You’ve already made cold-saponified soap, but don’t dare stray from your recipe? Would you like to take your skills to the next level by working on some of the must-have recipes of artisan soapmaking?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll (re)discover three great soapmaking classics that have stood the test of time for generations! We’ll be making two skin care recipes: Aleppo soap and Castile soap, followed by a recipe for a vegan all-purpose household soap, adapted from the famous ‘savon du pays’.

After an introduction to the ingredients and properties of these ancestral recipes, we’ll look at different techniques for incorporating natural active ingredients. These will bring even more virtues to our soaps, and allow us to personalize them! We’ll talk about medicinal plant macerates, exfoliating agents, softeners and stain removers.

Everyone will leave with 6 soaps (2 from each recipe), adapted to their needs and scented to their liking.

Skills required: previous experience of soapmaking or cold-saponified soapmaking.

Price includes all necessary materials and lots of useful tips!

Would you like to learn a new embroidery technique using a crochet hook? Would you like to personalize everyday objects with embroidery?

In this 3-hour workshop, Marielle will help you discover crochet embroidery and create decorative embroidery! Once you’ve mastered this technique, you’ll be able to personalize all kinds of projects: decorations on dishcloths; patches for your favorite bags; ornamentation on cushion covers…

After learning how to stretch a fabric on a hoop, we’ll create our design on the fabric. Then we’ll learn how to embroider with a crochet hook; how to connect the stitches of an outline shape and fill a shape; and how to finish.

Skills required: none, apart from a little patience and attention to detail.

Price includes all necessary materials, professional advice and unlimited creativity!

Are you a plant lover whose apartment looks like a nursery? Would you like to extend your perimeter outwards and green up your balcony?

In this 3-hour workshop, Carolyne, a passionate horticulturist, will take us into the world of gardening and help us create a personalized ecosystem, adapted to our balcony! First, we’ll learn how to choose the right plants according to your needs and environment: hardiness zone; sunlight; available space; ornamental, edible, melliferous,perennial or annual plants…

We’ll then discuss plant design, in order to clearly define the space allocated to plants and their balance, but also with the aim of creating a pleasant intimate zone in a green setting! Finally, we’ll take a look at the various stages of planter composition and maintenance, and practice by making an edible planter.

Everyone will leave with a edible herb and flower planter!

Skills required: none, everyone is welcome!

Price includes all necessary materials, Carolyne’s invaluable advice and unlimited chlorophyll!

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!

Do you love woodworking and the smell of campfires? Would you like to discover pyrography on wood and create decorative objects that will add a natural touch to your aperitifs?

In this 3-hour workshop, Isabelle will introduce you to the decorative art of wood pyrography, by creating a set of 4 personalized coasters!

We’ll cover the basics: the equipment needed; tracing and transferring a sketch; pyrography methods; and the types of tips to use. We’ll then explore universal, tracing and shading tips, followed by basic techniques for filling, texturing and relief.

Each participant will be able to choose from several designs, and will leave with a set of 4 freshly engraved wooden coasters (size: 4×4 in.)!

Skills required: none, apart from giving free rein to your creativity.

The price includes all materials, good humor, a little chat and lots of advice!

Are you fascinated by stained-glass and the colorful light that shines through it? Would you like to learn how to make a stained-glass window and go deeper into the techniques involved?

In this workshop of 4 sessions of 3-hour, Isabelle will guide you through the basic techniques of the copper ribbon method, also known as the Tiffany technique.

You’ll develop your skills by making a small modern panel and using the tools, while experimenting with the techniques.

You can expect to :

  • – Practice cutting and grinding glass.
  • – Choose your pattern, the glass and plan the cuts
  • – Cut and grind all parts
  • – Clean parts and apply copper tape
  • – Soldering, final cleaning and patina (if desired)

At the end of the course, you’ll leave with your own creation.

You’ll be able to choose from several patterns in different styles, and select the colors of your glass pieces from our inventory, made available to you for the course.

Skills required: none, this workshop is suitable for beginners.

The price includes tools, glass and accessories, as well as good advice from a stained-glass expert.

This “Introduction course” in stained-glass, unlike the shorter “Introduction training” in stained-glass, allows you to take the time to learn the techniques in greater depth and achieve a final result with a more meticulous finish. The length of the course also enables you to better assimilate the entire stained glassmaking process.

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:date: The dates of our courses: 

PETITE-ITALIE:

  Starts on Thursday, July 4 and continues on Thursdays July 11, 18 and 25, from 6pm to 9pm.

:danger: INTENSIVE courses (4 sessions of 3 hours, over 2 days) will take place one week apart. Don’t forget your lunch!
  • – Starts on Sunday, June 2 and continues on Sunday, June 9 from 10am to 1pm, and then from 2pm to 5pm.

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!

Are you fascinated by leather work, and you would like to know the techniques? Do you like to look great with a nice, practical bag on your back to carry your everyday belongings?

In this 2 x 6h intensive course, you’ll learn in depth how to work with leather to create a strong, elegant backpack.

Diana, our professional leather worker, will guide you through the various techniques and tricks of the trade, as you’ll learn:

  • – Leather working tools
  • – Cutting leather according to a pattern
  • – Dyeing bandoliers and straps
  • – All preparation work, including opening holes, marking seam lines and marking and perforating stitches
  • – 2-needle sewing (1. Saddle stitch; 2. Parallel stitch)
  • – Assembly of sewing and gluing parts
  • – Install hardware

At the end of the course, you’ll go home with your backpack measuring 36cm (H) x 35.5cm (W) x 7cm (D).

A choice of skin colors is available.

Skills required: None, apart from a love of working with your hands.

The price includes all necessary materials and Diana’s invaluable advice!

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:date:  The dates of our courses

PETITE-ITALIE:

:danger:  INTENSIVE courses (6 sessions of 3 hours, over 2 days) – Don’t forget your lunch!

  • – Starts on Friday, July 5 and continues on Friday, July 19 from 10am to 1pm, then from 2pm to 5pm.

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.