Welcome to Jonanco Hobby Workshop

Jonanco Hobby Workshop is a "hobby haven" tucked away, just south of Nanaimo serving Central Vancouver Island. It is an artisan non-profit workshop providing a friendly work environment, with access to work spaces, tools and expertise. Jonanco Hobby Workshop is a great place to combat isolation, meet new friends, learn new crafts, explore new hobbies, creativity and just have fun!

We would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded and

traditional lands of the First Nations Bands that called this home since time

immemorial. We ask all participants to reflect and honor in their own

way, the land on which they work and play.

All members are welcome to use our well-equipped lapidary and woodworking shops, as well as a large area that accommodates fibre arts, quilting, jewellery making, painting, and other programs.

Our expertise is shared with seasoned crafters and newbies alike. We range in age from 19 to 99 and have many classes to accommodate most schedules with daytime, evening and weekend programs. Check our calendar for scheduled events and classes.

If you are interested in meeting new people, making crafty friends, exploring new creative possibilities or working on your own projects, contact us for more information.

We would love to have you join us.

Please read our COVID-19 Protocols.

In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour of Jonanco.

“The day we stop creating is the day our minds begin to stagnate. Creation is life.”

Author unknown

Yearly Membership Fee: $160


Drop In Fees Per Session/Day:

Silversmithing and Lapidary: $15 per day

Woodworking: $20 per day

All Other Programs: $6 per day

Jonanco Hobby Workshop

(250) 716-8796

2745 White Rapids Rd,

Nanaimo, BC

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