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Adult Classes

Supportive Arts for Adults – Winter/Spring Edition 2020

January 9 @ 10:00 am - June 25 @ 12:00 pm

24 Week Winter/Spring Session  |  Thursdays 10AM-12PM

January 9 – Thursday June 25, 2020 (24 sessions)

*no class Thursday, March 19

Ages 18+

$288 for 24 sessions, plus HST  (if you are not registering for the 24 sessions and would like to register for individual classes only please contact our office.  Individual sessions are $12 each)

Max. 20 participants – please register in advance!


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Needle-Felted Sheep Workshop with Megan Cleland

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create your own needle felted sheep portrait on an 8″x10″ felt base using wool and curly locks! Students will be given a choice of two sheep photo’s from which to work. Perfect for the beginner who wants to give needle felting a go!

All materials provided

Ages 12+

$85 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants  (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this class)


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Thursday night PAINT! Snowscapes

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Not your average paint night! This class will introduce students how to paint snow, inspired by Canadian landscape painters who have mastered representations of snow, such as Clarence Gagnon and the Group of Seven. We will also look at the work of contemporary artists Peter Doig and Kim Dorland. Students will learn about colour and value, and complete an acrylic painting on canvas. No experience necessary. All materials included.  This workshop will take place in our main floor classroom.

Led by artist Eileen MacArthur.

Ages 16+

$45 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants


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Uncials & Celtic Knots St. Patrick’s Workshop with Wendy Hardy

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Uncial hand is a very Celtic hand, with quite a bit of character and is fun to use. It is a very round alphabet with no capitals. Spend time with Wendy Hardy time learning the basics of Uncials and create your own Celtic knot variations. Then get your Irish on, using classic blessings and sayings to create unique pieces to frame or make into cards.

We will be lettering with the 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen or a dip pen with Speedball C2 nib and ink. Worksheets will be supplied for the lettering. This course includes instruction, demonstrations and a fun calligraphic project, with discussion around tools and best practices.

Note: A $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Supply List: 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen (green cap) or dip pen, C2 nib & ink. You will also need a mechanical pencil, a fine line black marker (Copic or Micron size 03 preferred) or a Sharpie extra fine, graph paper for the Celtic knots & ruler.

Ages 18+

$70 per person, plus HST

Max 10 participants

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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop with Laurie Skantzos

March 21 @ 11:00 am - March 22 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020  |  11 AM-4 PM

This 2-day weekend workshop will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.

We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps, stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.

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

Ages 16+

$225 per person, plus HST

Max 12 participants


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Wet-Felted Pillow Workshop

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday March 28, 2020  |  10AM – 4PM

Ideal for beginner or intermediate levels! Wet-felt your own accent pillow for your home using sheep’s wool and silk fibres. Pick your own colour scheme: neutral tones (white, grey, brown, black) will be provided as the pillow wool base in this day-long workshop. Your choice of colour accents to finish off the piece will be provided.

Ages 16+

$95 plus HST ($10 kit fee to instructor day of class)

Max 15 students (minimum 6 students to offer this workshop)


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Paint! Dutch Floral Still Life with Eileen MacArthur

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This class will be an introduction to painting in oils with florals as the subject. Looking at the works of Dutch masters for inspiration, we will be learning about paint handling, colour mixing, and creating shape and drama. We will also discuss glazing and how to unify paintings and create strong focal points.

Students will go home with an 8×10 canvas detail of a Dutch Still Life botanical.

No experience required.

A $10 kit fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Led by artist Eileen MacArthur.

Ages 16+

$60 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants


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10 Simple Steps Towards a Zero Waste Home!

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday April 16, 2020  |  7 – 8:30PM

Celebrate Earth Week and join Susan Gentilcore of All Things Preserved for an evening of learning and making!

We all want to make changes to reduce waste in our lives, but sometimes we just don’t know where to begin. This fun, interactive and hands-on event is a great place to start. We’ll discuss 10 easy, low or no-cost changes we can all make in our daily lives to reduce waste, save money and help the environment. The focus will be on creative ways to replace single-use paper and plastic household products for the whole family. End the night by taking part in a make-and-take zero waste activity, and take home some up-cycled sustainable product samples.

All ages welcome!

$25 plus HST, includes a make-and-take project

Maximum 25 participants.  ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.


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Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday April 19, 2020  |  1 – 3 PM

Start your earth-friendly journey and spend a couple of hours to make your own beeswax food wraps to celebrate Earth Week!  Kick the single-use disposable habit with homemade beeswax wraps – a great alternative to plastic wrap. You can use them to cover food and keep it fresh; veggies, cheeses, sandwiches, baked goods and snacks. They’re reusable dozens and dozens of times and can easily be refreshed at home if the wax starts to wear.

Intended for anyone who wishes to embrace more positive ways to live on this earth, in this workshop you’ll design your own fabric to use in the making of your beeswax food wraps and beeswax snack bags. The conversation will flow as we discuss other habits to help increase our waste awareness. Take home your finished wraps at the end of the workshop and start putting them to use right away!

$50 (plus HST)

Maximum 20 participants.  Ages 14+



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Wool & Silk Gauze Wrap Workshop

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday April 26, 2020  |  10 AM – 4PM

Join contemporary fibre artist, Megan Cleland to create an over-sized Spring wrap using a combination of wool and fine silk gauze. Explore the unlimited possibilities of the Nuno felting technique to create a finished piece, approx. 2’ x 8’, in your choice of neutrals or vibrant colour. Perfect for the warmer days ahead or as a gift for Mother’s Day!

Ideal for the beginner to intermediate!  Ages 16+

All fabric, silk and wool materials provided.  See supply list below for additional items to bring.

$125 (plus HST).  Maximum 15 students (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this workshop).


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