2018 Summer Camp


ALTERED BOOK ART CAMP (a Re-cycled Art Project) - with MARSHA MATHESON, Artist & Art Educator

The Altered Book project involves the re-creating, re-purposing, re-cycling of discarded library books.  The re-cycled books are reinvented as personal art journals that incorporate various art materials and techniques. This project encourages freedom of expression through mixed media inspired "Altered Books".  


Each participant works differently with the art materials that they are provided.  They pull together their own ideas as they assemble their "Altered Books".  They will use mixed media collage techniques, incorporating: watercolors, chalk and oil pastels, felt, pencil crayons, decoupage, three dimensional items, found items and recycled magazines, fabric and trims. 


The Altered Books will also have an art history component,  Participants will be introduced to the life and artwork of a famous artist, and will create pages in their "Altered Books" to honor the artist. 


 Children ages 8 - 13
August 20 - August 24th
 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fee:  $295.00 - Includes materials
*A Registration form will be emailed to each participant for completion once electronic registration is received

Summer Camp will be held  in the basement gallery of The Refinery



2018 Spring Program


INSPIRED CREATIVE PRACTICE - with MICHELLE FLOWERS

This class will focus on the creative process rather than the final piece of art. The intention is to use creativity as a tool in our own self-care and to explore our potential for well-being when we are inspired to create without self-critical thought.

No art experience is required. Each class will explore various practices that aim to distract the mind from our busy lives, connecting us with our creative selves and finding inspiration in our own self-expression.

We will use paint, collage, drawing and poetry. This is not a 'how-to' class, but rather an opportunity to explore creativity through our own individual inspired practice.

4 TUESDAYS - April 10, 17, 24, and May 1st
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee is $85.00*
* Participants to provide their own journal or sketchbook. All other materials will be provided

Inspired Creative Practice will be held  in the basement Gallery of The Refinery

MINDFUL AGING: Embracing the Possibilities - with JENNIFER KEANE

Join in this exploration of opportunities and challenges that the transition of aging offers. Through mindfulness and other reflective practices, we will support each other in understanding and accepting the changes in our body, our relationships, our roles and identities, and our sense or sprituality. Let's embrace the possibilities of who we are now!

4 TUESDAYS - May 29, June 5, 12, 19th
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee is $135.00
All materials provided

Mindful Aging: Embracing the Possibilities will be held in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery

ZUMBA® with WENDY R.

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.
MONDAYS
 7-8pm
Session 1: Six weeks May 7 - June 18th
(No class May 21st)

WEDNESDAYS 
7-8pm
Session 2: Six weeks May 9 - June 13th
 
Class Fee: $48/session - $42/session when registering for both Session 1 & 2
(Drop-in rate is $10/class)
Zumba will be held  in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery
SEW with LINDA SEEMANN-KORTE

Linda Seemann-Korte has been sewing since childhood and is a well-loved sewing instructor at The Refinery.  With her years of experience and her love of teaching, we are so pleased to be able to offer a new series of Wednesday afternoon sessions, where we can gather and work on sewing projects of our choice, with Linda present to offer the very best advice and guidance.

We are offering 4 sessions at a time.  
We invite you to join Linda and others on a wonderful journey of sewing!

4 WEDNESDAYS - April 18 - May 9th
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Session Fee is $100.00*
*Please bring a sewing project of your choice, materials, and a sewing machine

Sewing will be held  in the basement Gallery of The Refinery



2018 Spring - Children's Program

** Online registration is not available for children's programming at this time.   
Please register by phone at (306) 653-3549, or in person at The Refinery office during 
office hours (Mon/Wed/Thur 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.)  


NATURE INSPIRED CREATIVITY Workshop Series for CHILDREN AGES 7 - 12

Share time with local authors, artists, and scientists - experience how our natural world inspires creativity. From earth to sky, connect the creative use of knowledge to authentic creative practices.

This workshop series has 6 unique class components designed to demonstrate the diverse influence our natural world has on our creative expression.

Fee: $30 per workshop, when registering for one or two workshops
             $25 per workshop, when registering for three or more workshops
 

WORKSHOP #1 - FIBRE PAINTING with CAROL CARTER, Fibre Artist

From sheep to art-ready fibres, learn how wool becomes a usable material. Create a fibre painting by wet-felting natural wool.

SATURDAY, April 28th
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


WORKSHOP #2 - ECO-PRINTING with DIANNE MURPHY, Fibre Artist (background in Biology and Zoology)
* THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL*

Try eco-printing using plants, flowers and leaves. Create eco-printed cards on watercolor paper...the results might surprise you!

SATURDAY, May 5th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WORKSHOP #3 - THE PLANETS - EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM - with DARYL JANZEN, Physicist
* 2 Spaces Available*

Did you know the word planet meant "wanderer" to ancient Greeks? By studying the wandering motions of the planets against the background stars people eventually came to understand gravity, and could then explain things like tides and seasons. This session will use creative activities to explore the planets of our solar system, the great distances separating them, and the motions that give them their name.

SATURDAY May 12th
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WORKSHOP #4 - EARTH PAINTS - with SANDY BONNY, Earth Scientist
* 1 Spaces Available*

The world beneath your feet is...colorful! Join an earth scientist to learn the science of soil pigments, how to extract them, and make an original art project.

SATURDAY May 26th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


WORKSHOP #5 - EVERYTHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BEES - with ELIZABETH BEKOLAY, Biologist
* 1 Space Available*

How many kinds of bees can you name? This fascinating journey into the secret lives of indigenous bees will help you name more. We will learn how we can help indigenous bees, and how helping them helps us. Each participant will learn about a specific bee species and plant indigenous plants.

SATURDAY, June 2nd
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WORKSHOP #6 - NEEDLE FELTED OWLS - with D. MURPHY, Fibre Artist (background in Biology and Zoology)
* THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL*

Owls are interesting and mysterious creatures and play a very important role in nature. Create your own needle felted owl. Needle felting is an ancient craft, which involves using barbed needles to sculpt natural wool fibres into shapes.

SUNDAY, June 3rd
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nature Inspired Creativity Workshops will be held in the basement Gallery of The Refinery - may include time spent 
outdoors