An array of workshops coming to the HUB

Pottery, painting, caramels, small projects, and more coming soon.

Small project workshop

Spend a few hours at The Hutch learning about the wonders of PIY furniture paint and different painting techniques to bring new life to your small project. A small project is whatever you can carry into class.

The workshop fee is $50, and there is a free registration for one resident each of both Boston Flats and the Ashcroft Indian Band who lost their homes in the Elephant Hill wildfire.

The registration fee includes instruction, an 8oz jar of PIY furniture paint for your project (your choice of colour), all supplies needed to work on your project in class, and coffee/tea and a treat. The workshop takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

Pre-registration is required. Email thehutchashcroft@yahoo.com or call (250) 457-0073.

Caramel candy workshop

This delicious workshop will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local candy specialist LeClare will show participants how to make soft and hard ball stage caramel without a thermometer. Materials are provided, and participants can take home a sample of delicious caramels. The fee is $10 per person, and pre-registration by March 12 is necessary.

To register email ashcrofthub@gmail.com or call (250) 453-9177.

Sign workshop

Using one of three designs, participants will create a unique sign on weathered barn board. All materials required to complete the sign are included in the registration fee of $30 per person.

The workshop takes place at The Hutch on Saturday, March 17 from 1 to 3 p.m., but registration, payment, and selection of design must be received by March 9 to ensure the availability of material. Registration can be done by email (thehutchashcroft@yahoo.com), phone (250-457-0073), or in person.

An album on The Hutch Facebook page (http://bit.ly/2taqLd6) shows the designs available.

Pottery workshop

Artist and potter Bailey Sutcliff will be holding a pottery workshop at the HUB every Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. from April 6 to 27. The sessions are open to anyone aged 12+ and the cost is $40 per person. Pre-registration is required.

Sutcliff draws her inspiration from nature, replicating the forms of tree bark, plants, and sea creatures. Her works are hand-built and thrown, and she mixes her own glazes. She invites anyone interested to “Come mix your hands in the mud and be happy!”

To register email ashcrofthub@gmail.com or call (250) 453-9177.

Home vendors event

Come on down to the HUB on April 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. for a Home Vendors workshop featuring teas, Tupperware, Scentsy, Young Living, and much more. While you’re shopping, take a break and get a soothing massage from In Harmony W/Health Massage. There will be prizes, samples, and more.

For more information, contact Becky Dunbar at jbdunbar@telus.net.

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