Course List


REGISTRATION STARTS March 19th at 9:30am
Classes run April 22 – June 18th , 2018

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***

Class registrations are first come first booked.

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

Call Emily, our Studio Coordinator, at 902-492-2524. If you're leaving a message, please make sure to - Leave your Name, Number, and the Class you want to sign up for. If you're in a hurry, you can also call Becky, our Administrative Coordinator at 902-492-2522.

Or 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)
Apr 30, 2018
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
18 hours/6 weeks (No class May 21)

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 23, 2018
17. Dream Ring

This six week class will allow students with some jewellery experience the opportunity to create a ring/ or small series of production rings (depending on complexity of designs).

$208 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Sarah Sears BFA
Apr 24, 2018
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
24 hours/8 weeks

Class size: 6 (Intro to Jewellery class necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2018
18. Jewellery II

Make a ring, brooch and pendant. This Jewellery 2 course offers advanced methods of jewellery fabrication.

$ 275 + materials fee approx. $65 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Nicholas Rosin BFA
Apr 25, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
24 hours / 8 weeks

Class size: 6 (Intro to Jewellery class necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 17, 2018
19. Keepsake Container

Expand your understanding of metal fabrication by creating a lidded metal container. Students will be introduced to soldering large seams and exploring metal forming techniques.

$275 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class

Metal Nicholas Rosin BFA
Apr 29, 2018
Sunday, 10:30 - 4:00pm
5.5 hours/ 1 day

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 22, 2018
20. Glass Beads: Try it! Session 1

This is a 5-hour introduction class to lampworking/glass bead making.

$105 + materials fee $15 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Apr 27, 2018
Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
6 hours /2 nights

Class size: 6 : Intro to Making Glass Beads (10+ hrs previous glass experience).
Registration Closes: Apr 20, 2018
21. Breaking Glass, Making Shards

Learn how to add a unique surface detail to your beads.  You will make shards several different ways.

$115 + materials fee approx. $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Glass Shannon Gough
Apr 26, 2018
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
(6 hours/ 2 nights)

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 19, 2018
22. Fusing Fun: Making Fused Earrings and Pendants

Invite a friend or two, here is a chance to get together and catch up. 
Night 1: You will be cutting, layering and arranging the earrings and pendants to be fused. 

$115 + materials fee $10- $20 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Metal Shannon Gough
May 06, 2018
9:30 am- 5:30 pm
8 hours/ 1 day

Class size: 6 (some experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 30, 2018
23. Playing with Silver

The focus of the course will be working with silver foil and silver leaf while making glass beads.  Learn what happens to the chemistry and look of the glass when silver leaf/foil is added.  See th

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

Glass Shannon Gough
Apr 23, 2018
Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
24 hours/8 weeks (No class May 21)

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 16, 2018
24. Introduction to Weaving

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
Apr 25, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm
24 hours / 8 weeks

Class size: 5 (experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 18, 2018
25. Intermediate Weaving

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).

$265

Weaving Nancy Boyne
Jun 02, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
6 hours/2 days

Class size: 10 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 26, 2018
26. 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 $20 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Violet Rosengarten
Apr 25, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
17.5 hours/7 weeks

Class size: 8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 18, 2018
27. Drawing for Adults

Do you love to draw but feel intimidated? This course was developed to demystify the drawing process by breaking it down into a series of techniques and skills.

$190 + materials fee $8 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose S. April, BFA, Bed, MA
Apr 28, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
8 hours/ 2 days

Class size: 8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 21, 2018
28. Bookbinding: Alternative Structures

Learn to make a selection of unique books using non-traditional book structures. We will complete at least four different books during the two classes.

$90 + materials fee $25 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
May 12, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
8 hours/2 days

Class size: 8 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 05, 2018
29. Bookbinding: Historical Ledgers

We will discuss and examine several models of stationery bindings used in different parts of Europe between the 1400s and 1700s.

$90 + materials fee $40 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Rhonda Miller BA, MLIS
May 05, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 4:30 pm
12 hours/2 weeks

Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 28, 2018
30. Prints Charming

Design and print your own fabrics! In this course we will use screenprinting, 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
Apr 28, 2018
Saturday & Sundays, 9:00-12:00pm
6 hours/2 days

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Apr 21, 2018
31. Intro to Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry weaving is a portable, fun and expressive technique with endless possibilities.

$65 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Jun 09, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
6 hours/2 days

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 02, 2018
32. Tapestry Weaving II

In this class, participants will have the chance to continue to build on the various weaving techniques learned in the introductory level workshop.

$65 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
May 12, 2018
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00-12:00 pm
6 hours/2 days

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 05, 2018
33. Zen Stitching: Embroidery

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

$65 + materials fee $30 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
May 26, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 - 4:30 pm
6 hours/1 days

Class size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: May 21, 2018
34. Furoshiki

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

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

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Jun 09, 2018
Saturdays, 9:00- 12:00 pm
9 hours/ 3 days

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 02, 2019
35. Lino Print

This course will explore block printing techniques.

$100 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA
Jun 10, 2018
Sunday, 10:00- 4:30 pm
18 hours/ 3 days

Class Size: 6 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes: Jun 04, 2018
36. Irresistible Dyeing

This class will cover a variety of resist dye techniques including the Japanese art of shibori (stitching, wrapping and knotting), creating dyed patterns through clamping, folding and ombré gradien

$195 + materials fee $50 payable to the instructor on first day of class

Multi-Purpose Kate Ward BFA, MFA

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