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 December 16, 2019. Non-member registration begins January 6, 2020.

Please note registration fees for regular classes are non-refundable after January 20, 2020. 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.

Introduction to Ceramics

Introduction to Ceramics Date: January 21 - March 10, 2020 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week course will be an introduction to a wide variety of techniques in clay. Students will first learn hand building skills, including slab construction, coil building and pinching methods. A brief…

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Comic Making for Adults, Age 16+ (Introductory Level)

Comic Making for Adults, Age 16+ (Introductory Level) Date: January 20 - March 16, 2020 (Mondays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alison Uhma Fee: $84.80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $97.52 plus HST (Non Members) This course focuses on using panels, images and words, to tell vibrant stories. Whether you are looking to develop a story of your own, or adapt an old…

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Comic for Kids, Age 8+ (Introductory Level)

Comic for Kids, Age 8+ (Introductory Level) Date: January 25 - February 29, 2020 (Saturdays, 6 weeks) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Alison Uhma Fee: $64 (Members) | Fee: $73.60 (Non Members) We all know comics are fun, but they are an important art making practice too. Using both words, and images to tell fictional or autobiographical stories, this class is about using our imaginations…

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Adult Wheel Throwing (Intermediate Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Intermediate Level) Date: January 23 - March 12, 2020 (Thursdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week intermediate course will cover some more advanced skills of wheel throwing. Students will learn how to throw a double walled vessel, how to throw a lidded vessel, and…

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Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level)

Adult Wheel Throwing (Introductory Level) Date: January 22 - March 11, 2020 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $156 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $179.40 plus HST (Non Members) This eight week beginner course will cover the basic skills of wheel throwing. Students will learn proper techniques for centering clay, throwing a cylinder and bowl form, and trimming a pot.…

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Mug of the Month 19+ Event

Mug of the Month 19+ Event Date: January 24 (FULL), February 21 or March 13, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Alana Wilson Fee: $45 per class (tax included) This is a fun and easy two-hour class of guided instructions to help create your very own mug. It is beginner level with no previous experience required. All pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe. The workshop…

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2019 PD Day Camps

2020 PD Day Camps Date: March 10, April 8 & April 29, 2020 Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $25 per class Age: 7+ "Looking for something fun for your elementary/middle school kids to do? We will be hosting PD camps here at the Centre with Juliana Scherzer. Students will experiment with fabric printing, dyeing, and embroidery, teaching them new skills to use for life!…

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After School Craft Exploration

After School Craft Exploration Date: September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1 & October 3 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $15 per class Age: 7+  "Looking for something fun and engaging after school? This program will give your child a new and exciting project each week, introducing them to new materials and skills! We will work largely with textile techniques but we…

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Introduction to Tie & Dye Techniques

Introduction to Tie & Dye Techniques Date: February 24 - March 16, 2020 (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: January 20 - February 10, 2020 (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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Introduction to Block Printing

Introduction to Block Printing Date: January 22 - February 12, 2020 (Wednesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 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: January 21 - February 11, 2020 (Tuesdays, 4 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 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…

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Jewellery (Intermediate Level)

Jewellery (Intermediate Level)  Date: January 22 - March 11, 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) Jewellery is enhanced by the use of embellishments to catch the eye with shape, texture and the reflection of light. In this class, you will use sterling silver scraps  & fine silver to…

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Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

Digital Photography (Introductory Level) Date: February 22 - March 14, 2020 (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) 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…

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Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level)

Oil Painting, Evening (Advanced Level) Date: January 22 - March 11, 2020 (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: January 23 - March 12, 2020 (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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Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Hand Weaving (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 23 - March 12, 2020 (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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Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level)

Drawing and Composition for Adults (Introductory Level) Date: January 25 - February 29, 2020 (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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