Arts and Crafts

Winter 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, January 17 Ends: March 7 (8 weeks)
Session 2:
Begins: Thursdays, March 14 Ends: May 2 (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

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Looking for Winter Shadows (Beginner/Intermediate) – Donna Gallant

In this class we will be studying winter shadows.  Winter has long shadows due to the low sun, so it’s a great way to study the contours of our landscapes.  Students may work in any water medium they wish, however we will start off with drawings to get our values right.   And if they wish, they can venture further with a water soluble painting medium. Students should have some experience and knowledge in their chosen painting medium but if they wish to just work in a drawing medium only this will be acceptable too.  This class is for all levels because we are going to study light on form. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A supply list will be given at the time of registration.
Begins: Monday, January 28 – March 25 Location: Craft Room
Time: 10:00 am – Noon Maximum: 8 Students
Fee: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00
*No Class on February 18

Painting Water Scenes with Watercolor (Any Level) – Donna Gallant

This 5 week class will cover a gambit of exercise to help the watercolorist master painting water scenes. We will cover reflections, moving water, waterfalls, waves, calm and rippled water.  Enjoy the relaxed approach this instructor uses. No real experience is necessary, just an open mind.  The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A supply list will be given at the time of registration.
Begins: Monday, April 1 – May 6 Location: Craft Room
Time: 10:00 am – Noon Maximum: 8 Students
Fee: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00
*No Class on April 22              

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, January 8 – February 26
Session 2:
Begins: Tuesday, April 23 – June 11                    Location: Craft Room
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am                                   Instructor: Denise Savard
Fee:  Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00

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 January 9, in the West Community 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 Fall 2018 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 January 9.

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 January 9.

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.