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  • Wilton® Cake Decorating

    CYC Knit and Crochet Classes

    Grumbacher® Fine Arts Classes

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    • All Wilton 4-week courses are $20 (regularly $45).

      See a store associate for class dates and times.

      You don't have to be a chef or even experienced in the kitchen to decorate a cake, cookie, cupcake or brownie. The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating will teach you the techniques for making treats that will amaze your friends and family.

    • Course 1: Building Buttercream Skills

      Fresh inspiration and modern cake design are presented in this class! Learn a variety of classic buttercream decorating techniques, including 6 different piped flowers, which will give you extraordinary results for any application.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Sessions     NEW! (2) 3-hour Sessions     Age: Adult

    • Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design

      Design a professional-looking cake! Learn how to select colours, arrange flowers and work with royal icing, which is the ideal icing for creating decorations in advance. Plus, you’ll learn how to make amazing flowers, such as pansies, lilies and The Wilton Rose™!

      Prerequisite: Course 1     
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Sessions     Age: Adult

    • Course 3: Fondant and Gum Paste

      Develop your skills working with fondant and gum paste! Learn essential techniques, such as covering a cake with fondant, cutting shapes and even painting on fondant. Plus, you’ll learn how to create different types of flowers, such as calla lilies, roses and carnations.

      Prerequisite: Course 2
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Sessions     Age: Adult

    • Course 4: Advanced Gum Paste Flowers

      Take your gum paste flower-making skills to an advanced level! Learn how to use gum paste to make detailed, realistic-looking flowers as if they were freshly cut, including Gerbera daisies and stargazer lilies. Plus, you’ll learn how to create a variety of leaves, blossoms and bouquet designs.

      Prerequisite: Course 3
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Sessions     Age: Adult

    • Crazy for Cupcakes

      Decorate amazing cupcakes for any occasion – no experience necessary! Learn six easy buttercream decorating techniques and how to mix and match them to make fantastic cupcakes you’ll be proud to share.

      Recommended for all skill levels.
      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • NEW! Go Wild! Animal Print Cookies Class

      Explore how to make your cookies go wild with buttercream icing in this class. You’ll learn to decorate cookies with zebra, leopard or giraffe patterns using easy decorating techniques, such as zigzags, shells and stars.

      Recommended for all skill levels.
      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • New! Spectacular Fondant Cupcakes

      Join the cupcake craze and let Wilton show you how easy and fun it is to cover and embellish dimensional decorations for these sweet treats.

      Recommended for all skill levels.
      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • New! Advance Skills: Stringwork

      Master the fundamentals of stringwork. In this specialized technique class learn how to embellish any cake with elegant designs using drop strings and string work borders.

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Colourful crochet creatures

      Embrace the creature comforts of yarn. Make a fun little monster for yourself or someone you know. At the end of this class you will be able to: decrease, crochet in the round, assemble and finish.

      Prerequisite: chain stitch, foundation chain, single crochet     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet child’s purse

      DIY style is in the bag! This little purse is perfect for toting around a cell phone and other small treasures. At the end of this class, you will be able to: decrease, slip stitch, join seams and weave in ends.

      Prerequisite: chain stitch, foundation row     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet basket

      Create a crafty crocheted basket for home decor storage or gift giving. This crocheted basket combines form, function and design. At the end of this class, you will be able to: crochet in the round, slip stitch, increase and work in a back loop.

      Prerequisite: chain stitch, foundation row, single crochet     
      Age: Adult

    • Tunisian crochet tablet cover

      Learn the art of the afghan stitch. Achieve the look of knitting with the ease of crochet. By the end of this class you will know the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to finish.

      Prerequisite: None     Age: Adult

    • Knit Baby Hat

      Your heart belongs to baby, so why not learn to make adorable hats for your little one? At the end of this class you will be able to create a stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch, decrease and finish.

      Prerequisite: cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch     
      Age: Adult

    • Twisted Knit Headband

      Create some happiness for your head. Think headband with a twist! At the end of this class you will be able to: create ribbing and right and left slanting cable.

      Prerequisite: Cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch     
      Age: Adult

    • Simple Knit Scarf

      Get cozy with crochet. Learn to knit on large needles with fringe accents. At the end of this class you will be able to: cast on, knit stitch and make a tassel.

      Prerequisite: None     Age: Adult

    • Knit Jersey Pillow

      Plump up your creativity! You’ll love resting your head on this pillow because this unique yarn has a t-shirt look and feel. And the best part is that it works up quickly! At the end of this class, you will be able to cast on, purl, bind off and sew seams.

      Prerequisite: None     Age: Adult

    • Pom Pom Wreath

      Three cheers for the pom pom wreath. Celebrate your favourite holiday or season by decorating your home with a colourful pompom wreath. At the end of this class you will be able to: cut cardboard templates, make pompoms and wrap and secure yarn.

      Prerequisite: None     Age: Adult

    • Learn basic acrylic painting techniques and create your own art piece featuring landscapes, florals, seascapes, still-life paintings and portraits. No painting experience required!

    • Floral Painting

      Create your own floral masterpiece! Learn to mix colours and watch your painting blossom before your eyes.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Landscape Painting

      Apply the principles of classic painting as you create a vibrant landscape painting. Pick up your paintbrush and gain some new perspective.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Seascape Painting

      Capture the beauty and tranquility of the sea as you paint your own realistic water scene.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Still Life Painting

      Turn the everyday objects around you into fine art! Take home valuable new skills along with your own unique still life painting.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

  • Trend Classes

    Jewellery Making

    Paper Crafting

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    • Mesh Ribbon Wreath

      Mesh Ribbon Wreath

      Learn to make a trendy ribbon mesh wreath for Fall. It's easier than you might think, and you can change up colours to match any season!

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1.5-hours     Age: Adult

    • Mod Podge® Collage Clay

      Mod Podge® Collage Clay

      Create “decoden” style projects using Mod Podge Collage Clay, Mod Podge Drizzle Paint and Mod Podge Podgeable Glitters. Our instructor will also demonstrate Mod Melts and Molds, so you can create your own project embellishments at home.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1-hour     Age: Adult

    • SHINE WITH THE ART OF JEWELLERY MAKING

      Bring your creativity to life with Michaels jewellery making classes. You’ll learn the latest trends, tricks and techniques for using the right tools, beads and findings that will bring your inspiration to life. At the end of each class, you will leave with a finished project that is uniquely you.

    • Paracord Bracelet/Necklace

      Think survival gear with style. Learn to create your own trendy accessories with paracord.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+

    • Wire Word Bracelet and Bird Nest Necklace

      Get wired into DIY. Learn how to use wire to create two unique necklaces and a bracelet.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+

    • Autumn Gem Statement Necklace

      Make a Fall statement in DIY style. In this intermediate level class, learn how to make a multi-strand necklace using chain and beads.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+

    • Venezia Crystal Chandelier Earrings

      In this beginner’s class, you can learn to create beaded loops and make your own unique pair of chandelier earrings.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1-hour     Age: 16+

    • Boho Necklace/Earring

      DIY the ultimate boho vibe. Develop your wire wrapping skills while creating a trendy matching necklace and earrings set.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+

    • Paper Crafting

      Join the movement to take memories off your pages and into your life. Sharpen your scrapbooking skills, play with inks or test your favourite tools. No matter what you love to paper-craft, you'll find your class at Michaels.

    • Clothespin Wreath

      Use clothespins to create this cheerful take on a traditional summer wreath. Create paper flowers to further personalize your design.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Chalkboard Banner

      Display your creativity for all to see! Make a one-of-a-kind, hand crafted banner using chipboard, chalkboard paint and embellishments.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Mason Jar Stamped Card

      Embrace Mason jar mania while you learn the basics of stamping with clear cling stamps. Create coordinating envelopes while our instructors demo the We R Memory Keepers® Envelope Punch Board.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Mixed Media Assemblage Clock

      Make DIY designs that are truly right on time. Perfect vintage-inspired style with a one-of-a-kind clock that you design yourself.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Word Art Canvas

      Learn how to use stickers as stencils and Mod Podge® two noteworthy word art canvases.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Project Life®

      Embrace memory making made easy. Learn this back-to-basics approach to scrapbooking, improve your story-telling skills through unique writing exercises and complete four crafty Project Life® layouts.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

  • Birthday Parties

    Kid's Classes

    In-Store Events

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    • A craft party at Michaels is easy as 1-2-3.
      1) Schedule your Party  2) Pick a project  3) Celebrate the day!
      We specialize in one-of-a-kind wishes and will create a party project just for your child.
      Michaels makes your child's party easy, affordable and, most of all, fun!

      What's Included:
      Fun party invitations • Thank you cards of goodie bag tags • Project preparation • Keepsake apron for guest of honor • Crafting assistance for party guests • Party setup and cleanup

    • DOWNLOAD A PARTY BROCHURE

      For more information regarding our birthday parties, including what type of parties are available for your child, download our free brochure.

    • DOWNLOAD INVITATIONS TO YOUR PARTY

      Don't forget to invite your best friends and all the creative kids you know to your party! Download your free invitations here.

    • Discover the educational and developmental benefits of crafting in our Kids Classes. Explore your child’s creative potential in Wilton Cake Decorating and Crocheting classes. Book your class today!

    • Crochet 1 – Fun necklace & bracelet

      This playful necklace and bracelet are cool accessories that kids will make while learning how to crochet a chain stitch and incorporate beads.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     Age: 8 to 12

    • Crochet 2 – Backpack Zipper Pull

      Personalize your backpack with zipper pulls you create yourself. Learn how to make a chain stitch, foundation row and single crochet stitch. Then crochet a rectangle and decorate it with cool stuff.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     Age: 8 to 12

    • Crochet 3 – Little Monsters

      They are so ugly, they’re cute and they make great pals! Kids will learn how to crochet a chain stitch, foundation row, double crochet stitch and join seams to create these must-have monsters.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     Age: 8 and up

    • Handcrafted Headband

      Learn to create an eye-catching headband and bow with weaving sticks. All you have to do is choose your favourite colours and create away! At the end of this class, you will be able to wrap yarn around weaving sticks and secure the ends.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     Age: 8 and up

    • DIY Monsters

      Create your own fuzzy little monsters. These wiggled-eyed beasts will be a child’s best friend and perfect for decorating a backpack. At the end of this class, you will be able to: wrap yarn around weaving sticks and secure the ends.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     Age: 8 and up

    • Monster Scarf

      Kids will love to make this fun monster scarf with mitts. At the end of this class, you will be able to wrap yarn around weaving sticks and secure the ends.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2 ½ hour session     Age: 8-12

    • Monster Tail™ Squared Fishtail

      Fishtail squared! Learn the basics of the Monster Tail™ Chain Stitch Technique and complete your own Squared Fishtail bracelet. Register today.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1 hour     Age: 8-12

    • Monster Tail™ Triple Fishtail

      Take your creativity to the next level! Sign up for our Monster Tail™ Triple Fishtail class and complete your very own Triple Fishtail bracelet.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1 hour     Age: 8-12

    • Monster Tail™ Zipper Pull

      Kids, create fun and trendy projects using the Rainbow Loom® Monster Tail™ and signature beads. Book your spot now for our Monster Tail™ Zipper Pull class.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1 hour     Age: 8-12

    • Critter Cookies

      Top cookies with colourful buttercream icing critters in this summer fun class. Learn to make cute creatures using easy decorating techniques, such as dots, elongated shapes, swirls and outlining.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     Age: 8-12

    • Kids’ Art Painting: Fluffy Little Puppy

      Paint a cute and fluffy little puppy. Learn basic techniques, develop new skills and express yourself creatively.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     Age: 8-12

    • Kids’ Art Painting: Colourful Hot Air Balloon

      The sky is the limit for colourful hot air balloons. Embrace your creative side with techniques and skills you learn in painting class.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     Age: 8-12

    • Kids’ Art Painting: Majestic Butterfly

      Create a majestic butterfly with paint. Pick up new painting techniques that you can use to build your creative skills.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     Age: 8-12

    • Kids’ Art Painting: Fun & Playful Dolphin

      Make waves painting a fun and playful dolphin. Attain the skills you need paint your own personal works of art.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     Age: 8-12

    Want to try something new, see how we did that or enjoy crafting without the fuss?
    Join us at your local Michaels store for product and project demos or project Make-It Take-Its* for all ages.

    See our events calendar for more details

    *Make-It Take-Its may require purchase. See event calendar for details.