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March 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Emerging Artists Showcase

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/184584895638961/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/144011176259737/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2007023652895963/

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.


 

Historical Perspectives on Hamilton County Public Schools

Tuesday | March 6th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/2012481428994077/

How did public schools in Hamilton County get where they are today? The system that educates 45,000 children in our community is the product of decades of social and legal influences and decisions by policy makers. It’s vital to understand where we’ve been and where we are today in order to shape a brighter tomorrow.

A few topics covered:

Brown v. Board of Education comes to Hamilton County
Key lawsuits around desegregating local schools
Removal of the desegregation ordinance
White flight and protests
Merger between city and county school systems
Current state of school zoning, classroom discipline, graduation rates, course offerings, and more
What’s working around the nation
What’s next for our community and schools?

Join us to discuss, learn, grow, share, and organize to affect grassroots change for public education in our community!

Goals of this workshop:

Build relationships with other community members and UnifiEd staff
Gain a shared language and terminology for discussing public education
Learn about the history and politics of education policy and funding, with a particular focus on a perspective of equity in our schools
Develop skills for personal and professional growth in service to the community
Grow capacity for critical empathy essential for sustained political engagement
Provide an opportunity for story sharing and collective visioning with Hamilton County community members
Build power to make change!

Note: We strongly recommend completing the Equity Workshop before attending the Historical Perspectives Workshop to get the most out of this session!

Snacks provided.


 

Mindful Eating

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2073926226177223/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2033665310196940/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1887297074914848/

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.


 

Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Monday | March 12th | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/187145525383528/

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.

About the series:

These classes are offered in partnership with UnifiEd as part of their Building Power for Change series. You can help build our community’s power to make change! UnifiEd is here to support you to affect the change you want to see in public education, and our trainings and workshops give you the skills and tools to organize within your network and neighborhood. The series is named “Building Power for Change” because you’ll gain leadership skills to help our community hold elected officials accountable to ensure a brilliant future for every student. Through these workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with a diverse group of community members and unite toward a shared vision for excellence in public education.


 

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Tuesday | March 13th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $23.91

https://www.facebook.com/events/1712225662200391/

Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you’ll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We’ll make creamy chicken soup then we’ll make some rice to add to it, and we’ll finish off our meal with Instant Pot apple crisp. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn’t have the answer, she’ll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. Please note: this class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!


 

Chinese Medicine 101

Thursday | March 15th | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | $16.62

https://www.facebook.com/events/938338756329024/

Chinese Medicine is more than just acupuncture. This short class will get your toes wet in the wonders of Chinese Medicine. We will discuss what Chinese Medicine is, how it works (in Eastern and Western terms), diseases it treats, how ailments are diagnosed, and the different modems of therapy.


 

Exploring Equity in Public Education

Saturday | March 17th | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/2086537988030011/

Equity is about ensuring every child, no matter what neighborhood they live in, has the opportunity for a brilliant future. It’s important for all schools to get the resources, support, and opportunities for every child to succeed. When a child doesn’t have access to these opportunities, it hurts our community.

Equity across our public schools requires empathy and action. It demands honesty, commitment, and perseverance from everyone in our diverse community. Join us to create a shared vision for success for all children, our schools, and our community.

This workshop includes dialogue and creative expression opportunities, review of case studies to better understand educational equity issues, and provides you with tools to take action for our community and schools.

Goals of this workshop:

Build relationships, share stories, and grow empathy for your neighbors
Gain a shared language and terminology for discussing educational equity
Develop skills for personal and professional growth in service to the community
Grow capacity for critical empathy essential for sustained political engagement
Provide an opportunity for story sharing and collective visioning with Hamilton County community members
Build power to make change!

Snacks provided. Bring your own lunch.

About the series:

These classes are offered in partnership with UnifiEd as part of their Building Power for Change series. You can help build our community’s power to make change! UnifiEd is here to support you to affect the change you want to see in public education, and our trainings and workshops give you the skills and tools to organize within your network and neighborhood. The series is named “Building Power for Change” because you’ll gain leadership skills to help our community hold elected officials accountable to ensure a brilliant future for every student. Through these workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with a diverse group of community members and unite toward a shared vision for excellence in public education.


 

Buy a Home Like a Boss

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/160610724736916/

Thinking about buying a home but feel overwhelmed?

This class will cover how to buy your first home from start to finish. You’ll walk away with house hacks to use in a competitive market.


 

Introduction to Calligraphy

Tuesday | March 20th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $25.99

https://www.facebook.com/events/1442360169220270/

This class is an introduction to the basics of calligraphy. From these basics in class, students can pursue developing the skills of a traditional style of calligraphy or can adapt them into a more contemporary style. Good penmanship is not required – only a desire to enjoy oneself and to learn some of the basics of the art of calligraphy.

Supplies: We will provide all supplies including: paper for practice and calligraphy pens for you to take home. Students will need to bring a small quotation or an inspirational phrase to use for your project.


 

Instant Pot 201

Wednesday | March 21st | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $23.91

https://www.facebook.com/events/957349221070948/

So, you’ve mastered the basics with your Instant Pot – now what? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will teach you some more advanced techniques, including baking in the Instant Pot and “pot-in-pot” cooking, which allows you to cook more than one item in the Instant Pot at the same time. We’ll make chicken Alfredo pasta, steamed broccoli, and cake – yes, CAKE. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn’t have the answer, she’ll get it for you. Handouts will be provided. Please note: this class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!


Make & Take Series – Copper-Silver Pendant

Saturday | March 24th | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $63.44

https://www.facebook.com/events/2081195018833187/

This 3 hour workshop will be held in our studio space at 4E. We’ll explore basic jewelry fabrication techniques (filing, shaping, texturing, cold connections & patinas), and you will leave with a pendant ready to wear or give as a gift. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper.

No experience necessary and ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED in the cost of the class. Option to purchase a starter toolset will also be available at end of class.


Intermediate Macrame: Making Your Own Purse

Saturday | March 24th | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | $68.64

https://www.facebook.com/events/335527100299205/

Supplement your personal style and skill set with this vintage style macrame clutch. This intermediate project is perfect for those looking to make practical style items for everyday life. Class will include a quick tutorial of basic stitches for beginners who want to participate.

All supplies including cord, purse frame and lining included.


 

Introduction to Pilates

Saturday | March 24th | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | $13.50

https://www.facebook.com/events/340361779807678/

This invigorating Pilates class is for all levels and abilities. Fletcher Pilates is a movement based style of Pilates focusing on developing core strength, upper and lower body strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination. Classes will incorporate floor work, barre work, and towel work.

Bring a mat and a friend!


Master Your Money MindSet

Saturday | March 24th | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | $21.83

https://www.facebook.com/events/389767748152945/

Are you living paycheck to paycheck while trying to pay off tons of debt?Do you feel limited in our current economic atmosphere? How worthy do you feel when it comes to receiving money?

The fact that we use money to exchange for goods and services isn’t changing any time soon. But it is our relationship with money that can change for a more positive flow of abundance in our lives.

In this class we will assess our current financial issues and create an accountability measure around them to shift our financial status, learn powerful tools and experiential exercises to shift our money mindset.

Please join us in this empowering workshop and discover what is blocking you from manifesting more abundance by uncovering your core money beliefs, which in turn influence your sense of worth and personal interactions regarding money.


Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

Wednesday | March 28th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $35

https://www.facebook.com/events/172458010049905/

In this class, you’ll learn how to turn grocery store, farmers marker or freshly foraged flowers into beautiful arrangements! Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers, using basic concepts of design. Your flowers will last longer, look cleaner and be showcased beautifully in your home!

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves. All supplies included, including the vase!


 

The Chattery

Founded in 2014, The Chattery is a nonprofit that believes in enjoyable education and community collaboration by offering fun, affordable and accessible classes to the Chattanooga community. The Chattery provides an unlimited variety of events, lecture series and workshops by serving as ambassadors who help cultivate and encourage your passions. The Chattery has held over 200 classes and 10 large events all over Chattanooga in over 30 venues. For more information, visit www.thechattery.org.

Manolis Tzortzakakis

We come from infinity and we move towards it.
Painting is the search for light, a way to communicate with
chaos and a permanent battle to define oneself. My interest is
not in depicting accurate images of natural patterns, an
artificial reproduction, instead I attempt, by listening to the
subconscious and bringing to the surface feelings inseparable
from life, to convey a direct view of the sense or the essence of
the world.

Courtney Phifer: Nourish Nutrition Counseling, Inc.

 

Courtney is a registered dietitian who provides individual nutrition counseling and education to adults and adolescents for a variety of issues, including eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, emotional eating, medical diagnoses, weight management, meal planning, etc.

Courtney helps clients develop a healthy relationship with food by practicing a non-diet approach of balance  and moderation, teaching permission vs. restriction. She prides herself on being a nutrition myth-buster!

Courtney has worked in behavioral health for over eight years, specializing in eating disorders and addictions. She uses a small-step goal-oriented client-driven approach incorporating body positive, health at every size (HAES), mindfulness, connection to body cues practices and more.

To schedule an appointment with Courtney or learn more about her services, you can reach her at courtphi@gmail.com.

2018 Open Studio Nights

Chattanooga WorkSpace participates in First Friday Chattanooga – The Arts. Open Studio Nights is held on the first Friday of each month from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Please check back here by clicking our Monthly Classes & Events tab or on our facebook page for more information about special happenings occurring each month.


Friday, April 6th, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Free Event | Open to the Public

https://www.facebook.com/events/2059044481018087/

Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio and engage with art enthusiasts during Open Studio Nights at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, April 6th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The artists currently in residence at Chattanooga WorkSpace will have their studios open for everyone to explore, purchase local art and see their newest creative works on display. This is a free family-friendly event.

The featured artists in the WorkSpace Gallery will be: MJ Whitt with Fired Up Fused GlassColleen WilliamsBethany Lauren Wilson with Bela BegoniasLisa Phillips Denney with Studio 4K DesignSteven LLorca with Steven LLorca’s Art GalleryMcKenzie Stephens McClureMeredith Middleton with Meredith Middleton Jewelry DesignsJanet Campbell BradleyKhloé Noel Jackson, and Danita Keel.

Jaime Lynn Barks with The Art of Jaime Barks will be the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served by Dish T’Pass Catering Co.

This is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free.


Friday, March 2nd, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Free Event | Open to the Public

https://www.facebook.com/events/184584895638961/

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.


Friday, February 2nd, 2018

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Free Event | Open to the Public

https://www.facebook.com/events/141839826520800/

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!