October 2018 Classes & Events

Fall Into Art ~ Open Studio Nights

Friday | October 5th | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE Event | Open to the public


Come Celebrate Open Studio Nights – Fall Into Art – at Chattanooga WorkSpace on Friday, October 5th from 5:30-8:30 pm. It’s Family Friendly, Free, & Fun. There will be delicious snacks sponsored by Dish T’Pass Catering Co. & refreshments along with local art for sale, live demos, & entertainment fun for all ages!

Kevin Bate with Kevin Bate is Good With Faces will be the featured artist in the WorkSpace Gallery.

Chattanooga WorkSpace artist, Emmanuel Tzortzakakis is the featured artist in the ArtSpace Gallery.

Featuring guest artists Alex Nelson with Spun Jewelry & Travis Seera with Seera Creative.

Chattanooga WorkSpace artists enjoy opening their personal studios to engage with the community, showing their finished work and live demos providing a glimpse of their artistic process. Visit each floor to see a new theme, exhibit or meet someone new! Perfect for a date night, family night out, or for anyone interested in meeting other artists.

Better a BIG face than a BIG head: The Artwork of Kevin Bate

Friday | October 5th | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm | FREE Event


So excited to announce this show! Please join me at Chattanooga WorkSpace on First Friday for Open Studio Night to see my latest creations! There’ll be food and wine, of course, as well as dozens of Chattanooga’s best artists, music, vendors and more. Open Studio Night is ALWAYS a fun night at #chattaspace. Come find out why!

Home Buyer Happy Hour

Tuesday | October 2nd | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | FREE


Do you think you’re ready to buy a home but don’t know where to start?

In this course, we will cover all the things you’ll encounter as a first-time home buyer: working with a realtor, mortgages, finding a lender, what to expect from closing costs, how much money to have set aside for emergencies, paying bills, and more. Come with any questions you may have and our experts will help you along the process.

Adult beverages will be served. This class is presented and sponsored by realtor Marie King and lender Brian Kniegge. There is no cost to attend this class.

Fundamental Series – Soldering Jewelry with a Torch – 4 night session

Tuesday | 4 Night Series – October 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $220 includes all 4 nights


Our Fundamental sessions are for those who want to explore and learn more intensive jewelry making skillsets beyond our Make & Take workshops.

NOTE: Sessions are 4 nights total, 2 hours each Tuesday.

This series will focus on the basics of soldering metals together using an acetylene and/or a butane torch to create jewelry. Over time, this month long series will expand to include both beginning and more advanced students as need develops We’ll start with safety, tools and setup, then cover various types of soldering techniques and troubleshooting. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper.

No experience necessary and basic MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED in the cost of the class. (Additional silver can be purchased from instructor) Option available to add an additional hour of studio time from 8-9pm for $10.

Working Through Stress With Writing

Tuesday | October 9th | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | $15


We are all stressed. The world is chaotic, busy, full of screens and cellphones, demands from children, aging parents, and close friends coming apart at the seams. And the endless march of lessons and practices–violin, piano, soccer, softball, yoga, and the recurring shame of that unused gym membership. And money troubles. And sickness.

In all this swirl of activity and uncertain emotions and circumstances, stress can overwhelm us. And can become anxiety. Can become sadness. Depression. Isolation.

A creative outlet, like Writing, can help you reduce your stress and put your life into focus. In this class we will focus on self-expression. There are no writing “rights” or “wrongs.” We will not focus on correct grammar or spelling. Instead, you will be encouraged to honor yourself, just as you are, and to give yourself caring and compassion.

This is a no-pressure class. If you want to share your writing, you can. If you want to keep your writing private, that’s okay. There will be no criticism of your work. You are free to just be yourself.

We will provide pen and paper. Please bring your own notebooks, tablet or laptop if you prefer.

Creative Journaling 101

Wednesday | October 10th | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | $20


Unlock your planner potential! By now you have probably heard about the Bullet Journal craze that has taken over Pinterest and Instagram since its inception back in 2014. Based on personal experience with creative journaling over the past 3 years, teacher Martha Arrington share pages from her own journals, discuss pros and cons, tips and tricks, and materials and supplies. In this class, you’ll learn how to set up the 6 most important pages in your journal so you can walk out of class ready to begin a more productive and organized life.

Supplies: All supplies included. Each participant will receive a 30 page journal and Sakura Pigma Micron pen.

Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging

Friday | October 12th | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $40


Learn to make your own elegant macrame wall hanging! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

Learn how to start your own wall hanging, including an overview of the materials.
Learn how to make a variety of knots.
Leave with a beautiful piece of finished wall art and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.

Goals: Finish 2018 Strong

Saturday | October 13th | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | $18


We are in the home stretch of this extraordinary year of 2018 and the question that is begging for our attention is, “Where are you at in your creative process to do what you declared to accomplish this year?”. If you want to have the success of achieving the goals you set for this year, it is the precise moment to pause and take an inventory of where you are in the process and what action steps are essential to propel you to the finish line.

In this master class, we will do an inquiry of where we are in our creative process of our goals. You will receive tools and experiential exercises that will support you in going the rest of the distance toward your desire and creating a plan for the realization of it in your life. This workshop will guide you to:

Assess where you are now in your creative process of your goal.
Get clear about what it is you want? We will tools of clarity to connect to our vision of our end result.
Define an accountable action plan using the “How” and the “By when” measure of your goal.
Discover the 5 main reasons we fail at achieving our best desires and the tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks.
Put into action your goals by using a mind mapping tool to define with clarity an action step plan

Join us in taking your life from where you are in your creative process right now to where you want to be when you are standing in your life review on December 31st, 2018.

Make & Take: Halloween Branch Weaving

Sunday | October 14th | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | $30


It’s my FAVORITE time of year, and who likes to weave as much as me? SPIDERS. Branch weaving is fun for beginners and more experienced alike. In this project workshop you will make your own piece that you can gift or use in your own Halloween decor. You can make it with or without the spider.

Cost of Class includes: Fibers, branch, decorative spider.

Basic weaving stitches will be taught, and you can adjust this project to your own skill level. Take home your weaving to set on a mantle or hang from a wall or door.

Intermediate Art Weaving: Awesome Textures

Sunday | October 14th | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | $45


Take your tapestry weaving to the next level with texture. We will add several new techniques to your repetoire to create interest in your fiber art. We will also explore a variety of fibers including wool roving, felted yarn, silk fabric, and cotton rope. All yarns and fibers included, but you will need to bring your own small frame loom. Email me if you do not have a loom and either wish me to purchase one for you or simply send you in the right direction to get one.

Since we will be building on basic weaving techniques, I recommend you have had previous tapestry weaving experience (tabby, rya fringe, and soumak) to get the most out of this class.

I hope you will join us, because this is where it gets FUN!


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