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Young Makers Classes


April 21 @ 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2018

POP ART EDITION with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson

After School Program (4 sessions)


April 4 – 25, 2018

3:45 – 5:30 PM

Ages: 7 – 10

Members $80

Non-Members $90


A hands-on introduction to some rule breakers of the modern art world. Children will learn the fundamentals of drawing & painting, colour and composition while creating their own masterpieces inspired by the styles and techniques of 4 iconic pop artists from the 1950s – 80s.

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A Gas Light Fantasy

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ECFTA presents a Fundraiser Fashion Show with a Steampunk twist in celebration of our new boiler!

The night features contemporary fashions for men and women by local boutiques Karger Gallery, Aria Boutique, Broderick’s and Jaboli.

Come see the fabulous fabric creations of TuTu in You and dance performance by the delightful Fergus-Elora Academy of Dance.

A call to all steampunk fans that want to add to the ambiance of the night and come dressed in the tasteful attire of the genre!!!

Silent Auction and Prize Draws throughout the night

Doors Open 6PM

Join us for delicious cocktails and delectable culinary tastings by Savoy and Dar’s Country Market

Fashion Show 7PM Sharp

General Admission: $25 (limited general seating so come early if you want a chair!)
VIP Tickets: $40 and selling fast!!!! VIP tickets include reserved seating, a delicious cocktail and a take away bag of goodies.

Tickets can be purchased at the Elora Centre for the Arts, Karger Gallery, ARIA Boutique, Brodericks Clothiers & Jaboli in Fergus.

A big thank you to our supportive community art sponsors- Elora Brewing Company, Elora Home Hardware, Savoy Culinary, Dar’s Country Market #ecftafosteringcommunity #elora #steampunkfashion

?photo courtesy of Dan Dunlop

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Together at the Gallery ~ Seniors and Children Connecting Through Art

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until June 4, 2018

Intergenerational arts group for ages 5 – 12 and Seniors

Spring Project: Story Garden Mural

Art Facilitators: Judy Anderson and Stephanie Lines-Toohill

FREE Programme, pre-registration required (please contact Steph Lines-Toohill for details)

Mondays April 9 – Monday June 4, 2018 (8 weeks)
10am – 12pm
*No session Victoria Day May 21st

Participants will work together using a variety of art materials to create a collaborative art installation that shares their life stories with community.
The finished art piece will be showcased at Planet Youth Extravaganza at ECFTA June 6th – June 17th.
Sponsored by Guelph Community Foundation and the Ken Danby Fund.

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April 24 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 12, 2018

With Stephanie Lines-Toohill

Tuesdays March 27 – June 12, 2018 (12 weeks)

Members $72

Non-Members $78

Pre-Registration required, Ages 8+


This textile arts group uses recycled materials, found objects, and donated items to create wearable art and infinitely more. The young artists are encouraged to explore the materials and tools in the studio to spark their imagination and create individual and group projects together. The “Tutu-ers” are renowned for their collaboration at local events and strive to make community art accessible to all. No experience required. All materials and equipment supplied. Please bring a re-fillable water bottle and snack ~ imaginations need feeding!

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PA DAY ART CAMPS – Super Powers

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson 

April 27, 2018

9 – 4PM 

Ages: 7 – 12

Members $46

Non-Members $56


What’s a day off without some super deluxe creativity? Come spend your PA days with #ECFTA and re-charge your imagination with a day of meeting new friends, making great art and having some outdoor fun!

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May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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One event on May 12, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 10:00am

with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson


3 Separate Sessions: April 14 / May 12 /June 2, 2018


ages 4-6

Members $25 each session 

Non-Members $30 each session 


Storybook Art Camp brings together the craft of storytelling with the magic of art making. Beloved children’s stories and illustrations become the inspiration for painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and play. Children will spend their mornings listening to stories, creating art, singing songs, and playing games that will foster a love of literacy and art!

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Plein Air for Kids: Painting Things Outside

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

Saturday May 19, 2018 

Ages 5-8  10-12pm

Ages 9-12 1-3pm

Members $26  

Non-Members $32


Have the kids take part in the excitement of the Elora Plein Air Grand River Painting Festival with an outdoor painting workshop on the grounds of the ECFTA. Explore a variety of mediums and learn about colour, perspective and composition while painting in the great outdoors.

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PA Art Day Camp – The Great Wave

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Great Wave

With kukucaju’s Judy Anderson 

June 8, 2018

9 – 4PM  

Ages: 7 – 12

Members $46

Non-Members $56


What’s a day off without some super deluxe creativity? Come spend your PA days with #ECFTA and re-charge your imagination with a day of meeting new friends, making great art and having some outdoor fun!

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Earth, Trees, and Dirty Knees Art Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm

Earth, Trees, and Dirty Knees Art Camp

with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson & Tutu in You’s Stephanie Lines-Toohill

July 16-20, 2018

Ages 6-9


Members $240

Non-Members $250


Join us for a week of nature-inspired art making. Build your own hobbit holes and fairy doors, paint majestic forests, and create works of art En Plein Air (outdoors!). Each day will be filled with fresh air and feature artful creations that would impress even Mother Nature!

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Circus Summer Camp with Youth Circus Project

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm

Circus Summer Camp

with Youth Circus Project


July 30 -August 3, 2018

Ages 5-12

Members $240

Non-Members $250


Run away with the circus this summer for a fun-filled week of creativity and self-expression. Each day will feature a variety of skills training, circus crafts, and mini performances. Slackline, stilt-walking, juggling, acrobatics, theatrical clowning and so much more! This camp is designed to help young people build confidence and develop their physical literacy under the guidance of professionally trained circus artists from the Youth Circus Project

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