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Adult Classes

Supportive Arts Program for Young Adults with (dis)Abilities – Fall 2022 to Spring 2023

September 12, 2022 - June 22, 2023

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 program has now expanded to 4 sessions per week.

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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So you want to write a novel? In the gallery with authors Sonia Day and Donna McCaw

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

THURSDAY, SEPT 29  |  7-9 PM

Maximum 50 participants

$15 PLUS HST

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR $20 CASH AT THE DOOR

An interactive discussion between authors Sonia Day and Donna McCaw. Sonia and Donna will share their ideas about their experiences writing, publishing and marketing a novel.

Bring your ideas, your questions, your sense of humour and your curiosity!

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Hospice Wellington presents “Circle of Song, Circle of Story”

October 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone welcome!  This is a 4 week, bi-weekly session held at the Elora Centre for the Arts, presented by Hospice Wellington.

Tuesday September 6th  | Tuesday September 20 |  Tuesday October 4  |  Tuesday October 18

In this 4-session music therapy series, we will explore together the music and stories that have woven the tapestries of our lives, and that have connected us so lovingly with our loved ones. As we heal from deep loss, we can find great solace in the sharing of our loved ones’ lives. We each have songs that represent us, we have songs that connect us, and we have songs that comfort us. This group will provide a safe space through which to experience the healing resonance of music together, and of deep listening. Please know that there is no requirement of previous musical experience. All are welcome.  

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Colour, Light & Line with Peter Skoggard

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

DRAWING EXPLORATIONS IN PASTEL FOR ALL!  |  COLOUR, LIGHT & LINE WITH PETER SKOGGARD

AGES 16+

MAX 12 people

$75 + HST

A lively introduction to drawing for beginners or those who wish to re-engage with their drawing practice.  Led by enigmatic artist and Instructor Peter Skoggard.

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Across the Great Divide: A Novel Adventure! | In the gallery with authors and music

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

IN THE GALLERY WITH AUTHORS DONNA MCCAW AND MARTIN FEATHERSTON & MUSIC BY PAUL WHITAKER

7-9 PM  |  50 MAX

$20 plus HST

Tickets available on line or $25 at the door

An evening of music, storytelling and fun! Meet a Mae West quoting Angel. Meet Earl, an underperforming reporter who becomes the media liaison for God. Meet Simon, a clay-footed mortal man whose life needs a do-over.

Try your hand at musical trivia too! Come for some laughs, music and stories!

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Exploring Oil & Cold Wax Medium – weekend workshop with Laurie Skantzos

October 15 @ 11:00 am - October 16 @ 4:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2022  |  11 AM – 4 PM SAT & SUN

Ages 16+

$250 + HST  +$20 KIT FEE

MAX 11

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About the Workshop: 

This course 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. There will be lots of individual attention along with group demos to address questions and ideas!

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Hospice Wellington presents “Circle of Song, Circle of Story”

October 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone welcome!  This is a 4 week, bi-weekly session held at the Elora Centre for the Arts, presented by Hospice Wellington.

Tuesday September 6th  | Tuesday September 20 |  Tuesday October 4  |  Tuesday October 18

In this 4-session music therapy series, we will explore together the music and stories that have woven the tapestries of our lives, and that have connected us so lovingly with our loved ones. As we heal from deep loss, we can find great solace in the sharing of our loved ones’ lives. We each have songs that represent us, we have songs that connect us, and we have songs that comfort us. This group will provide a safe space through which to experience the healing resonance of music together, and of deep listening. Please know that there is no requirement of previous musical experience. All are welcome.  

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Needle Felted Sheep! Workshop with Megan Cleland

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages 12+ (MAX. 10 participants)

$95 + HST   |  $15 KIT FEE

Join artist Megan Cleland of In the Line of Fibre to learn the basics of needle felting and create your own amazingly life-like wooly sheep portrait in a day! Megan will guide you step-by-step through this multi-media process and teach you the techniques of transferring a sketch; painting a background; and how to needle felt an image onto canvas. Once completed you will have the skills to create your own designs.  Bring a friend and sign up today!

Ideal for ages 12 and up. No experience required.

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PYROGRAPHY WORKSHOP! BIRCH TREE WOODBURNING ON CHARCUTIERIE BOARD WITH HEATHER MARTIN OF FIREWORK DESIGNS

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022 | 12 PM – 3:30 PM

MAX. 12 | Ages 14+

$80 + hst (register through the link below)

Elora Centre for the Arts is pleased to host FireWorks Designs, please register through 

Event Brite :

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/414253482317

Woodburning has endless possibilities when it comes to creating images, similar to drawing with pencil on paper.  Woodburning, however, requires various different techniques to create texture,
lines and tonal values and is a much slower process. Join Pyrography Artist Heather Martin of FireWork Designs to begin or expand your knowledge of woodburning while you create your own usable, giftable charcuterie board.

Heather will guide you through various woodburning techniques to add texture and interest to your 8″x 10″ charcuterie board.  You will also learn about recommended woods and other helpful hints as you work your way through this immersive process using a (variable temperature) walnut hollow versa tool!

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PAINT the ART you LOVE!

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - December 7 @ 9:00 pm

PAINT the ART you LOVE! with Eileen MacArthur  |  6-week OPEN STUDIO series

Every Wednesday  |  November 2 – December 7, 2022

7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Max. 10  |  Ages 16+

$150 plus HST ($25 per session)

Learn to make the paintings you LOVE in this OPEN STUDIO class with artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Eileen MacArthur.  Eileen will guide you through various exercises and allow for independent working time and individual & group critique.  If there is an artist whose work inspires you, this class will provide guidance on how to emulate their work and incorporate ideas and techniques into your own own work.

Eileen will offer a welcoming and collaborative environment for all skill levels to learn from one another, while developing their own individual art practice.

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Holiday Cardinal! Needle Felting & Mixed Media Workshop with Megan Cleland

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

AGES 16+ | MAX. 10 participants

$95 + HST | $15 KIT FEE

Spend the day with artist Megan Cleland of @inthelineoffibre to learn the basics of needle felting and create your own 8×10 canvas, featuring a cheery needle felted and mixed-media, acrylic Holiday Cardinal! (more…)

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Winter MACRAME & Evergreen WREATH! with Fringed Elora and Oak + Ivy

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | 1 pm to 4 pm

Ages 16+ | Max 15

$90 plus hst

Oak + Ivy and Fringed Elora are combining forces to bring a festive, ever lasting holiday wreath workshop to Elora Centre for the Arts’ studio classroom for some seasonal merry MAKING!

Learn the basics of macrame from Cecilia Cheng of Fringed Elora, with an emphasis on the most common knots used to create your own designs.  Olivia Harrison from Oak and Ivy will teach you how to create your own seasonal foliage arrangement and discuss foraging tips to create your own winter wreath!

A perfect Sunday afternoon for you and a friend! No experience necessary. All materials included.

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