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2023 Winter Program

Note to Participants: At this time, face masks remain welcome inside our facilities and we respect the individual choices made by our guests. We will continue with physical distancing measures, where possible, to help increase the comfort level for all who visit our space. Our approach to protocols within our facilities continue to be guided by our ongoing concern for the comfort, safety and well-being of our community. We will monitor and react to the needs of our community as required.

Covid 19 protocols may be revised prior to the launch of our fall programming - any changes will be updated on this page.

ZUMBA® with WENDY ROY

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: 11 Mondays - Jan 9 - Mar 27 (No class on Feb 20th)

Session 2: 11 Wednesdays - Jan 11 - Mar 29 (No class on Feb 22)

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $88 per session

or $77 per session when registering for both session 1 & 2

Drop-in fee: $10 per class

Zumba® will be held in the upper level Theatre of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants per session;

A vibrant and accessible arts community is one of the many gifts that our city offers us. We are excited to several local artists sharing their time and talents with us this winter. We hope you are able to participate and create 'art with artists' in our space!

PINS, POPSOCKETS OR PENDANTS with Vanessa Hyggen

Explore the beauty of this traditional art form. Artist, Vanessa Hyggen, will introduce the creative art of beading.

You will choose to create a pin, popsocket or pendant. On week one Vanessa will teach the basics of one-needle beading, taking participants throught the steps to create a flat stitch beaded pattern. On week two, the beadworks will be finished with a backing, edgework and jewelry findings, resulting in a wonderful piece of usable or wearable art.

For those who have taken a beading class from Vanessa before, she will work with you to continue to grow your beading skillset.

Vanessa Hyggen is a painter and beadwork artist living in Saskatoon, SK, whose focus is mainly on painting the boreal forest. She is a Cree and Norwegian female who is passionate about her sense of belonging in the North - these memories serve as a palette for her work. Vanessa loves light and color and hopes to always continue to grow with her artwork and never become stagnant.

2 Mondays - Jan 16 and Jan 23

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $80 - including materials

Beaded Pins, Popsockets or Pendants will be held in the lower-level Emmanuel Church hall.

Maximum 12 participants;

PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE with ANN DONALD

Share a creative evening with local artist, Ann Donald. Ann will show some of her work and will introduce us to 'Painting the Landscape' and the creative intention behind her work.

This workshop will focus on lanscape painting using watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. This class does not focus on any particular medium, rather the fundamental language of lanscape painting. We will work from photo reference and some work from landscape painters will be shown.

Ann Donald has lived and taught art in Saskatoon for over 20 years. She enjoys captivating images in her environment. Her connections with nature are the inspiration for her use of the elements and principles of design. Her work celebrates the prairies and the people of the prairies.

Tuesday, Jan 24

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $50 - including materials

Painting the Landscape will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants;

GROWING THE GOOD with DIANNE SHANNON

Tired of the difficult feelings that arise from a troublesome situation 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, Jan 25

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $45 - including materials

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

Maximum 10 participants;

WATERCOLOR with SUSAN HUNTLEY

This six-week class is designed for everyone from those who have little or no experience in watercolor to more experienced painters. It will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and enjoying the process of painting. The basics of materials, techniques and "seeing" your subject will be explored.

6 Wednesdays - Feb 1 - Mar 8

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $110 - materials are not included. Participants will receive a short material list at time of registration.

Watercolor will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants;

FABRIC COLLAGE AND DESIGN with ALLISON BRANDT MALINSKI

Join textile artist Allison Brandt Malinski of South40 Designs for a day full of fabric collage and design. Allison primarily works with repurposed fabrics to create colorful wall art and magnets. This group will be using a similar technique to make a collage using Heat n Bond, an iron, and heaps of fabric scraps and embellishments. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. If you have special fabric, fibres or embellishments that you would like to use in your collage, please feel free to bring them with you.

Saturday, Feb 4

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $45 - including materials. Coffee/Tea and snacks will be offered throughout the day. For the lunch break participants will bring a bag lunch or dine out as desired.

Fabric Collalge and Design will be held in the lower-level Emmanuel Church hall.

Maximum 10 participants; 1 space remains

BIBLE ART JOURNALING with HEIDI GUENTHER

Creating art inside the Bible is a favorite pass time for Heidi Guenther. It is a wonderful way to develop your faith and to connect with God creatively. In this workshop you will trace and add color to images. It's easier than you think - Heidi will show you her tricks to make the details pop!


During this workshop you will work on mixed media paper. Working on art paper outside of your Bible allows you the opportunity to decide whether you wish to tape the final artwork into your personal Bible or start a special collection of Bible inspired art.

Tuesday, Feb 7

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $35 - including materials. *Note: Bibles will not be provided, but please feel free to bring your own with you.

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

Maximum 12 participants;

MIXED MEDIA ALTERED CARDS with JANICE

Come and get creative in community!


This workshop is an opportunity to create fun mixed media altered playing cards. These small works of art are easy to create using collage materials, decorative papers, paint, stamps and stencils. Pop them in a frame for yourself or create cards as a gift for someone special.


This will be a low key gathering where all materials will be provided allowing you opportunity to get creative and try something new.

Tuesday, Feb 21

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Class Fee: $25 - including materials.

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

Maximum 8 participants;

EMBRACING SOUL with FRAN SCHMIDT

Embracing Soul is an opportunity for participants to explore and embrace their soul, as we awaken to the presence of the Divine within. Focus is given in this course to the sense of spirituality within Jungian and mystical teachings. Specifically, we will venture into the Psyche and its components, contemplative practices, creative expressions, myth, archetypes, and care of the soul as we hold a sacred container for one another and step into this holy space of the soul.


Fran Schmidt is a daughter, sister, writer, singer seeker, pastor, and spiritual director. She is the Priest at Emmanuel Anglican Church with The Refinery Arts & Spirit Centre, and graduates from the Haden Institute with her Spiritual Direction certification in January 2023. Her deep interest is in the area of Jungian psycho-spirituality and helping others connect with their soul space.

6 Mondays - Feb 27 - Apr 3

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $120 - including materials

Embracing Soul will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants;

"BE THE CHANGE..." with SIMON LASAIR

"Be the change you want to see in the world."

Part 1: Seeing Who You Are

Part 2: Embracing All You Can Become (will be offered in the Spring Class Term)

At this point in our world’s history, it’s hard not to feel stress. Conflicts, threats, and catastrophes all seem just around the corner. Many people are asking: How can we help the world become a better place? How can we help our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a better world for their future?

The answers aren’t simple. But each of us has a part to play. Each of us can be part of the change we want to see in the world.

In this two-part workshop series, Simon Lasair, an internationally known and award-winning researcher into spirituality and spiritual health, will guide you into understanding how you can make your part of our world a better place.

It begins by seeing who you are, truthfully and completely. It moves into taking responsibility for who you are honestly and courageously. And it continues by embracing all you can become, with joy and gratitude.

Using stories, research findings, and humour, Simon will teach you specific practices you can use to know yourself better and to recognize how you can bring positive change to our world.

These workshops will help you start your journey into being the change you want to see in our world.

*Each session is designed to stand on its own. However, to learn the most from these workshops, participants are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Part 1: Tuesday, Mar 14

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $30 per session

"Be the Change..." will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants;

MIXED MEDIA CANVAS with HEIDI GUENTHER

Join Heidi Guenther to work with wonderful layers of mixed media. Using a variety of paint, 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.

Tuesday, Mar 21

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Fee: $50 - including materials

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

Maximum 12 participants;

THREE SEEDS OF ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY with SHAWN SANFORD BECK

“Three Seeds of Ecological Spirituality” … Come for an evening of shared reflection and gentle spiritual practice, as the Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck offers us the “three seeds” of Christian Animism, Green Priestcraft, and Kything. For many, these will be entirely new concepts and forms of spirituality, each of which has the potential to deepen our relationship with the living Earth and all the more-than-human neighbours with whom we share this precious life. As these seeds spring to life within the soil of your soul, you may find yourself on the journey of becoming a chaplain to creation!

Wednesday, Mar 29

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $30

Three Seeds of Ecological Spirituality will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 12 participants;

2022 Fall Program

Note to Participants: At this time, face masks remain welcome inside our facilities and we respect the individual choices made by our guests. We will continue with physical distancing measures, where possible, to help increase the comfort level for all who visit our space. Our approach to protocols within our facilities continue to be guided by our ongoing concern for the comfort, safety and well-being of our community. We will monitor and react to the needs of our community as required.

Covid 19 protocols may be revised prior to the launch of our fall programming - any changes will be updated on this page.

SOUL WHISPERS - Remember the Truth of Who You Are with SHARON COMPTON

We are all beautiful souls - beings of love and light. Sometimes in the rush of daily living or the

trauma of our lives we, or others we love, forget this basic truth and get lost in a place of

darkness and frustration.

Come listen to the whispers of your beautiful soul and hold hands with your awesomeness. In

community together we will open space for your truths as you create beautiful soul messages

for yourself or others in your life.

Through shared conversation, personal reflections and artsy fun you will create a number of

Soul Cards perfect for carrying with you or tucking into that special spot. Just like a good

friend, these cards will be there to remind you of your beauty, your strength and your incredible bravery when you might forget. They are also perfect for gifting to others who are precious to you.

Tuesday, Dec 6

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $40 - including materials

Soul Whispers will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants; Closed