2021 Winter Program

Note to Participants:  With current Covid 19 retrictions in mind, our community programming has been modified to meet both the guidelines issued by the Provincial Government and the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon.  All workshops offered in our winter term 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 and/or face shields are required in our facilities and will be worn for the duration of each workshop.  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.

* If Covid restrictions prevent us from proceeding with a class on the date it is scheduled, participants will be notified by email and a full refund of registration fees will be provided to registrants.

ZUMBA® with WENDY R.  - Winter 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 Winter 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 


ROCK ART PAINTING with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - This class is full


Join Heidi Guenther in this Rock Art Painting workshop and create your own painted rocks.  First, you'll use acrylic paint to 'stain' the rocks, and then you will create your own designs using paint pens. Heidi will lead you step by step through the process and will have lots of samples to inspire you.  Each participant will choose two rocks to work on and will take home one paint marker.  Think of creative words that could form part of your project.

Tuesday, Feb 9
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $30 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Rock Art Painting will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

THE WRITE PATH with ALISON MONTGOMERY  - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants

Join Alison Montgomery and discover why you should indeed write.  Explore the idea of autobiographical and memoir writnig as ways of processing life experience and sharing your story.  Alison will lead you through the first steps - what to write about, where to start, and how to edit your own writing.

Bring any ideas and/or previous writing that you would like some editing suggestions or feedback on.

Wednesday, Feb 10
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $45 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

The Write Path will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

BIBLE ART JOURNALING with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants 

Have you ever wanted to try Bible Art Journaling but didn't know where to start?  This workshop project along with Heidi's journaling Bibles are sure to inspire you!

You will learn the basics to get you started.  This workshop will focus on multi-media journaling incorporating:  watercolor, paper, washi tape, crayon, stencils, stickers and a journaling marker.  You can follow Heidi's design sample or create your own unique designs.  You are invited to bring your own Bible to work in or you will work on a mixed media paper which you can safely insert into your Bible.

You will take home your class project and a mini kit which will include some paper, ribbon, a few washi tape samples, a sticker sheet designed by Heidi for class use and a black journaling marker to allow you to continue to Bible journal at home.

Tuesday, Feb 23
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Bible Art Journaling will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
INSPIRATIONAL ART JOURNALING with HEIDI GUENTHER  - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - This class is full

     

Join Heidi Guenther in this fun watercolor based mixed media art journaling workshop.

Do you like the idea of combining art with the written word?  In this beginner-friendly workshop you will create a very unique journal - where individual art pages are added in a single sheet stacked format.  You will first create your journal, then you'll have fun working on the first page with watercolor, stencils and a black marker.  You can journal whatever is meaningful to you, but for this workshop we'll focus on encouraging ourselves with positive quotes and phrases.  You'll lean ideas for future journal pages which can be added in at any time - simple tips that have a big impact on the page.

You will leave the workshop with something special, that you can continue to work on and enjoy at home.

Tuesday, Mar 2
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Inspirational Art Journaling will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS with ALISON MONTGOMERY  - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants -  Cancelled

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, Mar 3
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

CARDS PRINTED WITH FOAM PLATES with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - This class is full 


Foam plate monoprinting is addictive in the best of ways.  Join Heidi Guenther to learn how to elevate this technique to create gorgeous, eye-catching cards.  Using acrylic paint you'll print at least 5 cards on thick black cardstock and will print on the envelopes too.  Time permitting, you can embellish with embossed alphabet stamps, making your card more textured and more intereting.

Tuesday, Mar 16
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Cards Printed with Foam Plates 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 - 3 spaces left
     

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, Mar 24
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
PLAYING WITH POETIC FORM with KATHERINE LAWRENCE Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - 4 spaces left

Let's break lines, delete phrases, swap words, compress, expand, and run with white space.

Join poet Katherine Lawrence for a hands-on workshop designed for emerging and established writers who wish to explore the varied forms of poetry.

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

Wednesday, Mar 31
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Playing with Poetic Form will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery