Courses

Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you're interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there's something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.

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Silk Screen Saturday – K. Jensen

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Get printing and share your designs on t-shirts, tote bags, jean jackets, paper, and more! Whether you have taken screen printing before, have a new design you would like to try, or are looking to learn the basics, join K. Jensen for a Saturday of screen printing!

Lino Printmaking – Julie Whitenect

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Dive into the world of printmaking! Lino prints are one of the most diverse and accessible methods of printmaking, whether you have access to a printmaking studio or just work at your kitchen table. Learn about the history and capabilities of the medium while discovering your own style. Students will be provided with the tools they need to make a small edition of prints, with lots of room for experimentation.

Mosaic Sun Catcher – Sheryl Crowley

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Sunshine streaming through a riot of colour. In this workshop we will create a framed glass mosaic that may be placed in a window. It will be a “glass on glass” technique. Using clear adhesive the glass tiles will be attached to a glass sheet within a picture frame. You will have instruction on the “glass on glass” mosaic making process and on how to safely and accurately cut glass tile. No mosaic making experience is necessary. Tools and tiles supplied. Each participant needs to bring no larger than an 8” x 10” frame with its glass insert.

Traditional Wood Carving – Tim Jones

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this beginner course, learn how to carve wood without the use of power tools in your journey as a new woodcarver. The learning will focus around spoon and kuksa carving.

$215.20 – $269.00

Making Oven Fired Pizza – Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Learn how to make really delicious bread and pizza in a wood fired oven! Once our bread is shaped, happily rising and baking in the oven we will cover rudiments of simple pizza dough making. We will discuss some history, ethics and background on grains, flour and other ingredients that are used in making pizzas. You will experience bread shaping, rolling techniques, essential knife and cutting skills, making and topping your own pizzas and will come out of this workshop carrying your own loaf of hot sourdough bread and 1 or 2 different pizzas to boot. Delicious!

$48.00 – $65.00

Intro to Ceramics – Brenda Parks

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Get your hands dirty! Brenda Parks will teach you the basics of clay on both the pottery wheel and through hand-building techniques. Learn about the different pottery tools, how to center on the wheel, and work on finishing with trimming and glazing. We will start with the basic cylinder, make your first cups, mugs, and possibly even a bowl! Join this course to learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand-building, and bring home some of your creations to use in your day to day!

$316.00 – $395.00

5 Days of Ceramics – Leigh Merrit (July 10-14)

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Have some pottery experience? Want the opportunity to practice and improve? Join Leigh Merrit in the NBCCD Ceramics Studio and play with clay! Leigh will be there to support your journey as you work on your throwing techniques, centering, and trimming on a genuine potter's wheel. Leigh will even show you how to decorate your finished pieces, making them unique and truly yours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

$316.00 – $395.00

Intro to Pattern Drafting – Nicole Daigle

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Gain the skills and knowledge required to create custom-fit outfits from scratch with NBCCD Fashion alumna, Nicole Daigle, as your teacher. In this course, you will learn how to draft patterns from your (or a friend’s) measurements, alter them so they fit any body type perfectly, and manipulate those patterns into designs.

$316.00 – $395.00

5 Rings in 5 Days – Mackenzie Russell

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The ring, a simple, circular form, has been used as a powerful symbol of love, friendship, commitment, membership, and status throughout history. Join metalsmith Mackenzie Russell in this exciting and productive workshop where you will create five vastly different silver rings in five days. Explore a range of professional techniques from forming and soldering to polishing and stone setting. Don’t miss this immersive jewellery making experience! What will your rings symbolize?

$316.00 – $395.00

Figure Drawing – Matt Watkins

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Develop your figure drawing skills, by broadening your knowledge of human anatomy and understanding how it can inform your drawings. You will learn through a combination of anatomy lectures, drawing demonstrations, analysis of photographic reference, drawing practice from a live model, and receiving feedback on your work.

$89.00 – $119.00

Felted Landscapes – Margaret Anne Smith

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Depict the colours and textures of your favourite landscape with wool! In this two-day course, learn about various kinds of wool (a sustainable material) and see how they work in this ancient craft of felt-making! Using two felting techniques (wet-felting and dry or needle-felting), play with colours and textures and create wall hangings to take home with you. If you like, bring a photo or sketch of a chosen landscape. The instructor will provide samples and additional photos for inspiration; walk you through the wet-felting and needle-felting processes; demonstrate the basics of embellishing finished felted work with hand-stitching; and give options for framing your finished work. You will complete two small samples and one larger work (approx. 16x20") over two days.

$164.00 – $205.00

Intro to Solar Printing – Renata Britez

RB Studio 1624 Hanwell Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick

In this intro course, you’ll learn all the steps required to create your solar prints of found materials. From an introduction to tools and materials, to creating images on transparent media or photo film using exposure to natural light. Discover how to apply your prints onto different surfaces such as paper, fabric, and wood, with the use of photos, plants, flowers, and even objects to create unique patterns and designs.
Solar printing is one of the oldest photographic printing processes which uses photosensitive solutions and exposure to ultraviolet light (the sun). The result is a monoprint with distinctive brilliant blue, pink, purple, and orange hues.

$89.00 – $119.00

Embroidery on Photographs – Cat Candow

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

A delightfully creative overlap between photography and textile arts. Learn how to stitch on printed photographs to add texture and colour. Liven up those old misprints in the bottom of the old family photo box or let your imagination run wild by turning magazine and book pages into one-of-a-kind artwork.

$89.00 – $119.00

Essential Sewing Skills – Bianca Mozer

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn sewing basics and sew your first simple project! In this two-day workshop, students will be introduced to the sewing machine from threading the machine, to winding a bobbin and sewing straight and curved seams. Try zig zag stitching, inserting a zipper and make a pattern to create a small project. All machinery, tools and fabrics will be provided. Students are welcome to bring some of their own fabric (cotton, no stretch) or their own machines if they would prefer.

$164.00 – $205.00

5 Days of Ceramics – Leigh Merrit (July 17-21)

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Have some pottery experience? Want the opportunity to practice and improve? Join Leigh Merrit in the NBCCD Ceramics Studio and play with clay! Leigh will be there to support your journey as you work on your throwing techniques, centering, and trimming on a genuine potter's wheel. Leigh will even show you how to decorate your finished pieces, making them unique and truly yours. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

$316.00 – $395.00

Weave What You Want – Jacqueline Bourque

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Have you been weaving for sometime and are looking to expand your knowledge? Is there a weave structure that you find interesting but are afraid to try? This workshop is for weavers who know the basics and are interested in learning something new! Come with ideas or structures that you are interested in and learn new skills in a supportive environment. If you have no clear project in mind, not to worry! After a discussion about your interests and what you want to do with weaving, Jacqueline will suggest some ideas from which you can choose.

$316.00 – $395.00

Sew Much Fun! – Bianca Mozer

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this three-day workshop, students will combine sewing knowledge with basic pattern construction to create their own projects. Students are expected to have basic domestic sewing machine knowledge, including threading and straight stitching experience.
Choose from a series of patterns provided by the instructor, and customize to suit your needs. Come prepared to make mistakes, learn while you create and come away with a creation to be proud of!

$215.20 – $395.00

Eco Printing – Renata Britez

RB Studio 1624 Hanwell Rd, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Get to know the colourful bounty of Maritimes flora by working with fresh plants foraged by Natural Dyer Renata Britez. Natural dyeing can be fun, but the experience of using seasonal and regionally relevant plants, as opposed to pre-extracted and imported powders, provides a real connection to this age-old process. Participants will come away with an understanding of natural dyeing with fresh raw dye surface design techniques. Each participant will have sample swatches in various sustainable fibres, a finished silk scarf dyed with local colour, as well as informational handouts on how to repeat the process at home with local plants.

$89.00 – $119.00

Making Oven Fired Pizza (July 23) – Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Learn how to make really delicious bread and pizza in a wood fired oven! Once our bread is shaped, happily rising and baking in the oven we will cover rudiments of simple pizza dough making. We will discuss some history, ethics and background on grains, flour and other ingredients that are used in making pizzas. You will experience bread shaping, rolling techniques, essential knife and cutting skills, making and topping your own pizzas and will come out of this workshop carrying your own loaf of hot sourdough bread and 1 or 2 different pizzas to boot. Delicious!

$52.00 – $65.00

FULL Learn Blacksmithing Basics: Cheese Knives | Tom Toogood

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn blacksmithing basics in this 1-day workshop, and step into a world of rhythmic hammer strikes and glowing metal.

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL Learn Blacksmithing Basics: Kitchen Utensils | Tom Toogood

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Under guidance of Blacksmith Tom Toogood, learn blacksmithing basics and shape raw metal into a beautiful collection of kitchen essentials!

$164.00 – $205.00

FULL Learn Weaving | Intro to Weaving | Karen LeBlanc

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this 7-Week course you will learn weaving basics, from measuring your warp threads to cutting your first project off the loom!

$250.00 – $312.00

FULL Intermediate Ceramic Techniques | Leigh Merrit

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this 7-Week course, you will learn more advanced ceramic techniques to attach and build by hand in a way that is enjoyable and fun!

$250.00 – $312.00

Learn Sewing | Essential Sewing Skills | Bianca Mozer

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn the ins-and-outs of the sewing machine, from threading, to winding a bobbin and sewing straight and curved seams in this 7-week course!

$250.00 – $312.00

Learn Embroidery | Beginner Embroidery Necklace | Cat Candow

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Craft a beginner necklace in this half-day workshop, led by Cat Candow, and learn embroidery skills to craft your own art!

$48.00 – $65.00

Making Oven Fired Pizza (October 29) | Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Learn how to make really delicious bread and pizza in a wood fired oven at this one-day workshop hosted by Honeybee Folk School at the Charlotte Street Art Centre.

$48.00 – $65.00

Learn Mosaics | Whimsical Mosaic Critters | Sheryl Crowley

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Gain the skills to create your own mosaics from the talented Sheryl Crowley. Learn mosaics through creating whimsical mosaic critters.

$95.20 – $205.00

Acrylic Painting | Milda Titford

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this course, you will try different approaches through small projects, and get comfortable with acrylic painting.

$89.00 – $119.00

Making Oven Fired Pizza (November 12) | Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Learn how to make really delicious bread and pizza in a wood fired oven at this one-day workshop hosted by Honeybee Folk School at the Charlotte Street Art Centre.

$48.00 – $65.00

FULL Learn Bookbinding | Sewn Board Technique | Rhonda Miller

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn bookbinding in this one-day immersive workshop. Expert Bookbinder, Rhonda Miller, will show you everything you need to know!

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL Learn Basketry | Pine Needle Basketry | Anne Easby

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn basketry with veteran artist, Anne Easby! Gain the basics and craft your very own pine needle basket!

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL – Learn Bookbinding | Journals and Sketchbooks – Meg Clark

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn bookbinding in this one-day immersive workshop. Meg Clark will lead you through diverse binding techniques using quality tools and materials. By the end, you'll create a personalized handcrafted journal that reflects your unique style and creativity.

$89.00 – $119.00

Craft Your Own Sterling Silver Ring – Mackenzie Russell

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Experience the joy of crafting a custom silver band ring in our workshop. Leave with a unique ring and the skills to explore your creativity in jewelry and metalwork.

$89.00 – $119.00

Watercolour Shell | Intermediate painting – Lena Beckley

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Dive into watercolour painting! Explore techniques to capture intricate details and paint independently with personalized guidance. Enhance your skills and create stunning, unique paintings inspired by the beauty of shells.

$89.00 – $119.00

Seasonal Soup Making Course (winter) – Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Join Milda's Winter Soup Workshop! Discover the art of crafting flavorful, nourishing soups from seasonal produce.

$48.00 – $65.00

FULL – Learn Bookbinding | Journals and Sketchbooks | Meg Clark

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn bookbinding in this one-day immersive workshop. Meg Clark will lead you through diverse binding techniques using quality tools and materials. By the end, you'll create a personalized handcrafted journal that reflects your unique style and creativity.

$89.00 – $119.00

Mosaic Mandala – Sheryl Crowley

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Gain the skills to create your own mosaics from the talented Sheryl Crowley. Learn mosaics through creating a mosaic mandala.

$164.00 – $205.00

FULL – Craft Your Own Sterling Silver Ring – Mackenzie Russell

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Experience the joy of crafting a custom silver band ring in our workshop. Leave with a unique ring and the skills to explore your creativity in jewelry and metalwork.

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL – Thread Painting – Cat Candow

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn stitching techniques, textures, and colour blending to craft personalized embroidered images!

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL – Learn Sewing | Essential Sewing Skills – Bianca Mozer

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn the ins-and-outs of the sewing machine, from threading, to winding a bobbin and sewing straight and curved seams in this 7-week course!

$250.00 – $312.00

Learn Weaving | Intro to Weaving | Karen LeBlanc

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this 7-Week course you will learn weaving basics, from measuring your warp threads to cutting your first project off the loom!

$250.00 – $312.00

Bead Embroidery – Cat Candow

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Sign up for this 7-week course to learn different embroidery techniques with the talented Cat Candow!

$250.00 – $312.00

Intermediate Ceramic Techniques | Thursday Session – Leigh Merrit

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this 7-Week course, you will learn more advanced ceramic techniques to attach and build by hand in a way that is enjoyable and fun!

$250.00 – $312.00

Intermediate Ceramics | Monday Session – Jess Kelly

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

In this 7-Week course, you will learn more advanced ceramic techniques to attach and build by hand in a way that is enjoyable and fun!

$250.00 – $312.00

Thread Painting – Cat Candow

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn stitching techniques, textures, and colour blending to craft personalized embroidered images!

$89.00 – $119.00

Making Oven Fired Pizza | Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Learn how to make really delicious bread and pizza in a wood fired oven at this one-day workshop hosted by Honeybee Folk School at the Charlotte Street Art Centre.

$48.00 – $65.00

FULL – Mushroom Cultivation – Andrew Mathis

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn how to grow your own mushrooms outside. Learn different techniques for growing mushrooms outside, what kinds of mushrooms you can grow, and how you can start your own mushroom garden.

$48.00 – $65.00

FULL – Mushroom Cultivation | afternoon class – Andrew Mathis

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn how to grow your own mushrooms outside. Learn different techniques for growing mushrooms outside, what kinds of mushrooms you can grow, and how you can start your own mushroom garden.

$48.00 – $65.00

Seasonal Soup Making Course (spring) – Milda Titford

Charlotte Street Arts Centre 732 Charlotte St, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day? Discover the art of crafting flavorful, nourishing soups from seasonal produce. Invite your mom and join us for this day of celebration!

$48.00 – $65.00

FULL – Miniature Bookbinding- Rhonda Miller

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn how to make a miniature bookbinding in this one-day immersive workshop. Expert Bookbinder, Rhonda Miller, will show you everything you need to know!

$89.00 – $119.00

FULL – Jewellery Making: Cuttlefish Casting – Mackenzie Russell

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Learn the ancient art of cuttlefish casting to create intricate sterling silver jewelry pieces using basic hand carving and molten metal techniques, with the back plate or cuttlebone of a common squid.

$89.00 – $119.00

Mosaic Suncatcher – Sheryl Crowley

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street,, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Join our 'Glass on Glass' Mosaic Workshop and learn to create stunning framed glass mosaics that capture the beauty of sunlight dancing through a riot of colors.

$164.00 – $205.00

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Refunds

If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.

Cancellations

If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.