Make Your Own Medicinal Salve Workshop
Saturday November 4, 2023 – 11:45 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:15 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person, plus General Admission fee
Join us for a session of medicine-making with Tanya Gluvakov proprietor of Roots & Raven.
In the heart of the Village, you will enjoy a light discussion about the benefits of cedar and learn how to use it to make your very own medicinal salve to take home.
Pre-registration is required.
Cold Process Soap Making Workshop
Saturday November 11 & 18 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sunday November 12 & 19 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You will learn how to combine natural ingredients to make your own natural soap. You will also add your own custom blended fragrance, and select from a range of natural additives, such as clays and exfoliants.
You will leave the session with one pound of natural soap, and a recipe for making soap at home.
Candle Making Workshop
Saturday November 11 & 18 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday November 12 & 19 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
During this workshop, you will learn about a variety of waxes that are used for candle making and wax accessories. You will learn how candle making has evolved over the past four centuries while making your own candles and accessories made from wax.
This workshop will provide you with opportunities to customize your creations as you choose scents and add finishing touches, such as dried flowers.
You will leave the session with:
- Two 8oz soy candles
- Two custom wax seals that can be used to decorate candle vessels or gifts
- Two decorative wax melts
Meet the Artists
Catherine Chambers is the founder and creative director of Let’s Make It, a MakerSpace studio and craftery with two GTA locations. Born in Toronto, Catherine’s connection to Black Creek Pioneer Village extends back to the 1970s and includes field trips that she organized on behalf of her high school history class. Learning about homesteading and the process of making household items were highlights of Catherine’s visits to the Village.
As a history teacher and adult educator, Catherine explores recurrent themes through hands-on learning activities that she develops for schools and private sector organizations. She brings her instructional ideas to fruition through maker sessions in which learners of all ages make items of practical value. These include: candles, textiles, soaps, and accessories.
Catherine has two graduate degrees in education (Master of Teaching and Master of Adult Education) from the University of Toronto, where she is pursuing her PhD. Her research is grounded in social change at the intersection of sustainability, entrepreneurship, social reform, and innovation.