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October 28: Indigo & Shibori Techniqes

INDIGO dye has been used for thousands of years to dye fabric blue. In this workshop you will learn how to make an Indigo Dye Vat to dye natural materials. We will explore a variety of Shibori patterns to tie, sew, fold + clamp cotton fabric to make striking prints on cloth. You will go […]

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How To Write Like A Nobel Laureate: Exploring The Techniques of Alice Munro


Alice Munro is a master of fiction, there’s no debating that. But what is the mechanism of the works’ genius? In this two-part workshop, discover some of Munro’s favourite techniques and use them to transform your own prose into vibrant and sophisticated masterpieces.

Whether writing something new or revising a long-shelved story, this course will show you how to unlock the potential of your writing with a “try-this” attitude. Drawing inspiration from our country’s finest short fiction writer, you will gain the tools you really need to transform your writing from “rough” to “ready”—analysis of the mechanisms of prose, the most important step in mastering the art of revision.

This course is for writers as well as readers and fans of Alice Munro. In-class exercises allow anyone to try out a Munro technique and develop not only their own skills as a writer, but a deeper appreciation of this internationally acclaimed master of prose.

Dates: May 3, 7 2017
Times: 7pm-830, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $65
Instructor: Andrea Routley


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Class registration is open until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Register today by cheque or credit card using the form below to reserve your spot. (Credit card transactions are done through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to use it.

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Painting in Watercolours: An Exploration of Colour, Composition and Creativity

Are you thrilled to find yourself surrounded by an explosion of spring colour and growth? If you’re motivated to capture these colours with your paints and brushes through the exciting medium of Watercolours, please join me for “Painting in Watercolours – An exploration of colour, composition and creativity.”

The focus of this course will be the effective use of colour and colour combinations.

Watercolour artist Roberta Mauel will guide you through a series of exercises and paintings to assist in understanding the nuances of colour theory.   Using watercolour techniques such as ‘wet in wet’, washes, warm vs. cool colour and complementary colour combinations, a variety of floral, still-life and landscape motifs will be covered.

Note: There is a supply list for this class. Download list here.

Dates: May 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017
Times: 10am – 1pm
Instructor: Roberta Mauel
Cost: $100




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