Arts and Crafts

Winter 2020 – Classes & Special Programs


In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2020 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.

Session 1
Begins: Thursday, January 16                 Ends: March 5

Session 2
Begins: Thursdays, March 12                   Ends: April 30

Session 3
Begins: Thursdays, May 7                         Ends: July 2 *No class June 4
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.



The Application of Watercolor Techniques (All Levels Welcome) – Donna Gallant

After a suggestion from my students, I will be offering this class on how to use those wonderful watercolor techniques we always try.  Techniques like salt, plastic wrap, resist, rubbing alcohol and soap just to name a few. We will follow through with these techniques to complete a finished piece of work. Sounds like fun doesn’t it.  It’s  great for any level.
Begins: Monday, January 27 – March 30                  Location: Craft Room
Time:    10:00 am – Noon                                             Maximum: 8 Students
Fee:     Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00   *No class February 17
 *Please pick up your supply list when you register.

Making Waves with Waterolor (All Levels Welcome) – Donna Gallant
Learn how to paint the eye of the wave, breaking waves and white tops, deep water depth and rocky shorelines in this seascape class using watercolor and watercolor pencils.  Basic techniques will be covered like transparencies, mixing the right colors, the perspective dimensions to make your spatial relationships right and creating deep intense colors. But the most important thing to understand is how the light affects water and waves.   Learn how to incorporate watercolor pencils to add in your initial drawing of the subject which can be used instead of a full palette of watercolors.
Begins: Monday, April 6– May 18                               Location: Craft Room
Time:   10:00 am – Noon                                                Maximum: 8 Students
Fee:     Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00     *No class April 13
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.


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


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. *Please pick up your supply list when you register. 

Session 1
Begins: Tuesday, January 7                        Ends: February 25

Session 2
Begins: Tuesday, April 21                             Ends: June 9
Time:    9:30 am – 11:30 am                        Location: Craft Room
Instructor: Denise Savard                           Maximum: 8 students
Fee: Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00

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 sipping, 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: Thursday, April 9
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 1904 13 Ave. N.- Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre
Fee: $40.00 for members and non-members

*Alcohol is not included in this price


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 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. A annual member fee of $15.00 is required for each Wednesday and Friday.


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.*This is a continuation of the Fall 2019 program- this class 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. The club will begin later when there is foot care. Please ask the front desk when this will be.

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 club will begin later when there is foot care. Please ask the front desk when this will be.

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.


Contact Info

1904 – 13th Avenue North, Lethbridge

(403) 329-3222