Whether you want to build on your existing skills, or you've never touched a paint brush before, this class is for you! Instructor Amber Fast will guide you through interactive learning of skills such as: colour theory, mixing, values, brushwork, forms and composition. We will put your new skills to work with a beginner level painting chosen by the class.
We love bringing creative people together! Are you an art-lover looking for a perfect space to create and to meet other artists? We invite you to bring your current project/ideas to the museum’s art studio (all mediums welcome) for a delightful night of inspiration, artsy company, complimentary tea and potential collaborations.
The art of Batik is a traditional wax-resist technique of dying and decorating fabric, going back over two thousand years! This process of waxing and dyeing uses special stretcher frames, tools, and dyes. Wax application can be repeated as many times as necessary to create elaborate and colourful designs. In this class you will be able to pick your designs and be given all the tools, supplies and instruction needed to make a unique art piece you can hang or sew!
Fibre artist Cathy Merkley will guide you through the process of knitting a cotton coaster, an ideal project for beginners. With step-by-step instructions, you'll craft a beautiful coaster while gaining a solid foundation in knitting. This experience will not only introduce you to the craft but also inspire you to explore larger and more luxurious projects. All materials and access to the Chromatopia exhibit included in the registration fee.
Two experienced potters will teach you the basic skills and techniques to hand build and throw on the pottery wheel. You will complete numerous decorative and functional pieces using your own creativity and personal style. This is not a project-based class; rather you will be given the skills and tools to create freely.
Participants will learn how to create a beautiful stained-glass piece to decorate their home.
Tells stories using thread and needle! Learn the different types of stitches, needle painting, phototransfer, botanical embroidery, and gradient application. As a final project, express yourself by creating an open arwork with the techniques you learned and with the guidance of your intersutor. All materials are included.
Join us for a night of wine and creativity! During this program, you will design a fluid art geode painting using pour paint and crystals. Enjoy your creativty with a glas or two of complimentary wine and snacks. No experience necessary.
Have you ever dreamed of living self-sufficiently? Join us in our historic Log Cabin to learn the art of soap making. Participants will create homemade soap using traditional methods and materials.
Discuss drawing principles of light, movement, expression drawing and human-body proportions. If you are an experienced artist, you can dive right into human study by sketching the figure in various poses. Models will be wearing bikini type garment to show form. No drawing experience required; illustration supplies are included. Limited spaces are available.
Join us for a captivating historical journey presented by Valour Canada. Explore the gripping story of the Canadian hospital ship Llandovery Castle's sinking during the First World War, with a special focus on the heroic Nursing Sisters of Canada. After the presentation, dive deeper into history with our hands-on World War I artifact learning and handling session. Plus, enjoy a complimentary lunch, kindly sponsored by Schiller Spence & Associates.
This class is for your preschooler’s creative and inquisitive side. Create art projects, and have fun with science, music, indoor games and much
Craft your own "painting" using coloured roving and needle felting techniques. Choose your subject or use one of ours. The fee includes a fibre colour pack, backing, felting needles, and to the Chromatopia exhibit. No experience required, just bring your creativity and take home a unique artwork!
In this four-day camp, participants will learn the basic skills and techniques of pottery hand building and wheel-throwing. Participants will create unique pottery pieces using their own creativity and imagination. Clay and glases are included in the registration fee.
Create different art projects, explore new mediums, and meet new friends! In this program, you will complete different projects on drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media techniques. At the end of the program, on November 13 we will showcase your best works at an exhibit in the art studio!