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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, 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!

February 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Art is for Lovers

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

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!

 

 

Journaling 101: Venting and Gratitude

Thursday | February 1st | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/596696797341796/

We’re so excited to be offering a special Beginning to Intermediate Metalsmithing Workshop February 3 & 4 at The Chattanooga WorkSpace (www.chattanoogaworkspace.com) 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- emmemeredith@gmail.com
Molly Sharp – mollysharpvoorhees@gmail.com
Jan Homan -jhoman@carolina.rr.com
Beth Carter Gautsch-bccarter3078@gmail.com

 

 

Intermediate WordPress

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1526145690832124/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/167867190646831/

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!

 

Blue Dog Project: Collage Your Pet Mixed Media

Saturday | February 10th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $27.03

https://www.facebook.com/events/2218768821738785/

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 lisa.studio4k@gmail.com

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

 

Introduction to Music Theory

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/142519503096510/

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.

 

Painterly Portraits Workshop

Thursday – Friday | February 22nd – 23rd | 8:30am – 3:00pm/both days | $650 total includes both days

https://www.facebook.com/events/1739314466363320/

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

 

Embellishing Your Weaving

Saturday | February 24th | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $37.43

https://www.facebook.com/events/1569229923157453/

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.

January 2018 Classes & Events

Creating a Life You Love in 2018

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/390381128042589/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1985153255100704/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/416432355426699/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/706522212805158/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1916425352018923/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/705744836286891/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/484839795231999/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/146861602689695/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/167342347195651/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/812640465592283/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/392666921191101/

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
Formatting

 

Analyzing Data via Excel: Advanced Pivot Tables & Visualization

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/157049001587719/

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
Slicers
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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1589755524427048/

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.

 

 

December 2017 Classes & Events

We will not have an Open Studio Nights in January. Stay tuned for updates & posts about upcoming January Classes & Events.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/chattaspace/events/

Open Studio Nights will resume Friday, February 2nd, 2018. We hope you have a Safe & Happy New Year!

Christmas Pop-Up Shop

December 4th – 19th | Monday – Friday | 9:30am – 6:00pm | FREE

Come shop our 12 day Pop-Up Shop here at Chattanooga WorkSpace! All items are local & handmade.
There will be a mix of all sorts of gifts such as paintings, photography, jewelry, music CDs, woodwork, knit hats & scarves, paper goods, blown glass, woven works, mixed media, & so much more. Best of all it’s priced right. You will find lots of affordable gifts & maybe even check off that hard to buy for person from your list.
We have free parking & are located downtown across from the YMCA. We will be open Monday – Friday from 9:30-6:00pm. Support your local Artist & Craftsman buy purchasing handmade items this year!

https://www.facebook.com/events/136853400350115/

Open Studio Nights – Deck the Walls

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

Join us for the 5th Annual Deck the Walls at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, December 1st from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This is an All Member Show featuring our very own artists in the WorkSpace Gallery.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1811945155746586/

Dish T’ Pass is celebrating their 5 year Anniversary and will be serving delicious hors d’oeuvres in their kitchen.

It’s Back….20 minute speed painting by Ali Kay accompanied by live music with Rick Rushing. Hot Chocolate Bar will be on the 3rd floor….plus so much more.

Lisa Phillips Denney and Janet Campbell Bradley will be in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor ~ Print: A Perspective of Pattern and Color.

Guest Artists for Open Studio Night are: Ricardo Chang, Travis Seera, Christina Thongnopnua and Tony Mraz.

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 others.

 

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 4th-20th | Mon-Fri | 9:30am – 6:00pm | Free – Local Gifts for Purchase

More Details coming soon…

 

The Art of Authentic Presence

December 5th | Tuesday | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | $18

Authentic presence means being in touch with your true self: heart, mind, body and soul. When you are truly in touch with your Authentic Self you open the door to the rich and wonderful relationships that can occur between human beings, whether at work, play, or in love. Speaking and listening from your Authentic Self is to be fully present, with yourself and your listeners, allowing you “selves” to shine through.

In this class, you will be introduced to a new way of being that allows for deeper and more powerful connections in all of your relationships through a series of experiential exercises. Come and discover your Authentic Self.

https://www.facebook.com/events/126227371396796/

 

Gotta Get Up To Get Down: Painting Sunrises and Sunsets

December 6th | Wednesday | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $48

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 and household paint to create these beautiful works of art will ensure that you can take these ideas back home and keep creating. All materials are provided in this class.

This class will give you a sense of accomplishment when you finish this piece and hopefully open up avenues of creativity you didn’t think were possible before.

Oh, and there will be drinking and paint fights of course. BYOB.

https://www.facebook.com/events/694365460768357/

 

Creating a 2018 Vision Board

December 7th | Thursday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $19

Your new year deserves a vision!

There have been many documented benefits of having a vision board to guide your year, project, career or family. It brings clarity, provides incentive, documents your goals and gives constant inspiration for the journey. But the proof is in its use. Welcome your 2018 with visual representation of all you want to accomplish. All supplies included to make your vision pop, but bring any old magazines or other types of inspiration!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1598397236885475/

 

Introduction to Weaving – by Lisa Denney

December 9th | Saturday | 11:00am – 2:00pm | $59

December class – 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 (as well as a sweet little loom). Love fiber art? This class is for you. Each participant will be supplied with a small tapestry loom, yarns, and all the necessary tools to create one wall hanging, which we may finish during the 3 hour workshop. Light snacks provided. Feel free to bring lunch.

https://www.facebook.com/events/334853523644843/

 

Mindset Mojo for Happiness in 2018

December 12th | Thursday | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | $17

Happiness isn’t something you have to chase or dole out sparingly only after reaching a particular milestone. This workshop teaches you powerful tools that get to the root of why you have made it hard to achieve and helps you shift your mindset away from old patterns that have been keeping you from showing up with killer happiness!

https://www.facebook.com/events/360081467785052/

 

DIY Holiday Gifts: Simple Syrup

December 14th | Thursday | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | $24

Simple syrup is an essential ingredient to your home bar. It’s also the best way to add a little sweetness to your favorite cocktail, cup of coffee or tea. In this class you’ll learn how to make your own infused simple syrups and you’ll go home with your own bottle to keep or give as a gift.

During the class, we’ll be testing our concoctions in tasty cocktails.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1514999065259775/

 

Create Your Own Terrarium

December 16th | Friday | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | $42

Using different living plants, we will create terrariums with a variety of materials. We will have the option of creating a desert habitat, with the use of succulents, and will also have the option of creating a more tropical habitat with the use of moss and other water loving plants. We will talk about the different types of terrariums, why it works to create a mini-ecosystem, and will explore different aesthetic choices you can make when arranging a terrarium.

The class will include all materials necessary to create a terrarium, including the glass container. If you have your own glass container you would like to bring, that’s okay as well!

https://www.facebook.com/events/166470927273697/

 

 

 

November 2017 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights – Celebrate Art

November 3rd | Friday | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE

Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio and engage with art enthusiasts during Open Studio Nights at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, November 3rd 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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1807794619495004/

Celebrate Art is being sponsored by Kreative 1s, Inc. and Hors d’ oeuvres served by These Girls Cook.

Colleen Williams with Colleen Williams Clay and Nestor Valdes are the featured artists in the WorkSpace Gallery. Victoria Kile is the featured artist and guest on the 2nd floor.

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.

 

Fall Wreath Making

November 6th | Monday | 6:pm – 7:30pm | $44

Get ready to dress up your front door and make the neighbors a little jealous with a beautifully handmade Fall wreath.

Join us for a super fun evening with creativity. You will learn the process of how to pick and arrange Instagram worthy wreaths to deck out that front door. So grab your friends and get ready to spend an evening learning and making beautiful things together.

Best part? The wreath can be used for every season. You’ll simply change out the decorations. Cost includes all supplies.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1968784169803424/

Excel at Excel: Beginner’s Excel Training

November 9th | Thursday | 11:30am – 1:pm | $25

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about setting print parameters, formatting spreadsheets, sorting information, filtering information, splitting and combing cells, simple formulas, PivotTables (they’re easier than you think!), and other features of Microsoft Excel.

Please bring your own PC to this course as there are no computers on site. MAC user are also welcome to attend and bring their computer; however, some key strokes and functions vary. Autumn’s expertise is in line with PCs.
You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1648602148525597/

DIY Fall Decor: Beginner’s Macrame

November 9th | Thursday | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $25

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!
https://www.facebook.com/events/133275817419940/

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

November 10th | Friday | 11:30am – 1:pm | $25

Excel workbook? More like funbook!

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups, splitting cells, creating drop down lists, forecasting and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class.

Please bring your own PC to this course as there are no computers on site. MAC users are also welcome to attend and bring their computer; however, some key strokes and functions vary. Autumn’s expertise is in line with PCs.
You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1660707937287505/

 

You CAN Speak Up – Anytime, Anywhere!

November 11th  | Saturday | 10:am-5:pm | $135.00
Hosted by the Chattery

Is the fear of speaking holding you back in your personal or professional life?

Are you quiet in meetings or at parties because you are afraid you’ll say the wrong thing, or say it badly?
Does the thought of making a speech or giving a presentation terrify you?
Do you experience that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? Dry mouth? Sweaty palms? Quivering voice?
Does your heart race?
Do you question your ability? Wonder if anyone is really interested in what you have to say?
Do you find it difficult to be spontaneous? Be yourself?

Would you like to:

Release the fears that hold you back?
Be your most comfortable, authentic self in personal and professional settings?
Communicate with full presence, ease, confidence and impact?

Come join with others who share the same anxieties. Support each other, share your stories, laugh (and cry) together as your break through old fears.

Claim your voice, speak the scary, find the funny, touch the heart – you CAN do this!

https://www.facebook.com/events/121087631971512/

 

Using Calligraphy for Thanksgiving Placecards

November 13th | Monday | 6:pm – 7:30pm | $25

Are you trying to take your Thanksgiving up a notch this year?

Join us as we make beautiful placecards for your Thanksgiving guests. You’ll learn and practice calligraphy, create placecards using fall foliage, and end up impressing your guests before dinner is even served.
All supplies included, and participants will walk away with a calligraphy pen to keep practicing!
https://www.facebook.com/events/697394443793838/

 

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101

November 15th | Wednesday | 6:pm – 7:30pm | $17

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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/177810949451513/

 

Introduction to Stand Up Comedy

November 16th, Thursday  | 6:pm – 7:30pm | $17

Have you always loved stand up but have been too nervous to try it? Do your friends think you’re funny and tell you to share your stories on stage?

At this class, you’ll learn the basic “how to” of stand up comedy. This class will cover holding a mic, introducing other comedians, outlining a joke, collaborating with others, and information on open mics. Most importantly, the class will cover what not to do – how to keep from failing on stage.

https://www.facebook.com/events/499220603773503/

Introduction to Weaving

November 18th | Saturday | 2:pm – 5:pm | $55

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 (as well as a sweet little loom). Love fiber art? This class is for you. Each participant will be supplied with a small tapestry loom, yarns, and all the necessary tools to create one wall hanging, which we may finish during the 3 hour workshop. Light snacks provided.

https://www.facebook.com/events/152751158796174/

 

Holiday Peace: Bath Salts & Sugar Scrubs

November 29th | Wednesday | 6:pm – 7:pm | $25

Come and learn a few tips to have less stress for the holidays and enjoy more excitement and adventure. Have fun making DIY spa products with essential oils! You can make one or both. One will be a relaxing bath salt (using Lavender or Serenity) in an ornament, that you decorate, and the other will be an invigorating sugar scrub! Keep one for yourself and give one as a gift. You’ll also walk away with a few recipes for future use.

https://www.facebook.com/events/186126578603631/

 

 

Coasters & Ornaments Ink Class

November 30th | Thursday | 6:pm – 8:pm | $45

Have fun creating coasters and ornaments with vibrant alcohol inks! Keep them for yourself or give as gifts! $45 include all supplies! Message me “Michelle Fountain:  https://www.facebook.com/Fountain-Studio-121720444523555/  to secure your spot!