Anna Templeton Centre

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278 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL A1C 1H3

Tel: (709) 739-7623      Email:
Fax: (709) 757-8173     Website:


To provide craft, art training and education; to promote an increased awareness of and appreciation for craft and art.

Target Population:

The general public as well as professional craftspeople and artists.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Classes: A wide range of evening classes including: sewing, quilting, embroidery, dye techniques, water colour, drawing, acrylic and more. Shorter weekend classes in silk painting, rug hooking, batik, paper making, etc.
    • Many classes are general interest but professional development opportunities for practicing artists and craftspeople are also available.
    • Adult Classes: Classes in art, craft and sewing.
    • Young Artist Classes: Young artist program provides creative experiences for kids as young as three. Art Explorers, cartooning, sewing and drama are options for ages 6-14.
  • Events: Exhibitions, lectures, artist presentations, and other special events throughout the year.
  • Operation Homespun: In 1972, Miss Anna Templeton released the booklet Operation Homespun: Traditional Knitting Patterns of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is now considered a historical document and it contains traditional knitting patterns which have been passed from one generation to the next, such as trigger mitts. In 2009, the Anna Templeton Centre reprinted the booklet in its original format.
  • Quidi Vidi Village Plantation: Craft Enterprise Program provides a vibrant focal point for visitors to the community through interaction with emerging craftspeople, and historical interpretation of the region. The Plantation’s craft enterprise program will stimulate local economic growth by providing a supportive environment for the development of successful new craft businesses.
  • Community Partners: A list of amazing partners in the community to direct friends and participants to, in hopes that these resources enable everyone to learn and create to the fullest. Anybody in the craft, art and design community are welcome to send information about yourself and your programs to post on the Community page.