2021 Spring 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.  - Spring Classes Suspended
DANCE WELL WITH RUSTY with RUSTY DIXSON Spring Classes Suspended


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 or images that could form part of your project.

Tuesday, April 13th
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

CELEBRATING WOMEN Artist Talk and Creative Expression Workshop with LARISA SEMBALIUK CHELADYN  - Maximum 15 participants - Cancelled

This virtual workshop will be delivered via ZOOM


Celebrating Women is a past project of the National Council of Women of Canada and was a national touring exhibition honoring the passion, pride and perserverance of Canadian Women.  Twenty-five paintings by Canadian Artist Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn were featured in this incredible exhibition.

Join us in a special creative workshop session designed to celebrate this wonderful exhibition and share time with the artist involved.

Part 1:  Artist Talk - 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

We are excited to welcome acclaimed Candian Artist Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn to discuss all of the images of the Celebrating Women collection and the source of inspiration for each work.

Part 2:  Creative Expression Workshop - 1:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Following the artist talk, Larisa will guide participants through a creative expression process using an art medium of their choosing to create a reflection inspired by a woman they wish to celebrate personally.  Participants will choose an art medium that they feel most comfortable with and are asked to have all materials available and ready to use.  Participants are encouraged to gather inspirational materials that relate to a woman who has been an influence (i.e. photos, letters, piece of clothing or other objects).  These items can form part of your work or serve as an inspiration.

Note:  The book referenced in the Celebrating Women workshop is available for purchase:  https://artbylarisa.com/product/celebrating-women-book/

Saturday, April 17th
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshop Fee:  $40  *materials will be provided by each participant since this workshop will be delivered virtually via ZOOM


ART JOURNALING with WILNA FURSTENBERG Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - This class is full


Enjoy this rare in-person learning opportunity with Wilna Furstenberg.  Wilna will lead us in  creating a beautiful art journaling page, offering tips and guidance throughout the project.  Her talent and graceful creative spirit is quite contagious...you will leave this workshop full of renewed creative energy!

Wilna Furstenberg is a fine-arts painter and renowned scrapbook and digital desinger who has spent years applying her background in fine arts to cultivating her creative passions.  She is internationally known as a popoular workshop facilitator and online teacher.  Find Wilna at www.wilnafurstenberg.com or www.iheartstudio.ca

Sunday, April 18th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

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


SCRIBING SLATE with SANDY BONNY - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants 


Join Sandy Bonny to explore the folk art tradition of "light carving" or scribing slate tablets.

Working from provided designs, or an image or idea you bring along, this session will cover methods to transfer a pattern to stone and inscribe a lasting traditional art piece for your mantle, kitchen or garden.

RESCHEDULED - New Workshop Date:  Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Scribing Slate will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

MIXED MEDIA MINI'S with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants This class is full

         

Join Heidi Guenther for an evening of playing with mixed media techniques to create small pieces of art.  Small art pieces are fun to make and can be used in a variety of ways - they can form part of other art processes like art journaling, be attached to blank greeting cards, used as tags, or displayed in a frame.

During this workshop we'll create mixed media mini's using collage, acrylic paint, Stabilo marks-all-pencils, napkins and more, to use on four greeting cards and one that will be displayed in a frame.

Play with mixed media in bite sized pieces - it is sure to be fun!

Tuesday, May 4th
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Mixed Media Mini's will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery


THE JOURNEY OF LOSS with DIANNE SHANNON - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants This class is full


Loss takes many forms and the experience of grief is an individual process.  This four-session workshop is based on Alan D. Wolfelt's Ten Essential Touchstones and offers creative activities that facilitate expressing and processing grief along the journey of loss.

Dianne Shannon is a registered Art Therapist with a private practice and is an artist.  https://dianneshannonarttherapy.ca

4 Mondays - May 10 - June 7 (no class on May 24)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $80 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

The Journey of Loss will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

FLORAL COLLAGE ON WOODEN PANEL with HEIDI GUENTHER - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants This class is full

     

With an assortment of fun papers at your fingertips, including colored traslucent papers, napkins and tissue papers, join Heidi Guenther and get your hands messay creating a floral painting using collage, acrylic paint and Stabilo pencils.  You can rip papers to create pleasing petals or paint them, Heidi's creative tips will help you decide.  You can choose to follow the design examples shown at the workshop, or be inspired to create your won unique design.  Spring showers will create collaged flowers!

Tuesday, May 18th
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Floral Collage on Wooden Panel will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery


SPARK TO STORY - A Writing Workshop with SANDY BONNY - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - 4 spaces left


Join Sandy Bonny to explore means and methods writers can employ to draw story to life from the sparks of memory, idea, or kinetic turn of phrase.  This session will include a combination of collaborative storying activities and reflective independent writing; suited to writers of all levels, no preparatory work is required.

Workshop led by Sandy Bonny, author of The Sometimes Lake (short stories) and Yes, and Back Again (novel)  www.sbonny.com

Note:  Writers who prefer to work on a laptop should bring their own device, paper and pens will be provided for all who choose to work longhand.

Tuesday, June 1st
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Spark to Story will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

GROWING THE GOOD with DIANNE SHANNON - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants - 2 spaces left


Tired of the difficult feeling that arise from a troublesome situatoin or relationship?  Growing the Good is a creative activity to explore resources that can help you move beyond the rut of behaviors that are no longer serving you.  No art making experience is needed!  This workshop is for people of all creative abilities.

Dianne Shannon is a registered Art Therapist with a private practice and is an artist.  https://dianneshannonarttherapy.ca

Wednesday, June 9th
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Growing the Good will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

INTUITIVE HAND WEAVING with JANICE - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants This class is full

      

Intuitive hand weaving is a contemplative process that speaks to your creative soul.

This won't be a workshop of instructions per se, but more a time to experience the blending of wonderful textures and colors to create a beautiful and unique weave.  There will be a good variety of materials to choose from, allowing you to select fibres that speak to you.

If you have fabric or fibres that you would like to use in your project, please bring them with you.  It can be helpful to look through magazines to find images that you love, colors and textures found in images can help form your weave.  Or, you can choose to weave freely and intuitively and enjoy a surprising an unexpected result.

Wednesday, June 16th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $30 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Intuitive Hand Weaving will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

GELLI PRINT JOURNAL with JANICE - Half Class Size - Maximum 6 participants -  This class is full

   

Gelli printing is a fun and easy way to create beautiful art papers.  In week one, we will create a variety of beautifully patterned and colorful gelli printed papers.  In week two, we will use some of our papers to create an easy journal using Everyone is Welcome rubber stamps by Dina Wakely Media, acrylic paint, stencils, beads and waxed thread.

2 Tuesdays - June 22 & June 29
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials - there will be no shared materials at this workshop

Gelli Printed Journal will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery