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 July 7 & Sunday July 14, 1-5pm: Intro to silkscreening ($120+hst)

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Thursday July 18 & Thursday July 25, 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 July 21, 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 July 28 & Sunday August 4th, 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 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?

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.