DIY WORKSHOP SERIES
Taught by local artists and educators, these informative, practical and fun workshops teach skills that are perfect for the artist and "do-it-yourselfer" in everyone. Teens aged 16 and over can register for workshops. Teens aged 14 & 15 may register along with an adult companion.
CURRENT DIY WORKSHOPS
Thursday, 16 February | 6-9 pm | $50 + HST
Instructor: Tahlia Dyer of Sunfire Herbals
Are you curious about herbs and herbal remedies? John Tahlia Dyer, a community herbalist and beekeeper, to learn about the benefits of natural, wild crafted, healing botanicals. Use organic oils, beeswax, butters, essential oils and botanicals to create a handful of remedies that will nourish skin throughout the winter season. Participants will take home a balm and a salve for personal use. All materials included. REGISTER
Personalized Watercolour Stationery>>>
Saturday, 4 March 2017 | 1-3:30 pm | $45 + HST
Instructor: Christine Ball
Experiment with making handmade, decorative cards and envelopes. Leave with a set of four cards to use as your own signature stationery or as a gift set for a birthday, Mother's/Father's Day or a special occasion. Explore various watercolour techniques and apply them to abstract or realistic subject matter, drawing fine details under the guidance of the instructor. Suitable for beginners and experts alike. All materials included. REGISTER
Egg Decorating: Traditional Pysanky - FULL!
Sunday, 26 March 2017 | 2-5 pm | $35 + HST
Instructor: Karolina Korsak
Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Gallery discovering the art of pysanky -- a wax-resist method of decorating eggs by layering beeswax and dyes. Learn about traditional techniques and designs as you transform a simple egg into your own creation. Leave with beautifully decorated pysanky, as well as a tool kit to continue this tradition at home. Register well in advance. Suitable for all skill levels; all materials provided.
Precious Metal Clay Pendant - FULL!
Thursday, 30 March 2017| 6-9 pm | $70 + HST
Instructor: Shannon Kennedy of Cynosure Jewelry
Learn about the properties of working with Precious Metal Clay, a revolutionary clay-like medium that allows you to work like it's soft clay, but when torched, turns into silver. Design and shape your own unique composition and leave with a ready to wear pendant that appeals to men and women. Pendant size is limited to 1 square inch in order to be torch fired. Suitable for all skill levels. All materials provided.
SPRING DIY WORKSHOPS
Sunday, 30 April 2017 | 2-4:30 pm | $45 + HST
Instructor: Mark Yungblut
Discover the simple beauty of 'kiri-e,' the breathtaking art of Japanese papercutting. Let yourself be guided through the initial design process, learn the basic techniques of papercutting and create a one of a kind framed landscape artwork. Templates will be provided, but participants are invited to bring their own images as inspiration. All materials included, with the option to purchase specialty knives to continue the art at your leisure. REGISTER
Mixed Media Collage & Watercolour
Instructor: Catherine Mellinger
Thursday, 4 May | 6-9 pm | $45 + HST
In this workshop, engage your sense of play and capacity to tell a visual story exploring mixed media collage using paper and watercolours. Participants will learn basic watercolour manipulation and pigment mixing, the use of fluid ink pens, collage composition and layout, as well as the use and importance of space within collage. Skills learned can easily translate to continued exploration at home. Suitable for all skill levels. All materials included, but participants are welcome to bring paper materials such as photographs, vintage magazines, wallpaper scraps etc. REGISTER
Build Your Own Book
Thursday, 11 May 2017 | 6-9 pm | $40 + HST
Instructor: Alistair MacLellan of MB Publishing
Return to the simplicity of good craftsmanship: join local bookmaker Alistair MacLellan as he shares his knowledge of the craft of creating a fabric covered, pocket sized, notebook perfect as a sketchbook, gift or journal. This workshop offers a hands-on, cover-to-cover guide on hand-making your own book, including choosing the paper, hand sewing and personalizing the cover. All materials provided, although participants are invited to bring gently worn, 100% cotton T-shirts. Kits with specialty papers, thread and cloth will also be available for sale, for future projects. REGISTER
EARLY SUMMER DIY WORKSHOPS
Ode to Peony Floral Vase Arrangement
Instructors: Tina Riddell & Deb Jasinski of Living Fresh Flower Studio & School
Thursday, 8 June | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
$85 + HST
Come celebrate the stunning, lush beauty of the peony! Instructors from the Living Fresh Flower School, will show you how to design with this focal flower. Learn about floral composition, the care and handling of flowers and how to prolong their life. The instructors from the flower school will divulge tricks of the trade, giving students the skills to continue making vase arrangements at home. All materials included. REGISTER
Rustic Sign Workshop
Instructor: Mandy Morrison of ReFIND Salvage
Saturday, 10 June | 1 - 4:30 pm | $60 + HST
Join us to create a unique, custom made wood sign. Learn how to stain or paint with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, design your message choosing from over 30 trendy font and image templates, apply a finish coat, and leave with a ready-to-hang creation! Perfect as a gift, or to hang in your cottage, home or garden. Participants choose the template prior to the workshop. All materials provided. REGISTER