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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

Wednesday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom 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 ...

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Paper Crafting

Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Learn how to create original handmade cards and gifts through the simple art of stamping. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or an avid stamper, this course is for you. This is the best time to join as we will be covering Halloween and Christmas! We will be using a variety of materials, making two cards and learning a new technique each week. Important information: A consumable fee of $55 for materials and adhesive is payable to the instructor on the first day of the class. There is no class on Sept. 26 and Oct. 31. ...

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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:                                                                        There is ...

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Photos From Your Devices: From Ordinary to Outstanding

Monday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Would you like to learn how to take stunning photos with your mobile phone? Or how to edit them to a professional level with just a couple tricks? We often find ourselves capturing our most precious moments and cherished memories on our smartphones and tablets. During this course 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, levels, colour curves and other professional editing tools. You will practice your editing skills by using a free version of ...

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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. There is no class Oct. 14. The last class is on Nov. 25. This is a ...

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Watermedia

Friday 1:00 - 3:30 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 WIWC’s childcare service will only be available until 3:00. Please contact the office if you are registering for ...

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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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Introduction to Digital Photography

Monday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 Do you want to learn about the basic techniques of understanding your digital camera?  This course is designed for beginners. Participants will be introduced to digital imaging methods that focus on specific practical examples for reliable photographic results. The course will be divided into three modules; the basic introduction to equipment and structural tools towards personal expression in photography, a more involved module on techniques, composition and exposure control, and finally, presentation. Important information: ...

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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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