Art Camp for Adults! Drawing in Colour (Summer)

Date: August 14 - 18
Times: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Tara Bryan

Adult can get creative in summer camp too! The talented and inventive instructor Tara Bryan will help you bring your drawings to life with colour! In this camp you will learn different techniques using coloured pencils (Prismacolour or similar) and a variety of papers to enhance sketches and make your drawings more vibrant and lifelike. Colour theory will be discussed a bit, as you can use it to enhance your images, and you will learn different methods of applying the colour to achieve the effect you want.

Students can to bring their own pencils, X-acto knife, and eraser. Paper will be provided. $10 materials fee.
This week-long adventure in art making will inject a healthy does of fun and creative experimentation into your summer. This class welcomes participants of all levels of experience. Join us for a week of creative experiences, learn something new or put anew spin on your existing art skills!


Fee: $165 (includes HST and some supplies)

Price: $165.00

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Art Camp for Adults! Exploring Artist’s Books (Summer)

Date: July 17 - 21
Times: Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Tara Bryan

How often do we just get to let ourselves have fun with creativity? The talented and inventive instructor Tara Bryan will help you take your drawings into the third dimension! Using paper, scissors, a variety of drawing media, and a bit of thread and glue, participants will learn to make numerous structures for artist's books, and explore different ways to approach filling the pages to make them unique. Learn to transform drawings into books, make a poem into a sculpture, make words into drawings and more. The possibilities are endless, and you will be amazed by what you can do with a few simple materials.

Students need to bring scissors, whatever pencils, markers, pens, and other mark-making instruments they like to use, old drawings, collage materials and glue sticks.

This week-long adventure in art making will inject a healthy does of fun and creative experimentation into your summer. This class welcomes participants of all levels of experience. Join us for a week of creative experiences, learn something new or put anew spin on your existing art skills!

Fee: $165 (includes HST and some supplies)

Price: $165.00

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More craft & art classes will be added to the fall schedule in the coming weeks.
Check back for new additions…

Embroidery Study Programme, Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery

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.

Dates: September 13 - November 15
Time: 10 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 1: Counted Thread Embroidery
Introductory Level

An exploration of counted embroidery techniques including blackwork, cross stitch, pulled and drawn thread, Hardanger, canvas work, pattern darning and hemstitching.  Traditional and contemporary materials, as well as chart design and creation will be explored. Historical context of each technique will be discussed.

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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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!

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, 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.

Product Options
Combination of product variants is not available

Price: from $46.00

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Rug Hooking: An Introduction (Fall)

Dates: September 10 - 24
: 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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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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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.