Workshops

Come make art with us!  By popular demand we are continuing to offer 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 enrollment limit of 6, so you’ll get plenty of individual attention.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  We’re also happy to offer private instruction in art & animation for $50/hour.

Our schedule for workshops is as follows:

Sunday January 5th, 1-5pm: Indigo Shibori Dye ($60+hst)

Learn about the history and magic of Indigo, a plant based blue dye that has been cultivated by humans for centuries.  In this afternoon workshop we will learn about various tie-dyeing techniques to create beautiful and elaborate patterns on natural fibres.  Fabric will be provided but you are welcome to bring along your cotton t-shirts or stained items to give them a new look.  Eco friendly and fun.  This workshop is suitable for all ages.

Sunday January 12th & Sunday January 19th, 1-5pm: Animation!  Intro to Stop Motion for Kids ($120+hst)

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Wednesday January 22nd & February 5th, 12-4pm Animation!  Intro to Stop Motion for Kids ($120+hst)

Have your little ones always wanted to learn to bring drawings or random objects to life?  In this two part workshop kids will learn the basics of stop motion, using a professional camera set up and animation software.  During the first session they will create the characters, and storyboard the animation, and in the second session they’ll bring it to life.  A fun activity for first time animators or kids that want to improve their skill set.  Ages 9+, children 6-8 are welcome with an accompanying guardian.

Saturday January 25th & Sunday February 2nd, 1-5pm: Animation!  Intro to Stop Motion for Grown Ups ($120+hst)

Have YOU always wanted to learn to bring drawings or random objects to life?  In this two part workshop you’ll learn the basics of stop motion and about the history of the medium.  We will shoot a collaborative short film using a professional camera set up and animation software.  During the first session we will create the characters, and storyboard the animation, and in the second session bring it to life.  A fun activity for first time animators or artists that want to improve their skill set.

Saturday February 8th & Saturday February 15th, 1-5pm: Needle Felted Cacti ($120+hst)

In this two part workshop you will design and build an un-killable plant using wool and needle felting techniques.  In the first session you will design your cactus, build an armature and begin felting the basic shapes.  In the second session you will finish your new cozy decor and, time allowing, maybe give them some charming accessories, or even a face?

Sunday February 9th, 1-5pm: Paper Flowers ($60+hst)

In this afternoon workshop you will learn to build a poseable floral arrangement out of wire, crepe paper and gouache paints.  Make your dream bouquet that is undying as your love for the recipient (or yourself, because you deserve beautiful flowers.)  Join us for this pre-valentines workshop and learn to bring paper to life.

Sunday February 16th, 1-5pm: Painting Pet Portraits ($60+hst)

Looking to expand your drawing and painting skills?  In this afternoon workshop you will bring a photo of your favourite animal friend and be guided through the process of taking it from photo to sketch to finished painting.  Learn all the tricks we use when painting pet portraits at Cardboard Reality!

Sunday February 23rd & Sunday March 1st, 1-5pm: Intro to Silkscreening ($140+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.

Unless otherwise listed our workshops are all inter-generational, and we welcome participants of all ages.  Kids under 10 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or older sibling/friend.

Can’t make it to any of our dates?  Looking for a fun group outing?  Group rates (for 3 or more participants) and dates are available.  Just get in touch![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]