Course List


REGISTRATION STARTS December 10th at 10:00 am
Classes run January 19 – March 31, 2019

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.**

***Note: HST is NOT included in the listed course fees. Please included 15% HST with each registration***

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

Monday-Thursday Call Alexis, our Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524.

Friday-Sunday (only) Call 902-492-2522

Class registrations are first come first booked.

Please note the first day of registration is BUSY. If you do not get through right away LEAVE A MESSAGE! I will return calls and register in the order I receive them. Please make sure to - Leave your Name, Number, and the Class you want to sign up for. (Messages made before Dec. 10 at 10:00am will be disregarded.)

Or register in person! Come see us at 1061 (Mary E Black Gallery) or 1096 (The Studios) Marginal Rd.

(Course list for Winter 2019 will be fully updated by the end of November)

Date / Time Title Description Costs Type Instructor(s)
Feb 05, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30
(18 hours/6 weeks)

Class size: 6 (prerequisite Intro to jewellery)
Registration Closes: Jan 29, 2019
19. Intro to Enameling

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

$250 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Athanasia Vayianou BFA
Jan 20, 2019
Sunday, 10:30 - 4:30
(6 hours/ 1 day)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 14, 2019
20. Glass Bead: Try it!

This is a 6-hour introduction class to lampworking/glass bead making.

$110 + materials fee $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Mar 10, 2019
Sundays, 10:30 - 4:30
(18 hours/3 weeks)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 24, 2019
21. Explore Glass: Ready, Set, Go!

Everything starts with a good foundation.  You will gain an understanding of the terminology used, materials required and confidence working in the flame with the glass.

$350 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Mar 08, 2019
Fridays, 6:30-9:30
(6 hours/2 weeks)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 01, 2019
22. Fusing Fun Night

This class is a chance for students, friend, and glass lover’s to get together and catch up.  On the first night, the focus will be on cutting, layering, and arranging the earrings and pendants by

$120 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Feb 16, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00
(10 hours/ 2 days)

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 11, 2019
23. Making and Using Millefiori

This class covers the techniques for making patterned glass cane, cutting millefiori discs from it, and using those discs in glass bead making. Some lampworking experience is necessary.

$190 + materials fee $20 payable to instructor on first day of class

Glass Philip Doucette, Master Artisan CNS
Mar 02, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00
(10 hours/ 2 days)

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 25, 2019
24. Making Venetian Beads

This class covers the techniques for making a variety of styles of Venetian glass beads, including classic styles such as fioroto and millefiori beads, and modern styles such as oro rotto and avent

$190 + materials fee $20 payable to instructor on first day of class

Glass Philip Doucette, Master Artisan CNS
Jan 21, 2019
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00
24 hours/8 weeks (NO CLASS Feb. 11)

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 14, 2019
25. Weaving I

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

$265 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class + extra costs for additional projects

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Jan 23, 2019
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 NO CLASS Feb. 13
30 hours / 10 weeks

Class size: 5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 16, 2019
26. 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).

$330

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Mar 23, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
6 hours/2 days

Class size: 10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 18, 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.

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

Multi-Purpose Violet Rosengarten
Jan 19, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30 pm
12 hours/ 2 days

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 14, 2019
28. Prints Charming

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

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

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Jan 26, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 - 4:30 pm
6 hours/1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 21, 2019
29. Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth)

Students can make their own reusable and recyclable Japanese wrapping cloths. Both beautiful and functional used for a lunch bag, eco-wrapping technique, or clothing garment.

$65 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Feb 02, 2019
Saturday, 10:00 - 4:30
(6 hours/1 days)

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jan 28, 2019
30. Lino Print

This course will explore block-printing techniques.

$65 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Feb 03, 2019
Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30
(6 hours/ 1 day)

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 28, 2019
31. Zen Stitching

Embroidery can be a traditional, sustainable, a simple repetitive act, allowing time for reflection and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice.

$65 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Mar 30, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00- 4:30 pm
12 hours/ 2 days

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 25, 2019
32. Irresistible Dyeing

Simply Irresistible covers a variety of plant-dyeing techniques combined with the resist dye techniques of the Japanese art of shibori (stitching, wrapping, clamping and folding).

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

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Feb 09, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
(8 hours/2 days)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 04, 2019
33. Bookbinding Workshop: Early Coptic Books

During this workshop, students will learn how to make books in the style of early Coptic books from the 3rd and 4th Century, known as the Nag Hammadi codices.

$90 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Mar 09, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
(12 hours/2 days)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 04, 2019
34. Bookbinding Workshop: Japanese Bookbinding

In this workshop, we will explore several methods of Japanese bookbinding using traditional Japanese tools and materials.

$130 + materials fee $40 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
Feb 17, 2019
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
(3 hours/1 day)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 11, 2019
35. Sewing Fundamentals Session 1: Bunting Banner

A fun and decorative project perfect for the beginner sewer who wants to develop some basic cutting and machine sewing skills.

$40 + materials fee $12 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi Purpose Linnet Finley
Feb 24, 2019
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
(3 hours/1 day)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 18, 2019
35. 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 wanting to make more pouches for all your friends!

$40 + materials fee $5 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi Purpose Linnet Finley
Mar 02, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
(6 hours/2 day)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 25, 2019
35. Sewing Fundamentals Session 3: Tote Bag

Carry your stuff in style! Over two days learn how to make this simple but classic tote (customizable with both outer and inner pockets) and see just how rewarding sewing can be!

$65

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley

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