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5 Rings in 5 Days – Mackenzie Russell

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? Read More

Intro to Pattern Drafting – Nicole Daigle

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. Read More

Weave What You Want – Jacqueline Bourque

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. Read More

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

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! Read More

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

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! Read More

Intro to Ceramics – Brenda Parks

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! Read More

Felted Landscapes – Margaret Anne Smith

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. Read More

Making Oven Fired Pizza – Milda Titford

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! Read More

Figure Drawing – Matt Watkins

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. Read More