It’s September in Cape Breton: Labour Day has passed, children are in school and the sun sets a little earlier. Time to move from outdoor fun to indoor activities.
The Cape Breton Centre For Craft and Design takes the pain out of autumn by offering an extensive lineup of fall courses and workshops to satisfy any creative urge.
This September, the Centre offers courses including felting, weaving, pottery, jewellery, stained glass and much more. The courses range from beginner to advanced and students will be able to learn at their own pace in a comfortable working environment with qualified instructors.
Diane Campbell, administrative assistant and weaving instructor is one of the facilitators for the upcoming term.
Campbell says, in a media release, “Traditional fine art and craft is an integral part of our heritage and it is vital to teach these skills, passing them on to future generations.”
Campbell will share the skill of weaving with all those who are new to the craft and those who have some experience under their belt. “Whether you are a new craftsperson or have knowledge to bring to the classroom,” she says, “everyone has an opportunity to learn and have fun while doing so.”
Registration is open until September 16. Anyone who wishes to sign up for a course or get additional information, may phone Tammy at 902.539.7491 ext 111 or visit the Centre’s website. The Centre is located at 322 Charlotte Street in Sydney.
The Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design is a satellite of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design. Its mandate is to promote excellence in the field of craft and design, both professional and recreational, through education and training. The Centre’s role as an integral and leading force within the craft sector on Cape Breton Island is essentially educational, promotional and developmental.