Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

This class will be 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.

Eating Nutritionally with the Seasons: Spring
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Nutritionally with the Seasons: Spring

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

Seasonal eating is a whole-foods approach to purchasing, preparing and eating delicious fresh foods that are naturally in season and available at the time of year they are harvested. Nutrient density and flavor are highest when plants are in season! Join Certified Nutrition Specialist Victoria Behm to learn about the energetics of seasonal eating through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine and explore the season's bounty with fresh and locally-sourced produce.

Breaking into Acting
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Breaking into Acting

  • The Edney

Have you ever wanted to break into acting, but didn’t know what to do?

This class, based on the teacher's own experiences and those of other actors, will give you secrets, tips, and tricks to get into movies and television as background talent and move on up from there.

It includes information on:

  • Headshots
  • Demo reel
  • Auditions
  • Casting calls
  • And more...
Introduction to Kombucha & More
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Kombucha & More

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Learn all about the world of kombucha and fermented soft drinks! Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that has restorative properties.You will also learn to make fermented soft drinks with whey (such as a delicious fermented lemonade) and ginger bug. In this class you will learn the history and science of kombucha and fermented soft drinks. You will also learn how to make these delightful, delicious, and nutritious fermented drinks at home, as well as how to flavor and carbonate your brews.

Participants will walk away with a kombucha SCOBY, a jar of kombucha that they will finish fermenting at home, and a handout with a few basic recipes.

Introduction to Brush Lettering
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Brush Lettering

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Do you love the look of calligraphy but aren't sure you want to make the investment in time and tools to perfecting the craft? Brush lettering is an emerging art form that uses simple, inexpensive tools to achieve beautiful lettering effects. Our class will cover the basics of form, as well as delve into some special effects that can be achieved with just markers. Each student will leave with a dual tip brush marker and a sketchpad, as well as resources for practicing and improving the craft.

Water Safety 101
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Water Safety 101

  • The Edney

The flowers are blooming and the weather doesn't seem like it's ever going to be winter here in Chattanooga. That means it won't be long until people are getting back into the pools, lakes, and rivers to swim and play.

Are you and your kids ready for this?

Now is the perfect time to learn or brush up on your CPR and first aid skills.

This class is a quick and easy brush-up on pool safety and will include tips and tricks and some CPR and first aid practice skills. Come prepared to work. This is not a sit-down-the-whole-time class. Bring your kids!

*This is NOT a certification class. 

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Chattanooga
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Chattanooga

  • The Edney, Floor Five

This class exists to discuss the current state of autonomous technology, and think through what autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service will have on our society at large. As involved and passionate citizens, how can we take control of these global developments to continue to make Chattanooga one of the best places in the world to live, do business, and visit? 

As a community, decisions are made every day by our civic leaders, business leaders, and individual consumers which will change what the very structure of Chattanooga looks like. Understanding the possibilities of AV and having those decisions and timelines informed by knowledge of the coming technological disruption will help keep Chattanooga the Best Town Ever!

Painless Leather Shoe or Boot Making Class
Jul
22
Jul 26

Painless Leather Shoe or Boot Making Class

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

DATE: Saturday, July 22-Wednesday, July 26
TIME: 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

If you have always wanted to make your own boots, but were too intimidated, this is the class for you. By using your own feet for the pattern making, you will not only ensure that your shoes fit like a glove, but will eliminate the need for expensive equipment. We will use only a handful of simple tools that are easily found. You can make practical hiking boots or get creative & make something artsy using colorful leather & your imagination. The heat moldable diabetic insoles will support & cradle your foot & instep inside the shoe, & the cloud crepe will make a soft bed for your completed footwear on the outside. With the addition of a tough Vibram sole you will be prepared for any street or trail. 

All materials & tools will be provided. you only need to provide your feet. No special strength or skill required. Instructors will pre-punch the leather with special hand made awls that slice right though the leather. This will make the sewing simply a matter of lacing the blunt threaded needles through the holes. Check out past creations here!

Please note: This class is an intensive, five-day workshop and afterward you will walk away with a perfectly fit pair of shoes or boots you made yourself. We are fortunate to partner with Chattanooga WorkSpace and John C. Campbell Folk School for this amazing class. 


Chinese Medicine 101
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

Chinese Medicine 101

  • The Edney, Floor FIve

Chinese Medicine is more than just acupuncture. This short class will get your toes wet in the wonders of Chinese Medicine. We will discuss what Chinese Medicine is, how it works (in Eastern and Western terms), diseases it treats, how ailments are diagnosed, and the different modems of therapy.

Collecting Art on a Budget
Apr
18
6:30 pm18:30

Collecting Art on a Budget

  • Jazzanooga Arts Space

You don't have to be a millionaire to build a nice art collection. Come out and learn ten tips for building an art collection on a budget. This class will cover photography, works on paper, and canvas as well as how to focus your collection to mirror your personal interests and passions.

Celebrate Three Years of The Chattery!
Apr
13
5:30 pm17:30

Celebrate Three Years of The Chattery!

  • Dish T'Pass Grab & Go Cafe

We turned 3 and what other way to celebrate than with a party! This party is our chance to celebrate our teachers, students and supporters who continue to help us spread our mission of cultivating a community of learners!

We'll provide bubbly and our friends at Dish T'Pass Grab & Go Cafe will have beer available for purchase; tunes provided by D J M C P R O.

Hope you can join us!

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Apr
12
5:30 pm17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

This class is all about getting you started making your own flavorful craft beer at home. During the class you will help make a five gallon extract batch of beer. We will steep some grains in water for flavor, add sweet malt extract, boil adding hops for a bitter counterpoint, cool it down, put it to bed and let the yeast do its work.

During the fun, the following will be covered:

  • Beer history and ingredients
  • Brewing methods and factors in making great beer
  • Equipment needed
  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? Once the beer ferments, we all meet back up and drink it together! 

Origami 101
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

Origami 101

  • Tomorrow Building

The ancient art form called Origami brings many direct benefits such as building hand-eye coordination, strengthening hands, and improving anxiety. In this class you will begin to build you paper folding skills with a few fundamental designs such as an iconic origami crane and a little, but powerful, jumping frog.

Each participant will take home their own paper creations. Origami paper is included in the cost; however participants are welcome to bring their own origami paper in addition.

WordPress for Beginners - CANCELED
Apr
4
5:30 pm17:30

WordPress for Beginners - CANCELED

Building a website can be expensive and time consuming, but whether you want to start a blog or an ecommerce website, WordPress allows you to update and create content easily, while allowing you to portray your own style and customization.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS WORKSHOP?

  • How to purchase a domain
  • How to purchase and setup your hosting
  • How to download/install wordpress
  • How to select and upload a theme that’s right for your business
  • How to make your web pages
  • How to insert or edit content on your pages
  • Ways to generate and track leads, using contact form 7
  • How to link your website to your social media pages + simple SMM tips

BONUS: Tools for marketing your website that you should use to make life easier!

Bring your laptop to the session, and leave with a stunning website. We will also have a few designated workshop helpers who are experienced in web design and will help attendees throughout the session. This session is ideal for people who are brand new to, or have some intermediate Wordpress experience.

Stab, Stab, Stab: Needle Felting for Stress Relief
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Stab, Stab, Stab: Needle Felting for Stress Relief

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Has work, politics or life in general been stressing you out? During a recent work meeting did you fantasize about your next vacation? Maybe you should try needle felting.

Needle felting is an easy textile craft that through its very nature relieves stress as you repeatedly stab special needles through wool fibers to create unique pieces of textile art. Needle felting seems like a complicated craft filled with all kinds of unfamiliar tools, but don't be intimidated! You'll catch on quickly and make your own fuzzy, felt creations in no time! In this class you will learn to flat felt to make wall hangings, decorate clothing and accessories. Ticket price includes your own needle felting kit (needles, foam mat, leather thimbles) and a variety of wool for you to experiment and create with.

**Please note: Ticket sales end the day of the event at 12pm.**

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

This class will be 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.

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

  • Mad Priest Coffee Roasters

A coffee ceremony is a ritualised form of making and drinking coffee and is one of the most recognizable parts of Ethiopian culture. Coffee is offered when visiting friends, during festivities, or as a daily staple of life. Come experience this ancient way of coffee brewing, where we will follow the traditional ritual as close as possible.

Not only will you learn more about this ceremony, you’ll also walk away with your very own tea cup and 2oz Ethiopian Coffee.

Immigration Law: How Did We Get Here?
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Immigration Law: How Did We Get Here?

  • Amani Chattanooga

America is often called "a nation of immigrants," but its immigration system itself is complex and confusing. This class will review the basics of the U.S. immigration system, providing both a historical perspective and the practical information necessary to understand and contribute to the current debate.

Make Your Own Blush
Mar
14
5:30 pm17:30

Make Your Own Blush

  • Elea Blake Cosmetics

Create your own personalized blush and learn tips and tricks on how to apply it to best suit your cheeks! One of elea blake's Coloristas will help you discover your best tones and write down your blush formula so you can refill whenever! Each person will leave with a full size blush and the knowledge of how to use it.

Get Sauced! Bechamel, Bolognese & Marinara
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Get Sauced! Bechamel, Bolognese & Marinara

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

Learn to make three classic sauces that are the foundation to many Italian meals, bechamel, bolognese and marinara. This hands-on class will show you how to make these sauces from scratch. Everyone will enjoy a pasta meal after the class!

Class is BYOB.

Vegetable Fermentation
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Vegetable Fermentation

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Have you always wanted to ferment your own veggies or learn how to make sauerkraut? Join Fermdamentals.com's Danielle Shelton as she teaches the art, science and history behind making fermented vegetables! This hands-on workshop will teach you how to ferment seasonal veggies. Everyone will have a jar of their very own fermented vegetables to take home.

And of course, sampling different kinds of veggie ferments is all part of the fun. Participants will also receive handouts with a few different fermentation recipes to try at home.

Know Your Government: Local Government (Chattanooga & Hamilton County)
Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

Know Your Government: Local Government (Chattanooga & Hamilton County)

  • ArchWay on Glass

Do you understand how your local government works? In this class we’re going to look into the Hamilton County and City of Chattanooga government. We’ll talk through the roles of the County and City Governments, the way that ordinances are passed, and also how to make your own perspectives and preferences known to our local representatives.

In this class we will discuss the basics of:

  • How the City and County governments are structured
  • How the City and County governments work together
  • How to make your voice heard

This class is non-partisan and for informational purposes only.

How to Make Gumbo from Scratch - Canceled
Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

How to Make Gumbo from Scratch - Canceled

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

Gumbo is a New Orleans tradition from 18th Century Louisana, and commonly described as "everything but  the kitchen sink" stew commonly served over rice. Join us as we teach you how to make the stock, roux, and ultimately the gumbo to enjoy together!

Cinematics: deepsouth
Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Cinematics: deepsouth

  • The Edney, Floor Five

February is African American AIDS Awareness Month, and The Chattery and Society of Work are teaming up with Chattanooga Cares for the latest Cinematics to show deepsouth. deepsouth is a documentary film about the neglected HIV/AIDS crisis in the rural American South. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, three Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive.

Watch the trailer here

The film screening is sponsored by Chattanooga Cares, a Chattanooga nonprofit whose mission is to reach, assist, and support people impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C and STIs through compassionate and responsive delivery of education, health, social, and advocacy related services. 

Free drinks from The Bitter Alibi and pizza provided by Community Pie. These events are empowered by The UNFoundation. Cinem

Creating a Side Hustle: Fiverr
Feb
22
6:00 pm18:00

Creating a Side Hustle: Fiverr

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Need some extra cash after the holidays?
Need to pay for that New Year's Resolution?
Want to get out of debt this year?
Ready to retire?

Maybe you need to start a side hustle! This series of classes will teach you everything you need to know about four internet marketplaces: Amazon, eBay, Airbnb, and Fiverr. Take one class or take them all (for a discount!).

WHAT IS A SIDE HUSTLE?
A Side Hustle is nothing more than a small effort beyond your primary income to bring in some extra cash. It doesn't have to be permanent unless you want it to be. It doesn't have to always stay small. With enough work, you could even replace that job you hate. If you're in need of extra cash, this series is just for you. Each segment focuses on a side hustle you can get going with just a little time and effort. 

In this class, you'll learn more about Fiverr:

  • Services and products you can sell on Fiverr
  • Using Fiverr to pay for your own Fiverr purchases
  • Fiverr vs. local providers
  • Creating stark raving fans
  • What happens if you get kicked off
Know Your Government: State of Tennessee Edition
Feb
19
2:00 pm14:00

Know Your Government: State of Tennessee Edition

  • ArchWay on Glass

How well do you know the workings of Tennessee’s legislature?
Do you know how the legislature’s decisions affect you personally?

Join us for a basic lesson about the Tennessee legislature. We’ll take a non-partisan look at this aspect of our state government and enjoy an interactive conversation about:

  • The structure of the legislature
  • Bills becoming law
  • How to make your voice heard

This class is non-partisan and for informational purposes only.

Creating a Side Hustle: Airbnb
Feb
15
6:00 pm18:00

Creating a Side Hustle: Airbnb

  • The Edney

Need some extra cash after the holidays?
Need to pay for that New Year's Resolution?
Want to get out of debt this year?
Ready to retire?
 

Maybe you need to start a side hustle! This series of classes will teach you everything you need to know about four internet marketplaces: Amazon, eBay, Airbnb, and Fiverr. Take one class or take them all (for a discount!).

WHAT IS A SIDE HUSTLE?
A Side Hustle is nothing more than a small effort beyond your primary income to bring in some extra cash. It doesn't have to be permanent unless you want it to be. It doesn't have to always stay small. With enough work, you could even replace that job you hate. If you're in need of extra cash, this series is just for you. Each segment focuses on a side hustle you can get going with just a little time and effort. 

In this class, you'll learn more about Airbnb:

  • How to set up an Airbnb listing
  • Understanding local regulations and government interference
  • Making people beg to book your spot
  • Becoming an Airbnb advisor
  • What happens if you get kicked off
Love Potion No. 9: Valentine's Day Cocktails - SOLD OUT
Feb
14
6:00 pm18:00

Love Potion No. 9: Valentine's Day Cocktails - SOLD OUT

  • The Fix Cocktail Lounge

This Valentine's Day, we're introducing you to your one true love: tasty cocktails. Join us as cocktail enthusiast Shawanda Mason-Moore of Eat.Drink.Frolic. teaches you three specialty cocktails: Sweet Tart, Cupid’s Margarita, and a Love Potion. These cocktails are best enjoyed surrounded by the people you love (or a bar full of strangers). 

Know Your Government: Federal Edition
Feb
12
2:00 pm14:00

Know Your Government: Federal Edition

  • ArchWay on Glass

How well do you know the United States government? 
Do you know how the government makes decisions on what affects you?

Join us for a basic lesson on the federal government. This non-partisan look at our nation’s government will explain everything you need to know about:

  • The branches of government
  • Bills becoming law
  • Separation of powers
  • Voting
  • How to make your voice heard
How to Hear Yourself: A Weekend Writer's Retreat
Feb
11
Feb 12

How to Hear Yourself: A Weekend Writer's Retreat

  • The Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast

What is it like to really hear yourself? Unlike ordinary hearing, it’s like entering a world where you know yourself differently than you did before. Following certain simple rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm. The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the further you travel from ordinary self-judgments, and the greater your confidence to think in new ways.

Through PW you can: quiet your mind, focus your thought, clarify your feelings, and ignite your imagination. If you feel cut off from creative expression, you can reconnect to your authentic voice through PW.

This is a 2-day writer's retreat, taking place on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from 10am to 5pm both days.

Creating a Side Hustle: eBay
Feb
8
6:00 pm18:00

Creating a Side Hustle: eBay

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Need some extra cash after the holidays?
Need to pay for that New Year's Resolution?
Want to get out of debt this year?
Ready to retire?

Maybe you need to start a side hustle! This series of classes will teach you everything you need to know about four internet marketplaces: Amazon, eBay, Airbnb, and Fiverr. Take one class or take them all (for a discount!).

WHAT IS A SIDE HUSTLE?
A Side Hustle is nothing more than a small effort beyond your primary income to bring in some extra cash. It doesn't have to be permanent unless you want it to be. It doesn't have to always stay small. With enough work, you could even replace that job you hate. If you're in need of extra cash, this series is just for you. Each segment focuses on a side hustle you can get going with just a little time and effort. 

In this class, you'll learn more about eBay:

  • Selling your own stuff
  • Sourcing and selling other people's stuff
  • Opening an eBay store
  • Handling disputes
  • What happens if you get kicked off
Creating a Side Hustle: Amazon
Feb
1
6:00 pm18:00

Creating a Side Hustle: Amazon

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Need some extra cash after the holidays?
Need to pay for that New Year's Resolution?
Want to get out of debt this year?
Ready to retire?

Maybe you need to start a side hustle! This series of classes will teach you everything you need to know about four internet marketplaces: Amazon, eBay, Airbnb, and Fiverr. Take one class or take them all (for a discount!).

WHAT IS A SIDE HUSTLE?
A Side Hustle is nothing more than a small effort beyond your primary income to bring in some extra cash. It doesn't have to be permanent unless you want it to be. It doesn't have to always stay small. With enough work, you could even replace that job you hate. If you're in need of extra cash, this series is just for you. Each segment focuses on a side hustle you can get going with just a little time and effort. 

In this class, you'll learn more about Amazon:

  • Selling your own stuff
  • Sourcing and selling other people's stuff
  • Using FBA or Fulfillment by Amazon
  • Writing Kindle books
  • Selling in Amazon's Handmade store
  • What happens if you get kicked off
Stab, Stab, Stab! Needle Felting for Stress Relief - SOLD OUT
Jan
26
6:00 pm18:00

Stab, Stab, Stab! Needle Felting for Stress Relief - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Have the holidays, the election, or life in general been stressing you out? During a holiday family gathering did you fantasize about smacking one of your relatives a little too hard on the back? Maybe you should try needle felting.

Needle felting is an easy textile craft that through its very nature relieves stress as you repeatedly stab special needles through wool fibers to create unique pieces of textile art. Needle felting seems like a complicated craft filled with all kinds of unfamiliar tools, but don't be intimidated! You'll catch on quickly and make your own fuzzy, felt creations in no time! In this class you will learn to flat felt to make wall hangings, decorate clothing and accessories. Ticket price includes your own needle felting kit (needles, foam mat, leather thimbles) and a variety of wool for you to experiment and create with.

Make Your Own Lipgloss
Jan
25
5:30 pm17:30

Make Your Own Lipgloss

  • elea blake cosmetics

Your signature lip gloss should be the perfect lip gloss to put on in a hurry but also make you look good. This class will teach you about color analysis and what colors look best on you, and you will make a lip gloss that is exclusively yours. Each participant will walk away with their very own lip gloss matched to their skin tone. Creativity is welcome, and a name for your lip gloss is encouraged. Best part? Elea Blake will write down the formula so you’ll always have it within your reach.

Cinematics: Generation Startup
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Cinematics: Generation Startup

  • The Edney, Floor Five

GENERATION STARTUP captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake. 

The Chattery and Society of Work are teaming up for a yearlong program called Cinematics! The program combines the education of The Chattery and the collaboration of Society of Work to teach you through the art of film. This screening is in partnership with LAUNCH.

Learn more about the film here: http://www.generationstartupthefilm.com/

Free drinks from The Bitter Alibi! These events are empowered by The UNFoundation.

Perfecting Your Pitch
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Perfecting Your Pitch

  • The Edney, Floor Five

How many times have we been asked the age-old question: what do you do?

We've all been there. Instead of freezing and struggling to come up with the right words, this workshop will help you craft a creative and succinct way to tell your story. For this class, we've teamed up with The Brunch Collective for an informative evening of perfecting your elevator pitch.

DIY Holidays: Hand-Printed Tea Towels
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

DIY Holidays: Hand-Printed Tea Towels

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Looking for a useful, quick, and cheap gift idea to make for holiday gifts? Join Danielle Shelton from A Stitch Out of Time to learn how to make leaf printed tea towels in this Holiday Gift DIY class! The techniques learned in this class can be applied to other fabrics, so you can make as many leaf printed items as you’d like at home.

Facing Your Finances: Understanding Insurance sponsored by Brock Insurance Agency
Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

Facing Your Finances: Understanding Insurance sponsored by Brock Insurance Agency

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Do you have the right insurances for your life? Do you understand the complexities of life insurance, health insurance and more? Join David Wattenbarger as he walks you through the what, how, and why of insurance.

We’ll be talking about how to:

  • Protect your health

  • Protect your income

  • Protect your home and car

  • Protect your estate (or your family if you pass away)