Who we are

The Beacon Hill Craft Club is a not-for-profit community craft school.

About our project

Our mission is to help people of all ages explore their creativity with freedom by offering a wide range of creative lessons and workshops. Whether you are a seasoned maker, a rookie crafter, or looking for programming for your creative kids, we want to meet, make and hang out.

A few words from our Director

Sarah McMaster – Director, Board Member

Hi! I’m Sarah, Director of BHCC. I am a local mom and a lifelong maker. Since I was old enough to use scissors and tape I have been drawn to all crafts. I just love making things and sharing that love with others!

As a kid I learned from my mom how to make playdough and build things with recycled materials, my granny taught me how to knit, sew and embroider and I taught myself how to macrame and paint.

I have a BFA from Concordia University where I studied photography, while dabbling in collaborative painting and sculpture, graphic design and stencil art. I spent nearly 3 years teaching kindergarten in Taipei Taiwan where I brought my love of arts and crafts to the classroom every day. 

I am currently a part-time stained glass artist – you can see my work at www.roseneathglass.com or follow me on instagram @roseneath.glass . I am really enjoying the thriving craft community in Ottawa. I think it’s one of the best things about our city and look forward to making it even better!

Opening a creative space has been a dream of mine for many years but it is absolutely inspired by another creative force in my life, my Aunt Linda, who runs an art school in Toronto called The Art Barn School. Without her positivity, mentorship, and encouragement, this would not have been possible.

I look forward to getting messy and creative with Beacon Hill and having lots of fun!

Interested in Teaching?

We are always looking for creatives to work with! Whether a one-time workshop or a class series – if you have an idea.. let’s chat!


2200 Montreal Road, Unit C1
Ottawa, ON, Canada