Workshops – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

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.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, so does our safety protocols at the Centre. That is why we require all students and instructors to be fully vaccinated in order to participate in courses and workshops. Proof of vaccination will be required upon registration. If you are unable or choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious, or cultural reasons, you can still participate in courses and workshops, but you’ll be required to follow Public Heath guidelines (masking, social distancing, etc.) and provide testing results prior to coming to the Centre. The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the public remain our top priority.

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.

Introductory to Sustainable Patchworking

Introductory to Sustainable Patchworking Date: November 18 (Thursday) & November 20 (Saturday), 2021 Time: 5 pm to 9 pm (Thursday) & 11:30 to 3:30 pm (Saturday) Instructor: Marite Kuus Fee: $45 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $51.75 plus HST (Non-Members) This two-part workshop will introduce students to patchwork, appliqué and quilt techniques that can be used for repurposing domestic fabrics into fun and handy everyday objects. Students are…

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Fashion Design (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Fashion (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 21 - November 9, 2021 (Tuesdays, 8 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Marie Isabelle Whitty Lampron Fee: $120 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $138 plus HST (Non Members) “A fashion course that leads to a final project. Touching the bases of fashion design, illustrating, pattern making and sewing. This ambitious course covers all those spheres - giving…

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Screen & Stencil Printing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Screen & Stencil Printing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 18 & 25, 2021 (Saturdays, 2 weeks) Time: 10 am to 3 pm Instructor: Wynn Toronitz Fee: $100 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $115 plus HST (Non-Members) Explore Colour, Shape and Composition Through Screen and Stencil Printing with Wynn Toronitz Students will create, compose and reproduce a physical work, and create an edition of 5-10 original copies…

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“Painting with Fibres” (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

"Painting with Fibres" (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 18, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 10 am to 3 pm Instructor: Linda Roe Fee: $125.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $143.75 plus HST (Non-Members) This course is targeted for students who would like to explore fibre art, to learn how to use many different fibres (focusing on wool and silk) to produce a two-dimensional finished 'painting'.  Please bring a land…

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Macrame (Introductory Level)

Macrame (Introductory Level) Date: October 16, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Jessica Baxter Fee: $25 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $28.75 plus HST (Non-Members) This class will teach you the basics of macrame and how to produce a hanging planter. Macrame is a type of textile created using knotting techniques, as opposed to weaving or knitting. Each knot can be created with your hands, and…

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Shopping Basket Weaving (Introductory Level)

Shopping Basket Weaving (Introductory Level) Date: November 6, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 10 am to 4 pm Instructor: Sian Turner Fee: $100.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $115.00 plus HST (Non-Members)  Come along and learn how to make a splint woven basket with a wooden handle suitable for shopping, gathering or storage. Using reed, you will be shown traditional weaves and techniques involved in splint work by experienced…

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Knitting “Let’s Make a Hat!” (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Knitting “Let’s Make a Hat!” (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: November 13, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Calandra Coward Fee: $30 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $34.50 plus HST (Non-Members) In this brief course, students will build on the basics of knitting so that they may carry on in the craft. Through guidance and step-by-step instruction, students will begin and hopefully complete The…

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Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level)

Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level) Date: September 21 & 28, 2021 (Tuesdays, 2 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Calandra Coward Fee: $35 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $40.25 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…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: September 21 (Tuesday) & September 23, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 give a brief demo on how to make a mug. Students will…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: September 30 (Thursday) & October 4, 2021 (Monday) Time: 6 pm to 9 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 give a brief demo on how to make a mug. Students will…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: September 18 & 25, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: October 9 & 16, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: October 23 & 30, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: November 20 & 27, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: November 6 & 13, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance…

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Open Studio – Holiday Ornaments with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Holiday Ornaments with Adult and Child Date: December 4, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 10 am to 3 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to hand build their own holiday ornaments from a variety of clays. There will…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: September 19, 2021 (Sunday) Time: 10 am to 1 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $30.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $34.50 plus HST (Non-Members) This class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) to make hand-built pottery! The instructor will be there to provide guidance and support…

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Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: October 2, 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) This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate students. You will learn basic visual and technical skills to get you started in drawing. Subjects covered will include proportion, drawing point to point, line, tonal value…

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