Events - Workshops

SSAC is proud to be the go to location to find out what workshops are happening in our community. On this page you will find workshops offered by SSAC, workshops run by our members at SSAC, as well as workshops and classes offered by our members throughout South Simcoe. Please refer to each workshop listing for registration information and details.

If you have questions about programs offered through the SSAC please contact coordinator@southsimcoeartscouncil.com. For any program offered by an SSAC member please contact them directly.

Upcoming

Artisan
Private Pottery Lessons

Private Pottery Lessons

All Levels of Potter's Wheel & Hand Building Workshop

In this two class workshop students will create bowls in week #1 and in week #2, finish with glazes then kiln fire to perfection

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Music
Piano Lessons at Joyful Sounds Music Studio - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Piano Lessons at Joyful Sounds Music Studio - Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Joyful Sounds Music Studio
Offering lessons from beginner to advanced, theory, history, and pedagogy. Many Joyful Sounds piano students have received top honours, distinctions and awards at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

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Private Piano Lessons with Louise Gallaugher - Youth & Adult

Private Piano Lessons with Louise Gallaugher - Youth & Adult

Private instruction in piano, theory and history. Preparation for Royal Conservatory exams and popular styles.

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MJ

MJ's Studio - Piano - Ags 5 to Adult

Instructor Meejung Pyo, Bastien Piano teacher Certification

Taking new students at her Alliston studio or will come to your home.

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Piano Lessons with Sheila Bell - Youth & Adult

Piano Lessons with Sheila Bell - Youth & Adult

Lessons for all ages in piano, music theory, pattern play, and more. Sheila has been teaching for the past 20 years and enjoys teaching youth and adults in a fun learning environment.

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Private Voice & Piano Lessons at Taylor Music Studio - All ages (youth & adult)

Private Voice & Piano Lessons at Taylor Music Studio - All ages (youth & adult)

Suu Taylor Music Studio Private Voice & Piano Lessons in Alliston
Private lessons, Group Skills class (sight-reading, ear training, rhythms, etc). Great for singers and anyone preparing for an exam.

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Trainings
Telling Your Artful Story Through Instagram

Telling Your Artful Story Through Instagram

Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Use Instagram to market your artwork and grow your audience.

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Visual
Nature Sketching via Zoom [April] - Teen/Adult

Nature Sketching via Zoom [April] - Teen/Adult

Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Start your weekend with creativity. In this class participants will work on blocking and gestural sketching techniques from photo and video references with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len McLeod.

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Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom [May] - Kids

Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom [May] - Kids

Sat May 8, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your weekend with an hour of creativity. This sketching class with professional artist and Master Naturalist Len MacLeod is tailored just for kids age 10-15 years.

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Nature Sketching via Zoom  [May] - Teen/Adult

Nature Sketching via Zoom [May] - Teen/Adult

Sat May 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Start your weekend with creativity. In this class participants will work on blocking and gestural sketching techniques from photo and video references with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len McLeod.

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Past

Artisan
Elevate Your Game - Product Photography

Elevate Your Game - Product Photography

Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn to elevate your game by taking fabulous photos of your artwork.

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Art of Energy & Empowered Equine Series: - Adult

May 29 - Jun 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reiki Intensive ~ Certification and Retreat
Reiki Levels I, II and Equine Reiki/Heart Communication
4 Day Intensive
May 29 - June 1, 2020: 10:00am - 6:00 pm each day

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Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting Workshop

Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique 3D animal using the needle felting technique. This technique allows you to create many sizes and shapes, as well as 2D projects.

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How to: Nuno Scarf Workhop

How to: Nuno Scarf Workhop

Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique nuno felted scarf using the wet felting technique. Learning this technique allows you to create not only scarves but has unlimited possibilities.

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NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP

Sat Apr 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

In this workshop you will learn how to design and make a unique 3D animal using the needle felting technique. This technique allows you to create many sizes and shapes, as well as 2D projects.

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Children

Children's Expressive Arts & Yoga Mindfulness - Kids

Feb 4 - Mar 24, 2020 Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

at The Big Red Barn
A new 8 week session starts Feb 4. We explore nature-based teaching through expressive arts, yoga postures, music and storytelling as building blocks for a calmer mind and confident self.

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Pottery Classes with Debra Gibbs - Adult

Pottery Classes with Debra Gibbs - Adult

Thu, Fri, Mon - Wed Sep 26 - Sep 23 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

All level Potter's Wheel & Hand Building Workshop

In this two class workshop students will create bowls in week #1 and in week #2 add finish and glazes to prep for the kiln.

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Arts4All
Rise & Sketch - Live Online Drawing Workshop - Ages 14 - Adult

Rise & Sketch - Live Online Drawing Workshop - Ages 14 - Adult

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy your morning coffee, tea or hot chocolate with a 75 minute sketching refresher.

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Elevate Your Game: Branding Q & A Artist Panel - Adult

Elevate Your Game: Branding Q & A Artist Panel - Adult

Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

We are excited to offer this exciting Q & A Zoom event featuring a panel of local artists Andrea Elmhirst, Sandi Boyer and Tabitha Marshall. SSAC members are able to attend at no cost. Register Now

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Felted Scarves - 14 - Adult

Felted Scarves - 14 - Adult

Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nuno felting refers to felting wool and fabrics together into one fabric. The wool shrinks the silk producing a wavy or crinkled effect. The result is your own gorgeous scarf when finished. Perfect to treat yourself or make as a holiday gift for a loved one.

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Starscape Paint Party - 14 - Adult

Starscape Paint Party - 14 - Adult

Fri Oct 9, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Arts4All: #BreakTheBarriersInitiative Program

Shake off the pandemic blahs and look to the stars. This fun small group painting class will have each participant going home with their own Starscape inspired painted canvas.

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Book Reading & Craft - Paisley

Book Reading & Craft - Paisley's Pumpkin [Group 1] - Kids Ages 4 - 10

Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join children's author, Carolyn Morris for a fun morning outdoors with the book Paisley's Pumpkin. Participants will enjoy story-time with Carolyn followed by a fun pumpkin craft.

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Book Reading & Craft - Paisley

Book Reading & Craft - Paisley's Pumpkin [Group 2] - Kids Ages 4 - 10

Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join children's author, Carolyn Morris for a fun morning outdoors with the book Paisley's Pumpkin. Participants will enjoy story-time with Carolyn followed by a fun pumpkin craft.

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Book Reading & Craft - Paisley

Book Reading & Craft - Paisley's Pumpkin [Group 3] - Kids Ages 4 - 10

Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join children's author, Carolyn Morris for a fun morning outdoors with the book Paisley's Pumpkin. Participants will enjoy story-time with Carolyn followed by a fun pumpkin craft.

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Book Reading & Craft - Paisley

Book Reading & Craft - Paisley's Pumpkin [Group 4] - Kids Ages 4 - 10

Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Join children's author, Carolyn Morris for a fun morning outdoors with the book Paisley's Pumpkin. Participants will enjoy story-time with Carolyn followed by a fun pumpkin craft.

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Book Reading & Craft - Paisley

Book Reading & Craft - Paisley's Pumpkin [Group 5] - Kids Ages 4 - 10

Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join children's author, Carolyn Morris for a fun morning outdoors with the book Paisley's Pumpkin. Participants will enjoy story-time with Carolyn followed by a fun pumpkin craft.

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Acting & Scene Study - Adults

Acting & Scene Study - Adults

Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

**This class has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. A new date will be announced in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned**

Have you always wanted to try acting but thought it was 'too late'? Would you enjoy a creative challenge even though you don't really know what you might be getting in to? Does learning in a supportive and non-judgemental environment sound good to you?

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Beading for Kids - Ages 6 - 11

Beading for Kids - Ages 6 - 11

Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

**Registration is Closed**

Join us with jeweller, Suu Taylor for a morning of beading fun. Participants will be able to create bracelets or necklaces and learn stringing techniques and more!

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SteamPunk Beading for Teens - Teens 11 - 18

SteamPunk Beading for Teens - Teens 11 - 18

Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

**Registration is closed**

Craft your own creative steampunk inspired necklace with artist Suu Taylor

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Pottery for Kids - Ages 6 - 11

Pottery for Kids - Ages 6 - 11

Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

**SOLD OUT**
In this hand-building class participants will learn how to build and sculpt their own pottery art.

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Pottery for Youth - Ages 6 -15

Pottery for Youth - Ages 6 -15

Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

**SOLD OUT**

In this hand-building class participants will learn how to build and sculpt their own pottery art.

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Author, Craft, & Chicks!

Author, Craft, & Chicks!

Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

**SOLD OUT**
Join author Carolyn Morris for a morning of story time fun with LIVE chicks and crafts.

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Art Trading Cards - Ages 8 - 13

Art Trading Cards - Ages 8 - 13

Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

**Registration is Closed**

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are little works of art that are easy and fun to create and collect or trade!

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Scratch Board Art for Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Scratch Board Art for Kids - Ages 6 to 10

Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join On Dragons Wings Studio and learn the basics of scratchboard art. So many wonderful designs can come to life with this unique art style.

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Scratch Board Art Adults & Teens - Teet/Adult

Scratch Board Art Adults & Teens - Teet/Adult

Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join On Dragons Wings Studio and learn the basics of scratchboard art. So many wonderful designs can come to life with this unique art style.

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Lovely Leaves - Metal Clay Workshop - Teen/Adult

Lovely Leaves - Metal Clay Workshop - Teen/Adult

Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

****This class has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. A new date will be announced in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned****

In this workshop, you will use leaves to imprint into fine silver metal clay, an eco-friendly clay made of fine silver particles. You will make a pendant or a pair of earrings, and you will use a torch to fire the clay, transforming your leaf-imprinted clay into a beautiful piece of solid 99.9% fine silver!

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Drumming for Kids - 9 to 13

Drumming for Kids - 9 to 13

Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

A unique group drumming workshop; the perfect way to energize after a long day at work or school. A powerful interactive rhythmic presentation that will energize your mind, body, and soul.

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Drumming for Teens/Adults

Drumming for Teens/Adults

Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration for this class is closed.

Metal Clay Creations   - Age 10** to Adult

Metal Clay Creations - Age 10** to Adult

Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In this workshop, participants will design and create their own original piece of fine silver jewellery using precious metal clay.

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Drawing & Painting - Teen/Adult

Drawing & Painting - Teen/Adult

Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2020 Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Want to learn to draw & paint? Just need to brush up your skills or learn some new techniques?

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Felted Flowers & Beads  - 14 to Adult

Felted Flowers & Beads - 14 to Adult

Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Try your hand at wet felting and learn how to make unique felted flowers and beads. This traditional technique allows you to create not only flowers but has unlimited possibilities.

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Kids Summer
Wizarding Wonders - Ages 9 to 14

Wizarding Wonders - Ages 9 to 14

Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Our most popular theme last summer we are back will all new Wizarding fun.

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Whimsical Stepping Stones - Ages 7 - 14

Whimsical Stepping Stones - Ages 7 - 14

Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thanks for Alliston Home Hardware for supplying materials for this project! Sparkling colour and whimsical patterns will emerge as participants design their own concrete stepping stone.

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String Art - Ages 9 to 14

String Art - Ages 9 to 14

Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Thanks for Alliston Home Hardware for supplying materials for this project!

Grab a hammer and nails for this fun art form. After hammering out a design on wood participants will use coloured strings to create geometric patterns.

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Watercolour Galaxy  - Ages 9 to 14

Watercolour Galaxy - Ages 9 to 14

Wed Aug 5, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Swirling colours and constellations will emerge as participants learn watercolour resit techniques to create the night sky.

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Hula Hoop Weaving - Ages 6 - 14

Hula Hoop Weaving - Ages 6 - 14

Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This fun craft will get participants making their own circular weaving that can be used as a small rug or sitting mat. Using a hula hoop and t-shirt yarn these colourful creations will teach basic weaving skills

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Monster Masks (& Animals Too!) - Ages 6 - 13

Monster Masks (& Animals Too!) - Ages 6 - 13

Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Just because masks are mandated doesn't mean they can't be fun. Kids will create their own washable/re-useable fabric monster or animal mask while learning basic sewing and crafting skills.

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Pottery Creatures in the Courtyard - Ages 6 to 13

Pottery Creatures in the Courtyard - Ages 6 to 13

Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In this hand-building class participants will learn how to build and sculpt their own pottery creature art.

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Music
ACHILL CHORAL SOCIETY - OPEN REHEARSALS - Adult

ACHILL CHORAL SOCIETY - OPEN REHEARSALS - Adult

Jan 8 - Jan 22, 2020 Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

We’re recruiting new members!
If you love to sing, and want to grow musically as a chorister, please come to our Open Rehearsals on Wednesday, January 8, 15 and 22, 2020 from 7:00-9:30 pm.

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Theatre
Summer Musical Theatre - Grades 4 - 12

Summer Musical Theatre - Grades 4 - 12

Mon - Fri Jul 22 - Aug 16 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Let your child join the amazing summer cast of Matilda the Musical at Crazy Pants Theatre!

Your child will thrive in Crazy Pants Theatre's amazing summer musical program. At Crazy Pants summer musicals are jam packed with excitement and creativity. This is one of their most popular yearly programs and performances, they take a full scale musical and get it stage ready in four weeks. Actors and audiences love CPTC productions which are filled with interesting and fun characters for young actors to tackle. Your child will love the engaging and encouraging environment created by the production team. An amazing experience for any actor.

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Summer Youth Theatre - Grades 5 to 12

Summer Youth Theatre - Grades 5 to 12

Mon - Fri Jul 8 - Jul 19 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Summer theatre for ages 10 to 18 [Non-Musical Production]
**New program**

Your child will thrive in CPTC's amazing summer program for grades 5 to 12. Jam-packed with excitement and creativity this is soon to be one of our most popular programs. In the span of two weeks actors will rehearse and produce a show for the public. Actors and audiences love CPTC productions that are filled with interesting and fun characters for actors to tackle. Your child will love the engaging and encouraging environment created by the CPTC production team. An amazing experience for any actor.

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Supper Shorts  - Ages 4 & 5

Supper Shorts - Ages 4 & 5

Wed Oct 3, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Your young actor will feel amazing when they put on their own cape and become SUPER ACTORS! Each class will be packed full of fun helping your child gain confidence and focus as they participate in theatre games that encourage teamwork, movement, character, creative thinking, and so much more! And on their final class day, they get to show off all their Super Skills to family and friends.

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Broadway Bound - Ages 10 - 18

Broadway Bound - Ages 10 - 18

Sep 29, 2018 - May 4, 2019 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

If you have a kid that loves musical theatre and sings all over the house this class is the perfect fit.

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Main Stage  - Ages 10 - 18

Main Stage - Ages 10 - 18

Tue & Thu Sep 25 - Sep 27

Crazy Pants Theatre's Main Stage program is their most popular theatre experience for actors ages 10 to 18 and with all the incredible performance opportunities and theatre skill workshops, it is easy to see why!

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Crazy Shorts Monday - Ages 6 - 9

Crazy Shorts Monday - Ages 6 - 9

Sep 24, 2018 - May 6, 2019 Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The perfect program for your 6 to 9-year-old (grades 1 to 4)

Let your child join our Crazy Shorts program and prepare yourself for a happy kid. Imagine your child excited to participate in theatre games and projects each week. Even the shyest actors will be looking forward to showcasing all their new skills at their performances. 

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Improv-Tastic  - Ages 10 - 15

Improv-Tastic - Ages 10 - 15

Sep 24, 2018 - Jun 10, 2019 Mondays 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Improv is the perfect class for new actors to jump in and try their hand at performing And it is an awesome class for seasoned actors to work on building new skills and thinking creatively. Either way, Improv-Tastic is just right!

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Visual
Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom [April] - Kids

Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom [April] - Kids

Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your weekend with an hour of creativity. This sketching class with professional artist and Master Naturalist Len MacLeod is tailored just for kids age 10-15 years.

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Nature Sketching via Zoom March

Nature Sketching via Zoom March

Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Start your weekend with a 75 minutes of creativity. In this class participants will work on blocking and gestural sketching techniques from photo and video references with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len McLeod.

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Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your weekend with an hour of creativity. This sketching class with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len McLeod is tailored just for kids ages 10-15years.

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Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Start your weekend with a 75 minutes of creativity. In this class participants will work on blocking and gestural sketching techniques from photo and video references with professional artist and Master Naturalist, Len McLeod.

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Rise & Sketch - Live Virtual Drawing Workshop - 14 to Adult

Rise & Sketch - Live Virtual Drawing Workshop - 14 to Adult

Sat Dec 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join artist Len McLeod for a virtual morning sketching class in the comfort of your own home

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Watercolour workshop focused on techniques. - Adult

Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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Drawing & Painting with Sandy Brand

Jan 27 - Mar 31, 2019 Sundays 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join artist Sandy Brand the last Sunday of each month for Drawing and painting workshops

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Youth Art Classes at Maggiolly - youth

Youth Art Classes at Maggiolly - youth

Sep 17 - Dec 24, 2018 Mondays 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Check out these amazing youth programs at Maggiolly's this fall...

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Maggiolly Art Workshops

Maggiolly Art Workshops

Sep 17 - Dec 24, 2018 Mondays 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

A wonderful line up of classes awaits at Maggiolly's this fall...

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