Museum workshops filling up fast


If you intend on taking a certain workshop at the Fort Frances Museum and Cultural Centre this winter and spring, you’d best act fast.
Registration for the most recent lineup of workshops only was announced two weeks ago but the classes–which have been gaining in popularity in recent years–are filling up, Laura Gosse, community engagement co-ordinator for the museum, told the Times.
For instance, the abstract flow paining workshop, led by Patti Tinkess-Fletcher and set for this Saturday (Jan. 26), is full, as is a spring wreath-making workshop with Jen Coats on April 6.
A two-day felting workshop with Jamie Nelson, set for April 27-28, also is full.
“Sign up ahead of time,” Gosse suggested, pointing out that two of the three workshops above don’t take place until April.
“If there’s something you want to do, come sign up before it’s too late,” she added.
Looking to the near future, Gosse said there still are some spots open for the silk tie/scarf painting workshop with Cher Pruys set for on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-3 p.m.
This workshop costs $60.
Other upcoming workshops that are not yet full include fused glass making (March 9), cupcake decorating (March 23), fused glass suncatchers (April 13), spring arrangements (April 20), terrariums (May 4), and scone making (May 11).
“Just give us a call here at the museum (274-7891) and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the workshops,” Gosse said.
You also can find the full listing of workshops, instructors, and prices on the museum’s Facebook page.
These workshops are subsidized with funding from the “Friends of the Museum,” who help pay for artists’ fees, advertising, and snacks.