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Creating Digital Photo Albums and Movies

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.                                                      Upstairs Classroom Get creative with all your pictures and learn how to make beautiful customized digital photo albums, books and movies. In this course, you will learn fundamental principles of composing photos beyond the auto-editing and standard layouts provided by basic applications, including how to: choose the right theme and layout order images to tell a story use the right text apply different backgrounds, color themes and filters You will also ...

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Paper Crafting 101

Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Learn how to create original handmade cards and gifts through the simple art of stamping. Over the session you will use a variety of materials such as stamps, card stock, wet and dry embossing, brads, ribbon, die cuts, watercolour and more, as your love of stamping grows. You will make two cards and a surprise item or technique each week. There is a consumables fee of $50 for materials and adhesive, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please Note: There is no class on April 22 (Easter Monday) and May 20 (Victoria ...

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Natural Alternatives for Daily Life (CANCELLED)

Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 In this fun hands-on course, you will learn how to use essential oils and other natural products as safe and effective alternatives for many aspects of your daily life. You will learn about the properties of different essential oils and how they impact and influence our bodies and our health. You will also learn about natural alternatives for cleaning and self-care to reduce the toxins in our lives. Every week will feature a different theme and DIY projects for you to make and take home!  Please Note: A fee of $32 for ...

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Singing Group

Monday 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Upstairs Classroom If you like to sing, why not join our singing group this session? We have a lot of fun working on many different styles of music in unison and 2-part arrangements.  Singing in a group creates a special connection among people.  We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability.  You just might discover a new talent in yourself! There is a consumables fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please Note: There is no class on April 22 (Easter Monday) and May 20 (Victoria Day). The last class ...

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Watermedia

Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Have fun with watercolor and learn to relax with this medium. You will discover how to use its unpredictability to greatest effect, creating your own style and vision. While learning the basics, you will also be taught how to use various techniques that push the envelope.  SUPPLIES LIST: There are many different brands of paint available on the market. The instructor recommends starting with three or four professional-grade watercolour tubes such as Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, M. Graham or Holbein. The ...

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Knitting For All

Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Beginners and veteran knitters are welcome to join this class to either learn a new craft or work on an ongoing project while picking up a few tips and tricks. Class projects will be presented, but are not mandatory.  Please bring size 4.5 mm (US 7) straight knitting needles,  and one 50 g ball worsted weight (4) yarn. Instructor: Janet Callary Register for Knitting for All.

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Mixed Media Collage

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Explore art and the act of creating collage through a creative process. This 7-week course will be offered in a workshop style so students will leave each class with a finished or semi-finished project. Using imagination and intuition, each student creates a work from simple materials using the basic elements of design (line, space, colour, form, value and texture) while exploring the principles of design (repetition, contrast, balance, unity and movement). Students are encouraged to bring in line drawings of scenes, specific ...

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Wednesday Night Book Club

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (once a month on the third Wednesday of every month) Childcare Room 2 The Women's Centre's book club offers you great reading, exciting discussion and warm companionship. Because there are no animators, participants rotate the leadership role on a monthly basis. The club meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For information about meeting dates and the book selected for the upcoming meeting, please refer to the Events Calendar on our website or call the WIWC Office at 514-695-8529. Please Note: The WIWC’s free childcare service is ...

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