Birdsong brightens your day, and you’d like to give them a cozy nest to hear and observe them up close?

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to build a birdhouse out of solid wood.
You’ll learn how to use the tools and techniques to cut straight and at an angle with a miter saw, as well as how to drill holes with a drill press. You’ll also discover how to nail quickly and efficiently with a pneumatic nailer.
To complete the assembly, we’ll cleanly install a piano hinge on the cabin roof. Perfect for keeping an eye on the comfort of your little feathered tenants!

At the end of the workshop, we’ll prepare our tree house for finishing at home, whether with oil, varnish or paint, following a sanding step.

Cabin dimensions: 16” long, 10 ¼” wide and 8” high. Its exterior dimensions can be modified if you want to make it smaller, and the layout of the interior compartment can be arranged to suit your taste.

Skills required: None. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to add a little life to their balcony or garden!

The price includes wood, tools, hardware and professional advice, but not the birds!

Would you like to make a beautiful wooden presentation board for your Sunday dinners while discovering the wood lathe by making matching bowls ?

With this 2 sessions of 4 h duo course (see below for dates), you won’t have to make any heart-wrenching choices, and you’ll complete a combined solid wood and wood lathe project.

Day 1 – Working on your tasting board :

  • – You’ll learn about the structure of wood and how to work it to bring out its natural beauty. You’ll learn hands-on how to transform raw wood into an elegant piece that can stand proudly on any table.

Day 2 – Turning two small wooden bowls :

  • – Learn the basics of woodturning by making bowls to match your board. They’ll become inseparable!

Skills required: none, apart from the desire to impress your guests with your woodturning skills and the delicious food you’ll present on the board and in the bowls!

The price includes all the materials you’ll need, including the right wood and lots of professional advice.

:date: The dates of our courses :

Affûtés Village:

  • – Starts on Saturday, May 25 and continues on Saturday, June 1st, from 10am to 2pm.
  • – Starts on Saturday, June 15 and continues on Saturday, June 22, from 10am to 2pm.

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.

Is your bike lying around in the middle of your living room? Would you like to store it neatly on a wall while learning how to weld?

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to weld steel tubes to make your own wall-mounted bike rack that you can proudly mount in your own home.

You’ll develop your electrode welding skills in a fun and safe way, while learning all the basics.

Skills required: none. This workshop is open to anyone who’s curious, or just loves to spark things up!

The workshop includes all materials and tons of tips from a welding pro.

NB: Protective clothing is provided, but please dress in long clothes for the workshop and wear closed shoes.

Your brushes, pencils, knitting needles and magic wands are always scattered all over the place, and you’d like to find them more easily by storing them in a pretty fabric tool case adapted to your needs?

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to make a roll-up case from fabric scraps, and customize its width to fit your collection of small tools. You can bring them with you to make sure you get the compartments just right.

The overall size of the open case is approximately 25cm x 30cm.

Suitable for pencils, pens, brushes, knitting needles, leather stamps, hooks, etc…

It is not designed for heavy, sharp tools such as kitchen knives or chisels. 

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all. We’ll cover the basics of the sewing machine. 

The price includes all necessary materials and expert advice from our seamstresses!

We’ve got everything you need, but if you’d like to use special fabrics, ribbons or buttons to decorate your case, you’re welcome to bring them along (with no change to the workshop price).

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

You’d like to learn how to sew a reversible garment? Would you like to create and proudly wear linen made from fabrics from the circular economy?

In this 7-hour course (2 sessions of 3.5 hours each), Kathryn takes us into the world of recycling and offers us a great alternative for reusing small lengths of fabric: make a unique, personalized reversible top from scraps of all kinds!

We’ll cover the basics of sewing:

– Session 1: taking measurements; choosing fabric; tracing the pattern; cutting fabric; discovering the fundamentals of sewing and the machine; assembling a clamp; assembling parts.

– Session 2: lining assembly; support stitching; armhole and side assembly; hemming and finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to anyone interested in reusing materials.
If you have pieces of fabric that you’d like to transform, don’t hesitate to bring them along! (cotton – quantity: 2x 1m)

Price includes all necessary materials, lots of scraps and Kathryn’s good humor!
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:date: Dates of our training courses:
VILLAGE
Starts on Thursday, May 23 and continues on May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

NB: Workshop times are indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment immediately afterwards!

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 you always dreamed of making your own homemade pizzas? Would you like to know all the secrets of soft dough and gourmet toppings?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll discover the techniques for making pizza dough by hand, as well as an artisan sauce. Equipped with basic kitchen utensils, we’ll make pizza dough, a vegetarian tomato sauce and learn more about cooking techniques.

 

After discussing the importance of choosing the right ingredients, we’ll learn how to knead dough by hand, follow the fermentation steps, assemble ingredients, and respect cooking temperatures.

 

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all, whether you’re a passionate amateur, a budding chef or simply a gourmet.
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 own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

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!

Have moths, campfire embers or your cat ruined your favorite knitwear? 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 how to hand-weave a piece through your knitting to repair the damaged area and make it a subtle or even colorful part of your knitting 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!