Art Classes

 Arts & Craft Programs

*In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2023 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.

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 seven 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 the supply list when registering.

Session 1:Tuesday, Jan 17    Ends: Feb. 28
Session 2:  Tuesday, Mar. 7 Ends: Apr. 18
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Craft Room
Instructor: Denise Savard
Maximum: 10 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.

Session 1:Thursdays, Jan. 19 Ends: Mar. 2
Session 2:  Thursdays, Mar. 9 Ends: Apr. 20
Session 3: Thursdays, April 27 Ends: June 15 *No class June 8
Location: West Community Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Karina Mak
Fee:   Members: $55.00   Non-Members: $75.00


NEW Beginners Acrylic Painting with Gordon Perret- Experiment with various techniques and styles used in acrylic painting. We will learn basic techniques in acrylic painting, design elements important in painting, composition, use of line and texture as well as use of color such as basic color theory, atmospheric perspective, color and mood. We will use the topics of still life and landscape to learn these skills. *Please pick up a supply list when registering.*

Session 1: Mondays, Jan. 16- Mar. 6 *No class Feb. 20
Session 2: Mondays, March 13- May 1 *No class Apr. 10
Session 3: Mondays, May 8- June 26 *No class May 22
Time: 10:00 am– Noon
Location: Craft Room
Fee: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00
Maximum: 8


Pencil Art Two Day Workshop with Donna Gallant!– Learn how to paint with coloured pencil
Learn basic techniques on how to use coloured pencil that can help you create stunning pictures that can look like a painting or even a photograph. Nothing is more natural than picking up a pencil and starting to draw, but with coloured pencil and using a few various techniques you can create depth and realism. They are not messy, very inexpensive to use and yet they can create such great results. This short workshop will just be the ticket you need to get started.

Begins: Wednesdays, Feb. 15 & 22
Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members $25.00 Non Members: $55.00


How to Shade with Pencil Two Day Workshop- This is a great little workshop on how to shade with graphic pencil to create depth in your drawing. You will learn the difference in 2B and 2H pencil. You will learn several different techniques in shading and the effects of different types of lighting. So grab your pencils and paper and join the class!

Begins: Wednesdays, Mar. 15 & 22
Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members $25.00 Non Members: $55.00


Line & Wash- Two Day Workshop- This is a short workshop that will introduce you to the interesting effects of line and wash. Usually its pen and ink and watercolor but we will concentrate on using felt pens with watercolor insead. Learn how to mix these two mediums together to create stunning paintings. Basic Strokes and techniques will be covered as well as tips on painting with watercolor. Any level welcome.

Begins: Wednesdays, Mar. 29 & Apr. 5
Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members $25.00 Non Members: $55.00


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: Mondays and Thursdays Location: Craft Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30  pm Instructor: Don Johnson
Fee: Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $30.00


NEW Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting- Two day Workshop!
Back by popular demand we are happy to offer another Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting class. Come learn how to create your own Ukrainian Egg masterpiece just in time for Easter with Janet Tilbe who has many years of experience! All supplies will be provided and no previous experience required.

Begins: Tuesday, March 21 & 28
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00 pm   Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members: $20.00   Non Members: $40.00
Maximum Participants: 8


Art Clubs- Members Only

Paper Tole / Cuttlebug Card Makers NEWThe 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. More recently this group now creates new cards together. This is an a introduction to card making, learning measurements, and decorating using a Cuttlebug machine and paper. Some supplies included but please contact Connie for more info. Instruction for card making is provided on Wednesdays and “go at your own pace” classes are on Fridays. This group meets on Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:00 am in the South View Room & Fridays in the Craft Room. For information on this Club, please talk to  Connie Quintin at 403-795-7709. There is a member annual fee of $15.00 for Wednesday and $15.00 for Friday classes. *Begins Jan. 4th.


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 new “Flex” room (located beside the pool 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.  Begins Jan. 17th. 


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 Monday in the new Flex Room from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information on this club please contact Lois Cicman. *Begins Jan. 9th


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.