Course List


Classes run September 22nd - December 9th, 2019

REGISTRATION STARTS August 30th at 10:00 am

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.
To elevate stress on all parties 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 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 August 30th at 10:00am will be disregarded).

We need your name, contact info, and a payment.
We will take payment over the phone with a visa or master card.
A 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.

Date / Time Title Description Costs Type Instructor(s)
Oct 27, 2019
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/1 day

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 21, 2019
19. Salt, Water, Broom

Explore unique silver textures, patterns, and shapes created through primitive processes of salt, water, and broom casting.

$80 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sorrel Van Allen
Oct 21, 2019
Mondays, 6:30-9:30
21 hours/7 weeks (no class Nov. 11)

Class size: 6 (a little experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 15, 2019
20. Concrete in fine Jewellery

Incorporating traditional metalsmithing techniques and industrial material to create contemporary pieces.

$260 + materials fee approx. $120 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Nov 03, 2019
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 28, 2019
21. Steel Pendant

Who said jewelry is precious? This workshop will teach you how to transform an industrial material into an everyday jewelry piece.

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

Metal Kim Paquet
Nov 10, 2019
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 04, 2019
22. Steel & Silver Earrings

What about turning an industrial material into an everyday jewelry piece. This workshop will convince you that jewellery is not all about preciousness.

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

Metal Kim Paquet
Sep 23, 2019
Mondays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 weeks (no class Oct. 14 & Nov. 11)

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 16, 2019
23. Weaving I

Beginners (as well as those who have come for a refresher class) will learn to weave on four harness floor looms.

$280 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class + extra costs for additional projects.

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Sep 25, 2019
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00
30 hours/10 weeks

Class size: 5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 18, 2019
24. Weaving II

This class is for students with previous weaving experience who are ready to tackle different techniques of their choice (or just love the sociable aspect of weaving).

$350

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Sep 28, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-4:00
12 hours/2 days

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 23, 2019
25. Books in Boxes

Bookbinders have long been making boxes to contain and protect books and this workshop will explore both bookbinding and box making during a full weekend workshop.

$140 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Nov 10, 2019
Sundays, 1:00-5:00
12 hours/3 weeks

Class size: 8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 04, 2019
26. Adventures in Bookbinding

This class will undertake a bookbinding adventure, making five different types of books over the course of three afternoon classes.

$140 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Nov 02, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
6 hours/2 days

Class size: 10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 28, 2019
27. Mixed Media Painting

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
Oct 05, 2019
Saturday, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 30, 2019
28. Felt-Based Jewellery

This workshop offers an introduction to felting and machine-free jewellery making. You will learn how to wet felt and dry felt as well as basic machine-free jewellery techniques.

$65 + materials fee $35 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Oct 12, 2019
Saturday, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 07, 2019
29. Tapestry-Woven Jewellery

This workshop offers an introduction to tapestry weaving techniques and machine-free jewellery making.

$65 + materials fee $35 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Nov 30, 2019
Saturdays, 10:00-4:00
10 hours/2 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 25, 2019
30. Felted Coin Purse/ Wallet

This workshop offers an introduction to wet felting and involves some basic hand sewing techniques.

$125 + materials fee $45 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Dec 02, 2019
Sunday, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Dec 02, 2019
31. Playful Patching

Do you have a pile of torn garments just waiting for you to get around to mend them? Come make mending fun with this workshop on visible mending and playful patching.

$65 + materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Aug 12, 2019
Saturdays, 1:00-3:00
4 hours/2 days

Class size: 8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 16, 2019
32. Flower Pressing

Over two classes learn the basics of how to press fresh local flowers and how to transfer flower imprints onto fabric.

$55 + materials fee $70 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Tamara Oake BFA
Oct 06, 2019
Sunday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Sep 30, 2019
33. Embroidery 1

Learn 8-10 of the most useful and beautiful embroidery stitches in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. See for yourself how enjoyable and meditative slow-stitching can be!

$50 + kit fee $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Oct 20, 2019
Sunday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (some experience is an asset)
Registration Closes: Oct 20, 2019
34. Embroidery 2

Take your embroidery to the next level with another 8-10 stitches. This class will focus on slightly more complicated stitches and stich variations.

$50 + kit fee (optional) $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Nov 16, 2019
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 12, 2019
35. Sewing Fundamentals Session 1: Fabric Basket

This is the perfect project for beginner sewers! Learn the basics of machine sewing and build your sewing confidence all while making a fun and oh-so handy storage basket.

$50 + materials fee $3 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Nov 23, 2019
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 18, 2019
36. Sewing Fundamentals Session 2: Zipper Bag

Learn how to sew zippers with this incredibly useful project. You will gain zipper-sewing confidence and will leave you wanting to make more pouches for all your friends!

$50 + materials fee $5 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley

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