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 (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


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 lisa.studio4k@gmail.com

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: http://www.jaimebarks.com/new-products-1/feb16

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!

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