March 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Emerging Artists Showcase

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

Explore and mingle with the talented artists that work and create at Chattanooga WorkSpace. Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio and engage with art enthusiasts in our community and watch demonstrations across a variety of mediums.

Ooltewah High Art. students from Ooltewah High School will present their senior art exhibition in the WorkSpace Gallery. The exhibition is under the direction of IB art instructor Andrea McGuirt.

Bethany Lauren Wilson with Bela Begonias is the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor.

Guest artists will fill the hallways and commons areas on each floor.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served by Dish T’ Pass. This is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free.



Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Thursday | March 1st | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE

Ready to take action to make change in Hamilton County public schools? Here’s your opportunity! UnifiEd is a grassroots organizing and advocacy organization, and our trainers will guide you in the basic principles of community organizing, arm you with information and tools to get active in your neighborhood and networks, and impact policy change for our kids and schools!

Goals of this workshop:

– Get the big picture of the history of education in Hamilton County
– Understand concepts of community organizing and how it affects policy change
– Learn what UnifiEd is and how you can get involved
– Understand the APEX Project (Action Plan for Educational eXcellence) and community members’ roles in developing and implementing it
– Better understand and share your own story about education
– Learn and practice organizing strategies to learn how to (1) Hear story of community member, (2) Support other people to understand, and (3) Recruit other community members for involvement
Build power to make change!
Snacks provided.


Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

Saturday | March 3rd | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | $71.76

This half-day workshop will cover all basic concepts of sketching, gesture drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor. The class will provide students the foundation needed to establish a daily sketching practice. Students will head outside to work on how to capture buildings and people, build a loose sketch, add ink and finish with watercolor.

Supplies: All students will be supplied with a watercolor travel set, water brush pen, fine line Sharpie and a small watercolor sketchbook to keep. Snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.


Beginner Squarespace

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

This class is for anyone who is just getting started with Squarespace. No previous experience with Squarespace required. We’ll cover setting up the site, choosing a template, and entering content.

Please note: bring your own computer.


Mindful Eating

Wednesday | March 7th | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | $19.75

Join local dietitian Courtney Phifer, MS, RD, LDN, owner of Nourish Nutrition Counseling, as she takes us through the practice of mindful eating. Mindful eating is eating with awareness and using your senses to fully experience the food. With practice, it can help us avoid overeating and help us learn our natural body cues. The class will include an intro to mindfulness, eating in the moment, and hunger/satiety.


Planting for Pollinators

Thursday | March 8th | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | $15

Dive into what’s involved in creating a top-notch garden, ready for butterflies and other pollinators. If you like eating cantaloupe, among other crops that depend on pollinators, this class could be a life-saver! On hand will be Ann Brown from the Chattanooga Area Pollinator Partnership (CHAPP) who can answer your more involved questions on the topic.


Introduction to Weaving

Saturday | March 10th | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $58.24

Learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. Beginner weaves and stitches will be covered, and you will begin your very own woven wall hanging to take home. Love fiber art? This class is for you. Each participant will be supplied with a small tapestry loom (to keep), yarns, and all the necessary tools to create one wall hanging, which we may finish during the 3 hour workshop. Light snacks provided.


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