Independent Studio: Ceramics

  April 24, 2017 — June 26, 2017  | Mondays 9 am - 5:30 pm, Thursdays 1-9 pm

Are you an advanced potter looking for studio time and space to develop your skills? Independent Open Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space.

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Djembe Drumming Circle
18+ years

  April 26, 2017 — June 14, 2017  | Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm (8 sessions)

Come and join in with the sweet beats! In this class, you will learn basic African drumming techniques and rhythms.

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Creative Movement
Process & Performance

  May 1, 2017 — June 12, 2017  | Mondays, 7-8 pm (6 sessions - no class May 22)

Come dance with us! In this course, you will learn how to fully be in your body, and how to energize an empty space to make it come alive. Explore relaxation, concentration, improvisation, and technique, including choreographic processes, principles, and structures.

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Painting with Oils

  May 10, 2017 — June 21, 2017  | Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm (6 sessions - no class June 7)

This class is perfect for both beginners and intermediates looking to discover or improve on the basics of oil painting. By exploring colour mixing and painting techniques, you’ll be introduced to compositional elements. With individual attention, homework, and group critiques, your instructor will guide you through these exercises in a manner tailored to suit your skill set.

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Beginner Ceramics Starter Course

  May 24, 2017 — June 21, 2017  | Wednesdays, 10 am - 12:30 pm (5 sessions)

An excellent way to introduce yourself to the wonders of clay in just five short weeks! Learn the basics of hand-building with clay and walk away with treasures of your own creation! Make a sushi plate, a piece of jewellery, the sky’s the limit when you get your hands dirty!

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Paint Night!

  June 1, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  | Thursday (Single session - 18+)

Join us for an evening of light-hearted socializing with a creative twist! Pick up a paint brush - even if it's for your very first time - and create your own masterpiece!

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Shibori/Indigo Weekend

  June 3, 2017 — June 4, 2017  | Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm (2 sessions)

Over this 2-day workshop, participants will explore the Japanese resist dyeing technique known as Arimatsu Shibori. Stitching, pleating, binding and pole wrapping are some of the techniques covered while participants create their own set of samples using a variety of cellulose fibres like cotton, rayon, and linen. Together we will set up an easy, pre-reduced indigo kit while we explore its rich history and lore. In addition to the samples, each participant will work on a larger piece such as a scarf or wall hanging.

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Create Night: Block Printing Tote Bags and Scarves!

  June 8, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Thursday (Single session - 18+)

This is your chance to create some wearable art! Bring some ideas of what patterns you like, then learn to carve your very own stamp and print your new pattern on to either a scarf or a tote bag you can take home at the end of the evening!

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Golden Acrylics Demo & Lecture:

  June 9, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  | Friday (Single session - 18+)

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Lecture includes an array of free examples of these materials put to use!

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Art Journaling

  June 10, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  | Saturday (single session)

In this one-day class, students will create three 12" x 12" Birch Panels by using Golden Acrylic Paint, Gel Transfers and Ranger Ink Embossing Powder. All materials will be provided including 3 Birch Panels, Golden Acrylic Paint, and Ranger Ink Embossing Powder and Embossing Guns for use during the class. Beginners welcome!

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Water Media Landscape

  June 11, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  | Sunday (single session)

Spend the day creating a one-of-a-kind layered landscape painting using Golden QoR Watercolors, Golden acrylic paint and PanPastel Soft pastels.

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Sewing Night: Make a “Canmore Farmer’s Market” Reusable Bag!

  June 15, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm  | Thursday (single session)

Paper or plastic? How about homemade perfection! Join like-minded people in this one-day, crash course sewing class, and walk away with a beautiful, reusable fabric bag of your own making!

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Cast Your Own Silver Ring!

  June 17, 2017 — June 18, 2017  | Saturday & Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm (2 sessions)

Learn the ancient technique of lost wax casting to make a silver ring of your very own. This class will cover how to carve waxes, make molds, cast molten metal into the mold, followed by finishing and polishing. At the end of the two sessions, you’ll be able to take home a shiny new treasure!

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Sunday Workshop: Hanging Felt Pods for Air Plants

  June 25, 2017, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm  | Sunday (single session)

Using basic wet felt techniques and a flat resist, we will be making a 3-dimensional pod (we will likely make two) for an air plant with various types of wool and silks. No experience necessary although those with felting experience will have the opportunity to use advanced techniques.

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