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

Spring Potted Bulb Class                

Join Carole Charbonneau from Flower Towne for this evening class that will have you creating your own beautiful Spring Bulb Planter. The price includes the container, a variety of bulb plants such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths etc., soil, moss and everything else you will need to make a beautiful spring planter.

You must call Carole at 705-0560-1697 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, March 28
6:30pm-8:00pm
$60.00

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 are 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 www.littleartgarage.com and click on sign up! First come, first served. Full payment required to guarantee your spot in the class.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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 www.littleartgarage.com or call 705-869-7743. First come, first served. Payment in full is required to guarantee your spot in the class.

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Paverpol on a Canvas

Your imagination will jump off the page onto a 3D canvas that you can put on your wall for everyone to admire.
You will incorporate mixed media including paint, fabric, keys, shells and other kinds of fun materials. You will also recycle tidbits of jewelry and coloured cotton fabrics to transform your creation into a beautiful piece of artwork on canvas. Texture is the goal in this workshop.

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 one 3 hour workshop.

This workshop will be taught in 3 easy steps. You will begin by painting Paverpol on the background with a stencil and a 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!

The cost is $50.00 and you will need a t-shirt and tin foil, Kari-Anne will supply the rest. To register for the workshop, please visit www.littleartgarage.com or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Paverpol Bunny                                                                                                        NEW!

In this seasonal workshop you will be creating a bunny. The prerequisite to this class is Intro to Paverpol sculptures. You will build on your skills and create an animal like sculpture using wrappers and paverpolast so you will paint the skin on to make a smoother finish. The cost of this full day workshop is $99.00 and includes step by step instruction, all your material and you leave with a completed project.

To register for this workshop, please visit www.littleartgarage.com or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Paverpol Sunflowers                                                                                                 NEW!

In this seasonal workshop we will be making 2 sunflowers that you can use as home decor or hang outside on the fence. The prerequisite for this workshop is the Intro to Paverpol Sculptures.

You will be taught, step by step, how to mold and shape the flowers. You will then cover them in paverpolast sealing them to make them outdoor safe. In the final step you will add colour by painting them.

The cost is $50.00 and you will need a t-shirt and tin foil, Kari-Anne will supply the rest. To register for the workshop, please visit www.littleartgarage.com or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Garden Heron / 3 Foot Garden Lady

In this workshop you will expand on your paverpol technique by using your previous knowledge from the introductory class to create a sculpture on a much larger scale. You will create a life sized Garden Heron or a 3 Foot Lady that can be enjoyed outside year round.  You will need two rolls of tinfoil and 2 100% cotton t-shirts for the garden heron project. If you prefer the 3 foot lady project then you will require 2 rolls of tinfoil and 4 100% cotton pillow cases (or a bed sheet). The prerequisite for this workshop is the Intro to Paverpol Sculptures class.

The cost of the workshop is $175.00. To register for the workshop, please visit www.littleartgarage.com or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Saturday and Sunday April 7 - 8, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm each day.

Saturday and Sunday May 12 - 13, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm each day.

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.

Wednesdays
April 4 - June 6, 2018
12:00 - 3:00 pm
$5.00 members            $10.00 non-members

Artists on Elgin            

The ParkSide Centre is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Artists on Elgin. This summer there will be exciting workshops held at The ParkSide Centre through the months of July and August.

Monoprint Making Workshop with Rosie Maddock

Workshop Summary: An introduction to two monoprint techniques, using watercolour paints and Akua water-bases printing inks. Materials (including printing paper) will be supplied within the cost of the workshop. Additional sheets of paper can be purchases separately during the workshop if required. These methods are tabletop techniques, and do not involve the use of a printing press.

Wednesday July 4, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm           
$50.00 per person (includes materials costs)

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, Apron or overalls, clean brayer or roller if you have one, a range of      flat and round paint brushes, clean paint palette, photos, sketch or image to work from, sketch book and newsprint if you have it                                

           
Linocut Print Making workshop with Rosie Maddock

Workshop Summary: An introduction to creating your own original linocut prints. You will learn about technique, and will produce a reusable print plate from which to make your own prints. Materials (including printing paper) will be supplied within the cost of the workshop and tools/equipment will be loaned. Additional sheets of paper can be purchased separately during the workshop if required. This will be a tabletop printing method and will not involve the use of a printing press.

Wednesday August 8, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$50.00 per person (including materials costs)

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, Apron or coveralls, clean brayer or roller if you have one, photos, images or sketches to work from, a sketch book, and newsprint if you have it.

Shibouri Tie Dye Workshop with Anne Suzuki

Workshop Summary: During this workshop you will create some experimental/introductory pieces using this 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 own clean garment to dye, which should be made from cotton, silk or rayon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$50.00 per person (including materials cost)

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.

 

Painting Ocean Waves in Acrylic with Anita Bunt

Workshop Summary: In this workshop you will learn the basic technique of how a wave is formed and how to represent that in acrylic paint. You will learn what colours to use to show how light affects the colours in the water and on the sand and how to mix them using a basic palette. All materials will be provided for within the cost of the workshop, and I will also provide table easels and brushes if needed. We will be working on a 16 x 20 canvas

Wednesday July 18, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$50.00 per person (including materials cost)

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, Apron, Favourite brushes if you have them, variety of sizes and a wet palette if you have one

 

Painting the twisted Pine; Ode to Tom Thompson with Anita Bunt

Workshop Summary: In this workshop you will be working in acrylic. You will learn the basic structure of a twisted pine tree and all the elements surrounding it such as rock, water, and sky that makes up this iconic Canadian image. You will touch on perspective, colour mixing, etc. All materials will be provided for within the cost of this workshop. I will also provide table easels and brushes if needed. We will be working on an 11 x 14 canvas.

Wednesday August 15, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$50.00 per person (including materials cost)

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, Apron, Favourite brushes if you have them, variety of sizes and a wet palette if you have one

 

Exploring watercolour techniques with Ellen Gorecki     www.ellenart.ca

Workshop Summary: Learn about the importance of values and preserving the white of the paper to create a better painting. The artist will guide you through a step-by-step floral painting while working at your own level as well as exercises to simplify values.
This class is geared to people who have some knowledge, appropriate supplies and an interest in growing their experience in this medium.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$35.00 per person

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, Watercolour pigments (Cobalt blue, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, yellow- or what you have), 1 40 lb cold press watercolour paper (Arches is best). A few small pieces 7” x 9”, round brush, white plate or plastic palette, pencil and plastic eraser, plastic containers for water, masking tape and a small piece of coroplast or something to mount paper onto

 

Temari Techniques: A Guide to Making a Japanese Embroidered thread Ball with Ellen Gorecki
www.ellenart.ca
Workshop Summary: Temari enthusiasts are attracted to this unique craft for many different reasons-the colours, designs, symmetry or simply enjoying a relaxing activity. Learn about the origins of this alluring craft and how to wrap and stitch a simple design. You will be provided with enough materials to make one temari.
Wednesday

August 1, 2018
10:00am-4:00pm
$40.00 per person, includes the cost of material for the ball

What to bring with you: Lunch or lunch money, small sharp embroidery scissors, one or two needles with a large eye (about 2”)

 

 

 

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 [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386.

Mondays
April 16 - June 11, 2018 (No class on May 21, 2018)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$50.00 members          $80.00 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 [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386.

Tuesdays
April 3 - June 5, 2018
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.)

Wednesdays
April 11 - June 13, 2018
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.)

Mercredi
11 Avril à 13 Juin, 2018
12h - 15h ou 18h30 - 21h30
$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. 

Thursdays
April 5 - June 7, 2018
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.

Fridays
April 6 - June 8, 2018
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                                                               

Wednesdays   
April 11 - June 13, 2018
9:00 - 11:30 am
$50.00 members          $80.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 10 participants.

Traditional Rug Hooking (http://rugsontherocks.ca)

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.

Thursdays
April 5 - June 14, 2018
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.

Tuesdays
April 3 - August 28, 2018
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.

Tuesdays
April 3 - August 28, 2018
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.