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Craft

Events listing

Pottery (6 Weeks)

June 15-October 25, 2017

In this 6-week course, participants learn to make cups, vases and bowls on the pottery wheel and with hand-building techniques.

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Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

June 24-September 17, 2017

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

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Silver or Gold Ring (1 day)

July 22-October 7, 2017

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn basic jewellery techniques to complete a hand-fabricated band ring.

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Creating with Glass: Becky Lauzon, Artist-In-Residence

July 22-23, 2017

Watch Becky Lauzon create with glass, and answer questions on her inspiration, craft, and process.

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Kids Crafts

July 22-23, 2017

Set the kids free at the HarbourKIDS Zone, where they can create to their hearts content!

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Intermediate Jewellery (8 Weeks)

August 3, 2017

In this 8-week course, participants will learn techniques such as simple stone settings, etching, chain making, simple clasps and more. Class content varies with instructor and skill level of participants. Previous metalsmithing experience required.

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Earring and Pendant Fabrication (Half Day)

August 5-September 23, 2017

In this five-hour workshop, participants will learn the basic techniques required to fabricate a set of earrings and a pendant out of sterling silver and semi-precious stones.

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Silkscreen Printing (1 Day)

August 12-September 23, 2017

Students learn how to make screen positives, coat and shoot silkscreens. Students take home their own original screen prints at the end of the day.

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Power Kids: Family Trees

August 13, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles’ The Milliner’s Daughter, includes a photograph of the artist at age six, taken by her father soon after her family immigrated to Canada. Inspired by the artist’s story of migration, this program will reflect your family’s growth. Each participant, working closely with their adult companions, will create a colourful tree structure that will grow and change as they learn about their family members. After choosing what kind of tree your family might resemble, use wire and wood to build the main structure and add small leaves or fruits to represent family members.

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The Paper Play - The Art of the Fan

August 26-27, 2017

Keita Yamamoto is a fourth-generation fan craftsman in Tokyo, and will introduce the history and development of his art as well as the broad variations of styles and uses.

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Hope Talk - Paper Craft Artist ShiehNing

August 26, 2017

Combining his love for the versatility of paper and the wonder of Western comics, many of Ning Hsieh's crafts result in life-sized pieces of superhero costumes.

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Hope Talk - Matsuneya Fans

August 26, 2017

Keita Yamamoto is a fourth-generation fan craftsman in Tokyo, and will introduce the history and development of his art as well as the broad variations of styles and uses.

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