2020 Winter Program


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 1:  6 Weeks - Monday's - Jan 6 - Feb 10  - 1 spaces left
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Session 2:  6 Weeks - Wednesday's - Jan 8 - Feb 12  - 4 spaces left
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $48/session or $42/session when registering for both Session 1 & 2

Session 3:  8 Weeks - Monday's - Feb 17 - Apr 6 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Session 4:  8 Weeks - Wednesday's - Feb 19 - Apr 8
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $64/session or $56/session when registering for both Session 3 & 4

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

Dance Well with Rusty is a dance-like wellness workout incorporating simple dance moves, strengthening using bands and body weight, ending iwth 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.

Session 1:  10 Weeks - Tuesday's - Jan 14 - Mar 17
Session 2:  10 Weeks - Thursday's - Jan 16 - Mar 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Class Fee: $80/session or $75/session when registering for both Session 1 & 2

Drop-in Fee: $10 per class
Dance Well with Rusty will be held  in the basement hall of Emmanuel Anglican Church

End you diet war and be at peace with body and food.  This course is for those looking for relief from the obsession with food and dieting.  Join Rusty each week to explore strategies giving you the tools you need to get started on a journey toward lasting weight loss and a sense of comfort that comes from within.

Rusty Dixson has many years of experience in fitness and dance.  Most recently she led Nia Fitness classes in Saskatoon for over 7 years.  Rusty is a certified SPRA Fitness Leader specializing in Older Adult Fitness and is currently in training as a Martha Beck Life Coach.

5 Mondays - Jan 13 - Feb 10
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class fee:$100 - Including materials

End Your Diet War with Rusty Dixson will be held  in the basement hall of Emmanuel Anglican Church


This class will focus on developing fundamental watercolor skills.  Each week, Susan Huntley, will take participants through the stages of design and composition, drawing, and painting.  You will tackle a variety of subjects from landscapes and skies to still life and florals.  This session is designed to be fun and inspirational, and will focus on how to relax and enjoy the creative process of watercolor.

6 Wednesdays - Jan 15 - Feb 19
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $110 - Participants to provide supplies - a short material list will be provided by email at time of registration confirmation.

Intermediate Watercolor Class will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

Do you have decorative papers and beautiful mementos that you love but don't know what to do with?  Join Heidi Guenther to learn about wonderfully creative Junk Journals.  Junk Journals make great art journals, places to draw and sketch, store travel keepsakes, memory keeping...the possibilities are endless.  Heidi will talk about ways to bind the book and share ideas of how to incorporate ribbons, transparencies, vintage and decorative papers, stickers, washi tape, and more.  You will learn how to continue to fill journals with supplies you likely have at home.  Each participant will take away a highly personal and unique Junk Journal, bound and ready for use or ready to be gifted.

Tuesday, Jan 21 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class fee:$40 - Including materials

Introduction to Junk Journals will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

SHUT THE BOX! A Creative Writing Workshop for Youth (ages 10 - 14) with SANDY BONNY - 2 spaces left

Filled to the brim with ideas for writing and not sure where to start?  Join us for an evening of fun, promted writing activities that will get your pen to paper and your stories rolling into the new year.  Workshop facilitator Sandy Bonny is an author, visual artist, and scientist who works at the U of S.  One evening she was walking along a trail by the river when she heard some high-pitched chirping noises coming up from the snow at the base of a tree.  She brushed the snow away with her mittens and found a small cardboard box, the kind you'd gift a bowl or coffee mug in.  The box was a little worse for wear with bruised, crumpled in corners and a gray waterline where snow had melted through the paper layers.  Sandy tapped the box cautiously, listening for a chirp like the ones she'd heard before.  A puff of steam curled out around the edges of the lid...

Tuesday, Jan 28 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Class fee:$30 - Including materials

Shut the Box! will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
THE ART OF BEADING with Woodlands Cree Artist VANESSA HYGGEN - 1 spaces left

Join Vanessa Hyggen for an introduction to the beautiful art of beading.  Learn the basics of one-needle beading.  Vanessa will take you through the steps to create a flat stitch beaded pattern.  Participants who have already taken a beginner beading class from Vanessa will have opportunity to select different templates, and receive instruction on two-needle beading.

Wednesday, Jan 29
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $50 - including materials

The Art of Beading will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery
CREATIVE WRITING for Young Writers (ages 7 - 13) with ELYN ACHTYMICHUK-HARDY - Cancelled

Introduce your child to the joy of creative writing, where authentic thought is encouraged in a fun, creative, and supportive environment.  This session will hope to engage even the most hesitant young writers.  Participants will learn how to organize ideas and build a story, and explore new ways of finding inspiration.  Offering children the freedom to write and share with other writers allows them opportunity to learn and grow.

6 Tuesdays - Feb 4 - Mar 17
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $80 - including materials

Creative Writing for Young Writers will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery


Paint Your Music is a unique experience creating a connection of expression between classical music and painting.  Participants will create a canvas of soundscape art.  You will express your own interpretation of classical music through the medium of painting.  Using acrylics, brushes and canvas, you will be guided through suggested methods of painting.  These methods are inspired by both musical structure and modern dance improvisation.  While a pianist performs pieces encompassing various time periods of classical art music, you will see your emotional response take form on your canvas.  Everyone feels music - it is sure to be a creatively beautiul experience.

Wednesday, Feb 5
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials

Paint Your Music will be held  in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery

Join Tracy Harper to create a chainmail byzantine weave bracelet and earing set.  This elaborate pattern design is thousands years old and among the first chain patterns invented.  Though the origin is not clear, the design dates back to around 300 BC.  This workshop is designed as an introductory session, no experience is necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 19
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials

Chainmail Jewelry Workshop will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

Join Loretta Hartsook to explore the interesting art of eco-printing.  Using leaves and plants and a variety of mordant solutions, you will create beautiful and unexpected prints on watercolor paper.  Let nature inspire you this winter.

Wednesday, Mar 4
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $30 - including materials

Eco-printing on Watercolor Paper will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

Join Heidi Guenther to create beautiful watercolor cards.  Heidi will lead you step by step through the project using matte and metallic watercolors, alphabet stamps, ink, washi tape, and she will demonstrate how to use gold foil as an accent in your designs.  You will receive enough material to create 4 watercolor cards - there will be time to complete at least 2 of the cards during the workshop.  Use Heidi's card samples as a guide, or create your own wonderfully unique designs.  This class is meant to be fun and inspirational.

Tuesday, Mar 24
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $25 - including materials

Watercolor and Gold Foil Cards will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery