Craft has helped shaped the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is an integral part of our present, and it is crucial for the sense of pride and identity we hope to carry into our future. Six practicing instructors and craftspeople who are experts in their field will share their knowledge and skill through a Friday evening lecture and Saturday single-day workshop in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.  Lectures are open to the public and everyone is welcome! Advanced registration is required for all workshops.
All lectures and workshops will be held at the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft, Art & Design, 278 Duckworth Street, St. John’s, NL.


Celebrate Craft: Anita Singh

Anita Singh
The Possibilities of Printmaking

Lecture: Friday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Join artist Anita Singh as she presents a close look at a variety of types of printmaking and her multitude of experiences with the medium.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Workshop: Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of printmaking techniques and provide the opportunity to explore and create their own original artworks. Focus on monotype, drawing and painting on plexiglass, relief printing, drawing and cutting into foam sheets and drypoint, scratching and cutting into thin plexiglass. Participants will learn how to apply inks and print their plates onto paper using a wooden spoon, barren and printing press. This workshop will encourage experimentation and collaboration to generate a wide range of printed works. This workshop is for novice and experienced printmakers who wish to hone their techniques. Anita will work one-on-one with each participant to accomplish personal goals.
$94 (includes HST & all supplies, advanced registration required)

Price: $94.00

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Celebrate Craft: Jessica McDonald

Jessica McDonald
Explore the Tradition of Weaving

Lecture: Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm
Jessica McDonald will present the history of weaving in Newfoundland and Labrador, and how she created a unique contemporary weaving practice that adds to this important tradition.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you always wanted to try weaving? In this workshop, learn the mechanics of weaving, explore the use of texture and colour, and try a simple weaving pattern. Already have some weaving experience? Enjoy some hands-on time with a talented instructor to help you advance your skills. Some basic supplies are provided and additional supplies will be available for purchase in class. Sign up early as this class is limited to seven participants.
$75 (includes HST, advanced registration required)

Please note: This weaving class is full but we do keep waiting lists, so let us know if you are interested in doing this workshop and we'll let you know if a space becomes available.  Call us at 739-7623 or email <>


Price: $75.00

Celebrate Craft: Susan Furneaux

Susan Furneaux
The Joys of Embroidery

Lecture: Friday, November 24, 7:00 pm
Join local expert Susan Furneaux to hear tales of historic needlework from Newfoundland and Labrador.
Everyone welcome and it’s free!

Workshop: Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn surface stitching techniques with Susan Furneaux as you create a small work based on an historic Newfoundland embroidery. Workshop discussion will include; history, tools, materials and finishing techniques. A perfect way to introduce yourself to the joys of embroidery. The workshop will also be a relaxing day for anyone with an interest in historic embroidery techniques. Individuals will all levels of experience are welcome.
$94 (includes HST & all supplies, advanced registration required)

Price: $94.00

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This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.