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  WINTER 2022

  • All registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. You may mail or e-mail your registrations. Your place will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

  • In the event that we reach our class maximum on the first day of registration, all names will be put into a hat and drawn randomly.

  • We have estimated the costs on the basis of a minimum number or students per class. We reserve the right to cancel any class that has insufficient numbers.

  • Except in the case of a class cancellation, your fee cannot be refunded, as workshops will all be recorded.

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


Payments can be made by:

- E-transfer to

- Cheque (NO post-dated cheques. Please provide a separate payment for each workshop. Cheques will be deposited the week prior to the workshop)

Download the Winter 2024 brochure here

Super Saturday- Affirmation Purse
with Sally Towers-Sybblis

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 am-4:00 pm 

Instructor: Sally Towers-Sybblis

Where: Knights of Columbus

5579 47 Street, Red Deer

Cost: Members $60

Non-Members $75


Registration includes catered lunch.

Show appreciation and adoration for yourself or your bestie in the "Affirmation Purse Book Class"! This fun little accordion book project is sure to make you smile and spark the whimsy in you! Use acrylics and paper to design a painted book cover. Inside, use watercolour paint and markers to fill it with affirmation words and phrases along with delightful imagery. The book is an accordion pleated book that can stay closed or be hung on a wall for display. In addition to learning how to make an accordion book, you will learn an informal hand drawn alphabet designed by Sally and a scripty alphabet inspired by lettering artist Lisa Engelbrect.

Lunch included.

Please see brochure for required materials.

Love Letters: Folded Treasure, Elegant Lettering and Yummy Colors, Oh My!
With Corinne (and Lily!) Anderton


Saturday, February 10, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor:  Corinne (and Lily) Anderton

Where: Moose Hall 140 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer County

Cost: Members $50

Non-Members $65

February is Lovey-Dovey Month, so let's spend a Saturday doing what we all love most: playing with paper, colors, inks and paints!

In this workshop, we will create colorful folded booklets which we will then fill with a variety of novel inserts, including love letters in a fun, user-friendly elegant script.

Please see brochure for supply list

Weaving Words
with Maria Soria


Wednesdays, March 6, 13, and 20, 2024

6 pm- 8 pm 

*recordings will be available

Where: Via Zoom (recording will be available)

Instructor:  Marina Soria

Cost: Members $60

          Non-members $75

Inspired in the words of famous Argentine historian, Ruth Corcuera, Marina created this course. "Thousands of years ago, when only the voice recorded small and big events or everyday life, women would cover their newborn child in a wrap. In this we see a space created between the mother's womb and the world outside. We believe textiles were born from such gestures within the realm of feelings and from a women's view: to protect, to give warmth and to sustain life. In time, textile art will be the means to tell us through colors and designs that the world can be read through symbols, as in a written text. In the great American cultures these symbols were a kind of lingua franca and textiles a major art with many roles among them to express that where words did not suffice."

This didn't happen only in great American cultures but all around the world in all civilizations. Inspired in traditional textiles we will try to rescue their weaving technique, designs, graphics, motifs and color palettes. We will search for the color scheme, predominant & complimentary colors and accents. Study their designs, the character of line and drawings, the texture and pattern in order to mingle and blend calligraphy with the textile arts. With this knowledge we will design alphabets that will resemble our textiles. It's Marina's intention to share with you her own experimentation and findings and hope you will find new solutions to your calligraphic compositions from this new perspective. We will add stitches and even make books with the use of the sewing machine.

So let's start weaving!

See brochure for supply list.

The Art of Journalling: A Travel/Art Journal
with Violet Smythe


Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 2024

10 am- 12 pm MST via Zoom

Recording will be available if you are unable to attend live

Cost: Members $55

          Non-members $70

Where: Zoom

Instructor:  Violet Smythe

Enhance your daily life and/or travel experiences by learning how to keep an art or travel journal. Relive the moments, treasure the images and memories for a lifetime. We will take an imaginary journey and in the process, create a meaningful art-inspired travel journal. This is a perfect opportunity for you to experiment, explore, create and develop a unique travel journal of your own. You will create a variety of pages incorporating various techniques while using just a few art supplies and you'd find in your travel kit.

Some monoline lettering and figure doodles are also covered int he workshop.  All levels are welcome.  No experience necessary.

See brochure for supply list.

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