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75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
(519) 846-9698

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March 2018

RIVERSIDE RUGGERS

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Held in the Gallery unlimited no registration required March 19-June 25 Mondays 1-3pm $2 Donation to The Tutu in You…Sewing off the Edge!   Riverside Ruggers is a community based Rug Hooking group at the Elora Centre for the Arts. We meet weekly in the gallery to exchange ideas and connect with other rug hookers in a casual setting. Our hope as a group is to encourage new members in this traditional craft and promote the artform to a broader…

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June 2018

ELORA PHOTO WALK

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$65 20 tickets left

with Mark Heine     Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25  9AM - 10:30AM Members  $60+hst per session      Non Members $65+hst per session Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don't forget your camera (even a cell phone…

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July 2018

SMALL, BUT MIGHTY – UNIQUE WEARABLES WITH JEN MANUELL

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$85 20 tickets left

$85 + HST $25 Kit Fee payable direct to instructor on day of workshop Create unique wearables that make a statement! Combine various techniques, textures, mediums and colours in new ways. Jen will show you how to pair hooking with other handwork - like beading, embroidery, needle felting, and appliqué – and create your own handmade accessories. She will walk you through the steps to complete at least one Small, but Mighty project – in time for you to wear…

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KIDS WEAVING WORKSHOP AT THE BLACK SHEEP FESTIVAL

July 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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with Johana Cordero of LOOM STUDIO AGES 7+ $42 $10 materials fee payable to instructor on day of workshop A Black Sheep Festival workshop for the kids! In this 3-hour class, children will very quickly pick up the art of hand weaving and enjoy the process of making their own creations. They will learn how to craft a beautiful handwoven art piece that can be made into a wall hanging, a bracelet, a mug cozy, or coaster. Register here via the…

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HAND EMBELLISHMENT FOR TEXTILES WITH MAGGIE VANDERWEIT

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$120 15 tickets left

$120 +hst Add another layer of rich detail to your textile art by learning how to create beautiful, contemporary, free-style hand stitching and bead work. Using a wide range of decorative threads and yarns, students will begin by experimenting with new ways of applying strikingly effective embroidery stitches. Students will also be introduced to the fascinating world of beads and learn how to create original designs with bead embroidery. Open to all skill levels. Supply List Embroidery threads, floss, pearl…

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Invitation to Participate Backyard Botanicals Exhibition

July 12 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$25.00 - $50.00

In celebration of summer and our rich community of professional artists and art enthusiasts, the Elora Centre for the Arts presents a community art exhibition entitled “Backyard Botanicals”. Opening July 12th and running through September 3rd in the Harris Exchange, the exhibition will highlight the beauty of Wellington County’s diverse native flora. Eligibility The ECFTA encourages the participation of professional and amateur artists working in a variety of artistic mediums as long as works are created using the standardized panels…

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Earth, Trees, and Dirty Knees Art Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250 Sold out

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 9-4pm 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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FINE JEWELLERY DESIGN WITH PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$85 14 tickets left

with Patrice Baker of Silverfish Studios July 20th (7 - 9PM evening) & July 21st (10 - 4PM day)   Members $75 +hst      Non-Members $85 +hst $95 Kit Fee payable direct to instructor on first day of workshop  It’s not magic, but it sure looks it! Imagine a lump of clay, rolling it and cutting it out like dough, printing it with nearly any type of texture you can imagine, and then having it fired in a kiln. But instead of…

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$65 20 tickets left

with Mark Heine     Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25  9AM - 10:30AM Members  $60+hst per session      Non Members $65+hst per session Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don't forget your camera (even a cell phone…

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THE ART OF THE CRITIQUE

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$275 15 tickets left

MASTERCLASS WITH JOHN KISSICK Saturday July 28th & Sunday July 29 10AM – 4PM Members.  $265 +hst Non Members  $275 +hst  The Art of the Critique is an intensive two-day workshop geared towards providing critical feedback on individual work. Participating artists will learn the process of examining works while cultivating a community venue for critiques. The workshop will include lectures on traditional and contemporary ideas of critique and a variety of exercises based on the reworking of another artist’s work…

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Circus Summer Camp with Youth Circus Project

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250 Sold out

Circus Summer Camp with Youth Circus Project 9-5pm 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…

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August 2018

MARKET BASKET WORKSHOP

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$55 15 tickets left

with Martina Obersat Saturday August 4, 2018 10AM - 4PM Members $50 +hst Non Members $55 +hst $35 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor at the beginning of workshop Students will learn the basics of flat reed basketry by making this beginner market basket. We start with laying out, measuring and weaving the base. The sides are woven to include the oak handle for extra stability. The rim is lashed on securely using bamboo caning. This basket is sturdy and…

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LAYERING, STENCILING AND STAMPING WITH OIL & COLD WAX

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$150 13 tickets left

with Laurie Skantzos Saturday Aug 11      10AM-4PM     Sunday Aug 12         10AM-4PM     Members $140 +hst      Non-Members $150 +hst   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.

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Storybook Art Camp/ A River Runs Through It

August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 12:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$130 Sold out

Storybook Art Camp A River Runs Through It Ages 4-6 August 13 -17, 2018 with Debbie Watters & Bear Epp 9-12pm Members $120 Non-Members $130 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 in this week-long camp. Children will spend their mornings listening to stories, creating art, singing songs, and playing games that will foster a love of…

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN ELORA

August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 4:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$130 - $245 11 tickets left

with Sam Paonessa Saturday Aug 18th    9:30 AM- 4:30 PM Sunday Aug 19th       9:30 AM- 4:30 PM Members $120+HST for one day / $225 +HST for both days Non-Members $130 +HST for one day/ $245 +HST for both days   Spend the weekend exploring the picturesque village of Elora while you work on improving your plein air painting skills with professional artist Sam Paonessa. Reinforce painting principles and techniques, and develop visual editing skills. Demonstrations, individual attention,…

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ELORA PHOTO WALK

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$65 60 tickets left

with Mark Heine     Saturday May 26 / Saturday June 30  / Saturday July 28 / Saturday Aug 25  9AM - 10:30AM Members  $60+hst per session      Non Members $65+hst per session Spend a Saturday morning capturing the picturesque highlights of Elora with professional photographer and guide Mark Heine. Locations around town will be explored in unique ways with discussion focusing on composition and framing. Meet in front of the ECFTA at 9:00AM sharp and don't forget your camera (even a cell phone…

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Calder’s Kinetic Art Camp/ ages 5-7

August 28 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 12:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$75 2 tickets left

Calder’s Kinetic Art Camp  Mornings 9-12pm Ages 5-7 with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson Aug 28-30 Members $65 Non-Members $75 A hands-on camp inspired by the ingenious works of Alexander Calder, creator of the modern mobile. Equal parts art and engineering, Young Makers will design their own table top Circus, creating kinetic dioramas from cork, wire, fabric, and found objects. Family and friends are welcome to join us on the final day and watch the circus come to life. Free popcorn!  

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Calder’s Kinetic Art Camp/ ages 8-10

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - August 30 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$75 7 tickets left

Calder’s Kinetic Art Camp  Afternoons 1-4pm Ages 8-10 with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson Aug 28-30 Members $65 Non-Members $75 A hands-on camp inspired by the ingenious works of Alexander Calder, creator of the modern mobile. Equal parts art and engineering, Young Makers will design their own table top Circus, creating kinetic dioramas from cork, wire, fabric, and found objects. Family and friends are welcome to join us on the final day and watch the circus come to life. Free popcorn!  

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