Throughout the year, we host a variety of workshops that inspire and encourage people to explore their own creativity. The workshops are fun, informative and educational.

Workshops are currently available in the following subjects.

If you would like to teach a workshop at the Chapel Gallery, please download the Call for Interest.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be issued should Muskoka Arts & Crafts cancel a workshop.
No refunds will be issued to students who cancel after the registration deadline has passed.

 
Introduction to Digital SLR Photography 
Instructor: Andy Zeltkalns
Date: September 19, 26 & October 3
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate 
Cost: Members - $113 ($100 + $13 HST). Non-Members - $135.60 ($120 + $15.60 HST)
Material List: Available upon registration
Deadline to Register: September 5

Learn how to get the most out of your Digital SLR camera. With this 6 hour course spread over three evenings, you will learn how to maximize the potential of your camera and become a better photographer.

 

This course will cover:

  • Camera set-up

  • Digital basics (resolution, picture file formats, colour)

  • Understanding exposure

  • How to combine shutter speed and aperture to capture motion and manipulate depth of field

  • Lenses and how to use them effectively

  • Basic flash photography

  • Accessories for your camera and camera care

  • Field tips and techniques for nature and landscape photography

  • Composition

  • Lighting

Session 2 and 3 will include some hands-on activities designed to improve your photography skills. The course will also include a booklet that summarizes all the information covered.

Andy Zeltkalns, a member of Muskoka Arts and Crafts, is an avid nature and landscape photographer who has been involved in photography for over 40years. As a freelance photographer he has been published in a variety of magazines such as, Unique Muskoka, Dockside, Canadian Geographic, Canoeroots, and Sports Illustrated

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Introduction to Nuno Felting
Instructor:
Elena Pozdeeva
Date:
Saturday, October 20
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: Members - $
67.85 ($60 +  $7.85 HST). Non-Members - $81.36 ($72 + $9.36 HST)
Material Fee:
$20 (payable to instructor on day of workshop)
Deadline to Register:
October 12

During this course, the student will make his or her own scarf. They will learn how to work with wool and exotic fibres, how to create images and different effects, what the process of felting is, how the silk blends with the wool and how the silk base frames the layers. Every student will create a personal image and colour story and will leave with his or her own scarf.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Fabricated Forests
Instructor:
Amy Bagshaw
Date:
Saturday, September 29
Time: 1pm4pm
Location: Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: Members -
$45.20 ($40 +  $5.20 HST). Non-Members - $54.24 ($48 + $6.24 HST)
Material Fee:
$30 (payable to instructor on day of workshop)
Material List: Provided upon registration
Deadline to Register:
September 12

Create an abstract landscape art using yarn and fibre art techniques. You will spend the three hour workshop envisioning and creating structural fabricated forest scenes. Wrapping, hand weaving, painting and sewing can all be utilized to articulate the feeling of being deep in the woods.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Layering the Scene- Landscapes Translated in to Fabric
Instructor:
Jane Selbie
Date:
Friday, October 19
Time: 10am-3:30pm
Location: Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner 
Cost: Members -
$94.92 ($84 +  $10.92 HST). Non-Members - $113.90 ($100.80 + $13.10 HST)
Material Fee:
$15 (payable to instructor on day of workshop)
Material List: Provided upon registration
Deadline to Register:
October 5

Your chosen landscape photo image will be the inspiration for a picture using the Fabric Layering technique.  From the mechanics of planning your layout, decisions related to fabric selection for background, mid-ground, and foreground interest, you will learn and use the skills to make eye-pleasing translations. You will also learn the fundamentals of the fabric layering technique, ways to crop the subject, planning placement, inclusion of essential detail and elimination of unnecessary detail. You will acquire knowledge on how to choose colours to achieve depth and vibrant or strong foreground attention. You will receive advice and hints on cutting, fabric issues, finishing & framing and collecting inspirational materials for future projects.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Discover Your Inner Creativity Through Alcohol Ink
Instructor: Sue Tait
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate 
Cost: Members - $50.85 ($45 + $5.85 HST). Non-Members - $61.02 ($54 + $7.02 HST)
Material Fee: $10 (payable to the instructor on day of workshop-exact change only please)
Deadline to Register: Friday, October 12

Discover the creative properties of alcohol ink, colour theory and the meditative qualities of this medium. In this workshop, students will work with alcohol ink and develop a deeper understanding of the inks by creating two 5"x7" landscapes on Yupo paper and two tiles or glass pieces. Students will receive an 8"x 10" matt for framing one of the two pictures they create. This workshop is for beginners to intermediate students.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Learn Painting Fundamentals & Picture Building Strategies (Through Winter Light & Shadow) 
Instructor: Chris Crosgrey
Date: Friday, November 9 - Saturday, November 10
Time: 9:30am4pm
Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: All levels 
Cost: Members - $226 ($200 + $26 HST). Non-Members - $271.20 ($240 + $31.20 HST)
Material List: Available upon registration
Deadline to Register: November 2

This workshop equips you with a sensible two-step approach for any subject done in oil or acrylic, by first having you build a solid “underpainting” foundation upon which to apply colour. The under-painting resolves issues strictly of drawing, composition and “value”- clearly enough to struggle with all at one time! With these “structural” components settled and in place, the under-painting serves as a “blueprint” or template whereby the painter is now free to focus entirely on colour (and perhaps brushwork and edges). Here basic colour harmony strategies and paint application techniques (scumbling, wet in wet etc..) will be demonstrated. Participants work on a winter landscape exercise because winter (with light and shadow patterns) simplifies by reducing detail and can thereby teach us to see all painting subjects properly: as a small number of big pieces or main values.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Encaustic Painting 
Instructor: Pat Whittle
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate 
Cost: Members - $79.10 (70 + $9.10 HST). Non-Members - $96.05 ($85 + $11.052 HST)
Material Fee: $30 (payable to the instructor on day of workshop-exact change only please)
Deadline to Register: Friday, February 8, 2019

In this five-hour workshop, students will complete three pieces. Encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface usually prepared wood. The students will start with sealing the wood panels, making and colouring the encaustic medium and applying it to the wood.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

Discover Your Inner Creativity Through Alcohol Ink
Instructor: Sue Tait
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King Street, Bracebridge
Experience: Beginner to Intermediate 
Cost: Members - $50.85 (45 + $5.85 HST). Non-Members - $61.02 ($54 + $7.02 HST)
Material Fee: $10 (payable to the instructor on day of workshop-exact change only please)
Deadline to Register: Friday, April 26, 2019

Discover the creative properties of alcohol ink, colour theory and the meditative qualities of this medium. In this workshop, students will work with alcohol ink and develop a deeper understanding of the inks by creating two 5"x7" landscapes on Yupo paper and two tiles or glass pieces. Students will receive an 8"x 10" matt for framing one of the two pictures they create. This workshop is for beginners to intermediate students.

To register contact Muskoka Arts & Crafts at 705-645-5501 or info@muskokaartsandcrafts.com

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