Do you remember making dioramas in elementary school? Let’s take it up a notch. Using kits or creativity, we can make sophisticated scenes. We’ll make a table-top piece that will be based on a favourite story or novel and have a lot of fun doing it! We’ll learn about scale and many things ‘mini’. You will need to collect junk, order a kit or find miniatures, cut, glue and paint. See you in October!
In this watercolour class, you will learn different techniques such as mixing colours, brush strokes, grazing, using mediums for different effects, etc. Most of all, we are having fun! The class is for beginner to more experienced painters. Ask for a supply list upon registration. Instructor is Karina Mak.
LEARN TO KNIT/CROCHET
This is your opportunity to learn how to knit and or crochet while socializing with this friendly group. Join us Thursday, September 9 for more information.
INTRODUCTION TO PAPER TOLE
Paper tole, also known as three-dimensional decoupage, is the art of handcrafting three-dimensional pictures from flat prints. This art is created by skillfully cutting, shaping, and assembling pieces of paper layered onto an image until a three-dimensional version of the image emerges. There are a number of ways to use paper tole, one is to make gift cards, another is to frame the image in a deep wall frame and display it as wall art. If you would like to learn the techniques our experienced ladies will be in the Craft Room on Friday, September 16 to answer any of your questions. You will also be given a supply list.
EPOXY RESIN – BEGINNER WORKSHOP
Create an everlasting unique piece of art with epoxy resin. In this two-day workshop/class we will try casting and coating resin pieces such as coasters, trinket dishes and bookmarks, which could be a functional art or display. We will cover basics to start creating with resin, such as, selecting the correct resin, mixing, adding colour and proper safety precautions. Instructor is Soba Kaluthota.
- Few small items you would like to make a keepsake by adding it in a coaster, trinket dish or a bookmark.
- Nitrile Gloves as needed to keep your hands clean
- A mask (optional) there may be a smell from the resign
- Baby wipes as needed to wipe off resin if you get any on your hands
- Art shirt or an apron
NOTE: Additional supplies are provided.
PAINT & CHAT
Create an Acrylic painting from start to finish while socializing and having fun! Donna Bilyk will show you techniques and tricks to help you complete your project. A great opportunity for new painters as well as those with some experience. All supplies are provided. Donna is an artist from Southern Alberta.
KNITTING, CROCHET & MORE
Whether you are interested in learning to knit, crochet, etc. come join us. Beginners to more experienced are so very welcome. We work on projects, socialize, share ideas and enjoy a coffee. If you have supplies bring them, if not we do have some to loan. Held in the Atrium.
Are you interested in making jewellry or other pieces of art that uses rocks and fine gems? If the answer is yes, sign up today. If you are new to this program arrangements will be made for instructions. It is important that 2 people are in the room at all times. Supply costs extra. Please check to see if the group is breaking for the summer.
PAPER TOLE WORKSHOP
If you are familiar with the art of paper tole and would like to work on your projects while socializing, consider signing up for this weekly workshop. Ideas are shared however, no formal instruction is given. Supply costs extra. *If you would like to learn this art, feel free to drop by any Friday and talk to the ladies. An introductory course can be offered if there is enough interest.
If you have basic quilting skills join our friendly quilters. They socialize, help and share ideas with each other. Must bring your own supplies. Please sign up at the Administration Desk.
Wood carving is a form of working with wood using cutting tools. If you are interested in learning this craft pay $5 at the Administration Desk. Newcomers will be loaned equipment needed to complete a small project. If you choose to continue you will be required to purchase your own tools, wood, etc. and pay the remainder of the fee ($15). This program usually takes place on Thursday afternoons. Please call and leave your name and phone number and we will contact you when the program begins.
Women and men interested in the wood working program must be familiar with all types of tools a carpenter would use as there is no formal instruction. Some materials are available for use. For safety, there must be 2 members in the shop at all times.