Our Mastercraft series offers a variety of workshops and courses with experts from all disciplines to show you the fundamentals of design.

From jewellery-making, fabric-dying, lingerie-sewing, wood-bending, and circuit-creating, these workshops are for participants of all backgrounds and skill levels looking to get hands-on experience from Toronto's best design do-ers and makers.

For questions, contact our education team:
education [at] dx.org    |    416.216.2111

Stay Tuned for the Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Past Mastercraft Workshops


Intro to Jewellery Design
With Danielle Singer of Dolorous Jewelery

Participants explore the basics of jewellery making, learning how to make a basic chain charm bracelet, a signature style of Dolorous Jewelry. Skills being taught will include jewellery basics such as: tool use, production skills, and design tips. You will be given everything needed to make one or two pieces of jewellery of your own design that you can wear home! 



Intro to Electronics
With Lindy Wilkins of Site 3 and Little Dada

Come break down the basics of electronic-engineering! With the aid of Arduino, a popular DIY open-source platform used for building robots, e-textiles, and more, attendees will use professional e-engineering tools to figure out how to turn inputs into outputs using different patterns and designs. During this workshop you will learn how to connect sensors, buttons, and lights to explore the basics of electronics

MAY 25

E-Commerce 101
With Danielle Singer of Dolorous Jewelery

This is the e-commerce intensive you’ve been looking for! Learn tips and tricks from Danielle Singer, who has grown her online store, Dolorous Jewelry, into an internationally-carried jewellery line. You'll get an overview of the benefits e-commerce can provide, and an understanding of the type of sales it is best suited to. Plus, you'll learn about the opportunities and challenges of selling independently vs. with an online community, and the importance of, and how to, make social media work for you and your business. There's definitely time for questions, with an open forum style discussion that makes sure all your queries and concerns are addressed.

APR 21

Ever-Evolving T's: Screenprinting with Thermochromic Dyes
With Lisa Carrie Goldberg of Action Potential Lab

Thermochromic dyes change from colourful to colourless at different temperatures, making them the perfect material for screen printing a T-shirt. In this two hour workshop, we will be creating totally unique T’s using screen printing techniques and images inspired by classical anatomy textbooks.

If you have any questions please contact our education team at
education [at] dx.org or 416.216.2111.


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