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.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE ❤️

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:

Saturday March 14th & Saturday March 21st, 1-5pm: Needle Felting Creatures

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 April 5th, 1-5pm:  Eco Easter Eggs ($60+hst)

Learn to paint and decorate Easter eggs using only plant-based inks and dyes.  We’ll take a look at different techniques for making natural pigments to make your Easter weekend special, and your Easter eggs fabulous!  This workshop is suitable for all ages.

Saturday April 11th, 1-5pm: Intro to Embroidery ($60+hst)

In this afternoon workshop you will learn how to design and fabricate an embroidered image. In the first session you will lay out your design and draw it onto a piece of fabric, and begin the process of embroidering outlines for the design.

Saturday April 18th & Saturday April 25th, 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.

Sunday April 19th & Sunday April 26th, 1-5pm: 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 May 2nd, 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!

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]