The Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts offers a diverse range of classes and workshops in various mixed media disciplines.  Our core programs include weaving, knitting, felting, stained glass and silversmithing.  Classes and workshops in other disciplines, ranging from woodburning to soapmaking, are offered as permitted by interest and availability of instructors.

All mixed media classes and workshops are held in the mixed media studio on the second floor of the Guild building at 113 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT.

Registration for Spring 2024 mixed media classes and workshops is ongoing.  Offerings include silversmithing, stained glass, weaving, knitting, felting, basketry and more!

Refer to the class/workshop listings below for descriptions and other important details including eligible membership levels, prerequisites and other requirements for registration.


Membership in the Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts is required for participation in all classes and workshops.  To ensure that our programs are as accessible as possible, we offer several different membership levels.  Registration details for each program indicate the level of membership required and any necessary prerequisites.  Based on the preference of the instructor, some programs may require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Classes and workshops offered during fall, winter and spring sessions.  Registration is conducted online and spaces are in high demand.  We recommend that members and prospective students subscribe to our newsletter and check our website regularly to learn about upcoming classes and workshops.

Registration and materials fees for classes and workshops are non-refundable except in very limited circumstances.  Membership fees must be paid in advance of registration and are non-refundable even if a particular class or workshop is unavailable.  Acknowledgement of our refund policy is a condition of registration.  Registrations cannot be transferred between students or between classes or workshops.

Registration Ongoing
Spaces Available in Some Classes/Workshops

    • April 21, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 0
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    Feeling stressed?  Come out for some relaxation and stab some wool into a beautiful 3D object. In this class, you will learn how to needle felt and take home an adorable sitting fox.

    Needle felting is a textiles craft technique that can be used to create 3D objects.  It involves a special felting needle being used to stab and agitate wool fibers, so they join and bond together.

    Instructor:  Andrea Korpel

    Prerequisites:  No prior experience necessary.  Age 16 or older.  Youth aged 12 to 15 with registration of parent/guardian and approval of instructor (see note below).

    Cost (Full Members):  $49 (includes materials)
    Cost (Casual Members):  $59 (includes materials)
    Cost (Child Members):  $49 (includes materials)

    Registration Opens:  April 3, 2024
    Registration Closes:  April 19, 2024

    Note re Youth Participation:  Youth aged 12 to 15 may be permitted to participate in this workshop provided that their parent or guardian has registered for and participates in the workshop.  Email the Guild at ykguildwebsite@gmail.com to arrange for youth registration.

    • May 09, 2024
    • June 02, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • 2

    On the first evening of this workshop, we will meet at the Bristol Freighter Monument and carpool to a collecting site to gather the willow that we will later use to make several willow baskets.  Participants will be required to wrap their willow in plastic and store it outside to keep it fresh until the creating weekend.

    We will meet again over a weekend to create willow baskets. Participants will learn the basic stake and strand method of round willow basketmaking plus several of common willow weaves. A handle can be added if desired. Depending on the size of your baskets, you should be able to make two baskets. Participants should bring a sharp, locking knife, anvil pruners, an old towel and spray bottle.

    Instructor:  Cathie Harper

    Prerequisites:  No experience necessary.  Age 16 or older.  Participants who have previously taken a full weekend willow basketry class with this instructor may be able to complete more advanced projects.

    Cost:  $286

    Registration Opens:  January 10, 2024 @ 10:00 am
    Registration Closes:  May 7, 2024

Yellowknife Guild of Arts and Crafts
113 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 0G3

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