Course List


REGISTRATION STARTS MARCH 28th
Classes run April 23rd – June 16th , 2017

It is easy to sign up for a class! We need your name, contact info, and a payment.
We will take payment over the phone with visa or master card.
Pay in person with debit or cash.
**A payment must be taken to secure your spot in the class.**

Class registrations are first come first booked.

Call us! (always the best way to sign up)

Call Alexis, our Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524. If you're leaving a message, please make sure to - Leave your Name, Number, and the Class you want to sign up for. If you're in a hurry, you can also call Becky, our Administrative Coordinator at 902-492-2522.

Or 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)
May 24, 2017
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 17, 2017
13. Primitive Casting

What happens when molten metal is poured over everyday household items such as pasta, coffee beans, chickpeas or into a hand carved cuttlefish bone?  This course explores the organic properties molten metal takes through primitive casting methods.  Over 4-weeks, students will explore how these forms can be made into jewellery objects.  Experience in jewellery is beneficial, however, all skill levels are happily welcomed!  

$130 + materials fee approx. $70-95 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Shelbey Dodds BFA
May 28, 2017
Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
4 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 23, 2017
14. Stacked Rings Session 1

This one-day workshop is for individuals or groups of friends. Students will learn to create their very own set of personalized stacking rings.

$50 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sarah Sears BFA
Jun 04, 2017
Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
4 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 30, 2017
14. Stacking Rings Session 2

This one-day workshop is for individuals or groups of friends. Students will learn to create their very own set of personalized stacking rings.

$50 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sarah Sears BFA
Jun 11, 2017
Sundays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
4 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 06, 2017
14. Stacking Rings Session 3

This one-day workshop is for individuals or groups of friends. Students will learn to create their very own set of personalized stacking rings.

$50 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sarah Sears BFA
Apr 25, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 18, 2017
15. Repurposed/Recycled Jewellery

NEW!  Many of us have broken or mismatched pieces of jewellery, or some charm that has been held on to. Gather up these special treasures and bring them along to the first class.

$130 + materials fee TBD – based on project design to be determined in first class 

Metal Evie Dunville, BFA
Apr 26, 2017
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
9 hours/3 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 19, 2017
16. Felting in Jewellery

NEW!  This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of needle felting, offering a chance to play with the technique, and then incorporate the felted creations into a functional piece of jewellery. 

$100 + materials fee approx. $35 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Evie Dunville, BFA
May 12, 2017
Fridays, 6:30-9:30 pm
18 hours/6 weeks (2 weeks glass, 4 weeks metal)

Class size: 6 (Some lamp working experience necessary, no metal experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 05, 2017
17. Design it, Make it! Glass & Metal Jewellery

NEW! Expand upon your existing lamp working experience and make a self-designed piece of jewellery integrating glass and metal.

$230 + materials fee approx. $50 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal & Glass Emma Piirtoniemi BFA
May 23, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 16, 2017
18. Explore! Plastics in Jewellery

NEW! Explore plastic materials in jewellery making. Students will do resin casting, acrylic forming, and other techniques to create one of a kind jewellery.

$130 + materials fee approx. $50 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Emma Piirtoniemi BFA
Apr 23, 2017
Saturday, 10:30–5:00 pm
6 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2017
19. Printmaking Bangle Session 1

NEW! Students will fabricate a bangle made of brass or silver sheet.

$65 + materials fee approx. $30-60 (brass or silver) payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal
Apr 30, 2017
Saturday, 10:30–5:00 pm
6 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 24, 2017
19. Printmaking Bangle Session 2

NEW! Students will fabricate a bangle made of brass or silver sheet.

$65 + materials fee approx. $30-60 (brass or silver) payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal
Apr 24, 2017
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2017
20. Silver Chain

NEW! Learn how to make a silver chain out of 925 silver grains. Students will acquire the knowledge to transform step by step the precious metal into a 16” silver chain and a simple clasp.

$130 + materials fee approx. $65 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal
Apr 30, 2017
Sunday, 10:30 - 3:30pm
5 hours/ 1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 24, 2017
21. Glass Beads: Try it! Session 1

This is a 5-hour introduction class to lampworking/glass bead making.

$90 + materials fee $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Jun 03, 2017
Saturdays, 10:30 - 3:30 pm
5 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 29, 2017
21. Glass Beads: Try it! Session 2

This is a 5-hour introduction class to lampworking/glass bead making.

$90 + materials fee $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
May 04, 2017
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
18 hours / 6 weeks

Class size: 6 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 27, 2017
22. Beyond the Basic Glass Beads

NEW! A flexible approach is used to accommodate the various skill levels of each student. Focus will be on improving control of the heat in the glass.

$320 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class unless you have your own glass

Glass Shannon Gough
Apr 24, 2017
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
21 hours/7 weeks (no class May 22)

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2017
23. Introduction to Weaving

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

$215 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class + extra costs for additional projects

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Apr 26, 2017
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
24 hours /8 weeks

Class size: 5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 19, 2017
24. Intermediate Weaving

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).

$245

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Apr 29, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
8 hours /2 days

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 25, 2017
25. Bookbinding Weekend

You will learn how to make your own hardcover books using a case binding technique.

$80 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Jun 10, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
8 hours /2 days

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 06, 2017
26. Suminagashi Marbling & Kochōsō Bookbinding

NEW! In this workshop we will learn how to grind our own inks and use them for traditional Japanese Suminagashi.

$80 + materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Apr 25, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 18, 2017
27. Simply Irresistible Dying Techniques

Simply Irresistible covers a variety of resist dye techniques including the Japanese art of shibori (stitching, wrapping, and knotting), and ombré gradient methods using indigo.

$125 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Apr 24, 2017
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
12 hours/4 weeks

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2017
28. Prints Charming

Design and print your own fabrics! In this course we will use screenprinting, block printing and various resist methods.

$125 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA

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