Winter 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
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.
Begins: Thursday, January 18 Ends: March 8 (8 weeks)
Begins: Thursdays, March 15 Ends: May 3 (8 weeks)
Location: West Community Room Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Karina Mak Fee: Members: $55.00 Non-Members: $75.00
Line & Wash – Donna Gallant
This class is an introduction to working with watercolor and pen & ink. The student will learn basic techniques in both pen & ink and watercolor, elements of good compositions, the importance of texture & value, the quality of line with a colored washes, transferring images and the dynamic effects of using these too medias together as well as some new techniques. Although it has been used for many years, the introduction of new materials have given this discipline a whole new look and appreciation. The student should have some understanding of basic drawing principles to help with their progress but it’s not mandatory. The class will be an 8 weeks session and will be great for the beginner as well as a more seasoned student.
Begins: Monday, January 29 – March 26 (8 weeks) Location: Craft Room
Time: 10:00 am – Noon Maximum: 8 Students
Fee: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00
*No Class on February 19
Painting Spring Trees in Watercolor – Donna Gallant
What a perfect time of year to paint spring trees. Bright greens, new buds, and colorful blooms are all gearing up for the warm months ahead. In this short 4 weeks watercolor class we will paint those new fresh greens trees and their wonderful assortment of blossoms. Learn some cool techniques how to paint that foliage like dry brush, splatter and stripling to create those light colors. If you are new at watercolors, this class will be a great starter because we will cover coloring mixing and other bush techniques as well.
Begins: Monday, April 9 – 30 (4 weeks) Location: Craft Room
Time: 10:00 am – Noon Maximum: 8 Students
Fee: Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $45.00
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, January 4 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.
Begins: Tuesday, February 6 – March 27 Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Instructor: Denise Savard
Fee: Members: $40.00 Non-Members: $60.00 Maximum: 8 students
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 on Wednesdays in the West Community Room and in the Craft Room on Fridays. For information on this Club, please talk to the coordinator Elta Buckman.
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.
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.
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.