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Adult Classes

RIVERSIDE RUGGERS

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

MEETS ON MONDAYS THROUGH THE FALL

Riverside Ruggers is looking for new members to join their rug hooking community. The group meets weekly in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts to exchange ideas and connect with other ruggers in a casual setting. Our hope is to encourage an interest in this traditional craft and promote the artform to a broader audience through exhibitions and special workshops in partnership with the ECFTA and Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art. Bring your projects and $2 cash donation.

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DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE WITH ACRYLIC AND MIXED MEDIA WITH LAURIE SKANTZOS

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Tuesdays beginning Sept 18-23 (6 Sessions)

Ages 18+

$180 +HST

This course will appeal to painters of any level, from “brave beginners” to seasoned painters who wish to rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Laurie offers you an opportunity to explore, experiment, create and play with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed media and collage. Utilizing an assortment of “loosening up” exercises, she will assist you in finding your own, unique mark. Over six weeks, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations of techniques throughout the course will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration. These will include collage, creating stamps, linocut prints and transfers, texture creation and more!

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SUPPORTIVE ARTS FOR ADULTS: AN INCLUSIVE VARYING ABILITIES WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS 18+ WITH ECFTA ARTS EDUCATORS

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Thursday sessions begin September 13th

Ages 18+

$12 +HST per session

Try your hand at a variety of artistic materials in these guided project-based workshops specifically designed to support adults of all abilities working side by side in our community. Please bring your support worker if assistance is required. The ECFTA is not wheelchair accessible.

*Registration is required for this class.

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GOTHIC BLACKLETTER WITH WENDY HARDY

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2018

THURSDAY EVENINGS (4 Classes)

Ages 18+

$65 +HST

*An additional $5 Kit Fee is payable direct to instructor at first class session for worksheets, handouts, paper and projects.

This course is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge. Gothic Blackletter is a formal, technical hand that requires patience and practice. This is a good hand to begin with as it doesn’t require pressure and release techniques or pen manipulation. You will become acquainted with the basic tools as well as the letterforms.  This course includes instruction, demonstrations and fun calligraphic projects with discussion around tools and best practices. (more…)

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PRACTICAL MAGICK WORKSHOP SERIES WITH SHELLEY CARTER AND STEPHANIE LINES-TOOHILL

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on October 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

FRIDAYS October 5th, October 12th, October 19th

Ages 18+

$40 +HST* per workshop

Tis the witching season! Get your witch on! Practical Magick is back!

This year, Practical Magick will take a closer look at establishing a practice space, setting intentions and journaling. If you’ve been curious about earth-based spirituality, here’s an opportunity to learn more through a series of guided workshops and crafting designed to enhance your practice.

Witches exist in most cultures and have existed throughout time. They have been revered, tolerated and/or reviled. In recent years, in the Western world, the term Witch has been reclaimed to describe people who use witchcraft as a spiritual practice. Witchcraft celebrates the natural cycles of the earth and celestial bodies and works to enhance positive action, both personally and communally. Witches usually embrace feminism, environmentalism, herbalism, multiculturalism, and social justice, and incorporate these concepts in their practice.

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RAPTOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

RAPTOR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE MOUNTSBERG RAPTOR CENTRE

Saturday October 20th, 2018

11AM – 12PM (In the yard at the Elora Centre for the Arts)

Ages 16+

$25 +HST

This is a unique opportunity for the avid nature photographer. Mountsberg Raptor Centre staff will have two Birds of Prey onsite in the yard at ECFTA where they will be helping to facilitate photographers in capturing images of these creatures in various states of roosting and flight. In order to maintain a calm environment, only those registered to participate will be allowed on the grounds of ECFTA during the photo session and no pets are permitted onsite.

 

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THE DARK GARDEN

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE DARK GARDEN

WITH PROFESSOR JONATHAN SCHMIDT AND SHELLEY CARTER

Thursday October 25, 2018

7 – 9PM

Ages 18+

$18 +HST

This event is a fundraiser for the ECFTA and space is limited.

Botany at its most fascinating!  Learn about the history and uses of the baneful herbs and plants closely associated with witchcraft and used since antiquity for purposes both medicinal and magical. Belladonna, clary sage, datura, foxgloves, hellebores, mandrake, monkshood, mugwort, poppies, rue, tansies, vervain, wormwood, and more will be explored. This seminar is entertaining and informative, but definitely not a “how-to” as these plants can be deadly.

Shelley Carter is the coordinator of the Elora Tarot, the Elora Tarot and Divination Festival and a fierce gardener.

Professor Jonathan Schmidt has taught about the chemical ecology and ethnobotany of plants for over 25 years at the University of Guelph and tends a very peculiar garden.

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