Workshops – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design


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.

Sizeable Wrap Ring

Sizeable Wrap Ring (Introductory Level) Date: May 14, 2022 Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) The lovely thing about making this ring is that it will fit any finger! You will use your creative skills to personalize your ring. You can decorate it by using techniques like roller printing, hammering or using punches. Next,…

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Unrefined: Paint & Wine 19+ Event

Unrefined: Paint & Wine 19+ Event Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Creative Guide: Lynda Lou MacIntyre Fee: $50 (tax included) Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design invites you for Unrefined: Paint & Wine, a very special night of creativity and fun. You’ll spend time with friends painting your own masterpiece! The night is guided by an experienced artist and it's relaxed and unrefined in…

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Botanical Contact Prints & Bookbinding (Introductory Level)

Botanical Contact Prints & Bookbinding Date: June 18, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Mel Sweetnam Fee: $128 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $147.20 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. Mel Sweetnam is…

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Wool Painting

Wool Painting Date: May 7, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Bailee Higgins Fee: $27.50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $31.63 plus HST (Non-Members) Learn how to paint with wool. Using needles as your brush and wool roving as you paint, you will learn techniques to create texture and to blend wool together to create a 2D felted image. Cost of materials is $10 payable to…

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Paint Figures in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Paint Figures in Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level) Date: May 28, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 9 am to 4 pm (Must bring a lunch) Instructor: William Rogers Fee: $105.60 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $121.44 plus HST (Non-Members) Outline: How to compose, draw and paint the figure in watercolor. Paint application, values, colour mixing, simplification, and adding details. Demonstration and paint along with lots of tips and individual help. Day ends with…

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Macrame (Introductory Level)

Macrame (Introductory Level) Date: May 21, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Jessica Baxter Fee: $27.50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $31.63 plus HST (Non-Members) When you think of Macramé, you think of the classic planter. Take advantage of one on one time learning how to master these knots, which will allow you to explore the world of tapestries, as the knots learned are used in…

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