• Session: Dec 16th (Sat)
  • Session: Dec 17th (Sun)
  • Age: All ages welcome (minors must be accompanied by and adult)
  • Time: 9:30am-2:30pm (Come for an hour or for the day!)
  • Cost: $20/person or $30/family & friend group of up to 5
  • Instructor: Laura Evans & Madi Phaff
  • Supplies: All supplies included

8+ crafts to create. Join us on either Saturday Dec 16th or Sunday Dec 17th for a fun day of Christmas craft making. Drop in or register online for a fun day of crafting with the helpful guidance of art instructors who will be happy to assist. Create multiple crafts.

*Please note this is not a drop off program for kids. This is intended to be a day for community, family and friends to create together. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

What kinds of crafts will be available? 

1. Fabric Tree Ornaments
2. Button Gift Tags
3. Garland (paper or fabric)
4. Ribbon and dot ornament (easy for young kids)
5. Fox & Bunny Hug WoodCut
6. Pinecone trees
7. Itty Bitty Snowflake bracelets/necklaces/garland
8. Painting wood ornaments
9. Sponge paint tree and decorate with ribbons and pom poms

Laura: Originally from Ontario, Laura Evans moved to Vancouver Island in late 2020. She has BA in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and is self-taught in her art practice, using curiosity as a compass to navigate and motivate learning. Laura is passionate about creativity beyond the boundaries of medium, style and genre. With years of varied experience with art instruction and studio management, Laura is excited to delve into and create with the vibrant community of MAOA.

While versed in a variety of visual mediums, Laura’s favourite medium for her own work is usually pen and ink. She is a seeker of patterns and designs, and loves to use her artwork to explore storytelling, self-expression, mental-health, the environment, and more. Laura has a special interest in making art out of scrap or leftover materials which would otherwise be destined for landfills. She has a golden retriever named Watson, who is equal parts cuddle and trouble.

Madi: Local artist, Madi Phaff, has been interested in all things art for as long as she can remember. Madi began her art journey at the University of Lethbridge, where she completed two undergraduate degrees. While working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Madi focused on drawing, oil and acrylic painting, printmaking, as well as installation art and some photography.

Madi also obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge and now enjoys teaching Upper Elementary art at the Maria Montessori Academy as well as children’s art classes/camps at McTavish Academy of Art. Most of Madi’s inspiration for her artwork is found in nature, with a specific focus on patterns in nature. “Teaching art and creating are my biggest passions in life. Through time and thought, these creations become tangible treats for the living.”