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Adult Classes

Wool & Silk Gauze Wrap Workshop

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday September 13, 2020  |  10 AM – 4PM

Join contemporary fibre artist, Megan Cleland to create an over-sized Spring wrap using a combination of wool and fine silk gauze. Explore the unlimited possibilities of the Nuno felting technique to create a finished piece, approx. 2’ x 8’, in your choice of neutrals or vibrant colour. Perfect for the warmer days ahead or as a gift for Mother’s Day!

Ideal for the beginner to intermediate!  Ages 16+

All fabric, silk and wool materials provided.  See supply list below for additional items to bring.

$125 (plus HST).  Maximum 15 students (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this workshop).


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Painting in the Dark! Plein Air at Night with Eileen MacArthur

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

How about this for a Saturday night? This is plein air in the dark!

We will be working outside with watercolour and brush pen, but with the added twist of seeing the landscape and our palettes, limited by the lack of light. We won’t really know what the paintings looks like until the end of the evening, when we head back inside and take a look in the light of the classroom.

Artists are required to bring their own sketchbooks.  A $10 kit fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Please meet at the Elora Centre for the Arts to sign in and then we will head out at dusk.

Led by artist Eileen MacArthur

Ages 16+

$40 per person, plus HST

Max 20 participants


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10 Simple Steps Towards a Zero Waste Home!

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday September 24, 2020  |  7 – 8:30PM

Celebrate Earth Week and join Susan Gentilcore of All Things Preserved for an evening of learning and making!

We all want to make changes to reduce waste in our lives, but sometimes we just don’t know where to begin. This fun, interactive and hands-on event is a great place to start. We’ll discuss 10 easy, low or no-cost changes we can all make in our daily lives to reduce waste, save money and help the environment. The focus will be on creative ways to replace single-use paper and plastic household products for the whole family. End the night by taking part in a make-and-take zero waste activity, and take home some up-cycled sustainable product samples.

All ages welcome!

$25 plus HST, includes a make-and-take project

Maximum 25 participants.  ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED.


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Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday October 1, 2020  |  7 – 9 PM

Start your earth-friendly journey and spend a couple of hours to make your own beeswax food wraps to celebrate Earth Week!  Kick the single-use disposable habit with homemade beeswax wraps – a great alternative to plastic wrap. You can use them to cover food and keep it fresh; veggies, cheeses, sandwiches, baked goods and snacks. They’re reusable dozens and dozens of times and can easily be refreshed at home if the wax starts to wear.

Intended for anyone who wishes to embrace more positive ways to live on this earth, in this workshop you’ll design your own fabric to use in the making of your beeswax food wraps and beeswax snack bags. The conversation will flow as we discuss other habits to help increase our waste awareness. Take home your finished wraps at the end of the workshop and start putting them to use right away!

$50 (plus HST)

Maximum 20 participants.  Ages 14+



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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop with Laurie Skantzos

October 17 @ 11:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm

This 2-day weekend workshop 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. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.

We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps, stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.

Note: A $25 kit fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

Ages 16+

$225 per person, plus HST

Max 12 participants


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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!

$250 (plus HST).  Ages 16+

Maximum 8 participants.  (Minimum of 4 students required to be registered by Wed. June 3 to offer this workshop.  For those registered, confirmation that registration has been reached will be given by Wed. June 3rd.)


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Paint! Dutch Floral Still Life with Eileen MacArthur

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

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+

$60 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants


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