Courses & Workshops – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Courses & Workshops

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MARBLED CLAY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
December 11, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tessa Reed
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.50 plus HST (Non-members) | All supplies included
Create six spectacular Christmas ornaments using colored clay, textures, and stamps! Each piece will be a one of a kind keepsake for that special someone. In this beginner level workshop, you will create a set of six spectacular ornaments using marbled clay! This technique is unique to…

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UPCYCLING SOCIAL – INDIGO DYEING

Date:
November 27, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$63 plus HST (Members) | $72.45 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $25
Learn to reduce, reuse and reinvent what you have! Find a way to love your old items again, and get creative in the process. If you have old clothing or home items that you don’t use much anymore, bring them to our workshop to give them a…

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ARRAY OF COLOURS PENDANT (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
November 20, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $15
Choose from a wide selection of beautiful beads (including Swarovski crystals) and create a simple and elegant pendant with wire. This is an excellent beginner's piece you will be proud to wear! (10 spaces available) To register, click here. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The Town…

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HAND PAINTING ON SILK WITH PLANT DYES

Date:
November 20, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$50 plus HST (Members) | $57.50 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $50
Free your inner artist and become a silk painter! You will be shown both traditional patterns you can paint use to paint on silk, or go rogue and paint your own expressions on pure silk scarves. The instructor will teach you the process of creating a special…

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ADVANCED BLOCK PRINTING WITH NATURAL PLANT DYES

Date:
November 13, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$75 plus HST (Members) | $86.25 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $50
In this class you will learn to directly stamp colour onto silk. Explore carving your own linoleum blocks with your original designs. This class will teach you the unique art of using plant proteins as thickeners to stamp with natural plant dyes. The instructor will give a…

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WIRE WRAPPING (INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)

Date:
November 7, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $15
Learn the essential skill of wrapping cabochons (flat stones with no hole). Make a beautiful pendant from a stone of your choice! It is Suggested that you have taken at least one other jewellery class. (10 spaces available) To register, click here. Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The Town…

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BASIC BLOCK PRINTING

Date:
November 6, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$62.50 plus HST (Members) | $71.88 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $50
Learn how to create your own original carved designs in linoleum blocks. Then, learn how to transfer these onto cotton pillow covers, to have a completely unique item for your home. Learn the secret to creating seamless repeats: straight repeats, flipped repeats, and 360 degree repeats. You will…

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HANDBUILDING (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 30, 2018 - December 4, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tessa Reed
Fee(s):
$117 plus HST (Members) | $134.55 plus HST (Non-members) | Cost of clay: 1/2 box is $25 and full box is $50
This class is the perfect choice for those that have ever been curious to try pottery. Students will experience an introductory level skill building class on hand building techniques. Learn to coil, pinch, and slab build your way to fun and functional forms with ceramic artist Tessa…

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SPIDER WEB PENDANT (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 25, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $15
Create a spooky pendant in time for Hallowe'en! You will learn basic wire weaving and forming techniques to create this fun design. (10 spaces available) To register online, click here. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2018. The Town of Port Hawkesbury is a co-sponsor of this workshop.

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RUST DYEING

Date:
October 25, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$75 plus HST (Members) | $86.25 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $20
This class offers a fascinating introduction to the unusual technique of using rust to create dyes. Students will work with silk and rusty objects to create beautiful pieces out of simple materials.  Learn an art form that has been practised since pre-historic times. Students are also free…

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SLAB MUG (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 23, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tessa Reed
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | All supplies included
Learn to transform flat slabs of clay into one of a kind, beautiful mugs! This easy and fun workshop will teach you how to use slabs to make a beautiful custom mug for yourself using a template! Try your hand at clay forming techniques, and make something…

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INDIGO OVER DYEING

Date:
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
$225 plus HST (Members) | $258.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $40
In this workshop, you will learn how to use plant based indigo in tandem with other plant colours. Students will be introduced to basic colour theory to apply to future projects. You will be introduced to 3 other plant based dyes to explore with the use of…

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SPOOKTACULAR CLAY FUN (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 16, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tessa Reed
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | All supplies included
Create and paint a Halloween - themed tea light and three miniature monsters in this fun two hour workshop! Completed work can be picked up from Customs House one week after class. In this Hallowe’en-inspired evening of fun, you and your friends are invited to form and…

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WHEEL THROWING (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 11, 2018 - November 29, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tessa Reed
Fee(s):
$156 plus HST (Members) | $179.40 plus HST (Non-members) Cost of clay: 1/2 box is $25 and full box is $50
This eight-week beginner wheel throwing class is focused on building simple skills to create and finish functional work on the wheel. The smaller class size allows for a more focused, customised-to-you learning experience while allowing room for exploration. This eight-week beginner’s wheel throwing class is designed for…

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PAINTED SWAROVSKI PENDANT (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 11, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $10
Paint on a flat wooden bead and learn how to turn it into a pendant to create a wearable piece of art, embellished with Swarovski crystals! Use a simple design that is provided or let your inner artist create your own design. (10 spaces available) To register…

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BEACH STONE WIRE WRAPPED PENDANT (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
October 3, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $10
Ever found a beautiful stone on the beach, and wished you could somehow turn it into jewellery you could wear? Now is your chance! Bring in your small stone or use one provided. (10 spaces available) To register online, click here. Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 26,…

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WIRE WRAPPING

Date:
September 27, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $15
Your path to learn jewellery making starts here! This class will teach you essential skills and techniques that every jewellery maker must have. Make up to three pendants, as time permits. (10 spaces available) To register online, click here. Registration deadline is Thursday, September 20, 2018. The…

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INDIGO SHIBORI

Date:
September 27, 2018
Instructor(s):
Josie Robison
Fee(s):
Fee: $75 plus HST (Members) | $86.25 plus HST (Non-members) | Material fee: $35
In this workshop, you will learn to dye cotton with plant derived indigo. Indigo is a blue dye that has been used for over 6000 years. This workshop will focus on the unique and diverse art of Shibori, originating from Japan. Under the guidance of a trained…

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ROLLING BUBBLES NECKLACE (INTRODUCTORY LEVEL)

Date:
September 19, 2018
Instructor(s):
Tasha Matthews
Fee(s):
$45 plus HST (Members) | $51.75 plus HST (Non-members) | $15 Materials
Perfect for beginners! Create a dainty accessory using basic wire shaping techniques and semi-precious stone beads. (10 spaces available) To register online, click here. Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The Town of Port Hawkesbury is a co-sponsor of this workshop.

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