CRAFTERIA - Mixed Media Collage and Painting

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 work, bread making to crochet making.


  • 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 not only learn to create something new but will also gain a refreshing aesthetic experience of creativity and art.


July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024
(Every Thursday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Deadline for Registration:
July 1, 2024 (Monday)


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


Age 16 or above

Capacity: 10

How Much?

$60 for 4 lessons

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

Please refer to What will the workshop include? section for content of workshop.

First-time Joining CRAFTERIA Workshop

Returned CRAFTERIA Participants

What will you learn?

From this Mixed Media Collage and Painting workshop, you will:

  • arouse your awareness of self-care through artistic experiences,
  • be introduced to art journaling as a way of self-care and expression,
  • be provided a safe space to create artistically out of intuition without worrying about being criticized or judged,
  • Learn by sharing inspirations and experiences of art expression with fellow participants at the workshop.

What will the workshop include?

  • 3 final products
  • Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

Who is the instructor?

Christie Dang (BA, MTS)

Art enthusiast Christie Dang came to Toronto from Hong Kong to pursue education resonating with her passion for art and faith. As a seasoned journalist for commercial media for over two decades, Christie recently graduated with a Master of Theological Studies degree from Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, she is also a pioneering graduate of the Theology, Spirituality and the Art stream of the program. With her elaborate experiences in different art forms such as painting, collage, ceramic art, photography, and music, Christie will talk about how creativity and art help her to know more about herself and relate to others. In sharing numerous art creation techniques, she will also demonstrate how artistic practices help achieve self-care, especially when dealing with challenges and stresses in life.

Christie’s art journaling page on Instagram:


  • Cantonese
  • English

Upcoming Workshop

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

  • Jul: Mixed Media Collage and Painting
  • Aug: Preserved Flowers
  • Sep: Crochet

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