Calendar

Aug
18
Tue
IOTA: Wet Felting Fun! @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
IOTA: Wet Felting Fun! @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

Join Dinah Dee of The Funky Bowler to learn the fun (and wet!) art of making a beautiful felted scarf. Participants will learn how to lay out the wool, form it into felt then shape and finish it into a unique piece of wearable art!
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
19
Wed
IOTA: Metal Clay Magic @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center.
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IOTA: Metal Clay Magic @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center.

Create and take home your own fabulous jewelry out of silver metal clay (999 Silver). Pieces are stamped, carved, molded or cut out by you! You will torch fire the clay, hand polish and patina your designs for a magically professional finish. You can make a pair of earrings and a pendant in this workshop but perhaps more depending on the size you choose. Your instructor is Cindy Verheul.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
20
Thu
IOTA: Writing Better Lyrics @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center.
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IOTA: Writing Better Lyrics @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center.

What makes you connect to a song in a vivid and emotional way? Whether you have a piece of original lyrics or a tune in your head, or just an idea for a title, there are lots of tools and techniques for growing your concept into a sharper and stronger song. Focusing on the lyrical aspects, we will look at the ways prosody, assonance, rhyme, image, metaphor, structure, phrasing and melody are used to create and resolve tension to draw listeners into your story. Your instructor is Andy Cooke.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
22
Sat
MAKE CHEESE: Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MAKE CHEESE: Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres

Make your own mozzarella, burrata, and bocconcini in 30 minutes! This is a hands-on class where you be stretching your own mozzarella. Cultures and instructions to make cheese at home are included.
Students must register in advance. All Gabriola Island classes are held at Madd Acres, my hobby farm. All supplies included. No experience necessary. You will take home cheese made in class, plus a kit to make more at home!

MAKE CHEESE: Havarti @ Madd Acres
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MAKE CHEESE: Havarti @ Madd Acres

Learn how to make your own Havarti cheese! Join Paula Maddison who has been teaching the lost art of cheese making for years. This is a demonstration style: Taste, Touch, Feel class that will demystify the process of making your own cheese, giving you a good understanding of the process and ingredients that are used in cheese making. Instructions and ingredients to make your own Havarti at home are included.
Students must register in advance. All Gabriola Island classes are held at Madd Acres, my hobby farm. All supplies included. No experience

Cheesemaking at Ravenskill Orchard with Gabbie’s Cider tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cheesemaking at Ravenskill Orchard with Gabbie's Cider tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards

A perfect combination of two of Gabriola Island’s favourite experiences!
Let Paula Maddison show you how to make Greek Style feta. Students will take home cheese, instructions and ingredients to make your own at home.
Reserve your seat before this special event sells out.

Aug
25
Tue
IOTA: Photo Encaustic @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
IOTA: Photo Encaustic @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

Learn how to select images suitable for photo encaustic process, mount photo prints onto a substrate, paint prints with encaustic medium (beeswax), and how to manipulate the wax to create a highly unique work of art. Your instructor is Chris Straw.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

IOTA: Raku Glazed Ceramic Vessels – Group A @ 520 Argyle Lane
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
IOTA: Raku Glazed Ceramic Vessels – Group A @ 520 Argyle Lane

Raku is an ancient method of firing that creates beautiful effects on ceramic pots by exposing them to fire, smoke, and ash. You will learn to form clay to create a vessel, apply raku glazes and then fire your pot in a wood-fired outdoor kiln. Suitable for beginners or advanced students. This workshop has 2 groups attending 3 sessions each: Making (2 Hrs), Glazing Drop-In (1 Hr), and Firing (1 Hr). Classes are: August 25, 28, 29. Please register for either Group A or Group B. Your instructor is Graham Sheehan.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

IOTA: Raku Glazed Ceramic Vessels – Group B @ 520 Argyle Lane
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IOTA: Raku Glazed Ceramic Vessels – Group B @ 520 Argyle Lane

Raku is an ancient method of firing that creates beautiful effects on ceramic pots by exposing them to fire, smoke, and ash. You will learn to form clay to create a vessel, apply raku glazes and then fire your pot in a wood-fired outdoor kiln. Suitable for beginners or advanced students. This workshop has 2 groups attending 3 sessions each: Making (2 Hrs), Glazing Drop-In (1 Hr), and Firing (1 Hr). Classes are: August 25, 28, 29. Please register for either Group A or Group B. Your instructor is Graham Sheehan.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
26
Wed
IOTA: Indigo Shindigo! @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
IOTA: Indigo Shindigo! @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center

Participants will learn some of the shape-resist dye techniques called Shibori in Japan, Adire in Africa and Bandhani in India with natural indigo vat. They will also learn some of the history of this dye plant and its importance today. The participants will go home with a beautiful organic cotton mull scarf and knowledge to continue the creative process at home. Your instructor is Yarrow Koontz.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
27
Thu
IOTA: Hand Drum Groove @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IOTA: Hand Drum Groove @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center

Learn the basics of hand drumming in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with Dave “Voodoo” McGrath. Drawing from the musical traditions of Africa, Cuba, and Latin America, Dave will guide students in finding their own hand drum groove. Experience the profound effect drumming can have on your life.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Aug
29
Sat
MAKE CHEESE: Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
MAKE CHEESE: Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres

Make your own mozzarella, burrata, and bocconcini in 30 minutes! This is a hands-on class where you be stretching your own mozzarella. Cultures and instructions to make cheese at home are included.
Students must register in advance. All Gabriola Island classes are held at Madd Acres, my hobby farm. All supplies included. No experience necessary. You will take home cheese made in class, plus a kit to make more at home!

Cheesemaking at Ravenskill Orchard with Gabbie’s Cider tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cheesemaking at Ravenskill Orchard with Gabbie's Cider tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards

A perfect combination of two of Gabriola Island’s favourite experiences!
Let Paula Maddison show you how to make your own hand-stretched mozzarella cheese, as well as the technique for making bocconcini and burrata. While you’re enjoying your cheese, relax and unwind with a tasting of world-famous Gabby’s cider, made right here in our sunny orchard. A kit including ingredients to make 4 lbs of cheese at home, along with instructions, is included in the price. A fantastic evening to share with friends, or make some new ones!
Reserve your seat before this special event sells out.

Sep
1
Tue
IOTA: Indigenous Wildcrafting @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
IOTA: Indigenous Wildcrafting @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

Enjoy a gentle morning forest walk with a master weaver and storyteller and learn to weave a cedar bracelet with naturally dyed fibers. Having learned from his elders, Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly will share the traditional plant names, uses, stories and cultural protocols of his people for plant harvest and use. Dave will bring cedar he has personally harvested and dyed with natural pigment in the traditional way for student use in making a cedar bracelet.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Sep
2
Wed
IOTA: Fun with the Ukulele @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IOTA: Fun with the Ukulele @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre

This will be a fun, intro course to playing the Ukulele. Good for brand new players or maybe a refresher for those whose Ukes are collecting dust. Starting with the basics you will learn some chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. By the end we will all learn and play a few songs together. Your instructor is Lee Kerr
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.

Sep
3
Fri
IOTA: Spinner Rings in Silver, Copper & Brass @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
IOTA: Spinner Rings in Silver, Copper & Brass @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Center

Join jeweler Cheryl Jacobs and learn to create spinner rings. A combination of rings designed in a way that outer rings spin on the inner ring that encircles the finger. They are very fun to make and each student will design something unique. Texture, patina and soldering will be taught, as well as how to size a ring.
See website for more details, how to register, and what materials to bring.