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Adult Classes

Supportive Arts Program for Young Adults with (dis)Abilities – Fall Program

September 14 @ 10:00 am - December 16 @ 12:00 pm

An inclusive, all abilities art and mindfulness workshop for young adults with (dis)abilities 18+

SUPPORTIVE ARTS is a unique program supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, offering arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic experiences to individuals with (dis)abilities living in the community. We welcome adults and caregivers from Wellington County and the surrounding areas to our weekly program. Led by ECFTA Arts Educators and Mindfulness Coaches.  The Supportive Arts Fall 2021 program has expanded to 3 sessions per week.

Please note that our 14-week Fall Session is currently full due to covid restrictions.

THE PROGRAM: Join us for a guided 2-hour workshop, specifically designed to support adults of all abilities. Each session, we will embrace diversity and friendship through explorations in art making, movement, mindfulness and music. Every week is as unique as each of our participants!  Supportive Arts is offered free of charge to all participants and support companions, thanks to the generous support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


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Sylvia Galbraith Photography Workshop presents “Photography Skills Level 1”

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - November 23 @ 10:00 pm

Sylvia Galbraith Photography Workshop presents “Photography Skills Level 1”

This is an 8-week course on Tuesdays from October 5 – November 23, 2021  |  7:00 – 10:00 PM

Classes will be held in the classroom at the Elora Centre for the Arts, and will run in-person following Public Health guidelines.

About the Course:
Based on my Conestoga College courses, this introductory level 8-week course is the first in a series of four courses that include Photography Skills – Levels 1 & 2,  Digital Imaging – Photoshop Levels 1 & 2, as well as single workshops such as Documentary Photography and The Photographic Art Form. 

This first course of the series is suitable for those with no experience.  You will gain confidence with your camera to be able to shoot in any situation, and is the first step in learning photography skills that can take you beyond the hobbyist or amateur level.  We’ll cover everything from lenses to exposure settings, as well as lighting, file formats, focus and much more.  You must have either a DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera for this course.  


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Free-Spirited Tapestry Workshop | with Dianne Kennedy-Cruttenden

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Dianne Kennedy-Cruttenden for a day of freespirited tapestry weaving in this introductory workshop. Dianne brings her wealth of knowledge and spirit of adventure to this 6-hour class designed to play and explore with a variety of tapestry techniques such as; plain weave, rya Knots, soumak eccentric weave and irregular hatching. You will go home with a finished woven tapestry ready to hang or display on an easel.   Participants will learn weaving techniques and some of Dianne’s favourite stitches to create designs that exploring form, colour and texture. Your kit will include a mix of beautiful yarns, including some hand-spun from recycled mill ends, a painted canvas that serves as the loom and frames your finished piece, an easel, and tapestry needles. This is a great way to explore the art of tapestry weaving with very little equipment!


MAX. 8 participants

Ages 16+

$100 plus HST

$25 kit fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

Kit fee includes frame loom, warp and weft yarn, tapestry needle and tapestry bobbins. Additional yarn will be available for purchase.


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Exploring Cold Wax & Oil Painting | Weekend Workshop with Laurie Skantzos

November 13 @ 11:00 am - November 14 @ 4:00 pm

2 DAY WORKSHOP  | Saturday November 13 & Sunday November 14, 2021  |  11AM – 4PM

We are so happy to welcome Guelph artist Laurie Skantzos back with us for an inspiring weekend workshop in our classroom! This course will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse.

Laurie will be giving instruction in layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps and stencils and experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and squeegies to create beautifully rich surfaces.

Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will assist you in your own personal exploration.

Over two days, Laurie will venture deeper into your painting process to develop personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space.

MAX. 12

$250/weekend workshop plus HST

$20 kit fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.


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