Drama Classes and Creative Arts


Private Knitting or Crochet Lessons

Want to learn to knit or crochet, but no classes fit with your schedule? Want to take your skills to the next level? Bring your questions and all the materials you need to a private or semi-private knitting/crochet lesson. Materials not included. Time to be agreed upon with each student, contact the Community Centre for details.

Instructor: Astor Tsang

By appointment $49/1 sess/private
$39/1 sess/semi-private


Learn how to make beautiful origami models! Origami is one of the traditional Japanese Folk arts. Origami is a mentally stimulating activity. Please pre-register. All supplies are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Aiko Matsushiba

Sun Jan 26 2:30-4:30pm
257771 $16.50/1 sess
Activity Room

Arm Knitting Workshop

Join our workshop to learn the new and trending concept of Arm Knitting to make a ‘30 minute infinity scarf’ using only yarn and your two arms! You will have a complete project done by the end of the class. Materials and instruction are included in the fee.

Instructor: Karen Lam
Wed Jan 22 6:00-9:00pm
256149 $48/1 sess

Activity Room

Photography – Beginner

This interactive course is great for beginners looking to build skills in photography. Manto is a professional photographer in portraiture, nature, and sport (including the Olympics); he will teach you step by step photography basics, functions, and terminology with a hands-on approach. Bring your iPhone, Compact Camera, DSLR Camera etc. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Manto Nakamura

Thu Jan 9-Jan 23 7:00-9:00pm
256686 $88/3 sess
Activity Room

Photography – Intermediate

Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This intermediate level course will deal with more advanced digital SLR photography. The following topics will be covered: (1) using your digital SLR camera manually with confidence; (2) lighting skills with models and objects; (3) editing and advanced retouching techniques. Work will require a digital SLR or mirror-less camera. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Manto Nakamura

Thu Feb 6-Feb 20 7:00-9:00pm
256688 $88/3 sess
Activity Room

Art of the Journal

“I don’t have time to write…” “I don’t know what to write…” “I start journals and then abandon them…” If you can relate to some of these comments, join this fun and supportive 4 week class where you will: discover the different types of journaling, learn tools and techniques to prompt imagination, deepen creativity, keep track of your life, generate and collect ideas plan and envision your future, and even transform life into art. Let your journal become a therapist in a book, a trusted best friend, an idea generator, a memory keeper and more. Drop-in $25, space permitting.

Instructor: Lynna Goldhar Smith

Mon Jan 20-Feb 10 6:30-8:30pm
259272 $88/4 sess
Mon Feb 24-Mar 16 6:30-8:30pm
259273 $88/4 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Glass Mosaic Art

Glass mosaics are an art form which everyone can have success with. The creative possibilities are endless! This course will be comprised of 3 two-hour sessions. Each participant will leave with at least one finished mosaic. Session 1: Introduction to mosaics, designing/planning your mosaic. Session 2: Studio time to work on your piece. Session 3: Studio time to work on your piece; grouting and finishing! Topics covered will include: how to cut and shape pieces, laying techniques, adhesives, designing a mosaic, mixing and applying grout. Check out the page @corinnainfrance for more details. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Corinna Hanson

Thu Mar 5-Mar 19 6:30-8:30pm
256699 $175/3 sess
Arts and Crafts Room


Calligraphy and handwriting for all skill levels. Learn about pens, inks, paper, layout and illumination. Practice different letter styles including: Italics, Copperplate, Roundhand, and Gothic. Learn to write numerals, ampersands and capital letters. Class supply list: lined or graph paper, pen, HB pencil, and white eraser. During the first day, we will discuss specialized pens and other supplies and you will have the opportunity to try different pens, inks and papers. You will get information about suppliers and products for the next session where we will practice penmanship and layout. Sorry, no dropins permitted.

Instructor: Angel Strehlen

Sun Feb 2-Feb 9 1:00-5:00pm
257772 $85/2 sess
Activity Room

Embroidery Workshop NEW!

Get a handle on a half dozen basic stitches that will open the world of embroidery to you. Pick up a couple simple tips and tricks and let a new creative medium unfold under your hands. All supplies provided.

Instructor: Annelies Bertrand
Thu Feb 27 6:30-9:00pm
257859 $48/1 sess
Arts and Crafts Room


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