Do you love learning how to make crafts? Learn how to make art with more than just pencil and paint! In this workshop, we will build functional objects in several materials while learning new techniques. This class will be ideal for children who enjoy approaching art in a hands-on way.

Please note that the workshops are in French but may be suitable for children in immersion.


During these 10 sessions, you will learn about and explore:

Week 1 – Materials Workshop: demonstration and experimentation in the notebooks

Week 2 – Sculpture: decorative pulls

Week 3 – Printmaking with found objects: doilies

Week 4 – Printmaking with stencils and stamps: doilies

Week 5 – Decorating Fabrics: Pillowcase

Week 6 – Sewing Basics: Case

Week 7 – Embellishing a design with fabric or thread: case

Week 8 – Construction of objects: small bag with a button

Week 9 – Leather decoration: key ring and coasters

Week 10 – Leather painting: key ring and coasters

Materials to bring:

Drawing book

Workshop schedule

  • 10 sessions of 2 hours per week
  • Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00
  • Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 18 & March 4, 11, 18 2023
  • Registration deadline: December 23, 2022
  • Minimum of 7 students and maximum of 13


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre
Art Studio – Room 141
(Ground floor on the right after the art gallery)

For the first session, please arrive at the CCFM reception desk at 9:45 am.
The teacher will pick you up.


6 to 12 years old


150$ per participant (+taxes)

Daniela Smith-Fernandez


Daniela Smith-Fernandez is a Chilean-Canadian artist and writer. She started sewing and making art objects when she was little and never stopped doing it. Her works are inspired by traditional crafts around the world and its heritage. Most of her projects are in textiles, but she works in many media. She has received training as a tailor, in cultural anthropology, and is currently studying education at St. Boniface University.