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Upcoming Events

Michele Macdonald Studio

September 6 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm

Functional Pottery

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RIVERSIDE RUGGERS

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 17, 2018

MEETS ON MONDAYS THROUGH THE FALL

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 artform to a broader audience through exhibitions and special workshops in partnership with the ECFTA and Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Art. Bring your projects and $2 cash donation.

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DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE WITH ACRYLIC AND MIXED MEDIA WITH LAURIE SKANTZOS

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Tuesdays  (6 Sessions)

Ages 18+

$180 +HST

This course will appeal to painters of any level, from “brave beginners” to seasoned painters who wish to rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Laurie offers you an opportunity to explore, experiment, create and play with acrylic paint and a variety of mixed media and collage. Utilizing an assortment of “loosening up” exercises, she will assist you in finding your own, unique mark. Over six weeks, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations of techniques throughout the course will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration. These will include collage, creating stamps, linocut prints and transfers, texture creation and more!

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SUPPORTIVE ARTS FOR ADULTS: AN INCLUSIVE VARYING ABILITIES WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS 18+ WITH ECFTA ARTS EDUCATORS

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until November 29, 2018

Thursday sessions begin September 13th

Ages 18+

$12 +HST per session

Try your hand at a variety of artistic materials in these guided project-based workshops specifically designed to support adults of all abilities working side by side in our community. Please bring your support worker if assistance is required. The ECFTA is not wheelchair accessible.

*Registration is required for this class.

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PA DAYS ART CAMPS! CAMPS! CAMPS! WITH JUDY ANDERSON AND STEPHANIE LINES-TOOHILL

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on September 28, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 2, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 30, 2018 at 9:00am

September 28th/ November 2nd/ November 30th

9AM – 4PM

Ages 6 -12

$56 per session or sign up for all three sessions for $154

Recharge your imagination in our jam-packed PA Day Art Camps! You’ll meet new friends, make great art and have lots of time to play and explore indoors and out.

Ancient Egypt & Halloween Mash Up

September 28th, 2018

Egyptian Monsters meet Halloween in this crazy fun-filled day. Create creepy works while learning about Ancient Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Wave

November 2nd, 2018

Learn about Japanese art and design using a wide range of art styles and medias.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Made This For You!

November 30th, 2018

A busy day of pint-sized production as we make a handmade batch of art-craft to share.

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PARENT & CHILD PRINT MAKING WORKSHOP WITH MASTER PRINTER STU OXLEY

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

Ages 7+

$213 One Adult & One Child

[Additional Child $100/ Maximum 2 children per adult participant]

In this Parent (or Grandparent!) & Child Print Making Workshop, participants will visit the local studio of master printer Stu Oxley where they will learn the basics of printmaking and produce 8 – 10 mono prints each using water-based inks. This workshop is a fundraiser for children’s programming at the ECFTA. Space is limited, so register now for this unique opportunity. All materials supplied.

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CREATING PAPER FLOWERS: OPEN DAHLIA WORKSHOP WITH JESSIE CHUI OF CRAFTED TO BLOOM

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

Ages 17+

$50 +HST*

*There is a $15 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor on day of class.

Extend your summer garden by learning how to make open-faced dahlias with Jessie Chui of Crafted to Bloom.  In this 3-hour beginner/intermediate workshop, you’ll learn how to use crepe paper to create one to two realistic-looking dahlias. Take-home instructions and templates will be provided, and you’ll have enough materials to make more flowers at home.

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New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface

October 3 @ 9:30 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm

New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface
Michelle Sirois Silver

Wednesday October 3 & Thursday October 4, 2018
9:30AM – 4:30PM

Members and Non-Members: $240
$30 Kit Fee payable to instructor directly from students

New Materials, New Techniques and the Hand Hooked Surface is a workshop created to allow participants to fully engage in exploration, experimentation, and the creative process of surface design which is often applied in layers combining techniques and materials to create detail, depth, and interest. This two-day intensive workshop is ideally suited for students wishing to push beyond their current practice and into an exploratory framework. Students will develop a deeper understanding for the integration of new materials and techniques with the hand hooked surface. You will have the opportunity to explore your ideas using metal, found objects, hand embroidery, needle felting, beading, collage, machine stitch, and printing.

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PRACTICAL MAGICK WORKSHOP SERIES WITH SHELLEY CARTER AND STEPHANIE LINES-TOOHILL

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on October 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

One event on October 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

FRIDAYS October 5th, October 12th, October 19th

Ages 18+

$40 +HST* per workshop

*For each of the workshops, there is an additional $25 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor on day of session.

 

Tis the witching season! Get your witch on! Practical Magick is back!

This year, Practical Magick will take a closer look at establishing a practice space, setting intentions and journaling. If you’ve been curious about earth-based spirituality, here’s an opportunity to learn more through a series of guided workshops and crafting designed to enhance your practice.

Witches exist in most cultures and have existed throughout time. They have been revered, tolerated and/or reviled. In recent years, in the Western world, the term Witch has been reclaimed to describe people who use witchcraft as a spiritual practice. Witchcraft celebrates the natural cycles of the earth and celestial bodies and works to enhance positive action, both personally and communally. Witches usually embrace feminism, environmentalism, herbalism, multiculturalism, and social justice, and incorporate these concepts in their practice.

 

Establishing Sacred Space
October 5th, 2018

Establishing sacred space inside, outside, or on the road!
Cleansing and clearing
Creating an altar for a specific purpose.

 

Setting Magickal Intentions
October 12th, 2018

Different ways to work an intention
The Power of Words
Correspondences
Charging Candles with your intention

 

The Book of Shadows

With Guest Co-Instructor Alessia Di Cesare

October 19th, 2018

Journaling your practice
What is a BoS?
What’s in it?
Create your own.

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THE MAGIC IS IN YOU BATIK WORKSHOP FOR KIDS WITH ASHLEY GREEN OF THE IMAGINATION STATION

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

Ages 7 – 12

$40*

*There is an additional $15 Kit Fee payable to Instructor on day of workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn the process of painting with melted beeswax on canvas to create a wax resist pattern. The canvas will then be dyed, and the wax removed to reveal a beautiful batik wall hanging.

Batik has its roots in Asia with Indonesia being the most well-known for the art form. The term batik originates from the Javanese words “amba” and “nitik” which refer to both the length and width of a piece of cloth and the process of applying small dots by hand to create an intricate pattern.

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