About us


Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio is an art, crafts and lifestyle studio on Argyle street in the heart of Downtown Halifax. This little oasis is the life long dream of husband and wife team Alan and Jacquelyn Miccolis (Pippy).

We are firm believers in the power of creativity. to evoke positive emotions and feelings of relaxation. During the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is important to slow down at times and allow ourselves to engage in recreational activities.

Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio was built upon the concept of spreading the joy of creativity in a welcoming and supportive environment. We strive to provide a comfortable space, where one can come alone or with friends to spend a couple of hours trying something new and learning or refining new skills.

Our small team of professionals, put their heart and soul in providing a memorable experience for our guests! We offer a wide range of workshops to suit all walks of life. We've been told on numerous occasions, "that we have something for everyone!" Just to name a few, we offer: nature art, palette knife painting, watercolor painting, macramé, eco crafts, needle felting, rock painting, DIY projects and so much more.

In addition to our scheduled classes, we offer private group sessions. This is a great opportunity for family and friends to safely get together - for a fun night out!

As the world has changed so much over the last year, we've adapted by also offering virtual classes. This allows folks who live both near and far to experience the joy of creativity, from the comfort of their own home. If you are looking for art supplies or locally made gifts, be sure to browse our virtual shop. Local delivery and contactless pickup are available, please see our shop page for more details.

Last but not least, Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio are the creators and host of the Supernova Market. This is a spectacular outdoor market, held semi-annually in Rogers Square in Downtown Halifax. Showcasing some of Halifax's most talented arts, crafters and food vendors. This event is free for the public to attend, family friendly and a great opportunity to bring community together while supporting local!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

- Jacquelyn & Alan