Big news! We’re teaming up with our friends at Brika to host our first Covet Garden workshop on November 4th. Sign up details will follow soon (watch this space to sign up), but here’s what we can tell you: the event will be held at Brika’s Holiday Pop Up shop at Yorkdale; there will be refreshments, attendees will get a copy of Covet Garden Home and a Covet Garden tote bag as well as a finished project to take home with you at the end of the evening.
[Articulations photo by Jessica Reid]
We’re all about exploring your creativity in as many ways as you possibly can. Which is why we love workshops! You can test drive a new interest and meet people and bounce ideas off them. And studios are usually set up so if you make a bit of a mess, it’s no big deal.
So we’ve compiled the following list of four favourite workrooms, studios and shops that offer adult classes for the masses.
[Wonder Pens photo via the Wonderpens website]
This High Park gallery (the Art Room represents some of our favourite people, including Holly Wheatcroft — who was featured in Covet Garden 22 — and photographer Valerie Wilcox) offers workshops in all kinds of artistic endeavors — from photography to making your own gift wrap for the upcoming holidays. And all classes are available en françcais! The next round of workshops begins on October 7th.
One of the shops fuelling the cool quotient in the Junction, this art supply store/gallery and studio offers an eclectic mix of courses. There are multiweek courses in printmaking to intensive craft making sessions but the quirkiest class has to be Wes Fest, in which one watches a Wes Anderson film while they paint.
Waiting lists are long for his Parkdale boutique’s Terrarium workshops. Why? Because each 2 hour session teaches you the basics of building a plantscape. And the price includes all plants, materials, tools and deco you’ll need to take home your own terrarium.
A pretty pen and stationery store in Leslieville, Wonder Pens is also bringing back the lost art of writing. You can take calligraphy classes plus there’s a fun, drop in letter writing club every second Sunday of the month.