Would you like to learn how to use a sewing machine? Would you like to make your own cocooning accessories to take time for yourself?

In this 3-hour workshop, Kathryn takes us through the process of making a set of 3 accessories to take good care of your facial skin! Ideal for beginners, this workshop will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the sewing machine and discover sewing fundamentals such as :

Threading the machine; practicing straight and curved seams with topstitching; sewing several layers; attaching Velcro and elastic; making beautiful finishes.

Everyone will leave with the following customizable accessories :
– an adjustable terry cloth headband, to hold hair in place.
– two terry cloth scrunchies, to keep forearms dry (or two scrunchies with other fabrics to tie up hair).
– several make-up remover wipes.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all!

The price includes all materials and Kat’s invaluable advice (on sewing, not cosmetics).

Are you counting the days until the eclipse on April 8? Would you like to live this unique experience safely but with maximum enjoyment?

Working together, the wood, renovation, electro, welding and mechanical teams have designed the perfect duo:
– A spacesuit, with a protective visor to avoid burning your eyes, triple-layer insulation to withstand the altitude, and a speaker to play your favorite music.
– An electric jetpack, with a (hoped-for) 60-minute range, and a mid-air stabilization function.

You’ll then be able to take off and orbit within 500 meters of the Earth, to observe the eclipse like no other.

In this 4-hour workshop, you’ll learn :
– suit assembly techniques, inherited from 19th-century explorers
– How to build and orient a jetpack, so you don’t stay upside down the whole time.
– 50+ sun cream application tips
– First-aid courses, just in case

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all those who want to take to the skies!

Would you like to learn basketry and discover the secrets of rattan weaving? Would you like mini-you to proudly display a beautiful backpack basket?

In this 3.5-hour workshop, basketmaker Fabienne Clément will help you create an elegant and durable Adirondack-style mini backpack basket for kids!

We’ll learn the technique of continuous braiding with an tight braided base. We’ll see how to insert colorful rattan strands and finish the basket with a border.

This lightweight, sturdy and stylish basket is perfect for picking, markets and hiking! Everyone will be able to choose from a variety of braid colors.

Skills required: none, except a little patience!

The price includes all materials and tools required, plus Fabienne’s good humor and great advice!

Budding craftspeople aged 10 and over are welcome (one child per parent – limit of 2 children per workshop – please write to us to let us know). 

Do you want to turn your kitchen into a sweet playground and conquer the world of creams in style? Do you want to become the king or queen of pastry and amaze your guests at your next dinner party?

This 3-hour workshop will introduce you to the art of basic pastry creams. We’ll create three sweet recipes that will make you an accomplished pastry chef: custard, crème diplomate and crème mousseline. Equipped with precise whisks and expert pans, we’ll unlock the secrets of these preparations to make all your desserts a success.

After reviewing all the ingredients, we’ll tackle the techniques of controlled cooking, balanced proportions and the art of fine whipping. A sweet adventure where every gesture counts. Everyone will leave with their own creams.

Skills required: this workshop is ideal for those wishing to take their pastry skills to the next level. A good understanding of basic pastry skills is recommended!

Price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment and raw materials, and muscles in your arms.

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger streets. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can leave with the products you’ve made. 

Are you the kind of person who is constantly scribbling on paper, taking notes, writing poems, or just doodling?

In this workshop, guided by our two specialists in silkscreen printing and binding you will learn how to make two personalized notebooks.

First, you will discover the basics of silkscreen printing: choice of motifs, the composition of graphics, choice of colors, and printing of the covers.
Then, you will move on to bookbinding: assembly of the notebooks using colored linen thread, and different decorative binding techniques.

Don’t hesitate to come with an apron or an old t-shirt.

How do you weave a basket? Would you like to learn basketry techniques to make a well-finished basket that lasts over time?

Fabienne Clément, basketry craftswoman, will share her know-how with you by guiding you through different techniques for weaving and tightening rattan.
Perfect for beginners or to offer as a gift, over the course of 3 hours you will learn to make a basket, ideal to hold bread, fruits, or any other small objects.

You will learn different processes such as: starting your weaving row by row from a round wooden base, inserting colored rattan strands, and finishing your basket with a border.

The price includes all materials and tools needed, plus great tips from Fabienne!

Dimensions: 8″ x 8″ x 3.5″ (20cm x 20cm x 9cm)