Looking to Get Messy? Try These Creative April Workshops in Downtown Toronto (Part I)

by Kristen 31st March 2014

Seize the opportunity to use your hands, get messy and come away with something you can enjoy for a lifetime! Below is a list of creative workshops rolling out in the month of April in downtown Toronto.

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Regional Speed Tasting: iYellow Wine School Goes to France

In the world of wine, France has always been the standard. No matter where you are in your wine journey, tasting and learning about French wines is a fun and great way to raise your standards and become a true connoiseur. The cost includes tasting of 6 wines, light food pairing and special offers from the company's partners.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Time: 7:00pmCost: $45


Location: The iYellow Wine Cave, 243 Queen Street West

Contact: info@iyellowwineclub.com or call at 416.572.3916 Ex 2103

Upholstery: DIY Headboard for Your Bed

Create your own upholstered headboard. Styles include tufted, scalloped or classic and you choose your bed size (twin, double, queen or king) and profile height (hung or standing). All other basic supplies such as the frame and foam will meet you at the studio. Bring your own fabric and leave with your own upholstered piece. Participants will receive a list of the instructors' favourite fabric sources and yardage required. No experience necessary.


Date: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 10:00pm

Cost: $339 + HST (King size $50 surcharge, Pre-booking required)

Location: 334 Westmoreland Ave. North, Toronto, ON, M6H 3A7

Contact: info@restylestudio.com

Pheonix Poetry Workshop

The longest-running event of its kind in Toronto, The Phoenix Poetry Workshop is more than thirty years old. The group invites new and experienced poets of all ages to bring their work to monthly meetings.

Attendees must share a poem with six to ten copies for review by other attendees. The group will listen to you read your poem and offer constructive comments to enable improvement and growth. Enjoy the works of others while growing as a poet.

Date: Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: FREE

Location: Toronto Public Library, 766 College Street, Toronto, M6G 1C4, ON

Contact: admin@phoenixpoetryworkshop.ca

Drop-In Clay Classes

Explore the potential of working with clay! Professional ceramic artists guide students of various skill levels and offer helpful advice.

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for Gardiner Museum members, students and seniors, $5 for children


Location: 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C7

Contact: mail@gardinermuseum.com or call at 1 (416) 586 8080

Intro to Tea with Diane Borsato

Tea made from the Camelia sinensis plant is the most popular drink in the world after water. First used thousands of years ago for medicinal purposes, it has since become a major cultural, social, and aesthetic phenomenon.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the history of tea’s cultivation and various cultural practices that have developed around its consumption. Students will learn about the production and defining characteristics of the five categories of tea: white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh.

Attendees will practice proper brewing and service techniques for the different styles and taste, compare and evaluate samples of each of the teas. FRANK Executive chef Jeff Dueck has developed a menu of sweet and savoury bites for participants to enjoy during the workshop.

Date: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm

Cost: $125 for non-members, $100 for members

Location: FRANK Restaurant, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

Contact: 1 (416) 979-6688

Posted by Kristen
Monday, 31st March 2014, 02:56pm.
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