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.

Needle Felting (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Needle Felting (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: September 18, 2021 (Saturday) Time: 10 am to 3 pm Instructor: Linda Roe Fee: $115.00 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $132.25 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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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: 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: 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

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 28 (Tuesday) & September 30, 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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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) Class 1: The instructor will be there to provide guidance and support but students will work independently. Class 2: The instructor will have fired work that was ready from the first class.…

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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 – 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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