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Adult Classes

Studio Sessions

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until April 26, 2017

Studio sessions are offered to artists of all skill levels who want to work in an inviting environment alongside their peers. Bring your work in progress and a professional arts facilitator will encourage your vision, provide ongoing support, and offer feedback to promote your artistic growth.

Facilitator Kreso Cavlovic

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Fundamentals of Woodblock: Printmaking in Black and White

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until May 25, 2017

An entry level introduction to the art of woodblock print making from wood selection to final presentation. Students will be led through the stages of developing their print subject matter, working the block, paper selection, inking and printing techniques, print signing, and matting their finished pieces. This course will also emphasize building one’s printmaking art vocabulary and delve into the validity of the black and white image as art form.

No previous experience is necessary. Materials list available.

With Hubert Haisoch in the Minarovich Gallery
Ages 18+
Thursdays – April 6th – May 25th / 10:30 – 12:30pm
Members: $143+ tax
Non-Members: $153+ tax

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Macramé Class | Plant Hangers

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No experience necessary – an introductory opportunity to experiment and play with knots and hitches. You will go home with your very own retro plant hanger. This class will be held outdoors if weather permits – so dress appropriately.
All materials are supplied including a small pot to test out your creation with!

With Carly Jenkins
Saturday April 29 1 – 4PM Ages: 16+
Members: $50 + tax Non-Members: $55 + tax

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Fused Glass Workshops – Garden Bird Bath Workshop

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Garden Bird Bath Workshop
With Steph Howe
Sunday April 30th (1 – 3PM)
Age: 18+
Members: $125+ tax Non-Members: $135+ tax

Create a colourful Bird Bath in these introductory fused glass workshops. Students will learn techniques in glass-cutting, pattern-making and colour selection. Completed projects will be fired offsite and available for pick up at the ECFTA.
All materials supplied. Beginners welcome!

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Beginner Embroidery

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Embroidery is a versatile, fun and portable hobby. It is wonderful for adding to your hand-made items or for jazzing up things around the house or in your closet. This class will introduce you to the basic stitches using felted knit fabric and scraps of yarn. All materials included.
With Alisa McRonald

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Cushion Design Workshop

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 5, 2017

This two-day workshop takes you from the basics of art and design to finished product. Working with silkscreen paints on canvas, students will use stencil and blocking techniques to create modern geometric motifs in natural, monochromatic colours. All pillow and paint materials supplied.
Some basic tools required.

Friday May 5th (6:30 – 9pm) and Saturday May 6th (10 – 4pm)
Member: $120+ tax Non-Members $130+ tax
Ages: 18+

with Leslie Miles

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Fused Glass Workshops – Birch Tree Hanging Panel

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Steph Howe
Birch Tree Hanging Panel
Sunday May 7th (1 – 4PM)
Age: 18+
Members: $125+ tax Non-Members: $135+ tax

Create a Birch Tree wall hanging in these introductory fused glass workshops. Students will learn techniques in glass-cutting, pattern-making and colour selection. Completed projects will be fired offsite and available for pick up at the ECFTA.

All materials supplied. Beginners welcome!

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Canadiana Paddle Painting

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Create your own contemporary piece of Canadiana inspired by the bold, geometric designs of the past. Sarah Barber of Honeychurch Lane will walk you through the process of creating a pattern, choosing your colour palette, and using Canadian-made Fusion Mineral Paints to achieve your desired decorative effect. All materials included.

With Sarah Barber
Ages: 18+

Member: $75+ tax Non-Members: $85+ tax

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Storytelling and Writing

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stories are how we learn, share, entertain, transfer culture and wisdom, advertise, and express ourselves. Writers tell stories on the page for a reader; storytellers share with an audience directly. Craft and share your writer’s story and the story of your writing to connect with your audience. Bring a short piece of writing you would be willing to share in the group.

With Donna McCaw
Thursday May 11, 7 – 9:30PM
Age: 18+
By Donation

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River Flow: Paint the Heart of Elora

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 21, 2017

An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until May 21, 2017

Painting from inspiring river vistas in the heart of Elora, these plein air workshops focus on the merging of water from shoreline. Each class will concentrate on brush and knife work, colour mixing, values and paint consistency. Students will learn about limiting their palette and working quickly under ever-changing conditions of light and temperature. Designed for all levels from beginner to the advanced. Materials list provided upon registration.

With Jan Yates
Ages: Ages 18+
Individual Sessions:
Date: Saturday, May 20th
All Day Session (10 – 4:30PM)
Members: $100 + tax Non-Members: $110 + tax

Date: Sunday, May 21st
Morning Plein Air Session (10am – 12:30pm)
Evening Plein Air Session (5pm – 7:30pm)
Members: $55+ tax Non-Members: $65+ tax

Take all three sessions:
Members: $190+ tax Non-Members: $200+ tax

*Wyndham Art Supplies will be in-house at the ECFTA on Friday and Saturday from 8:30AM – 3PM to supply all your painting needs as part of the Elora Arts Council Plein Air Grand River Painting Festival.

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