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You know that Stratford has some of the best artisans in the world, in all types of mediums, but did you know that you can learn from them, too? Check out our growing list of workshop options.

Looking for seasonal events? Check out this page!

GUIDED DISTILLERY TASTINGS
It’s kind of a distillery tour and tasting session in one. Learn about our process and check out the beautiful still. All while tasting all of our spirits. Saturdays 11am-4pm

POUR WITH ELLIE PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Acrylic Pour Painting: Pour and manipulate specially formulated acrylic paints for a unique abstract design. Monthly 6:00-8:00pm

BONBON MAKING WORKSHOP
Join chocolatier Stephen Beaumont as he guides you through the process of decorating, casting, filling and capping your very own Swiss chocolate filled bonbons. Various dates & times

6-WEEK HANDBUILDING POTTERY CLASS
Learn to manipulate, mold & shape clay into mugs, bowls, plates or other forms. Add texture & design to your pieces. Decorate & finish with beautiful glazes. Starts May 14 6:00-9:00pm

SPRING SIGN WORKSHOP
With all supplies provided, & your sign pre-stained to perfection, you’ll dive right into the artistic action. Selection of coffee, tea & water to fuel your creativity, along with a small snack. May 15 5:00pm

BEGINNER WHEEL CLASS (6 WEEKS)
Learn the art of “throwing” on the wheel, starting with a basic cylinder, then alter into many shapes. Learn to trim your pieces & finish them with glazes. Starts May 15 or 16

2-DAY TEEN TEASER POTTERY CLASS
Learn various pottery techniques including potter’s wheel, hand building, coiled pots & pinch pots, plus decorate using slips, underglazes & food safe glazes. May 18 & 25 10:00am-Noon

ROCK PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH KIM CORNWALL
Kim will teach you everything you need to know about the art of rock painting. You will create a dragonfly motif done with the dotting technique on a medium-sized rock! May 25 10:00am-Noon

CAMPING SIGN WORKSHOP
Create one camping themed sign. You will choose the sign you want to make when you register for the class. We’ll provide you with all the materials & clean up. May 25 1:00-3:00pm

BLOCK PRINTED TEXTILES WORKSHOP
Participants will engage in an immersive exploration process using paper & soft carve blocks, to be used on various mediums – paper, textiles, foam, etc. May 25 1:00-3:30pm

MOTHER’S DAY THEMED BONBON WORKSHOP
Learn to temper coloured cocoa butter, the medium used for decorating bonbon moulds. Then create your own designs before casting the moulds with a thin shell of tempered chocolate. May 29 6:00-8:30pm

SPRING FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP – PEONY PARTY
Enjoy light refreshments of delicious baked goods & cocktails, & learn how to design a beautiful & fresh vessel arrangement bursting with the most gorgeous & fluffy spring peonies! June 2 10:00am-Noon

SOY CANDLE CLASS – WAX ON!
Learn how to make soy candles using only a microwave – properly melt soy wax, the importance of correct wicking & the fun of mixing fragrances. June 8 11:00am-2:00pm

2-DAY BEGINNER WHEEL INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Prepare your clay, center & throw on the wheel, trimming, add texture & visual interest, adding handles & attaching pieces together, carving tools, slips & underglazes June 8 & 9

ECO-PRINTING ON NATURAL FABRICS WITH JULIA MASCI
You will leave the day with the essential knowledge on how to print fabrics with plants as well as a deeper appreciation for the plants surrounding us! June 9 9:30am

ONE TIME POTTERS WHEEL WORKSHOPS
You will be guided through making 2 cups or bowls – centering the clay, building the foundation of your pot to then stretch the sides & see how high you can get it! June 15, 16 or July 21

OFF THE WALL ARTISTIC WELDING
Instructor: Rich Baker – Discover the satisfaction of crafting in metal. Explore how to manipulate steel by bending, welding & texturing it to give life to your creative expression. June 24-27 9:00am-4:00pm

OFF THE WALL THEATRICAL CARPENTRY
Practice a variety of techniques used by scenic carpenters behind the scenes during the introductory, one-week course.
July 8-12 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME DESIGN
Gain an understanding of the principles of design & learn how costume defines & supports character during this intensive, one-week introductory course. July 8-12 9:00am-5:00pm

BUDDING ARTIST – SUMMER CRAFTING THURSDAY
Classes will be age appropriate crafts involving paint, glue, glitter, pom poms, beads, wood, paper, recyclable products, items from nature, & repurposed items. July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 10:00-11:15am

TWEEN ART CLASS – SUMMER EDITION
Explore a variety of mediums, immerse into painting, weaving, bead making, candle making, or journal making. Those keen to the arts will benefit the most.  July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 1:00-3:00pm

OFF THE WALL SET DESIGN
Instructor: David Court – Practical course for those with limited experience in theatrical design. Ideal for theatre directors, actors, teachers & community theatre volunteers. July 15-19 9:00am-5:00pm

KIDS SUMMER POTTERY WORKSHOP
Your child will have the opportunity to try the potter’s wheel & alter their thrown pieces to create creatures, characters, animals…or whatever amazing idea they may have. July 16 or August 15 9:30am-3:30pm

HELLO SUMMER! TEEN CLAY WORKSHOP
Full access to the studio with step-by-step instruction. They will  use the potter’s wheel, & hand building with clay slabs & coils; plus decorating pieces using slips, underglazes & food safe glazes. July 18 or August 13 9:30am-3:30pm

OFF THE WALL PROP MAKING
Instructor: Michelle Jamieson – Discover how to start from a drawing or image & progress to a completed object using different materials, techniques & methodology. July 22-26 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL SCENIC PAINTING FOR THE THEATRE
Instructor: Laurie Tome – Discover techniques & methods used by generations of theatrical scenic artists during this one-week intensive course. July 29 – August 2 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL MASK MAKING
Instructor: Michelle Jamieson – Learn to sculpt, construct & decorate theatrical masks using a variety of materials to create fantastical stage beings. August 12-16 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL SCENIC ARTS DROPS & MURALS
Instructor: Laurie Tomé – Create a large-scale theatrical drop, taking a design image from the page to the stage – from layout to a painted drop. August 19-23 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL MAKEUP INTENSIVE
Instructor: Georgia Steel – Discover a variety of theatrical makeup techniques, tips & tricks from makeup professionals, during this hands-on, behind-the-scenes course. August 19-23 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL PROP MAKING – EXPANDING SKILL SET
Instructor: Michelle Jamieson – Experiment with carving a sculpture, multi-part mold making, the art of breakaway props & finishing techniques. August 26-30 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL ARTISTIC WELDING
Intro course to artistic welding offering a choice of 5 or 6 pre-planned projects to choose from that will cover all the basic skills. September 2 9:00am-4:00pm

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP
Suitable for those wanting to create for business purposes.  Covers paraffin, soy, palm & beeswax, sizing your wick, fragrance & essential oils, glass safety, labelling & liability. September 15 11:00am-2:00pm

OFF THE WALL PHOTOGRAPHY – BASICS & BEYOND
Instructor: Scott Wishart – Become adept with their own cameras by learning a variety of basic & creative shooting techniques & exploring a range of post-processing techniques. September 27-29

OFF THE WALL INTRO TO BASIC THEATRICAL SEWING
Instructor: Lela Stairs – Stratford Festival Cutter teaches the basic sewing skills of hand hemming, piping, snaps & closures along with darts & princess seams. October 19 & 20 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL INTRO TO FOOTWEAR FOR THEATRE & FILM
Instructor: Connie Puetz – Learn how to take modern footwear & make it appropriate for many theatrical applications, including period pieces. November 9 & 10, 16 & 17 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL WIG MAKING
Instructor: Erica Croft – Under the expert guidance of one of the best Stratford Festival wig makers, increase your skills & learn some amazing techniques in this age-old craft. November 19-22 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL FALL INTRO TO BOOTMAKING
Instructor: Connie Puetz – Create a pair of basic leather lace-up boots for your own feet based on personal measurements.
November 23-24 & November 30-December 1 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL INTRO TO BOOTMAKING
Instructor: Connie Puetz – Create a pair of basic leather lace-up boots for your own feet based on personal measurements.
December 3-6 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL WIG MAKING
Instructor: Erica Croft – Under the expert guidance of a Stratford Festival wig maker, increase your skills & learn some techniques in this age-old craft. December 7 & 8, 14 & 15 9:00am-5:00pm

OFF THE WALL INTRO TO BOOTMAKING
Instructor: Connie Puetz – Create a pair of basic leather lace-up boots for your own feet based on personal measurements.
December 10-13 9:00am-5:00pm

Know of a workshop in the area that is missing from this list? Please contact us.

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