All art courses and workshops are virtual only at this time.

The Assembly Hall uses Cisco Webex Meetings for online classes and workshops. A few days before the class start date, the Webex meeting invite containing instructions on how to join the class is sent.

Material Kits will only be available by curbside pick-up. Material fees are payable by cash at the time of pick-up.

For all online workshops where material kits are to be supplied, kits will be made available for curbside pick-up at the Assembly Hall, located at 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive. Multiple dates and times will be offered and will be confirmed in advance of each workshop date.

Made of carefully carved bone and ceramic beads, hair bone pipe beads have been a part of Indigenous culture for thousands of years. Tubed-shaped beads, often tapered at both ends, were used as decorative elements by Indigenous people of North America. These beads were used for ceremonial dress, chokers, bracelets and chest plates.

Today, many people enjoy beautifully crafted bracelets and chokers as part of their everyday accessories. In this workshop you will discover the technique of combining hair bone pipe beads, ceramic beads and deer hide to create beautiful custom bracelets.

Instructor: Jennifer Town (Memengwaas Kwe)

Date and time:

  • July 18, 1 – 4 p.m.

Registration: Register online at using barcode 3825060

Fee: $40/family (one adult and one child), additional materials fee of $15 applies.

Explore movement themes to traditional music-dance systems of the West African region. Award-winning artist, Collette “Coco” Murray leads participants through exercises and lively rhythms. Get ready to dance and immerse yourself in diasporic culture in this summer series.

Instructor: Collette Murray

Dates & Times:

  • July 29, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • August 5, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • August 12, 7 – 8 p.m.
  • August 19, 7 – 8 p.m.

Registration: Register online at using barcode 3846792

Fee: $55 (4 week program)

Workshop Cancellation

  • Due to low enrolment by The Assembly Hall: 100 per cent refund or account credit.
  • Missed classes on the part of the student: make-up classes or account credits will not be provided.
  • Due to instructor emergencies/illness: make-up class provided. If a make-up class is provided, no refunds or account credits will be issued.

Please note, if a make-up class is provided, refunds or credits will not be provided.

Withdrawals, Refunds and Credits

All registration cancellations/withdrawals must be initiated in writing prior to the start of the workshop’s second class. No refunds or credits will be considered after this date. Withdrawals will be prorated based on the date of the withdrawal, not based on attendance in the program. A $12 administration fee will be deducted per person, per workshop for all refunds, withdrawals and credits.


Materials are not included in adult course fees unless stipulated in the program description. Please inquire at the Assembly Hall Office or with your instructor for supply lists.