Workshops – Cape Breton Centre for Craft

Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation. From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, we endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels.

Please note there are no refunds for missed workshops. If, for any reason, it is necessary for the Centre to cancel a workshop, students will be notified prior to the commencement of the workshop and offered a full refund.

Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level) Date: January 26, 2021 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Calandra Coward Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non Members) In this brief course, students will be introduced to the basics of knitting so that they may carry on the craft. Through guidance and step by step instruction, you will begin and hopefully complete the Farmhouse…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: March 13 - March 20, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Hand Building is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel.  Class 1: The Instructor will teach a brief demo on how to make a mug. Students will roll…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: February 20 - February 27, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Hand Building is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel.  Class 1: The Instructor will teach a brief demo on how to make a mug. Students will roll…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: January 19 (Tuesday) & January 21, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Hand Building is working with clay by hand using only simple tools, not the pottery wheel.  Class 1: The Instructor will teach a brief demo on how to make a mug. Students will…

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Open Studio (Pottery)

Open Studio (Pottery) Date: January 30 - February 6, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $45.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $51.75 plus HST (Non-Members) Class 1: The pottery studio will be open to students to work on projects that they haven’t finished or to start something new. The instructor will be there to provide guidance and support but students…

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Introduction to Slip Casting

Introduction to Slip Casting Date: Thursdays, February 11 & 13 & Saturday, February 18, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $85.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $119.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Slip casting is a method of pouring liquid clay into plaster molds to create multiples of the same shape. Class 1: The Instructor will teach a brief demo of slip casting and…

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Introduction to Slip Casting

Introduction to Slip Casting Date: February 2, 3, 4, 2021 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $85.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $119.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Slip casting is a method of pouring liquid clay into plaster molds to create multiples of the same shape. Class 1: The Instructor will teach a brief demo of slip casting and what…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building Date: March 4 - March 11, 2021 (Thursdays) Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth the time. The idea…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building Date: January 26 (Tuesday) & January 28, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth the time. The…

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Jewellery, Stacking Rings (Introductory Level)

Jewellery, Stacking Rings (Introductory Level) Date: February 16 - March 2, 2021 (Tuesdays, 3 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Aleena Derohanian Fee: $75.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non-Members) This is a course for absolute beginners in jewellery, and who are interested in learning how to make their own sterling silver band rings in a variety of sizes and textures. We…

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Jewellery, Stacking Rings (Introductory Level)

Jewellery, Stacking Rings (Introductory Level) Date: January 19 - February 2, 2021 (Tuesdays, 3 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Aleena Derohanian Fee: $75.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $86.25 plus HST (Non-Members) This is a course for absolute beginners in jewellery, and who are interested in learning how to make their own sterling silver band rings in a variety of sizes and textures. We…

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Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level)

Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level) Date: February 3, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) A workshop focused on exploring stitched shibori techniques and patterns. We will learn multiple basic techniques and tips and then begin trying our own things based off this information. This workshop is a space for students to…

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Watercolour (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Watercolour (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: January 30, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Christopher Gorey Fee: $96 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $110.04 plus HST (Non Members) One day workshop geared for the beginner and intermediate students. Topics covered will be Methods and Materials; basic watercolour techniques and a landscape “Paint Along” with Mr. Gorey. There will be a discussion of watercolour materials;…

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Screen-print you own Tote Bag (Introductory Level)

Screen-print your own Tote Bag (Introductory Level) Date: February 10 & February 17, 2021 (Wednesdays, 2 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the basic techniques of screen-printing and you will come away with a cool new tote bag in the process! This quick course will cover the entire process from making your…

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Textile Repair Techniques (Introductory Level)

Textile Repair Techniques (Introductory Level) Date: January 20, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $46 plus HST (Non Members) Bring in your damaged and aged textiles and learn various techniques in how to repair your clothing. We’ll cover multiple repair techniques and focus on those specific to the piece you need to repair. You'll leave the…

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Introduction to Hand Embroidery

Introduction to Hand Embroidery Date: January 27, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members)  Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Hand embroidery is one of the oldest and most beautiful sewing skills one could master. Students will learn basic embroidery stitches and…

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