Membership based instruction oriented visual arts organization

Classes at a Glance

Children’s Classes
Children’s Hand Building Pottery
4 Weeks – Ages 9 -13 years old
(Limit of 10)
This class will focus on functional pottery made by hand. Wear your old clothes and bring your ideas and pictures of things you might like to make! Candle
holders, plates and cups are all things we can make by hand. Come and have fun building your own creations. Handmade pottery makes great presents! Class size is small, so everyone can have individual instruction. Each child will be responsible to help with clean up.
Instructors: Phoebe Campbell and Nancy Wilder
Dates: Wed. Feb. 19, 26, March 4, (skip March 11) & 18
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $100.00 (clay, glaze and firing included)
Registration Deadline: February 12, 2020

Youth Class
Youth Photography (Level 1)
– Ages 8+

A course designed with youth in mind, you will learn photography basics including equipment, lighting, composition and editing.  Learn when to use a flash,  what makes a great black & white photo and tips for great selfies. Use any camera as a tool to express yourself as a form of art and increase your confidence behind the lens. Help with deciding how and where to store your photos so that you can easily find them later. See the power of photo editing software that professionals use and what is available for beginners.
-Photography basics – Lighting
-Capture images that are your style
-Photo organization and storage
-How quick edits improve photos
-Hands-on time with instructor
Instructor: Alayne Brisson
Dates: Saturday, May 30th
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $23.00
Registration Deadline: May 22, 2020

Adult Classes
Photography 101

A hands-on course designed to help you better understand how to use your DSLR or mirrorless camera and help you get consistently good photos. Photography fundamentals are covered including what aperture is, how ISO affects photos and how shutter speed works, plus how the three are related when it comes to exposure.  Learn tips for how and when to use flash and how white balance affects images. You will also find out about basic composition to create more appealing photos. Make sure to bring your manual!
Using Manual Modes to adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO
● What is RAW?
● Carrying and stabilizing your camera Working with Flash
● Thinking creatively and changing your point of view
● Workstations to practice with your camera with help from the instructor
Instructor: Alayne Brisson
Dates: Saturday, March 14 & 21
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $41.00 Members / $59.00 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020


Beginner’s Wheel
Tuesdays – 6 weeks
April Session

Instructor: Sydnie Crockett
Dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th,12th
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $105.00 member; $150.00 Non-members
Material Fee: Clay, glaze and firing extra (Approx. $30.00 – $50.00)
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2020

Beginner’s Wheel Throwing –
Saturdays and 1 Sunday – 5 weeks

May Session
Instructor: Sue Rayner
Dates: May 2nd, 9th, 16th, Sunday May 24th, (skip May 30th, June 6th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $105.00; Non-members $150.00
Material Fee: Clay, glaze and firing extra
(Approx. $30.00 – $50.00)
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020

Advanced Throwing:
This class is designed for advanced wheel-throwing potters. Learn to throw with large amounts of clay, perfect your throwing skills. Class Limit is 6. Instructor: Steve Bogue
Date: Sat., May 23rd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $50.00; Non-members $65.00
Material Fee: Clay, glaze and firing extra (Approx. $30.00 – $50.00)
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020

Inspiration Series
Saturday, April 25th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 26th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presenter – Bill Reddick.
Bill was deeply affected by Song Dynasty porcelain of China where he toured in 1998. In 2009 he traveled to Korea as a participating artist in the Cheongju World Craft Biennale. Informed by both these classical Asian traditions, his work demonstrates a fluency of form, and technique, while expressing contemporary design.
At the request of Governor General, Madame Adrienne Clarkson, Bill created the “Maple Leaf Service” which is now the official State Dinnerware for Canada, at Rideau Hall. In 2001, he designed a dinner service for the Canadian Embassy in Japan. He was later asked to design dinnerware for the Prime Minister’s residence.
Bill now lives and works i
Cost: Members $150.00 (Pot Luck Lunch)
Non-Members: $175.00 (Lunch Provided)


Introduction To Pastels
Painting the Landscape

If you’re curious about painting with pastels, and would like to experience it hands-on before investing in supplies, then this workshop is for you! All the materials will be provided during the workshop. All you need to bring is your creativity!

Starting with an introduction to this exciting medium, you will learn various techniques and practice with a variety of different types of papers and pastels. You will work along step-by-step as Kathy demonstrates her process of painting a landscape. A photo reference will be provided.

Instructor:  Kathy Dolan
Date: Saturday, May 9th
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee:    $41.00 Members; $59.00 Non-members
Material Fee: $15.00 payable to the Instructor
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2020


Log Cabin Bag Class
This roomy bag incorporates free motion or straight line machine quilting, machine appliqué and buttonholes.  There will be some homework before each class.  
Instructor: Lorraine Stevens
Date: Wed. March 25 & Wed. April 8
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $35.00 Members; $50.00 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2020

No Lead Stained Glass Quilt
A wonderful way to search your fabric collection for lots of contrasting colours to create an interesting stained glass quilt. The techniques has you cut one way but sew together another.
Instructor: Carol Cleator
Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Fee: $29.00 Members; $41.00 Non-members
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2020

Adult Classes
Traditional Rug Hooking – Beginners

Traditional Rug Hooking is done by pulling cut strips of wool material through a backing of linen or burlap. This class is for beginners, but is open to experienced rug hookers as well. We will experiment with designing and hooking a small project that can be used for a hot mat or a small pouch for an e-reader or cell phone. The student can decide the shape and colours .The design will be a geometric or doodle design which is easily drawn. You will also need a hook and hoop which you can buy or borrow.
Instructor: Eugenia Culp
Dates: Sat. March 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $23.00 Members/$32.00 Non-members
Material Fee: $25.00 Payable to the instructor
Registration Deadline: March 20, 2020

Alternative Fibre Landscapes
Instructor: Simone Vojvodin
Dates: Tues., May 19 & Wed., May 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120.00 Members/$ 135.00 Non-members
Material Fee: $55.00 Payable to the instructor
Registration Deadline: May 5, 2020

FIBRE ARTS – Burst Out of the Frame Tulips Workshop
In this workshop we will create a fabulous 5” x 7” field of tulips that will fairly jump out of the frame! This technique is called Needle felting. No experience necessary!
Instructor: Wendo Van Essen
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 11 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $55.00 Members/$70.00 Non-members
Material Fee: $35 for fibre in a plethora of colours, a background with pattern drawn on it, felting needles, upholstery foam. (an extra $15 for frame for finished piecework).