Weyburn winter art programs are ready to roll

A number of winter art programs offered by the City of Weyburn are ready to go at the start of February, with programs to be held in the Sun Room at the Weyburn Leisure Centre, or on the second floor at Weyburn City Hall.

For children, there are programs for preschoolers, and ages 6-8 and 9-12 years, with a February art camp set for the winter break on Feb. 16-19 for those aged eight to 12 years. (The photos above show art camp from last year, as well as the rock-shaping class which will be offered again this year.)

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The preschooler programs include a crafts activity, held on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. There is a painting class also for preschoolers, on Saturdays from 1-2 p.m. Both of these classes will run from Feb. 6 to March 13, with no classes on Feb. 20 or 27.

For children aged six to eight, there is a painting class, held after school on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and a Crafty Kids program on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Tuesday program will run from Feb. 2 to March 2, except on Feb. 16, and the Wednesday classes will go from Feb. 3 to March 3 except for Feb. 17.

A drawing and painting program for children aged nine to 12 will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., with no class on Feb. 18. All of these programs will be held at City Hall.

The February art camp will go from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day from Feb. 16 to 19, in the Sun Room at the Leisure Centre. The activities will take children through a wide range of art mediums taught by different artists throughout the week, including clay, drawing, crafts, cell phone photography, carving, embroidery, drama and sign language.

For adults, there are a variety of programs from clay, basic watercolour to basic sign language and large clay flowers, rock shaping and polishing, topiary, advanced watercolour and mixed media creations.

Some of the programs are one-day classes, including exploring clay, on Saturday, Feb. 6; sign language on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 7-9 p.m. at City Hall; basic watercolour on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall; introductory pop-up clay creation on Saturday, Feb. 27 in the Sun Room; and large clay flowers on Saturday, March 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., also in the Sun Room.

A beginner knitting class will run for four weeks at City Hall, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A rock shaping and polishing class will be held on Saturday, March 13 at Bruce Wagner’s studio, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a class to make a felted wall hanging using images of the student’s favourite flowers, on Saturday, March 13 in the Sun Room from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other one-day classes include a topiary class on Tuesday, March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.; a clay coil class on Saturday, March 20 from 1-5 p.m.; an advanced watercolour class on Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; a clay deck art class on Saturday, March 27 from noon to 4 p.m.; and an instinctive mixed media creations class on Tuesday, March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A two-day moccasin-making class is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, from noon to 6 p.m. each day at City Hall.

The classes will be limited according to COVID restrictions, and public health measures may change whether a class will be held in person or virtually.

To register for any of these programs, phone 306-848-3278, or email to aneufeld@weyburn.ca.