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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 $22.50 (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.

    • Dear Santa Cupcakes

      Learn how to decorate Christmas cupcakes that will impress Santa himself! You’ll use easy buttercream icing techniques such as pull-out fur, zigzags and printing to make festive cupcakes for your celebrations. Recommended for all skill levels.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Penguin Pals Christmas Cookies

      Learn how to decorate cookie penguins dressed in a variety of colourful styles! You’ll use easy decorating techniques such as zigzags, bows and rosettes to create amazing clothes and details. Recommended for all skill levels.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • 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

    • Crochet Fingerless Gloves

      Make it warm and stylish. Welcome the season with cute fingerless mitts that you create yourself.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet Boot Cuffs

      Welcome boot weather with handcrafted style. Dress up your favourite boots with a pair of crochet boot cuffs!

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet Cowl

      Get hooked on handmade. Crochet is easier than you ever imagined when you use a Lion Brandagram® pattern. These new easy-to-use diagrams from Lion Brand® make reading patterns a snap!

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Baby Knit Hat and Booties

      Stitch a special gift. These cute baby booties and matching hat are sure to make great presents for baby.

      Prerequisite: None     Age: Adult

    • Slouchy Knit Hat

      Create stylish designs that are all your own. Make a playful hat that's simple to create and fun to wear.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Knit Cup Cozies

      Captivate them with your creativity. Knit Cup Coozies make great gifts for any coffee or tea lover.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Twinkie Chan Strawberry Cake Scarf

      Crochet goodness! Feel cute at any age with this yummy and deliciously fun strawberry cake scarf! Designed by Twinkie Chan exclusively for Michaels.

      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

    • 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.

    • Jewellery 101

      Create standout style. Tassels are a fun way to add interest to any project. Learn the basics of bead stringing while making your own suede tassels.

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

    • Leather Infinity Wrap Bracelet

      Embrace timeless style with leather, crystal and pearl. Learn how to make the popular infinity wrap bracelet using the ladder wrap technique.

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

    • Wire Wrapped Gem Jewellery

      Make it sparkle with DIY style! Show your glitz and glam this holiday season with your own one-of-a-kind wire wrapped gem jewellery.

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

    • Chunky Turquoise Statement Necklace

      Make it chunky. Learn to create this inspiring statement necklace with do-it-yourself style.

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

    • Velvet Drop Chandelier Earrings

      Embrace classic style. Let your creativity shine when you learn to create these vintage-glam earrings.

      Prerequisite: Prior wrapping experience     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.

    • Scrapbook 101 - Heidi Swapp

      Learn the basics of Scrapbooking with Project Life, Heidi Swapp style! Featuring new and exclusive Project Life products designed from Heidi Swapp's latest collections. This back-to-basics approach is so simple it's revolutionary! Free with cost of supplies. Class projects designed by Heidi Swapp.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Martha Stewart Holiday Cards

      Bring joy to everybody's world this holiday season. Learn how to make holiday cards and envelopes using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. *Scoring Board provided*.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Martha Stewart Holiday Party Décor

      Make it a holly jolly holiday. Learn how to create fun and festive party décor using the new Martha Stewart Fringe Cutter.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Holiday Paper Wreath

      Adorn your home with handcrafted style. Make a holiday paper wreath using the Fiskars border punch!

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Holiday Tabletop Banner

      Make it a Christmas to remember. Decorate your tabletop or mantle with a holiday banner made with the Cricut E2 Machine. Have fun learning the basics of this die-cutting machine. *E2 Machine and cartridges provided*

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1.5-hours     Age: Adult

    • Holiday Gift Bags

      Wrap the holidays in DIY style. Learn how to make your own gift bags using the We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board. Just in time for the gift-giving season!

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult

    • Holiday Wonderland Jars

      Dreaming Of A White Christmas. These whimsical jars make perfect holiday gifts! Students have the choice of Mason jars or terrarium jar.

      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 – Layered Necklace and Headband

      Get all dolled up with creativity. Design your own do-it-yourself necklace or headband. Kids will learn to crochet a chain stitch in this introductory class.

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

    • Crochet 2 - Cuff Bracelet

      Join the fashion frenzy. Design your very own DIY custom cuff bracelet. Kids will learn to create a row and single crochet stitch in this foundation class.

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

    • Crochet 3 - Animals Pouch

      Take a walk on the wild side. Make this crafty critter pouch. Kids will learn to crochet a chain stitch, foundation row, single crochet stitch and sew… all in this foundation plus class.

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

    • Stylin’ Snowmen Cookies!

      Let Wilton show you how to dress up fun snowman cookies in winter’s coolest clothes! Learn how to ice the cookies, decorate icing details and add fun trims in fondant and candy. Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

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

    • 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.