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.


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