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)
May 09, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-4:00
6 hours/2 days

10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 04, 2020
36. 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
Apr 29, 2020
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00
17.5 hours/7 weeks (no class May 20)

8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2020
37. Drawing for Adults

Do you want to draw but feel intimidated? This course will teach you the systematic skills necessary to draw.

$195 + materials fee $10 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Susan April BFA, BA Art Ed, and MEd
Apr 26, 2020
Sunday, 10:00-4:00
5 hours/1 day

8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
38. 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

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
May 30, 2020
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-4:00
12 hours/2 days

8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 25, 2020
39. 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

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
May 02, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 27, 2020
40. 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
May 03, 2020
Sunday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (some experience is an asset)
Registration Closes: Apr 27, 2020
41. 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

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
May 16, 2020
Saturday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 11, 2020
42. 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

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Jun 07, 2020
Sunday, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 01, 2020
43. 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

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Jun 14, 2020
Sundays, 12:30-4:00
3.5 hours/1 day

6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 08, 2020
44. Amazing Embellishments

In this class we will combine embroidery, felt appliqué, and beading to create one of a kind decorative patches.

$50 + kit fee $20 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Linnet Finley
Apr 27, 2020
Mondays, 6:00-9:00
24 hours/8 day (no class May 18)

8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2020
45. Fibrous Relationships: Engaged Textiles Forms

This class explores making as a conversation between the maker and the material: active, spontaneous, multi-dimensional forms will be the focus.

$270 + materials fee $40 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Stephanie Rybczyn BFA

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