Exhibits & 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
MW_TC - Make Christmas Cards - Kids

MW_TC - Make Christmas Cards - Kids

Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Let's make Christmas cards!

Stickers, jewels, fancy paper, ribbon and bows you name it, we have it!

We will make some pretty cool cards. Kids can follow along in the lesson or do their own thing!

Kids will take home 7-12 cards in the 1.5 hour class (make as many as you can in the time frame) Envelopes included.

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MW_TC - Make Christmas Cards - Kids

MW_TC - Make Christmas Cards - Kids

Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Let's make Christmas cards!

Stickers, jewels, fancy paper, ribbon and bows you name it, we have it!

We will make some pretty cool cards. Kids can follow along in the lesson or do their own thing!

Kids will take home 7-12 cards in the 1.5 hour class (make as many as you can in the time frame) Envelopes included.

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AC_BH - Hand Embroidery for Beginners - Teen/Adult

AC_BH - Hand Embroidery for Beginners - Teen/Adult

Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This workshop will cover the basic sewing techniques used in hand embroidery.

Participants will learn how to choose the right threads, needles and fabrics for their projects. Five basic stitches, running stitch, chain stitch, feather stitch, satin stitch and the French knot will be taught. A small hoop project will be provided to practice the stitches.

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Dance
MW_TDW - The Dance Workshop - Registration Season - Recreational & Competitive

MW_TDW - The Dance Workshop - Registration Season - Recreational & Competitive

Fri Aug 27 - Tue Sep 14, 2021

**Registration is open at The Dance Workshop**

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

The Dance Workshop believes that all students regardless of ability or future
aspirations in dance, deserve the same high standard of dance education and equal
opportunities to strive for their personal best.

We are the only Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) certified studio in Simcoe County
and one of only a handful of studios in Ontario.

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Current

Multi-Sensory
MW_RBW - Horse Wisdom & Wellness for Youth - Weekly Meet Up - Ages 9 - 13

MW_RBW - Horse Wisdom & Wellness for Youth - Weekly Meet Up - Ages 9 - 13

Oct 7 - Nov 11, 2021 Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Join us weekly for Horse Wisdom & Wellness in the Barn and out in Nature!

Experience mindfulness activities, gentle movement, connection and creativity in a circle of authentic youth community!

Suitable for Youth ages 9-13.

6 weeks (Thursdays 4pm-6pm) beginning October 7 and ending on November 11.

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Past

Artisan
AC_EYGPhoto - Elevate Your Game - Product Photography

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

AC_EYGBranding - 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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Kids Summer
CC_WK8 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Shadowscape Candle Holder - 8+

CC_WK8 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Shadowscape Candle Holder - 8+

Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lay back and enjoy the celestial patterns of this unique decorative craft. Participants will create candle holders that will cast stars on the walls. Using air dry clay we will roll, cut designs, and shape these simple but stunning candle holders.

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CC_FairyHouse - Crafts in the Courtyard: Fairy Houses - 6+

CC_FairyHouse - Crafts in the Courtyard: Fairy Houses - 6+

Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We are excited to be back in the courtyard this summer offering up great projects with fantastic instructors!!

This week participants will build a door and windows for their very own fairy house. When you get home all you need is a garden and a tree to make it come to life! Feel free to dress up and join us! Our instructor, Tabitha from TabCreates, is a wonderful artist AND a real life fairy (seriously she's got wings).

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CC_WK7 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Cozy Packs - 8+

CC_WK7 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Cozy Packs - 8+

Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bumps and bruises feel so much better with a soothing hot or cold compress. Today's craft will have participants choosing fabrics and embellishments to then assemble and sew a rice bag. These can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer either way they are a soothing fun craft that will be useful at home and away.

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CC_WK6 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Book Binding - 9+

CC_WK6 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Book Binding - 9+

Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This is going to be fun! We've got a colourful selection of papers ready for creating your very own hand crafted book. Using the Japanese style of binding we will be punching and sewing our selected pages and cover for a one of a kind notebook.

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CC_WK5 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Pressed Flower Lantern - 7+

CC_WK5 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Pressed Flower Lantern - 7+

Wed Aug 4, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Paper lanterns are used by many cultures and date back to ancient times. Today we will use the art of paper mâché and hand pressed flowers and leaves to create a one of a kind paper lantern complete with and LED tea light.

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CC_WK4AM - Crafts in the Courtyard: Bracelet Beading - Ages 7 - 11

CC_WK4AM - Crafts in the Courtyard: Bracelet Beading - Ages 7 - 11

Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This week participants will create one of a kind bracelets using various beads and memory wire.

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CC_WK4PM - Crafts in the Courtyard: Steampunk Jewellery - Ages 11+

CC_WK4PM - Crafts in the Courtyard: Steampunk Jewellery - Ages 11+

Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This week we are linking cogs, wheels, and more into one of a kind steampunk fashion jewelry.

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CC_WK3 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Clay Vessels - kids 6 -10

CC_WK3 - Crafts in the Courtyard - Clay Vessels - kids 6 -10

Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This week participants are creating textured pottery vessels with hand-building techniques. Professional potter, Debra Gibbs will be leading this class and showing kids how her pottery wheel works.

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CC_Wk3 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Clay Bird Feeders - Youth Ages 10 - 18

CC_Wk3 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Clay Bird Feeders - Youth Ages 10 - 18

Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This week participants are using hand building techniques to sculpt a decorative bird feeder. Professional potter, Debra Gibbs will be leading this class and showing students how her pottery wheel works and giving them a chance to sit at the wheel themselves.

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CC_WK2 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Tie Dye - Kids & Teens!

CC_WK2 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Tie Dye - Kids & Teens!

Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

This week participants are tie dying t-shirts. Did you know that the earliest written records about tie-dye come from China and Japan. The process was used during the T'ang Dynasty in China and the Nara Period in Japan as far back as the 6th century.

We are taking a modern approach to the ancient art and playing with fabric and colour.

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CC_WK2 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Tie Dye - Kids & Teens!

CC_WK2 - Crafts in the Courtyard: Tie Dye - Kids & Teens!

Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

This week participants are tie dying t-shirts. Did you know that the earliest written records about tie-dye come from China and Japan. The process was used during the T'ang Dynasty in China and the Nara Period in Japan as far back as the 6th century.

We are taking a modern approach to the ancient art and playing with fabric and colour.

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CC_FairyHouse - Crafts in the Courtyard: Fairy Houses - 6+

CC_FairyHouse - Crafts in the Courtyard: Fairy Houses - 6+

Wed Jul 7, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

We are excited to be back in the courtyard this summer offering up great projects with fantastic instructors!!

This week participants will build a door and windows for their very own fairy house. When you get home all you need is a garden and a tree to make it come to life! Feel free to dress up and join us! Our instructor, Tabitha from TabCreates, is a wonderful artist AND a real life fairy (seriously she's got wings).

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Trainings
AC_JGInsta - Telling Your Artful Story Through Instagram

AC_JGInsta - 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
MW_TM1 - Kids Paint Night Series - Youth 10+

MW_TM1 - Kids Paint Night Series - Youth 10+

Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Here comes the start of Kids Paint Night Series with TabCreates!

Let's learn to paint a lovely mountain view on a 8x10 wooden panel!

Everything you need to paint will be included - you take home your painting at the end of the experience.

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ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this four session workshop, participants will learn the techniques to sketch wildlife, plein aire, also known as field sketching, with artist naturalist, Len MacLeod.

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ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this four session workshop, participants will learn the techniques to sketch wildlife, plein aire, also known as field sketching, with artist naturalist, Len MacLeod.

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ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this four session workshop, participants will learn the techniques to sketch wildlife, plein aire, also known as field sketching, with artist naturalist, Len MacLeod.

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ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

ZOOM_LMX4 - Nature Sketching Session & Single Class - Teen/Adult

Jul 7 - Jul 28, 2021 Wednesdays 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this four session workshop, participants will learn the techniques to sketch wildlife, plein aire, also known as field sketching, with artist naturalist, Len MacLeod.

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Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Sat Jun 26, 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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en Plein Air for Teens...Just in time for Father

en Plein Air for Teens...Just in time for Father's Day - 14+

Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy painting in the great outdoors while creating the perfect gift for Father's Day, a custom work of art. Join Tabitha of TabCreates at Riverdale Park in Alliston and learn the art of en plein air...or painting outdoors.

This exciting small group class is perfect for the artistic teen and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

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ZOOM_LMKids1 - Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

ZOOM_LMKids1 - Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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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Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Sat May 29, 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 [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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Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Sat Apr 24, 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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ZOOM_LMKids1 - Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

ZOOM_LMKids1 - Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

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 McLeod is tailored just for kids ages 10-15years.

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Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

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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ZOOM_LMKids1 - Nature Sketching for Kids via Zoom

ZOOM_LMKids1 - 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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Zoom_LMNS - Nature Sketching via Zoom - 13 to Adult

Zoom_LMNS - 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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Visual Arts
MW_TC - Kids Paint Night: Cats & Bats - Ages 10+

MW_TC - Kids Paint Night: Cats & Bats - Ages 10+

Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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