Education Programs and Workshops

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Card Making

November 21st & 23rd from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of making personalized greeting cards. It can be for a special person, a special occasion, a wedding anniversary, a house-warming – any event worth commemorating.
Cards can be made with various materials, such as cardboard, paper, stickers and stencils.
Tools to produce cards are unlimited; some are, pencils, colour pencils, markers, pen-and ink, brushes, glue, stamps, and scissors. As you get into this craft, you may want to add to your toolbox!
You are only limited by your own imagination as you create a special message guaranteed to be appreciated. The joy of creating it is equalled by the joy of receiving it!
What to bring:
• reference materials (old Christmas cards, stickers, etc.)
• watercolour paints (if you have them to bring)
• brushes (if you have them to bring)
• calligraphy markers (if you have them to bring)

COST: $30 members/$40 non-members
Registration deadline: November 14th

Sketching with Pencil, Pen, Ink & Charcoal

Thursdays, October 5th - 26th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Have you ever noticed something interesting, and wished you had ability to capture it on paper or another surface?

Starting with simple objects you will quickly learn to overcome doubts or hesitations.
Demonstration will show you how sketching can be applied to other forms of art.
Besides pencil, you will be introduced to other tool, e.g., Charcoal, colour pencils, crayons, markers, pen and ink.

This course will help you to become comfortable with sketching, and how a sketchbook can become a personal record for you – a valued companion.
Please bring paper and pencil to the first class. A supply list will be provided on the first day.

Cost: $50 members/ $60 Non-members
Registration deadline: September 28th

Chinese Brush Painting - Part II

Tuesdays, October 3rd-24th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you missed PART I this past spring, not to worry, you can still jump into this session.
Chinese Painting started many years ago.

There are different approaches:
• A traditional style, realistic and based online drawing.

• A freehand method using fewer brushstrokes to suggest objects in a less literal way.
Students will be introduced to tools, materials, and ink making techniques, applying basic techniques to paint simple subjects.

This course gives you a chance to try your hand at this historically important artform. Eventually you will create your own beautiful paintings.

No supplies necessary for the first class. You will receive a supply list on your first day. If you have your own supplies, please bring them with you.

COST: $50 members/$60 non-members
Registration deadline: September 26th

Wine & Paint Night

Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Follow along step-by-step with Karen Wokes in creating your own piece of art to take home and enjoy. Karen has been providing paint parties to Winnipegers for several years now and she is looking forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with you. You can expect to have some laughs, meet new people and maybe even learn a new technique.
Wine and cheese will be provided at this event.

COST: $33 members/$40 non-members
Registration deadline: November 1st

Let's Get Crafty

Join us for some socializing and crafting. Each month we will tackle a new project together and enjoy some friendly conversation. Choose from any or all of the following dates:

Friday, October 27th from
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Friday, November 24th from
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15th from
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST: $7 members/$10 non-members


Tuesdays, November 7th - 28th (4 weeks) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Writing is language made visible. Calligraphy is beautiful writing.
What to expect in this 4-week session.
In this class we will learn the basics.
Different styles of lettering will be introduced, from Classic Roman to Gothic, Old English and Italic Handwriting. Tools and techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Layout and spacing, important aspects of calligraphy, will be learned and applied.
With your own, personal lettering style, layout and colour combinations, you will experience the rewarding art of calligraphy.
No supplies necessary for the first class. You will receive a supply list on your first day.

Cost: $50 members/ $60 non-members Registration deadline: October 31st

Fun with Flowers

Kat will guide participants step by step in order to create a stunning floral centrepiece arrangement (real flowers are used). All supplies will be provided, and no experience is necessary.

Session 1: Thursday, October 5th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: Tuesday, December 12th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $23 members/ $26 non-members Instructor: Kay Degner Registration deadline: September 28th