Would you like to make your own vegan chocolate energy bars and take them on your travels? Would you like to be the star of your hikes with healthy snacks?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll learn the fundamentals of vegan baking. Equipped with a wooden spatula and a baking tray, we’ll see how to make Snickers, Bounty and Energy Bars.

After reviewing the types of ingredients needed for vegan baking, we’ll look at assembly techniques, their nutritional value and how to create homemade chocolate delights without compromising on taste.
Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all gourmands.

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 take home the products you’ve made.

Would you like to make your own sushi at home? Would you like to impress the world at your next potluck?

 

Join us for this 3-hour workshop as we delve into the world of homemade sushi. Equipped with pots and knives, we’ll learn three different sushi-making techniques: maki, nigiri and California roll.

 

We’ll cover the art of slicing fish; the steps involved in mastering rice cooking, how to assemble balanced ingredients  and the technique of rolling sushi.

 

Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced cooking enthusiast, this workshop is open to all. Skills required: none, apart from a love of fresh sushi.

The workshop fee includes all necessary equipment, quality cooking utensils, fresh ingredients and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere!

 

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. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

 

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

Have moths, campfire embers or your cat ruined your favorite knitwear? Would you like to take off your shoes without being embarrassed by the holes in your socks? Would you like to learn how to stop the damage and continue wearing them, with the added pride of having repaired them yourself?

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn by hand how to weave a patch through your knitwear or socks to repair the damaged area and make it a subtle or even colorful part of your garment from now on.

You can expect :

  • – A presentation of knitwear types: weight, composition and texture
  • – A demonstration of the festoon stitch (to stabilize a frayed edge)
  • – Execute a scallop stitch on a sample provided
  • – A demonstration of darning and its variations
  • – Practice darning on the supplied sample or chosen garment
  • – Finishing repairs

We suggest you bring a few knits with you to choose the most suitable to start with during the course, so you can benefit from our expert’s notions. The easiest to darn to start with are the thicker knits.

Skills required: None. You don’t need to know how to knit or have hand-stitched before to take the course.

The price includes all necessary materials and the expert advice of our seamstress-er!

Do you love woodworking and want to discover new techniques? Do you dream of a world of soft curves?

This 4-hour workshop will be the perfect opportunity to discover woodworking in a different way. We’ll learn the basics of steam bending solid wood, while making a beautiful floating display with harmonious curves!

First, we’ll cover the theory of bending and how a steamer works. Then, after a demonstration, we’ll work in teams to bend a piece of wood that will make up the display. We then move on to the use of different machines, such as: the bench saw, to make cuts; the router, to create the invisible wall-hanging system; and the sanders, for a beautiful final result.

Everyone will leave with a solid wood display unit measuring approximately 10″ wide X 9″ high X 2.5″ deep.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity.

Price includes all necessary materials and lots of knowledge!

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).

Would you like to learn about different styles to determine your own? Do you like to discover current trends while making judicious choices that suit your tastes, so you can live in an environment with a timeless look? Are you wondering how to change the ambiance of a room or add a touch of modernity and freshness without changing everything?

In this 3-hour workshop, interior designer Nico will share his tips for developing a meticulous instinct and help you make informed choices. We’ll discuss contrasts, textures and the right lighting, as well as the more subtle decorative touches that add personality and boldness!

Over tea or coffee, we’ll share tips on how to complement, accentuate and energize your home with visual effects. The workshop is mostly theoretical, but includes a period of practice to let you play with colors and materials, develop your own ideas and benefit from Nico’s on-site advice.

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

Price includes all materials and professional advice.

Would you like to make delicious cakes and chocolate mousse just like Willy Wonka in your own kitchen? Would you like to turn snack time with your kids into a real pleasure?

This 3-hour pastry workshop will plunge you into the regressive world of children’s sweetness. Equipped with whisks and marys, we’ll learn how to make the must-have treats: chocolate mousse, madeleines and financiers.

After reviewing all the ingredients, we’ll learn how to beat egg whites to obtain a successful airy chocolate mousse, and discover the secrets of a soft madeleine and a melting financier.

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all gourmands.

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment and raw materials.

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. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

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

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). 

Would you like to learn embroidery, the ancient art of fabric decoration, while adopting sustainable practices? Would you like to discover a decorative embroidery technique that can be used to patch garments?

In this 3-hour workshop, Clara takes us on a tour of techniques inspired by Sashiko (meaning “little stitches”), a traditional Japanese form of embroidery. Initially designed to reinforce work clothes, this hand-embroidery technique is now mainly used for aesthetic purposes.

By practicing on a cotton fabric, we’ll cover the basic principles of this age-old technique; the use of front and back stitches; and methods for creating regular lines and beautiful geometric designs.

Skills required: none, apart from a little meticulousness and patience.

Price includes all materials, Clara’s good humor and plenty of zen!

Would you like to discover the different uses of wool? Would you like to learn about felting while making warm, custom made mittens?

In this 4-hour workshop, Jesse will introduce us to the fluffy world of wool felting, as we make cozy mittens! We’ll be using the water felting technique, which makes it possible to quickly create resistant textiles, without knitting or weaving, using the natural qualities of wool. Water, heat, soap and rubbing will join the fibers together, transforming them into mittens that fit everyone’s hands. This durable and repairable technique can also be used to make hats, slippers or clothing… What’s more, wool is a natural and biodegradable material!

Each participant can choose from several colors of natural wool.

Skills required: none, apart from a desire to keep your hands warm!

The price includes all necessary materials, plus Jesse’s good advice and zen attitude.