2020 Fall Program

Note to Participants:  Due to current Covid 19 retrictions, our community programming has been modified to meet both the guidelines issued by the Provincial Government and the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon.  All workshops this fall will be half size classes with a maximum of 6 particpiants per workshop.  Individual work spaces will be distanced appropriately with no shared materials.  Masks will be required when entering, exiting, and moving throughout our facility.  With work stations being appropriately distanced, masks are not required while seated at work stations, but are welcome.  A measured re-opening of our facilities will continue to be guided by our ongoing concern for the safety and well-being of all who enter our buildings.  We look forward to sharing a safe and creative space.

ZUMBA® with WENDY R.  - Fall Classes Suspended

Bring your body and mind together in the rhythm of life.  Zumba® is a dance-based fitness program that uses Latin and World music. Slow and fast rhythms help to tone the body and at the same time provide interval training that can boost aerobic fitness. Experience the joy of movement with Wendy, a licensed Zumba® instructor with a long background in dance-based activities.


DANCE WELL WITH RUSTY with RUSTY DIXSON Fall Classes Suspended

Dance Well with Rusty is a dance-like wellness workout incorporating simple dance moves, strengthening using bands and body weight, ending with relaxation and stretches. Rusty will lead you in energizing movements to the beat of World Music in a fun nonjudgemental atmosphere. The class is low impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and wear clean runners or dance shoes for this session.


WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS with ALISON MONTGOMERY  - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - This session is full

Join watercolor artist, Alison Montgomery, to create a beautiful set of watercolor postcards of your own design.  Using personal images or photos as inspiration, you will create unique postcards that can be mailed to family and friends, or kept for yourself.  Alison will share her passion for watercolor painting making this workshop a fun and creative space for all.

Feeling connected with people is particularly important at this time.  Imagine the surprise in finding a greeting in your mailbox written on a personal piece of art!

Wednesday, Oct 7
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $45 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Watercolor Postcards will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS with ALISON MONTGOMERY  - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - 2 spaces available

Join watercolor artist, Alison Montgomery, to create a beautiful set of watercolor postcards of your own design.  Using personal images or photos as inspiration, you will create unique postcards that can be mailed to family and friends, or kept for yourself.  Alison will share her passion for watercolor painting making this workshop a fun and creative space for all.

Feeling connected with people is particularly important at this time.  Imagine the surprise in finding a greeting in your mailbox written on a personal piece of art!

Wednesday, Oct 28
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $45 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Watercolor Postcards will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
WANT TO WRITE?: Let's Talk About the Tricks of Memory with KATHERINE LAWRENCE Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants  1 space available

Why does a vivid memory shift when it moves from the mind to the page?  How do we make sure that a written memory remains full of color once it lands?  Why do memories sometimes fall flat in a line of text and what's the fix?  This workshop is for emerging writers in search of motivation and invigorating discussion.

Workshop led by Katherine Lawrence - established poet, young adult novelist, and former writer-in-residence at Saskatoon Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct 14
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Want to Write? will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
MANDALAS FOR RELAXATION AND HEALING with JEAN EPP-GAUTHIER Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants -  This session is full

Join Jean Epp-Gauthier on a contemplative journey and discover the beauty of mandalas.  A piece of paper with a circle on it and an assortment of colored pastels is all you need to begin an incredible adventure into the world of personal mandalas.

The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "magic circle".  Mandalas in many forms have existed since ancient times, but in its simplest form, it refers to a circle.  Why has the mandala endured all this time across cultures?  Why does it remain such a powerful symbol?

In this workshop, we will learn to see the mandala as a tool for gaining greater self-awareness, healing and relaxation.  Come and explore your non-verbal, innate language in a calm and non-judgemental atmosphere.

Wednesday, Nov 4
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop


Mandalas for Relaxation and Healing will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
NATURE THEMED TWIG JOURNAL with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants  - This session is full

Join Heidi Guenther to create a handmade nature themed twig journal.  Paticipants will receive an utterly unique kit to work with, complete with instructions and ideas.  In this workshop you will use the items in your kit to create a journal that binds twigs for a spine.  Your journal will incorporate a mix of papers (watercolor paper, scrapbook paper, doilies, vintage, art pages, tags and shapes, etc.) finished with a ribbon bookmark.

Handmade journals are fun to use and make wonderful gifts.

Tuesday, Nov 17
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Nature Themed Twig Journal will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

NATURE THEMED TWIG JOURNAL with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants  - 2 spaces available

Join Heidi Guenther to create a handmade nature themed twig journal.  Paticipants will receive an utterly unique kit to work with, complete with instructions and ideas.  In this workshop you will use the items in your kit to create a journal that binds twigs for a spine.  Your journal will incorporate a mix of papers (watercolor paper, scrapbook paper, doilies, vintage, art pages, tags and shapes, etc.) finished with a ribbon bookmark.

Handmade journals are fun to use and make wonderful gifts.

Tuesday, Oct 20
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Nature Themed Twig Journal will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

MIXED MEDIA CANVAS with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants  - 3 spaces available

Join Heidi Guenther to work with the wonderful layers of mixed media.  Using a variety of collage papers, stencils and acrylic paint, you will create a beautiful mixed media painting on canvas.  Heidi will lead you step by step through the project.  You can follow her design sample or let your imagination go and create your own unique design.

Tuesday, November 24
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Mixed Media Canvas will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery