2020 Spring Program - Suspended

ZUMBA® with WENDY R. CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

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:  8 Weeks - Monday's - Apr 20 - Jun 15 (no class May 18)
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Session 2:  8 Weeks - Wednesday's - Apr 22 - Jun 10
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $64/session or $56/session when registering for both Session 1 & 2

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

MIXED MEDIA CANVAS with HEIDI GUENTHER CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Join Heidi Guenther to work with the wonderful layers of mixed media.  Using a variety of collage papers, stencils and mixed media materials you will create a beautiful mixed media painting on canvas.  Heidi will lead you step by step through the project.  You can follow her design sample or let your imagination go and create your own unique design.

Wednesday, Apr 8
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials

Mixed Media Canvas will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

WHO'S THERE? A Creative Writing Workshop for Youth (ages 10 - 14) with SANDY BONNY CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Explore the power and possibility of voice in fiction and poetry through guided writing exercises, reading, and reflection.  Having opportunity to engage and write with others is a fun and inspiring experience.

Sandy Bonny is a writer, visual artist, and educator with an academic background in science, living the life in Saskatoon.

Tuesday, Apr 14
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $30 - including materials

Who's There? will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

WANT TO WRITE: Let's tak about the tricks of memory with KATHERINE LAWRENCE CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Why does a vivid memory shift when it moves from the mind to the page?  How do we make sure that a written memory remains full of color once it lands?  Why do memories sometimes fall flat in a line of text and what's the fix?  This workshop is for emerging writers in search of motivation and invigorating discussion.

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

Wednesday, Apr 15
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $50 - including materials

Want to Write? will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

MIXED MEDIA LAYERS ON WOOD PANEL with HEIDI GUENTHER CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

You'll be amazed how fun this mixed media workshop is!  You'll get your hands messy as you create layer after layer on a wood panel using a variety of art supplies, including oil pastels and white acrylic paint. You'll draw into the wet paint for fun effects.  You may decide to incorporate a bit of collage material and some stencil work to top your project off.  Use Heidi's sample design or create your own unique and creative design.

Tuesday, Apr 21
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials

Mixed Media Canvas will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

LEARN 2 SEW - Mixed Level Class for Youth and Adults with LINDA SEEMAN-KORTE CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Join Linda Seeman-Korte in this mixed level Learn 2 Sew class.  

Level 1 participants will learn threading and use of sewing machine and will make a pillow case and a denim blanket.  
Level 2 participants will make a tote bag and pajama pants.
Participants who are beyond level 2 can bring their own patterns and projects to work on in class.

Participants must provide their own sewing machines and project supplies.  A complete supply list will be provided at time of registration.  

4 Tuesdays - Apr 28 - May 19
6:00 p.m. - 8;00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $125 - Supply list provided at time of registration

Learn 2 Sew will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

INTRODUCTION TO WET FELTING with HEIKE FINK -  CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Learn the ancient craft of wet felting with fibre artist, Heike Fink.  Create a 2-dimensional art piece made out of wool, playing with color and texture.  Be surprised how the loose, fluffy wool fibres will transform into a solid piece of felt just with the help of some water, soap, and your hands.  Whether creating realistic or abstract designs, the process of felting will always magically transform resulting in a beautiful piece of art.  No experience is required.

Wednesday, Apr 29
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - plus a $15 material fee payable directly to the artist at the workshop

Introduction to Wet Felting will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

FOAM STAMP PAINTINGS with HEIDI GUENTHER CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Join Heidi Guenther to create your own handmade foam stamps and use them to create a painted print on heavy weight, acid free black paper.  Heidi will lead you through the project step by step, sharing tips and tricks along the way.  Once the paintings are dry you'll use a variety of media for your final touches to create stunning effects.  Your work will likely be done by 9:00 p.m., but extra time is available to ensue the creative process is fun and relaxing.

Wednesday, May 13
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials

Foam Stamp Paintings will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

KICKSTART YOUR IMAGINATION - A Creative Writing Workshop for Youth (ages 10 - 14) with ARTHUR SLADE CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

This workshop will include finding the answer to questions that every author confronts every day:  How to put a bang into your beginning?  What goes into creating a character?  Do brainstorms hurt?  There will be time to write an discuss many of the different techniques of writing a story, poem, or novel.

Arthur Salde ia an award-winning author who has been making young adult readers shiver in fright for years.

Tuesday, May 26
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $30 - including materials

Kickstart Your Imagination will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery

SPIRITUALITY FROM FOUR PERSPECTIVES with SIMON LASAIR CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

Spirituality is everywhere. From self-help books and movies to yoga in the park, from acupuncture and body talk to shops selling crystals, spirituality is now mainstream.  Yet when asked how to define spirituality, very few people are able to respond quickly or precisely.  In this series of classes, spirituality will be defined as a person's mind, body, spirit, and culture bound together in a unifying metaphysical vision, experienced in time, in and through their pursuit of the good in life.

Using this definition as its starting point, this series will consider various themes connected with spirituality: healing, growth, and personal and social development.  Seeing spiritual practice as the basis for psoitive change in each of these areas, each session will involve some training in a specific tradition of prayer, mediation, or contemplation.  Furthermore, teaching will be provided around each of these practices, demonstration how the tradition from which they come offer people an integrated way of life that enable healing, growth and development for both individuals and groups of people.  Psychotherapeutic, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian traditions will be the specific focuses of this series.

Simon Lasair is a long-time spirtual seeker who has taught Religious Studies at the U of S and provided Spiritual care in various health care organizations as a professional chaplain.  He holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester, UK, is a Certified Spriirtual Care Practitioner with the Candian Association for Spiritual Care, in addition to being a nationally recognized leader in spirituality and spiritual care research in Canada.

4 Wednesdays - May 27 - Jun 17
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $80 - including materials

Spirituality From Four Perspectives will be held  in the upstairs theatre of The Refinery

ROCK ART PAINTING with HEIDI GUENTHER CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

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 black OR white paint marker.  Think of creative words that could form part of your project.

Tuesday, June 9
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $40 - including materials

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

COMMUNITY CRAFTING CANCELLED - due to COVID-19 virus uncertainty

We invite you to share time at the Refinery with other artists and crafters.  Bring your unfinished projects and the materials you need to work on them.  Enjoy refreshments, socialize and get creative with community.

Tuesday, June 16
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
No Fee - Free will silver collection will be accepted.  *Working space in the Refinery is limited so please call (306) 653-3549 or email office@emmanuelrefinery.org to register for your spot.

Community Crafting will be held  in the lower level of The Refinery