Art Classes

 Arts & Craft Programs

*In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2021 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques in Watercolor- Donna Gallant CANCELLED
Knowing a few tips and tricks when painting with watercolor can enhance your painting. In this 6 week class you will learn some of these tips and tricks and how to apply them to create a more successful finished watercolor. This will be a great class for the experienced painter as well as for the novice.  We work with some new and unusual materials such as gels, wax paper, and straws.  A great way to get excited about watercolor again.

Begins: Monday, January 31 – March 13  *No class Feb. 21 
Location: Craft Room
Time:   10:00 am – Noon
Maximum: 8 Students
Fee:     Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.

Painting Moving Water with Watercolor– Donna Gallant
What comes to your mind when you think of moving water? I think of waterfalls, rivers, creeks and small streams.  In think class we will work with certain aspects of moving water like color, broken reflections, and compositing an interesting painting by how you create proper perspective in a landscape.  Close up or far away, moving water takes on its own distinctive properties compared to still water.  Don’t forget to ask for a supply list when you register.

Begins: Monday, April 4 – May 16   *No class April 18
Location: Craft Room
Time:   10:00 am – Noon
Maximum: 8 Students
Fee:   Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $70.00
*Please pick up your supply list when you register.

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 six 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:          Tuesday, January 18                             Ends: March 1 *Session 1 is CANCELLED
Session 2:          Tuesday, March 8                                 Ends:  April 19
Time:                 9:30 am – 11:30 am                             Location: Craft Room
Instructor:        Denise Savard
Maximum: 8 students
Fee:  Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00

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

Session 1:            Thursdays, January 20                          Ends: March 10
Session 2:            Thursdays, March 17                             Ends: May 12 *No class March 31
Session 3:            Thursday, May 19                                   Ends: July 14  *No class June 9 
Location:              West Community Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Instructor:            Karina Mak         Maximum: 13 students
Fee:     Members: $55.00            Non-Members: $75.00

NEW Watercolor Painting for Beginners Via ZOOM
Using watercolor paints, participants will learn various techniques for painting and drawing virtually through ZOOM. Mediums will be everything from landscapes to animals. For beginners. Supply sheets will be e-mailed along with zoom invites. Please register by calling 403-329-3222.
Begins:        Mondays, March 7- April 11
Location:     ZOOM Video Platform
Time:           1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Instructor: Ariel Jones
Fee:              Members: $65.00              Non-Members: $85.00

NEW Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting for one morning/afternoon!
Begins:        Friday, April 8
Location:    Craft Room
Time:           9:30am-12:00 pm
OR               1:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Instructor:  Janet Tilbe
Fee:              Members: $10.00              Non-Members: $10.00
*Register by calling 403-329-3222!

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:     Mondays and Thursdays *No class June 9th 
Location: Craft Room
Time:       1:00 pm – 3:30  pm
Instructor: Don Johnson
Fee:         Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $35.00

NEW Paint & Sip Night – at Nord-Bridge!

Thanks to Smudge Art Studio we will create art over cocktails at Nord-Bridge, guided by a professional artist. 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. Please enter through the back south – west doors.

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Fee: $45.00 for members and non members
Maximum Attendees: 20 *For members and invited guests*


Paper Tole – (Wednesday)

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 at 10:00 am in the South View Room. For information on this Club, please talk to the coordinator Elta Buckman. There is a member annual fee of $15.00. This club starts January 12th. *This club is currently full*

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. There is a $20.00 fee for members. *This club is currently 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 Club meets every Wednesday in the Craft Room from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information on this club please contact Lois Cicman.

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. For more information please contact Ashley Kern.

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. *No class June 9* *THIS PROGRAM IS FULL*

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Winter Online Registrations starting January 5, 2022