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The top 5 new places to take workshops in Toronto

Toronto has no shortage of quality workshop studios and many of them are relatively new. These creative spaces will help you embrace your inner Martha Stewart and harness your crafting abilities. If you spend your down time flagging DIY Pinterest pages, favouriting YouTube how-to videos, or dog-earring Better Homes and Gardens, these are for you.

Here are a few new places to take workshops in Toronto.

Pitchfork Company
If you consider yourself hopeless in the kitchen, or just need to brush up on your skills, Pitchfork Company could teach you a thing or two. This Little India culinary studio offers classes on how to craft everything from vegan appetizers to homemade pasta. There are also a few workshops unrelated to cooking, like cold process soap making, if you're already confident at baking and basting.

Rowan Homespun
Skip spending heaps of money on expensive body care from health stores and make your own instead. Rowan offers classes on how to create everything from raw honey lip balm to natural soaps. Outside the realm of beauty, the shop hosts workshops on mandala drawing, fermenting, and other niche interests. The roster of classes is ever-changing so keep your eye on the website.

RAWspace specializes in jewelry forging, hosting workshops on how to make rings, earrings, pendants and more from scratch. You won't need any silversmithing knowledge to partake - each class covers the basics of measuring, cutting, forging, soldering, cleaning and polishing sterling silver. If you don't want to delve into the world of jewellery making, the studio occasionally offers weaving workshops.

The BrainStation's classes will help you become more tech savvy than you ever dreamed. It offers workshops like Intro to Digital Marketing, Growing Your Digital Brand Identity, and Intro to SEO & Analytics. Though they embrace hobbyists, this is definitely where to go if your looking to do some online business and don't want to commit to taking on a full computer science degree.

The Kingston Social
The Kingston Social offers a smorgasbord of workshops, with everything from painting classes to cooking demos happening in the Scarborough studio. During holidays, the shop tends to host themed classes, for example it did a calavera painting event for the Day of the Dead. You'll want to check their event calendar, as new options are added fairly frequently.

What did I miss? Add your favourite spots to take workshops in the comments.

Photo via BrainStation's Facebook page.

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