Hands-On Workshops

Arts & Crafts | Gardening

Except where noted, registration is required for these programs. Registration begins two weeks prior to each event.  You can register by phone (345-8275), in person, or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.

Arts & Crafts

Afternoon Artist

Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Thursday, June 13 @2pm

Waverley Auditorium
Thursday, August 6 @2pm

Spend a fun afternoon with us as we do some "Altered Art." This multi-media experience involves taking existing paintings, and adding some fun and interesting touches to freshen them up. By adding paint, stickers, glitter, Mod-Podging pictures, etc, an old drab painting becomes a new work of art.

Supplies are included, but if you have an old painting you'd like to alter, you're welcome to bring it. This workshop is free, but with limited registration, so call early to reserve your spot. Pre-register for each class by phone, in person, or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.



Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Saturdays @ 2:00pm

June 22

All crafters are welcome for an afternoon working together. Bring any crafty project to work on and join others for inspiration. Staff can assist with knitting and basic needlework. Contact Ruth at 624-4206 or email rhamlin-douglas@tbpl.ca for more information.

Happiness Rocks

Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room
Thursday, May 16 @ 2pm

Waverley Auditorium
Thursday, July 11 @ 2pm

It is said that the simplest acts of kindness can change someone's day. Join us as we partner with the Thunder Bay Rocks Group and paint "Happiness Rocks" to spread around the community and brighten people's lives. Considered random acts of art, rocks can be painted by all ages with bright colours, images, intricate designs or simple messages, then shared with total strangers. Supplies are included, but you are welcome to bring your own. Let's make the world a happier place one rock at a time. Pre-register beginning 2 weeks prior to each class by phone, in person, or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.

The Maker's Path

Registration is required for each session as spaces are limited. To reserve your spot, call 684-6813 or visit us at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.

  • beadingBeading Circle
    Brodie Story Hour Room
    Wednesdays @ 2pm - 4pm
    May 29, June 26, July 10
    Drop in to finish an old project or begin a new one in the company of others who enjoy beading. Please bring your own supplies. No registration required!
  • Introduction to Woodland Style Art
    Waverley Auditorium
    June 5 & 6 @ 2pm - 5pm
    This two day workshop will explore the work of Norval Morriseau, Roy Thomas and Kevin Belmore. You will learn how to interpret lines, symbols and storytelling used by these artists. Bring a blank white canvas to produce your own woodland style acrylic painting. Paint and brushes will be provided. No registration necessary.
  • Medicine Pouch/Bundle
    Waverley Auditorium
    Wednesday, August 14 @ 6pmSew your own medicine pouch or bundle bag for your medicines. Supplies will be provided to registrants only.  Register beginning two weeks prior to the program date by phone, in person, or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.

The Maker's Path is an Indigenous arts and crafts program intended to provide beginner-crafters the basics of beading and sewing. No previous experience needed. 


Kitchen Herb Garden

Waverley Auditorium
Tuesday, August 13 @ 6 pm

Decorate and plant your very own herb garden to use in your kitchen. All supplies will be included; just bring your sense of style! Pre-register beginning two weeks before the program date in person, by phone, or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar.