Course List

Classes Run October 13 to December 11, 2020

Registration Opens September 9, 2020, at 10:00

Please note that due to the COVID-19 restrictions our maximum class size, including the instructor, is now 5. The Centre for Craft intends to adhere strictly to the safe health guidelines and directives of the Nova Scotia Public Health Authority.

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 the registration date 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)
Oct 19, 2020
Mondays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks total

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 12, 2020
19. 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 1 Jessie Fraser BFA, MFA
Oct 15, 2020
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks total

4 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 08, 2020
20. 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).

$280 + materials

Weaving Jessie Fraser BFA, MFA
Oct 24, 2020
Saturday, 11:00-3:00
4 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 19, 2020
21. Acrylic Pouring

Learn the art of acrylic pouring on canvas! In an afternoon, create beautiful canvases. Messy and fun!

$60 + materials fee $23 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multipurpose Susan April BFA, BA Art Ed, and MEd
Oct 17, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
6 hours/2 days

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 12, 2020
22. 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

Ceramics Susan April BFA, BA Art Ed, and MEd
Oct 25, 2020
Sundays, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 19, 2020
23. Bookbinding: Secret Belgian Binding

We will make a journal using the Secret Belgian Binding technique (aka The Criss Cross Binding).

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

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

4 (Prerequisite Intro Ceramics)
Registration Closes: Nov 16, 2020
24. Bookbinding: Six Quick Books

In this workshop, students will explore six quick bookbinding structures.

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

Multipurpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Nov 01, 2020
Sundays, 11:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 26, 2020
25. Felt Behind Glass

Learn how to paint with wool and make a beautiful picture. Student needs to bring 2 frames each. Approximately, no smaller than 8x10 and no larger than 12x16. Must have glass.

$60 + materials fee $20 payable to the instructor first day of class

Multipurpose
Oct 25, 2020
Sundays, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Oct 19, 2020
26. 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

Multipurpose Linnet Finley
Nov 07, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary) 
Registration Closes: Nov 02, 2020
27. Mask Making 101

Learn the basics of machine sewing while making a double-sided fabric mask.

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

Multipurpose Linnet Finley
Nov 08, 2020
Sundays, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (some experience is an asset)
Registration Closes: Nov 02, 2020
28. Surface Embroidery 2

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

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

Multipurpose Linnet Finley
Nov 14, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 09, 2020
29. Introduction to Sashiko Embroidery

Spend a relaxed afternoon learning this beautiful and meditative form of Japanese embroidery.

$50 + kit fee $10 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multipurpose Linnet Finley
Nov 15, 2020
Sundays, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 09, 2020
30. Counted-Stitch Embroidery

Join me for a modern take on two ancient embroidery techniques, cross-stitch and blackwork.  We will cover the basic stitches and techniques for both and then focus on contemporary design applicati

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

Multipurpose Linnet Finley
Nov 29, 2020
Sundays, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Nov 23, 2020
31. Learn to sew zippers!

Learn how to sew zippers while making a fun and incredibly useful project. You will gain zipper-sewing confidence and will leave able to design and sew your own zippered pouches!

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

Multipurpose Linnet Finley

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