Arts and Crafts

Fall 2019 – Classes & Special Programs

In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2019 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!  The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A supply list will be given at the time of registration.
Session 1:
Begins: Thursday, Sept. 19- Oct. 24
Session 2:
Begins: Thursdays, Oct. 31 – Dec. 5     Location: West Community Room                                                        Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Karina Mak               Fee: Members: $55.00 Non-Members: $75.00
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.

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Simple Collage – Donna Gallant

Collage is a must for the adventurous artist.  You can print over, layer over, add too, take away and create new and exciting pieces of art.  The results are always surprising and varied. You will create simple backgrounds for collage, cover the collage principles for design, cut, glue, paint, and draw and just have fun in this mixed media venture.  You can even use old art works and found objects to inspire. No experience necessary except a wild imagination. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A supply list will be given at the time of registration.
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.

Begins: Monday, Sept. 30 – Dec. 2     Location: Craft Room                       
Time: 10:00 am – Noon      Fee:   Members: $50.00      Non-Members: $70.00    Maximum: 8 Students

Woodcarving

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. The participant is required to bring their own supplies to this class.

Begins:    Mondays and Thursdays   
Location: Craft Room
Time:      1:00 pm – 3:30  pm              
Instructor: Don Johnson
Fee: Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $20.00

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Beginners Watercolor (No Experience Required)

If you are one of many beginners who think they cannot paint or draw, this is the watercolor class for you.  It will calm all your fears.  You will be guided through different techniques and textures such as bubble wrap, facial tissue and salt, and show you how to properly use your brushes and mix color on your paper.  By the end of eight sessions, you will have the confidence in your ability to paint on your own and to have lots of paintings to show your family. The first class will be an introduction to the world of watercolor. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A supply list will be given at the time of registration.

Session 1:
Begins: Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Oct 15
Session 2:
Begins: Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Dec. 3                       Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am                                   Instructor: Denise Savard
Fee:  Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.

Paint & Sip Nite – At Nord-Bridge! NEW

Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint
Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at Nord-Bridge, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be 18+. Alcohol may be purchased at the event for members and invited guests, cash only.

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm          Location: West Community Room
Fee: Members: $40.00                Non-Members $40.00  
*Alcohol is not included in this price

ART CLUB

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 11, in the South View 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 2019 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.

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.

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.