Come join the Quilters and learn how to quilt or pick up an old hobby. The company is great and the cost is Free for Members and $2.00 for non members. The experience is priceless!
Tuesday Drop In offers a place to meet and work on your projects Bring your knitting, sewing, painting, bullet journals. The list is endless.
Wednesday Drop In offers a place to meet and work on your projects Bring your knitting, sewing, painting, bullet journals. The list is endless.
The group is a confidential , safe place to explore your creative writing goals with other supportive, like minded individuals. This is currently an open group.
They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7 - 9 pm.
There is no fee for the group with an annual membership in the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre.
$30 Seniors (over 65)
$5 Youth (under 18)
$100 Founding Members
The monthly book club meets on the 4th Monday of the month from 7 - 9 pm with a break for June, July & August. This is currently an open group.
For more information contact:
Book Club membership will be free with ACAC membership. Non Members $5 per session
Annual membership in the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre.
$30 Seniors (over 65)
$5 Youth (under 18)
$100 Founding Members
Learn to draw and paint a still life painting with a contemporary twist using acrylics. Christine Pettit will inspire you to reach brand new heights! You don't need any experience painting or drawing, come to the class and learn a new technique.
To register: Go to www.ailsacraigartscentre.com and click on Upcoming Classes
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2019
Members: $200, Non Members: $225
Student Supplies: Sketchbook, pencils, medium sized canvas, paints, brushes, oil pastel crayons (If you have them).
Please note this class must be paid by the registration deadline. Payment can be made on the website with a credit card, mail a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0, or drop in the Arts Centre on Tuesday from 1 - 3, our summer hours. If there are not enough students to run this class, it may be cancelled, so please hold off purchasing any supplies until the class is confirmed by email, just after September 21st.
Christine Pettit's Bio: Christine is a contemporary painter known mainly for her large scale landscapes. Having grown up in Southwestern Ontario, she eventually moved to British Columbia where a desire to express her love for the natural world spilled over onto the canvas.
Christine is a trained Interior Designer and has taken classes at the Emily Carr School for the Arts.
There is a new session of Meditation beginning on October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm. There are 8 sessions.
Register at www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca
ACAC Members: $15 Non members $20 Drop In $2
Everyone is welome.
Peter Piasecki is an enthusiastic lifelong practitioner of meditation. He was introduced to Zen Buddhist Meditation in the 1970’s while living in Poland. In the 1980’s he met a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and followed these teachings for over 20 years. Peter started teaching meditation in the 1990’s in Edmonton, AB. He found the Tibetan teachings, personally, very useful but felt the methods might feel foreign to novice Western meditation practitioners. He felt an inner pull to search for methods that would be simple, non-denominational, not mixed within a cultural context and that any person would find easily accessible. After moving to Calgary, AB and opening a yoga studio he continued teaching and practicing meditation while his search for a simple direct method continued. In 2015 he attended his first 10 day silent Vipassana Retreat in Ontario. He continues to practice Vipassana meditation.
Peter compares meditation to a ‘gym for the mind’. In his classes he offers tools to work with the mind and to help the practitioner establish positive and solid meditation practice. There is no dogma or specific beliefs linked to his approach. Participants are encouraged to try the tools, evaluate their experience and choose what is useful and working for them.
It's that spooky time of year again, and to help you decorate your haunted house, the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre is sponsoring a family pumpkin carving day! Pumpkin cleaning and carving tools, patterns for carving will be provided, as will hot cider and popcorn! Bring your own pumpkin or buy one there!
Registration is not needed. Just come out to the Nairn Optimist Park on October 20 from 1 - 4. There is no cost for this family friendly event!
You can make 3 - 4 wire wrapped glass ornaments in this workshop. Materials are supplied, but if you have a favourite bead you would like to incorporate in your ornament, bring it along. Donna and Melissa Schyff have been working with glass for more than 30 years. They will explain the process of preparing the glass and you will have hands on instruction on wrapping with wire. This was a very popular class last year, and we hope you can join us this year!
Cost: Members - $35, Non Members - $40
To Register: Go to www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca and click on Upcoming Classes. You can pay on the registration page, or send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0, noting the class you are registered for.
Arm knit this easy, decorative Christmas wreath for the holiday season. This is a beginner level workshop. Any participant can sign up and with no prior knitting experience learn to make their own arm knitted Chirstmas wreaths in 90 minutes or so. Instructor will bring all materials, including yarn in a wide variety of colours, as well as take home sets of instructions in order for students to continue their crafting on their own time.
This is an excellent class for anyone - teens, tweens and adults, so come out and learn a new craft!
Register on this website using a credit card, mail a cheque to the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0, or drop a cheque off at the Arts Centre Monday - Wednesdays, 1 - 4.
Registration must be paid by November 7, 2019.
Cost: Members - $25, Non members $40
Material Fee: $25 and includes all yarn, floral form, beads, ribbons or holly sprig to decorate and take home instructions. The material fee is payable to the instructor on the night of the class.
Join Lynn Haygarth, an award winning artist, to create artist a magical winter scene in watercolours. Lynn will provide instruction on mixing watercolour paints to create interesting colours and how to create snow on the ground and on trees. The Cardinals are an added bonus!
Lynn teaches watercolour, watercolour batik, acrylic, mixed media, line and wash and wool felting. Classes are designed so the absolute beginner can learn many techniques and go home with a finished, well crafted work of art.
Lynn will supply all watercolour paints and paper.
Students should bring watercolour brushes in a variety of sizes, water container, paper towel, palette knife (optional) and a paint tray or plastic lid for paints.
To Register: Go to www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca and click on Upcoming Classes.
Members: $50 + HST, Non Members $65 + HST
Please Note: Classes must be paid for by November 9th, or you will not be considered registered. You can pay on the website, send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre PO Box 132, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0 or drop a cheque off at the Arts Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdays between 1 - 4, the days and time the ACAC is open in the fall.
We need a minimum of 5 students for the class to go forward, so consider delaying any supply purchases until you receive notification that the class will go forward.
Just 3 classes. Members $60 & Non Members $70
During this class, you will learn the “Magic Loop” method to knit top down, ankle length socks.
“Magic Loop” knitting uses just 1 extra long circular needle to knit any small circumference item and is perfectly suited for sock knitting, sleeve knitting, mittens and hats.
Over the course of 3 weeks, we will cover every part of sock knitting - The Cast On, Ribbed Cuff, Heel
Flap, How to Turn the Heel using “short rows”, Gusset, Decrease Rounds, Knitting the Foot, Toe Shaping and Grafting the Toe (Kitchener Stitch), all using the “Magic Loop” method.
The pattern (Ladies Medium) for the class project is included in the price of the class.
Class 1 = 2 hrs
Class 2 = 2.5 hrs
Class 3 = 2 hrs
Total Class Time: 6.5 Hours
Maximum Students: 6
Minimum Students: 4
Experience Level: Students should be comfortable with circular knitting and basic stitches. Previous sock knitting is helpful but not mandatory.
Class Registration to be closed November 20, 2019 and payment must be received by that date. You can pay online or mail a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON, N0M 1A0
Essential Oils for the Holiday Season!
The holiday season should be a time of joy, peace, happiness, great memories and friendship, but for many... they find it more work, stressful, and it create's anxiety to many as we prepare for the hustle and bustle of the season, trying to have everything beautiful and perfect in preparation for the season and family events!
I have a treat for you...
Just Bring yourself... and come on out and enjoy a 2 hour Inspiring DIY workshop, where you can relax and learn how to pamper yourself, and see how easy it is to manage and balance your life, during the holiday and winter season and how taking care of yourself first, is the most important gift you can give to yourself and others this season.
You will be able to Make and Take home with you - 3 Simple DIY Essential Oil Solutions and a Workshop brochure.
There will be a recipe selection of - 2 oz glass Sprays, samples of Diffuser blends, 4 oz glass Body Scrubs, 8 oz glass Bath Salts and 5ml roller bottle Holiday Helper blends. .
The class fee includes 3 items to make from the above, and if you would like to make more...there will be an additional $5-7 fee for each, which you can bring to the class with you.
To Register: Go to www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca
Members: $40 + HST; Non Members $50 + HST
Class must be paid for by November 23rd. Payment can be made on the website, send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 132, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0 or drop off a cheque to the Arts Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wedensday from 1 - 4.
Join Lynn Haygarth in this introductory needle felting to create a gorgeous felted landscape wall hanging, like the landscape in the photo. Lynn will provide all materials including the felted background which you will use like a canvas, then use roving's to include details, such as sheep, fences, flowers, trees tec. Embroidery stitches can also be added. This is a beginner class, so no experience is needed in this technique. Learn how to use wool rovings and a needle felter to paint a woolen landscape!
The class must be paid two weeks prior to the date of the class. You can register here with a credit card, send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON 0M 1A0 or drop a cheque off at the Arts Centre, 160D Main Street between 1 and 4 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. You can cancel your registration up to 14 days prior to the class. A $5 administration fee will be applied to all cancellations. If the class is cancelled by the Arts Centre, you will receive a full refund.
Members: $70 + HST; Non Members $85 + HST
David Fitzsimmons of Miiru Trading invites you to join him in a creative workshop using imported Batiks. He will provide instruction on how creating a table runner and placemat, with full written instructions.
You will leave with an 18 to 24 inch wide by 44 inches long table runner, and either 6 14 x 18 or 8 13 x 17 placemats.
There is a choice of two kits for this class.
Kit # 1 - $40.00. Includes 2 M Batik panel and take home instructions. With this kit the student should bring a sewing machine, 2M of backing, 2M of batting and 0.5 M binding fabric.
Kit 2 - $80.00. Includes the Batik panes, take home instructions, 2M of backing, 2M of batting and 0.5M of binding fabric.
Kits are payable on the day of the class to the instructor.
All students must bring a sewing machine.
To Register: Go to www.ailsacraigartscentre.ca and click on Upcoming Classes
Members: $40 + HST; Non Members $55 + HST
Please note: Students must pay for their class by January 11, 2020. Payment can be made on the website, send a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 132, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0, or drop off payment at the Arts Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 1 - 4.
Please note: Consider holding off on purchasing supplies until you get confirmation that the class is going forward, which will occur soon after January 11, 2020.
Every woman has a life story that can be defined as a complex tapestry woven from the textures of experience and the colours of change. Sharing time with other women in a safe and supportive space, gather ideas and techniques through writings, poetry and stories. As a knitter, stretch your imagination and experience a unique artistic process in the creation of a beautiful wearable art shawl – a “wisdom wrap” . Without the confines of a pattern, use different sized needles, strips of favourite fabrics, natural and synthetic yarns, feathers, fur, shells, stones, jewellery, and other meaningful materials in an exploration of the creative process through the use of colour, texture and story. Discover and rediscover your innate creativity through ongoing freedom to ‘be with’ varying fibres, textures, colours and stitches. Trust your imagination and be inspired by the natural surroundings, through the use of story and music, and by the reality of endless possibilities. Instruction is suitable if you can knit, purl and cast on stitches. You do not need to be able to read patterns.
Students need to bring: knitting needles, ideally circular size at least 6.5mm..the larger the needle the faster the project. A selection of yarns ,varied textures ,tones, weights (partial balls encouraged)with an idea of what main background colour will be. Bring any fabrics from special keepsakes, jewelry that has an important history or other meaningful material.
Register on this website. Payment must be made by February 22, 2020. You can pay with a credit card on the website, mail a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 312, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0, or drop a cheque off at the Arts Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday from 1 - 4. You can cancel your registration before February 22. A $5.00 administration fee will be deducted from your refund. If the class is cancelled by the Arts Centre, no administration fee will be deducted from your registration fee.
Members: $125 + HST; Non Members $150 + HST.
Ardath Finnbogason-Hill's Biography: I have been a fibre artist for many years and sell my work in a variety of venues. In my many years of experiencing Women’s Wisdom in workshops focused on the Creative Process, I never cease to be amazed by the beautiful energy which flows from Voice to voice, hand to hand. My own discovery of innate creativity began in the Caribbean where I lived for 2 years. Beautiful years. There was an awakening to colour, vibrancy individualism and authentic Be-ing in the moment
Stitch a beautiful penny quilt with Lynda Watson, London Embroiders Guild member and instructor. Lynda has been stitching for many years and is eager to share her knowledge with others.
Lynda will provide a kit that has all the materials needed, which includes an 8 x 10 piece of felted wool to use as background, felted wool pieces in a variety of colours, Penny Quilt patterns, and everything else you will need.
Students should bring threads (embroidery, pearl cotton, very light weight wool etc) and needles.
Register on this website today!
Members: $60 + HST; Non Members: $80 + HST
Kit: $12.00 payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Payment must be made 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the class, April 1, 2020, or you will not be considered registered. You can pay with a credit card on this website, mail a cheque to Ailsa Craig Arts Centre, PO Box 132, Ailsa Craig ON N0M 1A0 or drop off a cheque to the Arts Centre on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 1 and 4.