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).

You have already tried your hand at stained glass and you have been dreaming of creating a lampshade since the dawn of time? Or you’d simply like to go one step further and take on a technical challenge that will enable you to light up your own home?

In this course of 6 x 3h sessions, you’ll use all the notions learned in your previous introductory workshops to create this pendant lampshade, as well as exploring new aspects of the art.

  • Day 1: Glass selection, cutting and grinding of 18 pieces
  • Day 2: Piece cleaning and copper tape wrapping
  • Day 3: Flat soldering of the lampshade panels and flux cleaning
  • Day 4: 3D assembly, addition of reinforcements and cleaning
  • Day 5: Continuation and completion of what was started in day 4
  • Day 6: Solder cleaning, patina application, rinsing, drying and waxing

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

Skills required: You must have already taken at least one beginner’s course in stained glass (here), as we don’t cover the basics due to lack of time. It’s highly recommended to have taken part in several stained glass workshops, not just the initiation, especially if you’ve only taken part in one of the 4-hour beginner’s workshops (Christmas balls or geometric heart) held in autumn 2022.

The price includes tools, glass, pattern and the good advice of our stained-glass artist. To ensure the quality of the final result and the feasibility of the workshop within the time and price constraints, no shape variants are available and you will not be allowed to design your own pattern. Glass of different colors, opacities and textures will be made available to you.

The electrical cord with socket for hanging the lampshade as a pendant light is not included. Our glazier can recommend where to get it. The opening above the lampshade is standard, according to the majority of what is sold in hardware stores or online.

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:date: The dates of our courses:

PETITE-ITALIE:

  • – Starts on Tuesday, January 30 and continues on February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5 – from 6pm to 9pm.

 

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. 

Do you like the idea of learning to sew while upcycling materials? Would you like to make a multi-purpose bag that will go with you every day?

In this 3h30 workshop, Kathryn will help us make a maxi tote bag, using leather from the circular economy! This durable, practical and elegant bag will follow us on all our urban escapades. We’ll cover the fundamentals of sewing and how the sewing machine works, while learning to sew a rigid material and working with angles and 3D volumes. We’ll also discover the different processes involved in sewing leather by machine, as well as applied pieces.

Each participant will be able to choose between several colors and textures of leather (smooth side or suede side) and personalize their tote bag according to their desires: size, number and shape of pockets, colors of straps…

Skills required: basic sewing skills and experience of using a sewing machine.

The price includes all materials and lots of useful advice.

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

Did you enjoy discovering the fundamentals of knife sharpening during your first initiation? You’ve explored and practiced on your own at home, and now you’d like to go further and perfect your skills?

This course is a continuation of the introductory course “Discovering knife sharpening“, which you need to have taken to register for this advanced workshop.

During the 3-hour workshop, led by Érik, our knife-sharpening expert, we’ll move away from the basic methods covered in Level 1, to develop our movement and acquire more knowledge.

To do this, we’ll cover the following topics:

– A quick review of the complete basic technique
– Discovering a new, effective movement to perfect your technique
– Practicing a technique to sharpen your knife faster
– When and how to use the rat-tail.
– 7 common mistakes (and how to avoid them)
– 3 professional tricks that really work
– How to sharpen scissors, pruning shears and other garden tools (with a double diamond stone)
– What to buy in the way of stones and other equipment

You’ll sharpen, experiment with various techniques, and Érik will be on hand to answer your questions.

What to bring :

– Your sharpening stones if you have them (if you don’t, there will be some for you on site)
– 3-4 knives, ideally chef’s knives (if not, bring your own)
– Scissors, pruning shears and other garden tools (optional).

The price includes all the tools needed to practice, good humor, a mountain of good advice and tomatoes for the ultimate cutting test.

Skills required: to have already attended an introductory knitting workshop to know the basics (we will not go over the basics of the discipline).

The Labo-Fûtés, are small group workshops, to be able to go further in your project, while benefiting from a personalized accompaniment, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this lab, limited to 4 participants, Clara, our knitting expert, will be there to guide you in your project.

To attend this lab, you will need to come with a personal project or with a project already started. Clara will be able to advise you in the design of your project, or guide you in a step that is blocking you.

Tools will be provided, but please note that you will need to bring your own needles and wool.

The Labo-Fûtés, are workshops of limited groups, to go further in your project, while benefiting from a personalized accompaniment, thanks to the expertise of our sharpeners.

In this lab, limited to 4 participants, Diana, our leatherwork expert, will be there to guide you in your leather project.

To attend this lab, you will need to come with a personal project or with a project already started. Diana will be able to advise you on the design of your pattern, or guide you through a step that is blocking you.

Tools will be provided, but please note that you will need to bring your own raw materials (leather, thread, hardware…)

Skills required: have already attended an introductory leatherworking workshop to learn the basics of cutting.

If the session is on an open day for autonomy, it is possible to stay longer if needed, to use the tools independently (9$/h).

Skills required: Have already attended an introductory interior design workshop to learn the basics.

The Labo-Fûtés, are workshops of restricted group, to be able to go further in its project, while benefitting from a personalized accompaniment, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this workshop limited to 4 participants, Nicolas, our interior design expert, will be there to accompany you or to further develop your project of renovation, optimization or arrangement of materials in an interior space.

To attend this lab, you will need to come with a project idea, inspirations you like and pictures of your space.

To help you even more, don’t hesitate to come with the following information:

Room dimensions (wall to wall), door and window dimensions (including heights), ceiling heights, dimensions of architectural details and fixtures, dimensions of fixtures to keep.

Optional requirements to contexts: location of lighting, heating and electricity, location of ventilation and its outlet, location of plumbing inlet (floor or wall). Colors, textures and decorative elements to be integrated or retained.

Required skills: to have already attended a workshop of initiation to the work of stained glass to know the bases of the cut and the welding (we will not return on the bases of the discipline).

The Labo-Fûtés, are workshops of limited group, to be able to go further in its project, while benefitting from a personalized accompaniment, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this lab, limited to 4 participants, Isabelle, our stained glass expert, will be there to guide you in your project.

To attend this lab, you will have to come with a personal project or with a project already started. Isabelle will be able to advise you in the design of your pattern, or guide you in a step that is blocking you.

Tools will be provided, but please note that you will need to bring your glass, copper tape and soldering wire.

If the session is in the morning and on an open day for autonomy, it is possible to stay longer if needed, to use the tools independently (9$/hr).

Required skills: you must have already attended a workshop on the basics of repairing small appliances and know how to use a multimeter (we will not go over the basics of the discipline).

The Labo-Fûtés, are workshops of restricted group, to be able to go further in its project, while benefitting from a personalized accompaniment, thanks to the expertise of our Sharpeners.

In this lab, limited to 4 participants, Maxime, our expert in small appliance repair, will be there to guide you in your project.

To attend this lab, you will need to bring a broken or defective appliance or any other item that requires the supervision of an electromechanic.

The tools will be provided to you, but note that we do not provide spare parts.

It will be possible for you to stay longer on site if needed, to use the tools independently (9$/h).