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Adult Classes


August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 4:30 pm

with Sam Paonessa

Saturday Aug 18th    9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Sunday Aug 19th       9:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Members $120+HST for one day / $225 +HST for both days

Non-Members $130 +HST for one day/ $245 +HST for both days


Spend the weekend exploring the picturesque village of Elora while you work on improving your plein air painting skills with professional artist Sam Paonessa. Reinforce painting principles and techniques, and develop visual editing skills. Demonstrations, individual attention, and encouragement will increase your creative confidence. Enjoy the colour and tonal challenges of landscape painting. You are invited to work with acrylic or oil paint. Some plein air experience is advised. Be prepared for weather, rain or shine and note that locations may require walking and transporting painting equipment.

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September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

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


Mondays September 10th – December 17th, 2018

1 – 3PM

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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New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface

October 3 @ 9:30 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm

New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface
Michelle Sirois Silver

Wednesday October 3 & Thursday October 4, 2018
9:30AM – 4:30PM

Members and Non-Members: $240
$30 Kit Fee payable to instructor directly from students

New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface is a workshop created to allow participants to fully engage in exploration, experimentation, and the creative process of surface design which is often applied in layers combining techniques and materials to create detail, depth, and interest. This two-day intensive workshop is ideally suited for students wishing to push beyond their current practice and into an exploratory framework. Students will develop a deeper understanding for the integration of new materials and techniques with the hand hooked surface. You will have the opportunity to explore your ideas using metal, found objects, hand embroidery, needle felting, beading, collage, machine stitch, and printing.


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