April 2018 Classes & Events

Open Studio Nights: Spring is in the Air

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:00pm | Free Event


Come experience a glimpse into a working artist studio during Open Studio Nights at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, April 6th 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.

The featured artists in the WorkSpace Gallery will be: MJ Whitt with Fired Up Fused GlassColleen WilliamsBethany Lauren Wilson with Bela BegoniasLisa Phillips Denney with Studio 4K DesignSteven LLorca with Steven LLorca’s Art GalleryMcKenzie Stephens McClureMeredith Middleton with Meredith Middleton Jewelry DesignsJanet Campbell BradleyKhloé Noel Jackson, and Danita Keel.

In Order to Bloom: A Study of Flowers a show by Jaime Lynn Barks with The Art of Jaime Barks will be the featured in the ArtSpace Gallery on the 2nd floor along with guest artist Liza Greever with Fox & Fern.

There will be live music by Rick Rushing III with Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers & Caleb Gaw. Along with lots of new guest artist including: Melissa Meeks with Paper TrulyTiana Saul, Cailey Gino with Southern Top StitchLorena Bowers with Fin the Weaver, and Lauren VanArmanwith Soul Focus House.

Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served by Dish T’Pass Catering Co.

This is a family friendly event. Admission and parking are free.

In Order to Bloom: A Study of Flowers

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE


Featured in the 2nd floor ArtSpace Gallery, artist, Jaime Barks will be presenting a solo art exhibit exploring the mystery of flowers. Prints and originals for sale. Guest artist & florist, Liza Greever with Fox & Fern will have bouquets for purchase.

Learn to Weave: A Live Demo

Friday | April 6th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE


Visit Lisa Denney in Studio 4E during Open Studio Nights: Spring is in the Air Event at Chattanooga WorkSpace and learn to help finish a flower weaving.  This year long project began during the local artist festival at the Chattanooga Market and has continued for the past year. Lisa has been using it as a teaching loom. Come get a short mini lesson on basic weaving and add to the loom.

Enjoy spring sweets, learn more about weaving classes, sign up for the monthly newsletter while you are there and be in the know about upcoming classes including The Blue Dog Project mixed media.

Bridal Pop-Up Shop  | Old, New, Borrowed, & Blue: An Artisan Showcase

Saturday | April 7th | 10:30am – 4:00pm | Free Event


Come shop our Bridal themed Pop-Up Shop at Chattanooga WorkSpace Saturday, April 7th from 10:30am – 4:00pm.
Gifts available for the bride, bridal party, mother of the bride, or even the lucky couple. We will feature one of a kind local artisan handmade gifts.
Mother’s Day & Graduation will be here before you know it. The beautiful items for purchase would make great gifts for any of these occasions!

Artisans featured in the Pop-Up Shop:
MJ Whitt – Fired Up Fused Glass
Meredith Middleton – Meredith Middleton Jewelry Designs
Bethany Lauren Wilson – Bela Begonias
Colleen Williams – Colleen Williams Clay
Steven LLorca – Steven LLorca’s Art Gallery, Fine Arts & Photography
Lisa Phillips Denney – Studio 4K Design
Janet Campbell – Janet Campbell Jewelry
Khloé Noel Jackson – Wildflower Wedding Planning
Danita Keel – The Studio for Hair and Art an AVEDA Exclusive Salon
McKenzie Stephens McClure – Kenzie Stephens Photography
Amanda Nelson-Varnell – Dish T’Pass Catering Co.
Jaime Lynn Barks – The Art of Jaime Barks

We will have Imbibe Chattanooga here for wine tasting during our Pop-Up Shop.

Make Shift Happen

Saturday | April 7th | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | $21.83


Have you been reaching for something to shift this year in your life and so far you keep hitting the brick wall of frustration?

Most times we set goals from worthy inspirations and then fall short of achieving what we set out to accomplish. Intention is a great place to begin, however it is possessing the tools to navigating the process of staying the course which achieves our goals. In this master class, you’ll learn the tools and experiential exercises designed to create the clarity of how to go from where you are now to where you want to be.

You will discover the 5 ways we fail at following through to the “success of our goals” and how to have victory over that failure. Did you know we all have an inner critic, telling us we aren’t capable, and we have a voice of judgment that dashes our dreams? You will gain wise insight on how to overcome the voice of judgment of our inner & outer critics. ​​

Once we have faced our limitations, we will use tools and hands-on exercises to design the precise shifts we want to create for our life. By learning the creative process, you will understand how to get to where you want to be. We will then create a foundation of a measurable results action plan by defining “the what, the how and the by when” using the powerful mind mapping tool. ​

We will conclude with a powerful guided meditation to set the foundation for the success we desire to create in our life.

If you are seeking to reach for the best life you can create for yourself, come learn the art of shifting your life from where you are now to where you want to be.

Gouache for Journaling and Handlettering

Monday | April 9th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | $32.23


Never heard of gouache? It’s a great paint medium that can be used on just about any paper you have on hand!

No need for expensive watercolor or mixed media paper with these opaque watercolor paints. Come learn and play as we introduce you to painting and brush lettering with gouache.

All supplies included. Attendees will walk away with their own set of gouache paints, two paintbrushes and newly completed artwork.

Introduction to Acting

Wednesday | April 11th | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62


Have you ever wanted to learn about acting or help develop your public speaking skills? In this class you will be introduced to the Actor Warm up, Fundamentals of Acting, Creating Characters and Storytelling. Come join in the fun! No acting experience needed.

Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

Wednesday | April 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!

Champagne and Fried Chicken Showcase

Monday | April 23rd | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $52


The Chattanooga Tasting Club kicks off their Champagne & Fried Chicken Showcase in partnership with The Chattery! Come out to the outdoor patio at the Chattanooga Workspace to celebrate as we pair upscale French Champagne with downhome fried chicken; a combination that sommeliers around the world are raving about! Don’t believe us? Come taste for yourself, as we pair two of Chattanooga’s most famous fried chickens with delicious French champagne.

Advanced Tarot

Monday | April 23rd | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | $16.62


Want to to take Tarot readings to the next level other than “just” divination? A Tarot reading is more than a fortune reading – it’s a total assessment of the full human condition. In this class, we’ll be using advanced methods such as card placement, meanings of cards in groups and using Psychology to formulate the best possible reading.

Understand Yourself: The Big 5 Aspects of Personality

Thursday | April 26th | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | $16.62


This course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of how personality traits play an integral role in our lives. Known within the field of psychology, the “Five Factor Model” is a model based on general language often used to describe personality traits. Using the acronym “OCEAN”, assessments based on the Factor Five Model explore the most fundamental basis of our unique personalities by assessing the five following traits:

1. Openness to experience
2. Conscientiousness
3. Extroversion
4. Assertiveness
5. Neuroticism

By gaining clarity on where we fall within each personality category, we come to understand ourselves in relation to the interpersonal and professional relationships we cultivate over time. Our class will begin with a general overview of personality, the five traits listed above, and the importance of understanding our personal traits in context to the world around. We will implement the use of a 100-question assessment, asking a variety of questions pertaining to personal experience. The assessment, which takes about twenty minutes to complete, will automatically generate results to you in a printable format.

Please note: bring your own computer to fill out the assessment, which costs an additional $10. Each participant will pay for the assessment on their own during the class.

Watercolor on Vintage Book Pages Class

Friday | April 27th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | $26


Learn about painting with watercolor on non-traditional mediums. Each student will complete two book page paintings. All supplies included. Welcome to painters of all levels.

Students are welcome to BYOB.

Blue Dog Project 2.0: Mixed Media Pets Workshop

Saturday | April 28th | 12:00pm – 3:00pm | $45


Blue dog reboot!

Participants will create there own work of modern art based on their pet using patterned paper and acrylic on a 12×16 cradled wood panel that will be ready to hang needing no frame. Make one for yourself or as a gift. A fee of 45$ includes: pre-sketched wood art panel, paints, patterned papers, glue. All levels welcome as this project can easily be adapted to your skills and vision.

Why I’ve changed the class? Well, I want you to come away with a better experience. We’ll be using scrapbook paper and wrapping papers. The canvas will be a hard surface that prevents wrinkling or bowing. And, you’ll have 3 hours instead of 2.

**better materials-more time – better results**

**You will need to submit photos of your pet via email after registration, and I will help you choose the best one. You will need to have one that is the face and chest. Whole body can be cropped. 1 pet per photo/art piece. Extra pre-sketched panels may be purchased for 25$ that you make take with you to do on your own. It’s no problem! so you don’t have to play favorites. Last day to submit your photo will be April 21st.

**Unless discussed ahead of time 1 spot = 1 person. This class will be held in the studio, so space is limited to 6 spots. I can accommodate one “team” of parent/child (over 8).

**Refunds up to 7 days prior to the class. Within a week of class, if you find you can not make it, you will need to arrange to come pick up your sketched panel and papers.

I love this class so I hope you will join us!

Make and Take: Woven Rain Cloud

Sunday | April 29th | 1:00pm-3:30pm | $43


In this workshop, you will create your own small “rain cloud” woven wall art. No experience is needed as you will be learning the 2 most basic of weaving techniques: tabby (over under) and rya fringe on a pre-warped homemade frame loom.

Class fee of 40$ covers: fibers and dowels.

Loom and any tools will be available to use, so there’s no need to bring anything but your creativity!

White or grey cloud fiber. “Rain” may be blue, natural, purple, or rainbow. You may email me your preference after registration.

Refunds: Should you not be able to make it, you may receive a refund up to 7 days before class. Within a week of class, you may arrange to pick up your materials in a “kit” form or choose to apply the fee towards a future class. I’ll gladly work with you because stuff happens!

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