Month of July: Free Art Activities with Susan Rennick Jolliffe!

More info on Susan on our Exhibitions page.

July 1, 1-3: come and draw with Susan! All Welcome!

Susan will lead the creation of a large collaborative drawing celebrating the natural world of Mississippi Mills: all Welcome!

July 15, 1-3: for kids 8 and up or with adult supervision

Susan will lead a Workshop in making folded paper animals inspired by her book: Sculpture Vultures: How to make Fabulous Sculptures out of Used Paper! Limited edition signed copies of the book will be available.

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Dont miss coming to meet and make art with Susan!

July 1, 1-3

July 15, 1-3

July 30, 1-3

Mono printing workshop: Sunday April 23: $50

1-3 at Carriageway Studios with Maria Gomez!

Mono Printing workshop with Maria : 1-3 Sunday April 23. Email Maria for information:

Mono Printing workshop with Maria : 1-3 Sunday April 23. Email Maria for information:

Learn to Weave a Scarf  

Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm                            Cost: $95

 with Marie-France Gosselin

The Mane Event

Sunday, March 19 - 12:30 - 4:30 pm

An adventure in colour and texture on fabric with Mary Pal

Cost: $75 (includes all supplies)

Remember Colour by Number? This is almost that easy, so perfect for someone who has never painted on fabric before.

Even complete beginners will learn how easy it is to add colour to fabric with water-soluble wax pastels and then embellish with texture by adding sculpted cheesecloth for the mane. Then you will mount your finished piece on  an 11x14 canvas panel, ready for framing.

Mary will provide the pattern, show you both her trademark technique of sculpting cheesecloth for the mane and how to achieve a luminous watercolour look on fabric. No sewing required!

Creative Free Style Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Saturday, March 25 - 10:30 - 12:30 pm

with Marie-France Gosselin of l'Atelier Weaving Studio

Cost: $60 (includes all supplies) Just show up and begin weaving!

All supplies provided. No experience necessary! This workshop is aimed at getting your creative juices flowing by weaving on a rigid heddle loom using various yarns and fibres. You will have an opportunity to explore different techniques and to play with texture.  You will learn the Saori approach (from Japan) of free style weaving and you will take home a unique small wall hanging. 

Rigid heddle looms will be provided for the duration of the class.  All supplies are provided but feel free to bring some of your personal handspun yarns or special ribbons to include in your project to make it more personal.


If you own a rigid heddle loom but aren’t sure how to use it, or need a refresher course,  get some friendly, expert guidance as you discover that plain weave is anything but plain. This class will teach you to weave a simple woven scarf that is pretty enough to offer as a gift. You will learn to warp the loom, weave the scarf and add a beautiful fringe. If you don’t have a loom, you can rent one from the instructor if arranged prior to the class.

Please bring: a rigid heddle loom with a 7.5 d.p.i. reed and the necessary tools to directly warp the loom,

2 skeins of DK or worsted weight yarn (like Cascade 220) of two contrasting colours, in balls. (Skeins must be put in balls prior to class, please)

Scissors, measuring tape

Marie-France Gosselin is a local fibre artist who teaches in English and in French. She owns L’atelier Weaving Studio, a source for high quality weaving supplies and is an Ashford and Louet dealer.   Questions can be sent to


Mary Pal is a Canadian fibre artist who enjoys all manner of surface design techniques on textiles. Her work has been exhibited internationally and widely published and collected.  She enjoys helping students achieve success, and ensuring they have lots of fun in the process.

Weaving Drop-in! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 pm                   Free                       

Come to see for yourself why weaving is experiencing a resurgence of interest. You bring the loom you want (or let us know in advance and we can arrange a rental) and join friends and kindred spirits to weave for the afternoon.  L’Atelier Weaving Studio will provide support for technical questions. We welcome all levels. 

Tapestry Style Weaving

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:30 - 12:30 pm

with Marie-France Gosselin

Cost: $60 (includes all supplies) Just show up and begin weaving!

Using the rigid heddle loom, learn the basics of tapestry weaving and enjoy the opportunity to use recycled materials to experiment. A small wall hanging will be created in this workshop.  All supplies are provided.


Fibre Art Collage

with Marie-France Gosselin

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Cost: $80 (includes $20 fee for materials and mats)

Would you like to make a piece of fibre art? In this relaxing afternoon workshop, experience the fun of making a small fibre collage, learning how to embellish with French knots and couching methods along with professional matting techniques. And voilà! you will leave with a finished, matted art piece, ready to put in a frame.