Art Makes You Happy

Chu Chu Classes are designed to be super fun, packed full of information and teaches you the necessary techniques
to get you started on making something artistic and new!

To register for a class go to our Class Calendar.
Pottery classes taught at community centers are all booked through the Vancouver Recreation website.

DIRECT CUSTOMERS

The Class Calendar and online scheduler is easy to use but if you would like detailed instructions on how to register for a class, please click here.

GROUPON STUDENTS

If you purchased a Groupon for Intro to Fluid Pour Painting, please ensure you read these directions before you book your class or follow the instructions above the class calendar.

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  • Variety of different creative art class types including pottery, painting and jewellery-making
  • Pottery workshops have no limit to how many pieces you make and a wide range of glazes to choose from
  • Open, bright studio with ample space per person
  • Positive classroom that encourage laughter, story-sharing and creative support
  • Inclusive and promotes diversity and accessibility to all artistic levels (even if you think it’s none!)
  • Small class sizes: 6-10 participants depending on workshop, lots of one-on-one attention (groups of 1-15 are welcome for private bookings depending on class)
  • 20+ years of teaching experience in a variety of media
  • Conveniently located near Commercial Drive and Powell Street
  • Free street parking

Group Classes

The calendar at the bottom of this page displays scheduled group classes that you can join. Everyone is welcome to book these classes including Groupon Voucher holders (Intro to Fluid Pour Painting only).

Many classes are rotated monthly so they are not available every single month.

*Please note the group classes only run if there are at least 4 participants registered.

Private Classes

See a class that you like and want to book a private lesson for just yourself or a group of your co-workers, family, and friends at my studio?

I offer custom workshops at my East Van location, please request a price quote by filling out this Private In Studio Request form.

*there is a $250+gst minimum charge not including materials to book a private class, the more people you have in your group, the better pricing is per person!

Off-Site Classes

Team building, birthdays, bachelorettes, summer camps, schools and more!  Off-site bookings are custom tailored to your group, pricing and availability varies depending on the type of class, location and number of participants.

Fill out this Off-Site Request form to get the conversation started! 

*Private and off-site classes are not available for Groupon students

FAQ

There is a dedicated page answering commonly asked questions! Please see the FAQ page for more details.

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What's New at Chu Chu

  • Resin Jewellery

    Customize your own jewellery and learn how to use UV resin with silicone molds or frames.

    Make a pair of earrings or two necklaces using various shapes and choose from over 30+ colours in translucent dyes or iridescent powders.

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    $60 | 2 hours

    Tues May 21 | 5:30-7:30pm

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  • Wheel Throwing for Two

    A private lesson ideal for a "Date" or "Bestie" afternoon or night! Take two wheels for a spin and try your hand at throwing for the first time! Or if you have previous experience, come in and improve your technique with expert one-on-one advice.

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    $95 per person | 2.5 hours

    Includes clay, 2-3 pieces you wish to keep will be trimmed, glazed and fired for you. Class time will include 20-30min of clean up.

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    Available on weekday afternoons and some evenings, inquire to arrange a date/time!

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  • Pottery Drop-In - Make Whatchu Want!

    Make & Glaze Option:

    $45 | 2 hours

    You make your pieces and book another session to glaze them. Clay not included and can be purchased at the studio.

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    Make Only Option:

    $80 | 2 hours

    You make your pieces and the instructor will glaze and fire them for you. Includes 1lb of clay, glazes and kiln firings.

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    *Previous pottery experience is required to attend the drop-in sessions as no instructions will be given.

    Available on weekday afternoons and some evenings, inquire to arrange a date/time!

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Pottery at Community Centers

Pottery workshops taught by Chu Chu at West End Community Centre and West Point Grey Aberthau in the new year.

Spring workshop registration dates:
West End Community Centre: Mar 12 | 7:00pm
West Point Grey Aberthau: April 13 | 9:00am

  • Cherry Blossom Hand-building Ceramic Tableware

    Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate our beautiful city than creating dishes with the iconic cherry blossom theme?

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    West End Community Centre
    April 11 & 18 | 6:30-8:30pm

    REGISTER

  • Marbling Agateware Pottery Dishes

    In this two part workshop, we will be combining two different colours of clay and learning how to mix them to create marbling effects!

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    West End Community Centre
    April 25 & May 9 | 6:30-8:30pm

    REGISTER

  • Modern Minimalist Hand-Building Ceramic Tableware

    Create beautiful dinnerware for your next dinner party! You will learn minimalist brush stroke inspired surface design to create contemporary dishes.

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    West End Community Centre:
    May 2 & May 16 | 6:30-8:30pm

    REGISTER

  • Wheel Throwing Intensive-Centering and Wall Building

    Have you ever wanted to improve your centering and wall structure? This 4-part skill building class helps you practice your throwing by repetition of the basics. You will be cutting through your freshly thrown pieces to inspect the structure while the instructor gives you guidance on how to master the craft with useful tips and tricks.

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    West End Community Centre:
    May 23 - June 23 | 6:30-8:30pm

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  • Hand-Building Pottery with Chu Chu (5 weeks)

    Learn to love hand-built tableware pottery! In this series, you will learn how to prep your clay slabs, use moulds, create strong joints, make templates and more. We will also be exploring different ways to surface decorate including adding textured patterns, adding coloured slips and carving. Prepare to give wheel throwing some competition!

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    West Point Grey Community Centre Aberthau:

    May 6 - June 10, 2024 | 5:30-8:30pm

    REGISTER

  • Beginner Wheel Throwing with Chu Chu

    Live your “Ghost” moment and join this beginner wheel throwing class where you’ll learn great techniques to start making your own cups, bowls and more! There will be a focus on proper centering and wall building with pro tips for each individual’s progression. Trimming and glazing will follow in later classes

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    West Point Grey Community Centre
    July 8 - Aug 19 | 6:30-8:30pm

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Creative Art Classes

Interested in a painting, jewellery or a candle workshop? These classes are taught at my East Van private studio at 1630 Pandora Street.

These classes are available to book privately for team building, corporate companies, birthdays, bachelorettes and celebrations. There is a minimum charge of $250+ gst plus materials to book a private time slot. The more you have in your group, the better the price is per person!

Some of these workshops are occasionally offered to the general public, if you don't see the class you want now, check back later. Better yet, sign up for my newsletter to know in advance what's coming up!

Intro To Fluid Pour Painting

$60 (promo $40 class fee, $20 material fee) Regular price is $80+GST

Availability: Monthly group classes and private bookings

Reveal paint marbling and cells like magic!  Lots of paint colours to choose from.

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  • Intermediate Fluid Pour Painting

    $80+GST and up (includes materials)

    Availability: Rotating monthly and private bookings
    Advanced techniques on planning composition, controlling flow of colours and adding tricks to your repertoire! Two paintings are made in this workshop.

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  • Terrazzo and Colour Block Soy Candles

    $60 and up (includes materials)

    Availability: Private bookings only
    Make two full size candles while learning professional techniques to colour your wax.  Over 50+ fragrances to choose from!

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  • Personalized Metal Stamping Jewellery

    $60 and up (includes materials)

    Availability: Private bookings only
    Customize a variety of metal blanks for a unique necklace that is one-of-a-kind. 

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  • Resin Jewellery Class

    $60+GST and up (includes materials)

    Availability: Rotating monthly and private bookings

    Choose to make a pair of geometric earrings or two necklaces using a variety of techniques and inclusions available in class.

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  • Pulled String Art Painting

    $60+GST and up (includes materials)

    Availability: Private bookings only
    Create abstract flowers, organic shapes or feathers in this creative class using string and chains.

    *please note that material fees will be increased to $20 starting April 1, 2023

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  • Beginner Knitting or Crocheting

    $45+GST and up

    Availability: Private bookings only
    Learn basic stitches and proper technique with a certified instructor in fibre arts. 
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Fluid Pour Painting DIY Art Kit - Pacific Ocean
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