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Christmas Painting Workshop
Sat Dec 7
Heartwood Restaurant, Combermere
2 pm
$45 each or $80 for two

Workshop with Emily McPhee.
No experience required! This is a family friendly workshop for both adults and children. Ages 6 & Up. Follow along step-by-step and paint a magical scene of the Northern Lights (inspired by Tom Thomson). Participants will use acrylic on canvas to create their very own masterpiece. All supplies are included. Participants will also receive a complimentary hot beverage!

Drop in and pay at the Heartwood to reserve your spot or send an e-transfer to

Deerskin Moccasins Workshop
Sat Dec 7 to Sun Dec 8
$150 or $300

Learn the Art of Hand-Sewn Leather: Deerskin Moccasins

December 7 and 8, Lunches Included, Deacon, ON
$150 bring your own brain-tanned leather
$300 brain-tanned leather included
This two-day workshop of needle and thread-craft is for anyone wishing to learn their way towards the ancient art of hand-made footwear. Come with or without your own hand-made leather, with or without your own very simple tool-kit; leave with warmly adorned feet. We will start at the beginning - foot measuring, leather-cutting, sewing with awl and sinew - no prior experience required, care for the deer and hand-made beautiful things recommended.

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The Handmade Feast
Tue Oct 8

We set the table for...

Art Installation

Curator Anya Gansterer is working with artists Andrew Trull, Lydia Vanderstall, Eva Gallagher, Zosia Kosinski, Theresa Prince, Joyce Lorbetskie, Catherine Bloskie, Talli Chaimovitz, Tanya Lyons and Shirley Murphy to create an art installation based on "setting the table"


Pottery with Eva Gallagher

Session 1: Oct. 8 ~ 1 - 3 pm - Killaloe Friendship Club

Learn how to hand-build a dinner plate and salad bowl

Session 2: Tuesday, Nov. 5 ~ 1 - 3 pm, Killaloe Friendship Club

Be guided in decorating your dinner plate and salad bowl. Eva will fire your creations after both sessions

Weaving with Shirley Murphy

Friday, Nov. 22 ~ 1 - 3 pm - Opeongo Seniors Centre

You will learn the fundamentals of weaving on a loom

Altered Glassware with Tanya Lyons

Wed. Dec. 4 ~ 2 to 4 pm, North Street community Centre

Rain date: Wed. Dec. 11

Learn how to alter glassware by engraving, sandblasting and acid etching

Kashubian Embroidery with Zosia Kosinski,Theresa Prince, Joyce Lorbetckie and Catherine Bloskie

Fri. Jan. 10 ~ 1 to 3 pm - Opeongo Seniors Centre

Use Kashubian embroidery techniques to create a napkin

Candle-making with Talli Chaimovitz

Tues. Feb. 11 ~ 1 - 3 pm, Palmer Rapids Community Centre
Rain date: Tues. Feb. 18

Learn how to make dipped beeswax candles

Mixed Media Collage with Jude Crossland and Jennifer Bennet Pond

Fri. Mar. 6 ~ 1 - 4 pm Killaloe Friendship Club

Use mixed media collage techniques to create a placemat. With your permission we will scan your artwork and turn it into a placemat for the community meal.

The Handmade Feast

Saturday, Mar. 29 - North Street Community Centre

The community is invited to attend a meal and the revealing of We set the table installation.

The meal will be inspired by favourite recipes collected from project participants. this event will include musical entertainment and decorations created by project participants

To register, contact Anya -613-633-1236,

These workshops are open to everyone. People over the age of 60 are given priority.

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