Course List


Classes Run April 23 to June 22, 2020

Registration Opens March 19, 2020, at 10:00

To register please call Alexis, our Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524.

The first day of registration is very BUSY as we fill spaces on a first-come-first-serve basis.

When you call LEAVE ONE MESSAGE clearly stating your name, number, and the class you wish to register in. Alexis will return all messages in the order she received them. It may take a few hours to get back to you so please do not repeat calls unless Alexis leaves you a message to call her back. You will not be bumped out of the queue. If the answering machine is full DO call back until you get through, Alexis will do her best to make sure it is clear. (Messages made before March 19th at 10:00 am will be disregarded).

We need your name, contact info, and payment.
We will take payment over the phone with a visa or master card.
Payment must be taken at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.
Note: HST is NOT included in the listed course fees. Please include 15% HST with each registration

We maintain a waiting list and encourage students to ask to be added to it. If we have enough students and if there is a day available in the schedule with an instructor available to teach we will run a second class.

After the first day of registration, you can register in person! Come see us at 1061 (Mary E Black Gallery) or 1096 (The Studios) Marginal Rd.

How to Find Us

  • 1061 Marginal Road - Suite 140 Houses the Centre for Craft's Mary E. Black Gallery, Collectors' Gallery, Multi-Purpose Studio, and Weaving Studio.
  • 1096 Marginal Road - You will find the Centre for Craft's Ceramic, Wood, and Jewellery Studios. Gray building, blue trim. On the right hand side heading south, a few parking lots down from the back of the Westin.
  • For more information please see our How To Find Us page
Date / Time Title Description Costs Type Instructor(s)
Mar 28, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
6 hours/2 days

10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 23, 2020
00. Mixed Media Painting WINTER TERM

Students will develop themes that involve colour and collage by learning how to layer paints on a canvas to reveal the colour underneath with sgraffito techniques.

$75 + materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Violet Rosengarten
Apr 04, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 09, 2020
00. Amazing Embellishments WINTER TERM

In this class we will combine embroidery, felt appliqué, and beading to create one of a kind decorative patches.

$50 + kit fee $20 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Mar 21, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30 - 5:30
10 hours/2 days

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 16, 2020
00. End-Grain Cutting Board Winter Term

A perennial favorite! This class covers all the basics, from milling to finishing. End grain cutting boards are not only more beautiful, they are also much more durable than side grain.

$165 + materials fee $85 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
May 01, 2020
Fridays, 6:00 - 10:00 (no class May 8)
24 hours/6 weeks

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
01. Pedestal Table

This small, elegant pedestal table is a perfect accent piece for a home of any size.

$380 + materials fee $90 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
Apr 23, 2020
Thursdays, 6:00-10:00
32 hours/8 weeks

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 16, 2020
02. Hanging Cabinet

Learn the basics of cabinetry in this comprehensive course, from milling rough lumber to finishing and hanging hinges.

$500 + materials fee $100 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
Apr 25, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00
12 hours/2 days

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
03. Picture Frame

In this class you will learn how to turn rough hardwood into a glossy inlaid picture frame!

$195 + materials fee $55 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
May 23, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30-5:30
10 hours/ 2 days

5 (no experience nesessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 16, 2020
04. End Grain Cutting Board

A perennial favorite! This class covers all the basics, from milling to finishing. End grain cutting boards are not only more beautiful, they are also much more durable than side grain.

$165 + materials fee $85 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
Jun 06, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-5:30
5 hours/1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 01, 2020
05. Turn a Rolling Pin

Learn basic spindle turning techniques while making a maple rolling pin! Various styles are possible, with room to play!

$80 + materials fee $40 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
Jun 07, 2020
Sunday, 12:30-5:30
5 hours/1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 01, 2020
06. Hand Cut Joinery

Ever wonder how woodworkers cut complicated joints like a dovetail or a mortise and tenon?

$80 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Veronica Post
May 05, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30
18 hours/6 weeks

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 28, 2020
07. Coffee Table

Building a standard size coffee table from solid walnut, students will get a taste of all key components of the wood shop including: jointer, planer, band saw, table saw, routers, trimmers, sanding

$285 + materials fee $165 payable to the instructor before class (e-transfer)

Wood Daniel Arsenault
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30
24 hours/8 weeks (no class May 18)

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
08. Intro Ceramics Session 1

Learn the basic techniques of working with clay from wheel thrown to hand building.  This course will allow students to develop a style of work and experiment with various surface textures and deco

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Kaas Ghanie BFA
Apr 28, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 21, 2020
09. Intro Ceramics Session 2

This is an introductory class, focusing on hand building, wheel throwing and simple press molds; developing an understanding of clay, with skills both on and off the wheel.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Danielle Harris
Apr 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (Prerequisite Intro Ceramics)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2020
10. Advanced Ceramics Techniques

Students will work on developing technical skills with materials and processes appropriate to their goals.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Danielle Harris
Apr 30, 2020
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 23, 2020
11. Handbuilding the Figure

This class will take students away from the potter's wheel and into the world of figurative

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Danielle Harris
Apr 26, 2020
Sundays, 1:00 - 4:00
15 hours/5 weeks (no class May 17)

6 (some experience needed)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
12. Potters with Experience

Take this chance to use both the potter’s wheel and hand building techniques. Center clay on the wheel; explore straight and rounded forms and unique surfaces.

$185 (clay included) + students bring own tool kit $15 at art stores

Ceramics Suzi Cameron BFA, BA
Apr 30, 2020
Thursdays, 1:30-4:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (Prerequisite Advanced Class)
Registration Closes: Apr 23, 2020
13. Daytime Pottery - Advanced

An opportunity to take your skills further.  In a class tailored to your needs and development, you will be pushed to take your work to the next level with weekly one-on-one discussions of your goa

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Toni Losey BFA
Apr 30, 2020
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (Prerequisite 2 Intro Ceramics classes)
Registration Closes: Apr 23, 2020
14. Throwing: Basics and Beyond

This class is for students to expand their knowledge and learn new techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel and hand building.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Toni Losey BFA
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:30-9:30 (no class May 18)
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
15. Intro Ceramics Session 3

Students will learn the fundamentals of hand-built and wheel thrown pottery. The focus will be on making functional pottery such as cups, mugs, bowls, small plates, plant pots and more.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays. 1:30-4:30
24 hours/8 weeks (no class May 18)

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
16. Intro Ceramics Session 4

Students will learn the fundamentals of hand-built and wheel thrown pottery. The focus will be on making functional pottery such as cups, mugs, bowls, small plates, plant pots and more.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Apr 29, 2020
wednesdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2020
17. Handbuilting for the Home

In this class students will learn hand building pottery skills and create home décor projects like serving trays, plant pots, vases and candle votive holders, mugs and much more.

$300 (clay included) + students brings tool kit (purchase from art store)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA

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