Figure Drawing (Winter)

Date: January 16 - February 20
Time: 6 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Details: Learn to understand and draw the human form in all its wonderful complexities and subtleties. You will learn to capture gestures, balance, proportion, form, structure, and shading, using both male and female nude models in a respectful and encouraging atmosphere. The human body is notorious for its difficulty - by approaching this with the aid of a talented and experienced instructor, you will come to understand important techniques for maintaining balance and proportion while crafting the details that create a believable and moving representation.

Fee: $190 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $190.00

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Machine Sewing: An Introduction (Winter)

4 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 16 - February 6


4 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, January 21 - February 11
(Please note - the Saturday morning sewing class is full but we do keep a waiting list.  Let us know if you are interested in this class and we'll contact you if a space becomes available.  Send an email to <> or call 739-7623)

Instructor: Gina Rae King

Details: This short course is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to get started machine sewing.  You will learn about machine set up, parts and accessories, cutting patterns, sewing straight and curved seams, finishing techniques, and more.  You will learn the basic skills as you as you gain hands-on experience, follow a simple pattern, and complete two projects: a canvas tote bag with accent and a pair of comfy pajama pants. We provide sewing machines and sewing notions.

Fee:  $135 (HST is included, supplies are extra)

Note:  Supplies for this sewing class are purchased directly from the instructor for a $35 fee

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Price: $135.00

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Introduction to Acrylics (Winter)

Dates: January 17 - February 14
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Vaandering

An excellent opportunity to learn the skills of acrylic painting. It is truly incredible what can be accomplished with this medium - from thick impasto to spectacularly complex layers...but you must begin somewhere! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of paint application and colour theory as you work from images and still life to create a small series of paintings. You'll get the basics of perspective, proportion, and development of form. Expert painter and accomplished art educator Gerald Vaandering brings expertise from his practice to guide you through the foundations and into more complicated work. No experience necessary.  A great class to take with a friend!

$168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $168.00

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Quilting Introduction (Winter)

Dates:   choose from
6 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 18 - February 22 
6 Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, February 9 - March 16

Instructor: Sheila Ford

This class in a fantastic opportunity to learn the quilting process. Sheila Ford will guide you through the steps of making a lap quilt using the quilting pattern and techniques of “Stacking the Deck”.  You will stack, slice, and shuffle fabrics to create your design. Then you will sew your quilt top; learn how to do stippling plain machine quilting; and learn how to apply a binding as you complete your 36” square quilt.  Basic sewing machine skills are required.  This class is also good for individuals still new to quilting and wishing to improve their skills.

Fee:  $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Please note: this class is restricted to eight participants to ensure adequate time with the instructor.

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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Winter)

Date: January 19 - February 16
5 Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm


Date: March 2 - March 30
5 Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

: April White

Designed to help you have fun and relax on a Thursday afternoon, this class will focus on developing basic drawing skills and then shifting these into a small series of watercolour paintings. Drawing is an important foundation for all other activities, and April will introduce some of the basics including contour drawing, form, shape, and pattern. With that in your pocket, you will learn a variety of simple watercolour techniques and apply them in some exercises and small pieces. For those with little to no experience, this is an excellent way to unwind and explore these artistic media. A great class to take with a friend, and a perfect precursor to many of our other art classes.

"As someone with zero art experience, I found the class challenging at times but very accessible. April is very positive and encouraging, and she made the entire experience fun. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend her class to anyone who has never tried an art class before." from a recent participant in April's Art In the Afternoon class

$140 (includes HST, supplies extra)

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Introduction to Watercolours (Winter)

Date: January 19 - February 16
Time: 5 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

Watercolours are a medium with potential for both gentleness and vibrancy and so have a great expressive capacity for any artist, but like anything they take practice to master. Working from still life and selected images, this class will teach you how to prepare your paper, plan your image, and apply the paint to achieve a variety of palettes, tonal values, and textures. Whether you are interested in figurative, abstract, landscape, or more contemporary designs, this class will provide a great technical foundation for you to progress with this medium. Leave with a small series of paintings that will make great references as you move forward. A great class to take with a friend!

Fee: $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $155.00

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Embroidery Study Programme Part 5: Stumpwork

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Date: January 23 - March 27, 2016
Time: 10 Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 5
Advanced Level

Popular in 17th Century Britain, Stumpwork was comprised of embroidered figures, insects, and animals to portray biblical tales or stories from court. Combining many techniques, Stumpwork is a challenging form of needlework; its historic purpose was to showcase the skill of the embroiderer. Students will sample a number of padding, lace, and figure making techniques. Students will complete a small figurative portrait.

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Fee: $190 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design upon successful completion of all Parts.

Click Here for the full details of the Hand Embroidery Programme.

Price: $190.00

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It Begins With Drawing (Winter)

Date: January 25 - March 22 (no class on Feb 22)
Time: 8 Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

Drawing is the foundation of visual arts and this introductory class will teach you the basics.  This class is perfect for those with a general love and interest in sketching or drawing, those who wish to improve their technical skills, or those who just want to give it a try.  Class instruction will focus on experimentation with different drawing materials and mediums, including pencil, graphite, charcoal, and India ink. Technical exercises such as gesture, still life, portraiture, form and shading exercises, and contour drawing will create a great base for progression into more advanced and refined techniques. No experience necessary.

Fee: $195 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $195.00

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Oil Painting (Winter)

Date: January 25 - March 15
Time: 8 Wednesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Greg Bennett

In this class with artist/instructor Greg Bennett you’ll learn the basics of oil painting, a medium renowned for the richness of its' colours and its' versatility of applications. Instruction will cover how to get started and safely work with oil paints, how to mix the paint, brush care, application methods, and colour theory.  Students will work from photos and still life to complete their own  oil paintings.

Please note, this class is limited to only 10 participants to ensure that everyone has as much individual time with the instructor as needed.

Fee: $190 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $190.00

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Rug Hooking: An Introduction (Winter)

Dates: January 29 - February 12
: 3 Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Details:  If you spend a few afternoons learning how to hook rugs with Catherine McCausland, then you might just get hooked for life.  In this beginners’ course, you’ll learn the basic technique, and about the tools and materials used for rug hooking.  You’ll work on small piece - learning by doing - as you transfer your design onto the burlap, cut and prepare the fabric, and start hooking.  Finishing techniques will be demonstrated as you may need additional time to finish your wall hanging.

Fee:  $118 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $118.00

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Machine Embroidery Introduction

Date: new date! Sunday, February 19
Time: new time! 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Kerri Ivany

Details: If you've ever been curious about machine embroidery and its many exciting possibilities, this is the perfect introductory workshop for you! In this class you will learn the basic mechanisms on your machine - including disengaging the feed dogs and free-hand sewing - for executing different machine embroidery designs. You will explore sample designs on three different materials: cotton, wool felt, and perhaps most exciting, disolvable fabric! Soak the dissolvable fabric and you are left with a stunning and sturdy web of embroidered thread that can be used for a range of applications. Class fee includes your specialty threads, three fabrics, and sewing machines are provided for your use.

Kerri Ivany is a graduate of the College of the North Atlantic Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design program and the owner and operator of Kerri's Crafts & Accessories.

Fee: $87 (supplies included)

Price: $87.00

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Introduction to Art History Part II: Rococo to Contemporary

Date: January 31 - March 21
Time: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Victoria Scott, PhD

Introduction to Art History is designed to familiarize students with important works of art and architecture in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from fourteenth-century up until yesterday. Throughout the course we will connect works of art to significant social, political, and intellectual developments, but the materiality of the artwork – the building, fresco, painting, sculpture photograph, performance, video or installation under discussion – will always be our central focus.

FALL 2016 - Part I of this course took us from the Renaissance to the Baroque period (from the fifteenth up to the beginning of the eighteenth century), underscoring the importance of debate and dialogue between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The instructor encouraged you to think, not just about how the artworks were made, but also why they were made.

WINTER 2017 - Part II will begin with Rococo and advance right though to contemporary art today. Focusing on art and architecture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, students will come away with a broad overview of the major artists, themes, and movements. At the end of Part I and II, students will be familiar with over 250 of the world’s masterpieces.

Fee: $188 (includes HST)


Price: $188.00

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Introduction to Silk Painting (Winter)

Date: January 31 - February 21
Time: 4 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Inga Strause-Godejord

Details: This class will teach you everything you need to know to begin silk painting! Create delicate and dynamic patterns of colour and texture on your silks and leave with a scarf or necktie, and a small frameable landscape-based silk painting. In the first class you will learn the basic approaches to silk painting, including painting on dry and damp silks and how to create textures. Explore your dye palette and create a small, frame-able landscape-based sample. In the following two classes you will create a vibrant silk scarf, then learn finishing techniques and how to set your dyes. Unlike some types of dye, those provided in this class can be set with a regular household iron, making this a much easier and safer method for these techniques. Leave with a small piece of silk art and scarf perfect for Spring wear or to give as a gorgeous gift!

Fee: $158 (includes HST and supplies)

Samples of Inga's silk painting work:

Price: $158.00

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Crochet: An Introduction (Winter)

Date: February 7 - February 28
Time: 4 Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

Details: Crochet is a centuries old technique that has seen a revival in recent years with contemporary applications and designs.  It's a craft you can take anywhere with you as it uses only a hook and a ball of thread or yarn.  The loops and chains of crochet are made with only four different stitches, then all of the different patterns and designs are just different combinations of those four basics.  Use these simple steps to craft a multitude of projects like hats, scarves, doilies, tablecloths, mini-monsters, chair-covers, and more!

Fee: $87 (includes HST and most supplies)

Price: $87.00

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Knitting: An Introduction (Winter)

Dates: February 9 - March 2
Time: 4 Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

Though traditionally associated with colder weather, knitting is a perfect all-season activity! Because it is so portable, it's the kind of craft you can stuff in your bag and take along with you while relaxing at the cabin, on the beach, or sitting on a friends patio. In this class you will learn how to knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase, decrease, how to fix mistakes, and how to follow simple stitch patterns. In four Tuesday evenings Pearl will get you knitting as you practice the basics and complete your choice of suggested projects - hats, scarves, dishtowels are common favourite firsts.

Fee:  $87 (includes HST and some supplies)

Price: $87.00

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Palette Knife Painting: Introductory Workshop

Date: February 18 - February 25
Time: 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Jeanette Jobson

Applying thick strokes of oil colour using palette knives loosens painting style and exposes the artist to a new, fresh way of expressing themselves.  Its a great transition from drawing and a perfect way to loosen painting techniques.

This workshop explores the techniques of using palette or painting knives, colour theory and mixing, and direct painting practice combined with tips, tricks and demos. Open to all levels of experience, this workshop is taught using oil paints and is a perfect introduction to oils. Recommended for beginners or for artists who want to loosen up their painting style.

All materials are supplied for this workshop, you need to do is just show up!

Fee: $118 (includes HST and supplies)


Price: $118.00

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Machine Sewing: Beyond the Basics (Winter)


5 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm February 27 - March 27

5 Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm March 4 - April 1
Instructor: Gina Rae King

Are you comfortable at a sewing machine?  Do you have basic sewing skills?  Are you ready for a new challenge that will take your sewing skills to the next level?  If you have answered yes to these questions and you would like to learn how to sew clothing & garments, then you are ready for "Machine Sewing: Beyond the Basics". In the first class, your sewing instructor Gina Rae, will discuss project options and help you choose a project that will challenge your skills & you feel ready to take on.  Everyone will complete at least one garment as Gina Rae guides you expertly through the sewing process step by step.  You learn by doing and advance your sewing skills with the experience.    

$168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

This class is restricted to eight participants to ensure adequate time with the instructor.

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Continuing Acrylics (Winter)

Dates: February 28 - March 28
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Vaandering

An acrylic painting class for individuals with some previous experience working with acrylics, or who have taken a previous class.  Continuing acrylics is an opportunity to explore, develop, and refine your painting technique. Expert art educator Gerald Vaandering will deliver focused instruction on developing texture, atmospheric perspective, form, shade, and colour theory. Participants will be challenged at their level of skill throughout the completion of a small series of paintings.

Fee: $168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $168.00

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Watercolour: Beyond the Basics (Winter)

Date: March 2 - March 30
Time: 5 Thursdays, 7:00- 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

An opportunity for individuals with some water colour experience, who have taken previous water colour classes, to explore, develop and refine their technique. Participants will work from still life, reference images, and their imaginations. Layering and mixing of colour, successful composition, and surface treatment techniques will be explored. Artist/instructor April White will challenge individuals at their level of skill as participants complete a small series of water colour paintings.

Fee: $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $155.00

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Stained Glass Introduction (Winter)

Date: March 4 - 5
Time:   Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Brian Drover

Stained glass is an eye-catching way to express yourself, and make beautiful gifts for friends or decor for your home. In this hands-on workshop Brian will teach you the basics as you craft a flat piece of stained glass to hang as a decoration or sun-catcher.

Participants are welcome to bring their own glass supplies, tools, and  projects, but this is not required. All tools and materials will be provided. This class is limited to eight participants.

Fee:  $168 (includes HST , supplies are extra)

This class is full but we do keep a waiting list.  Please let us know that you are interested in this class by calling 739-7623 or sending an email to <> and we'll contact you if a space becomes available.

Price: $168.00

The Rug Hooker’s Workshop Series (Winter)

Date: March 12 - April 23 (no class on April 16)
Time: 6 Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30 pm or 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Register for selected classes, or the whole series for a discount!

This is a great way to work through a project while improving your skills. Each class includes a featured lesson with sampler pattern and general hooking time.
Full Series: $190 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 1: Get a Pattern
Sunday, March 12, 10 am - 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Bring an idea and we'll develop a pattern or choose from available designs. You will learn a simple photo-to-pattern method, choose border options, and transfer your design onto burlap.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 2: Pick Your Colours
Sunday, March 19, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Pick colours that compliment each and the right texture of yarns or fabrics for your piece. Make your pattern stand out! Exploration of Memory Mats and then general hooking time.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 3: Hooking Effects
Sunday, March 26, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Get guidance on bringing your design to life: to outline or not, variations on outline styles, direction of hooking techniques, and using these tools to create movement and variety in your piece.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 4: Details, Shadows & Highlights
Sunday, April 2, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Learn a super-simple three-shade method to create shadows and highlights. Practice a variety of stitch sizes to create fine detail in your work.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 5: Texture Effects
Sunday, April 9, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Create fascinating and unusual textures that make your mat really unique. Explore unusual material choices and play with pile (stitch height and distance). These techniques make your mat a joy to both look at and touch.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 6: Finishing Off
Sunday, April 23, 10 am - 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Get a professional finish to your mat. Complete the finishing touches, correct any mistakes, clean up and press. You will learn about colour adjustment and clarification, turning and hanging options. Catherine will go over a variety of uses for rug hooked pieces.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

- 9" x 12" designs available.
- Fabric provided but students should be prepared to bring additional fabric for larger designs.
- Please bring your own scissors, hooks, and cutters.

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Price: from $46.00

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Graphic Novels: An Introduction

Date: March 13 - April 17
Time: 5 Mondays, 7:00 - 9:30
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Comic and illustration veteran Wallace Ryan will use his expertise in graphic novel layout, illustration, and figure drawing to help you create your own graphic novel. You will learn how to create and write the narrative and develop characters as well as how to achieve perfect lines, weight, and proportion in your graphic novel illustrations. Your imagination is the limit! Whether you want to create a superhero epic or illustrate the tale of your parents growing up, all projects are welcomed and encouraged! All skill levels welcome.

Fee: $140 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $140.00

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Introduction to Printmaking

Date: April 1-2
Time: Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Anita Singh
In this workshop participants will learn a variety of printmaking techniques including monotrace, collagraph and relief. Participants will experiment and gain hands-on experience with artist Anita Singh creating a series of their own original printworks. Students will learn techniques for carving, creating relief plates using foam and easycut. We will also explore Monotype and Monotrace (drawing and painterly) and collagraph prints, made by building up a ‘plate’ using a collage-like process, learn how to ink your ‘plate’ and print by pressing and rubbing using your hand, a wooden spoon and an etching press.
No previous experience required. Price includes materials and tax.
Fee: $125 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $125.00

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Serger Basics (Winter)

Date: April 8
Time: Saturday, 1 - 5 pm
Instructor: Barry Buckle

Do you dread to thread your serger? Don't be intimated by that beautiful machine - join Barry Buckle for a four hour class that will have you up and running in no time! Be sure to bring your serger, manual, and any accessories - fabric and thread will be provided.

Fee: $85 (includes HST & all supplies)

Price: $85.00

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ATC Registration Policy
Effective January 1, 2012

Pre-registration is required for all classes/camps/workshops.  You may register by calling 739-7623 or in person during office hours, or anytime through the on-line registration process.

Payment of registration fees is required two weeks in advance.

Payments may be made…

–           over the phone or on-line with credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or  American Express)

–          in person, during office hours, with cash, debit, check and/or credit card

–          by mailing a check/money order payable to the Anna Templeton Centre to 278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL, A1C 1H3

A minimum number of participants are required for all classes to go ahead on the scheduled days/times.  Classes without sufficient registration may be cancelled or re-scheduled.  Every effort will be made to notify participants of any changes or cancellations in advance.  In case of a cancellation or change made by the ATC a full refund or credit will be issued.

Participants who choose to cancel their registration will receive a full refund only if they cancel more than two weeks in advance.  Once a class has started, no refunds will be issued for registration fees but a credit may be granted depending on individual circumstances.