Machine Sewing: An Introduction

4 Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 11 - October 2
4 Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, new dates! November 8 - November 29

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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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Fall)

Date: September 21 - November 9
Time: 8 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

$145 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $145.00

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Sculptural Crochet

Dates: TBA  (Winter 2018)
Times: TBA
Instructor: Mimi Stockland

Description: This class approaches the craft of crochet from a contemporary art perspective and explores how to take this relatively simple textile technique beyond making flat pieces and simple garments, into the realm of 3D crochet techniques. The workshop will use mathematical concepts to think about crochet, and ultimately give you the freedom to manipulate yarn and form in a fresh, inventive way that satisfies your imagination. You will be encouraged to choose one/several technique(s) that particularly interest you and explore them in further depth within a specific project. Students will start by making small samples to grasp and explore basic techniques as they are presented. By the end of the 4 weeks, they will have begun work on a larger sculptural piece incorporating one or several of these techniques. Designed primarily for intermediate to advanced crocheters, this class will expand the horizons of what is possible in crochet and give you more tools to add to your creative belt.

Fee: $95 (HST included)

Price: $95.00

The Art of Photo Transfer

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Instructor: Pepa Chan

Details: Photo transferring is a fun and exciting way of adding a personal touch to your belongings, and creating keepsakes from your treasured photos. Not only can you create artwork to hang on the wall, and hand-made cards or wrapping papers, but also add a personal touch to a host of store-bought items: notebooks & agendas, boxes and bags, candle holders, you name it! Using just a photocopies of your image and a gel medium (provided by the instructor, but it can easily be purchased at any local art supply store) you can move the image from your paper onto any other surface - wood and canvas are popular!

Bring in any images you might like to transfer - this can be designs, drawings, family photos - anything you like! Local artist Pepa Chan will show you the simple, step by step process of printing it onto various other materials to produce a small series of projects, include canvas, wood panel, and collage. In the second half of this course, bring in your own materials (books, bags, cards, etc.) and work on turning them into beautiful, unique works of art!

$85 (includes HST & some supplies)

Price: $85.00

Knitting: An Introduction

Date: new dates! November 1 - 29 2017
Time: 5 Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Pearl Fifield

Knitting is a popular activity for autumn, and for good reason! A warm night in with friends, crafting the kinds of cozy things that are perfect for the coming weather. 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:  $85 (includes HST and some supplies)

Supplies will be discussed in the first class with your instructor.


Price: $85.00

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The Rug Hooker’s Workshop Series (Fall)

Date: October 15 - November 19
Time: 6 Sundays, 2:30 - 5:30 pm or 10 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

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

For anyone who has completed the introductory workshop, or has some rug hooking experience, this workshop series is a great way to work through a project from "idea" to completion while improving your overall rug hooking 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, October 15, 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, October 22, 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, October 29, 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, November 5, 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, November 12, 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, November 19, 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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Introduction to Acrylics (Fall)

Dates: October 24 - Nov 28 (no class October 31)
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Instructor: Darren Whalen

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. No experience necessary.  A great class to take with a friend!

$168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Art Supplies for the Intro to Acrylics class

To see samples of Darren's artwork click here

Price: $168.00

Intermediate Knitting

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

Learn one of our much-loved “Operation Homespun” patterns and make a pair of cozy socks for a friend – or keep them for yourself! Instructor Pearl Fifield will guide you through the knitting process in four sessions. Come armed with skeins and needles and go home with socks! Don't want to make socks? Pearl will help you with any intermediate knitting project you'd like to take on, bring a pattern and the tools and she will help you make it happen!

This class is perfect for someone who has completed a session of "Knitting: Introduction" or for someone who has knit on their own and understands the basics.

Fee:  $87 (includes HST)

Pattern & Supply list (3 pages):

Operation Homespun Socks 1 + Operation Homespun Socks 2 + Operation Homespun Socks 3

Price: $87.00

Crochet: An Introduction

Date: October 24 - November 23
Time: 4 Thursdays, 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: $75 (includes HST and most supplies)

Price: $75.00

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Serger: Beyond the Basics

Date: October 28 - November 4
Time 2 Saturdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
: Barry Buckle

This workshop is the continuation of the Serger Basics workshop. If you have completed the Serger Basics workshop, then you are ready for Beyond the Basics.

This class is intended for sewers with some previous experience using a serger. It is an opportunity to learn even more about what your serger can do, and to further develop your sewing & serging skills. Bring along your own serger, all its accessories, and the manual, and we'll provide the supplies. It's a hands on class and you will complete a t-shirt.

Fee: $118 (includes HST & supplies)


Price: $118.00

Graphic Novels: An Introduction

Date: October 30 - November 27
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: $125 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Graphic Novels

Price: $125.00

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Drawing With Thread

Dates: October 30 - November 13
Times: 3 Mondays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Description: Are you a drawer/artist who would like incorporate stitching into your work? In this workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of using a needle and thread as a drawing tool to create works that are rooted in historic textiles as well as contemporary art practices. Understanding different techniques of mark making with a threaded needle, participants will learn to convert their drawings into embroidered works. Nontraditional backgrounds and stitching materials will also be explored.  Perfect for artists who wish to bring embroidery techniques to their work.  No stitching experience required, but confidence in drawing is a must.

Fee: $87 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $87.00

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Watercolour: Beyond the Basics (Fall)

Date: November 7 - December 12
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 7:00- 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

If you have watercoloured before and want to a develop your skills then this is the class for you. This class offers an encouraging atmosphere to continue to explore watercolour as a medium, refine your technique, and find your style. 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. April White will spend time with each individual, helping them grow from their current skill level, as well as help students work towards an independent practice.

Fee: $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)


Price: $155.00

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Introduction to Art History Part II: Rococo to Contemporary

Date: date not yet set, gathering interest
Time: 8 weeks, 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.

These courses do not have to be taken in consecutive order! The information taught in each course is independent of the other.

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)

Interested in this class? Let us know by calling 739-7623 or e-mailing

Price: $188.00

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Fur Mitten Workshop

Date: November 18
Time: Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00
Barry Buckle

Join Barry Buckle in the creation of a traditional pair of seal fur mittens over the course of the afternoon. All materials will be provided, and the instructor will guide you step by step through the process of creating the mittens. This workshop is intended for experienced sewers and it is limited to eight participants to ensure adequate attention from instructor. At the end of this workshop you will go home with your very own pair of gorgeous seal fur mittens!

$138 (includes HST & all supplies)

This class filled up so quickly we added a second Fur Mittens class on November 25, 2017.  That class is full too, but we do keep waiting lists.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining a Fur Mittens class and we'll contact you if a space becomes available - just call us at 739-7623 or email <>



Price: $138.00


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.