We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. Our workshops provide scope for collective creativity, individual expression, technical mastery, and innovation.

From introductory day sessions to more intense advanced multi-day workshops, we endeavour to accommodate all skill and interest levels. The Centre strives to bring expert instructors in for speciality workshops – check back regularly so as not to miss out!

Registration for classes and workshops is on a first come, first served, prepaid basis. Fees must be paid prior to commencement of classes. 
To register, you can call (902) 539 7491 ext. 111, email Tammy, register online or mail your registration form and payment to:
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
Box 1686, 322 Charlotte Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 6T7
Courses and Workshops presented by JONELJIM CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Catherine Moir
Join Catherine Moir for a three-hour workshop on how to paint landscapes. Using paint directly on the canvas or board will enhance your creative abilities simply because the colour and texture give...
Date: March 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret Fraser
It's time to make pysanky! Come and learn this ancient and beautiful art form. Create beautiful Easter ornaments you’ll be proud to display for years to come or give as a gift to someone...
Date: March 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Margaret Fraser
Once only made at Easter, Ukrainian eggs, or Pysanky, are now made year 'round by people of varying skill levels all over the world - and they all love it! It can be very addictive! The workshop...
Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Lauren Ponee
Students will learn the basics of linocut printmaking. Linocut is a relief printing method using a sheet of linoleum. A subtractive cutting method is used to take away the parts of linoleum where...
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Peter Bauer
If you know what a T-fold is, this could be the workshop for you! Students will create at least one jewellery element for future inclusion in their own design. Materials, if needed, will be available...
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Donna Poulette
While basket weaving is one the widest spread crafts in the history of any human civilization, it is hard to say just how old the craft is. Donna Poulette of Eskasoni will teach us how to make a...
Date: February 12 & 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
This is a beginner’s workshop where participants will learn how to make their own accordion notebook. Over the course of this two-day workshop, students will learn how to cut, bind and cover...