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Unleash your creativity with an edVentures Workshop

edVentures Fredericton

Another winter has finally passed, and as I come out of hibernation, I start to get the itch… the one that sends me searching for a creative outlet. Happily, as the hands-on craving grows, the 2017 edVentures lineup is available online!  

edVentures is celebrating 10 years of offering hands-on learning vacations in Fredericton, and over the years the organizers have honed in on offering unique opportunities to try out an art or craft that people don’t usually get the chance to do.  

Each year I do my best to carve out some “me-time” to take in an edVentures workshop or two, and once again I have narrowed my list down to my top three choices for this summer:

Encaustic Painting - I was recently gazing at a series of encaustic works on display at Gallery on Queen here in downtown Fredericton, and was once again amazed at this art form that uses melted beeswax. So,once again this goes on my list!

Encaustic Painting

Weave a Market Basket – how much more “Fredericton” canyou get?  The favourite Saturday morning pastime here is going to the Boyce Farmer’s Market.  So, what better than to take a workshop where you learn the age old craft of basket weaving and go home with a beautiful basket that will be the envy of all market-goers!

Weave a Market Basket

Traditional Rug Hooking – It fascinates me that you can create a rug with a piece of burlap and strips of cloth that aren’t tied to hold them in place.  From very simple geometric patterns to gorgeous designs, this type of rug making stemmed from a very basic need to keep your feet warm and re-use everything and turned into a beautiful art form.

Traditional Rug Hooking

From jewelry to weaving and from pottery to photography, there are nearly 50 workshops to choose from this summer.  If you’ve ever wanted to dabble in any of these art forms, edventures offers the perfect opportunity to try something in a relaxed setting without substantial time or money commitments.