Special Interest


Work Café

Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Do you have a project or hobby on the go, but find yourself without the time or space 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 have on the go. Writing a novel? Starting your own business? Just need to catch up on 99 emails and phone calls? We can help! Registration includes free wifi access and one cup of hot coffee or tea each week. Free childcare is available. Register for Work Café.

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Free-form Mandala Acrylic Painting

Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Come and create a free-form mandala painting that will be built upon over the course of 9 weeks. Important information: There is a $25 consumables fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Please note that the WIWC’s childcare service is not available during Saturday courses. The last class is on March 21. This is a 9-week course. Instructor: Terri Almond, Self-taught artist and photographer; Integration aide at LBPSB Register for Free-From Mandala Painting.

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Drawing With Colour

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Drawing with colour is a perfect way to express yourself. This course encourages students to explore a range of soft pastel techniques that will strengthen your drawing skills. Through visual presentations and demonstrations, you will gain a better understanding of topics such as composition, colour-mixing and blending. The small class size offers personalized instruction and timely feedback. Discussions around famous pastel artists and artworks will inspire your creative spirit in a relaxed setting. Important information: ...

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Exploring Digital Photography: Light and Portraits

Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This class is for those who know some photography basics, who have had their cameras for a while, but would like to improve on techniques they know. Participants will learn more about what makes a good photograph and develop a better sense of composition, lighting, and exposure control. Participants will learn digital imaging methods that focus on specific practical examples for reliable photographic results.  Please note this is an intermediate course and is specifically geared towards someone who knows the basics of shooting ...

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Tuesday Afternoon Book Club

Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 5 meetings from January to May Childcare Room 2 The Women's Centre's Book Club offers a great reading experience, exciting discussions, and enjoyable companionship. Because there are no animators, participants rotate the leadership role on a monthly basis. Important information: Meetings take place on the 4th Tuesday of the month Register for Tuesday Afternoon Book Club.

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Saturday Singing Group

Saturday 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 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 two-part arrangements. We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability. Singing in a group creates a special connection among people and you just might discover a new talent in yourself! Important information: The WIWC's childcare service is not available during Saturday courses. There is a consumables fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the first day of ...

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Let’s Improvise!

Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 In this course we will 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 skills into your ...

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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 two-part arrangements. We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability.  Singing in a group creates a special connection among people and you just might discover a new talent in yourself! Important information: 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 ...

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Drum Circle

Friday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.Upstairs Classroom Drum Circle is a fun, workshop and interactive experience to play and create rhythms while collaborating together! Important information: Participants are asked to bring their own Djembé.The WIWC's childcare service is not available during this course.This course begins on February 6. There is no course on March 5. The last class is on March 26. This is a 7-week course. Instructor: Militza Nuñez, Diplôme de fin d'études (Conservatoire Annemasse), DESS en Interprétation Percussion, DESS en Répertoire ...

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Watermedia

Friday 12:45 - 3:15 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Have fun with watercolour 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 innovative techniques. Important information: Expect to pay $75 or more for supplies. The materials list will be sent to participants prior to the first week of class. The last class is on march 20. This is a 9-week course. Instructor: Michèle Tougas, Painter, Member of Lakeshore ...

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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. Come learn a new craft or work on an ongoing project, while at the same time pick up a few tips and tricks. Class projects will be presented but are not mandatory. Important information: 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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Wednesday Night Book Club

Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 8 meetings during the year: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, and May 20 Childcare Room 2 The Women's Centre's Book Club offers a great reading experience, exciting discussions, and enjoyable companionship. Because there are no animators, participants rotate the leadership role on a monthly basis. Important information: 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. The WIWC’s ...

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