Workshops

This summer are pleased to finally be offering workshops just around the corner from the beach at our brick & mortar studio in Historic Downtown Cobourg, Ontario!  The perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, or hone your talent, each workshop has an enrolment limit of 6, so you’ll get plenty of individual attention.

Our schedule for workshops is as follows:

 

Sunday August 18 & Sunday August 25th, 1-5pm: Needle Felting Creatures ($120+hst)

In this two part workshop you will design and build a woodland creature using wool and needle felting techniques.  In the first session you will design your creature, build an armature and begin felting the basic shapes.  In the second session you will finish your new friend and, time allowing, maybe give them some charming accessories?

Sunday September 1st & Sunday September 8th, 1-5pm: Intro to silkscreening ($120+hst)

In this two part workshop you will learn about the basic technique for creating a silkscreen using photo emulsion.  During the first session you will design your image and prepare the screen, and during the second session you will learn how to print using your newly minted screen.

Sunday September 15th, 1-5pm: Indigo Shibori Dyeing ($60+hst)

In this afternoon workshop you will learn about the history of Indigo dyeing, and learn techniques for creating different tie-dye designs. You will work on dyeing cotton muslin (and any cotton t-shirts you want to bring along).

Sunday September 22nd & Sunday September 29th, 1-5pm: ANIMATION!  Intro to Under Camera Stop Motion ($120+hst)

Have you always wanted to learn to bring your drawings or random objects to life?  In this two part workshop you will learn the basics of animating cut out images under the camera, using a professional camera set up and animation software.  During the first session you will create the players for your short film, and storyboard the animation, and in the second session you’ll bring it to life.  Take your Instagram game to the next level!

Sunday October 6th & Sunday October 13th, 1-5pm: Lino Block Printing ($120+hst)

In this two part workshop you will learn how to create an image for block printing using negative space and thinking in reverse.  During the first workshop you will create your design and begin carving, finishing the carving during the second session, and printing on paper.

Sunday October 20th & Sunday October 27th, 1-5pm: Mask Making ($120+hst)

In this two part workshop you will learn how to make your own original mask.  In the first session you will sculpt the form for a mask out of clay, and make it in papier mache.  In the second session you will remove your mask from the mould, sand it, decorate it and finally have a finished piece ready to strut on Hallowe’en!

Sunday November 3rd & Sunday November 10th, 1-5pm: Needle Felting Creatures ($120+hst)

See description above.

 

Can’t make it to any of our dates?  Looking for a fun group outing?  Group rates and dates are available.  Just get in touch!

Workshops available at Cardboard Reality Farm & Studio located at 83 King St West in historic downtown Cobourg, Ontario.
  • All workshops are "make and take" and include all materials. Group rates and dates are available.
  • Please briefly describe your experience level with your chosen workshop medium.
  • How would you like to pay for your workshop(s)? Cheques can be made out to Cardboard Reality Inc. Online payments can be sent to cardboardreality@gmail.com We will be in touch shortly to confirm registration.