Course List


Classes Run April 23 to June 22, 2020

Registration Opens March 19, 2020, at 10:00

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 March 19th 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)
Apr 24, 2020
Fridays, 6:30-9:30
9 hours/3 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2020
18. Friday Fun Night Session 1: Cups and Mugs

This series of small ceramic handbuilding projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$120 (per session, clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
May 15, 2020
Fridays, 6:30-9:30
9 hours/3 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 08, 2020
18. Friday Fun Night Session 2: Bowls

This series of small ceramic handbuilding projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$120 (per session, clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Jun 05, 2020
Fridays, 6:30-9:30
9 hours/3 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Mar 13, 2020
18. Friday Fun Night Session 3: Planters & Vases

This series of small ceramic hand-building projects gives students an intro to building, decorating and glazing a variety of functional wares. Sign up with a friend and make it a date!

$120 (per session, clay included)

Ceramics Kate Grey BFA
Apr 26, 2020
Sundays, 10:00 - 12:00
12 hours/6 weeks (no class May 17)

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
19. Intro Ceramics for Kids! (10-15)

Students will learn the fundamentals of ceramics and make fun projects to take home by learning basic techniques of hand building and throwing on the pottery wheel.

$155 (clay included)

Youth Kate Grey BFA
Apr 30, 2020
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 23, 2020
20. Introduction to Jewellery

Students will learn the basics of jewellery making through three projects: a ring and a broach and\or pendant.

$285 + materials fee approx. $50 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:00-9:30
24.5 hours/7 weeks (no class May 11 & 18)

6 (a little experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
21. Inlay Concrete in fine Jewellery

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

$285 + materials fee approx. $95 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Jun 14, 2020
Sunday, 9:00-4:00
6 hours/1 day

6 (a little experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 08, 2020
22. Cuttlefish Casting

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

$80 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
Apr 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 weeks

6 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2020
23. Project Based Jewellery

Do you have a project in mind that you always wanted to do but do not know how to go about it?

$285 (students bring their own materials)

Metal Violeta Izquierdo BFA
May 15, 2020
Sundays, 6:00-9:00
6 hours/2 days

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Feb 18, 2020
24. 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.

$80 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class (additional fee depending on size of personal project).

Metal K. Claire MacDonald BFA
Apr 28, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30
24 hours/8 weeks

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 21, 2020
25. Intro to Enameling

Learn the basics of 5enameling with 4 basic firings; overfire, mature, orange peel and sugar fire.

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

Metal Athanasia Vayianou BFA
May 03, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hour/1 day

4 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 27, 2020
26. Mother’s Day Pendant

Create a Mother’s Day pendant in this workshop.  Celebrate by hand-making a piece for your mother, or take this workshop with your mother, spending quality time together.

$85 + materials fee approx. $40 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Athanasia Vayianou BFA
Jun 05, 2020
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30
6 hours/2 weeks

5 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 29, 2020
27. Draw of Enamel

Using a simple pencil or ink, create drawings that you can fuse on an enameled surface. Create earrings or pendants in this 2-day workshop.

$85 + materials fee approx. $30 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Athanasia Vayianou BFA
Apr 26, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/ 1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
28. Stud

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

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

Metal Michelle Plamondon BFA
May 10, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/ 1 day

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 04, 2020
29. Textured Ring

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

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

Metal Sorrel Van Allen
May 31, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-5:00
6 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 25, 2020
30. Broom Casting

Explore unique silver textures, patterns, and shapes created through the primitive process of broom casting.

$80 + materials fee approx. $15 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sorrel Van Allen
May 24, 2020
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 19, 2020
31. 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
Jun 07, 2020
Sunday, 1:00-4:00
3 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 01, 2020
32. Steel & Silver Earrings

Transform an industrial material into an everyday jewellery 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
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 weeks (no class May 18)

5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
33. 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
Apr 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 weeks

5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2020
34. 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

Weaving Nancy Boyne
May 23, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00-4:00
10 hours/ 2 days

10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 19, 2020
35. 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 $42 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi Purpose Joanna Close BFA, MFA

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