• Rug Hooking

  • Watercolour

  • Clay Sculpture

  • Basket Making

  • Writing

  • Doll Dressing

* Please note physical distancing measures will be in effect.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided* 

 Get Hooked! Could Rug Hooking Become Your Addiction?

Rug Hooking Workshop with Linda Marchbank 

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Monday, July 20th, 1 pm to 4 pm

Cost: $40.00 per participant to cover supplies – open to 10 participants, ages 15 and up

Join instructor Linda Marchbank for an opportunity to try the art of rug hooking. The workshop is a chance to connect with the past and discover the creative possibilities this craft offers. This is a class for beginners to explore and practice the fundamentals of rug hooking through a project designed to allow learning of basic techniques. All materials and equipment needed will be included in a kit available in class. Participants will leave with their rug-hooking starter kit and finished product.


To register please email

or call 902-432-1298.  

Instructor Biography

Linda Marchbank is a McGown certified rug hooking teacher who has taught rug hooking locally, provincially and interprovincially for 15 years. Her work has been recognized through peoples’ choice selections, McGown shows, rug shows and exhibitions. She has been a past recipient of the Premier's Craft Award, Best Maritime Mat recognition, and most recently honoured with a City of Summerside Heritage Award for her teaching.

Watercolour for Fun

Watercolouring Workshop with Julia Purcell

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Tuesday, July 21st, 1 pm to 4 pm

Cost: $45.00 per participant to cover supplies – open to 10 participants ages 18 and over

Join painter Julia Purcell for an introduction workshop to watercolor painting. The workshop is designed to get you confident and excited about painting in watercolor. Participants will paint their own color wheel, value scale, learn about the basic techniques of washes, how to handle the brush and create some simple paintings to take away. Top quality paints, brushes and paper are provided and handouts are included.


To register please email

or call 902-432-1298. 

Instructor Biography

Julia Purcell has been living and breathing drawing and painting ever since her university days in Technical Theatre at Dalhousie University. She worked briefly at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, but quickly realized her real passion was landscape painting. While she acknowledges the value of the quality instruction she received while at Dalhousie in drawing, painting, design, and lighting, she has rarely looked back on that profession.

As time and funds allow Julia travels off-Island to learn more about art making from experts in their field, such as in watercolor painting and printmaking.


She is currently serving on the board of CARFAC Maritimes and is the PEI rep of the International Watercolor Society of Canada.  She has taught through the PEI Seniors College, and more recently out of her own studio in a workshop called the “Joy of Watercolor Painting.” Julia especially enjoys teaching drawing or painting to beginners. Her artwork has been purchased by the City of Charlottetown, UPEI and the Art Bank of PEI. Her work is in private collections all over North America.

Playing with Clay

Clay Workshop with Suzi Cameron

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Tuesday, July 21st, 6 pm to 9 pm

Cost: $30.00 per participant to cover supplies – open to 8 participants ages 16 and over

Enjoy the tactile and versatile qualities of pottery clay while you create a scene from your memory or imagination—anything from Underwater to Outer space (or the interior of your own kitchen). Have fun and learn transferable skills including pinch, coil and slab techniques as well as innovative joining methods, texturing, and creating magic beach grass or hair. Come with ideas and leave with your unique piece to display and stories to tell about it.


To register please email

or call 902-432-1298. 

Instructor Biography

Suzi Cameron grew up in Summerside and has enjoyed a career as a professional studio potter with a dedication to functional tableware. Now, Suzi is devoting more time and energy to exploring non-functional and experimental works. As well, she has moved into the realm of teaching kids and adults at craft centres and in public schools.


Following the completion of two degrees at NSCAD University, in Fine Art and Media Arts, Cameron has expanded her creative expression into the field of media—photo, video and audio recording. Presently, Suzi is back at school studying Computer Electronics and wants to incorporate sensor controlled experiences into her art practice.

Mi’kmaq Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving with Noella Moore

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Monday, July 20, 6 pm to 9 pm

Cost: $35.00 to cover supplies  - open to 10 participants ages 15 and over

Mi’kmaq artisan and artist, Noella Moore will guide participants in the traditional manner of making of a small biscuit basket. As she instructs Ms. Moore will tell the cultural history of Mi’kmaq basket weaving, an art lost to her for many years and fortunately reclaimed. 


To register please email or call 902-432-1298

Instructor Biography

Noella Moore is a multi-media artist that can’t remember a time in life where her creative side was not making itself known. Her creativity first came out as a small child through her drawings. By the age of sixteen she had created her first oil painting. The Mi’kmaq artist recovered a part of her lost heritage in 2003 when she attended a basket weaving workshop offered by Mi’kmaq Elders. When her hands made contact with the wood and she began to bend and weave in the creative process of basket weaving it felt entirely natural and healing. Her very first basket was a difficult fancy comb basket requiring a high level of skill. She was no struggling beginner. Her hands contained the knowledge.


Moore continued to learn from the Elders and now teaches basket weaving. Moore says about teaching, “It feels so good to see people creating because of the skills I have taught them. I want to keep the knowledge going.”

A Wordshop of Image and Imagination

Writing Workshop with Jane Ledwell

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Wednesday, July 22, 6 pm to 9 pm

Cost: $30.00  - open to 10 participants ages 18 and over

Strong and evocative imagery is an essential part of all genres of writing. This workshop (or wordshop) will focus on finding powerful words for images received through all our senses, and transforming their meaning with imagination. Participants will begin with the perceived world and see where we travel, creatively, from there, trying on new personas and points of view as we go. 


To register please email or call 902-432-1298

Instructor Biography

Jane Ledwell is a writer and editor living in Charlottetown, PEI. She has published three books of poetry, Return of the Wild Goose, Bird Calls, and Last Tomato. She also has co-authored Elaine Harrison: I Am an Island That Dreams and co-edited two books of academic writing about L. M. Montgomery. She adds monthly to a long-running series of artist profiles in The Buzz. Jane currently serves as executive director of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Dress an 18th Century Lady- Create an Original Look

Learn how to dress a fabric doll with Liisa Carbone

Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street (Corner of Granville and Prince Street)

Wednesday, July 22, 1 pm to 4 pm

Cost: $35.00 to cover supplies  - open to 10 participants ages 12 and over

Join textile artist Liisa Carbone for an afternoon of fun and adventures in costuming and costume history.

Working with a hand made, soft fabric doll, you will stitch your own historically inspired dress. 


Robe à la française, robe à la polonaise, or robe à l’anglaise – which will you choose?


What do you need to bring?  The ability to thread a needle, wield a pair of scissors and do basic hand stitching.  Fabrics, threads, needles and trims will be provided.  A small number of sewing scissors will be available for use – if you would prefer to use your own pair of scissors feel free to bring them along.


To register please email or call 902-432-1298

Instructor Biography

Liisa Carbone was born in London, Ontario to a weaver/housewife mom, and an English professor/poet dad.  Not too surprising, then, that she chose to pursue both visual and literary art, earning a degree in theatre production and design from York University in Toronto.  Textile and fabric arts have always been a fascination, and her studies in art and art history have provided a strong understanding of historic dress and costume.


Professionally she’s worked in advertising & marketing, arts management and administration. She has sat on the boards of an amateur theatre company and a semi-professional community orchestra, and has designed and built sets and costumes for school and community productions in both Mississauga, and London, Ontario.


Since moving to Summerside in 2008, Liisa has enjoyed the opportunity to work with Culture Summerside on a variety of projects: refreshing/replacing worn fabrics on objects and furnishings at the Wyatt House; creating (and re-creating) costumes for To the Power of Five and the Canada 150 presentations; Wanda Wyatt’s Mayor’s Heritage Tea appearance, and creating a completely new dress for Esmerelda, a fabric doll in the Wyatt House collection.


Liisa tends to spend a lot of time with needles and thread, working on projects for herself and her friends.  Recently she’s been focusing on a line of ladies’ tops from upcycled men’s dress shirts, available through her Eclectic Enthusiasms page on Facebook. Liisa says, “I love to work with unconventional, upcycled, often disregarded materials to create new and unexpected things.”

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