plus HST (Non Members) Barb is an experienced artist who has a unique style of teaching. For those who really want to understand how to think creatively, she will show you how to find your 'Inner Artist'. By learning how colour, shadows, shapes and…

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Oil Painting (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Evening

September 20 - November 8, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Barbara Palmer $106 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $121.90 plus HST (Non Members) Barb is an experienced artist who has a unique style of teaching. For those who really want to understand how to think creatively, she will show you how to find your 'Inner Artist'. By learning how colour, shadows, shapes and…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Afternoon

Date: September 18 - November 20, 2017 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Elizabeth Burtt Fee: $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 plus HST (Non Members) This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

September 19 - November 14, 2017 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Elizabeth Burtt $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 plus HST (Non Members) This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will go over the basics…

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Pottery (Introductory to Intermediate) Evening

September 18 - November 20, 2017 (Mondays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Elizabeth Burtt $130 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $149.50 plus HST (Non Members) This class combines fun, practical knowledge, and a concise approach using handbuilding techniques leading up to throwing on the potter’s wheel. This class is suitable for both the beginner and intermediate level student. The instructor will go over the basics…

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Sewing is Fun (Introductory to Intermediate)

September 21 - November 9, 2017 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Paula Muise $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 machine and hand stitches…

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Stained Glass (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

September 19 - November 14, 2017 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pmIrene Campbell $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 a project of their own…

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