Take a Cool Class this August!

Sun, sand, cold drinks and lots of summer heat. What more can you ask for? Sometimes you just need to cool down a bit! Our summer classes and open sessions continue in air-conditioned comfort. Join Liz Kennedy, Pamela Kearns, Anne Marie Desaulniers and Gillian Clarke for some creative fun and learning. There are also lots of opportunities to give yourself dedicated time to work on your projects away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Here are the activities scheduled August 1 – 14: Thursday, August 1 FREE Afternoon Bead TeaFacilitator: Pamela Kearns1:00 – 3:00pmGive yourself dedicated time to …

Final Round-up of Summer Classes

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss Eight weeks of summer are just flying by. Pretty soon we’ll be discussing Fall colours and getting ready for holiday shopping – BUT NOT YET! Until then, we have two weeks of wonderful classes provided by our inspirational instructors. Christine Woollacott is teaching how you can create a patterned sheet of mokume gane from which you can use to create all sorts of jewellery. If you’re looking to learn how to do basic right-angle weave, then Pamela Kearns has the class for you – very useful too for …

There is Still Time for a Class (or two)
Before the End of Summer

I can’t believe that Summer will soon be over and another season will be rushing in to take its place! Have no fear – there is still time to join us for a class during August.  In addition to returning favourites, we have two new classes. Marilyn Gardiner is bringing us a chainmaille necklace that is sure to garner lots of admiration. For Art Clay Silver enthusiasts, Jenn Jevons is teaching a focal pendant class that combines beads and metal clay. Also, if you’ve taken a class with Angela Peace and need a little extra help with a knot or …

Getting Ready for Shelley Nybakke’s classes

Right-Angle Weave (or, RAW) is a versatile bead stitching technique that can create organic and geometric shapes. The stitch is done most frequently with one needle following a figure-8 thread path. Rows are built upon rows and can be easily increased or decreased. All kinds of beads can be used in RAW and layers can also be built up to give dimension to bracelet and bangles. Shelley Nybakke has garnered a solid reputation as an artist creating bangles, bracelets and all kinds of jewellery using right-angle weave. In addition to finding her in various beading magazines including Beadwork and Bead …