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Anne Marie Desaulniers

anne-marie-desaulniers-headshot-300dpiAnne Marie Desaulniers is a mixed media artist with a passion for recycling, thirst for techniques and love of beads, paper and fibre. Currently exploring Plan B, while offering classes in a variety of media.

Upcoming Events

September 2017
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $20.00, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Wire Garden: Beaded Brooch, Pendant or Cabochon

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Led by Anne Marie Desaulniers, you'll learn to combine wire, headpins and beads, to create a totally unique beaded object. Start with a commercial base, and then learn a variety of techniques, to create your dimensional beaded garden. Something that's sure to make you smile, on those dull winter days! Bugs, butterflies and daydreams are optional! Note: a kit is required for the class; see details below. Skill level: All levels Prerequisite: Must be comfortable working with both…

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Cdn $25.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Creative Play Series, Session 4: Colouring Resin

September 25 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: An exploratory series, focused on out-of-the-box thinking, creative techniques, exciting materials, and mini-projects. A play box full of hands on, mixed media, beading, textile, jewellery, and stitching techniques will be shared (but not all in the same session). Not intended as a class, or workshop, but rather an open sharing of information, and technique taster, for those with curious minds! The focus will be on encouraging participants to take their work to the next level! Note: a kit…

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October 2017
Cdn $45.00 +Kit fee: $15.00 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Nature’s Mood: Bead Embroidered Pendant

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Create a miniature bead embroidered seascape, and then surround it, with the metal bezel of your choice. Utilize natural materials, seed beads and intuitive bead embroidery stitches, to create a totally unique pendant. We will be working intuitively, so no drawing or sketching ability required! Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate Prerequisite: Students must be comfortable working with a needle, thread, very tiny beads, and in a small format. Technique: Bead embroidering a pendant to fill a commercial bezel…

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Cdn $25.00 +Kit fee: $15, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Creative Play Series, Session 5: Experimenting with Alcohol Inks

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: An exploratory series, focused on out-of-the-box thinking, creative techniques, exciting materials, and mini-projects. A play box full of hands on, mixed media, beading, textile, jewellery, and stitching techniques will be shared (but not all in the same session). Not intended as a class, or workshop, but rather an open sharing of information, and technique taster, for those with curious minds! The focus will be on encouraging participants to take their work to the next level! Session 5 will…

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Cdn $55.00 +Kit fee: $30, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Charm School: Inchie Charm Bracelet

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Students will make, a light, easy, out-of-the-box, mixed media charm bracelet, using fibre, stitch, beads and the instructors pre-prepared, painted, collaged and stitched Inchie blanks. All hand stitching and beading, no sewing machines required. Note: a kit is required for this class; see details below. An Inchie is a 1 X 1 layered and embellished piece of art. Take a journey on the whimsical side with Anne Marie Desaulniers, by making a charm bracelet, chock full of tiny,…

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November 2017
Cdn $70.00 +Kit fee: $10, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Beading Without a Net: Intuitive Bead Embroidery (2 days)

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne Marie Desaulniers

Course outline: Have you ever wanted to journal about something, but just couldn't find the words? Do you collect special bits and pieces for one of those some day projects? Is your stash of precious items taking over your house? This class is an intuitive, visual journaling approach to bead embroidery. There are no rules! No one will make you journal or force you to bead encrust a piece. You can stitch as many or as few beads as you'd…

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How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.