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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: Wilton Method® Building Buttercream Skills

      Fresh inspiration and trendy cake decorating are presented in this new class. Learn core buttercream decorating techniques that will give you extraordinary results. Plus, you’ll learn how to make six different buttercream icing flowers.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (4) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Course 2: Wilton Method® Flowers and Cake Design

      Learn how to work with royal icing and plan the design of your cake. You’ll apply these skills to make beautiful flowers, such as pansies, lilies and the Wilton® Rose.

      Prerequisite: Course 1: Decorating Basics     
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Course 3: Wilton Method® Gum Paste and Fondant

      Focus on working with fondant and gum paste. Learn to cover a cake, create shapes, borders, flowers and much more.

      Prerequisite: Course 1: Decorating Basics
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Course 4: Wilton Method® Advanced Gum Paste Flowers

      Learn advanced gum paste techniques to make realistic flowers such as gerber daisies and stargazer lilies.

      Prerequisite: Course 1: Decorating Basics
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Crazy for Cupcakes

      Make amazing cupcakes for any occasion – no experience necessary! In this two-hour, $10 class, you will learn six easy buttercream decorating techniques, and how to mix and match them to make fantastic cupcakes. Sign up today!

      March 1, 2014 through June 29th, 2014
      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Arm Knitting

      A DIY call to arms. This craft craze is the latest rage! Learn to make something great with just your arms and some yarn. Choose from one of four exciting projects to complete during class.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Crochet Scarf

      Curious about crochet? Learn how to make a simple stitch scarf. It’s the perfect primer project for those who are new to the art of crochet.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Crochet Coasters

      Infuse handcrafted spirit into your home. Learn to crochet a set of easy-to-make beverage coasters. Decorative coasters also make thoughtful housewarming gifts.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Knit Hat

      Keep your head warm at the windiest time of year with a fashionable knit hat that you make yourself.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Knit Headband

      Welcome spring with DIY style. Keep your ears warm with a simple, yet stylish headband that you create yourself.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Crochet Bunny

      Crazy about crafting? Learn to crochet a fun and easy bunny for Easter. It’s sure to make the perfect addition to any Easter Basket.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Baby Hat

      Why not learn to create a warm baby hat for your little bundle of joy? Baby hats also make wonderful gifts. They’re an important part of any baby’s wardrobe.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2.5-hour Session     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

      Our instructors guide you step-by-step as you create your own floral masterpiece. Learn to mix colours and watch your painting blossom.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: Varies by class     Age: Adult

    • Landscape Painting

      Create a vibrant landscape painting in a welcoming and creative environment. Pick up your paintbrush and gain some new perspective.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: Varies by class     Age: Adult

    • Seascape Painting

      Capture the beauty of the ocean in your unique work of art. We’ll teach you the skills necessary to paint your own realistic water scene.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: Varies by class     Age: Adult

    • Still Life Painting

      Let us show you how to turn the objects around you into fine art. You’ll take home valuable new skills along with your own unique painting.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: Varies by class     Age: Adult

  • Jewellery Making

    Paper Crafting

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    • 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.

    • Wire Wrapped Loops & Beads

      Give your style a creative twist. Learn to measure and cut chain, create wire wrapped loops and incorporate them into project designs for a professional finish.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 16+

    • Wire Words & Shapes

      Create your own stylish designs. Learn to use the proper wire and tools for your projects, and learn to manipulate wire into various shapes and words. Each student will complete a bracelet, necklace and ring.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 16+

    • Statement Necklaces

      Fashion your own fabulous creations. Learn to use the appropriate tools and wire twisting techniques to create an impressive statement piece.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 16+

    • Bib Necklace

      Show off your DIY style. Learn to adhere beads, chain and slider beads to create a unique, fashion forward collar necklace.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 16+

    • His & Hers Bracelets

      Explore your creativity with DIY jewellery. Learn to make a set of three fabulous stacking bracelets using a variety of beads and over-hand and herringbone knots.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 16+

    • Wire Weave Cuff

      Embrace the art of jewellery making. Explore various wire gauges and their uses. Learn to create “S” shapes using a mandrel and wire, and acquire the skills to attach beads and components using a figure 8 wire weave pattern.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     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.

    • Distressed Paper Tags

      Looking for a way to spiff up your scrapbook pages? Why not try personalizing them with custom scrapbook tags. Learn to create designer tags with Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls™ from Ranger.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Wreaths Made Easy

      Greet guests with do-it-yourself style. Learn how to make a customized wreath with scrapbook paper and supplies.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     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: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Banners Made Easy

      Make it a banner celebration. Use on-trend materials, like burlap and jute, to create stylish, one-of-a-kind banners that are great for parties, décor and so much more.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Distressed Ink Cards

      Aged to perfection! Learn this convenient technique to make fashionable cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and more. Create three unique cards using stamps and distressed inks, and learn to blend different shades of ink.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: Adult

    • Card Class

      Stamp up some do-it-yourself fun! Learn stamping and embossing techniques that you can use to design your own personalized greeting cards throughout the year. Plus, create three unique cards using just one set of stamps.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     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!

    • WILTON® SUPER CAKES FOR KIDS

      A fun introduction to decorating with buttercream icing for budding bakers.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 8 to 12

    • WILTON® FONDANT CUPCAKES FOR KIDS

      Kids who love cupcakes will love learning how to decorate them with fondant!

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 2-hour Session     Age: 8 to 12

    • Discover Crochet Kids – Crochet 1: Fun Necklace and Bracelet

      Colourful bracelet and necklace 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 and up

    • Discover Crochet Kids – 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 and up

    • Discover Crochet Kids – 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 joining seams to create these must-have Little Monsters.

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

    • Grumbacher® Kids’ Art Painting - Little Fluffy Puppy

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

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

    • Grumbacher® 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: (1) 2 hour session     Age: 8-12

    • Grumbacher® 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: (1) 2 hour session     Age: 8-12

    • Grumbacher® 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: (1) 2 hour session     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.