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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 ( 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-
Molly Sharp –
Jan Homan
Beth Carter



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!


Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

Friday | February 9th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $35

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.


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

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


Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Saturday | February 10th | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | $21.83

Do you lack clarity and direction in what your life’s purpose is? Is there a joyful connection to the work you do in the world? Are you ready to uncover your life’s purpose and find a way to do the meaningful work you are inspired to do?

Find the clarity you are looking for to discover your talents, gifts and treasures. Find the work that lights you up. Find the meaning and fulfillment in your life which inspires you. Ask yourself, “What would it feel like to live my life’s purpose?”

Participants will receive tools and interactive experiential exercises to support the journey of self-discovery. This two-hour workshop will guide you to:

– Proven mindfulness techniques on how to get clear on who you are and what you want so that life feels more “On Purpose”
– Powerful tools and exercises that will guide you to define the 5 core qualities that make you…YOU!
– How to unleash your creative talents and create abundance sharing your unique gifts with the world.


DIY Love Monsters

Saturday | February 10th | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | $19.75

Are you looking for a fun Valentine’s gift from the heart? Look no further. Our popular mixed media ornament teacher is back to help you make the perfect gift for that special someone. This cute, DIY valentine love monster can stand on a shelf or you can add a hook to hang it on the wall.

In this class, you’ll learn mixed media techniques to help you create the perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or even yourself. There will be a variety of valentine paper and book pages to help you make the perfect present.

All supplies are included.


Watercolor on book pages

Friday | February 16th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $22

Learn about painting with watercolor on non-traditional mediums. Each student will complete two book page paintings.

Students must register online to confirm a seat in the class. Registration link:

All supplies included. Welcome to painters of all levels.

Friday, February 16th 6:00

Class fees are non-refundable.

Students are welcome to BYOB.


Gotta Get Up To Get Down: Painting Sunrises and Sunsets

Saturday | February 17th | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $42.63

Painting like a seasoned, professional artist doesn’t have to be hard. In this class, you’ll learn some painting tricks around painting sunsets and sunrises. Using minimal equipment to create these beautiful works of art will ensure that you can take these ideas back home and keep creating.

Supplies: All supplies are included, and everyone will walk away with a finished piece of art and a full set of acrylic paints to take home. Oh, and this class is BYOB!


#MeToo Healing Circle

Saturday | February 17th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $11.42

If you’ve said #MeToo in the past few months, this healing circle is for you.

Join Elisa Negroni, a certified Holistic Coach, to begin moving towards healing through sharing our experiences and stories in a safe, supportive group.

Please note: This is not a counseling session, but a way to move forward in healing by sharing our experiences and stories.

All proceeds of this class will go to the Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults‘ Rape Crisis Center. Space is LIMITED.


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.


Instant Pot 201

Tuesday | February 20th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $23.91

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!


Easy Health Tips for Busy People

Wednesday | February 21st | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | $16.62

Chinese Medicine suggests that all the illness in the world stems from only a few causes – poor diet, sleep, lack of movement and stress. This class will provide easy and helpful hints to address those basic concepts in a way that makes sense for the everyday busy person. The first step to healthy living is simple change!


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


Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

Friday | February 23rd | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $37.43

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.


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.


Fearless: 10 Simple Mindfulness Tools

Saturday | February 24th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | $21.83

Ever wish you could turn off your brain? There is so much demanding our attention these days and it seems we deal with an endless mind chatter that surrounds us all day long! We have ever-growing to-do lists, oodles of social media to keep up with and no time to “just be”.

This kind of living is creating a society that is constantly stressed and full of anxiety.

It is time to stop this destructive cycle and free yourself from the re-active state you are living from. Studies show that mindfulness and certain meditation techniques increase serotonin (the happy hormone), which decreases anxiety and depression!

Participants can expect to receive tools and interactive experiential exercises to support living from the present moment of mindfulness. This workshop will guide you to:

– Understand your fears and anxiety so that they no longer control you
– Discover how you can become the master of your thoughts by creating an easy daily mindfulness practice
– Learn tools to live more in the present moment so that you can experience more peace
– Reprogram negative thinking and create a joyful life full of freedom and bliss
– Bring awareness to being a responder rather than a re-actor to life by being anchored in your power of choice


No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Wednesday | February 28th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $22

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!

January 2018 Classes & Events

Creating a Life You Love in 2018

Saturday | January 6th | 10:00am – 12:00pm | $23.91

Are you ready to renew your commitment to living your best life in 2018? Have you been reaching for change and keep hitting the brick wall of frustration?

To truly achieve the shift you are looking for, you must personally invest in the process of creating your success rather just having the intention of getting motivated and setting goals. In this class, you will learn the 5 ways we fail at sticking with the goals we set and how to overcome that failure. We all have an inner critic, telling us we aren’t capable, and have a voice of judgment dashes our dreams. We will learn to overcome the voice of judgment.

Once we have faced our limitations, we use tools and hands-on exercies to decide on the specific desires, goals, and shifts for 2018. Using the creative process, you will understand how to get to where you want to be. We will conclude with a powerful guided meditation to set the intention for our deepest desires for the new year.

If you are seeking to create more happiness, joy and fulfillment in your life, come and learn the art of shifting your life from where you are now to where you want to be. The subject of this coursework was taught at Stanford for over 35 years and now it is in 6 countries with over 80 certified coaches.


Styling for Instagram

Thursday | January 11th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $15

Mystified about how those great pictures appear on everyone else’s Instagram pages but yours? Come hear tips and tricks from fellow Instagrammers with years of photo experience. Bring your phone and try your hand at styling!


Deeper Dive into Authentic Presence

Saturday | January 13th | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | $51.99

A way of being that helps you release the fears that keep you silent, discover your own unique style of expression and natural presence allowing for deeper, more meaningful and powerful connections personally and professionally. Join us for this intensive half day workshop focusing on how to speak up.

Please note: seating is limited.


Introduction to Calligraphy

Tuesday | January 16th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $25.99

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.


Wedding Planning 101

Wednesday | January 17th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | $16.62

Weddings can be stressful, but having a well-planned one makes all the difference. If you’re planning a walk down the aisle, join us for an insider’s guide to all things you need to know to plan a wedding, including tips to stay organized, and ways to stay on a budget. You’ll walk away armed with planning materials including spreadsheets and other documents to make sure you’re ready.


Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

Thursday | January 18th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $16.62

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!


Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

Saturday | January 20th | 9:00am – 1:00pm | $68.64

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.


Introduction to Weaving: January

Sunday | January 21st | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | $58.24

New year, new skills! – 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.


Beginner WordPress

Monday | January 22nd | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $27.03

Are you just getting started with building a website? This class will start with the absolute basics of WordPress — no previous experience required. We’ll go over installation, an overview of the WordPress dashboard, and how themes work.


Using Collaging for Self Care and Expression

Wednesday | January 24th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62

Have you been longing for an excuse to pull a Ms. Frizzle and “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”?

Join us for an evening of having way too much fun ripping up paper and making a mess with glue sticks, markers, and magazines. In this judgment-free space, you will learn how to use collaging as a tool to explore aspects of yourself and whatever might be weighing you down, so you can leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the next challenge. We will start the class with a brief check-in exercise to warm up the creative juices, and end with an opportunity to share. Feel free to come with some friends or a partner, or just your own lovely self.

All collaging supplies are provided, but BYOB/BYOW.
Remember: No artistic skills needed, just a willingness to have fun!


Analyzing Data via Excel: Data Visualization with Charts & Graphs

Thursday | January 25th | 11:30am – 1:00pm | $32.23

Learn how to build really cool and highly useful visualizations within Microsoft Excel. The usage of dashboards helps end users see high level data visually. This is a must know within the corporate environment!

Choosing appropriate charts and graphs
Utilization of Dynamic Charts and Graphs


Analyzing Data via Excel: Advanced Pivot Tables & Visualization

Thursday | January 25th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | $32.23

Learn how to quickly analyze big data at a Fortune 500 level through Pivot Tables and Charts and Graphs. We will review a business case to perform an in class deep dive analysis.

In this class, we’ll cover:

Recommended Pivot Tables
Calculated Fields
Pivot Table Formatting
Recommended Pivot Charts
Review top metrics and tools utilized in order to be successful in your role as a business analyst
Identify key trends in order to help drive strategic business decisions


Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

Friday | January 26th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | see link for price

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.


Grassroots Organizing for Our Public Schools

Monday | January 29th | 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.

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.


Chattanooga Workspace presents Makers of 6th Street

This Friday, September 1st, Chattanooga Workspace host our monthly Open Studio Night! This month’s theme is “Makers of 6th Street.”

Along with our very talented current Workspace resident members, we will also be featuring guest artisans who used to reside here at 302 W. 6th Street and have helped us become the amazing Workspace community that we are today!

This is a free, family-friendly event offered to the community. Our Artisans, which occupy 4 floors (over 50 studios), will have their studios open to the public between 5:30-8:30pm. Each floor will feature guest artists, music, and demonstrations. Original works of art designed by the local artists will be available for purchase.

Hollie will be doing a torch painting demonstration on the 2nd floor outdoor patio, as well as presenting her work on the 2nd floor Artspace Gallery.

Hollie best describes this technique by saying, “Fire is one of the primal and elemental forces which shapes our world. My torch paintings are about this balance between control, destruction, and mesmerizing beauty. Charred into wooden panels using propane torches, they often feature flames as the sole source of light within the composition itself. The naturel grain of the wood radiates outward enhancing the effect of heat mirages and smoke. The combination of carefully controlled marks and fluid disruptions echo the fascinating paradox of the fire that gave them life.”

Featured Makers & Artists:


Big thanks to Chattanooga Face Paint who will be at the event on our 2nd floor patio and to our sponsor Mellow Mushroom, who will be catering our Open Studio Night.

Launch Update


Second Floor Design

We are getting very close to wrapping up the renovations of the facility, and the creative studios are looking sharp.  Based on confirmed interest from some early registrants on our waiting list, we expect that it will be a dynamic and exciting environment at launch.

The main level coworking space is also moving along nicely.  While there was technically less work to be done, we’ve worked with some amazing craftsmen to transform and recycle old materials from the building into beautiful new tables and fixtures.  Our coffee bar is custom made from solid Maple doors salvaged from the upper levels; not only is it a great thing for the environment, but the quality is exceptional — well beyond our budget if we were even able to purchase the same materials new today.

The second floor is dedicated to private art studios, and we have an eclectic mix of talent on our move-in list:  muralists, sculptors, painters, photographers, mixed media & folk artists and tie dye fashonistas will help to define our community culture for years to come.