The Craft Corner 2016

Crafts in the Hearth House area offer a rich assortment of general and leather crafts.  The summer of 2016 will be no exception.

Returning as our Senior Staff member is Bronwyn Boden, a very talented artist in her own right.

Hours: Sunday – after Chapel to 11:30 am
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 11:30 am for adults and LITs
Sunday – Friday:  4pm- 5pm

For the adults, the crafts range from traditional leather crafts: belts, bookmarks, bracelets, wallets and more. In some weeks you can try your hand at some of the custom work we will be offering.  On the general craft side, we have air plant wooden holders, string art, needle felted camp scenes, jewelry, paddle tennis racquets, wooden Christmas ornaments, tie-dye pillowcases, and Sharpie art on mugs. We are also trying something new – Paint Nite RPC style.

Parent with child crafts: painting on wood and stones, buttons and badges; leather bracelets and other small projects. There will be projects which are age appropriate for kids up to the age of twelve.

There will also be some additional offerings available.  Big Frank, from the Pikwakanagan First Nation on Golden Lake is coming to teach more Algonquin-style jewelry. In Week 4 Chuck Ross has volunteered to teach wood carving on walking sticks and how to carve Father Christmas figures.  Vicky Pearce will be teaching her ever popular painting class.

Watch the chalkboard announcements at the tournament board outside the Dining Hall and the Hearth House for details.  The Week at a Glance sheet on the dining hall tables lists the hours crafts are offered.

We are sad to tell you that our suppliers have raised their prices by roughly twenty-five percent over the past year. We have had to adjust our prices accordingly. There will still be plenty of low cost options for you to chose from and so, we hope to see you during crafting hours

Our volunteer crafters have a wealth of experience and expertise, not just those in the specific programs at Camp. Listed here are the additional areas of expertise offered by our volunteer crafters, the Operating Committee member responsible for Crafts, and camper volunteers in the weeks they attend.  Feel free to bring along projects in their area of knowledge and they will do their best to give you a hand.

2016CraftyIdeas

Canada Day Weekend and Week One:
Chester Buszek: General and traditional leatherwork
Cathy Cromie: Soapstone carving, knitting, crochet
Donna Edwards: Acrylic painting, needlepoint
Barbara Lukas: Traditional rug hooking, knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlework
Anita Millar: Traditional and custom leather work

 

Week 2:
Debbie Matteis: All round crafting skills
Anita Millar: Traditional and custom leatherwork
Jennifer Weinert: All round crafting skills

 

Week 3:
Doug Fisher: Traditional leatherwork with expertise in leather carving
Megan Richardson: Felting, painting, knitting, childrens’ crafts
Leslie Tench: All round crafting skills

Week 4:
Lisa Corr: All round crafting skills with a specialty in beading, alcohol inks and Sculpey clay.
Doug Fisher: Traditional leatherwork with expertise in leather carving
Vicki Pearce: All round crafting skills + acrylic painting class of Red Pine landscapes
Chuck Ross: Wood carving class

Week 5:
Lisa Corr: All round crafting skills with a specialty in beading, alcohol inks and Sculpey clay.
Kate Flood: All round crafting skills, Acrylic painting
Lori Zucatto: Traditional leatherwork

Week 6:
Anne Jones: All round crafting skills
Lindsay McKeevor: Jewelry making, knitting, crochet
Anne Marie Paul:  Traditional leatherwork

Week 7:
Allison Dixon: Traditional leatherwork
Barbara Lukas: Traditional rug hooking, knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlework
Pat Young: Knitting, sewing, crochet, beading, needlework

Week 8:
Donna Edwards: Acrylic painting, needlepoint
Darlene McGillen: All round crafting skills
Anita Millar: Traditional and custom leatherwork

Labour Day Weekend:
Donna Edwards:  Acrylic painting, needlepoint
Anita Millar: Traditional and custom leatherwork
Joy Parsons Nicotta:  All round crafting skills

Please come over to Hearth House to see what projects are available to add to your enjoyment of Red Pine Camp. All crafts are available at competitive prices.