Art Classes

 Arts & Craft Programs

*In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2022 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.

Two day Watercolor Basics Workshop – Donna Gallant
The two week class will cover the basics of painting with watercolor. Great for a beginners as well as a refresher for those who have been away from it for a while. We will cover washes, color mixing, brush handling, paint applications, and techniques. This class will help you understand the uniqueness of painting in watercolor. Please pick up a supply list when registering starting Sept. 7th.

Begins: Monday, September 12 & 19 Location: Craft Room
Time:   10:00 am – Noon Maximum: 8 Students
Fee:     Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $45.00


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 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, Sept. 13 Ends: Oct. 24
Session 2: Tuesday, Nov. 1 Ends:  Dec. 6
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.

Session 1:Thursdays, Sept. 15 Ends: Oct. 20
Session 2:  Thursdays, Oct. 27 Ends: Dec. 1
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.*

Begins: Mondays, Sept. 26   Ends: Nov. 21 *No class Oct. 10 or 24
Time: 10:00 am– Noon
Location: Craft Room
Fee: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00
Maximum: 8


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


Virtual Watercolor with Ariel NEW- Using tracing and watercolor paints, participants will learn various techniques for painting and drawing virtually through ZOOM from landscapes to animals. For Beginners only. Supply sheets and zoom invites will be e-mailed once registered.

Begins: Monday, September 19 – October 31 *No class Oct. 10
Location: ZOOM video platform
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30  pm
Instructor: Ariel Jones
Fee:  Members: $65.00 Non-Members: $85.00


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, November 17
Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.00 for members and $70.00 for non members (18+)
Maximum Attendees: 20
*Register any time after September 7th*


Art Clubs- Members Only

Paper Tole / Cricut 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 Cricut machine and paper. Some supplies included but please contact Louise or 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 the coordinators Louise Davis at 403-381-0124 and Connie Quintin at 403-795-7709. There is a member annual fee of $15.00 for Wednesday and $15.00 for Friday classes. *Begins Sept. 14th


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 Sept. 13th*


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.


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.

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