MIXED MEDIA CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts offers a large variety of mixed media classes and workshops. Stained glass, silversmithing, weaving, knitting and felting classes and workshops operate on a regular basis. Classes and workshops in many other arts and crafts are offered on a periodic basis.
While actual offerings may vary from time to time based on student interest and instructor availability, the descriptions below provide a sampling of our classes and workshops. To explore and register for upcoming classes and workshops, click on the button below.
STAINED GLASS (BEGINNER)
This 8-week adult class introduces the Tiffany method of working with stained glass. Students are familiarized with stained glass materials, glass working tools, and patterns. Skills learned include glass scoring, breaking, grinding, copper foiling, soldering, and finishing. Class projects consist of a sun catcher followed by a project chosen by the student. No prior experience is required for this class.
This 4-week adult class introduces techniques for working with sterling silver and copper to make jewelry and decorative objects. In a small group, students work on a project of their own choosing. Skills learned include cutting, soldering, and shaping. No prerequisites apply for this class and students with prior experience will be supported in further development of their skills.
Adult weaving classes and workshops are offered on a regular basis using both rigid heddle and multi-shaft looms. Rigid heddle weaving provides a gentle introduction to the basic concepts of weaving. Multi-shaft weaving, whether using table or floor looms, allows for more complex projects but is more time-consuming. Project-based workshops explore specific techniques or the creation of particular items. Class duration and any prerequisities vary.
Adult knitting classes are offered on a regular basis and are typically based on a project which introduces or explores specific techniques or the creation of a particular item. Examples of knitting classes include beginner knitting, introduction to sock knitting, thrummed mittens, introduction to lace knitting and more. Class duration and any prerequisities vary.