2019 Spring Program

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.

Session 3:  6 Weeks - MONDAYS - Feb 25 - Apr 1
Session 4:  6 Weeks - WEDNESDAYS - Feb 27 - Apr 3
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $48.00/session or $42/session when registering for both Session 3 & 4

Session 5:  6 Weeks - MONDAYS - Apr 8 - May 27
Session 6:  6 Weeks - WEDNESDAYS - Apr 10 - May 22
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $48.00/session or $42/session when registering for both Session 5 & 6

Drop-in Fee: $10 per class
 
Zumba will be held  in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery

MINDFULNESS IN FAMILY LIFE with JENNIFER KEANE

Balancing the demands of family, work, and life - and staying well in the process is no small feat.  Family demands can be particularly stressful - some of us are managing both the stresses of parenting and the challenges of supporting our own parents.  Research shows that the practice of mindfulness is a very helpful strategy to find a level of balance.  Mindfulness is a way of paying curious and kind attention to what is happening in our lives.  It will not eliminate the pressures of work and family life, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, mind and body.

This four-week class includes mindfulness mediation instruction with a particular focus on all the challenges of being in a family.  It will offer support for establishing a daily practice (recording & handouts), inquiry exercises to enhance awareness, and opportunities for rich discussion.

4 TUESDAYS - Apr 9 - Apr 30
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $135 - incl. materials

Mindfulness in Family Life will be held  in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery

WET FELTED FLOWERS with DIANNE MURPHY
Let fibre artist, Dianne Murphy, introduce you to the art of wet felting using natural fibres such as wool and silk.  Create a wet felted flower pin of your choice using both wet felting and needle felting techniques.  Felting is thousands of years old, and is thought to be one of the earliest known materials made by man.  You will experience vibrant colors, luxurious textures, and witness the magical transformation of raw fleece into your own piece of creative expression.

MONDAY, Apr 15
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - plus a $10 material fee payable to the artist at the workshop
*please bring a lunch.  Coffee-tea will be provided

Wet Felted  Flowers will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery

MIXED MEDIA STILL LIFE with HEIDI GUENTHER
Join Heidi Guenther for a still life class using mixed media techniques.  Using a live bouquet as an inspiring point for our painting, we'll use a mixture of drawing and painting techniques that will encourage us to draw somewhat loosely and create incredible texture.  Heidi will leas us step by step to show her method of painting, which consists of many layers to get wonderful effects!  We'll use stabilo pencil, gel medium, watercolor crayons/pencils, acrylics and more, on canvas board.

You'll take home your project and the stabilo pencil.  Please bring an apron to protect your clothing.

TUESDAY, Apr 16
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $45 - incl. materials

Mixed Media Still Life will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery

TEXTURED MIXED MEDIA ART with HEIDI GUENTHER
Join Heidi Guenther to create a unique and textured painting with embossed items and 3-D elements.  Heidi will have a variety of materials available - so everyone's painting is bound to be uniquely theirs.  Templates will be provided for those who wish to have help with the design, but as always, Heidi encourages you to sue the techniques she presents to stir your own creative spirit.  We will work with gel medium, acrylics, stencils, 3-D elements, rub-on's, embossed items and more, on an 8 x 10 canvas.

Please bring an apron to protect your clothing.

TUESDAY, Apr 30
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $35 - incl. materials

Textured Mixed Media Art will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery

CALLIGRAPHY with ELAINE MUTH - This Session is Full

Join Elaine Muth for an introduction to the art of Calligraphy.  Calligraphy is the practice of beautiful writing for everyday use and special occasions.  Italic writing, in use since the 1500's, is perfect for journals, invitations, cards and notes.  The elegance of calligraphy makes a statement!  This class is for the beginner hobbyist, graphic designer, or writer.  Left-handers are welcome.  Hands' on demonstrations and individual assistance will be given.

4 TUESDAYS, May 7 - May 28
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $100 - plus a $35 kit fee payable to the instructor at the first class

Calligraphy will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery

ECO-PRINTING with DIANNE MURPHY - 3 spaces left

Join SK fibre artist, Dianne Murphy, to learn about the beautiful art of Eco-printing and the art of creating with nature.  Eco-printing is the release of color pigments from plants to create interesting and sometimes unpredictable prints.  Learn the basics of Eco-printing, while creating designs on watercolor paper and silk scarves, using local leaves and fresh and dried flowers.  The results will surprise you!

WEDNESDAY, May 29
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - plus a $10 material fee payable to the artist at the workshop

Eco-printing will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery
WATERCOLOR WHIMSICAL LADIES with HEIDI GUENTHER

Join Heidi Guenther to paint whimsical ladies.  You can choose to use Heidi's sample project as a design guide or freehand your own drawing.  We'll work with watercolor on gessoed paper with text on it.  Heidi will lead us step by step through the project.  You can add words or a positive affirmation statement to your painting to make it more personal.  Enjoy an evening of whimsy!

MONDAY, June 10
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $25 - incl. materials

Watercolor Whimsy will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery
FIBRE PAINTING with DIANNE MURPHY

Let SK fibre artist, Dianne Murphy, introduce you to the art of wet felting, using natural fibres such as wool and silk to create a small fibre painting of your choice.  Felting is thousands of years old, and is thought to be one of the earliest known materials made by man.  You will experience vibrant colors, luxurious textures, and witness the magical transformation of raw fleece into your own piece of creative expression.

WEDNESDAY, June 12
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - plus a $10 material fee payable to the artist at the workshop

Fibre Painting will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery
"KAPOW, Saskatoon!" with ELYN ACHTYMICHUK-HARDY - For Young Writers Ages 10 - 14 - 3 spaces left

BIFF!  BAM!! In this writing workshop we will create superheroes, build lairs, and redesign Saskatoon into a super-powered metropolis.  Epic battles, character creation, civilian saving and villian slaying, may shape your story. KAPOW!!

3 TUESDAYS - June 4 - June 18
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $75 - incl. materials

"KAPOW, Saskatoon!" will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery
NATURE INSPIRED CREATIVITY WORKSHOP SERIES - For Ages 7 - 12 - Cancelled

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 4 unique class components designed to demonstrate the diverse influence our natural world has on our creative expression.  Explore, Engage, and Enjoy!

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$100 - Full Workshop Series  Registration
$30 - Individual Class Registration

Workshop #1 - CELEBRATE SYMMETRY with Sandy Bonny, Earth Scientist
SUNDAY, May 26

Explore patterns of nature through artistic an scientific techniques that reflect, transpose, and illuminate symmetries - from atom to atmosphere.  Celebrate symmetry by creating your own multimedia art piece to take home.

Workshop #2 - NATURE INSPIRED BEADING with Vanessa Hyggen, Woodlands Cree Artist
SUNDAY, June 2

Join Vanessa Hyggen for an introduction to the art of beading.  Archeological records indicate that beads were found as early as 40,000 years ago.  The art of beading is a fun and creative way to express yourself.  Learn the basics of one-needle beading.  Vanessa will take you through the steps to create a flat stitch beaded pattern.

Workshop #3 - OUR SONG FOR NATURE with Elizabeth Bekolay, Biologist
SUNDAY, June 9

Does the Robin sing just to hear his own voice?  Does water lap on the shore to keep her own rhythm?  Join us in this songwriting session where we will co-create a song together that we can sing to nature when she sings to us.  All you need are your hands to clap, your feet to stomp, and your voice to sing and laugh.

Workshop #4 - CREATIVE CRITTER CARVING with Sandy Bonny, Earth Scientist
SUNDAY, June 23

Most art involves adding material - adding paint to a canvas, or graphite to a paper.  In this workshop, we'll create art by taking away from solid forms, and see who we can find hiding inside!  A basic introduction to soapstone and reductive clay sculpture.

Nature Inspired Creativity Workshops will be held  in the lower level gallery of The Refinery