Upcoming Workshops

Backyard Chicken Workshop

Saturday, June 8th –  2pm – 4pm

$20 per person – Come and learn all the basics and troubleshooting on how to raise your own backyard chickens! Afterwards, we have three heritage breeds of chicks for sale – Ameraucanas, Red Stars and Barred Rocks.

Goat Milk Soap Making Workshop

Held at the Aurora Farm Soap Studio, St. Norbert Arts Centre, 100 rue des Ruines du Monastère

We don’t have any dates planned at the moment – we usually resume Soap Workshops in the Fall. We’ll post about them as soon as we have more planned!

Learn how to make goat milk soap from scratch. Make your own designer batch of soap and take it home at production costs.

PLEASE NOTE: Cutting and picking up of the soap will be the following day from 7 – 8pm or 3 – 4pm.  Soap requires 30 days minimum to cure. 

Cost per session: $50 Plus materials.  One batch of soap which will cut to approximately 24, 110g bars is $25 base price plus essential oils.  If you want to scent your soap, you will also need 60 mls of essential oils which you may purchase at wholesale price from Aurora Farm or visit Hollow Reed Holistic on Corydon Ave for a complete line of essential oils.

Make your own Cheese and Crackers

Next Date TBA
Cost $50 includes materials 
Learn how to make chèvre, ricotta and feta cheeses and design your own crackers to serve with them!  These are the easy and essential first cheeses that anyone can make at home.  Home-made crackers are delicious, nutritious, easy to make and so much more economical than store-bought.  This class is especially fun with a group of friends! 

Sewing Basics Part 2 with Judy Williams
Next Date TBA
Cost $40 plus materials
Please bring your own lunch or snack. 
During the Basic Sewing Workshop Part 2 we will practice reading and following a pattern and learn techniques to set in sleeves, pockets and elastic casing for waistbands. 
Project descriptions will be provided to participants
There will be an additional fee for project supplies. The instructor will connect with each participant to discuss the supplies required and/or the cost for the supplies.

 

Paint Night 
Next Date TBA
Includes light refreshments 
Join us for an evening of fun and creativity! This paint night offers studies in the iconic and philosophical question “Which came first – the chicken or the egg?” A perfect springtime musing! Choose from some simple variations of a painting by Aurora Farm’s Louise May. We will help you all the way and provide you with the colour palette that lets you customize your painting to fit perfectly with your home environment. What makes this paint night extra special is that you will also learn the natural paint method of egg tempera using all natural minerals, clays, pigments and even plants. Eggs provided by Aurora Farm chickens, of course! All materials will be supplied including a canvas that you will take home.  

Please email info@aurorafarm.ca or call 204-261-6279 to register.