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

April 2020

Paint! Dutch Floral Still Life with Eileen MacArthur (to be rescheduled)

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$60 6 tickets left

TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL 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 8x10 canvas detail of a Dutch Still Life botanical. No experience required. A $10 kit…

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10 Simple Steps Towards a Zero Waste Home! (to be rescheduled)

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$25.00 23 tickets left

THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL. Thursday April 16, 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…

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Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps (to be rescheduled)

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$50.00 17 tickets left

THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL. Sunday April 19, 2020  |  1 - 3 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…

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PD Day April: The Day of Nothing! (cancelled)

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$56.00 14 tickets left

This has been cancelled, refunds will be issued. Let’s explore the idea of NOTHING!  Zero, blank, nil. What does nothing look like? A void, boredom, a black hole? Is it like “putting blue into your head”? The word “nothing” is real, but does “nothing” really exist? Nothing can be a starting point, it can be a beginning…a blank canvas!  Enjoy a day of rotating activities and projects, combined with fresh air outside!  (a ton of EVERYTHING, really) Led by artists and ECFTA…

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Wool & Silk Gauze Wrap Workshop

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$125.00 14 tickets left

TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL Sunday April 26, 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…

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May 2020

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

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$40.00 20 tickets left

TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL 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…

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Plein Air Kids! Painting Outside with Watercolours (to be rescheduled)

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$40.00 11 tickets left

This class will be reschedule for the Fall. This class is all about painting in the great outdoors! We will begin inside in the classroom with a short lesson covering the fundamentals of working outside including how to choose a subject, composition and how to paint some simple textures. Then we head outside, rain or shine, to the yard at the Art Centre, set up our easels and create a watercolour painting en plein air! Led by artist and ECFTA Arts…

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Elora Plein Air Festival 2020 (cancelled)

May 14 @ 12:00 am - May 17 @ 12:00 am
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED May 14 - 17, 2020 Where: Fergus, Elora and surrounding countryside This is a wonderful weekend to visit and explore the Elora and Fergus area!  Artists will be set up throughout the area to capture the charming heritage buildings, historic neighbourhoods, the dramatic river or gorge vistas, rolling hillsides and picturesque farms of our uniquely beautiful region! The grand finale show and sale will be Sunday May 17th from 1PM-5PM in the gallery at the…

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June 2020

More Bees Please! PD Day Art Camp

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$56.00 14 tickets left

We will wait to see what Public Health and the Government of Canada announce about the timing of this event - please stay tuned. Friday June 5, 2020  |  9AM - 4PM Join artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Natalie McDonald for the last PD Day of the year!  Full of art-making and learning, this busy-buzzy day will be inspired by the friendly world of entomology and ornithology (birds and the bees!).  We will make a beehive box, explore the difference…

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Natural Dyes & Eco-Print Workshop

June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250.00 8 tickets left

TO BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FALL Saturday and Sunday June 6 & 7, 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…

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Bubblegum Landscapes

June 27 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Exhibit by Frances Hahn in Harris Gallery

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July 2020

Creative Spark in the Yard 2-day show in Elora

July 11 @ 10:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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July 11 and 12, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday) 10AM - 5PM   This indoor and outdoor show - in the gallery of our historic stone school house as well as in our 2-acre backyard!  Over 40+ artisans, artists and makers will be showcasing and selling their unique products.  Live music performances all day by musicians curated by the Elora Acoustic Cafe with shaded viewing area, plus delicious food trucks with shaded seating areas!  Interactive area for kids. This is a…

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Little Earthlings! Summer Camp

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250.00 15 tickets left

July 13 - 17, 2020  | 9AM - 4PM Join us for a week with no limits! Our Earth and Space art camp is designed to connect campers to outer space, the skies above and their own special place here on Earth. Projects will include papier mâché globes, design your own rocket ship, dazzling watercolour planets, and galaxy slime making! Led by artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Natalie McDonald and our summer camp staff. Ages 5 - 11 $250 per…

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Wild Things! Outdoor Art Camp

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250.00 Sold out

July 20 - 24, 2020  |  9AM - 4PM Campers! Join us outdoors for fresh-air fun, designed to bring out the Wild Child in you! Each day will be filled with nature-inspired creativity, fort making in the fairy garden, scavenger hunts, campfire & s’mores and free-range play perfect for a hot July week! With a focus on outdoor art-making, the bullseye for this week will be our team-build Sculpture for the our permanent Outdoor Sculpture Garden! (in partnership with Bicycle Friendly…

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Story Stretch Art: Morning Mini Summer Camp

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 12:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$125.00 15 tickets left

July 27 - 31, 2020  |   9AM - 12PM What’s the story morning glory?  Yoga and story camp! Wake up with a streeetch in the gallery, followed by a hand-picked book for story-time to inspire a make and take art project each day. Led by artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Bernadine Lacey and our summer camp staff. Ages 4-6 $125 per student About the Instructor: Bernadine Lacey has been creating and teaching art to all ages and abilities in Quebec…

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August 2020

Art of the Bizarre: 4 Day Summer Camp

August 4 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$200.00 17 tickets left

Tuesday August 4 - Friday August 7, 2020  |  9AM - 4PM Join us for a short week of bizzaro hands-on activities and extreme art-making!  Weird and wacky projects include Doll Head Planters, Frankenstuffies and Radioactive-Green Cat Scultpures!  A camp inspired by Op Art, Dada and contemporary Surrealist insanity!  Led by artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Natalie McDonald and our summer camp staff. Ages 5 - 11 $200 per camper About the Instructor Natalie McDonald is an artist currently living…

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Little Earthlings Morning Mini Camp

August 10 @ 9:00 am - August 14 @ 12:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$125.00 17 tickets left

August 10 - 14, 2020  | 9AM - 12PM Join us for 5 wide-eyed mornings with no limits! Our Earth and Space mini art camp is designed to connect campers to outer space, the skies above and their own special place here on Earth. Projects will include papier mâché globes, design your own rocket ship, dazzling watercolour planets, and galaxy slime making! Led by artist and ECFTA Arts Educator Natalie McDonald and our summer camp staff. Ages 4-6 $125 per…

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Harry & Hedwig’s Week of Wizarding Wonder! Summer Camp

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250.00 19 tickets left

August 17 - 21, 2020  |  9AM - 4PM Join us in the wizarding realm and pack your imaginations for a full-on day with Harry and Hedwig inspired creativity!  We’ll start each morning with adventure and wonder, led by our guest instructor and HP Expert from Theatricks. Mornings will include a Charms and Magic class; the care of Magical Creatures; Spell Writing; Wand making (and duelling!); Levitation and Quidditch! The afternoons will feature Harry Potter-inspired projects in the classroom with…

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Comic Art Super Camp!

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250 17 tickets left

August 24 - 28, 2020 You don’t have to be a comic genius or even a superhero artist to join this fun-filled action-packed art camp!  You just have to be SUPER! Join artist and ECFTA Arts Educator, Eileen MacArthur and our summer camp staff for a week of puppet making, comic hero design, sketching from action figures, storyboarding, making your own comic or flip book, paintings inspired by artists Raymond Pettibon and Keith Haring, and a weeklong “Crankie”-making panorama project,…

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January 2021

Venue Rentals

January 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2022 @ 11:59 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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