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.

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Christmas Ornaments & Jewellery (Introductory to Advanced Level)

December 9, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Gayle Bird $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) Make presents for everyone on your list this year in this production workshop! You'll learn several patterns to create tree ornaments, pendants, and earrings, and then the instructor will help you make more, showing techniques for fast and efficient production. Gayle Bird is an online…

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery Set (Introductory to Advanced Level)

December 16, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Gayle Bird $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) Create your own earrings, pendants, and more in this workshop that begins with an overview of wire and tools, gives you patterns and techniques for an organic, freeform jewellery type, and helps you develop your own style for a unique set of jewellery to call…

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Parent & Child Painting (Winter Theme)

November 4, 2017 (Saturday) 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Amanda MacAulay Fee: $40  The Parent & Child Painting workshop is designed for you and your child to have an afternoon out together and have some creative fun. You will each paint a 16 x 20 stretched canvas using acrylic paints. In about two hours you and your child will take home your masterpieces. Age 7+ (A snack…

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Children’s Halloween Crafts (Don’t forget to dress in costume!)

October 28, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Maria Gillis 6 to 10 $20 per child We are calling all little monsters, ghosts, goblins and witches to join in on our workshop held on Saturday, October 28. Kids will make an assortment of Halloween projects that are perfect for making your house suitably spooky this Halloween. All of the supplies needed to make the crafts are…

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Nail Polish Flowers & Pendants (Introductory to Advanced Level)

October 28, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Gayle Bird Fee: $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) Like in the 70s, only better! Learn how to use wire to create flowers and frames, then gain the techniques needed to fill empty spaces with a magical sheet of nail polish! They are pretty as a picture and perfect for all types of…

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Painting a Watercolour still life (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

October 21, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Christopher Gorey $79 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $90.85 plus HST (Non Members) In the morning session the students will be introduced to the still life by drawing from life. The use of line, shape, proportion, design and the setting up of the still life composition will be discussed at this time. Once the students are comfortable with…

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery (Introductory to Advanced Level)

October 14, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Gayle Bird $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) Create your own earrings, pendants, and more in this workshop that begins with an overview of wire and tools, provides patterns and techniques for an organic, freeform jewellery, and helps you develop your own style for a your own unique set of jewellery. Gayle Bird…

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Stained Glass Workshop (Introductory Level)

October 14, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Joanie Cunningham $60 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69 plus HST (Non Members)   The focus of this workshop will be to introduce the skills used when creating  "stained glass sun catchers".  Bring your own safety glasses. There will be a small materials fee of approximately $5. No experience is required. Joanie Cunningham
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Mi’kmaw Basket Weaving (Introductory Level)

October 14, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Virick Charles Francis $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $74.75 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the traditional art of Mi'kmaw basket making with artist Virick Francis. Basket making is a very relaxing and grounding activity. At the end of the class you will have a finished basket to take home and the knowledge of how to make it…

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Steampunk Assembly (Introductory to Advanced Level)

September 30, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Gayle Bird $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) Learn assemblage techniques to create a unique pendant or brooch! Grab your box of broken jewellery or dig through our supplies and we'll show you how to use glue, patinas and wire to turn junk into treasure. (Materials fee of $15 payable to the Instructor)…

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Felted Halloween Pumpkins (Introductory to Advanced Level)

September 30, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Shari MacLeod $26.50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $30.48 plus HST (Non Members) In just two hours, needle felter extraordinaire Shari MacLeod will teach you how to make this adorable pumpkin. No felting experience required. Shari will provide kits at a cost of all the supplies and equipment you’ll need. Shari MacLeod has an insatiable curiosity about how…

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Children’s Thanksgiving Crafts

September 30, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Maria Gillis Ages 6 to 10 $20 Thanksgiving is all about sharing the day with family and reflecting on what we are thankful for in our lives. There’s no better way for the kids to celebrate being thankful than by making adorable, inspired crafts to take home and display. Maria Gillis grew up in Sydney and completed her…

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Introduction to Weaving: Tapestry Techniques

September 27, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Nicole Giacomantonio $39.75 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $45.71 plus HST (Non Members) This beginners workshop will teach basic tapestry weaving techniques on the lap loom. Students will explore color, texture and shape through a few simple techniques. This workshop will cover all steps in the creation of a small wall hanging, from warping the loom, to removing…

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Sand Casting (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

September 23, 2017 (Saturday) 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Caitlyn Purcell $65 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $74.75 plus HST (Non Members) In this class we will experiment with this ancient casting technique to create a unique piece of silver jewellery. Students will learn how to replicate an object in silver through this casting method. A fun and easy technique that can be used in various ways!…

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Linocut Printmaking (Introductory Level)

Saturday, November 25th 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tamsin Sloots $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) Students will learn the basics of linocut printmaking. Linocut is a relief printing method using a sheet of linoleum. A subtractive cutting method is used to take away the parts of linoleum where you want to leave the white of the page, and keep the parts…

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