Classes

Knitting | Crocheting | Pottery | Jewellery

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UPDATE:  Fall/Winter is a busy time for Chu Chu! Unfortunately we are full booked for November and December but there are classes open for January 2018!

Feeling creative and love making things out of your hands?  Chu Chu workshops are designed to be fun, packed full of information and gives you the necessary basics to get you started on making something artistic and new!

If you purchased a Groupon, please ensure you read these directions before you book your class.

Our online scheduler is pretty self explanatory but if you would like detailed instructions on how to register for a class, please click here.

*Please note our classes only run if there are at least 4 participants registered.

 


Private Classes

See a class that you like and want to book a private lesson? Chu Chu offers custom classes for all the courses listed below if you have a minimum of 4 participants in your party. Get in contact with us at classes@chuchu.ca

*Private classes are not available for Groupon students

 


Beginner Knitting or Crocheting

Octopus Studios – 393 Powell St, Vancouver, BC
$ 60.00

In these 90 minute workshops, you will learn the basics for knitting or crocheting with lots of tips and tricks for those just starting out! Discover a few simple stitches, how to start and end a piece and follow a simple pattern. Students will given a booklet with complete instructions and a pattern suitable for beginners.  Please note that you will only be learning stitches and not completing an entire project.

Crochet hook or knitting needles plus sample yarn are available to use in class but students are welcome to bring their own materials (5mm knitting needle or 5mm crochet hook and solid light colour yarn in matching size.) Kits are available for purchase.

Dates Available:  Scroll to the bottom of the page for schedule


Upcycled Bicycle Inner Tube Jewellery

Octopus Studios – 393 Powell St, Vancouver, BC
$ 60.00

Is it leather?  Is it vinyl?  Nope, it’s upcycled inner tubes!  In this 90 minute workshop, you will be shown how to take a broken inner tube and wash and prep it for jewellery production. You will learn how to make a stunning pair of realistic feather-like earrings and a necklace with your choice of pendant.  Techniques will be show how to manipulate the material and attach jewellery findings.

You will take home a set that includes a pair of earrings and a necklace in a contemporary design.  Great for those who love to take something old and make it new as well as cycling enthusiasts!

Dates Available:  Scroll to the bottom of the page for schedule


Handbuilding Pottery Tableware

Octopus Studios – 393 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
$ 125.00

In this workshop, you will learn the basics for hand-building pottery from clay slabs. Detailed instructions will be given on how to shape the clay, attach pieces together, and embellish while maintaining the structure of the piece and ensuring it is safe for food and liquid use.

Fun techniques will be taught to underglaze your pieces to contemporary works of art, these include dry brushing, splashing and dripping in a variety of colours you can choose from.

All students will make 2 to 3 medium sized pieces using the pinch pot or slab technique. Students are encouraged to be creative and bring their design ideas to the class.

This class is hands on so please expect to get a little bit messy! Finished pottery will be able to be picked up in 4-6 weeks.

*note – this is not a wheel throwing class

Dates Available:  Scroll to the bottom of the page for schedule


Canning and Preserving

Save On Meats – 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
$ 125.00

During the canning and preserving classes, students learn essential techniques for home water bath canning sterilization, pH balanced recipes and processing. Two seasonal recipes will be taught in class, each with a unique twist and flavour combination. Students leave with jars of their own creation. There will be a sampling of preserves with information about their production throughout the course.