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

    • Terrazzo and Colour Block Soy Candle Class

      Want to learn how to make soy candles like a professional? Join my educational and fun soy candle class where you'll learn the dos and don’ts of proper candle making. Create two modern and unique container candles using special techniques of coloured wax and choose from over 50+ fragrances!

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      $65 | 2 hours

      Tues July 23 | 5:30-8:30pm

      REGISTER

    • 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

    These courses are taught by Chu Chu at Vancouver community centres.
    Registration for these classes are done through the Vancouver Recreation site.

    Summer registration is open!

    Fall workshop registration:
    West Point Grey Aberthau: Aug 17 | 9:00am
    West End Community Centre: Aug 13 | 7:00pm

    • Underglaze Surface Decoration Intensive (3 weeks)

      In this multi part workshop, you will discover the world of underglazes, how to use them, variations and a multitude of techniques. We will cover topics such as stenciling, sgraffito, mishima, bubble, marbling, screenprinting, and transfers.

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      West End Community Centre:
      July 11 - 25 | 6:30-8:30pm

      REGISTER

    • Wheel Throwing Intensive-Centering and Wall Building

      Have you ever wanted to improve your centering and wall structure? This multi-part skill building class helps you practice your throwing by repetition of the basics.

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      West End Community Centre:
      August 1 - 22 | 6:30-8:30pm

      REGISTER

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      West End Community Centre:
      Dec 5 - 19 | 6:30-8:30pm

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    • 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!

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      West Point Grey Community Centre
      Sept 9 - Dec 9 | 6:00-9:00pm

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      West Point Grey Community Centre
      Sept 10 - Dec 10 | 5:30-8:30pm

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    • Youth Ceramics

      Join Chu Chu and learn how to use the wheel and hand-building pottery techniques in this youth focused pottery series.

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      West Point Grey Community Centre:
      Sept 16 - Dec 9 | 3:15-5:15pm

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    • Botanical Tableware

      Imprint real leaves and flowers onto clay and create unique tableware!

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      West End Community Centre:
      Sept 12 & 26 | 6:30-8:30pm

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    • Firing Glass on Pottery

      Add glass to your decorative hand-built plates to create fascinating crackling effects.

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      West End Community Centre:
      Sept 19 & Oct 3 | 6:30-8:30pm

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    • Modern Minimalist Tableware

      A fan favourite!  Make your own set of modern tableware with minimalist surface decoration.

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      West End Community Centre:
      Oct 10 & 24 | 6:30-8:30pm

      WAITLIST

    • Combining Two Colour of Clay Wheel Throwing and Slab Workshop

      NEW!  Learn how to combine two clays to create marbling and more!  Wheel experience required.

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      West End Community Centre:
      Nov 7-28 | 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.

    REGISTER NOW
    • 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.

      MORE INFO

    • Terrazzo and Colour Block Soy Candles

      $65 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!

      MORE INFO

    • 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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    Add Ons

    Fluid Pour Painting DIY Art Kit - Pacific Ocean
    Chu Chu Classes e-Gift Card