Arts & Crafts

Carving 101
In this program, members of the Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club will lead you from start to finish in carving a bird. You will learn about the basic tools and techniques to complete other carvings. This club is open to anyone interested in carving a bird. Wood is available at a nominal cost and some tools will be supplied, however, if you have your own tools, please bring them. Some supplies you will need to bring are; a carving knife, wood chisels, rasps and sand paper. This is an introductory carving course and upon completion you will be ready to join the regular carving group.

April - June
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stained Glass 101

Stained glass, as an art and a craft, requires the artistic skill to conceive an appropriate and workable design, and the engineering skills to assemble the piece. Sudbury Carving and Stained Glass Club and ParkSide Centre members will teach you everything you need to know to create your own works of stained glass art.

April - June
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures

Join us in recreating a Paverpol Sculpture.I will guide you, step-by-step, in a non-intimidating, laid-back atmosphere. Whether or not you think of yourself as a "creative" person, if you would like to be more creative, this intro class is designed just for you! No previous art experience is necessary!

The Introduction class is the perfect place to start into the world of Paverpol. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist everyone is welcome. In this class you will learn the basics, starting with building a form from a wire frame with aluminum foil.

Fun is what you will have at Little Art Garage whether its time to catch up with friends or solo the choice is yours. In this full day workshop laughs and good conversation is what you can expect. Kari-Anne will help you get started through activities designed to increase your creative thinking and bring more joy to your life. It is a great way to spend your day.

The cost is $99 per person for the one day introductory class and includes instruction, a subscription to the Little Art Garage newsletter and all the materials necessary for you to leave with a completed sculpture. To register for this program, visit and click on sign up! First come, first served. Full payment required to guarantee your spot in the class.

April 22, 2017
May 6, 2017 or May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017 or June 17, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Intermediate Paverpol Class

So you already know all about Kari-Anne Piche and the Little Art Garage. You've taken a class with her before and now you are ready for more. If you want more then this class is for you. The Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures class is a pre-requisite to this program.

In the intermediate class you will learn about standing structures, movement and the use of multiple colours for this project. You will expand your technique by using wrappers and Paverplast to make the skin of your sculptures smoother. You will learn a technique to paint on the skin using the wrappers and Paverplast. You can choose any 12" by 12”, 100% natural fabric in this class. Any fabric with texture or bumps will add character to your creations clothing.

In this class you will be guided by Kari-Anne’s step by step instruction in this unique full day workshop. In a non-intimidating laid back atmosphere, while having fun, great conversation, making memories and all of the health benefits you will get while creating art. It is a great way to spend a day.

The cost of the class is $115 per participant no tax. This includes instruction, a subscription to the Little Art Garage newsletter and materials. You will leave with a completed project at the end of your day.
To register for this program, visit or call 705-869-7743. First come, first served. Payment in full is required to guarantee your spot in the class.

April 30, 2017
May 7, 2017
June 11, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Stained Glass by Wolfgang Suppan

The centre offers workshops on the Art of Stained Glass for beginners and anyone who had an encounter with this ancient and beautiful part of the art world in the past. It is designed to bring out the creativity which is in all of us and to teach the skills needed to move from a design to the finished piece.

The instructor, Wolfgang Suppan, with a Master of Trade, brought his trade and art with him from Austria and has been active in it since his arrival in Canada 35 years ago. Coloured glass has been used for more than a thousand years for decorations in homes and for teaching and for memorial purpose in church buildings.

Participants should bring an apron, scissors, pencil and a permanent felt pen, safety glasses and lots of energy and ideas. The instructor provides all the tools and materials and everyone will be able to take two small window decorations home upon completion of this two day weekend workshop.

March 25, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40.00 members $70.00 non-members

Paper Tole                                                                                        

Now, at the ParkSide Centre, master the art of Paper Tole design by learning how to easily create beautiful three-dimensional, frameable works of art to grace your home. The instructor, Lita Labrosse, has been creating fine paper tole art for more than 25 years.

From beginner to advanced, she invites everyone interested in mastering the art of paper tole to participate in her very interactive hands-on classes at the ParkSide. Space is limited (maximum of 10) so register now. For more information, contact the front desk or Lita at (705) 983-2868.

April 5 - June 7, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm
$5.00 members            $10.00 non-members

The Art of Drawing   
This course is an introduction to drawing, ideal for the beginner or artists who would like to review their
skills. Topics covered will include value study, composition, perspective, still life, figure study and
portraiture. There will be demonstrations of traditional techniques and exercises for drawing on different
surfaces with a variety of drawing materials. Ron Nadjiwon will be here again to lead you through this course.

April 4 - June 6, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members

Sure You Can / Bien sûr vous êtes capable                                   
Lozia (705-470-6155)

Fine arts for all levels in both official languages, in the medium of your choice (pencil, charcoal, soft and oil pastel, acrylic, watercolour, oil, etc.)

April 12 - June 14, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm or 6:30 - 9:30 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members

Beaux arts a tous les niveaux, en le medium de votre choix (crayon, fusain, pastel molle et à l’huile, acrylique, aquarelle, l’huile, etc.)

12 Avril à 14 Juin, 2017
12h - 15h ou 18h30 - 21h30
$60.00 membres          $90.00 pas membres

Acrylic Painting

This course will review colour theory by painting simple still lifes. Then we'll employ techniques like Underpainting, Glazing, Scumbling, Alla Prima, Wet On/In Wet, Watercolor Effects, Broken Colour, Stippling, Creating Texture, Dry Brush Technique, Spattering/Spraying, Pouring, Mixed Media and Collage. We'll explore styles from Traditional to Impressionism to Abstraction. Weather permitting, we'll even work on a plein aire painting on the patio.

For a supply list email [email protected] or call 705-692-5386

April 3 to June 5, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 pm
$60.00 members   $90.00 non-members
Maximum of 10 participants

Transparent Watercolour Painting 

For beginners, this course will start with an emphasis on the fundamentals of value studies, composition and colour theory, leading to basic and advanced methods of applying paint. Returning class members will continue with subject matter of their choosing and also include explorations in abstraction. This popular class is designed not only for beginners, but for more experienced individuals who wish to improve their skill set. 

April 6 - June 8, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon
Maximum of 15 participants

Drawing and Painting at the ParkSide Centre                              

This is a new group which will introduce members initially to drawing through the use of different approaches and mediums. In a relaxed environment we'll encourage observational and imaginative drawing, and look at developing related skills with regard to the use of tone, line, and a range of techniques. As the group progresses we'll begin to experiment with colour and wet mediums, and there'll be opportunities to experiment with acrylic painting and to pursue individual projects.

April 7 - June 16, 2017 (No class on April 14, 2017)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 15 participants.

Traditional Rug Hooking (

From the Maritimes where it started, to the ParkSide Centre where people are getting very excited about it, traditional rug hooking (not latch hooking) is an easy craft to master. In this peer learning environment you will learn everything you need to know on how to create rugs so beautiful, you will hesitate to put them on the floor.

April 6 - June 15, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Free for members        $2.00 non-members

Bunka Embroidery

Bunka Embroidery is an art originated in Japan at the turn of the century. A Bunka picture resembles an oil painting, however, on closer inspection; you will see the beautiful art of stitchery. There are many techniques to learn to illustrate textures and dimension to enhance the quality of this art. Betty Clark is a master and she will be here to offer a class on this craft.

April 4 - August 29, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free for Members        $2.00 Non-members               

Swedish Embroidery           
Swedish weaving, a form of embroidery is a very relaxing and fun needle craft that dates back several centuries. In more recent times, this old needle craft has also been known as Swedish huck weaving, huckaback darning, huck embroidery and punto yugoslavo.

In the 1930's and 1940's, Swedish huck weaving on toweling was so popular that many designs were created. Some of these designs have been adapted for use with Monk's cloth. Today, the resurgence of Swedish weaving on Monk's cloth has made it once again very popular and the hottest needlecraft to do.

Join our craft group to learn how to embroider the Swedish way.

April 4 - August 29, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free for Members        $2.00 Non-members

Craft Room Workshops                                                      

The craft room will be bustling with activity in the winter. Along with the many regular activities that will be continuing, the Craft Room ladies are also planning a number of workshops that will be held on Fridays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  For more information on the workshop schedule, drop in to the craft room.