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17 yrs. +
Fall is a great time for comfort foods and what is better than homemade breads and soups. In this class you will learn to make your own bread, soup, and English muffins. BYOC (bring your own crockpot) and take home delicious bread and soup for dinner the next night.
This class will be taught by Kathleen Becker whose cooking skills are well known throughout the area. Kathleen is a mom to three kids. She cans and preserves her garden harvests every year and makes all her family’s breads from scratch. Cooking and baking have always fascinated her, teaching herself how to cook and bake and garden through more trial and error than she believed possible. Baking, cooking, and gardening have become a therapeutic passion of Kathleen’s and she hopes they will be come that way for you too.
Come knit with Teri! If you are a beginner, you will learn the basics. Want to learn to read a pattern and do fancier stitches? She will help you! Beginner materials will be supplied. More advanced? Bring your own materials or a project you want to start.
The class will be taught by well-known area knitter, Teri Pearson. Teri has been knitting since she was a teenager, and she says knitting helped her thrive during COVID. Teri's knitted creations can be found for sale at the South Huron Hospital Gift Shop and at the Playhouse Guild Shop. Teri is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm with others. After all, her license plate says NITTER for a reason!
$82/person includes all materials
Learn to sew, complete household mending, or improve your sewing skills. Learn about the basics of sewing with a sewing machine from to serger use and beyond. Sewing is becoming a lost art that is desperately needed in a society with too many disposable fashions filling up landfills everywhere. Save money by learning to hem, repair, repurpose and create one-of-a-kind projects. General machine threading and maintenance included. Bring your own machine if you have one. Sewing machines are available if you need one.
This class will be taught by Cecille Corbett of Custom Covers.
$56/person includes all materials
No longer a traditional craft for grandmothers, crochet is very popular again with fashions of several kinds showing people's creative genius. come learn to crochet and you can make all kinds of things for yourself and others. already know how to crochet? Well join the fun! In this class you will make a Christmas pillow as shown in the picture.
This class will be taught by local resident Kristina Mitchell.
Kristina has always been interested in the arts and being creative. Crochet is one of her most favourite past times. A thin piece of yarn becomes a beautiful keepsake with the flick of her hook; it is a versatile form of art were you can make clothes, decorations, toys, blankets and pillows. She hopes to awaken a new passion for you too.
$128 /person includes all materials
For beginners and those with more skills ages 18 yrs +
This is a great introduction to pottery course. Learn to create striking designs on your clay surface. Participants will receive 1 wheel thrown wine cup, while creating your own cheese platter. Students will experience each step of the process from creating the original clay platter to the final glazing stage to be fired. The class will focus on making, designing and experimenting with tools and techniques to create your personal pieces.
This class will be taught by local potter Judy Gerber. Judy Gerber’s love of pottery began 20+ years ago with classes at Baden Creek Pottery. Making, creating and immersing herself in clay became meditation and a pause from a demanding schedule of raising a family. It was not long before she knew that a studio of her own was the goal. Sunnyridge Studio became a reality when she found their new home along the shores of Lake Huron, a perfect backdrop and inspiration for creating and exploring with clay. While awaiting and recovering from a liver transplant Judy found herself with idle time for sketching, searching, and planning all the possibilities of clay for her renewed return to the studio. Her education and passion for pottery progressed through many private pottery classes, evening classes and workshops, learning from talented passionate potters who she is proud to now call friends, exploring surface decorating, wax resist techniques, glaze recipes and an independent study working on form. Judy is looking forward to sharing her love of working with clay at the SHAC.
$27/person includes all materials
Age 14 yrs. to adult
In this wonderful Christmas workshop, you will paint four miniature paintings which then will become original Christmas cards. Learn technique, and create something beautiful to share with others in the spirit of the season! Learn how to print your cards if you wish to make more copies.
This class will be taught by Mary Lynn Smith. Mary Lynn has been painting for several years and really enjoys lots of colour and contrast. Time spent outdoors “plein air” painting is one of her most valued experiences and she finds it very rewarding. Rocks, trees and skies are her favourite subjects. She has worked in various media and experimented with different styles. She hopes she can create paintings that will capture you just as she was captured by the beauty of the world she is seeing. She hails from Strathroy Ontario and is a retired registered nurse. She has shown paintings in juried art shows throughout Ontario and enjoys commission challenges. She teaches classes in beginning painting, tile and glass painting as well. Website………………. marylynnsmith.ca
$33 fee, includes all materials
14 yrs. +
Come to this workshop and learn about Reiki and essential oils. Participate in the make and take workshop. In this workshop you will learn what Reiki Energy Healing is and how it works. Our focus will be on the Chakras and their physical, emotional and spiritual relationship to the body. We will discuss how to nurture them with food, essential oils, affirmations and meditation. This will leave you with the tools to work with your own Chakras and support your very own wellbeing.
We will also discuss the benefits of Aromatherapy, the power of essential oils and their impact on the energetic body. You will be able to create your own essential oil rollerball using the process of identifying “notes” and learning how to blend them together.
This class will be taught by Moncia DeGroot an Essential Oil Compound Practitioner and Reiki Master/Teacher. Monica was born and raised in the Zurich area. She is the wife of a hard-working farmer and mom/stepmom of four boys. She has worked in education for nearly 13 years, is the founder of Making Scents with Monica, a small business that offers hand crafted essential oil products, macrame and Reiki Energy Healing. What began as a personal journey, beautifully evolved into a way to support her family, friends and others around her. As Monica ventured into motherhood, it became more important than ever to support those she loves as naturally and effectively as possible.
$92/person includes all materials
18 yrs. +
To start with this is not rug hooking like you would do if you bought a kit at a craft store. Where that is a craft enjoyed by many, this class will introduce you to the traditional art of fine hooking using wool. This ancient art form is very popular in the Maritimes and has been popular there for at least 200 years where strips of woven material were looped through the open weave of a burlap base, with wool remaining the preferred fiber. Potato sacks evolved into burlap or linen, and bent nails and button hooks were replaced by manufactured hooks featuring wooden handles. Projects today range from pillows and rugs to runners and wall hangings. Come learn a very traditional and Canadian art form and get started on your own wall hanging.
This class will be taught by Kristina Mitchell. Kristina has always been interested in the arts and being creative. The love of traditional Elizabethan rug hooking took hold 10 years ago when she picked up a kit in Nova Scotia at a quaint studio with beautiful works of this forgotten art form. The ability to create a beautiful piece of artwork from strips of wool enticed her and her passion was formed.
Nov. 30th: Franklin and Friends
Dec. 7th: Christmas is Coming
Bring your preschooler and join in the fun! The arts play a vital role in early childhood development: creatively, cognitively, and physically. They will dance, and move to the music, they will imagine and pretend, they will paint and make crafts, listen to stories, help to clean up all while spending time with you and other kids their age. Stretch their happy little creative selves by participating in this joyful class together. Creative kids are happy kids. Little ones should have a painting shirt and running shoes. All children should be accompanied by a caregiver.
This program will be taught by Anne Devries and Deb Homuth. Ann was a day care provider, a nursery school teacher, an Educational Assistant, a nursery school teacher and an elementary school teacher for many years. Deb has taught all grades 2-12 and higher education. She was a principal and worked for TVO, Pearson Education and built virtual High School Ontario. Ann and Deb share their love of the arts and kids in common.
$65/person includes all materials
Learn to make your own outdoor wreath or swag with our local florist. Jaela has been working in the floral industry for almost 20 years. She has been serving the Lucan and Exeter area by providing beautiful florals for more than 10 years. Her workshops will walk you through making a wreath made of greenery and other decor.
Bring your own wire cutters, sharp scissors and pruners if possible
This class will be taught by Jaela Jenkins of Earthen Elegance Florals.
$32 /person includes all materials
Ages 9 yrs. to 13 yrs.
In this workshop we will briefly touch on the history of macrame and how it has transformed over the years. We will learn the art of specific knots and work on creating your very own ornamental hanging macrame. Choose from a variety of colours and let your personality shine through your very own, woven masterpiece.Bring a light supper.
This class will be taught by Monica DeGroot an Essential Oil Compound Practitioner and Reiki Master/Teacher. Monica was born and raised in the Zurich area. She is the wife of a hard-working farmer and mom/stepmom of four boys. She has worked in education for nearly 13 years, is the founder of Making Scents with Monica, a small business that offers hand crafted essential oil products, macrame and Reiki Energy Healing. What began as a personal journey, beautifully evolved into a way to support her family, friends and others around her. As Monica ventured into motherhood, it became more important than ever to support those she loves as naturally and effectively as possible. Macrame came to Monica by surprise. She stumbled across it on Pinterest and was drawn to the beauty of it. Here she found an outlet for me to escape the everyday hustle and bustle. Monica is grateful for the opportunity the South Huron Art Centre has offered and eagerly welcomes being able to teach your children some of her passions.