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.

Membertou – Beginner Series: Quill Medallions

Membertou - Beginner Series: Quill Medallions Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022  Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Location: Membertou Heritage Park: Elders Room - 35 Su’n Awti  Instructor: Ashley Sanipass Registration starts: October 6, 2022  Workshop Description: Learn the basics of using porcupine quill art on birchbark by creating an outline of an 8-point star medallion with Facilitator Ashley Sanipass. There will be discussions on how to…

Read More >


Eskasoni – Beginner Series: Quill Medallions

Eskasoni - Beginner Series: Quill Medallions Date: Sunday, October 30 2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Eskasoni Elders Centre - 19 Medicine Trail Instructor: Ashley Sanipass Registration starts: October 6, 2022  Workshop Description: Learn the basics of using porcupine quill art on birchbark by creating an outline of an 8-point star medallion with Facilitator Ashley Sanipass. There will be discussions on how to prepare: birch…

Read More >


Potlotek – Beginner Series: Quill Medallions

Potlotek - Beginner Series: Quill Medallions Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022  Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Location: Potlotek Community Hall- 21 Old Band Office Road Instructor: Ashley Sanipass  Registration starts: October 6, 2022  Workshop Description: Learn the basics of using porcupine quill art on birchbark by creating an outline of an 8-point star medallion with Facilitator Ashley Sanipass. There will be discussions on how to prepare:…

Read More >


We’koqma’q Beginner Series: Quill Medallions

We’koqma’q Beginner Series: Quill Medallions Date: Friday, October 28, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Location: We'koqma'q Seniors Centre - 160 Reservation Road Instructor: Ashley Sanipass Registration starts: October 6, 2022   Workshop Description: Learn the basics of using porcupine quill art on birchbark by creating an outline of an 8-point star medallion with Facilitator Ashley Sanipass. There will be discussions on how to prepare: birch bark,…

Read More >


Wagmatcook – Beginner Series: Quill Medallions

Wagmatcook - Beginner Series: Quill Medallions Date: Friday, October 28, 2022 Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM  Location: Wagmatcook Elders Centre - 57 Fishery Road Instructor: Ashley Sanipass Registration starts: October 6, 2022 Workshop Description: Learn the basics of using porcupine quill art on birchbark by creating an outline of an 8-point star medallion with Facilitator Ashley Sanipass. There will be discussions on how to prepare: birch…

Read More >


Beading (Introductory Level)

Beading (Introductory Level) Date: November 4, 2022 (Friday) Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley (they/them/theirs) Fee: $50.00 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) This 4-hour workshop offers an introduction to beading, the history of beading, and application of contemporary bead work. You are invited to discover the global impact that beads have had on history and diverse cultures through time and space.…

Read More >


Teen Drawing (Introductory Level)

Teen Drawing (Introductory Level) Date: November 5, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Instructor: Emma Whaley (they/them/theirs) Fee: $82.50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $94.88 plus HST (Non-Members) Ages: 12 to 18 years The fundamentals of drawing. This 6-hour workshop offers an introduction to drawing, the elements of art, and the principles of design. You are invited to explore a variety of drawing mediums in…

Read More >


Wool Painting

Wool Painting Date: October 22, 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…

Read More >


Macrame (Introductory Level)

Macrame (Introductory Level) Date: October 22, 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…

Read More >