Fall/Winter Courses 2023-4

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Stained Glass                   
Instructor: Brenda Tolton Golden

This course is designed to teach the beginner the basics of creating a pattern, methods of scoring, breaking out, grinding, foiling and soldering coloured and textured glass. Small class size affords greater teaching time to each participant. Seven classes in series.
Covid safety rules are applied - Masks will be worn when necessary!

Dates: 7 Mondays - Starting Monday October 16!!
First & last class - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm   
All others:  1:00 pm - 3:30pm
Cost:  $325 (CVA Members $300)

All tools and equipment are provided and supplies are included in the course fee.

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Stained Glass - Lampshade
Instructor:  Brenda Tolton Golden

Stained glass enthusiasts who are looking for a challenge to perfect their skills and experience in a 3 dimension work style, then this course is for you. 
In this 8 week course you will learn how to build a 4 panel glass lampshade with approximately 40 pieces measuring 7” high and 8” bottom diameter,
along with methods of hanging the shade.  Requirements of the course are:
You must have completed a beginner course through the CVA or another source offering stained glass courses. Students will be required to purchase their own glass and have it ready for the second night of the course. All other equipment, additional instruction, information, and accessories will be supplied thoughout the course.

Dates:  8 Thursdays starting October 5, 2023
First & last class - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm   
All others:  7:30 pm - 9:30pm
Cost:  $300 (CVA Members $270)

               * including use of equipment and some supplies.  

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  Pottery on the Wheel - Beginners 
Instructor: Alison Sharp

This course will teach elementary potting techniques involving throwing the basic forms and introducing Glazing and Decorating. Limited tools will be loaned during the term of the program and all supplies, glazes, and firing costs are included in the course fee.

This course is for beginners who are new to pottery and those who are at the beginning level.         

Dates:  FULL
Times: 6:30 to 9:30pm
Cost: $325 (CVA Members $300)


Handbuilding with Clay
Instructor: Margaret Freeman

This workshop will teach you how to handbuild Gnomes and Mushrooms out of clay.  Limited tools will be loaned during the term of the program and all supplies, glazes, and firing costs are included in the course fee. The first day you will make your unique creations and the second session you will glaze after they have their first firing.

Dates:   2 Saturday mornings - Sept 30 & Oct 14
Times: 9:am to 12:00pm
Cost: $125 (CVA Members $100)


Crochet  - Beginner
Instructor: Helen McLoughlin

In this beginner Crochet class students will be provided with a crochet hook, and cotton yarn to learn each of the stitches. They will learn to hold their work and starting and finishing. The other stitches will be the chain, slipstitch, single crochet, half double, double and treble. They will also learn to put a ridged surface in the design. While learning to read a pattern, a Granny square will be taught which uses a number of these stitches and then join squares together.

Students will have a choice of choosing a small project such as scarf, hat or bag, to start on the second/third week.  They must purchase their own yarn to suit the project they’ve chosen.

This can be a shared activity as well – Learn to create while spending quality time with your daughter, son, friend, mother, or other..

Dates: 6 Wednesday Evenings starting Oct 4
Times: 7:00 - 9:00pm                            
(Cost $100 / CVA Members $80)   
All tools and equipment are provided and some supplies are included in the course fee.


Weave A Triangular Shawl

Instructor: Marg Searle

 "Weave a Triangular Shawl. You bring the yarn - acrylic (2) hanks of Lion Brand Homespun Yarn or the same thickness (5) (370-400 yards). Buy at Michael's or order online at Michael's and have sent to the nearest store for pickup. We supply the instruction, supplementary yarn, use of the looms and a special bodkin needle. Please bring scissors and your lunch. No previous experience needed.
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f you have access to a large car, please use it as the looms will be taken home fully assembled.

Dates:  2 Saturdays  TBA -    9:30am to 1:30pm
                                    9:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: $150 (CVA members $125)


Watercolour - Beginners
Instructor: Linda Ross Gallagher

We keep hearing that painting with watercolours is “difficult”.
Let’s change that concept and have fun as we discover their potential and what makes them beautiful and convenient.
In the first lesson, we will examine materials and put together our list of supplies for our toolbox, which will be used for the remainder of our course.
Creating simple art pieces, we will touch on composition, colour theory and build our vocabulary of techniques that are the foundation of all watercolour painting. 

Dates: 6 Tuesdays Starting   September 19  (15 hrs)

Time: 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $145 (CVA members $125)

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* All courses are held at Cedarvale Cottage in Cedarvale Park located in the park at the corner of Main Street & Maple Avenue in Georgetown - UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.

* Registration to fill classes will be in order that fees are paid.

* Registration deadline is one week before the course starts - but check to see if extension is available.

* All courses are subject to cancellation if the registration minimum is not reached one week prior to the start date.

* No refund will be given once the course starts.

* A full refund less a $20.00 admin. fee will be given to registrants canceling no later than two weeks before the course begins.

* Any additional supply fees indicated will be paid to the instructor at the first class.

To make enquiries about courses - please contact us!    

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