Hands On Craft

Summer Programming at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia

Exciting things are being planned at the Centre for Craft! Below is a list of activities that will be open to all throughout the summer! Kits and demonstrations will be available for a variety of craft techniques with no experience necessary! Come on down and join us at the Centre located at the Halifax Seaport beside Pier 21, 1061 Marginal Rd. We're open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and weekends 11am-4pm. We look forward to crafting with you!

Activity List 2018:

 

Printmaking- Design and print your own postcards
June 26- Aug 12, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to design and print their own postcards to send back to loved ones. Material kits will be available for purchase for $10 and includes 3 postcards, carving plate and access to carving tools, ink and rollers. There will also be pre-designed blocks by local printmaking students available for use by all.

 

Grindhouse- Local knife-making presentations and demonstrations
July 13- July 15, 11am-4pm
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will get a chance to meet local knife craftsmen from local knife shop Grindhouse. We will learn about the making and sharpening processes (with demonstrations!) as well as the differences between blades and other information about blade care. Participants will then get a chance to try their hand at a (tiny) knife craft! You don’t want to miss this exciting experience!

 

Jewellery making- Pride accessories
July 17-22, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Visitors of the Seaport and Halifax locals are invited to design their own colourful jewellery to celebrate Halifax Pride 2018. Material kits include as many multi-coloured beads, pompoms and sequins you need to show off your unique style and support for love of all kinds.

 

Embroidery- Stitch your own story
July 24- Aug 12, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to create their own embroidered stories drawing inspiration from Penny Beren’s exhibited show. Material kits include fabric and embroidery floss, with access to various sized embroidery needles and techniques.

 

Tapestry weaving- Weave your own rag rug coaster
Aug 14- Aug 26 , drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to weave their own rag strip coaster using a frame loom. Material kits can be purchased for $10 and includes your very own frame loom and rag strip weft material.

 


 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
HANDS ON CRAFT 
SUMMER ACTIVITIES

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is looking for volunteers to assist with Hands on Craft: Summer Activities! Volunteers will work with the Public Programming Coordinator to set up craft supplies, show basic techniques, help participants, and clean up.

Priority dates and programs where we will need volunteers:

• Printmaking- Print your own postcards
June 28 & 29 & July 4

• Pride jewellery and accessory workshop
July 19

• Embroidery and stitching workshop
July 26 & 27, August 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 22 & 23, 2018

Not available on our priority dates? Let us know when you’re available. No experience necessary, but if there is a technique you want to learn, or you special skills in these fields, let us know!

If you are interested in being a valuable part of the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia this summer please contact:

Meg Taylor Dunsmuir, Public Programming Coordinator
meghandunsmuir@gmail.com / (902) 492-2522