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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Mini Quilt (Introductory Level)

Mini Quilt (Introductory Level) Date: May 12, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40plus HST(Members) | Fee: $46 plus HST(Non Members) Learn the basics of quilting with this quick introductory workshop. You'll come away with a small quilt of your own and a new breadth of knowledge. This workshop will cover fabric choice, quilting tools, hand and machine sewing, quilt piecing, quilt…

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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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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: June 12 & 19, 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 out…

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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Introduction to Hand Building Mugs Date: May 18 (Tuesday) & May 20, 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: May 11 (Tuesday) & May 13, 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: April 26 (Monday) & April 28, 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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Introduction to Hand Building Mugs

Date: April 29 & May 6, 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 will roll out clay and…

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Open Studio – Hand Building with Adult and Child

Open Studio - Hand Building with Adult and Child Date: May 8 & 15, 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: May 29 & June 5, 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: May 24 (Tuesday) & May 27, 2021 (Thursday) 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 the…

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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level) Date: April 24 & May 1, 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) 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: June 8 (Tuesday) & June 10, 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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Slump Mold Hand Building (Introductory Level)

Slump Mold Hand Building Date: January 26 (Tuesday) & January 28, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 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 time. The…

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Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level)

Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level) Date: May 5, 2021 (Wednesday) Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $40 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $46.00 plus HST (Non-Members) A workshop focused on exploring stitched shibori techniques and patterns. We will learn multiple basic techniques and tips and then begin trying our own things based off this information. This workshop is a space for students to experiment…

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Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level)

Basic Observational Drawing (Introductory to Intermediate Level) Date: May 1, 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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Screen-print you own Tote Bag (Introductory Level)

Screenprint your own Tote Bag (Introductory Level) Date: May 19 & 26, 2021 (Wednesdays, 2 weeks) Time: 6 pm to 8 pm Instructor: Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non-Members) Screenprinting is an effective technique for creating bold canvases, posters and artwork, but the method can also be used to print fabrics and textiles, so it's great for creating all sorts of custom clothing and…

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