Arts & Crafts

Making your own Calendars with Rachel Ross                                                     NEW!

Everyone needs a new calendar in time for the New Year and it seems that fewer stores are selling them. Rachel Ross will teach you how to make your own calendar in a single class. These are great gift ideas! Classes will be held weekly, so there are plenty of spots open.

September 10 - November 26, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$50.00 member’s         $65.00 non-members

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.

Monday to Friday
September - December (No class on September 21, October 8, or November 30, 2018)
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.

Monday to Friday
September - December (No Class on September 21, October 8, or November 30, 2018)
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Stained Glass by Wolfgang Suppan

Enter the world of light, colour and texture in the form of stained glass. This one day course awakens your creativity in this beautiful hobby. Come and enjoy the coming together of pieces of beautiful glass with the result of a colourful sun catcher for a window. Materials and tools are supplied. Bring a pencil, marker, scissors, an apron and lots of imagination.

October 20, 2018 or
November 24, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30.00 member’s         $60.00 non-members

Intro to Paverpol Sculptures

There is no easier way to get introduced to Paverpol than by taking an introductory workshop. In this workshop you will learn the basics, starting by building a form from a wire frame with aluminum foil. Then you will dip your T-shirt into liquid Paverpol, wrap and dress the sculpture. The sculpture will be sitting and one colour. They can be male, female, an angel or fairy.

Please bring 1 white 100% cotton t-shirt and 1 roll of aluminum paper

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$99.00 per person

Paverpol Pumpkin

Seasonal workshop offered only in September/October. Pre-requisite is having participated in the Intro to

We will be creating a pumpkin that you can add to your Halloween or fall décor and keep outside for years to come. Add your own light to it and turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern. For the colour of your pumpkin you can choose black, bronze or orange. Create your own unique face. Need to bring 2 white 100% cotton t-shirts and 1 roll aluminum foil.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$135.00 per person

Intermediate Paverpol Class

Pre-Requisite is the Intro to Paverpol Sculptures        
In this workshop you will expand your techniques. You will learn standing structure, how to apply wrappers & paverplast to make a smoother body. They can be male, female angels or fairies….
Optional: natural fabric 12” by 12”, something with bumps and textures adds lots of character to the sculptures clothing. Your choice of stockinette or relief decoration will be included in the workshop.
Need to bring 1 roll of aluminum foil.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$115.00 per person

Greeting Card Making with Andrea                                                                      NEW!

This class offers the participant a chance to make two, possibly three greeting cards in an afternoon. The first card will be a birthday card using the die cut technique. The second card will be a Christmas card using the embossing folder technique. The third card will be a surprise.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20.00 member’s         $30.00 non-members    
Maximum 6 people.

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.

September 12 - December 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5.00 member’s           $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 [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386.

September 17 - November 26, 2018 (No Class on October 8, 2018)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60.00 member’s         $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 [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386.

September 18 - November 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60.00 member’s         $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.)

September 5 - November 7, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm or 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$60.00 member’s         $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.)

5 Septembre - 7 Novembre, 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. 

September 20 - November 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60.00 member’s         $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon
Maximum of 15 participants.

Drawing and Painting at the Parkside Centre                              

This is a group that 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.

September 14 - November 16, 2018
1:00 am - 4:00 pm
$60.00 member’s         $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.  

September 12 - November 14, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60.00 member’s         $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock
Maximum of 10 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.

September 6 - December 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 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.

September 4 - December 18, 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.