Classes

Knitting | Crocheting | Pottery | Jewellery

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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


Colourful Pom Pom Design Class

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

Colourful, squishy and fun to make, this 90 minute class puts a smile on everyone’s face! Pom poms can be used to adorn the top of hats, chained together for a garland, made into a keychain and so much more!

Learn how to make fluffy balls like a pro with supplied templates and lots of colours to choose from. You will make one basic style to learn the fundamentals and one advanced designer style with your choice of flower, rainbow or eye pattern. Class is suitable for all levels and all materials are included.

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!

Currently only available as private class of 4 participants or more.


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

Currently only available as private class of 4 participants or more.


Canning and Preserving

$ 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.

Currently only available as private class of 4 participants or more.