February 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Art is for Lovers

Friday | February 2nd | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | Free Event


It’s back! Come celebrate & kick off the first Open Studio Nights of 2018 “Art is for Lovers” at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, February 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. 4 floors of creative awesomeness . We will have local art and gifts for purchase, food, entertainment, & live demonstrations. This is a free event, open to the community, & all ages.

The 1st floor WorkSpace Gallery will feature Girls Preparatory School AP Exit Show. Students that are enrolled in AP Drawing, AP 2D and AP 3D will celebrate their visual arts careers and have their works on display.

The 2nd floor ArtSpace Gallery will have works of “LOVE: The Red Show” from our artists at Chattanooga WorkSpace.

The 2nd floor commons area will feature blacksmith jeweler Meredith Middleton with Meredith Middleton Jewelry Designs along with guest artists, Molly SharpBeth Carter Gautsch, and Jan Headington Homan.

February will also feature several other talented guest artists throughout the building. Come check out, Erica Stewart with Deka Studios, Carie Varner-Faricelli with Reel Fun Studios , Jackie Knewasser CoryJohn CoferTravis Seera with Seera Creative, & Alexandra Nelson with Spun Jewelry.

Our delicious hors d’oeuvre & refreshments will be sponsored by Milk and HoneyCommunity Pie, & Taco Mamacita Chattanooga.

This is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free! Don’t miss out on the fun!



Journaling 101: Venting and Gratitude

Thursday | February 1st | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62


Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren’t profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it’s a book of negativity and if someone found it they’d think you’re a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it.

In this class, we’ll talk about the relief of journaling, and that you can actually have fun! We’ll do writing exercises in the class, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided.


Multi-Element Sterling Silver and Pebble Necklace Workshop

Saturday & Sunday | February 3rd & 4th | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm both days | $275 includes both days & materials


We’re so excited to be offering a special Beginning to Intermediate Metalsmithing Workshop February 3 & 4 at The Chattanooga WorkSpace (www.chattanoogaworkspace.com) in beautiful downtown Chattanooga, TN.

Learn different techniques from each instructor including sawing, soldering, forming, drilling a pebble and much more. If this sounds interesting to you, the time to register is now.

This two-day workshop will be taught from 9:00 to 4:30 each day and the cost is $275 which includes all materials.

We can take up to 16 students.

Register via Paypal – Meredith Burns or mail a $50 non-refundable check to Meredith Middleton, Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W 6th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 to register. 
This amount will be deducted from your final tuition.

Please message any one of these instructors if you have questions. Further details will be sent out upon registration.

Meredith Middleton- emmemeredith@gmail.com
Molly Sharp – mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com
Jan Homan -jhoman@carolina.rr.com
Beth Carter Gautsch-bccarter3078@gmail.com



Intermediate WordPress

Monday | February 5th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $27.03


This class is for users who have or manage a WordPress site and want to go further in their understanding of how to change things on their site. We’ll cover theming, templates, custom CSS, plugins, SEO and best practices.


Valentine’s Card Making Social

Wednesday | February 7th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | FREE


Join us for “Send a Card to a Friend” Day and feel the love with some refreshments and crafts at our craft social!

We’ll be making lovely cards for loved ones, besties, and strangers. We’ll also be sending cards to those living with Welcome Home of Chattanooga.

Welcome Home of Chattanooga is a Home for those who have a terminal illness and have nowhere to go for end of life care. They provide shelter and family type care, partnering with area hospices who provide the professional medical care.

Suggested donation: $5. Wine provided!


Blue Dog Project: Collage Your Pet Mixed Media

Saturday | February 10th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $27.03


A gift for your sweetheart (or yourself)- Create a collage “painting” of your dog (or cat or monkey…….).

I will show you how I made my “Blue Dog” and you will create a unique portrait of your favorite pet. Register early, send a photo of your pet and I will prepare your canvas.

All supplies (canvas, magazines, glue, paint, markers) included. If you have some special paper, you are welcome to bring it. The finished art will be on a 16×20 inch canvas that needs no framing. You will do a “paint by numbers” style collage with paper and accent it with paint and markers.

*I will need your pet photos no later than Feb 3rd. Send at least 3 and I will help you choose the best for your art. Send to lisa.studio4k@gmail.com

Feel free to bring your own beverage. I’ll bring the cupcakes!


Introduction to Music Theory

Monday | February 19th | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | $16.62


Music theory is the study of the theoretical elements ofmusic including sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Understanding music theory means knowing the language of music.

This class covers the very basics of music theory such as reading different clefs, identifying key signatures, identifying scales and basic chords, and understanding rhythmic notation. This class is ideal for current musicians who aren’t comfortable reading music, people who used to study music but may have forgotten things over the years, and anyone else looking to understand the basics of music.


Painterly Portraits Workshop

Thursday – Friday | February 22nd – 23rd | 8:30am – 3:00pm/both days | $650 total includes both days


In this two day workshop with instructor Ali Kay, students will learn to incorporate impressionistic color and brushwork into custom portraits using Golden fluid acrylics. The first day students will recreate a step by step sample designed by Ali. On the second day of class, students will work from their own personal photo to create a custom piece. All materials will be provided.

*Class size is limited to 10 students
Contact:  Ali@PositiveSpaceArt – to register


Embellishing Your Weaving

Saturday | February 24th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $37.43


This class will teach you ways to jazz up your weaving projects. We will cover adding sequins, beads, and baubles, fabric,draping, “finger knitting” and stitching and what I like to call “worry ropes.” There is no limit to what you can do!

35$ will include yarn, and additions. Feel free to bring your own objects you’d like to incorporate.

Basic weaving knowledge is required (tabby or simple over/under stitch). Bring your own small frame loom. If you do not have a loom, you may purchase one for an additional 10$ (let me know a week ahead) or I can point you in the direction of where to get a loom suitable for the class.

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