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Adult Classes

Riverside Ruggers

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

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 art form to a broader audience through exhibitions and special workshops in partnership with the ECFTA.

Bring your projects and $2 cash donation.    Adults 18+

Mondays 1-3pm  (excluding holidays)

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Basic Embroidery

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Embroidery is a versatile, fun and portable hobby. It is a wonderful addition to your hand-made crafts OR you can jazz up items in your home or closet. In this class we will learn and practice a variety of basic stitches to get you started!

Instructor: Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

Thursday September 28th  7-9pm

Member $25 +tx / Non member $30 +tx

~ Kit fee $5 payable to instructor~


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Circular Weaving

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You don’t need fancy equipment to weave a beautiful piece of art. During this class, learn the basics of weaving using a circular loom made from an embroidery hoop. We will have fun getting creative with materials and learning about weaving in a circular shape, as well as introducing new textural techniques to embellish our circular wall hanging! Participants may bring some inspirational materials if they wish.

Instructor: Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

~Kit fee payable to instructor $5~

All levels welcome.

Thursday October 5th   7-9pm

Members $25+tx / Non members $30+tx


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Death Becomes You / Retro Paint Lounge

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Elora Brewing Company’s Retro Paint Lounge

Come explore your dark side and create a ghoulish 3-D graveyard scene for your haunted mantle or windowsill with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson.

A ghastly 3 hour workshop of chunky wood, paint and a pint!

Materials included , all levels welcome

(EBC award-winning beer, not included)

Wednesday October 11th  7-10 pm

Members $75 +tx / Non members $85 +tx


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Practical Magic & Witch Crafts

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This light-hearted workshop will explore the lore of the season, and aspects of a personal practice such as creating and clearing space, charm casting, talismans, and using crystals and herbs. The workshop will guide the crafting of some tools for personal practice and celebration, such as smudge sticks, elemental markers, broom adornment. A delicious Desert Rose vegetarian lunch is included in the workshop fee.  All materials are provided.

Sunday October 15th  10am-4pm

Members $150 +tx / Non members $160 +tx


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Mixed Media Memory Portrait

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to play and explore the merging of paint and collage to create a story and a moment in time. Using your personal copies of treasured photos you will discover how to make a beautiful memory painting on canvas. Various painting and collage techniques will be covered as well as how to create layers with photo imagery, image transfers, paper ephemera and found text to add depth and interest to your work.  All levels welcome.

Instructor: Heather Murray

Saturday October 21st  10am-4pm

Members $80 +tx / Non members $90 +tx

~Materials List will be provided upon registration~


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Halloween Needle Felting

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Needle felting is a fun and creative fibre art technique!  In this class we will transform wool roving into a cute Halloween bat puppet or sweet jack-o-lantern ornament.

Instructor: Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

Thursday October 26th  7-9pm

Members $25 +tx / Non members $30 +tx

~Kit fee payable to instructor $5~


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The Art of Botanical Drawing

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

A two-day workshop ideal for those wishing to learn a range of skills relating to drawing realistic plants and flowers in graphite. The drawing process will be discussed in detail, along with exercises on gesture, contour drawing and blending techniques to produce three-dimensional forms.  This workshop is best suited for students with some drawing experience and an interest in botanical art.  (A materials list will be provided)

With Michael Spillane

Sat & Sun October 28 & 29, 10am-4pm daily

Members $140 +tx, Non Members $150 +tx


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Japanese Papers- An ancient world full of contemporary possibilities

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Japanese Papers – An ancient world full of contemporary possibilities

Sunday November 5, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm

Hands-on Presentation by Nancy Jacobi, President of The Japanese Paper Place in Toronto


Join Nancy for an inspiring afternoon exploring various types of Japanese paper. Bring your favourite media to try out (pencils, markers, acrylic paint, gouache or pan pastels for example) and get ready for an introduction that may spark a long fascinating new journey! Nancy’s own passionate belief in the creative power of washi (traditional Japanese papers) began many years ago while teaching in Japan. Seeing examples of works by various artists who have successfully and happily engaged with this material will encourage you to find your own way of using the special properties of washi. You will also experience Konnyaku, the wonder starch that will transform these papers into something with even greater potential!

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Befriend Your Sewing Machine

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

Befriend your sewing machine in this class! We will learn how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and install a zipper to make a one-of-a- kind zippered pouch!

Instructor: Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

Thursday November 9th   7-9pm

Members $25 +tx / Non Members $30 +tx

~Kit fee of $5 payable to instructor~


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