An exhibition of artworks by Anna Templeton Centre instructors

Hosted at the Salmonier Nature Park Pavilion

July 8 – October 7, 2016

Artworks are for sale as a fundraiser for the Anna Templeton Centre & the Salmonier Nature Park


On site art and craft workshops
All fees include HST and workshop supplies


The Colour of Fall with Susan Furneaux
Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00, October 15, 2016

Join Susan Furneaux at the Salmonier Nature Park to interpret the colours of fall with stitches. This creative one day workshop will start with a guided walk through the Park to learn about the trees and plants that spark the boreal forest with reds and gold during the Fall. Then return to the light filled Pavilion to create a one of kind embroidered piece based on the Fall colours observed on the walk.  All materials supplied. Suitable for stitchers from beginner to advanced.  No previous experience is required.

Fee: $75    Sign Up Now




New Dates To Be Announced for the following workshops

Please let us know if you are interested in doing these workshops at the park

Silhouettes in Brass with Susan Lee Stephen

Join jeweller Susan Lee Stephen for this unique opportunity to learn how to use a jeweller’s saw to make a pendant, key chain, zipper pull, or hanging ornament out of brass.  Participants will cut out a silhouetted image of their choosing, or one of the animal silhouettes provided, finish the surfaces, and texture them if desired.  No previous metal work experience is required but the technique does require light physical exertion of the hands and wrists.  Participants who use reading glasses should bring them along.  This class will be limited to six participants, so be sure to sign up early.
Fee: $100  Sign Up Now


Paper Making with Plant Fibers with Anita Singh
Handmade paper has an intrinsic value that reflects the maker.  In this special one-day workshop Anita Singh will shares her artistic approach to paper making.  Participants will learn fibre preparation, make various pulp baths and pull sheets of unique papers as they are encouraged to experiment with how natural fibres such as bulrush, lake grass, cornhusk, onion skins and recycled papers can be transformed into works of art.  This class is open to all levels of experience, including beginners, and you are urged to bring personal objects to include in the making of your paper.  Appropriate additions include pressed plants and flowers, feathers, string, lace, fabrics, wall paper sections, and any flat thin objects that won’t be damaged by water, as well as any fibrous plants they would like to try.
Fee:  $75    Sing Up Now


Botanical Beauty – Inspired Texture in Rug Hooking with Catherine McCausland

Catherine McCausland uses a short introductory walk on site to provide the starting point and the background for this study of visual and physical textures.  A close-up look at the lush colours, varieties of texture, and colour combinations will reveal lots of ideas for patterns and designs.  These ideas will be translated into small hooked samplers as you learn the skills and techniques to create visual texture.  A brief introduction to rug hooking will be given to beginners to help participants explore and experiment with possibilities.  It is a great opportunity to learn about the rug hooking process, while individuals with some hooking experience can focus more on choices of colour palette and variety in the rug’s pile.  It is designed as a relaxed workshop that welcomes all levels of experience.  Everyone will discover something new in this approach to rug hooking and complete a project.
Fee:  $75  Sign Up Now

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