Arts and Crafts

Fall 2018 – Classes & Special Programs

In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2018 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.

Arts & Crafts Programs

Acrylic Painting
In this acrylic painting class, you will not only learn how to paint with acrylics, but also experiment with color mixing, develop brush stroke techniques, discover how to glaze, and practice composition using still life and photos for reference. The purpose of this class is to improve your painting skills and to have fun! A complete supply list will be given at the time of registration.

Session 1:
Begins: Thursday, September 20    Ends: October 25 (8 weeks)

Session 2:
Begins: Thursdays, November 1  Ends: December 6 (6 weeks)
Location: West Community Room Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Karina Mak Fee: Members: $55.00 Non-Members: $75.00



Watercolor and Colored Pencil Techniques – Donna Gallant

Colored pencil and watercolor, what a great way to mix painting and drawing. One can achieve such interesting and unique results using colored pencil and watercolor paints.  This style of work can create a more intense image, or a softer and sensitive image plus you can create wonderful movement and rhythm throughout your work.  This is a great way to work on location or just for sketching. We will cover some basic watercolor and colored pencil techniques on their own but mostly we will be mixing the two. You may use watercolor pencils but you will still need to use regular colored pencils for different applications.  It’s a little like drawing but much more dynamic after you add the paint.

Begins: Monday, Oct 15   Ends: Nov. 26                 Location: Craft Room *No Class on Nov 12
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Fee: Members: $50.00      Non-Members: $70.00         Maximum: 8 Students



In this class you will learn the art of carving wood. You will be able to create your own carved projects. Beginning students who have little or no experience in carving are welcome. Come join in for an adventure in Woodcarving. This class is ongoing so you can register and join anytime.

Begins: Thursday, September 6 Location: Craft Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Don Johnson
Fee: Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $20.00




Beginners Watercolor (No Experience Required)

If you are one of many beginners that thinks they cannot paint or draw, this is the Watercolor class for you. I will calm all your fears. I will guide you through different techniques and textures such as bubble wrap, facial tissue and salt and show you how proper use your brushes and mix color on your paper. By the end of these eight sessions you will have the confidence in your ability to paint on your own and have lots of paintings to show your family. A list of materials required for the class will be given at the time of registration. The first class will be an introduction to the world of watercolor.

Session 1:
Begins: Tuesday, September 11 – October 30  Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Instructor: Denise Savard

Session 2:
Begins: Tuesday, November 13-December 18
Fee: Members: $40.00 Non-Members: $60.00 Maximum: 8 students
*Session 2 is a continuation of Session 1-both are for beginners*


Paper Tole – (Wednesday & Friday)

The Paper Tole group takes multiple copies of a printed piece of art, and then cut, shape, mold and elevate the artwork to make three dimensional prints. This group meets every Wednesday, starting on September 12, in the West Community Room and in the Craft Room on Fridays. For information on this Club, please talk to the coordinator Elta Buckman. This group is for experienced members only, no instruction is given.


Watercolor Club

The Watercolor Club is a group of painters who have been meeting on a regular basis, sharing ideas, techniques and resources. While their primary purpose is to paint, it is important that the group retain its friendly, positive, encouraging atmosphere. The group plans occasional one day workshops, and would welcome artists who are willing to teach. The Watercolor Club meets every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm in the Craft Room. For information on this Club, please talk to the co-coordinators Sandy Baceda and Erika Bosters.
**The Watercolor Club is a continuation from the Winter 2018 program- Club is full.**

Krafters Koffee Klub

This group of crafters is calling all knitters, crocheters, quilters, and crafters. They invite you to meet with them on a weekly basis for a social get-together. Bring your own work projects to work on, and ideas to share. The Klub meets every Wednesday in the Craft Room from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm starting September 5th.

Quilters Group

Are you interested in getting together with other quilters one day a week? You will need to have basic quilting skills as this is not a class. This is a group that show and share, while having someone to talk to with similar interests. You do not need a machine every week. Group members work on individual projects, and sometimes on charity quilts. The group meets every Wednesday in the Craft Room from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm starting September 5th.

The Card Crafters

We have so much fun, you should really join us every Thursday morning (9:00 am in the Craft Room) as we make new creations from donated greeting cards. Our cards are then sold in the Gift Boutique as a fund-raiser for Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. No special skills required except a good sense of humor and the ability to cut and paste and create. For more information please talk with the coordinator, Pat Kincade.