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Adult Classes

Classroom and Workshops at ECFTA during Covid-19

September 17 - November 30

Our workshop class sizes have been reduced to ensure that work stations for workshop participants can be 2 metres apart.  Where class size is more than 8, we have overflow teaching space in our gallery.  The safety and peace of mind for our participants, visitors and staff are our priority.  We believe that creativity can be very valuable in this time of recovery, and we invite you to visit our gallery, artisan shop or sign up for a workshop.  For more information about our safety protocols and procedures, please click here.

 

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Supportive Arts Program | OTF Grant Boost

September 29 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 12:30 pm

New Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant will boost our Supportive Arts program for adults 18+ with learning (dis)abilities

We are so thankful to the OTF who’s grant will help us grow this community program over the next 3 years!  Our goal with this program is the enrich the lives of our community participants through arts-based learning opportunities and compelling artistic experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

Due to COVID restrictions and the compromised immune systems of some of our participants, they are not able to engage in road trips and come visit our facility at the Elora Centre for the Arts for phase one of this program.  The good news is, if they can’t come to us (for now) – we will go to them!  We take our art instructors, staff and art supplies ‘on the road’ to Guelph and run the program twice a week at the Live & Learn day-facility!

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Natural Dyes & Eco-Print Workshop

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday October 24 & 25, 2020  |  10AM – 4PM

Join Gosia Eco Designs’, Margaret Marcy for this unique weekend workshop exploring the magic of natural dyes and eco printing! Create a natural fiber botanical wrap/scarf using Margaret’s Eco Printing technique with flowers and leaves. Finished wrap will be approx. 70”x22”.

  • Get to know local plants for printing
  • Learn the process for mordanting protein and cellulose fabrics
  • Eco print with dyes and mordant blankets
  • Discover different methods of bundling and steaming process

You will leave the class having learned the basics of Eco Printing and with the know-how to continue printing at home!

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Tell Good Stories! | A workshop on the art of storytelling

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

sold out!

Learn to tell good stories!

Stories entertain and inform us, but they also help us understand who we are, where we come from and where we are going, so it would only make sense that we should want to tell good stories.  Join professional Storyteller Brad Woods to discuss and discover what makes a good story and how to tell it.   Through the Art of Storytelling, Brad will use traditional, original and personal stories to provide an opportunity for you to engage, to interact and to learn, but mostly to just sit back, relax and listen.

Small group, socially distanced.  Maximum 8 participants.  Safety protocols in effect.  Minimum 4 participants required to run the workshop.

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Paint! Dutch Floral Still Life with Eileen MacArthur

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SOLD OUT! 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+

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Tell Good Stories! | A workshop on the art of storytelling #2

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to tell good stories!

Stories entertain and inform us, but they also help us understand who we are, where we come from and where we are going, so it would only make sense that we should want to tell good stories.  Join professional Storyteller Brad Woods to discuss and discover what makes a good story and how to tell it.   Through the Art of Storytelling, Brad will use traditional, original and personal stories to provide an opportunity for you to engage, to interact and to learn, but mostly to just sit back, relax and listen.

Small group, socially distanced.  Maximum 10 participants.  Safety protocols in effect.  Minimum 4 participants required to run the workshop.

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