July 2018 Classes & Events

We will not be hosting a July Open Studio Nights. We will pick back up August 3rd for our 2nd annual Artists in the Wild, Open Studio Nights.
Our artists have teamed up with the Chattanooga Zoo & with the help of several zoo animals artists are creating one of a kind pieces you will have a chance to bid on during our silent auction. Plus 50% of the proceeds will go back to the zoo! There is a good chance you will get to meet several of the zoo’s animal ambassadors during the event here at Chattanooga WorkSpace.
We are also very happy to announce Milk and Honey as one of our food sponsors for the evening. Ok – so who doesn’t like gelato, animals, & art???
Keep checking our Facebook & Instagram page for more details about Friday, August 3rd, Artists in the Wild – Open Studio Nights!


Introduction to Calligraphy

Thursday | July 5th | 6:pm – 7:30 pm | $25


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.


Beginner Handlettering

Monday | July 9th | 6:pm – 8:15pm | $45


Love all the cute lettering pieces you see in home décor elements? Want to learn to make your own pieces to decorate your house, give as gifts, or gussy up your snail mail?

Also referred to as “modern calligraphy,” hand-lettering or brush lettering is a popular form of writing seen around DIY projects on Pinterest and Instagram. It has a more whimsical, loose feel than standard fountain pen calligraphy and is popularly used for wedding invitations, thank-you cards, place-settings, etc.

Join us for a workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering and more. We will move from manipulating the pens to the basic brush lettering script alphabet. The class will also address letter connections and basic flourishes. Plus, you will learn some tricks of the trade to practice smarter, not harder!

Supplies: All supplies are included. Each participant will receive three pens and tracing paper to keep practicing at home.

Finding New Clients & Booking Business

Tuesday | July 10th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $15


Does this sound familiar: You meet someone at a networking event or received a lead through your digital marketing programs, you have a discovery call or meeting, they ask a ton of questions and then disappear on you? Or maybe they request a proposal, you provide it and then come the constant requests for revisions or price haggling, all to the detriment of your time, sanity, and revenue?

Well not anymore! Say goodbye to the time sucks and price bandits and start cruising prospects through your sales funnel faster.

In this class, Channing Muller, marketing & sales strategist with DCM Communications, will teach you:

Where to find your ideal clientele
How to leverage social media to attract your ideal client (without wasting time on the wrong platforms)
How to weed out those prospects who only want free advice
What to do what once you book the meeting
AND how to close the deal in less time without price drops or multiple rounds of revisions on a contract

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

Wednesday | July 11th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $22


Haven’t quite figured out that Instant Pot you got from a family member? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today’s trendiest kitchen appliance. We’ll cook a delicious meal: chicken tacos, black beans, and rice, with flan for dessert. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn’t know the answer she’ll find it for you!

Please note: This class is demonstration style. You do not need to own or bring an Instant Pot with you.

Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

Saturday | July 14th | 9:am – 1:pm | $65


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.

DIY Decor: Beginner’s Macrame

Saturday | July 14th | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  | $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!

All supplies included.

Wines from the Wild: Making Fruit Wines

Tuesday | July 17th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $23


Summertime means fresh berries, and berries mean wine! Join Fermdamental’s Danielle Shelton as she demonstrates how to make wine with berries. The participants will learn the fundamentals of making wild wines and will leave with a few recipes they can try at home. All participants must be 21 or older, as sampling homemade wines will be part of the fun! This is a demonstration-style class.

Leveraging Social Media for Business

Tuesday | July 17th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $15


With so many social media platforms out there, how do you know which one is the RIGHT one for YOUR business to be on? Answering that question and then what to post on each can be daunting. Well not anymore!

During this class presented by D. Channing Muller of DCM Communications, you will learn:

why people visit each social media platform,
the best types of photos and content to post on each platform, and
how to generate leads with your social media that feed your sales funnel

AND, you’ll learn how to do it ALL without:

fretting over what to say,
struggling to find the right photo for the right platform, or
wasting time or money on the platforms that won’t work for YOUR business or upcoming event

No more guessing what to post on Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Twitter. This class will break down EXACTLY the type of content to post each to make your business a success on social media.

Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

Friday | July 20th | 11:30 am – 1:pm | $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.

Please note: This class is bring your own lunch.

Jewelry Making: Leather Cuff

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

DIY Graphic Design Platforms

Saturday | July 28th | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | $15


How do you determine the extent of your company’s promotional or creative needs, and what will fit that need with the least amount of hassle and money? Learn what Gimp, Inkscape, Canva and Adobe offer, and how much each program costs. In this class, you will get a basic introduction to each program, which will help you find the best program for you…and your wallet.

Please bring your laptop.

Intro to Weaving: July

Sunday | July 29th | 2:pm – 5:pm | $59


Learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. Beginner weaves and stitches will be covered, and you will create 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.

To celebrate summer, I’ll be curating colors and materials for a beach theme and also a bohemian look that you may choose from.

Space is limited. 1 ticket=1 person

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