CRAFTERIA - Pastel Nagomi Art

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

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 to bread making. Crafteria is a place where both beginners and professional craftsmen can make beautiful things, giving our minds a chance to rest and rejuvenate through sharing and the creative process.


  • 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 idea and the techniques of Pastel Nagomi Art.


August 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023
(Every Thursday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Deadline for Registration:
July 28, 2023 (Friday)


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.

What will you learn?

  • How to use soft pastels to draw
  • Learn and practice basic painting skills, e.g. colour-mixing, blending, etc.
  • Detailed step-by-step demonstrations of the drawing process
  • Utilize multiple tools for different drawing effects
  • Make use of your fingertips to create a drawing

What will the workshop include?

  • 2-3 end products
  • Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

What to bring?

You may bring the following items to have a better lesson experience:

  • Apron
  • Towel (to clean your hands after painting)

Who is the instructor?

Amanda Chan

  • Japan Pastel Hope Art Association (JPHAA) Pastel Nagomi Art Instructor
  • Founder of Metime

After graduating with a degree in business translation, Amanda worked at a theme park in the US, which is also her childhood dream. After returning to Hong Kong, she felt disturbed by the adjustment to the original pace and realized that there were many things she wanted to do in life, so she began her “Slasher” journey.

Amanda strongly believes in taking some time out of one’s busy life to enjoy the “me time”: to talk to oneself and learn more about oneself. Enjoying “me time” is not only by learning a new skill but can also be accomplished by having a cup of tea, reading a book or listening to a song to relax and enjoy a moment of calm.


  • Cantonese
  • English