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.

Sewing Machine Basics – Pillow Cover (Introductory Level)

Sewing Machine Basics - Pillow Cover (Introductory Level) Date: June 12, 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $30 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $35 plus HST (Non Members) Learn the basics of machine sewing by creating a pillow cover. This three-hour class is for anyone with little to no experience using a sewing machine. No experience is required! Become familiar with…

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Linocut Printmaking (Introductory Level)

Linocut Printmaking (Introductory Level) Date: June 19, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $60 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…

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Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day Card Date: May 5, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Instructor: Alison Uhma Fee: $25 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $29 plus HST (Non Members) You are invited to take part in this fun and easy workshop to make the mom or moms in your life a fun and special card. This three hour all ages workshop provides the materials you need to…

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Botanical Contact Prints & Bookbinding

Botanical Contact Prints & Bookbinding Date: April 21, 2018 Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Mel Sweetnam Fee: $80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $92 plus HST (Non Members) Students will learn to make contact prints with plants on paper (to directly transfer natural plant pigments and outlines/textures). Students will also learn an ancient stitching technique to make their own hand-made artisanal book to take home.…

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Knitting (Introductory Level)

Knitting (Introductory Level) Date: June 5, 2018 (Tuesday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $30 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $35 plus HST (Non Members) In this three hour session you’ll learn the very basics of knitting: how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off, and begin your own simple project, a scarf or neck warmer. For beginners, new knitters only. Tamsin…

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Copper Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Copper Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: April 28, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Paul Moore Fee: $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $58 plus HST (Non Members) This one day workshop will afford students the opportunity to delve in the world of copper jewellery. We will be making three different take home projects. There is skill development overlap on each project with the next…

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Indigo Shibori (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Indigo Shibori (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: June 16, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Tamsin Sloots Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $52 plus HST (Non Members) Experience the magic of Indigo dip dyeing through the Japanese art of Shibori! Shibori is an ancient and beautiful resist dyeing technique which is often recognized by its blue and white patterning. Shibori is often…

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Painting a Watercolour Still Life (Advanced Level)

Painting a Watercolour Still Life (Advanced Level) Date: April 28, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Christopher Gorey Fee: $80 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $92 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…

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Colouring from Nature – Inverness

Colouring from Nature - Inverness Date: Friday, October 5, 2018 Location: Inverness County Centre for the Arts Time: Full Day - Exact Time TBC Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will learn how to make botanical drawing inks and watercolour paints from natural dyes and pigments. They will learn the basics of colors and creating paints and come away with a set of 1/2oz amber…

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Ecoprinting – Inverness

Ecoprinting - Inverness Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 Location: Inverness County Centre for the Arts Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will be using both alum and iron as mordants to show the differences in colours based on mordants used and leaves that were wildcrafted in late Autumn. No natural dye experience will be necessary. Participants will go away…

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Intermediate Natural Dyeing – Inverness

Intermediate Natural Dyeing - Inverness Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018 Location: Inverness County Centre for the Arts Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full Day - Exact Time TBC Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will learn how to naturally dye a rainbow of colours from plants that were ethically harvested from the land base as well as exotic natural dyes. Participants will be working…

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Colouring from Nature – Sydney

Colouring from Nature - Sydney Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 Location: Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design Time: Full Day - Exact Time TBC Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will learn how to make botanical drawing inks and watercolour paints from natural dyes and pigments. They will learn the basics of colors and creating paints and come away with a set of 1/2oz…

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Ecoprinting – Sydney

Ecoprinting - Sydney Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Location: Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design Time: Full Day - Exact Time TBC Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will be using both alum and iron as mordants to show the differences in colours based on mordants used and leaves that were wildcrafted in late Autumn. No natural dye experience will be necessary. Participants will…

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Intermediate Natural Dyeing – Sydney

Intermediate Natural Dyeing - Sydney Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 Location: Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design Time: Full Day - Exact Time TBC Instructor: Caitlin Ffrench Fee: $100 plus HST Participants will learn how to naturally dye a rainbow of colours from plants that were ethically harvested from the land base as well as exotic natural dyes. Participants will be working with 2"x2" squares of…

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