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Learn how to make cool stuff at our  workshops!

Toolbox Explore

November 2021 through March 2022

Note: This program is available to both those that qualify for Toolbox programming and those that do not. If you are a 14-18 year old youth who is eligible for Toolbox programming you will have a kit provided. If you do not fit the eligibility for a Toolbox participant, you may join our online workshop and purchase a materials kit at cost which will need to be picked up in the Scarborough area.

About the Program

Toolbox Explore is a virtual project-based workshop series. Each workshop will introduce participants to a unique skill set or specialty, featuring an interactive, DIY-project. Created and led by instructors and special guests with experience in various fields, these skill-sharing workshops are an opportunity for participants to network and get to know first-hand what it’s like working in the trades. Workshops will be delivered remotely, and materials will be provided in advance to registered participants who fit Toolbox's eligibility criteria.

 

Explore sessions are open to both those who qualify for Toolbox programming and the general public. If you would like to receive a materials kit, and you do not fit the eligibility criteria, you can purchase one at cost (to be picked up in the Scarborough area).

 

In order to secure your spot in the workshop, you must register via Eventbrite.

 
Upcoming Workshops

Wreath Making

Saturday, November 6 from 12-3PM

Learn the art of wreath making! In this workshop, participants will design and assemble wreaths
using dried flowers and other flora. We’ll learn about making your own home décor with
natural materials, preservation techniques to make them last year-round, and how to
incorporate your unique aesthetic. Each participant will leave with a ready-to-hang wreath of
their own creation!


This workshop is hosted by artists Tiffany Schofield & Maria Patricia Abuel.

Baking Arts

Saturday, December 11 from 1-4PM

 

During this 3 hour virtual baking class students will be creating holiday sugar cookies! Students will be taught a simple recipe that can be replicated after the workshop. No previous experience is needed to partake in the class. At the end of the class you will have a batch of holiday sugar cookies.

 

In addition to the materials kit, participants will need access to:

  • Oven

  • Rolling pin

  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula

  • Large dinner plate

  • Cookie sheet

  • Parchment paper (optional)

  • 2 medium mixing bowls  

  • Utensil spoon  

  • Milk

  • One egg

Sketching

Saturday, January 15 from 12-3PM

 

Details coming soon

 

Sculpey Creations

Saturday, February 12 from 12-3PM

 

Details coming soon

 

Block Printing

Saturday, March 12 from 12-3PM

 

Details coming soon

 

 
Past Workshops