Special Interest


Craft and Chat

Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Are you someone who has a hobby, but find yourself with no time to dedicate to it? If so, this might be just the thing for you. It's a 2-hour block of time each week to spend on whatever craft or project you need to do. So dig out your knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, drawing -- or whatever project you are working on -- and come spend some time nurturing your creative side, while engaging in friendly conversation with other members. There will be no moderator for this course.

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The Long & Short of It: The Art of Crafting Short Stories

Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 In this course we will explore the sometimes complicated steps of crafting short fiction. We'll look at world and character building, action and dialogue, motivation, choosing an impactful title, and even self-editing. This course covers everything you need to know about building a short story and navigating your newly honed craft. Writing can be complicated, and the process of assembling a compelling short story can often feel overwhelming to budding writers. Taking short fiction and breaking it down into easily digestible ...

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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. You will also be given written instructions for each of the projects should you wish to recreate them at home. There is a consumables fee of $57 for materials and adhesive, payable to the ...

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Belly Dancing

Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gym Belly dancing is a great way to increase confidence, flexibility, and coordination. This class is an introduction to belly dance. The instructor will teach various moves and steps and show how they can be incorporated into fun combinations. Comfortable clothing (leggings, for example) is recommended, as this will allow for movement. Participants can wear any regular scarf or shawl tied around the hips or they can purchase a coin belt from the instructor for $20. Participants may begin in socks; however, dance slippers are recommended ...

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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 October 8 (Thanksgiving). The last class is on November 19. ...

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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 Create beautiful paintings while focusing on building skills in watercolour and accentuating your personal style and self-expression. This course will be offered in a workshop style with an emphasis on improving your techniques with interaction and guidance from the teacher. Participants will learn about the foundations of watercolour by exploring colour mixing, wet-in wet and controlled washes and basic brush control. In this course, we will also explore the use of ink, watercolour pencils and crayons to create luminous and ...

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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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