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.

    • 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. Recommended for all skill levels.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Duration: (4) 2-hour Sessions     (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

    • 5 Steps to a Great Cake

      New to cake decorating but not sure where to start? Wilton has broken down the cake decorating process into five easy steps, including baking, leveling, filling, icing and decorating a cake. Learn what torting a cake is, as well as the best way to ice a cake smooth. At the end of class, go home with all the skills needed to bake and decorate a great looking cake!

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult      Price: $15 plus supplies.

    • Personalized Party Cakes

      The best reason for decorating your own cake is being able to personalize it to the occasion, theme, or person. After developing your design, learn how to use piping gel transfers, writing messages, and border designs to make the cake your own.

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult      Price: $15 plus supplies.

    • Buttercream Piping Techniques

      At the heart of the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating is a wide variety of piping techniques using buttercream icing. Learn all these key beginning techniques featuring star, round, and petal tips to create a classic assortment of borders, dots, beads, rosettes, shells and more.

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: Adult      Price: $15 plus supplies.

    • Intro to Wired Gumpaste Flowers

      Expand your knowledge of gum paste flowers with this new 2-session gum paste flower class. Learn how to make three types of exquisite wired flowers: the popular rose, classic hydrangea, and the new tropical hibiscus. Whether you’re an experienced decorator or new to making gum paste flowers, this class will provide you with all the techniques needed to create beautiful, life-like flowers.

      Prerequisite: Course 3 Recommended   Duration: (2) 2-hour Sessions
      Age: Adult      Price: $20 plus supplies.

    • Very Hairy and Scary Cupcakes

      Kids will have a crazy good time learning how to decorate this group of wild and hairy monsters! Using buttercream icing and a variety of fun techniques, kids will create fun monster faces perfect for any Halloween party.

      Prerequisite: None
      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 8 – 12      Price: $15 plus supplies.

    • Knit Beginner 1

      Students have the option of making a Fingerless Gloves OR Hat with Pompom in this class.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Knit Beginner 2

      Students have the option of making a Coasters OR Striped Scarf in this class.

      Prerequisite: Knit Beginner 1     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet Beginner 1

      Students have the option of making a Dishcloth OR Skinny Scarf in this class.

      Prerequisite: None     
      Age: Adult

    • Crochet Beginner 2

      Students have the option of making a Crochet Scarf OR Tech Cover in this class.

      Prerequisite: Crochet Beginner 1     
      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

  • Floral Classes

    Jewellery Making

    Paper Crafting

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    • Mesh Ribbon Wreath

      Spring Floral Wreath

      Decorate your door with beautiful spring flowers.

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

    • Mesh Ribbon Wreath

      Spring Floral Centrepiece

      Create a colourful arrangement for your table or desk.

      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 - Beginner

      Hone your craft in our beginner bead stringing class where you will learn to make two bracelets you will be proud to wear.

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

    • Bead Stringing – Advanced

      Hone your craft in our advanced bead stringing class where you will create a trendy triple strand necklace.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+     Price $25

    • Wire Wrapping – Beginner

      Build your jewellery making skills in our beginner wire wrapping class and leave with a stunning necklace.

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

    • Wire Wrapping – Advanced

      Build your jewellery making skills in our advanced wire wrapping class and learn the skills to make a pair of earrings from wire and beads.

      Duration: 2-hours     Age: 16+     Price $25

    • Metal Stamping – Beginner

      Learn how to stamp words and create a hammered texture on metal blanks as you make a stackable charm bracelet.

      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.

    • Art Journal Techniques

      In this class, students will explore using mediums and layering to create a unique journal cover.

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

    • Handmade Cards

      In this class, students will learn how to create 3 different cards using 3 different techniques.

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

    • Punchboard Fun Beyond Envelopes

      In this class we will teach how to make a bow, a matchbox, a gift box and a treat box using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.

      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

    • 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

    • 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.