The Purly Hookers - Dunnville's Crochet and Knitting Society


The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.

Participation in the weekly meet up is free. Although we will have a donation jar available, for use of the space. Participants are expected to provide their own materials.

Beginners or those looking to learn are welcome. We have two volunteers who have offered to assist in teaching and providing guidance for newbies or beginners.

All ages are welcome, although only children looking to learn to knit or crochet are welcome. There will be no other activities or materials provided to keep them busy. Please understand this evening is a time for some parents to make space for themselves.

Participants are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. The studio offers a fridge, toaster oven and kettle for use. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves.
Please do not bring food items with nuts, in consideration of allergies.

Open Studio Weekly Drop-In



FREE, BYOArt Materials

Take advantage of 2 hours a week in a studio space surrounded by other creative people. 

Bring your own creative materials (paint, brushes, canvasses, pencils, scrapbooks etc) and join in our social gathering of creativity and chatter. 

Advanced sign up is appreciated to ensure there is enough space for everyone to work.  

Beginning June 6th, weekly until December 19th 2019. 

Weekly Dates Include:


Courses and Classes

8 Week Improv Course


 In this 8 week course students will be introduced to the basics of improvisation, and play some fun games in preparation for a public performance on Mon. December 16th.

Improv is a great exercise for people of all ages, as it encourages the celebration of individuality, creativity and imagination - the more unique you are the better. Improv offers the opportunity to work on communication skills and good team work habits.

No previous experience required!

Ages 10+ recommended
$15/class or $75 for the 8 weeks

Our 8 week program will begin on Monday October 21st from 6pm-7pm and will continue until Monday October 9th, with a performance scheduled for Monday December 16th, from 6pm-7pm.

Admission to the performance is $5/person with all money going back to the students who perform in the show! 




 Taking art to the next level!

Join award-winning local artist Lacie Williamson for six weeks of stop motion animation fun, with no previous experience necessary!

Students will learn a variety of stop motion animation techniques to create their very own short films using a variety of mediums.
Students will receive digital copies of their creative works.

Enrollment in the full six weeks is mandatory.

10% discount for additional students




 Got unique ideas for a painting or two, but don't think you have the skills yet?

This weekly studio session is perfect for mature independent creators looking to bring their own ideas to life!

Ages 8+ recommended.
All materials provided
Wednesday’s from 4pm-7pm.

Join local award-winning artist Lacie Williamson in studio, where she will share her tips and tricks to create the best version of your creative vision!

Students are encouraged to drop-in between 4pm and 7pm, whenever is most convenient for your schedule. Students are welcome to stay for more than one hour per session but payment must be received in advance of studio time.

Students will  receive one on one attention, in order to make the best version of their creations, and benefit from creating in a social atmosphere surrounded by creative peers.

Our Fall 2019 will be available for six weeks beginning
Wednesday September 18th, 2019
Final opportunity
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019 


Tim Burton Ink & Watercolour Classes



Are you a fan of Tim Burton's film style and themes?   

Join us for six weeks of Tim Burton inspired art!  Each week we will study characters from a different film from the last 30 years!  Join us for all six classes, or pick and choose your favourites.  

September 24th - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory 

 October 1st - James and the Giant Peach 

October 8th - Beetlejuice 

 October 15th - Corpse Bride 

 October 22nd - Edwrd Scissorhands 

 October 29th - Nightmare before Christmas  

Each class will involve an hour of step-by-step character study ad design with pencil.  Once sketches are finalized, students will ink them in, and spend the remainder of each class illustrating (colouring) their works with professional watercolour paint.   

No prior experience required, just a willingness to learn.  

$30/class or $150 for all six classes  To register please complete the mandatory online registration form by clicking the ENROLL NOW link below. We will not ask your for online payment, but offer your three options to report how you intend to pay. Payment must be received prior to your first class, in order to hold your spot.