Creative Arts Classes

 
 

Explore Creative Writing

This workshop-style course gives you a chance to try out several types of writing: articles, stories, poetry, drama, etc. The activities are designed for enjoyable participation and for the development of skills in writing dialogue, descriptions, about characters and settings. Instruction will also include tips on creating plots, choosing points of view and working with different structures. You will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and to discover your own creativity. Have fun finding out how to shape your story/poem/play and get it ready to send to a publisher. No Class Monday Sept 2, Oct 14, Nov 11

Instructor: Dianne Maguire

Mon Sep 16-Nov 25 7:00-9:00pm
238431 $161/9 sess

Meeting Room 2

Writing Children’s Books

The world of childrens books offers a wide spectrum of genres and subjects; from alphabet and picture books for young kids to non-fiction, adventure and mystery books for juvenile readers and issue-oriented novels for young adults. This one day workshop will introduce you to this wide spectrum of possibilities for your writing projects. The class will include idea generating activities as well as writing techniques, tips for working with an illustrator, and developing an ear for dialogue. Bring pen, paper and lunch and have fun exploring your own story ideas

Instructor: Dianne Maguire

Sat Nov 2 10:00am-4:00pm
238435 $69/Person

Meeting Room 1

Storytelling from Prompts

Do you love a good story? But you haven’t good idea that would start you writing one? Are you a writer who has run dry? This is the all-day workshop for you. Dianne Maguire brings a range of ideas and prompts to get you started telling interesting stories. This workshop covers finding suitable prompts, brainstorming the possibilities, and developing the plots for stories and novels. Only an ability to imagine, pen and paper or a laptop are required. Bringing your lunch for the midday break would be a good idea, too. By the end of the day, you will have several ideas you’ve started to form into stories, on the page or in your head.

Instructor: Dianne Maguire

Sat Oct 5 10:00am-4:00pm
238432 $69/Person

Meeting Room 1

Exposed Stitch Hand Bound Book NEW!

Learn traditional bookbinding techniques to stitch together a beautiful hand bound book. Using mat board, decorative papers, and acid-free paper, participants will measure, score, size paper, miter corners and bind the book’s pages and cover using a decorative stitch that will be visible at the spine. When the book is open, this unique method of binding allows the pages to lie flat. This binding technique is particularly suitable for those who write and sketch. Instructions are given on how to make traditional bookbinding paste that is archival and non-toxic, and on techniques to make bookbinding cloth. Please bring a metal ruler, utility knife, foam brush, pencil, and eraser to class. Also a bone folder and self-healing mat if you have them.

Instructor: Jo Ann Kronquist

Sat Oct 5 10:00am-4:00pm
238440 $69/Person

Barclay Room

Exploring Traditional Japanese Bookbinding NEW!

Learn traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques to create a beautiful hand bound book to display your photos, stories, poems, pressed flowers, or memorabilia. Using mat board, decorative papers, and acid-free paper, participants will measure, score, size paper, and miter corners to create a one-of-a-kind book bound with ribbon. Instructions are given on how to make traditional bookbinding paste that is both archival and non-toxic and on techniques to make bookbinding cloth. Please bring a metal ruler, utility knife, foam brush, pencil, and eraser to class. Also a bone folder and self-healing mat if you have them.

Instructor: Jo Ann Kronquist

Sat Oct 19 10:00am-4:00pm
238442 $69/Person

Barclay Room

Woven Codex Hand Bound Book NEW!

Participants will measure, size, cut, and fold acid-free paper, to create this one of- a-kind book. The Woven Codex book is unique in that the pages are woven together with ribbon or heavy weight paper creating a decorative band of colour at the spine. No thread or adhesives are required. Once completed, this book takes on a sculptural quality. Please bring a metal ruler, utility knife, pencil, and eraser to class. Also a bone folder and self-healing mat if you have them.

Instructor: Jo Ann Kronquist

Sat Nov 16 10:00am-4:00pm
238443 $69/Person

Barclay Room

Darkroom: Introduction to the basics

This six week course is designed to take students through the process of developing film and making traditional wet prints from negatives using black and white photographic materials. It is an introductory course, enabling the student to grasp the fundamentals of processing, chemicals, darkroom safety and enlarging. Over the six weeks you will develop two rolls of film, make a contact sheet and create quality silver gelatin prints. The course requires additional materials, which will cost between $50-$100. A list will be provided at the beginning of yourfirst class. You will also need to have a working film camera and an exposed roll of black and white film (excluding IlfordXP2) in either 35mm or 120 format for the first day of class. Please make sure to test the camera you are planning to use.

Instructor: Benjamin Poulton

Sat Sep 21-Oct 26 10:00am-1:00pm
237532 $255/6 sess
Sat Nov 2-Dec 7 10:00am-1:00pm
237534 $255/6 sess

Dark Room

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