Workshops & Events
Love shopping local? Our boutique hosts various events throughout the year that welcomes makers across Ontario to showcase their products and connect with our community. We also hosts workshops in The Loft at UTB. From Pottery to painting there is something for everyone. Let's get creative together.
Mark your Calendars for The Portobello Road x Unique Town Boutique Events coming up in 2023:
Saturday May 20th, 2023 - Culinary & Craft Market - Join us at our pop-up market showcasing diverse food vendors, artists and chefs from around our community
Saturday June 17th, 2023 - Holistic Wellness Fair - Join us and nourish your chakras, mind, body and soul. We will be hosting 30+ unique vendors that focus on health and Wellness. Mediums, psychics, all natural products, card readings, different healing modalities, stones, jewelry, energy work and more
Saturday July 22nd, 2023 - Art & Craft Show- This pop up event focuses on supporting artistic entrepreneurs and provides an opportunity for artisans to sell and promote their work. Come visit and encourage the support of local handmade products and talent.
Thursday September 28th, 2023 - Night Market- Join us for an evening out exploring local food, artisans and Live music.
Are you a maker looking to join our markets?
Looking for other dates & Opportunities to be apart of UTB, submit your information to be on our 2023 list, to be the first to know about UTB market dates.
What's happening at the Loft at UTB
This 4 week workshop will teach the basics of knitting. Participants will learn how to knit in this beginner class. Over the course of 4 weeks, participants will work on basic knitting skills such as casting on and the garter stitch. With these basic skills participants can begin projects such as fingerless gloves, a bookmark, or a hat and scarf for a doll or stuffed animal.
Tuesday Evenings 6:00-7:00 pm.
February, 7, 14, 21, 28
Materials: See Option 1 or Option 2
$88.00 for 4 week session - Participant provides needles and yarn. Participants are asked to bring their own knitting needles (6mm-8mm straight needles) and one ball of bulky weight yarn.
$106.00 for 4 week session - Knitting needles and one ball of yarn provided.
This is a 4 week workshop each Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 pm
Permanent Jewellery Hosted By The Ink Market-Sunday February 5th, 2023
Join The Ink Market Sunday February 5th 2023, from 12:00pm to 3pm at The Loft at UTB for a permanent jewellery session designed especially for you.
You will have the opportunity to choose your metal, your sparkle and set the appointment time that works for you.
CUSTOM PIECES DESIGNED JUST THE WAY YOU WANT THEM & WELDED ON.
Bring your friends and browse the boutique with 70+ local makers.
Confirm by following the link here
Limited Spots available
Heart to Heart Floral Design & Candle Workshop
Idle Wild Designs Canada and Three Wicks Candles Collaboration Workshop
Spend the first half of the class learning about candle making and crafting your own scented candle. I will then hand you over to Sherri from Idle Wild Designs Canada.
The second half of your class will be dedicated to discussing floral design and designing your own rope heart wreath.
This class is unique, the candle will be made in a pottery heart, hand made heart by Smile Pottery. After you have enjoyed your candle you will have a beautiful pottery heart that you can use for jeweler, candy or have refilled by Three Wicks back into a candle.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before 7:00 so that we are able to get you all set up with your materials needed.
Date - Thursday February 9th
Price - $75.00 per person (plus tax)
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location – Unique Town Boutique Unique Town Boutique
103 Mary St W, 2nd Floor, Whitby
Parking is free either on the street or in the municipal lot behind the building.
**Note if your candle is not set by the end of the class you are welcome to leave it in store and pick up at a later date.
Learn to Burn-Wood Burning Workshop-Sat February 25
IdleWild Designs Canada
Celebrate March Break and have some fun with Sherri from IdleWild Designs Canada. There are 6 workshops options for kids to enjoy. Pick one or join us for all the classes.
Monday March 13, 2023
Tuesday March 14, 2023
Wednesday March 15, 2023
Times: 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
Age: Must be at least 6yrs old
Parents are welcome to stay for part or all of the class
$39 per child per class
Max 6 per class
March Break Fibre Arts Workshop For Children -Thursday March 16
Join this fun Fibre Arts Workshop For Children during March Break. Each workshop will begin with a learn to knit session where participants will work on basic knitting skills such as casting on and the garter stitch. With these basic skills, participants can begin to knit a colourful bookmark.
The second half of each workshop will be a fun fibre arts craft where each participant will create a different craft with yarn. Activities will include a silly pom pom creature or weaving on a mini loom.
$45.00 per workshop
Thursday, March 16th 10:00 am-12:00 noon (craft - silly pom pom creature)
Thursday, March 16th 1:00 pm-3:00pm (craft - weaving on a mini loom)
All materials (including knitting needles to take home) will be supplied.
Tina-Marie Schaaf and Judy Burley are Spiritualist Mediums who deliver inspirational messages from the Spirit World to participants in a group setting. They are the bridge between loved ones in spirit who are anxious to connect with their friends and family.
They tune in to the infinite wisdom of the spirit communicator to provide insight and guidance. They have the capacity to gain a deep intuitive understanding of the spirit communicator, which allows them to articulate and deliver the information in a manner that the sitter will understand and resonate with. Typically, they limit the number of guests at their events in order to deliver a message to every person attending.
Their personal mission is to enlighten as many people as possible by delivering evidence of proof of life after physical death. Linking with the Spirit World will help people better understand their journey and purpose.
Tina-Marie Schaaf has been involved in Spiritualism for the past 10 years. She manages the Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festival. She also founded The Footini Group - a gourmet cooking class.
Judy Burley is an ordained Minister and has been involved in Spiritualism throughout her life. She retired from her career in law enforcement to immerse herself in her true calling.
to arrange your private group audience with the Spirit World.
Upcoming Dates-please reference in e-mail:
Friday, March 10, 2023
Friday May 12, 2023
Friday, July 7, 2023
Friday September 15, 2023
Friday November 10, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Cost: $40 per person
The Good Sign Co.
Workshops are a bunch of fun and a great way to spend an evening or afternoon out! Our process is super easy, and you do not need to have an artistic bone in your body to be able to create an amazing piece that you will be proud to display or gift to a friend! Our host is wonderfully helpful and will walk you through each step of the process to ensure that you are pleased with the outcome of your piece.
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