CRAFTERIA - Bread Lab

Crafteria is a combination of the English word “Craft” and Spanish – “tería”, which means a place/hub where something is done.

Crafteria has not only served as a platform for talented instructors to share their passion for the arts but has also functioned as a gathering place for those interested in exploring various art forms. It provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals, giving themselves two hours per week for some personal time to unwind, reduce stress, and focus on hands-on crafting, which can have a positive impact on their overall mental well-being.

In this Crafteria project series, we offer unique arts and handmade crafts workshops for youth, from craft coffee, candle making, Pastel Nagomi Art, leather works, bread making to crochet making.

Objectives

  • To build a craft hub to appreciate, respect and explore different forms of handmade craft.
  • To discover a craft idea that cheers up people.
  • To learn about the making of bread and different bread type.

When?

Date:
April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024
(Every Thursday)

Time:
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Deadline for Registration:
March 29, 2024 (Friday)

Where?

Location: Across U-hub
(232 Hood Road, Markham)

Who?

Age 16 or above

Capacity: 10

How much?

$60 for 4 lessons

Food ingredients, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

First-time Joining CRAFTERIA Workshop

Returned CRAFTERIA Participants

Thank you for your support, CRAFTERIA – Bread Lab is now FULL.
Waiting List is now opened, we will contact you when there are any updates.

Allergy Notice: Our food may contain, or come into contact with PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, or OTHER ALLERGENS.

What will you learn?

  • Basic bread making step-by-step
  • Overview of different bread types: Lean bread vs Enriched bread
  • Kneading of bread dough: Hand vs Stand Mixer
  • Common types of flour and yeast
  • Overview of different bread making utensils and tools

What will the workshop include?

Final products: Classic Italian Bread and Enriched Bread

  • Demonstration and hands-on practice to make your own bread
  • Experiments to enhance your understanding of the bread-making process
  • Bread tasting featuring different types of bread
  • Inclusion of food ingredients such as flour, yeast, egg, butter, seeds, etc.
  • Provision of tools and utensils like dough kneading mats, dough scrapers, mixing bowls, baking trays, digital scales, etc.

What to bring?

  • Apron (preferable); otherwise, wear clean clothing that you don’t mind to get dirty
  • Clean towel
  • Food scale (if any)

Dress code

  • Wear closed-toed shoes. (NO sandals or slippers)
  • Tie your hair if it is long.

Who is the instructor?

Teresa Chan

Teresa baked her first bread at George Brown College a decade ago. Inspired by her mom, she adopted baking as a hobby, exploring various baking products through trial and error. Over time, she discovered the magic of bread: observing the mixing of simple ingredients – water, flour, yeast, and salt – into something unique is like witnessing a small miracle each time.

In the upcoming Bread Lab, Teresa will share her homemade tips on bread making, guiding us step-by-step to craft our own bread. We’ll also have the opportunity to taste bread made with different ingredients and baking techniques. Teresa believes that everyone has a unique palate that appreciates specific types of bread. Join the Bread Lab for an enjoyable experience and connect with like-minded individuals through various bread experiments.

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English

Upcoming Workshops

Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates on the following CRAFTERIA workshops in 2024*:

  • April: Bread Lab
  • May: Candle Workshop
  • June: Concrete Casting
  • July: Tatting

* The above schedule of workshop is subject to change, please check for the latest announcement of the exact workshop dates and registration details.