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 September 9 to November 25
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $75.00 
  • Activity number: 9304

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

Creative Acrylics 

In this new program, learn new ways to use different mediums for special effects. There will be a small fee for supplies. You must have taken at least one acrylic course with Pat Megraw to attend.

  • Date: Thursdays October 24 to December 5
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $45.00 
  • Activity number: 9842

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

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 September 9 to November 25
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $58.50
  • Activity number: 9308

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

Mixed Medium 

You get to choose if you work with water colours or acrylics in this mixed medium art class. This class is not a group lesson. we offer one-on-one instruction to help you create your work of art! Instructor Pat Megraw.

  • Date: Thursdays September 12 to December 5
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $90.00
  • Activity number: 9312

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

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 September 10 to November 26
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $90.00
  • Activity number: 9846

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

Watercolours 

You will learn how to mix colours and how to create your own painting using your pictures. You will learn different ways to get the best results. No experience necessary. This is not a group lesson, but involves lots of one-on-one instruction. Instruction is Pat Megraw.

  • Date: Mondays September 9 to November 25
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $75.00
  • Activity number: 9313

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1. 

Workshops and special interest programs

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

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. You can also join a four week Hearing Help class where you can learn about hearing loss, speech reading and coping with difficult listening situations.

  • 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 Tech 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. Help is available in Windows 7, 8 and 10 for iPads and android tablets.

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.

  • Dates: Wednesdays September 4, October 2, November 6 or December 4
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $17 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 beginning September 10
  • 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: $25.00
  • Activity number: 9843 level 1, 9844 level 2

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

National Seniors Day Tuesday, October 1

There's something for everyone including free drop-in programs all day long. Enjoy free cake and coffee and enter into draws. We offer a free tour of the facility at 2:00 p.m. You must call us to register for the tour.

  • 9:30 a.m. line dancing
  • 10:00 a.m. walking club
  • 12:30 p.m. carpet bowling
  • 1:00 p.m. cribbage
  • 1:00 p.m. knitting and crochet
Wine and Cheese Tour

This wine and cheese tour includes transportation, free time at Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market, lunch on your own at Covent Garden Market in London, tour and tastings at Quai Du Vin Estate Winery, and shopping and cheese samples at The Second Mouse Cheesetique, driver gratuity and taxes.

  • Date: Thursday, October 3
  • Cost: $60.00

Call us to book or for more inforamtion.

Beginners Conversational Spanish

In this very informal class, learn the basics of the Spanish language. Instructor is Maria Hernandez.

  • Date: Thursday beginning October 3 for 6 weeks
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Activity number: 9327

Register online beginning at 8:00 a.m. August 1.

Stress Management

Learn coping skills to help you reduce stress in your lives. Workshop presented by Lill Petrella from the Canadian Mental Health Association.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 8
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost: free

Call us to pre-register.

doTERRA Essential Oils Workshops Green Cleaning

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

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

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: Wednesdays beginning October 16 for 6 weeks 
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Activity number: 9356
Strengthen Your Mind 

We'll give you great info on how to enhance your memory. You'll get time to practice your skills and challenge your brain. Workshop presented by Laurie Ball from the Alzheimer Society of Brant

  • Date: Mondays beginning October 21 for 6 weeks
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Call us to pre-register.

DIY Pillow Stencilling

Stencil your own seasonal decor pillow with a special message or picture. It's the perfect gift for the holidays (or keep it for yourself). Materials are provided.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 29
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $30.00

Call us to pre-register.

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; Tuesday, November 5
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost: free

Call us to pre-register.

Pottery Painting

Get creative and make your own hand-painted pottery p piece. Keep it for yourself or give it away as a gift. You'll paint your own bowl, mug or plate. Materials provided by Crockadoodle.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 19
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $30.00

Call us to pre-register.

Women's Health doTERRA Essential Oil Workshop 

Learn about how essential oils can help balance hormones, stabilize emotions and improve skin. Make your own roller ball blend and herbal eye mask.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 27
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $12.00

Call us to pre-register.