6 Ways to get Crafty for the Holiday Season
Although it’s only November we are already looking ahead to the sparkling holiday lights, lovely winter scenes and giving gifts to our loved ones; and nothing says “I love you” like a handmade gift. We have put together a selection of workshops, tutorials and classes so that you can become a master crafter just in time for the holidays.
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Digital Recording
November 20 – December 18
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Crafting Workshops, In-person classes and remote
November 24- December 8, various times
Lincoln Salt Dough Ornaments, in-person and remote
November 25, 10-11 AM
If you want to try this workshop from home, here is a simple Salt Dough Ornament tutorial that only requires a couple of ingredients found in your pantry.
Vibe Arts, Digital Recording
For the Ontario Culture Days festival, VIBE Arts introduced us to their resident artist Cristina Delago. Cristina taught us how to create a beautiful mosaic using recycled materials found at home! Get creative and transform an old bowl or mug into a mosaic of a winter wonderland. Start crafting here.
National Art Centre Beaded Earrings Workshop, 2-part live online workshop
December 5 & 12, 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Crafting the Perfect Card, Digital Recordings
Holiday cards are a staple with any gift! During the Ontario Culture Days festival, we had the opportunity to try our hand at calligraphy and landscape painting. These two skills are perfect for designing any holiday card. Here is a round-up of some of the tutorials that you can still find online:
- Oakville Galleries has put together a series of art tutorials to try out from home. This twinkling night sky tutorial would make a stunning addition to the cover of your card. Tune in here to learn how.
- Join Ms. Emily from the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton as she shows you how to create an illuminating view of the Northern Lights, along with some Arctic friends. Find the recording here.
- Now that you have the front of the card done, it’s time for the inside! Join Vanessa Yu and the Markham Arts Council as they teach you some techniques on how to transform simple lettering into elegant calligraphy! Take a look:
Feature Image: courtesy of Vibe ARTS TO Resident Artist Cristina Delago