Art Programs and Workshops

Art programs

Please register in advance for the following programs. Space is limited. Upon arrival to your program please check in at the front desk. Non-members will be asked to pay a $3.00 fee per visit. Members only are able to register online for the programs below.

Materials cost extra. We can give you a supply list or email it to you. You'll have to bring your supplies with you for the first class. Beginner to experienced painters are welcome.

Acrylics 

Learn how easy it is to work with acrylics! You will start by making a colour wheel, and then learn the best way to create your painting using your own pictures. No experience is necessary. This is not a group lesson but involves lots of one-on-one instruction. Instructor is Pat Megraw.

  • Date: Mondays January 6 to March 16
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $78.50 
  • Activity number: 10036

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Drawing 

Start at your own level. If you are beginner, you will learn to draw simple shapes, make them look three dimensional and progress to drawings. No experience necessary. This is not a group lesson but involves lots of one-on-one instruction. Instructor is Pat Megraw.

  • Date: Mondays January 6 to March 16
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $61.00
  • Activity number: 10040

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Mixed Water Media Class

You get to choose if you work with watercolours or acrylics in this mixed water media class. No experience needed. This is not a group lesson but involves lots of one-on-one instruction. Instructor Pat Megraw.

Session 1:

  • Date: Mondays January 6 to March 16
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $78.50
  • Activity number: 10940 

Session 2:

  • Date: Thursdays January 9 to March 26
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $94.25
  • Activity number: 10939

 

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Oil Painting 

We'll give you demos and help you with a variety of different projects including how to use warm and cool colours, create landscapes and more! We welcome new ideas. Instructor is Cathy Grieve.

  • Date: Tuesdays January 7 to March 24
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $94.25
  • Activity number: 10058

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Oil Paint Party

Learn about how to paint white houses and trees. You will enjoy a demo in the morning and then you will paint your own picture in the afternoon. Lunch is included, but supplies will cost extra. You can pick up a supply list from us or we can email it to you.

  • Date: Tuesday, December 3
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Activity number: 10954

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Colour Wheel Class

Are you confused as to what paint colours to buy? Are you afraid of the expense? Learn to use a minimum number of colours to make any colour you need! You will also learn some basic techniques to use waht you have learned to get started. This class is open to anyone wanting to start acrylics or watercolours. There is a small fee for extra supplies. Instruction is Pat Megraw.

  • Date: Thursdays March 5 and 12
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Activity number: 10953

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14. 

Pottery Painting

Get creative and make your own hand-painted pottery piece. Keep it for yourself or give it away as a gift. You'll paint your own spring flower pot. Materials provided by Crockadoodle.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 31
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $30.00

Call us to pre-register.

Workshops and special interest programs

We offer a variety of different workshops and special interest programs year-round. Pre-registration is required.

Income Tax Clinics
If you need help with your 2019 income tax return as us if you qualify for free help. This program is valid for our members only. Call us after March 1, 2020 to book an appointment with one of our trained volunteers.
The Brant Carving Club 

The Brant Carving Club members have many years of experience at all levels and areas including Caricature, Relief, Birds, Love Spoons and Bark Carving. They welcome all "wood-be" novice or seasoned carvers to join them in "sharpening" your activities.

  • Date: Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hearing Care

At the Canadian Hearing Society there is a special program called Sound Rewards. If you are a member with us you can get lower prices on hearing aids, repairs, devices and batteries. 

  • Date: Fridays beginning October 4
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register call 1-866-518-0000 ext.4070

One-on-One iPad Tutoring

Make an appointment with a volunteer and learn more about your device. The cost for one appointment is $5.00 if you are a member. 

Call us to book in advance.

Card Making Workshops

You'll make four all-occasion cards using different tools and techniques. Supplies are included and fine motor skills are needed. Instructor Sharon Rafferty.

  • Dates: Wednesdays December 4, February 5, March 4, April 1 and May 6
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $17.00 per workshop

Call us or email us to pre-register.

Ukulele 

Learn how to play the ukulele in this fun group class. Please register in Level 1 if you are a beginner. Instructor is Paul MacDougall.

  • Date: Tuesdays January 21 
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. level 1 or 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. level 2
  • Cost: $60.00
  • Activity number: 10934 level 1, 10937 level 2

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Alzheimer/Dementia Awareness Presentation 
Get a better understanding of dementia by hearing real life stories of people who are living with this disease. Presented by Laurie Ball from the Alzheimer Society of Brant.
  • Date: Monday, January 27
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Call us to pre-register.

Starting Your Memoir

This class will help you bring your own tales and adventures to life on the page. Suitable for beginners and experienced writers. Instructor is Larry Brown.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 26
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $17.00
  • Activity number: 10095

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

Niagara Tour

Beckett Adult Leisure Centre and Great Canadian Holidays presents the "Chase the Blues Away" bus tour to Niagara. It inlcudes transportation in a luxury motorcoach, visit to the Bird Kingdom, tour and tasting at Forty Creek Distillery and lunch at Betty's restaurant. 

  • Date: Thursday, February 27 
  • Cost: $85.00 per person

Call us to book or for more information.

doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop-Spa Day

Learn how to clean with all natural products made with essential oils. Make your own all purpose spray and linen spray.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 11
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $12.00

Call us to pre-register.

Write, write, write

Learn about story-telling. Create characters and situations. By the end of the class, you will have pages of ideas you can build into stories. 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 25
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $17.00
  • Activity number: 10099

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14. 

Scams and Frauds Presentation

Learn how to avoid scams that target seniors such as mass marketing frauds, identity theft and romance. Some online shopping tips may also be discussed. Present by: Brock Godfrey from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

  • Date: Thursday, March 26
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Call us to pre-register.

Intermediate Spanish

In this class you will add on to what you learned in the beginner's level class with Maria Hernandez. If you would like to register you must have taken Maria's beginners level class or have basic understanding of the Spanish language.

  • Date: Thursdays beginning April 2
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Activity number: 10933

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. November 14.

doTERRA Essential Oils Workshop-Gift giving with Essential Oils

Learn about the benefits of essential oils. You will make a few small, natural gifts to give to those you love. Make a lip blam and loose leaf tea.

  • Wednesday, April 8
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $12.00

Call us to pre-register.