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The Gallery will be closed January 29th, January 30th & January 31st for an exhibition changeover. We will reopen again February 1st. Thank you for your understanding!

Art Programs

Intermediate Doll Making Workshop

Monday, March 11th @ 1 PM - 4 PM

Sunday, March 17th @ 2PM - 5PM

Make your own doll from scratch! This doll workshop is very spontaneous and therapeutic. We will start by drawing shapes for music. 
 
Choose the shape of our liking and use that to make the body of the doll.
We will choose the fabric of our liking and sew the pieces of fabric together to build our doll.
 
This is an intermediate dollwork shop for people who want to learn how to use a sewing machine. No experience is necessary; I will guide you through it to help bring your dolls to life.
 
There will be yarn, stuffing, buttons, ribbons, felt, beads, centre pieces, and fabrics of different textures and colours. Makers and pencils will be provided to draw faces. Scissors, sewing needles, threads, long darning needles, hot glue guns, and a sewing machine will be provided at the gallery.
 
Bringing your own materials and tools to help make your doll is always welcome. 
 
As you use the sewing machine, you may have the opportunity to learn how to thread, clean, and oil the machine. You will also learn how to change the tension and width of your stitches on the sewing machine and the different types of stitches that a sewing machine can do.
 
We can’t wait to see you there!

About Your Instructor

Gemma Burke is an early childhood educator who creates fibre art every chance she gets. In addition, she also teaches her students fibre crafts and is a member of the Oakville Stitchery Guild.

Gemma first used a needle when she was 7 years old, when her grandmother suggested to her that she sew with a needle on paper. Quickly,  she moved on to sew with a needle on fabric. She was very intrigued and couldn’t wait to get her own sewing machine. Gemma always admired dolls. When Gemma saw her grandmother bring home a handmade doll, she couldn’t wait to make her own dolls. She started making her own dolls using materials like bottles, stuffing, and fabric. She has been making dolls ever since!

Through the support of our local partners and board members JCHAC offers a variety of workshops and events that will help members explore the opportunities social prescribing and healing through art has to offer.

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