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

July 2020

(cancelled) 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

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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(cancelled) 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 Sold out

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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August 2020

(cancelled) 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 Sold out

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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(cancelled) 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 Sold out

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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(cancelled) 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 Sold out

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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(cancelled) 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 Sold out

Upon review of the Ontario public health guidelines regarding summer day camps, and with the health and safety of our campers and staff in mind, the Elora Centre for the Arts has decided that the restrictions would significantly impact our ability to deliver quality day camp programs in the current COVID-19 environment.  It is with sad hearts that we must cancel our day camps this summer.  We know how much our creative camp programs mean to families in our community,…

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September 2020

Wool & Silk Gauze Wrap Workshop

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$125.00 14 tickets left

Sunday September 13, 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 intermediate!  Ages 16+ All fabric, silk…

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Plein Air Kids! Painting Outside with Watercolours

September 19 @ 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 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 Educator Eileen MacArthur. Please come dressed for the…

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

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$40.00 20 tickets left

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 bring their own sketchbooks.  A $10…

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10 Simple Steps Towards a Zero Waste Home!

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$25.00 23 tickets left

Thursday September 24, 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 daily lives to reduce waste, save money and…

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October 2020

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$50.00 19 tickets left

Thursday October 1, 2020  |  7 - 9 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 can easily be refreshed at home if the…

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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop with Laurie Skantzos

October 17 @ 11:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$225 1 ticket left

This 2-day weekend workshop will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration. We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels,…

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Natural Dyes & Eco-Print Workshop

October 24 @ 10:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$250.00 8 tickets left

Saturday and Sunday October 24 & 25, 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 blankets Discover different methods of bundling…

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November 2020

Paint! Dutch Floral Still Life with Eileen MacArthur

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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$60 7 tickets left

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 fee is payable to the instructor…

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January 2021

Call for Artists! Creative Spark in the Yard 2021

January 1, 2021 - May 2, 2021
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  If you are an artist or artisan who applied for this show, we will be contacting you with information and next steps.  For the most current vendor information please click here. This event has been rescheduled to July 10 & 11, 2021.  Apply for the 2021 season by April 1, 2021 for Early Bird discounts! This is a handcrafted only, juried show.   The Venue ​Elora Centre for the Arts, 75…

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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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July 2021

Creative Spark in the Yard 2-day show in Elora (rescheduled to 2021)

July 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - July 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
ECFTA, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event due to COVID-19.  We hope to see you next year - our next Creative Spark in the Yard event will take place July 10 & 11, 2021. 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…

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