Skills required: previous attendance at a bike workshop to learn the basics of bike maintenance (we won’t go back over the basics).

The Labo-Fûtés are small group workshops that allow you to go further in your project, while benefiting from personalized support, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this Lab, limited to 6 participants, Arnaud, our bike mechanic, will be there to guide you through your project.

To attend, you’ll need to come with a personal project, or with a project you’ve already started (maintenance, repair, tuning). Arnaud will be able to give you advice as you go along, and help you with a step that’s holding you up.

The tools will be made available to you, but note that you’ll need to bring all the consumables you’ll need (brake cables and/or pads, tubes, tires, parts, etc.).

It’s possible to come to the Village on the opening day for autonomy, to use the tools on your own ($9/hr).

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 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.

Would you like to discover the creative world of resin? Would you like to learn how to work with epoxy to create decorative, practical and personalized objects?

In this 3-hour workshop, Ricardo will take us through all the steps involved in manipulating epoxy resin to make a set of 3 matching or mismatched trinket dishes! After an introduction to this decorative art, we’ll learn about the different types of resin, molds and pigments, and their uses.

We’ll start with techniques for manipulating and coloring resin to create objects in silicone molds. Then it’s time to get creative and create unique decorations! Everyone can choose their own color scheme and effects, and add glitter, dried flowers, small rocks, etc. Once the decorations have been chosen, the resin will be mixed, poured into the molds and finished.

Feel free to bring your own decorative elements (tree leaves, dried flowers, rocks, beads, pieces of wood, glass, ceramics, jewelry…) to personalize your projects!

Each person will create a set of 3 trinket dishes, in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in the colors of their choice!

Note: a drying period is required after the workshop. Your projects will be dropped off at Affûtés Village a few days later.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity and creativity.

Price includes all necessary materials and invaluable professional advice from Ricardo!

The workshop will be held at the Montréal Tile Lab studio, on Promenade Masson. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered. 

Are you a gourmet who’s always wanted to know how to make the best quiches and savoury tarts in town? Want to impress your friends and family at your next potluck?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll delve into the world of savory tarts. Using traditional methods, we’ll discover how to make hand-kneaded shortcrust pastry. Using basic kitchen utensils, we’ll cook two culinary classics: a quiche Lorraine and a seasonal vegetable tart!

With a rolling pin and a whisk, we’ll learn how to master the textures of a successful pastry, strike a balance between flavors and choose the right seasonal vegetables. Everyone will leave with a quiche and a savoury tart.

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

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 get your hands dirty and turn your kitchen into a creative culinary stage? Are you looking for ideas for a dessert that will delight your friends and family?

In this 3,30-hour workshop, we’ll make a lemon meringue tart and a pistachio-raspberry tart! First, we’ll discover how to knead a sweet dough by hand. Then, using whisks and pans, we’ll learn how to create the tangy balance of a lemon cream and an Italian meringue. Next, we’ll create an almond cream base, topped with a light pistachio cream and fresh fruits.

After reviewing the necessary ingredients, we’ll learn how to spread and darken a tart, understand the balance of flavors between the creams and obtain a meringue as light as a cloud. Finally, we’ll look at the secrets of masterful baking.

Skills required: None! This workshop is open to all sweet tooths.

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

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 containers so you can leave with the products you’ve made.

Are you ready to shake up your vegetables and turn your kitchen into a vegetarian playground? Would you like to embark on a creative adventure featuring tofu, chickpeas and a variety of vegetables?

In this 3-hour vegetarian workshop, we invite you to explore the delights of meatless cooking. Using a kitchen blender and basic utensils, we’ll learn how to concoct magic tofu, prepare creamy hummus and discover the secret of veggie pâté. Everyone will leave with light bites and bold flavors!

Using a whisk and blender, we’ll expertly emulsify, blend and season. We’ll discover a whole host of tricks for making tasty, personalized vegetarian products!

Skills required: None! This workshop is open to all enthusiastic novices and practiced vegetarians in search of inspiration.

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 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 ready to make your pans sing and reveal the mysteries of the sauces that transcend your homemade dishes? Do you want to please your boyfriend or girlfriend and prove that you can make something other than pasta?

In this 3-hour culinary workshop, we dive into the art of sauces with mastery. Using a saucepan, a wooden spoon and a whisk, you’ll learn how to make béchamel, mornay and brown sauces. Three essential recipes that will turn you into a chef!

We’ll explore subtle techniques for making basic sauces. From the nuances of roux for béchamel to the art of marrying cheeses for mornay and the magic of reduction for brown sauce. We’ll also discuss the importance of each gesture in achieving the perfect consistency.

Skills required: None! This workshop is suitable for all levels. The essential ingredient is culinary curiosity and the desire to explore new flavors.

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 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.