Education Programs and Workshops


Have an idea for a workshop, event or technology class? Feedback from our members is very important to us. If you have a comment, question or suggestion, please contact the Centre at 204-987-8850 or leave us a comment on the contact page here on the website.




Fun with Flowers

Session 3: Thursday, September 22nd from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 1: Thursday November 24th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

Cost: $23 Members/ $26 Non-members
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Register: Nov 24th


Paint along with John

Join John Smeulders as he leads you through a step-by-step painting class.
All supplies are provided.

Cost: $15 members/ $20 Non-members

Painting with Acrylics
Thursday, August 4th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Painting with Water colours
Tuesday, September 20th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Card Making

Tuesday, November 15th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

This 1 day workshop will have you using markers, watercolour or acrylic paints to create cards for special occasions. We will be using calligraphy and painting techniques in our designs. This demonstration and hands-on experience will prepare you for making cards throughout the year. Your greeting cards are more meaningful when done in a personal, artistic way. Create originals to be ready for reproduction (if wanted)
What to bring:
· A bag lunch

· reference materials (old Christmas cards, 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 8th
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Introduction to Drawing

Tuesday, November 1st and 8th from 10 A.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn the basics of drawing: line, shading. Form, proportion, and perspective. You will be introduced to drawing with pencil, charcoal, conté, and colour pencil. The importance of different types of paper will be discussed. Explore drawing from photographs, still life, portraits or figure (dressed). Beginning with sketching, you will progress step-by-step to finished work, using shading, cross-hatching, pointillism.
What to bring:
· A bag lunch

· Pencil crayons

Cost: $30 Members/$40 Non-Members
Registration deadline: October 25th
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Instructional Painting with Acrylics Class

Tuesday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(there will be a 1/2 -1 hour break for lunch)

There will be demonstration in the morning portion of the day. We will cover a variety of techniques, such as glazing, acrylic use as water colour, and we will introduce some mediums. The afternoon will be hands-on followed by individual critiquing.
The supply list will be provided after registration along with a material coupon for Artists Emporium.

Cost: $30 Members/$40 Non-Members
Registration deadline: November 15th
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Cupcake Ornament Craft

Friday, December 9th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This will sure to be a popular decoration on your tree this year. Join us as we create some darling glass ornaments to use on your tree or as gifts for friends and family.

Cost: $7 Members/$10 Non-Members
Registration deadline: December 2nd
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Gardening Group

Every 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning on May 10th at 1pm.

NEW Gardening Group for all level of gardeners.

Do you enjoy gardening and the outdoors?
Would you like to share your knowledge and experience with other gardeners?
Are you interested in attending workshops and hearing from experts?

Then this is the group for you!
Our knowledgeable leader Dodie will be here to share some of her experience.

Cost: Free for members, $3.00 for non-members
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Introduction to Spanish - ONLINE via ZOOM

Tuesdays, October 18th - November 15th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

RETURNING THIS FALL!
Prof. Jesus Angel Miguel Garcia, internationally recognized as a premier linguistic instructor will lead you in this enjoyable and rewarding five-week Spanish course (five hours) to learn basic and fundamental vocabulary and expressions to get by. Words open worlds! A link to the class will be sent to you before the commencement of the class.

Cost: $105 members, $125 non-members
Registration deadline: October 11th
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Instructional Painting with Water Colours Class

Tuesday, December 13th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(there will be a 1/2- 1 hour break for lunch)

We will start with a demonstration in the morning after the demonstration you will get individual showings of wet in wet, dry brushing and glazing. In the afternoon you will receive time for hands-on and individual help for creating your piece of art.
The supply list will be provided after registration along with a material coupon for Artists Emporium.

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members
Registration deadline: December 6th
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Paint Along with John (Acrylics)

Tuesday, November 29th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Follow along step-by-step with John in creating your own piece of art to take home and enjoy. You will laugh and have fun with others as you pick up a few of Johns tricks of the trade.

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
Registration deadline: November 22nd
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Paint Along with John (Water Colours)

Tuesday, December 6th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Follow along step-by-step with John in creating your own piece of art to take home and enjoy. You will laugh and have fun with others as you pick up a few of Johns tricks of the trade.

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
Registration deadline: November 29th
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3D Paper Snowflake Making

Friday, November 25th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us as we fold and cut paper into amazing three-dimensional snowflakes.

Cost: $10 members, $14 non-members
Registration deadline: November 18th
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Fall Craft Project

Friday, October 7th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Let's craft together to create a beautiful fall project to enjoy or give away as a gift. All supplies included.

Cost: $7 members, $10 non-members
Registration deadline: September 30th
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Gingerbread House Building Contest

Thursday, December 22nd from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Christmas carols, Gingerbread, and a little competition. Create your team and register for the event! Teams should be 2-5 people. Family members, grandchildren and friends of all ages are welcome and encouraged to join. You will have one hour to complete your masterpiece. All supplies are provided, but teams are encouraged to bring in items for decorating and making your creations original. Prizes will be determined by theme, originality, creativity, pizazz, etc...

If you don’t have a team but want to participate, please contact the Centre at 204-987-8850 or by email

Cost: $15/team
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