Creative Classes
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  • Wilton® Cake Decorating

    CYC Knit and Crochet Classes

    Grumbacher® Fine Arts Classes

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    • 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.

    • How to Decorate a Cake

      This class will take you through the whole process, start to finish from baking to piping techniques: you will learn how to level your cake, change your icing consistency, use a decorating bag and tips, and so much more. Best of all, you’ll leave with a completed cake you can share with family and friends.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: 2-hours      Age: Adult

    • Piping Royal Icing Flowers

      This class is an introduction on how to use royal icing to create flowers that taste as good as they look: you will learn the basics, including pressure control and how to use a flower nail, then pipe a variety of icing flowers to take home and add to your next project.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: 2-hours      Age: Adult

    • Cupcake Decorating Essentials

      This is an introduction to cupcake decorating: you will learn how make and tint icing, fill a decorating bag, and pipe a variety of decorations, including the popular 1M swirl. You’ll take home your decorated cupcakes to share with family and friends.

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours      Age: Adult

    • Basics of Decorating With Fondant

      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: None
      Duration: 2-hours      Age: Adult

    • Knit Beginner 1 and 2

      Learn knitting basics in Knit Beginner 1 and the purl stitch in Knit Beginner 2. Take home a cozy yarn project at the end of each class.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult      Price: $25 supplies not included.

    • Crochet Beginner 1 and 2

      Work on cute and colourful yarn projects as you learn crochet basics in Crochet Beginner 1 and tall stitches in Crochet Beginner 2.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult      Price: $25 supplies not included.

    • 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

  • Floral Classes

    Jewellery Making

    Paper Crafting

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    • Mesh Ribbon Wreath

      Spring Mesh Wreath

      Learn an introduction on how to create a mesh wreath. It will introduce the student to basic wreath making techniques that can be adapted for more elaborate designs. Supplies not included.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 1.5-hours     Age: 16+

    • 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.

    • Bead Stringing

      Design a turquoise beaded necklace using beads, stretch cord and bead stringing wire. Supplies not included.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+     Price $15

    • Wire Wrapping

      Custom make a leather wrap bracelet while learning how to make simple wire loops using eye pins and head pins. Supplies not included.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+     Price $15

    • 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.

    • Card Making

      Create colorful cards for any occasion while learning a fun and easy way to introduce a new medium into paper crafting and card making – Embossing! Supplies not included.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+
      Price: $15 plus supplies.

    • Mixed Media Journal

      Explore mediums and layering of paper to personalize the cover of a blank journal. Supplies not included.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+
      Price: $15 plus supplies.

  • 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!

    • 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

    • Knit and Crochet

      Little makers learn basic knitting or crochet skills and take home a kid-friendly project at the end of each class. Best for ages 14 & up.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: (1) 1 ½ hour session     
      Age: 14 & up      Price: $15 supplies not included.

    • Teddy Bear Painting

      Pick up new painting techniques that you can use to build your creative skills. Supplies not included.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     
      Age: 14 & up      Price: $15 supplies not included.

    • Palm Tree Painting

      Pick up new painting techniques that you can use to build your creative skills. Supplies not included.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     
      Age: 14 & up      Price: $15 supplies not included.

    • Flowers Painting

      Pick up new painting techniques that you can use to build your creative skills. Supplies not included.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     
      Age: 14 & up       Price: $15 supplies not included.

    • Clownfish Painting

      Pick up new painting techniques that you can use to build your creative skills. Supplies not included.

      Prerequisite: None     Duration: 2 hours     
      Age: 14 & up      Price: $15 supplies not included.

    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.