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.

Macrame (Introductory Level)

Macrame (Introductory Level) Date: May 15, 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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Drop In and Help Me Knit (Introductory to Advanced Level)

Drop In and Help Me Knit (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: May 7, 21, 28 & June 4, 2021 (Fridays, 4 weeks) Time: 12 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Calandra Coward Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) Want to learn how to knit? Want to refresh your knitting skills? Do you have a knitting question? Are you working on a knitting project…

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Shopping Basket Weaving (Introductory Level)

Shopping Basket Weaving (Introductory Level) Date: May 29, 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: May 22, 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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Virtual Knitting, The Canal Headband (Introductory Level)

Virtual Knitting, The Canal Headband (Introductory Level) Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Instructor: Calandra Coward Fee: $15 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $17.25 plus HST (Non-Members) The knitted headband is a functional and trendy accessory. It is made for babies to adults and knits up quickly and uses up leftover yarn and scraps. The Canal Headband is one of the first…

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Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level)

Basics of Knitting (Introductory Level) Date: May 10 (Monday) & May 11, 2021 (Tuesday) 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

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) Date: September 25 & October 2, 2021 (Saturdays, 2 classes) 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.…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: September 30 & October 7, 2021 (Thursdays, 2 classes) 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…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: October 12 & (Tuesday) & October 14, 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…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: October 19 & (Tuesday) & October 21, 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…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: November 13 & November 20, 2021 (Saturdays) 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 roll…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: September 20 (Monday) & September 22, 2021 (Wednesday) 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: October 9 & 16, 2021 (Saturdays, 2 classes) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) Class 1: The pottery studio will be open to students to work on projects that they haven’t finished or to start something new. The instructor will be there to…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: October 30 & November 6, 2021 (Saturdays) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) Class 1: The pottery studio will be open to students to work on projects that they haven’t finished or to start something new. The instructor will be there to provide…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) Date: September 25 & October 2, 2021 (Saturdays, 2 classes) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $60.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $69.00 plus HST (Non-Members) The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) Date: October 26 & (Tuesday) & October 28, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 1 pm to 3 pm Instructor: Solskin (SKE) Brask Fee: $50.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) Date: November 2 (Tuesday) & November 4, 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) The slump mold is a great way to make bowls without using a pottery wheel or using the pinch-pot method. The molds are super easy to make and well worth the…

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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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