Special Interest


Yes, Let’s: A Beginner’s Guide to Improv

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. In "Yes, Let’s: A Beginner’s Guide To Improv" we explore the fun, bold, and unrehearsed world of improvisational acting. Together, we’ll look at techniques for sharpening your reflexes, creating characters, and opening yourself up to new experiences. The idea of stepping onto a stage and coming up with lines on the fly can seem overwhelming, but this class takes the stress out of performing. Here you’ll learn how to keep your cool in fast-paced games, how to find your voice (and have it heard), and how you can incorporate these ...

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Professional Photo Editing On the Go

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Today we find ourselves capturing our most precious moments and cherished memories on our smartphones and tablets. This course will give you an inside look into professional photo-editing available for your mobile devices. You will learn how to best capture photos on your phone or tablet, as well as how to edit your photos like a pro by using split toning, colour grading and levels, colour curves and other professional editing tools. You will practice your editing skills by using a free version of Lightroom CC available for smartphones and ...

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Essentials of Interior Decoration

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Do you like everything related to design and interior decorating? If so, then come and develop your natural talent in this field. If you would like to gain essential knowledge in home decoration, this class will help you learn how to deal with colours and lighting and choose proper materials, furniture, and accessories. By the end of this course you will have the tools to carry out your own residential interior decorating projects. Please bring graph paper, 2 to 3 décor magazines, and coloured pencils. Instructor: ...

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Intro to Photoshop CS for Digital Images

Monday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Learn how to use Photoshop on your digital images! Topics covered include basic retouching and balancing of light and colour, as well as some fun tricks! Important -- Please Note: This course is designed for those who are fairly comfortable with manipulating the functions of software on computers. Required equipment: A USB key, Adobe Photoshop (any level of CS, The Creative Suite, available online or on your computer) and access to a computer or laptop. No tablets or phones please! Please Note: If you do not have Adobe ...

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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. Instructor: Wendy Tilson, B. Mus. (McGill University), B.Ed. (University of Toronto)

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Drawing

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Drawing is fundamental to all art making. This course encourages students to observe and visually express the spaces and shapes that make up both their close environment and the imagined. Using simple tools and time-honoured techniques, students will explore the creative process of sketching using the following: value, tone, shading, gesture and contour line, crosshatching, and perspective. Homework sketching assignments are not mandatory; however, completing them and follow-up with further experimentation is encourage...

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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. Please Note: The last class is on March 19. This is an 9-week course. Instructor: Janet Callary

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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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