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2022 Fall Program

Note to Participants: At this time, face masks are optional 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 internal 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: 15 Mondays - Sept 12 - Dec 19

Session 2: 15 Wednesdays - Sept 7 - Dec 14

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

Class Fee: $120 per session

or $105 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;

WATERCOLOR with SUSAN HUNTLEY *Postponed to the 2023 Winter Term

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 - Sept 14 - Oct 19

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 10 participants; Postponed to the 2023 Winter Term

EMBODIED EMPOWERMENT - WOMEN'S YOGA SERIES with JENNELLE DODD

This series weaves together yoga postures and breath practices with embodiment, compassion, and mindfulness. Explorations and teachings of nature connection and women’s cycles will be included.

You will be supported as you shift attention downward, from your mind into your body. You will stretch, move, breathe, and explore. This journey into sensation fosters adaptability since our bodies often hold what our minds have avoided. As we find our way back into feeling our rhythmic bodies and our relationship with the natural world we access vast resilience and connection.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for movement and layers for warmth

  • Yoga mat and the following props (2 yoga blocks, 1 strap/belt/scarf, 2 firm blankets or towels)

  • Journal and pen

  • Your curiosity


What to expect:

  • The class will happen on your mat on the floor. You will be encouraged to adapt the class to meet your needs. No need to look like your neighbor, and chairs are available.

  • This series is a therapeutic yoga offering and as such will include an intake and check-ins.

  • There will be opportunities for journaling and sharing your experience.

  • Open to adults who self-identify as women, and the many expressions and stages of womanhood.

This offering is facilitated by Jennelle Dodd, BSc., C-IAYT, a certified yoga therapist who has been facilitating yoga for ten years. To learn more about Jennelle please visit https://www.jennelledodd.com/about-me

10 Mondays - Sept 26 - Dec 5

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Class Fee: $150

Embodied Empowerment - Women's Yoga Series will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 10 participants;

DECOR BOXES with JODY TIMM - Paint B'dazzle

This will be a fun and creative workshop and an opportunity to try materials that you may not have used before. You'll choose a Fusion Mineral Paint color and an Iron Orchid Design Mold to adorn a beautiful wooden decor box for knick-knacks or plants. These are great to decorate your own space or give away as special gifts.

Tuesday, Sept 27

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

Class Fee: $40 - including materials

Decor Boxes will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants;

INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DIVINE - A Creative Book Study with SHARON COMPTON

Join a creative book study led by Sharon Compton and step into a community which will

hold space to “explore the collective awakening of the power of our own souls”. This four

week workshop series will be guided by Carolyn Myss’ book Intimate Conversations with the

Divine and will be a safe place for your personal reflections, connections and creativity

regarding Prayer, Guidance and Grace.

As Carolyn shares, many of us have removed holy language from our common parlance and

the act of prayer from our daily lives. Prayer has assisted humans in the navigation of life for

millennia because a direct connection to the divine is essential in navigating life’s challenges.

Yet how many of us call upon that connection in our every day lives? Too few of us understand

how this connection - or lack there of - influences our thinking, decision-making, and even our

health. Too few of us understand that without the grace that is carried by sacred language, our

souls will literally starve.

Spend time sharing perspectives, journaling thoughts and creating personal artifacts of the sacredness of prayer and your connection with the Divine.

4 Tuesdays - Oct 4 - Oct 25

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

Class Fee: $80 - Fee includes Carolyn Myss' book Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance and Grace ($35 value) and all creative materials used in class.

Intimate Conversations with the Divine will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants;

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

BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC with Printmaker DAWN ROGAL

Print your own fabric!

In this fun and lively class you will learn the basics of relief printmaking. You will learn how to carve your own relief block and print your block onto paper and fabric. All materials will be provided and you will take home a tea towel printed with your very own design. Participants should come to the class with a few ideas for small design motifs.


Dawn Rogal is a printmaker, fibre artist and (cameraless) photographer. Dawn’s printmaking work is primarily relief based but she’s not shy to try other methods. Often Dawn combines print on textiles with embroidered embellishments. Her work can currently be found at both the Susan Robertson and Black Spruce Galleries. Dawn is juried in both printmaking and mixed media with the Saskatchewan Craft Council. Dawn is strongly influenced by natural history, both real and imagined.

Sunday, Oct 16

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $50 - including materials

Block Printing on Fabric will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants; 1 space open

INTRODUCTION TO MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE with Artist BRENDA KENNEDY

Share a creative evening with local artist, Brenda Kennedy. Brenda will introduce us to the creative process behind her mixed media abstract collage and will share some of her work.

The first part of the workshop will be spent creating painted art papers. These papers will then become the elements that form our own abstract collage designs. This expressive art form allows intuitive color and patterns to emerge. Explore the possibilities of abstract collage.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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

Class Fee: $50 - including materials

Intro to Mixed Media Collage will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants;

NATURE INSPIRED JOURNAL with JANICE

Create in community!

This is an opportunity to create an easy mixed media journal inspired by nature found in your own backyard. Have fun using a gelli plate, various papers, leaves, twigs, wool, fabric and beads. This journal project will be guided with easy instructions and all materials will be provided. Let's gather and get creative in community.

Tuesday, Nov 8

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

Fee: $30 - including materials

Nature Inspired Journal will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 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

Monday, Nov 14

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

Class Fee: $45 - including materials

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

Maximum 10 participants;

DECORATIVE TAGS with JODY TIMM - Paint B'dazzle

Join Jody Timm from Paint B’dazzle to create three wonderful wooden decorative tags. Using a selection of Fusion Mineral Paint colors and Orchid Design Clay and mold you will create fun and decorative tags to either keep for yourself or attach to a gift for someone special. Jody will guide with step by step instructions – it will be an enjoyable and creative evening!

Tuesday, Nov 29

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

Class Fee: $40 - including materials

Decorative Tags will be held in the lower level of The Refinery

Maximum 8 participants;

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; 3 spaces remain