Where to Take a Crafty Workshop in Calgary

Try your hand at woodworking, knitting, beadwork, candle making, tufting and more at one of these local workshops.

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Learn to make your own candles with Milk Jar Candle Co. Photo by Peter Kazcan.

The Apothecary

The Apothecary in Inglewood is among Calgary’s premier destinations for zero waste and refillable products, and the company also offers workshops. The classes focus on making safe, natural and eco-friendly products. Some of the many natural products you can learn to make are house cleaning products, lotions, body scrubs, bath bombs, facial products and more.

921 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-0313, the-apothecary.ca 

 

Black Forest Wood Company

Sharpen your woodworking skills with Black Forest Wood Company, which can help you craft your own wooden work of art. This wood company gives you the chance to learn how to build beautiful tables, wooden bowls and even how to pour resin.

Bay 7, 603 77 Ave. S.E., 403-255-6044, blackforestwood.com 

 

Field Kit Studio

 

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From start to finish, Field Kit’s candle-making workshops embrace your unique, creative style. The process is entirely under your artistic direction, with your choice of glass jar colours, a fragrance you love and a custom package box designed by you. Sip a drink, mingle with fellow attendees and walk out with two candles that reflect your original self.

Suite 408, 323 10 Ave. S.W., fieldkit.studio

 

Milk Jar Candle Co.

Milk Jar Candle Co. takes its workshops to the next level. Enjoy half-price bottles of wines during its Wednesday candle and diffuser workshops, a drag show with its beeswax candle classes and holiday wreath-making classes. You even get 15 per cent off retail products when you attend any of its workshops. What’s not to love?

7, 1450 28 St. N.E., 403-454-545, milkjar.ca 

 

Moonstone Creation

 

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Sharing its knowledge and traditions, Moonstone Creation shows people how to use Indigenous products and methods to craft beautiful items through in-person and online classes. Traditional beadwork, moccasin making, moose and caribou hair tufting and ceremonial drum making are just some of the workshops offered here.

1219 10 Ave. S.E., 403-261-2650, moonstonecreation.ca 

 

Passion for Glass Gallery & Studio

Introduce yourself to the world of glass with Passion for Glass. The studio offers quick two-hour workshops to give you the basics, longer eight-hour classes to teach you all about glass techniques and even master classes for those up for the challenge.

1534 17 Ave. S.W., 587-353-2153, passionforglass.ca 

 

Plant Plant

With a name like Plant Plant, you can rest assured this is the place to learn about all things plants. The sister company to Plant, it offers workshops focused around terrarium building, wreath making, how to properly take care of your house plants and more.

5, 2501 Alyth Rd. S.E., 403-463-8042, plantplantshop.ca 

 

Stash

Yarn, needles, hooks, fibre — this Inglewood shop carries all the supplies you might need for your next knitting or crocheting project. Stash also offers a range of crafty workshops that cover all experience levels, with classes focused on crocheting, knitting, cross stitching, embroidery and more. You can even learn to knit for free from the comfort of your own home with the help of the company’s YouTube series.

1237 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-0766, stashlounge.com 

 

Tuft Love Studios

Tuft Love Studios is all about a little home decor TLC. The studio offers tufting classes where you tuft your own rug in three different size options and workshops where you pour fluid acrylic paint onto your choice of bear or bunny figure. These workshops are the perfect way to add some flare to your home.

Unit 106, 4029 8 St. S.E., 403-629-4536, tuftlovestudios.ca

 

Workshop Studios

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making ceramics, now you can. Whether it’s your first time on the wheel or you’re looking for more in-depth knowledge on glaze science, Workshop Studios has you covered with classes that run for six to eight weeks at a time. And if you’re looking for a more intimate, one-time class, the company offers date nights where you can create a beautiful ceramic piece with whoever you choose to bring, and enjoy a live DJ, a wine selection and a pop-up cocktail bar.

Bay 3, 2501 Alyth Rd. S.E., workshopstudios.ca

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