Get creative, get empowered, get crafty!

Overview

Join us Thursdays from 11am–1pm for free drop-in crafting sessions and workshops. Learn basic skills for various crafts including sewing, papercraft, collage, printing, painting, and more.

We provide everything, including all the tools and materials. Or, bring whatever you are working on, hang out in a big comfy chair, trade tips with other crafters, and catch up with some old friends while meeting new ones over all things crafty.

Get Crafty! is your weekly craft interlude on the U of T campus and your opportunity to take a break and de-stress. Quick and cool crafts add a little creativity to your day.

Tools and materials will be provided. No prior experience is required.

Follow us on Instagram @harthousegetcrafty for tutorials and information on upcoming activities and events.

Introducing: Get Crafty Weekends!

Check the schedule below for new weekend Get Crafty! events all through the term.

Workshops

Jan 12

Vision Boards

Thinking about your goals for the New year? Let’s make collage vision boards for 2023 for a creative collage workshop to help inspire us to reach our goals! Bring your friends and start thinking about your goals for the year and what you want to feature on your vision board! Feel free to bring your own magazine pages, quotes, or photographs to add to your vision board if you have something specific in mind.

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jan 19

Resolution accountability tracker notebooks

DIY resolution accountability trackers will surely help us stick to our New Year’s resolutions this year!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jan 26

Watercolour Workshop

Back to school after the winter break can be an overwhelming time of the year so join us this Thursday for a relaxing watercolour painting tutorial! If you enjoyed making watercolour bookmarks last semester this tutorial will teach a few more watercolour techniques that can be used for bookmarks, DIY cards, paintings, and more!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 2

Hand Stitching Felt Phone Cozy

Do you have trouble turning your phone off at night? Not checking your phone before you go to bed can be very beneficial for sleep! Join us this Thursday to make phone cozies to put your cell phone to sleep every night!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 9

Hand Stitching Felt Hearts for Valentine's Day

We hope you enjoyed hand-stitching phone cozies last week! With Valentine’s Day soon we will be hand-stitching felt hearts this week. Bring your friends to sew hearts with as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift or to keep for yourself!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 16

U of T Cooks Cooking Collaboration

Happy Valentine’s Week! This week we will be hosting an awesome Valentine’s Day Event in collaboration with U of T’s premiere cooking club, U of T Cooks! The U of T Cooks sous chefs will be teaching cookie decoration and professional tips and tricks for icing piping! Bring your friends to decorate cookies with!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Feb 25

Get Craft Weekends: Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Interested in painting with acrylic? Join us on Saturday, February 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Music Room on the second floor of Hart House for this event!

All materials will be provided free of charge.

Registration is required for this event. Please register to attend.

Mar 2

Embroidery

Embroidery is such a fun way to embellish a pair of jeans, embroider a wall hanging, or simply embroider gift for a friend! The Get Crafty! The team will teach how to embroider different stitches, and knots, and how to use these techniques to embroider a flower.

All materials will be provided, this event is drop-in.

Join us in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mar 9

Greeting Cards and Thank-you Cards

Looking for a card to send to your friend? On Thursday we will be making greeting cards and thank you cards using collage materials and watercolour. See you there!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop in.

Join us on Thursday, March 2 in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Mar 16

Painting Tote Bags

Tote bags are always helpful to carry books to class or even to give as a gift to a friend. However, hand and painted tote bags are much more fun! Join us this Thursday to paint your own tote bag using acrylic paint!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop in. If you have your own tote bag, please bring it to paint since supplies for this event are limited.

Join us on Thursday, March 9 in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Mar 18

Get Craft Weekends: Knitting and Crochet

If you love knitting and crochet or want to learn how to knit and crochet join us on Saturday, March 18! The Get Crafty team will host a knitting and crochet afternoon on from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Bickersteth Room on the third floor of Hart House.

Please bring your own knitting needles, crochet hook, and yarn if you have them. Get Crafty will provide a limited amount of supplies for this event.

Registration is required for this event. Please register to attend.

Mar 23

Quilling

Interested in creating your own paper design using quilling? Join us for an easy quilling tutorial this Thursday!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop in.

Join us on Thursday, March 16 in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mar 30

Painting Plant Pots

Plants are an awesome addition to any room but are even better when they are in a hand painted pot! Join us on Thursday to paint your own plant pot!

All materials will be provided, this event is a drop-in.

Join us on Thursday, March 23 in the Hart House Reading Room from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Apr 1

Get Crafty Weekends: Create Your Own Zoetrope

Curious to learn how animation was created? Join us to create your own Zoetrope and learn animation skills! This event will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Debates Room on the second floor of Hart House.

All materials will be provided free of charge.

Registration for this event is required. Please register to attend.

Apr 6

Tie Dye

We are sad to be approaching our final Get Crafty tutorial of the year, but we are so excited to be hosting a tie dye tutorial with everyone this week! Join us in the Hart House Quad for our last Get Crafty tutorial of the year! See you there!

All materials will be provided, this event is drop in. Get Crafty will provide cloth handkerchiefs to tie dye but if you would like to tie dye your own t-shirt, please bring it with you!

Join us on Thursday, April 6 in the Hart House Quad from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

Event Metadata

Event Ended

  • Date: Thu, Jan 12, 2023
  • Upcoming Recurrences

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  • Time & Duration: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General

      FREE

  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: The Arbor Room
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What's On

  1. Apr 13  – Apr 26
  2. Apr 13  – Apr 26
  3. Apr 13 – Apr 13
  4. Apr 15 – May 12
  5. Tue, Apr 16
  6. Apr 16 – Apr 30
  7. Apr 17 – Apr 24
  8. Apr 19 – Apr 24