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June 2018 Classes & Events

Bring on the Heat: Open Studio Nights

Friday | June 1st | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE

Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio and purchase local art at Open Studio Nights on Friday, June 1st from 5:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy the refreshing spirit of this unique creative space.

Tennessee Craft-Southeast will have an exhibition in the in the WorkSpace Gallery featuring work by Mindy June Kelly, Colleen Williams, Lolly Durant, Alexa Lett, Meredith Middleton and Alex Nelson.

Hollie Berry is the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd Floor. She will be doing live Torch Painting throughout the evening.

We are excited to have the following guest artists: Sarah Olivo with The Dear Fox, Alex Nelson with Spun Jewelry, Dillon McMillan with Dillon McMillan Art, and Tiffany Malapanes with PositiffiTEA.

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.

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

Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

Saturday | June 2nd | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | $17

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.

Jewelry Making: Leather Cuff

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

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!


Ali Kay: Positive Space

Ali grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin.   She founded her decorative painting company Positive Space  shortly after finishing high school in 2002 at the age of 19.   She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2006.    She  married her husband Jason in  2007 and in 2010 she relocated the art company  to Houston TX.   While in Houston, Ali  worked with numerous  interior designers  on  a variety of decorative painting projects.  Six of her murals have received design awards from the Texas Golf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.   After moving to Tennessee she opened  the new Positive Space studio at Chattanooga Workspace in the spring of 2013.  She  continues to grow her already extensive portfolio serving residential and commercial clients throughout the country. In recent years she has added teaching to her list of services offering focused workshops for the creative professional at her studio in Chattanooga and various other locations around the US.

Zane Stephens: Zane Stephens Studio

Zane Stephens is an American Film and Television actor most known for his role as Tony from The Vampire Diaries. Zane is also a celebrity acting coach. As a coach, Zane’s hope is to inspire his actors to a renewed love of the craft through in depth scene study work, trigger work and learning the why behind being a performer. Zane’s current students can be seen on The Blacklist, The Gifted, Stranger Things, MacGyver, upcoming shows Miracle Workers and Lodge 49, Sun Records and major films like Bad Mom’s 2 and the upcoming Mark Wahlberg film Instant Family.

Mindy Kelly

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Chattanooga in 2006.  I love my adopted hometown and find inspiration all around.  As a self taught artist, I am constantly exploring new ways of working with materials to create work that speaks to my past and present.  I tend to work intuitively in many layers of paint and paper.  I want people to find little hidden gems in my work that may amuse or surprise them! I mostly work in acrylic and mixed media using my collection of vintage books, magazines, and odd and ends in my creations.  I choose to work in a series to try to explore a single theme to its natural conclusion.  My current body of work is titled Nostalgic Beauty and was originally sparked by my large collection of vintage hair styling magazines. Being in the Beauty industry for almost 20 years you see the absurdity and the advertising of “perfect” to women as a never ending song that is always playing in the background.  Examining my relationship to this beauty propaganda and my part in it thru a whimsical approach and the bright colors of youth is at the heart of this series.  Work is created with acrylic paint, beauty imagery,  and found and created papers. My art is also inspired by the amazing women in my life, an occasionally offbeat sense of humor, and the exploration of love and self.  I love this artistic adventure!

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