Course List


Classes run January 24th – April 8th, 2020

REGISTRATION STARTS December 12th 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 alleviate 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 December 12th 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)
Jan 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30
27 hours/9 weeks

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 22, 2020
19. Introduction to Jewellery

Learn the basics of jewellery design and fabrication (building) techniques.

$340 + materials fee approx. $75 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Violeta Izquierdo BFA
Feb 27, 2020
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00
18 hours/ 6 weeks

6 (Intro Jewellery or advanced experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 20, 2020
20. Heavy Wall Bezel Stone Setting

In this workshop you will learn the step by step process of how to set a round faceted stone

$225 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Violeta Izquierdo BFA
Mar 29, 2020
Sunday, 1:00-5:00
8 hours/2 day

6 (Intro Jewellery or advanced experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 23, 2020
21. Surface Set

In this two day workshop you will learn all the techniques needed to successfully surface set a

$100 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal
Jan 28, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

Class size: 4 (Prerequisite Intro Jewellery)
Registration Closes: Jan 21, 2020
22. Intro to Enameling

In this course, students will learn the basics of enameling.

$345 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Athanasia Vayianou BFA
Feb 04, 2020
Mondays, 6:00-9:30
24.5 hours/7 weeks (no class Feb. 17)

6 (a little experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 27, 2020
23. Concrete in fine Jewellery

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

$300 + materials fee approx. $120 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Feb 09, 2020
Sunday, 9:00-4:00
7 hours/1 day

6 (a little experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 03, 2020
24. Cuttlefish Casting

In this course participants will learn cuttlefish casting technique. Each participate will have at least two attempts at casting in sterling silver.

$90 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Feb 23, 2020
Sundays, 1:00-5:00
8 hours/ 2 weeks

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 18, 2020
25. Paint and Metal

This workshop will introduce a variety of techniques to apply paint directly to sheets of metal, and how to incorporate this unique colouring technique into the creation of a pendant necklace.

$100 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class (Material fee may be charged for additional metal depending on size of personal project)

Metal K. Claire MacDonald BFA
Mar 15, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/ 1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 09, 2020
26. Stud

Make three pairs of unique silver stud earrings, while developing your own surface textures and patterns on metal.

$80 + materials fee approx. $35 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sorrel Van Allen
Mar 22, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/ 1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 16, 2020
27. Textured Ring

Learn to size, texture and solder a silver ring for yourself or as a gift!

$80 + materials fee approx. $35 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sorrel Van Allen
Jan 26, 2020
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 20, 2020
28. 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 $25 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Kim Paquet
Feb 02, 2020
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 27, 2020
29. 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 $25 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Kim Paquet
Jan 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 weeks (no class Feb. 10)

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 20, 2020
30. 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
Feb 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00
30 hours/10 weeks

5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 22, 2020
31. 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
Feb 01, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00-4:00
10 hours/ 2 days

10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 27, 2020
32. An Introduction to Rug Hooking

Students will learn how to rug hook and create their own design. We will also learn about the history of rug hooking.

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

Multi Purpose Joanna Close BFA, MFA
Feb 15, 2020
Saturday, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 10, 2020
33. 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 $10 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Feb 22, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00-4:00
10 hours/2 days

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 18, 2020
34. Intro to Felting

This workshop offers an introduction to felting and involves some basic hand sewing techniques. In two classes, you will make felted material and use it to sew your own felted coin purse/wallet.

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

Multi-Purpose Abi Hodson
Feb 08, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-4:00
12 hours/2 days

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 03, 2020
35. Paper Marbling

Ebru is the Turkish form of paper marbling. Students will learn how to properly prepare the materials, and practice several different marbling patterns.

$150 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Mar 21, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-4:00
12 hours/2 days

8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 16, 2020
36. Bookbinding: Three Crossed-Structure Bindings

Students will make three different books using three crossed structure bookbinding techniques. We will use a variety of materials including leather and some beautiful handmade papers.

$150 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Mar 28, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
6 hours/2 days

10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 23, 2020
37. 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
Jan 26, 2020
Sunday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 20, 2020
38. Surface Embroidery 1

Learn 8-10 of the most useful and beautiful surface 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

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