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August 2018 Classes & Events

2nd Annual – Artists in the Wild – Open Studio Nights

Friday | August 3rd | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE EVENT

https://www.facebook.com/events/586811005036791/

Join us on Friday, August 3rd for our 2nd annual Artists in the Wild Open Studio Nights, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Our WorkSpace artists have selected an animal from the Chattanooga Zoo and created a piece of art inspired by the work the zoo animal itself painted. The Zoo will also be there with several of their little animal ambassadors for you to meet in person!

Each of the zoo animal inspired pieces will be in a silent auction beginning July 31st and will continue through the end of Open Studio Nights, August 3rd. 50% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Chattanooga Zoo.

It’s a cultural experience perfect for a date night, family night out or for anyone interested in meeting other artists.
** This is a free ~ family ~ friendly event **

Our own, Rick Rushing III will be playing music in the WorkSpace Gallery and AIM Center, Inc. will be the featured artists in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor.

David Barlew Jr will have a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of his new space.

Milk and Honey will be handing out gelato and Dish T’Pass Catering Co.will be catering with a nacho bar for the evening. We are also excited to have Alex Nelson with Spun Jewelry & Lisa A Bohnwagner as guest artists during the event.

WorkSpace artists will have their studios open for everyone to explore, purchase local art and see their newest works. Come meet the local artists and enjoy the refreshing spirit of this unique creative space. Visit each floor to see a new theme, exhibit or meet someone new.

Our featured WorkSpace for the 2nd Annual Artist in the Wild are:
Jaime Lynn BarksHollie BerryAlexa LettColleen WilliamsJamie JamesonJanet Campbell BradleyLisa Phillips DenneyMichelle FountainOlga de KleinSteven LLorcaMindy June KellyStephanie Trippe MciverBrandy BurgansRaquel MullinsMeredith MiddletonGreg ClarkMarty BryantMcKenzie Stephens McClure and Dianne Adams.


 

Calling All Artists – EmcArts Program – Click Here for more Info

***Application deadline has been extended thru July 12th***

(Don’t let the long PDF intimidate you!!! – Just APPLY)

Chattanooga has been chosen as a pilot city for a new EmcArts program. Chattanooga WorkSpace & The Chattery have teamed up as the host organizations who will help facilitate and organize the workshop series in partnership with EmcArts.

EmcArts will choose 10 artists to participate in the program through an application process. The application deadline is July 9. Each artist who participates in the program will receive a $250 stipend for each day (total $1,000).
The workshops will be held August 11 & 12 and September 29 & 30

Funding for the program is provided by Kresge Foundation and Lyndhurst Foundation. 

July 2018 Classes & Events

We will not be hosting a July Open Studio Nights. We will pick back up August 3rd for our 2nd annual Artists in the Wild, Open Studio Nights.
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Our artists have teamed up with the Chattanooga Zoo & with the help of several zoo animals artists are creating one of a kind pieces you will have a chance to bid on during our silent auction. Plus 50% of the proceeds will go back to the zoo! There is a good chance you will get to meet several of the zoo’s animal ambassadors during the event here at Chattanooga WorkSpace.
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We are also very happy to announce Milk and Honey as one of our food sponsors for the evening. Ok – so who doesn’t like gelato, animals, & art???
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Keep checking our Facebook & Instagram page for more details about Friday, August 3rd, Artists in the Wild – Open Studio Nights!


 

Introduction to Calligraphy

Thursday | July 5th | 6:pm – 7:30 pm | $25

https://www.facebook.com/events/187540678572890/

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.


 

Beginner Handlettering

Monday | July 9th | 6:pm – 8:15pm | $45

https://www.facebook.com/events/2610842808941422/

Love all the cute lettering pieces you see in home décor elements? Want to learn to make your own pieces to decorate your house, give as gifts, or gussy up your snail mail?

Also referred to as “modern calligraphy,” hand-lettering or brush lettering is a popular form of writing seen around DIY projects on Pinterest and Instagram. It has a more whimsical, loose feel than standard fountain pen calligraphy and is popularly used for wedding invitations, thank-you cards, place-settings, etc.

Join us for a workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering and more. We will move from manipulating the pens to the basic brush lettering script alphabet. The class will also address letter connections and basic flourishes. Plus, you will learn some tricks of the trade to practice smarter, not harder!

Supplies: All supplies are included. Each participant will receive three pens and tracing paper to keep practicing at home.


Finding New Clients & Booking Business

Tuesday | July 10th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/192504761409035/

Does this sound familiar: You meet someone at a networking event or received a lead through your digital marketing programs, you have a discovery call or meeting, they ask a ton of questions and then disappear on you? Or maybe they request a proposal, you provide it and then come the constant requests for revisions or price haggling, all to the detriment of your time, sanity, and revenue?

Well not anymore! Say goodbye to the time sucks and price bandits and start cruising prospects through your sales funnel faster.

In this class, Channing Muller, marketing & sales strategist with DCM Communications, will teach you:

Where to find your ideal clientele
How to leverage social media to attract your ideal client (without wasting time on the wrong platforms)
How to weed out those prospects who only want free advice
What to do what once you book the meeting
AND how to close the deal in less time without price drops or multiple rounds of revisions on a contract


No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Wednesday | July 11th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $22

https://www.facebook.com/events/188594921856445/

Haven’t quite figured out that Instant Pot you got from a family member? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today’s trendiest kitchen appliance. We’ll cook a delicious meal: chicken tacos, black beans, and rice, with flan for dessert. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn’t know the answer she’ll find it for you!

Please note: This class is demonstration style. You do not need to own or bring an Instant Pot with you.


Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

Saturday | July 14th | 9:am – 1:pm | $65

https://www.facebook.com/events/470455790079328/

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.

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.


DIY Decor: Beginner’s Macrame

Saturday | July 14th | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  | $25

https://www.facebook.com/events/1073107952865194/

We’re well into a new season and there’s nothing better to get you into the mood than refreshing some of your home decor. Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, West Elm and many other home decor sites showcase these beautiful macrame wall hangings, but why buy it when you can DIY it?!

Come and craft your own chic work of art. You will be amazed at how quickly you can DIY something that could easily have cost you more than $100!

All supplies included.


Wines from the Wild: Making Fruit Wines

Tuesday | July 17th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $23

https://www.facebook.com/events/225823861360756/

Summertime means fresh berries, and berries mean wine! Join Fermdamental’s Danielle Shelton as she demonstrates how to make wine with berries. The participants will learn the fundamentals of making wild wines and will leave with a few recipes they can try at home. All participants must be 21 or older, as sampling homemade wines will be part of the fun! This is a demonstration-style class.


Leveraging Social Media for Business

Tuesday | July 17th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/2105161206406554/

With so many social media platforms out there, how do you know which one is the RIGHT one for YOUR business to be on? Answering that question and then what to post on each can be daunting. Well not anymore!

During this class presented by D. Channing Muller of DCM Communications, you will learn:

why people visit each social media platform,
the best types of photos and content to post on each platform, and
how to generate leads with your social media that feed your sales funnel

AND, you’ll learn how to do it ALL without:

fretting over what to say,
struggling to find the right photo for the right platform, or
wasting time or money on the platforms that won’t work for YOUR business or upcoming event

No more guessing what to post on Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Twitter. This class will break down EXACTLY the type of content to post each to make your business a success on social media.


Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

Friday | July 20th | 11:30 am – 1:pm | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/141965229993340/

Sitting at a desk all day handling stressor after stressor can begin to negatively affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. In this class, you will learn some basic concepts of breath and gentle motion that will allow you to stop stress in its tracks. After discussing stress and its effects on you and your workplace, we will practice techniques to calm your mind, relieve your body and boost your mood.

Please note: This class is bring your own lunch.


Jewelry Making: Leather Cuff

Saturday | July 21st | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | $27

https://www.facebook.com/events/372637509917364/

This class is a beginner class that teaches you how to embellish your leather cuff with paint, rivets, cording, and much more! We will start with some basic techniques that will help you to then move to a more detailed design in the near future. At the end of the class, you’ll have a unique, decorated cuff all for you!


DIY Graphic Design Platforms

Saturday | July 28th | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/2004937466192263/

How do you determine the extent of your company’s promotional or creative needs, and what will fit that need with the least amount of hassle and money? Learn what Gimp, Inkscape, Canva and Adobe offer, and how much each program costs. In this class, you will get a basic introduction to each program, which will help you find the best program for you…and your wallet.

Please bring your laptop.


Intro to Weaving: July

Sunday | July 29th | 2:pm – 5:pm | $59

https://www.facebook.com/events/2128351960742017/

Learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. Beginner weaves and stitches will be covered, and you will create 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.

To celebrate summer, I’ll be curating colors and materials for a beach theme and also a bohemian look that you may choose from.

Space is limited. 1 ticket=1 person

May 2018 Classes & Events

May’d on 6th Street: Open Studio Nights

Friday | May 4th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1783741538353872/

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. Come meet the local artists and enjoy the refreshing spirit of this unique creative space. Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio and engage with art enthusiasts during Open Studio Nights at Chattanooga WorkSpace.

Steven LLorca is the featured artist in the WorkSpace Gallery. His show ‘For Weirdness’ Sake’ is a visual collection of surreal ideas.
His show is an exhibition of ideas & experiments surreal in nature. Steven will have step by step examples of how an image is made and you are invited to take photos on the Wall of Oddities.

Michelle Fountain is the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor.

We are excited to welcome Danyelle Elisabeth WoodsJohn CoferKory Russell, and MJ Whitt as guest artists this month.

This is the perfect time to purchase that special Mother’s Day gift of graduate gift.

Chattanooga WorkSpace artists enjoy opening their personal studios to engage with the community, showing their finished works and providing a glimpse of their artistic process. Visit each floor to see a new theme, exhibit or meet someone new. It’s a cultural experience perfect for a date night, family night out or for anyone interested in meeting other artists. Delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Dish T’Pass Catering Co.. This is a free family friendly event


For Weirdness Sake – Interactive Art Showcase by Steven Llorca

Friday | May 4th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/189713771829258/

For Weirdness’ Sake is an art show that explores surreal ideas and the process of making digital art. The show will exhibit art along with information about how the images were made using digital tools like photoshop and a camera. The artist, Steven LLorca, will be available for questions about photoshop and digital photography. This exhibit is a part of Chattanooga Workspace’s May’d on 6th Street: Open Studio Nights, light refreshments will be served. Join us May 4th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.


Vibrancy and Shine – a Solo Art Show featuring Michelle Fountain

Friday | May 4th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/223038345135178/

Vibrancy and Shine Art Show will be in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor at Open Studio Nights on Friday, May 4th from 5:30-8:30 pm. Michelle Fountain’s work will be featured with her new inks and epoxy creations and there will have a drawing for an original giveaway. See you on Friday – a great way to kick-off your weekend.


Fundamental Series – Learn to Solder Jewelry a 4 Night Series with Janet Campbell Jewelry

Tuesday | May 15th, 22nd, 29th, & June 5th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $168 includes all 4 sessions

https://www.facebook.com/events/1569175883180304/

Our Fundamental sessions are for those who want to explore and learn more intensive jewelry making skillsets beyond our Make & Take workshops. NOTE: Sessions are 4 nights total, 2 hours each Tuesday. When buying ticket, choose only starting date of May 15.

The first series will focus on the basics of soldering metals together to create jewelry, and over time, will expand to include both beginning and more advanced students as need develops We’ll start with safety, tools and setup, then cover various types of soldering techniques and troubleshooting. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper.

No experience necessary and basic MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED in the cost of the class. (Additional silver can be purchased from instructor)

Option available to add an additional hour of studio time from 8-9pm for $10.


Beginner Handlettering

Wednesday | May 2nd | 6:00pm – 8:15pm | $48

https://www.facebook.com/events/383683552107821/

Love all the cute lettering pieces you see in home décor elements? Want to learn to make your own pieces to decorate your house, give as gifts, or gussy up your snail mail?

Also referred to as “modern calligraphy,” hand-lettering or brush lettering is a popular form of writing seen around DIY projects on Pinterest and Instagram. It has a more whimsical, loose feel than standard fountain pen calligraphy and is popularly used for wedding invitations, thank-you cards, place-settings, etc.

Join us for a workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering and more. We will move from manipulating the pens to the basic brush lettering script alphabet. The class will also address letter connections and basic flourishes. Plus, you will learn some tricks of the trade to practice smarter, not harder!

Supplies: All supplies are included. Each participant will receive three pens and tracing paper to keep practicing at home.


Photography Walk and Talk

Monday | May 7th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $27

https://www.facebook.com/events/449127102238143/

This class will be a chance to put into practice what you know about your camera and photography. It is perfect for those who are somewhat familiar with how to work all the buttons on their camera, but would like an environment in which to practice taking photos. We will briefly go over the basics of getting your settings off of “full auto mode” to take a well-exposed image, and then we will take our cameras outside to walk around downtown Chattanooga and photograph things to our hearts’ content! It’s all about learning and having fun – so no pressure!

This class will be a great chance to put to use some of the tips and tricks of exposure you may have learned if you attended Understanding Your DSLR. Of course, photographer Christina Bankson will be there to help answer questions as they may come up. Learning hands-on and just ‘going for it’ is alwas the best, so this photo walk + talk will help further cement your working knowledge of your camera and make you feel more comfortable with taking images!

We’ll meet at Chattanooga WorkSpace, and then head from there to explore downtown Chattanooga.


DIY Public Relations for the Entrepreneur and Small Business

Tuesday | May 8th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/1671285932960557/

Let’s strategize ways you can collaborate with your own community or the communities you want to work with both online and in real life! With 25 years experience in the non-profit sector, Mindy Kolin of Wildflower Promotions & Media Management knows how to develop resources while bootstrapping. She’s got tons of creative ideas that can help any entrepreneur connect and expand their reach.

Mindy will teach you the basics about connecting with local media, help you build your media list and perfect your pitch! You’ll jumpstart your public relations and community engagement in ways you never thought possible.


Summer Feet Retreat: Look Tip-Top in Your Flip Flops

Thursday | May 10th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $24

https://www.facebook.com/events/423986378045565/

In this class we will make three products to get your feet ready for summer and sandal weather! Each participant will take home a foot soak, scrub and foot butter. Recipes and directions will be supplied so you can make more for yourself or a friend.

All supplies included.


Understand Yourself: The Big 5 Aspects of Personality

Friday | May 11th | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/174556219858494/

This course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of how personality traits play an integral role in our lives. Known within the field of psychology, the “Five Factor Model” is a model based on general language often used to describe personality traits. Using the acronym “OCEAN”, assessments based on the Factor Five Model explore the most fundamental basis of our unique personalities by assessing the five following traits:

1. Openness to experience
2. Conscientiousness
3. Extroversion
4. Assertiveness
5. Neuroticism

By gaining clarity on where we fall within each personality category, we come to understand ourselves in relation to the interpersonal and professional relationships we cultivate over time. Our class will begin with a general overview of personality, the five traits listed above, and the importance of understanding our personal traits in context to the world around. We will implement the use of a 100-question assessment, asking a variety of questions pertaining to personal experience. The assessment, which takes about twenty minutes to complete, will automatically generate results to you in a printable format.

Please note: bring your own computer to fill out the assessment, which costs an additional $10. Each participant will pay for the assessment on their own during the class.


Protecting Yourself In a Digital Age

Saturday | May 12th | 9:30am – 11:30am | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/582301465485143/

Most people are blissfully unaware of how much at risk they for things like hacking and identify theft. This class will shine a bit of light on some of the things regular people are vulnerable to with the goal of providing some actionable items to help reduce each person’s personal risk of identity theft among other things.

Most people don’t know what to do with the own online life, let alone that of a deceased relative to which you are next of kin. All of our information is online. Our lives, our memories, our money! Leaving it unsecured, or, in most cases, barely secured, is unacceptable when there are minimal steps you can take to make it a whole lot better. Join this class to learn those steps and implement them.


Creating a Brand: It’s More Than Just a Pretty Logo

Tuesday | May 15th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/194293004707615/

Whether you’re just starting your business or looking to scale an existing one, having a solid brand is a the foundation of your success. After all, you can have the best product or service in the world, but if your target client doesn’t know about it, your business won’t succeed. The first step to spreading that word is creating a brand that represents who you are and will attract your ideal client.

In this class you will learn:

– The elements of a brand (Yes, it’s more than just a logo)
– The effect your brand will have on your sales and marketing strategy
– How to build a brand that will resonate with your client
– The most important things to consider before starting to design
– How to articulate your brand throughout your marketing


Intermediate Handlettering: Bounce and Serif

Wednesday | May 16th | 6:00pm – 8:15pm | $38

https://www.facebook.com/events/602397920133848/

Love your letters? Join us to learn how to create two new fonts to use in your hand lettered pieces – Serif and Bounce! These two fonts pair well together to make an incredibly dynamic finished piece. We will practice both alphabets, learn ways to expand your lettering, and create a small framed art piece to take home at the end of class! As always, we will learn a few ways to perfect your piece as well.

Please note: This class has a pre-requisite of Beginner Handlettering.

Supplies: Each participant will bring the pens they received in Beginner Handlettering. Tracing paper, and a frame will be provided.


Make & Take Series – Silver Earrings with Janet Campbell Jewelry

Saturday | May 19th | 11:00am – 2:00pm | $64.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/227764324487002/

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 at least 1 pair of earrings ready to wear or give as a gift. Materials used will include sterling silver, brass and copper.

No experience necessary and ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED in the cost of the class. Option to purchase a starter toolset (jeweler’s plier set) will also be available at end of class.


Soap Making 101

Saturday | May 19th | 9:00am – 11:30am | $43

https://www.facebook.com/events/2042928102588602/

Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps? In this 2 1/2 hour class we will discuss the chemistry behind this process, and safely use oils and lye to create 5-6 bars of soap for each person to take home. This is a hands on class with all of the utensils and safety equipment provided.


Henna 101 – Taught by Lisa Denney with Studio 4K Designs

Sunday | May 20th | 2:00pm – 4:00pm | $28

https://www.facebook.com/events/186712785302220/

Henna basics time! In this 2 hour class you will learn where to get supplies, how to mix paste, how to roll cones, and how to apply as well as a tiny science and history lesson. THEN you get to play!

Only 6 spots open for this fun workshop.


Make & Take Series – Hammered Wire Bangle taught by Janet Campbell Jewelry

Saturday | May 26th | 11:00am – 2:00pm | $64

https://www.facebook.com/events/2161573227410094/

This 3 hour workshop will be held in our studio space at 4E. We’ll be utilizing basic jewelry fabrication techniques (filing, shaping, texturing, cold connections & patinas), to create a hammered wire bangle consisting of 6 criss-crossing copper and silver wires. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper.

No experience necessary and ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED in the cost of the class. Those who wish to purchase a bracelet forming toolset to take home (wood or metal oval mandrel, hammer & plier set), please contact Janet via email no later than May 20 to order.


Leveraging Social Media for Business

Tuesday | May 29th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $17

https://www.facebook.com/events/791330511060802/

With so many social media platforms out there, how do you know which one is the RIGHT one for YOUR business to be on? Answering that question and then what to post on each can be daunting. Well not anymore!

During this class presented by D. Channing Muller of DCM Communications, you will learn:

why people visit each social media platform,
the best types of photos and content to post on each platform, and
how to generate leads with your social media that feed your sales funnel

AND, you’ll learn how to do it ALL without:

fretting over what to say,
struggling to find the right photo for the right platform, or
wasting time or money on the platforms that won’t work for YOUR business or upcoming event

No more guessing what to post on Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Twitter. This class will break down EXACTLY the type of content to post each to make your business a success on social media.


 

April 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Spring is in the Air

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | Free Event

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

Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio 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.

In Order to Bloom: A Study of Flowers a show by Jaime Lynn Barks with The Art of Jaime Barks will be the featured in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor along with guest artist Liza Greever with Fox & Fern.

There will be live music by Rick Rushing III with Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers & Caleb Gaw. Along with lots of new guest artist including: Melissa Meeks with Paper TrulyTiana Saul, Cailey Gino with Southern Top StitchLorena Bowers with Fin the Weaver, and Lauren VanArmanwith Soul Focus House.

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

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


In Order to Bloom: A Study of Flowers

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1459236580851886/

Featured in the 2nd floor ArtSpace Gallery, artist, Jaime Barks will be presenting a solo art exhibit exploring the mystery of flowers. Prints and originals for sale. Guest artist & florist, Liza Greever with Fox & Fern will have bouquets for purchase.


Learn to Weave: A Live Demo

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE

https://www.facebook.com/events/157272631754249/

Visit Lisa Denney in Studio 4E during Open Studio Nights: Spring is in the Air Event at Chattanooga WorkSpace and learn to help finish a flower weaving.  This year long project began during the local artist festival at the Chattanooga Market and has continued for the past year. Lisa has been using it as a teaching loom. Come get a short mini lesson on basic weaving and add to the loom.

Enjoy spring sweets, learn more about weaving classes, sign up for the monthly newsletter while you are there and be in the know about upcoming classes including The Blue Dog Project mixed media.


Bridal Pop-Up Shop  | Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue: An Artisan Showcase

Saturday | April 7th | 10:30am – 4:00pm | Free Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/150438595634528/

Come shop our Bridal themed Pop-Up Shop at Chattanooga WorkSpace Saturday, April 7th from 10:30am – 4:00pm.
Gifts available for the bride, bridal party, mother of the bride, or even the lucky couple. We will feature one of a kind local artisan handmade gifts.
*HINT HINT*
Mother’s Day & Graduation will be here before you know it. The beautiful items for purchase would make great gifts for any of these occasions!

Artisans featured in the Pop-Up Shop:
MJ Whitt – Fired Up Fused Glass
Meredith Middleton – Meredith Middleton Jewelry Designs
Bethany Lauren Wilson – Bela Begonias
Colleen Williams – Colleen Williams Clay
Steven LLorca – Steven LLorca’s Art Gallery, Fine Arts & Photography
Lisa Phillips Denney – Studio 4K Design
Janet Campbell – Janet Campbell Jewelry
Khloé Noel Jackson – Wildflower Wedding Planning
Danita Keel – The Studio for Hair and Art an AVEDA Exclusive Salon
McKenzie Stephens McClure – Kenzie Stephens Photography
Amanda Nelson-Varnell – Dish T’Pass Catering Co.
Jaime Lynn Barks – The Art of Jaime Barks

We will have Imbibe Chattanooga here for wine tasting during our Pop-Up Shop.


Make Shift Happen

Saturday | April 7th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | $21.83

https://www.facebook.com/events/203997277036832/

Have you been reaching for something to shift this year in your life and so far you keep hitting the brick wall of frustration?

Most times we set goals from worthy inspirations and then fall short of achieving what we set out to accomplish. Intention is a great place to begin, however it is possessing the tools to navigating the process of staying the course which achieves our goals. In this master class, you’ll learn the tools and experiential exercises designed to create the clarity of how to go from where you are now to where you want to be.

You will discover the 5 ways we fail at following through to the “success of our goals” and how to have victory over that failure. Did you know we all have an inner critic, telling us we aren’t capable, and we have a voice of judgment that dashes our dreams? You will gain wise insight on how to overcome the voice of judgment of our inner & outer critics. ​​

Once we have faced our limitations, we will use tools and hands-on exercises to design the precise shifts we want to create for our life. By learning the creative process, you will understand how to get to where you want to be. We will then create a foundation of a measurable results action plan by defining “the what, the how and the by when” using the powerful mind mapping tool. ​

We will conclude with a powerful guided meditation to set the foundation for the success we desire to create in our life.

If you are seeking to reach for the best life you can create for yourself, come learn the art of shifting your life from where you are now to where you want to be.


Gouache for Journaling and Handlettering

Monday | April 9th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $32.23

https://www.facebook.com/events/202080960560991/

Never heard of gouache? It’s a great paint medium that can be used on just about any paper you have on hand!

No need for expensive watercolor or mixed media paper with these opaque watercolor paints. Come learn and play as we introduce you to painting and brush lettering with gouache.

All supplies included. Attendees will walk away with their own set of gouache paints, two paintbrushes and newly completed artwork.


Introduction to Acting

Wednesday | April 11th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62

https://www.facebook.com/events/156934991621336/

Have you ever wanted to learn about acting or help develop your public speaking skills? In this class you will be introduced to the Actor Warm up, Fundamentals of Acting, Creating Characters and Storytelling. Come join in the fun! No acting experience needed.


Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

Wednesday | April 18th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $16.62

https://www.facebook.com/events/1885480245075914/

This course is designed to empower parents of school-aged children to balance their households to avoid the push and tug of the parent/child relationship. Learning how to discipline with love and logic so that consequences become growing experiences, rather than punitive, self-defeating guilt-inducing negative family experiences will be the goal of this session. Embedding the 5 to Thrive Strategies of Chattanooga Basics, families will leave with the goal of maximizing love while minimizing stress. In addition, families will get some tips on how to create a One-Year Plan to help their child be successful in school.

Are you ready for some practical ideas for raising responsible children who feel great about themselves – children who are responsible and ready to live in the real world? Are you ready to feel empowered and confident in leading a home that is filled with calmness and positivity? Are you ready to get started?

This course is for you!


Champagne and Fried Chicken Showcase

Monday | April 23rd | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $52

https://www.facebook.com/events/2021552464735447/

The Chattanooga Tasting Club kicks off their Champagne & Fried Chicken Showcase in partnership with The Chattery! Come out to the outdoor patio at the Chattanooga Workspace to celebrate as we pair upscale French Champagne with downhome fried chicken; a combination that sommeliers around the world are raving about! Don’t believe us? Come taste for yourself, as we pair two of Chattanooga’s most famous fried chickens with delicious French champagne.


Advanced Tarot

Monday | April 23rd | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62

https://www.facebook.com/events/1893707730648733/

Want to to take Tarot readings to the next level other than “just” divination? A Tarot reading is more than a fortune reading – it’s a total assessment of the full human condition. In this class, we’ll be using advanced methods such as card placement, meanings of cards in groups and using Psychology to formulate the best possible reading.


Understand Yourself: The Big 5 Aspects of Personality

Thursday | April 26th | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | $16.62

https://www.facebook.com/events/174556219858494/

This course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of how personality traits play an integral role in our lives. Known within the field of psychology, the “Five Factor Model” is a model based on general language often used to describe personality traits. Using the acronym “OCEAN”, assessments based on the Factor Five Model explore the most fundamental basis of our unique personalities by assessing the five following traits:

1. Openness to experience
2. Conscientiousness
3. Extroversion
4. Assertiveness
5. Neuroticism

By gaining clarity on where we fall within each personality category, we come to understand ourselves in relation to the interpersonal and professional relationships we cultivate over time. Our class will begin with a general overview of personality, the five traits listed above, and the importance of understanding our personal traits in context to the world around. We will implement the use of a 100-question assessment, asking a variety of questions pertaining to personal experience. The assessment, which takes about twenty minutes to complete, will automatically generate results to you in a printable format.

Please note: bring your own computer to fill out the assessment, which costs an additional $10. Each participant will pay for the assessment on their own during the class.


Watercolor on Vintage Book Pages Class

Friday | April 27th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $26

https://www.facebook.com/events/1809505392434745/

Learn about painting with watercolor on non-traditional mediums. Each student will complete two book page paintings. All supplies included. Welcome to painters of all levels.

Students are welcome to BYOB.


Blue Dog Project 2.0: Mixed Media Pets Workshop

Saturday | April 28th | 12:00pm – 3:00pm | $45

https://www.facebook.com/events/1823252447737735/

Blue dog reboot!

Participants will create there own work of modern art based on their pet using patterned paper and acrylic on a 12×16 cradled wood panel that will be ready to hang needing no frame. Make one for yourself or as a gift. A fee of 45$ includes: pre-sketched wood art panel, paints, patterned papers, glue. All levels welcome as this project can easily be adapted to your skills and vision.

Why I’ve changed the class? Well, I want you to come away with a better experience. We’ll be using scrapbook paper and wrapping papers. The canvas will be a hard surface that prevents wrinkling or bowing. And, you’ll have 3 hours instead of 2.

**better materials-more time – better results**

**You will need to submit photos of your pet via email after registration, and I will help you choose the best one. You will need to have one that is the face and chest. Whole body can be cropped. 1 pet per photo/art piece. Extra pre-sketched panels may be purchased for 25$ that you make take with you to do on your own. It’s no problem! so you don’t have to play favorites. Last day to submit your photo will be April 21st.

**Unless discussed ahead of time 1 spot = 1 person. This class will be held in the studio, so space is limited to 6 spots. I can accommodate one “team” of parent/child (over 8).

**Refunds up to 7 days prior to the class. Within a week of class, if you find you can not make it, you will need to arrange to come pick up your sketched panel and papers.

I love this class so I hope you will join us!


Make and Take: Woven Rain Cloud

Sunday | April 29th | 1:00pm-3:30pm | $43

https://www.facebook.com/events/161948854470996/

In this workshop, you will create your own small “rain cloud” woven wall art. No experience is needed as you will be learning the 2 most basic of weaving techniques: tabby (over under) and rya fringe on a pre-warped homemade frame loom.

Class fee of 40$ covers: fibers and dowels.

Loom and any tools will be available to use, so there’s no need to bring anything but your creativity!

White or grey cloud fiber. “Rain” may be blue, natural, purple, or rainbow. You may email me your preference after registration.

Refunds: Should you not be able to make it, you may receive a refund up to 7 days before class. Within a week of class, you may arrange to pick up your materials in a “kit” form or choose to apply the fee towards a future class. I’ll gladly work with you because stuff happens!