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.

January to 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.

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

Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures

Join Kari-Anne Piche in creating a Paverpol Sculpture. She 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.

The cost is $115.00 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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Paverpol on Canvas

In this workshop you don't need any experience and the best part is it will only take a few hours of your time. You will be able to explore what Paverpol feels like in your hands and how easy it is to manipulate fabric into something beautiful. You will be able to take a completed project home in just 2 hours.

Your imagination will jump off the page onto a 3D canvas that you can put on your wall for everyone to admire.
We will be using mixed media, which is a visual art of different types such as paint,fabric and other materials.

We will recycle tidbits of jewelry and coloured cotton fabrics to transform your creation into a beautiful piece of artwork on canvas. We are going to have fun with everything texture. You can use sea shells, keys, feathers, buttons and fabric butterflies; as long as it is not plastic it will work. We will even use stencils to add some fun textured background effects. Texture is the goal in this workshop.

This workshop will be taught in 3 easy steps. We will begin by painting Paverpol on the background with a stencil and paint brush. Then you will place your textured items on the canvas and paint them on with Paverplast. Lastly you will paint the canvas with highlights and give it some colour. No experience required. Everyone is welcome! $50.00 per person.

Please call Kari-Anne Piche of the Little Art Garage at (705) 869-7743 or register at

February 24, 2019
Saturday March 30, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

January 16 - March 27, 2019
12:00 - 3:00 pm
$5.00 members           $10.00 non-members

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. For a list of supplies please email or call (705) 692-5386.

January 7 - March 25, 2019 (No class on February 18 or March 11, 2019)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Maximum of 15 participants

The Art of Drawing   
This course is an introduction to drawing, ideal for beginners or artists who would like to review their
skills. Exercises are based on “Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain”. 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. For a list of supplies please email or call (705) 692-5386.

January 8 - March 19, 2019 (No class on March 12, 2019)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members         $90.00 non-members
Maximum of 15 participants

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.)

January 30 - May 1, 2019
12:00 - 3:00 pm or 6:00 - 9:00 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.)

30 janvier à 1 mai, 2019
12h - 15h ou 18h - 21h
$60.00 membres         $90.00 pas membres

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 class is designed not only for beginners, but for more experienced individuals who wish to improve their skill set. 

January 10 - March 21, 2019 (No class on March 14, 2019)
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 media. 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 media, and there'll be opportunities to experiment with acrylic painting and to pursue individual projects.

January 18 - March 22, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members         $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 15 participants.

Drawing and Painting with Rosie                                                              

Missed out on Rosie’s Friday classes? Don’t worry Rosie has generously decided to offer additional drawing and painting classes on Wednesdays too! Learn to draw and paint through the use of different approaches and media. This relaxed, welcoming environment encourages observational and imaginative art, all well developing skills with regards to the use of tone, line, and a range of techniques. Throughout this course the opportunity to experiment with acrylic paint, wet media and colour will arise, as well as a chance to pursue an individual project.  

January 16 - March 20, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60.00 members         $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 10 participants.

Facilitated Studio Session – Open Studio                                                             NEW!

A relaxed creative environment where group members can pursue their own art interests, with support and guidance from the facilitator, Rosie Maddock. Participants will bring their own materials for the work they wish to pursue, although the facilitator may occasionally introduce group members to different materials/media.

Instruction will be offered as required, although the group will essentially be unstructured for the most part.
The group will meet on Saturdays, accommodation and facilitator allowing. There may be some occasions when the group will not be able to meet.


January 19 - March 23, 2019
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$60.00 members      $90.00 non-members

Shibouri Tie Dye Workshop with Ann Suzuki                                                      NEW!

During this workshop you will create some experimental/introductory pieces using the Shibouri Tie Dye technique, and there will also be time to make a small yardage of fabric adequate for a small garment. You may also bring your clean garment to dye, which should be made from cotton, silk or rayon.

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, latex-rubber gloves, old clothes to wear, string, elastic bands, long sewing needles, white thread, a dish pan or pail for carrying wet fabric.

March 16, 2019
10:00 - 4:00 pm
$50.00 plus $30.00 material fee

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.

January 10 - March 28, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 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.

January 8 - June11, 2019
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 spring. 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.