Get School’d is a weekly educational workshop series held at the Gladstone Hotel. Each week we team up with a local artist or creator to provide an accessible space where you become the artist! Everyone loves to learn new things, right? We aim to provide an environment for workshops that connect you with like-minded learners, fascinating instructors and unique ideas. Plus, you can drink while you learn!
The Flying Books School of Reading and Writing holds small-format classes on criticism, journalism, fiction, memoir, writing for the internet, and more — all taught by experienced writers and instructors, including Carl Wilson, Desmond Cole, Lynn Crosbie, Russell Smith, and more. All classes meet at the Gladstone Hotel on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM.
Get School’d: DIY Natural Skin Care
Tuesday August 7 | 7:00-9:00pm | $25
Make your own face products with the nourishing and healing properties of plants! Using all-natural ingredients, learn about and make a herbal steam, a face mask/scrub and a face oil—all the products needed for a complete facial.
Get School’d: Social Media for Small Business and Entrepreneurs
Tuesday August 15 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Are you #HASHTAGHOPELESS when it comes to social media? This workshop is designed for beginners, small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to build or improve their social media presence.
Get School’d: Experimental Drawing Workshop
Tuesday August 29 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Drawing is a beautiful way of connecting to the world around us! But sometimes we can become too focused on technique and the idea of making a ‘good’ drawing. Need to loosen up your drawing practice and let go?
Get School’d: Ceramic Painting Workshop
Tuesday August 1 | 6:30-8:30pm | $20
The workshop covered different techniques for ceramic painting, including painting two pieces! Using alcohol ink to create a watercolour technique and ceramic paint to create the vision of your dreams! Each attendee left with two original ceramic pieces in two different styles.
Get School’d: Zine Making
Tuesday July 25 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Come join for a night of fun with a zine party at the Gladstone Hotel. This D.I.Y. night will be filled with scissors, multicoloured papers, collage images and plenty of pens with the hopes of making some fantastic one-off zines or multiples. Learn about the history of zine-culture and the importance of spreading information through self-published works. Different zine building techniques will be discussed, including methods on building you own: poster zine, saddle stitch, double-edged, Japanese binding and book covers. Trade booklets or learn about secret photocopying techniques and the best printing shops in the city. There are an endless amount of possibilities, so it’s time to experiment and build an amazing publication!
Get School’d: Himalayan Salt Watercolour Workshop
Tuesday July 18 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Feel the tropical vibes of the summer! In this beginner’s workshop, you will learn how to use concentrated watercolours, masking fluid, as well as a variety of salts, drips, and splashes to create a vibrant monstera fern painting!
You’ll end the day with a beautiful painting you can take home, as well as a good filling of watercolour knowledge you can use to experiment and play with your newly mastered medium!
Located in the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar, this workshop is perfect for newbies and people looking for a refresher on watercolour techniques, and anyone who likes to get a little creative while having a drink (or two!)
Watercolour is a wild and unpredictable medium, but don’t be shy, come pick up a brush and try it out!
Get School’d: WellPreserved Fermenting 101
Tuesday July 11 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Learn the basic principles of fermenting food at home. Remove any fear, learn how easy it can be and begin to see the world of possible new flavors ranging from homemade pickles to mead and fruit wines!
This will be a high energy session which will walk through the basics of home fermenting. We’ll demo how to pickle carrots (and other vegetables), homemade hot sauce, sauerkraut and talk through the basics of fermenting your own alcohol! Participants will make a small jar of carrots which they can take home and ferment over the following days! We will leave lots of time for questions and answers and arm participants with the knowledge and confidence to go home and start experimenting right away!
Mending: How To Bring Your Clothing Back To Life
Tuesday June 20 | 7:00-9:00pm | $15
Wear a hole through the knee of your jeans? Or the seat of your pants?
Don’t worry, we can fix it! Rather than sending your clothing to a landfill, add character and meaning to your garments by mending them! Join us for a workshop on June 20th and learn how to fix your favourite pants or shirt.
This workshop will cover how to patch garments, incorporating sashiko stitching techniques.
Florals in a Teacup + Ceramic Painting Workshop
Tuesday June 27| 6:30-8:30pm | $30
The workshop will cover different techniques for ceramic painting, including painting two pieces, one being a ceramic teacup which you will then be able to plant a succulent in to take home! Each attendee will leave with two original ceramic pieces in two different styles.
Yoga for Beginners with Katharine Odlum
Every Wednesday in 2017 | 7:30-8:30am | $5 drop in classes | Pay at the door.
Yoga session 7:30-8:30am
Start your New Year off right to a path of relaxation and health wellness. Every Wednesday morning, join our beginner’s yoga drop-in class in our airy second floor Gallery.