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.
September - December
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 - December
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 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 workshop.
October 28, 2017
November 25, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30.00 members      $60.00 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 8) so register now. For more information, contact the front desk or Lita at (705) 983-2868.
September 13 - December 6, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm
$6.00 members        $10.00 non-members

Acrylic Painting                                                                                                     
One of the newer mediums used in the art world is acrylic paints. Invented in the 1930's (but not sold commercially to artists until the 1950's), acrylics are among the most versatile of painting mediums available making it a favorite medium for many painters. They can be used with water to create washes similar to watercolours. They can also be used in much thicker applications. Acrylics dry very quickly allowing for multiple applications in quick succession. Popular ParkSide Centre instructor, Ron Nadjiwon will lead the class.
September 18 - November 27, 2017 (No class on October 9, 2017)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Maximum of 10 participants

The Art of Drawing            
This course begins with an introduction to drawing (“Drawing From Right Side Of The Brain”), for beginners or artists who would like to review their skills. Topics covered will include line and value study, composition, perspective, landscape, still life, figure study and portraiture. There will be demonstrations of traditional techniques and exercises for drawing on different surfaces with a variety of coloured drawing materials. For a list of supplies please email [email protected] Class size is limited to the first 15 applicants.
September 19 - November 21, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members      $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon

Sure You Can / Bien sûr vous êtes capable Lozia
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 6 - November 8, 2017                     
12:00 - 3:00 pm or 6:00 - 9:00 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, acylique, aquarelle, l'huile, etc.)
6 Septembre à 8 Novembre, 2017                    
12h - 15h ou 18h - 21h
$60.00 membres      $90.00 pas un membre

Transparent Watercolour Painting
For beginners, this course will start with an emphasis on colour mixing and theory, the fundamentals of value studies, and composition, 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. For a list of supplies please email [email protected] Class size is limited to the first 15 applicants.
September 21 - November 23, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members          $90.00 non-members
Led by Ron Nadjiwon

Drawing and Painting at the ParkSide Centre                                  
This group introduces members to drawing and painting 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 a range of techniques and to explore art influences, both contemporary and historical.
September 22 - November 24, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$60.00 members      $90.00 non-members
Led by Rosemary Maddock

Paverpol Pumpkin                                                                                                  NEW!
This seasonal workshop is offered only in September and October. You will be creating a pumpkin that you can add to your Halloween or fall decor and keep outside for years to come. Add your own light to it and turn it into a Jack-O-Lantern if you so choose. For the colour of your pumpkin you can choose from black, bronze or orange. Create your own unique face. All you need to bring is two cotton t-shirts and one roll of aluminum foil.
The pre-requisite for this program is the Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures class. To register for this workshop please call Kari-Anne Piche at 705-869-7743 or visit and click on sign up.
September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Introduction to Paverpol Sculptures
Join us in creating a Paverpol Sculpture. Kari-Anne Piche 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.
September 17, 2017
September 30, 2017
November 18, 2017
November 26, 2017
December 9, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Intermediate Paverpol Class                                                                              NEW!
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.
October 29, 2017
November 19, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Paverpol on Canvas                                                           NEW!
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 per person.
Please call Kari-Anne Piche of the Little Art Garage at (705) 869-7743 or register at
September 24, 2017
October 15, 2017
November 5, 2017
December 16, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Paverpol Tree                                                                                                          NEW!
In this workshop you will build on your wrapping skills by dipping fabric into Paverpol and wrapping it onto the tree to seal in the branches making it outdoor safe. Make a Tree that you can decorate for any season. Add Christmas lights and ball or put webs and spiders on it for Halloween. It can easily fit into any season.
Kari-Anne Piche will guide you step by step. First starting with tinfoil to shape the base then dip
fabric and wrapping it onto the tree to make branches. This tree can be enjoyed outside or inside
as home décor. Tree stands about 18' tall. You will supply your own base for this workshop (a
rock is suggested or something heavy to keep the tree from falling over), tinfoil and a T-shirt.
The pre-requisite for this workshop is Intro to Paverpol Sculptures. To register please call
705-869-7743 or visit
December 2, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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 14 - December 14, 2017
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.
September 5 - December 12, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 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 and the ladies in the craft room will get you started.
September 5 - December 12, 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.