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.

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Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level)

Experimenting with Stitched Shibori (Introductory Level) Date: March 23, 2019 (Saturday) Time: 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor:  Juliana Scherzer Fee: $50.00 (Members) | Fee: $57.50 (Non Members) A workshop focused on exploring stitched shibori techniques and patterns. Students will be learning a specific technique of shibori called "nui" shibori that is done through hand stitching. You will learn multiple basic techniques and tips and then begin trying your…

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Textile Repair Work Techniques (Introductory Level)

Textile Repair Work Techniques (Introductory Level) Date: March 25, 2019 (Monday) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor:  Juliana Scherzer Fee: $39 (Members) | Fee: $44.85 (Non Members) Bring in your damaged and aged textiles and learn various techniques in how to repair your clothing. We’ll cover multiple repair techniques and focus on ones specific to the piece you need to repair. You'll leave the course with new…

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Stacking Ring Jewellery (Introductory Level)

Stacking Ring Jewellery (Introductory Level) Date: February 12 & 19, 2019 (Tuesdays 2 weeks) Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Instructor: Tammy McClennan Fee: $50 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $57.50 plus HST (Non Members) In this 2-day workshop, students will learn basic goldsmithing techniques to create multiple stacking rings in sterling silver. Students will learn piercing, forming and soldering as well as finishing and decorative techniques to…

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Basket Weaving (Introductory Level)

Basket Weaving (Introductory Level) Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Instructor:  Donna Poulette Fee: $50.00 (Members) | Fee: $57.50 (Non Members) While basket weaving is one of the most wide spread crafts in the history of any human civilization, it is hard to say just how old the craft is. Donna Poulette of Eskasoni will teach us how to make a traditional Mi’kmaq basket made with natural,…

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Painting a Watercolour Still Life (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

Painting a Watercolour Still Life (Introductory to Advanced Level) Date: March 16, 2019 (Saturday) Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Instructor: Christopher Gorey Fee: $96 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $110.04 plus HST (Non Members) In the morning session the students will be introduced to the still life by drawing from life. The use of line, shape, proportion, design and the setting up of the still life…

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