Events / Workshops

Learn something new and get creative!
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Zen Stitching / Embroidery as textile art
with Kate Ward

Learn the traditional art of stitching in a creative way with a new artist to Truro. Embroidery can be a traditional, sustainable, a simple repetitive act, and as a consequence the process allows time for reflection. Zen stitching is a much needed course to bring a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice.
This 2 day workshop explores a range of ways in which you can stitch. Use simple techniques inspired by traditional practice, reusing and re-inventing materials, and the practical and decorative techniques of mending. Suitable for beginners or those looking to reconnect with their craft and find a new way of working.
Maximum Class size: 8

6-8pm Tuesday October 17 &
6-8pm Tuesday October 24

COST: $50 workshop fee
Material Cost: $30/person payable to instructor

Course Outline
Day 1 :
– Examples of contemporary stitching as textile art
– Demonstrate stitches and techniques including: French knots, cross stitch, stem stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, buttonhole stitch, and Japanese sashimi stitches
Day 2 :
– Participants will aim to complete a sampler and possibly have a small project underway and/or completed by the end of workshop.

* Adult workshop open to interested teens 🙂 

Dandelion Acrylic Painting

Canvas Painting / Let it go
with Jenny Rae Gilmore

Gain the confidence to explore your creativity in this beginner acrylic painting workshop. Participants will learn how to paint this dandelion acrylic painting while learning painting basics: how to load your brush, mixing colour, and most importantly how to breathe and let go. This is a step by step beginner workshop. No previous experience required. Paint a painting you’ll be proud of.
Size: 16 x 20 stretched canvas
Maximum Class size: 8

2 dates to choose from:
• 6-8pm Thursday October 19
• 6-8pm Wednesday October 25

COST: $40 + tax
All materials included

* Adult workshop open to interested teens 🙂 

Reserve your creative adventure today! 
Call 902-843-4070 to register over the phone with payment
or visit our studio in person.