Amanda Burk at work.


Adult workshops are offered several times a year. Local or visiting artists run the workshops which are often in connection with the exhibitions. A variety of classes are offered  – a sampling of what we have done includes plein-air painting, printmaking, basket weaving, creative journaling, screen-printing, collage, book making, quilting, yoga and more. We provide coffee, tea and light snacks. Payment must be made during registration. No cancellations are permitted within one week of the class except for unmitigated circumstances. In the case of a refund, an administration fee of 10% will apply.

Adult Art Classes / Workshops / Tours
Fall 2017 

Beading Amy Farell-Morneau
Thursday, October 19 and 26       6 – 8pm
Complete a bead work project: patch, key chain, or earrings.
Cost: $45 /$35 Art Gallery Members, materials included (plus hst)

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery is pleased to have Amy Farrell-Morneau return to teach a workshop on beading. Amy has broad experience with many traditional Ojibwe art forms.
We are pleased to offer another beginners beading workshop. Amy has taught many courses in beading and has worked at the Indigenous Learning Department and Faculty of Education as a sessional instructor in Native Arts and Crafts. She completed her PhD in Educational Studies focusing on Ojibwe and Cree Sacred Stories and Seven Grandfather Teachings entitled Memengwaa: To be a butterfly.

Wet Felting Returns Crystal Nielsen
Sun Nov 5 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Crystal has returned from Denmark with fresh inspiration for teaching a felted vessel project.
Cost: $65 / $55 Art Gallery Members (plus hst)

Painting 101 Crystal Nielsen
Sun Nov 19 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Complete a painting while you cover basics of colour, composition and technique.
Cost: $65/ $55 Art Gallery Members, materials included (plus hst)

Crystal Nielsen

Crystal worked as the Regional Manager for Ontario North doing Learning Through the Arts for 17 years. “As an Artist, I cultivate home and family living on the Superior shores of Northern Ontario. Nature is my muse, inspired learning fleshed out through many mediums ~ metal, clay, fiber and paint. The arts are precious and an integral gathering of time and culture, voiced through human mark making.” Crystal recently had an extended trip in Denmark researching traditional Danish wool\sheep. She arranged to bring home wool from her father’s homeland.
She will have stories to tell.

Inter-generational Art Classes
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Three Sundays     October 22, 29, November 5
Three art workshops for grandparents, or (grand-others) and children ages 6 – 9.
Celebrate the fun of creating together. Work side by side as you paint, collage, weave and create together.
Cost: $70 + hst     Art Gallery Members: $60 + hst

Creative Aging
First Wednesday monthly
October 4, November 1, Dec 6      1:30 – 3:00
Guided tour of exhibits and discussion. FREE

Pamela Cain our Public Programming Coordinator will lead you on an entertaining tour and discussion of the artworks currently on exhibit.