As a one-time publicist and a forever fan of books and reading, I can’t speak highly enough about Blue Heron Books and the community it rallies around visiting authors who, truly, are treated like celebrities. It’s no exaggeration to say that as someone who has attended her fair share of readings, Blue Heron’s are among the most magical and engaging. —
Chris Hadfield has turned kids on to the wonders of space. Let them get some hands on experience by building one of Canada’s most notable engineering achievements of the century – a miniature, pneumatically controlled Canadarm.
Students will take home their assembled Canadarm and the book Taylor’s Pneumatic Toys, which includes full schematics to build 8 pneumatic projects at home.
(Instructor Stan Taylor has taught this course at NASA and STAO)
July 16th 10am to 1pm $45.00
August 20th 10am to 1pm $45.00
Suggested for Age 10+
There is nothing more summery than beachcombing for treasures of the sea. Keep the memory alive with your own mermaid inspired necklace! Have a whale of a time creating your own shell, pearls and frosted glass necklace worthy of Ariel’s admiration.
August 22nd, 1pm to 3pm $30.00
Zen out with Zentangle® doodling. Drawn to pen and ink drawings that are but aren’t; a doodle that is just a doodle, but so much more. Hard to explain, beautiful to behold, this is an awesome opportunity to learn an art form that will relax and impress. And it’s a practical skill that could be used to beautify ISU’s. If you can put pen to paper, then you can ‘tangle’!
July 11th & August 15th – 2 Dates Recommended age 9+
10am to 1pm $45.00
Bring your Lego® or other small toys to life using stop-motion animation. If you enjoyed movies like Wallace & Grommit, Coraline, Chicken Run, and Fantastic Mr. Fox then this is the class for you! Learn, have fun, and create your own mini-movie using your digital camera, ipad, ipad touch, or other personal capture device.
Will a watermelon grow inside your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed? Can lightning strike the same place twice? Is a dog’s mouth cleaner than a human’s? Kids will be delighted to find out the truth about these and many other claims from Catherine’s latest book, Don’t Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You.
This fun-filled, hands-on workshop allows students to try a number of activities based on this hilarious book. This workshop also includes a creative writing component, which has participants developing their own “strange” ideas.
This workshop includes a Don’t Touch That Toad themed lunch at The Passionate Cook!
Blue Heron Studio wants to take you back to the promise of summer. We want you to take some time for you!
This summer we are offering a unique series of one-day workshops to experience a taste of the arts.
Learn a new skill, meet some new people or delve further into your creative side and have heaps of fun while you’re at it!
Blue Heron Studio is offering Wednesdays in the Studio…a fabulous, fun day of learning just for YOU!
And the best part is…each action packed day includes a lunchtime cooking class with The Passionate Cook – our neighbouring cooking school (www.passionatecook.ca). Learn how to make an amazing lunch…and then eat it!
Each workshop is from 10 am to 3 pm and is $65 (+HST). Sign up for more than 2 for a 10% discount. Sign up for all seven for $385 (regular $455)+HST. Bring a friend for a 10% discount for both of you, (offers cannot be combined).
July 10 – Digital Photos $65 (+HST)
July 17 – A Day of Soul Collage $65 (+HST)
July 24 - Craft a Memories Necklace $65 (+HST)
July 31 – DIY Trash to Treasures! $65 (+HST)
August 7 – Drama Games $65 (+HST)
August 14 – Hula-Doodle…A Mind-Body Experience! $65 (+HST)
August 21- A Left Brain/Right Brain Day of Writing with the Writing Fairy $65 (+HST)
Are your digital photos stressing you out? $65 +HST
Learn how to upload, store, organize, manipulate, and even make a music backdrop for all your photos. Knowledge is power when it comes to photos – understanding the quirks of digital storage and learning the language of photo retrieval and manipulation will keep your photographed memories alive and at your fingertips.
Grab the forgotten trinkets buried deep inside your jewellery box – you know
the ones – a little button from your baby’s first jacket, the mate of an earring
long lost but still treasured, that ring you never wear but can’t bear to part with,
the beads to a necklace your mother wore. We all have them but what to do
with them? Well, now you can gather them together and string them onto a
necklace that is chic, upbeat and loaded with meaning and lots of memories.
In the afternoon, further channel your inner jeweller and create a fantastic
pair of earrings or bracelet to keep or gift.
*Materials fee of $8.00
DIY Trash to Treasures! $65
You watch HGTV and flip through all the DIY magazines — now it is your turn
to transform your trash into treasure. This is a hands-on day of learning the
DIY tricks of the trade to upcycle and transform furniture. Prepare to sand, paint,
and create – and be admired. *also note there will be a small materials fee.