Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association


 

Following is a list of our past meetings.

Our Annual General Meeting and Dinner will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmvale.

The cost is $22 for the evening. It starts at 5:30 p.m. with punch and social, turkey dinner at 6 p.m. with Annual Meeting and presentation following.

Catie Raymond is our Guest Speaker!

catie raymondThe Designer Catie Raymond is a true original. An expert at breaking conventions, the Coldwater based artist brings new life to vintage pieces that she collects at antique shows across North America.

Combining semi-precious stones, fire-polished crystal, and high quality hypoallergenic sterling silver with eclectic vintage finds like watch parts and one of a kind charms, Catie breaths new life into esoteric trinkets that might otherwise be forgotten. Like the dragonfly that is her signature, Catie changes direction on a whim, uses a variety of colour, and has incredible vision.

“What makes Catie Raymond unique in the world of art is her ability to combine graphic art, floral design, salvage/garden art, plus jewelry making.” - Suzy Burtenshaw, Chair of the Coldwater. Steampunk Art Festival.

10th Annual Celebration of Arts and Crafts Day Saturday, March 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Simcoe County Museum

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Do you sometimes wonder about the processes and skills involved in making a beautiful craft piece? 

At the 10th Annual Celebration of Arts and Crafts Day you can watch craftspeople work and ask them about the techniques they use. 

 

Presented by local Guilds and Artisans. Many demos are Interactive so you can try the ones that interest you!

*Rug Hooking  *Spinning * Handweaving * Hand Embroidery * Knitting & Crochet *Jewelry Making Techniques * Machine Embroidery * Kumihimo Braiding * Leatherwork * Paper Crafts * Felting * Bobbin Lace Making * Bird and Wood Carving * Teddy Bear Making and more...

Unique Vendors selling hard-to-purchase craft supplies - * Greenelf Crafts * Gateway Fibreworks *Jackie P’s Hand Knits & Buttons * Loom Lust * GnR Alpaca Farms * Singing HeArt Studio *

Crafter’s Cupboard Shop Good quality supplies, kits, equipment at bargain prices from SCACA member's overstock

Admission is free


Oct. 3 - Milkweed Madness

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Colourful roving and milkweed pods make for a sweet little bird.

Instructor: Wendy Lynne Reinhart

Wendy is an award winning doll artist and accomplished teacher. We will be needle felting, please bring a hard surface to work on, (heavy piece of cardboard). YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for this workshop.

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments. Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.

Our Guest: Wendy Lynne Rinehart a.o.c.a. is a figurative artist who creates fantasy and portrait characters. Over a twelve year period she has received 26 Awards, and five nominations to the Diamond Awards of Excellence sponsored by ‘Dolls’ magazine. Her latest awards were Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice and Best of Show for two ‘Steampunk’ doll competition entries at the 2014 CostumeCon held in Toronto.

She sculpts her figures using Polyclays, Soft Sculpture, Paperclay, fabric, gourds, and occasionally wire and leather. Reflecting a personal sense of humour towards a maturing life and its resulting attitudes, her work is often whimsical in nature and strives to evoke an emotional reaction from the viewer through the use of colour, texture and wonderfully intricate details.

Often inspired by found objects or an idea that is then translated into a moment in time, Wendy strives to entice the observer to create a fantasy voyage with their own imagination.

An occasional online teacher as well as teaching in her own home, Wendy was elected to the Original Doll Artists Council of America in 2012 and also belongs to the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild


Nov. 7 - Wild Weaving

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Weave on a forked branch with yarns and fibres.

Instructor: Betsy Waterson

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments.

Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.

 


Dec. 5 - Pop-up Cards

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December’s workshop will be fun :
We’ll make four cards (instead of one).
You’ve seen the 3-D Christmas tree
But it’s quite bare’ as all can see.
The little frog is versatile –
He’ll very easily make you smile!
A drop-down scene is next to do –
A cozy fireplace just for two!
The last’s a pop-up card to make,
And then we’re done – a piece of cake!
So bring your scissors, ruler, glue,
Xacto knife and pencil, too,
Stickers, sequins, charms or beads
We’ll have something for all your needs!
A very busy day – that’s true –
But as always, we will pull through!

Instructor: Carol Owen

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments.

Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.

 


Feb. 6 - Beads and Bunnies

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Create a bunny pin and some unique beads using eco friendly dry clay.

Instructor: Kim Bennion

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments.

Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.

 


April 3 - Get your Kumihimo On

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Make a delicate bracelet using a Flat Braiding Disc.

Instructor: Lynn Moore

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments.

Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.


May 1 - Braid It

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Braid, twist and finish a multi-strand necklace in various colour choices.

Instructor: Bette Bull

Please note our workshop fees have increased this year, members $7 and guests $15. The fee covers the instructor, materials and light refreshments.

Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 705 734-0444.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and workshop start at 1 p.m.

 


Do you sometimes wonder about the processes and skills involved in making a beautiful craft piece? 

At the 10th Annual Celebration of Arts and Crafts Day you can watch craftspeople work and ask them about the techniques they use. 

 

10th Annual Celebration of Arts and Crafts Day

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Simcoe County Museum

Presented by local Guilds and Artisans. Many demos are Interactive so you can try the ones that interest you!

*Rug Hooking  *Spinning * Handweaving * Hand Embroidery * Knitting & Crochet *Jewelry Making Techniques * Machine Embroidery * Kumihimo Braiding * Leatherwork * Paper Crafts * Felting * Bobbin Lace Making * Bird and Wood Carving * Teddy Bear Making and more...

Unique Vendors selling hard-to-purchase craft supplies - * Greenelf Crafts * Gateway Fibreworks *Jackie P’s Hand Knits & Buttons * Loom Lust * GnR Alpaca Farms * Singing HeArt Studio *

Crafter’s Cupboard Shop Good quality supplies, kits, equipment at bargain prices from SCACA member's overstock

Admission is free

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