Fall 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:
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. *This class has been post-poned until further notice.
Town and Country Line and Wash (All Levels Welcome) – Donna Gallant
Somewhat similar to previous line and wash classes but the focus will be on quaint town and country vistas or scenes.Watercolor techniques for color mixing and creating different textures will intertwine with our pen and ink strokes. We will touch on some perspective elements of buildings but our main focus is how landscape and structures can work together.This class will be for all skill levels so if you are new to line and wash I will have some simple projects. But for the advanced, I will challenge you with more intricate and challenging projects. This is a great way to start off the season. This class is done all online via ZOOM. Please call Nord-Bridge for the meeting id and password. You will receive the supplies list when you register.
Begins: Monday, September 28- November 23
Time: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Fee: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00 *No Oct. 12 and Nov. 11
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. *This class has been post-poned until further notice.
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. *This class is post-poned until further notice.
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. *Post-poned until further notice.
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.Post-poned until further notice.
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. Post-poned until further notice.
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. Post-poned until further notice.
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. Post-poned until further notice.