Arts & Crafts

Knitting for Beginners                                                                                             NEW!

This is a great opportunity to learn how to knit basic patterns, learn to read patterns, acquire new techniques, or get assistance with your projects. Work at your own pace in this fun and social environment.  For more information please contact Julie at 705-586-6341 or by email at [email protected]
Participants must preregister for this class.

January 8 - March 26, 2018 (No class on February 19, 2018)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free for members        $3.00 non-members

Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures

Join us in recreating a Paverpol Sculpture. Kari-Anne Piche from the Little Art Garage 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.

You will be creating one sculpture that will be a sitting piece in one colour. You can choose from male, female angels or fairies. The cost is $99.00 per person for the one day introductory class and includes instruction as well as 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 13, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Intermediate Paverpol Class                                                                                   

So you already know all about Paverpol and the basics. You've taken a class with Kari-Anne 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 prerequisite to this program.

In the intermediate class you will learn about standing structures. You will learn about movement, use multiple colours for this project and you will experiment with different types of fabrics. 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 so your hands don’t get messy.

In this workshop 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. The cost of the workshop is $115.00. This includes your choice of fabric stockinette or relief decoration, step by step instruction, a subscription to my newsletter and all your 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.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 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 or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:30 am - 12:30 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. This is a full day workshop from. 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 or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Saturday, March 24, 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 it 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 or call 705-869-7743. Full payment is required to hold your spot.

Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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 sandpaper. This is an introductory carving course and upon completion you will be ready to join the regular carving group.

September - 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.

September - June
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 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 10 - March 28, 2018
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 [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted.

January 15 - April 2, 2018 (No class on February 19, 2018 or March 12, 2018)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Maximum of 10 participants

The Art of Drawing                                                                         

This course is an introduction to drawing, ideal for beginners 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. For a list of supplies please email [email protected] or call (705) 692-5386. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted.

January 16 - March 27, 2018 (No class on March 13, 2018)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon

Sure You Can / Bien sûr vous êtes capable                                    

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.)

February 7 - April 11, 2018                            
12:00 - 3:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members

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

7 Fevrier a 11 Avril, 2018                               
12h - 15h
$60.00 membres          $90.00 pas un membre

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. For a supply list email [email protected] or call 705-692-5386. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted.

January 18 - March 29, 2018 (No class on March 15, 2018)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon

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.

January 19 - March 23, 2018
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.

January 11 - March 29, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Free for members        $3.00 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 9 - March 27, 2018
8:30 am
Free for members        $3.00 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.

January 9 - March 27, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free for members        $3.00 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.