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Adult Classes

RIVERSIDE RUGGERS

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:00 pm

Held in the Gallery unlimited no registration required

March 19-June 25

Mondays 1-3pm

$2 Donation to The Tutu in You…Sewing off the Edge!

 

Riverside Ruggers is a community based Rug Hooking group at the Elora Centre for the Arts. We meet weekly in the gallery to exchange ideas and connect with other rug hookers in a casual setting. Our hope as a group is to encourage new members in this traditional craft and promote the artform to a broader audience through exhibitions and special workshops in partnership with the ECFTA. All levels welcome.

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

with Mark Heine    

Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25 

9AM – 10:30AM

Members  $60+hst per session     

Non Members $65+hst per session

Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don’t forget your camera (even a cell phone will do!). All skill levels welcome. Physical fitness- easy pace and easy terrain but will be walking approximately 2 kilometres during the session.

 

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SMALL, BUT MIGHTY – UNIQUE WEARABLES WITH JEN MANUELL

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$85 + HST

$25 Kit Fee payable direct to instructor on day of workshop

Create unique wearables that make a statement! Combine various techniques, textures, mediums and colours in new ways. Jen will show you how to pair hooking with other handwork – like beading, embroidery, needle felting, and appliqué – and create your own handmade accessories. She will walk you through the steps to complete at least one Small, but Mighty project – in time for you to wear it home! Take your rug hooking habit to a whole new level – or try rug hooking for the very first time! (more…)

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FINE JEWELLERY DESIGN WITH PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 4:00 pm

with Patrice Baker of Silverfish Studios

July 20th (7 – 9PM evening) & July 21st (10 – 4PM day)  

Members $75 +hst     

Non-Members $85 +hst

$95 Kit Fee payable direct to instructor on first day of workshop 

It’s not magic, but it sure looks it! Imagine a lump of clay, rolling it and cutting it out like dough, printing it with nearly any type of texture you can imagine, and then having it fired in a kiln. But instead of clay, what comes out of the kiln is PURE SILVER!  Precious Metal Clay is pure powdered silver mixed with plant fibre and water. Once in the kiln, the plant fibre burns away and only the pure silver is left behind. Depending on the size of each work, participants will be able to make between 5 to 10 pieces of beautifully crafted, gift-worthy jewellery in their very first class.

Kit Fee includes the cost of 45 grams PMC+ brand pure silver, a sterling chain and a pair of sterling ear wires. More PMC+ will be available in class for an additional cost.

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

with Mark Heine    

Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25 

9AM – 10:30AM

Members  $60+hst per session     

Non Members $65+hst per session

Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don’t forget your camera (even a cell phone will do!). All skill levels welcome. Physical fitness- easy pace and easy terrain but will be walking approximately 2 kilometres during the session.

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THE ART OF THE CRITIQUE

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm

MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN KISSICK

Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29

10AM – 4PM

Members.  $265 +hst

Non Members  $275 +hst 

The Art of the Critique is an intensive two-day workshop geared towards providing critical feedback on individual work. Participating artists will learn the process of examining works while cultivating a community venue for critiques. The workshop will include lectures on traditional and contemporary ideas of critique and a variety of exercises based on the reworking of another artist’s work as well as material and contextual changes and translation. Once artists have signed up, they will receive further direction from the instructor on how to prepare for the class.

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MARKET BASKET WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Martina Obersat

Saturday August 4, 2018

10AM – 4PM

Members $50 +hst

Non Members $55 +hst

$35 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor at the beginning of workshop

Students will learn the basics of flat reed basketry by making this beginner market basket. We start with laying out, measuring and weaving the base. The sides are woven to include the oak handle for extra stability. The rim is lashed on securely using bamboo caning. This basket is sturdy and useful. Decorating the handle is optional. For all skill levels.

*Please bring along the following with you to workshop: water basin, old towels, spray bottle, measuring tape, pencil, knife, packing tool, sharp scissors, clothes pins.

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LAYERING, STENCILING AND STAMPING WITH OIL & COLD WAX

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm

with Laurie Skantzos

Saturday Aug 11      10AM-4PM    

Sunday Aug 12         10AM-4PM    

Members $140 +hst     

Non-Members $150 +hst  

Spend the weekend exploring the world of oil and cold wax. We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps and stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modelling tools and squeegees, we will create beautifully layered paintings. This class is open to all levels.

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN ELORA

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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ELORA PHOTO WALK

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

with Mark Heine    

Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25 

9AM – 10:30AM

Members  $60+hst per session     

Non Members $65+hst per session

Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don’t forget your camera (even a cell phone will do!). All skill levels welcome. Physical fitness- easy pace and easy terrain but will be walking approximately 2 kilometres during the session.

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