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Upcoming Events

Festive Fanfare

November 22 - November 26

Five days of festivities in the galleries at ECFTA.
Wednesday Nov. 22 – Sunday Nov. 26
Sponsored by Dar’s Country Market

We’re pulling out the punch bowls! Over 100 works of art for under $100 on offer, featuring the musical stylings of DJ Spenny from Riverfest and free gift wrapping to boot.
Wednesday Nov. 22th  7 – 9PM

Free cookies and cocoa and Santa in the house.
Saturday Nov. 25th  7 – 9PM (post parade)

Shhhh! You’ve got til Sunday to place your bids on hand-crafted wreaths created by local artists, designers and merchants.
Wednesday Nov. 22 – Sunday Nov. 26 @ 2PM sharp

Bring your camera, your kids, your pets! $5 donation to ECFTA Children’s programming.
Sunday Nov. 26 12 – 4PM

Tis the Season to be giving with over 100 works of art for under $100.
Wednesday Nov. 22 – Sunday December 17
Sponsored by Melissa Seagrove of Edge Realty Solutions

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Festive Wreath Fanfare & Silent Auction Fundraiser

November 22 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm

Festive Wreath Fanfare & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Dear Friends,
We are planning our 2nd Annual Silent Auction of unique handmade wreaths from Wednesday, November 22 – 26, 2017. All proceeds to benefit Elora Centre for the Arts.  We are hoping for your generous support in this fun community fanfare by donating a handcrafted wreath.
Last year we had over 50 amazing wreaths in all different materials, shapes and sizes raising over $2000 towards exhibitions & programming.
A card displaying your name or company name will accompany the wreath. The wreaths can be dropped off on Monday, November 20, between 1pm-6pm or Tuesday, November 21, between 9am-12pm.
Any remaining wreaths can be picked up, or will be donated to the Centre Wellington Food Bank.
To confirm your participation, please email ECFTAbearepp@wightman.ca with YES in the subject line.
Any further questions?  Please email ECFTAbearepp@wightman.ca

Thank you for your involvement!
The ECFTA Team

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Textile Art Dolls

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - November 30 @ 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 30, 2017

Art dolls are a totally creative way to explore different fibre art techniques. Let your imagination run wild and get super creative while making a totally unique doll. In this two evening class there will be lots of guidance and inspiration to lead you into making a special piece of sculpture.

Instructor:  Alisa McRonald in the Elora Textile Collective

~Kit fee of $5 payable to instructor~

Thursday Evenings November 23rd AND November 30th  7-9pm

Members $50 +tx / Non members $60 +tx

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PA Day Art Camp/ I Made This for You!

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What’s a day off, without some super deluxe creativity?

Come spend your PA days with kukucaJudy Anderson and Tutu’s Stephanie Lines-Toohill and re-charge your imagination!

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

Instructors: Judy Anderson & Steph Toohill

Friday November 24th / 9am – 4pm / Ages 6-12

Members $46 / Non members $56

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Layering and Mark Making with Oil and Cold Wax Medium

November 25 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Instructor: Laurie Skantzos

Saturday & Sunday November 25th & 26th   10am-4pm daily

Members $140 +tx / Non members $150 +tx

~Materials list will be provided upon registration~


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Riverside Ruggers

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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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the Tutu in You!

November 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:45pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 5, 2017


The Tutu in You…Sewing off the Edge!

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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Vintage Sleigh Bells

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Work with paint, paper and pastels to create a vintage-inspired work of art on canvas board in this fun and inclusive holiday class. This workshop is specifically designed to support adults of all abilities working side by side in our community.

Facility is not wheelchair accessible. Please bring your support worker if assistance is required.

An inclusive, varying abilities painting workshop for adults 18+

Wednesday Dec. 6th 10AM – 11AM   $10+hst

with instructor Bear Epp

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Snowy Sasquatch

December 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Snowy Sasquatch

A cozy morning of crafting with paint and wood to create your own snowy sasquatch hiding in a forest of trees. Makes a perfect centerpiece for the holiday table!

With kukucaju’s Judy Anderson

Saturday Dec. 9th

9:30 – 12PM In the gallery!

Children Ages 5 – 12

$45 (All materials included)

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Winter Woodland Yeti

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Winter Woodland Yeti

The deep dark woods and the elusive Northern Yeti are inspiration for this festive holiday workshop. Create a 3-dimensional whimsical woodland scene for your seasonal mantle or centerpiece.

With kukucaju’s Judy Anderson

Saturday Dec. 9th 

1 – 4PM   In the gallery!

Adults and Youth Ages 14+

$65 +tax (all materials included)

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