In Classroom-Berries and Leaves Brick Stitch Pendant

General In-Studio Class we outline Course outline: Discover how to add beads to a wire loop armature using brick stitch! In this class you’ll learn how to do brick stitch to create a statement pendant that you can design based on a theme. You can choose your own colourway and accent beads such as 4mm stones, leaves, and more. The class photo is a design suggestion; you are encouraged to add your own spin on the design. Type of class: This is a physical class in the metal studio. The class will be kept small (no more than 4 students). …

Celebrate National Craft Month with a Class

What is the difference between art and craft? The question isn’t new and has sparked debates for years.  Both are definitely within the realm of creativity! One possible answer is that craft is has a predictable outcome – such as the crafting of a chair or piece of jewellery. It provides a product that has a purpose and use. Art, on the other hand, is unpredictable, doesn’t have a specific use (such as a painting or sculpture) and is used to evoke thought and emotion. Of course, this is a very simplistic explanation and doesn’t cover those ‘in-between’ creative activities! …

Come out of winter hibernation with a class

Finally, the days are getting noticeably longer and I’m beginning to get more interested in ‘the outside’. Leave it to me to stay curled up with my beads! Classes have definitely kicked into full gear and early-February has some great opportunities including a new class with Ann Shewan; a new bead embroidery class with Anne Marie Desaulniers and a new wirework class with Lucie Lee. We are also thrilled to have Jen Rosen back with two wire classes that are perfect for ‘newbies’. As always we have lots of encore classes in case you missed them before now. Mark your …