Arts and Crafts

Fall 2017 – Classes & Special Programs
In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2017 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.


Paper Tole – Advanced Class (Wednesday)
This class is for art enthusiasts who enjoy the craft of creating three-dimensional pictures from art prints. Participants in this class take multiple copies of a printed piece of art, and then cut, shape, mold and elevate the artwork to make three dimensional prints. This class is an advanced class, and just for fun as everyone helps each other.
Begins: Wednesday, September 13
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Elta Buckman
Fee: Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $25.00
*This is a continuation from the Winter 2017 Class – Class is Full*


Paper Tole – Advanced Class (Friday)
To register for this advanced class, paper tole experience is necessary.
Begins: Friday, September 15
Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fee: Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $25.00
*This is a continuation from the Winter 2017 Class – Class is Full*


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 21 Ends: November 2 (6 weeks) *No Class on October 26
Session 2
Begins: Thursdays, November 9 Ends: December 14 (6 weeks)
Location: West Community Room
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Karina Mak
Fee: Members: $40.00 Non-Members: $60.00





Art Journaling – Donna Gallant
Journaling has become very popular with artists and artisans not just writers.  This is not a writer’s journal, but an art journal. It’s a great way of keeping track of what you have learned and discovered in art making as well as self-expression.  In this 8 week class you will discover that you really don’t have to be able to draw or paint well, just be willing to experiment and try new techniques and ideas.  We will cover several techniques like background prep, layering, color schemes, drawing into, using values and other applications in this unique process.   It will also concentrate more on the drawing aspect rather than color but color is also a welcomed bonus for those who love to work with it.
Begins: Monday, September 25 – November 20 (8 weeks)
Location: Craft Room
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Maximum: 8 Students
Fee: Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00
*No Class on October 9, 2017

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 7
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 have lots of paintings to show your family.  A list of materials required for the class will be given at time of registration.  The 1st class will be in introduction to the world of watercolor.
Begins: Tuesday, October 10 – November 28
Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Denise Savard
Fee:  Members: $40.00 Non-Members: $60.00



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 2017 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 6, 2017.


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 on September 6, 2017.


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.



Contact Info

1904 – 13th Avenue North, Lethbridge

(403) 329-3222