Chalkboard Lettering: Thanksgiving Menu
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Chalkboard Lettering: Thanksgiving Menu

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Want to learn how to make your Thanksgiving chalkboard menu look amazing and impress your in-laws? Come learn all the tips and tricks!  In this class, participants will learn 10 tricks to make a dynamic and dimensional chalkboard. Bring your Thanksgiving menu with you, and you'll walk away with a finished menu!

Supplies: All participants will be supplied with chalkboard supplies to keep practicing at home.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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Holidays DIY: Merry Mail
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Holidays DIY: Merry Mail

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Want a cute way to display all of those adorable cards you get for the holiday? Look no further than our fun Merry Mail workshop. In this class you will make a 36”x16” Card Holder embellished and ready for the holidays! All supplies included.

About the teacher:

Venita Ballard is a recent transplant to the beautiful city of Chattanooga; the vibrant outdoor life and local feel of the town had her heart instantly. She is an event planner by profession as well as by nature and loves adding a special little something to everything she does. Her passion for pretty things drives her to find precious moments to craft and create in her everyday life. After a friend saw something she had made and exclaimed, “I could never do something like that!” Venita realized that everyone could be creative, but some people just needed a little help prompting her to start teaching and helping others tap into the creativity we all have in our souls. Venita is married to her wonderful husband Jeff, has two adult daughters, and is the owner of Wink Event Management.

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Beginner Tarot
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Tarot

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What is Tarot? Is it mystical, magical or just pretty cards?

In this class, you'll learn about Tarot's origins and history, what a Tarot reading is, and the meanings of the cards. 

Students are welcome to bring their own Tarot cards.

About the teacher:

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Gale Carrier has been reading Tarot since 1973 when someone gave her a deck of the old style Tarot with the Egyptian Ankh on the back. She developed her own style of reading Tarot after she found that most books on the meanings of the Tarot offered little advice on how the cards matched up with one another. She didn't see anything like that until she was in her mid to late 40's and by then she had already figured that out. So, now she's more than ready to give back to those who are willing and interested in learning.

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Giving Tuesday at Virgola!
Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

Giving Tuesday at Virgola!

Join The Chattery at Virgola on #GivingTuesday

Our new friends are donating 20% of ALL wine sales to us from the day. Come out and help support our mission of providing fun, affordable and accessible education for adults all over Hamilton County. Support the #CHAGives movement and The Chattery.

Virgola also offers fresh oysters, ceviche and more for you to dine on while you sip world class wines! 

Hope to see you there!

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Creating a Holiday Mantle Banner
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

Creating a Holiday Mantle Banner

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Need something cute and unique to spruce up your mantle for the holidays?

This cute homemade holiday banner will give your mantle a kick! We'll be creating the word "peace" for this particular workshop. 

Supplies: All supplies provided. BYOB.

About the teacher:

Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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Macrame Ornament Making
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

Macrame Ornament Making

In this class, you’ll learn to make two macrame snowflakes to be used as table decoration or ornaments on your tree! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

  • Leave with two finished snowflakes and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.

About the teacher:

Mary Kate Vanderhart has lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 12 years. Mary Kate currently resides in North Georgia with her husband, two little girls, and their three furry friends. Mary Kate is a self-taught fiber artist specializing in macrame. She also enjoys weaving. Macrame has brought so much joy to her life over the last year and she loves sharing that joy through workshops and lessons!

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Open Mic Storytelling Night: Holiday Firsts
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Holiday Firsts

Join us for a fun evening of sharing holiday "firsts" - your first turkey, your first memorable gift, or anything that comes to mind!

The rules are simple. The story must be:

  • True

  • From the heart

  • 5 minutes or less

Come to listen or share your startup successes, trials and triumphs in a relaxed environment.

This event is hosted by Power2Speak and The Chattery. BYOB.

$7 ahead of time / $10 at the door

About the Emcee:

Elisa Negroni holds a degree in Social Services, with over 30 years’ experience in community relations and relationship coaching. Elisa’s personal history makes her particularly compassionate and uniquely qualified to work with individuals in overcoming their communication challenges. Elisa overcame her shyness through Speaking Circles, founded by Lee Glickstein. As a result, Elisa is a certified Speaking Circle facilitator and has since offered numerous workshops and accepted many speaking engagements.

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Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels

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Are you looking for a gift that keeps on giving? This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery designs on hand towels - the pefect gift. and learn four popular threading techniques.This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

Examples will be provided and demonstrated in the threading styles of running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and chain stitch. This class is hands-on with all materials included and ready to go. Participants will learn stitching styles, practice stitching and leave with their first hoop creation and an understanding of how to go forward and embroider. 

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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MAINx24 $5 Champagne Pop-Up
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

MAINx24 $5 Champagne Pop-Up

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It's our favorite time of the year, MAINX24! To celebrate, The Chattery is hosting a CHAMPAGNE POP UP! We're serving champagne and mimosas out of a train car at the Chattanooga Choo Choo (train car #780) so come chill with us for music, snacks and most importantly, bubbles.

From 2-3pm it's Papí Hour! That means: Drake crafts, slices of Drake on Cake from Sugar Bae Cakes and 60 minutes of Drake bangers.

All proceeds benefit The Chattery's mission of enhancing the community through learning. Bottles start poppin' at 12pm.

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Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing

Want to impress your friends and family with some fancy address work on the front of their holiday cards?

Join us for this class as teacher Lesley  Miller offers tips and tricks to sprucing up your envelopes and you'll have some time to address them. 

Please note: please bring pens from the Beginner Handlettering class. We will also have pens for purchase for those who have not taken the class. Please also bring your holiday card envelopes. We'll provide hot cocoa and cookies.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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DIY Holiday-Themed Earrings
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Holiday-Themed Earrings

This class is a beginner class that teaches you how to use jump rings, eye-pins, and ear wires to create a cute festive pair of earrings! You will be able to finish everything in the class and not have to worry about needing to finish your project at home. The ear wires are lead and nickle free and you will have a few options for silver or copper tones.  

All supplies included

About the teacher:

More than 20 years of art experience and experimentation keeps Teresea Patton creating new things all the time. She has been creating jewelry for over a decade now. She has always been drawn to eclectic mixes of colors and patterns. She loves mixing styles and unusual colors to create something that makes her soul happy. Teresea has taken classes on various techniques and try to find ways to create new style by combining techniques and materials. Her motto is: give her a pile of materials and we'll make something pretty (or at least interesting) out of it! Check out Teresea's custom designs here.

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Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing
Dec
6
10:30 AM10:30

Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing

Want to impress your friends and family with some fancy address work on the front of their holiday cards?

Join us for this class as teacher Lesley  Miller offers tips and tricks to sprucing up your envelopes and you'll have some time to address them. 

Please note: please bring pens from the Beginner Handlettering class. We will also have pens for purchase for those who have not taken the class. Please also bring your holiday card envelopes. We'll provide hot cocoa and cookies.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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DIY Cordials as Gifts
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Cordials as Gifts

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Have you always wanted to make your own cordials? 

In this class, you'll learn all about the science behind making liqueurs and you'll make your own to give as a gift! We'll be making a riff off of Kahlua, the perfect addition to any white russian loving person's bar.

All supplies included in the class, including two jars of your creation - one for you and one for a friend!

About the teacher:

Kaleena Goldsworthy was born in Maryland and raised in upstate New York. After suffering through many years of excessive snow, she felt it was time to move to a warmer climate, and found herself in Chattanooga only six months after visiting it for the first time. The fine folks at Flying Squirrel gave Kaleena her first job behind a bar and she instantly fell in love with the hospitality industry, the history of craft cocktails, and the food and beverage industry. To further her education and understanding of spirits and their origins, she started studying herbalism and began volunteering at Crabtree Farms. This knowledge, combined with her love of the cocktail industry, led her to start creating bitters at home. This passion grew, eventually leading to the creation of her business, The Bitter Bottle. The Bitter Bottle is focused on using organic and locally sourced ingredients to create bitters and tinctures. She also continues to focus on education, creating drinks, and sharing all of this with the community.

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The Perfect 2019 Planner
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Perfect 2019 Planner

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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.

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Get ready for the holiday season with this adorable embroidery hoop wreath. Perfect for indoor and out. We will show you a fun, scent free way to stain wood and arrange greenery and  flowers to make a simple yet stunning Christmas decoration. All supplies included.

About the teacher:

Venita Ballard is a recent transplant to the beautiful city of Chattanooga; the vibrant outdoor life and local feel of the town had her heart instantly. She is an event planner by profession as well as by nature and loves adding a special little something to everything she does. Her passion for pretty things drives her to find precious moments to craft and create in her everyday life. After a friend saw something she had made and exclaimed, “I could never do something like that!” Venita realized that everyone could be creative, but some people just needed a little help prompting her to start teaching and helping others tap into the creativity we all have in our souls. Venita is married to her wonderful husband Jeff, has two adult daughters, and is the owner of Wink Event Management.

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The Art of Gift Wrapping
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Art of Gift Wrapping

Want to gift wrap like a pro? Join us at this Christmas gift wrap class and learn secrets to gift wrapping almost anything (never buy a gift bag again!!), what to do if you are short on paper, and how to embellish your gifts in a way that keeps people talking for Christmases to come. We will be wrapping 4 gifts. You can wrap the empty boxes or bring items to put inside. The sizes are:

  • 7"x8.25"x3.5"

  • 5"x5"x4.5"

  • 8"x11"x2"

  • A medium sized oddly shaped gift.

Don't miss this chance to take your gift wrap game to a whole new level! All supplies included. We'll also be serving cookies and hot cocoa to get you in the holiday spirit.

About the teacher:

Venita Ballard is a recent transplant to the beautiful city of Chattanooga; the vibrant outdoor life and local feel of the town had her heart instantly. She is an event planner by profession as well as by nature and loves adding a special little something to everything she does. Her passion for pretty things drives her to find precious moments to craft and create in her everyday life. After a friend saw something she had made and exclaimed, “I could never do something like that!” Venita realized that everyone could be creative, but some people just needed a little help prompting her to start teaching and helping others tap into the creativity we all have in our souls. Venita is married to her wonderful husband Jeff, has two adult daughters, and is the owner of Wink Event Management.

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Creating a 2019 Vision Board
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Creating a 2019 Vision Board

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Your new year deserves a vision!

There have been many documented benefits of having a vision board to guide your year, project, career or family. It brings clarity, provides incentive, documents your goals and gives constant inspiration for the journey. But the proof is in its use. Welcome your 2019 with visual representation of all you want to accomplish. All supplies included to make your vision pop, but bring any old magazines or other types of inspiration!

About the teacher:

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No one should be forced to fit into one box. April Corbett loves everything that she does and encourages others to find what they love and do it. She's an engineer, maker, planner designer, productivity guru and all around crafter. She's always looking for new projects and awesome places to take her engineering career. Follow April on Facebook here.

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Couple's Massage 101
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Couple's Massage 101

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 How many times have you come home from work tired & stressed out, aching and grumpy? You look online and your massage therapist is closed. Great. Now what? You look to your partner, but all you get is a 5 minute shoulder rub and then they want you to work on them. That just doesn't work for anyone.

This class is for any partner - from friends to significant others, who wants to learn how to properly massage another person.

When you sign up for class you will get:

  • 1 hour class total 

  • 30 minutes on the table for each person 

  • Stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer

  • Free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line 

We will cover the basics of massaging your partner and help you relax!

Ticket covers TWO people. There is no need to purchase a ticket for each person individually.

About the teacher:

Mattie Bearden is a licensed massage therapist, owner of Mad Hatter Massage and Wellness, fitness & wellness program creator, athlete, mother of two, and general chaos coordinator. She believes in helping people get active and increase their wellness through movement to help better their lives through her online & in person courses as well as event massage, including 8 Ironman competitions and over 75 other smaller events. As an athlete struggling with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) herself and treating it with massage therapy, she strives to give each and every client results from start to finish to keep them in top shape. To learn more about her online courses, go to her website here.

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NYE Champagne Cocktails
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

NYE Champagne Cocktails

In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by the most important wine: champagne! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve at your NYE party.

Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate these three tasty drinks at home, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends!

About the teacher:

Kaleena Goldsworthy was born in Maryland and raised in upstate New York. After suffering through many years of excessive snow, she felt it was time to move to a warmer climate, and found herself in Chattanooga only six months after visiting it for the first time. The fine folks at Flying Squirrel gave Kaleena her first job behind a bar and she instantly fell in love with the hospitality industry, the history of craft cocktails, and the food and beverage industry. To further her education and understanding of spirits and their origins, she started studying herbalism and began volunteering at Crabtree Farms. This knowledge, combined with her love of the cocktail industry, led her to start creating bitters at home. This passion grew, eventually leading to the creation of her business, The Bitter Bottle. The Bitter Bottle is focused on using organic and locally sourced ingredients to create bitters and tinctures. She also continues to focus on education, creating drinks, and sharing all of this with the community.

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Your 2019 Vision: Attracting & Letting Go
Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

Your 2019 Vision: Attracting & Letting Go

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It is the vision of your heart’s desires that wish to be creatively expressed!

Humans are visual. When we see a picture, it truly does have the power to speak 1,000 words! Something happens within our brains, an imprint, a groove in our thought processes which begins to stir up an attraction. And when we glue images that reflect our heart's desire to a board, they find a way into our lives. We begin to gravitate toward the images we're focusing on, and what follows are actions to fulfill those desires.

So, what are you wanting to attract into your life in 2019? And what do you need to let go of to allow space for your good to come in?

In this class, you will...

  1. Implement an assessment of where you are in your life now and what you would like to shift. 

  2. Discover what has been blocking your path of success and then define what it is you need to let go of that no longer serves you in the best way. We don’t want it getting in the way of our success anymore!

  3. Create a vision board of what we want to "Attract and what we want to Let Go of" in 2019.

  4. Immerse your energy in a guided “I receive” meditation.

About the teacher:

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Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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The Perfect 2019 Planner
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Perfect 2019 Planner

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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.

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

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Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We'll make creamy chicken soup then we'll make some rice to add to it, and we'll finish off our meal with Instant Pot apple crisp. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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

About the teacher:  

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Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

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Beginner Handlettering
Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Handlettering

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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.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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Introduction to Zentangle®
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Zentangle®

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With Zentangle®, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns—no artistic ability or training required! This method is easy to learn and easy to do.  Zentangle® provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax while intentionally facilitating a shift in focus and perspective.

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training
Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

Excel workbook? More like funbook! 

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups, splitting cells, creating drop down lists, forecasting and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class. 

Please bring your own PC to this course as there are no computers on site.  MAC users are also welcome to attend and bring their computer; however, some key strokes and functions vary.  Autumn’s expertise is in line with PCs.

You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Please check with your company to see if they’ll sponsor your attendance!

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Sweater Bling Party!
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Sweater Bling Party!

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Do you need to add a little pizzazz to your old sweaters?

Join us to bling out your sweater! We'll be adding embellishments including pearls, jewels, gems and more. Bring a friend or be prepared to make new ones.

All supplies included, but BYOS (ahem, sweater). Also feel free to bring an adult beverage. We'll have snacks available.

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Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging

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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.

About the teacher:

Mary Kate Vanderhart has lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 12 years. Mary Kate currently resides in North Georgia with her husband, two little girls, and their three furry friends. Mary Kate is a self-taught fiber artist specializing in macrame. She also enjoys weaving. Macrame has brought so much joy to her life over the last year and she loves sharing that joy through workshops and lessons!

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Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter Weekend Writing Retreat
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter Weekend Writing Retreat

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A simple method anyone can learn, Proprioceptive Writing®  (PW)  is a form of meditative writing that teaches you to  listen to your thoughts with empathy and curiosity and reflect on them in writing. When engaging your thoughts and feelings in this way, you become open, receptive and focused. The mind is freed from anxiety and you are left feeling refreshed, energized, and restored to your natural state of vibrant aliveness. 

PW is a powerful tool that can be used to:

  • Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions and build self trust 

  • Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts

  • Write and speak with strength and clarity

  • Awaken your senses and emotions

  • Liberate your creative energies

Writing is not the end of the practice, but rather the means to gain insight into and power over how we live and think. In the short term PW invigorates your mind. Over time it strengthens your sense of self and connects you to the world. When practiced regularly, PW can bring a new sense of well-being and confidence that is vital to mental health and creativity. 

This is a 2-day writer's retreat, taking place on Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, January 11 at 8pm.

About the teacher:

Anne Bright is the director of the Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast. She credits PW with completely changing her life, one Write at a time. She has taught Proprioceptive Writing®, for over 20 years, and works closely with Drs. Metcalf and Simon, the originators of the process and authors of Writing the Mind Alive, The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice. (Ballantine, 2002).

You can learn more about this work at thewayofwriting.org.

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Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019

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Are you ready to take your life to the next level this year? 

It's January, the most popular time of the year to do a life review and get inspired for the new year. Most of the time when we are reaching for a shift in our lives we end up hitting the brick wall of frustration, and this kind of discouragement can make us give up on our desires to be happy, create wealth, experience love and nurture health in our magnificent life.

To truly master the shift you are striving toward, you must personally invest action step by step in the creative process of your success. 

In this class, you will receive insight for life tools and engage in interactive experiential exercises to support your journey of self-discovery. In this class, you will:

  1. Implement an assessment of where you are in your life now and what you would like to shift.

  2. Learn the wisdom of connecting to the present by using mindfulness, meditation and journaling techniques. That is where the magic meets the vision!

  3. Create a measurable results action plan by defining the what, the how and the by when of your goals and desires.

  4. Bring motivated action into our goals by using a mind mapping tool to define the commitment of our action step plan.

  5. Discover the 5 main reasons we fail at achieving our best desires and the insight tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks and move forward and toward our desired outcomes!

About the teacher:

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Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Creating a 2019 Vision Board
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Creating a 2019 Vision Board

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Your new year deserves a vision!

There have been many documented benefits of having a vision board to guide your year, project, career or family. It brings clarity, provides incentive, documents your goals and gives constant inspiration for the journey. But the proof is in its use. Welcome your 2019 with visual representation of all you want to accomplish. All supplies included to make your vision pop, but bring any old magazines or other types of inspiration!

About the teacher:

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No one should be forced to fit into one box. April Corbett loves everything that she does and encourages others to find what they love and do it. She's an engineer, maker, planner designer, productivity guru and all around crafter. She's always looking for new projects and awesome places to take her engineering career. Follow April on Facebook here.

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Writing for Stress Relief
Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Writing for Stress Relief

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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.

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

About the teacher:

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Rebecca Cook is a writer, performer, speaker, and preacher. She has read her work in many venues, large and small, and is always eager to share her writing or give a lecture. She taught creative writing at UTC (2004-2014) and mentors in Creative Nonfiction’s Mentoring Program. Her writing can be found in journals large and small--from the tiny Waugh Street Journal to the prestigious Georgia Review. She has published a poetry collection, a poetry chapbook, and an e-novel with small, independent presses. Her poems have appeared in the Romanian journals Convorbiri Literare and Poesis, and she has co-translated two collections of Romanian poems with Olimpia Iacob. Her most recent publications are The Best Man in the World, a chapbook with poet Jenny Sadre-Orafai, and The Shape of Water, a Romanian/English book of poems alongside poet Talvescu Dumitru.

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Couple's Massage 101
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Couple's Massage 101

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 How many times have you come home from work tired & stressed out, aching and grumpy? You look online and your massage therapist is closed. Great. Now what? You look to your partner, but all you get is a 5 minute shoulder rub and then they want you to work on them. That just doesn't work for anyone.

This class is for any partner - from friends to significant others, who wants to learn how to properly massage another person.

When you sign up for class you will get:

  • 1 hour class total 

  • 30 minutes on the table for each person 

  • Stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer

  • Free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line 

We will cover the basics of massaging your partner and help you relax!

Ticket covers TWO people. There is no need to purchase a ticket for each person individually.

About the teacher:

Mattie Bearden is a licensed massage therapist, owner of Mad Hatter Massage and Wellness, fitness & wellness program creator, athlete, mother of two, and general chaos coordinator. She believes in helping people get active and increase their wellness through movement to help better their lives through her online & in person courses as well as event massage, including 8 Ironman competitions and over 75 other smaller events. As an athlete struggling with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) herself and treating it with massage therapy, she strives to give each and every client results from start to finish to keep them in top shape. To learn more about her online courses, go to her website here.

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Soap Making 101
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Soap Making 101

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Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps? In this 2 1/2 hour class we will discuss the chemistry behind this process, and safely use oils and lye to create 5-6 bars of soap for each person to take home.

This is a hands-on class with all of the utensils and safety equipment provided.

About the teacher:

Karen Creel is the owner of Gardenchick. She lives on 4 acres in Chickamauga where she Gardens, creates DIY projects with her “junk” finds, and raises a few hens. Bees will be added in April and the urban homestead will be complete! After purchasing handcrafted soap for years, she attended several classes and started making her own, selling at craft shows and on her Etsy site. Created with natural ingredients including oils, herbs, honey and beeswax, her products include soap, lip balms, lotion bars, and herbal salves. You can keep up with her projects, and receive gardening and urban homesteading tips on her blog www.Gardenchick.com

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

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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.

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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A Little Me Time: A Half-Day Workshop
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

A Little Me Time: A Half-Day Workshop

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You know you want more for your life. You know there’s a part of you that’s yearning for more meaningful work, stronger relationships, or an easier way of moving through the world. You're just not sure HOW to make this happen. Is this you? 

If so, this workshop is designed to help you reconnect to the truest parts of yourself, the things that are often buried under endless to-do lists and task-mastering. We'll spend time identifying with our core values, sorting out whether the critical voices chattering at us have anything meaningful to share (you might be surprised to learn they do -- but not what you'd expect!), and diving deeper into our unique personalities. Expect to spend time journaling, participating in meditation/visualization, sharing with others, and laughing.

Sometimes, we just need to step out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to reconnect with the things we value most. We need a space to shift back to the things we care about. This workshop provides just that space.

About the teacher:

Liz Norell is a yoga teacher, life coach, and college professor who values genuine connection and service above all else. She works with women (and sometimes men!) who stay busy yet feel unaccomplished, who feel certain there must be more fulfillment and purpose to life than hectic days and sleep-deprived nights. She helps others root down into their true callings, then gather the courage to leap to answer those callings. Using a holistic approach, informed by the Courageous Life Coaching program, the tools of Playing Big, and the Enneagram framework, she helps others come home to their truest hopes and trust they have everything they need to pursue their dreams.

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Beginner Handlettering
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Handlettering

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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.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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Introduction to Public Speaking
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Introduction to Public Speaking

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The anxiety, even dread, that accompanies many people’s experience with public speaking--be it acting, reading, teaching, or lecturing--is common, but there are ways to cope with your anxieties so that you appear confident and relaxed in front of an audience. We will explore ways to calm yourself down, make your speaking/reading appear flawless, and how to use your breathing and visual cues to keep focused.

About the teacher:

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Rebecca Cook is a writer, performer, speaker, and preacher. She has read her work in many venues, large and small, and is always eager to share her writing or give a lecture. She taught creative writing at UTC (2004-2014) and mentors in Creative Nonfiction’s Mentoring Program. Her writing can be found in journals large and small--from the tiny Waugh Street Journal to the prestigious Georgia Review. She has published a poetry collection, a poetry chapbook, and an e-novel with small, independent presses. Her poems have appeared in the Romanian journals Convorbiri Literare and Poesis, and she has co-translated two collections of Romanian poems with Olimpia Iacob. Her most recent publications are The Best Man in the World, a chapbook with poet Jenny Sadre-Orafai, and The Shape of Water, a Romanian/English book of poems alongside poet Talvescu Dumitru.

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Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger

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Learn to make your own fun, macrame plant hanger! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own plant hanger, including an overview of the materials.

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

  • Leave with a beautiful piece of finished plant hanger and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.

About the teacher:

Mary Kate Vanderhart has lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 12 years. Mary Kate currently resides in North Georgia with her husband, two little girls, and their three furry friends. Mary Kate is a self-taught fiber artist specializing in macrame. She also enjoys weaving. Macrame has brought so much joy to her life over the last year and she loves sharing that joy through workshops and lessons!

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

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Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We'll make creamy chicken soup then we'll make some rice to add to it, and we'll finish off our meal with Instant Pot apple crisp. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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

About the teacher:  

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Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

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How to Write Beautifully:  Cursive Handwriting
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

How to Write Beautifully: Cursive Handwriting

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Cursive handwriting isn't dead...yet. If you're better at typing than writing a letter, this class is for you. We'll be teaching the beautiful, elegant art of cursive handwriting - what most brides actually prefer over calligraphy on their invitations. If you haven't written a handwritten letter since the 2nd grade, it's time for you to jump back into it! 

All supplies included.

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Thanksgiving Cocktails: Eat, Drink and Give Thanks
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Thanksgiving Cocktails: Eat, Drink and Give Thanks

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In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by our favorite meal: Thanksgiving. We'll be trying our hand at three drinks that are the perfect compliment to turkey day.

Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate these tasty drinks at home, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends!

About the teacher:

Kaleena Goldsworthy was born in Maryland and raised in upstate New York. After suffering through many years of excessive snow, she felt it was time to move to a warmer climate, and found herself in Chattanooga only six months after visiting it for the first time. The fine folks at Flying Squirrel gave Kaleena her first job behind a bar and she instantly fell in love with the hospitality industry, the history of craft cocktails, and the food and beverage industry. To further her education and understanding of spirits and their origins, she started studying herbalism and began volunteering at Crabtree Farms. This knowledge, combined with her love of the cocktail industry, led her to start creating bitters at home. This passion grew, eventually leading to the creation of her business, The Bitter Bottle. The Bitter Bottle is focused on using organic and locally sourced ingredients to create bitters and tinctures. She also continues to focus on education, creating drinks, and sharing all of this with the community.

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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

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 Gingerbread Stout 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

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While the you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

About the teacher:

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Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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Preparing a Balanced Diet for Your Pet
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Preparing a Balanced Diet for Your Pet

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In this class, you'll receive step-by-step instruction on how to properly home prepare your pet's food. A properly balanced, home prepared diet is the best way to ensure your pet’s optimal health. Let us take the guesswork out of the process and show you how easy it actually is to home prepare nutritious, species appropriate, balanced nutrition for your pet. The teacher will demonstrate how to prepare the meals in the class. 

The teacher is donating the proceeds of the class to Chattaneuter, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga.

About the teacher:

Dr. Colleen Smith, DVM, CVA, CVCP, is a graduate of Ross University and has been practicing integrative medicine since 2005. She has predominantly worked with small animals, but in 2008 started her own Equine practice that offered primarily acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for local horse owners. Working in small animal practices has given her an opportunity to learn and apply the principals of conventional Western medicine, recognizing the necessity of its integration with alternative treatments. Dr. Smith was inspired to open her own integrative veterinary hospital in 2011 and Chattanooga Holistic Animal Institute was born. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and has a special interest in dietary therapy using principals of traditional Chinese veterinary food therapy. She is also a certified chiropractitioner. 

Dr. Smith has accepted appointment as Vice President to the board for the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) which is the national association for holistic veterinarians. Additionally, she is on the board of Chattaneuter, a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Chattanooga.  She is an avid whitewater kayaker and yoga practitioner, and she also enjoys hiking with her two dogs Scout, a Cattle dog/Border Collie mix, and Hank, a Labrador/Greyhound mix. 

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Beginner Palmistry
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Palmistry

Fact, fiction or just plain fun? What do your lines have to say?

Palmistry is more commonly referred to as palm reading - the art of telling someone's future or character through reading the lines in the palm of their hand. In this class, you'll learn about the history behind palmistry and get a basic understanding of what lines on the hands say.

About the teacher:

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Gale Carrier has been reading Tarot since 1973 when someone gave her a deck of the old style Tarot with the Egyptian Ankh on the back. She developed her own style of reading Tarot after she found that most books on the meanings of the Tarot offered little advice on how the cards matched up with one another. She didn't see anything like that until she was in her mid to late 40's and by then she had already figured that out. So, now she's more than ready to give back to those who are willing and interested in learning.

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Beginner Handlettering
Nov
8
10:30 AM10:30

Beginner Handlettering

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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.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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Passionate & Practical Goal Setting
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Passionate & Practical Goal Setting

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This class will dive into who you are, what your passionate about, and taking practical steps to set goals towards doing more of what you love. Are you hoping to start a side hustle? A passion project? Or have hope to be more intentional with the way you plan out your time? This class is for you!

About the teacher:

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Lexi Bozarth is wildly passionate about seeing people living out their calling. She is married to her best friend Blake, and together they are the parents to Barrett Michael aka Bear.  Lexi is the voice and brain behiind the Passionate + Practical Podcast, the podcast that pours into you, so you can pour into others. Whether you are an entrepreneur, stay at home momma, student, or a woman who wants to grow in your faith, this podcast is for you! Lexi is also a  women's speaker and Emcee focused on topics including self-care, health, career, entrepreneurship, marriage, fitness, motherhood, financial freedom, self-worth, serving others, and more.

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Fall Burlap Wreath Making
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Burlap Wreath Making

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Get ready to dress up your front door and make the neighbors a little jealous with a beautifully handmade Fall wreath. 

Join us for a super fun evening with creativity. You will learn the process of how to pick and arrange Instagram worthy wreaths to deck out that front door. So grab your friends and get ready to spend an evening learning and making beautiful things together.

Best part? The wreath can be used for every season. You'll simply change out the decorations. 

Cost includes all supplies.

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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Fearless Abstract
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Fearless Abstract

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Using acrylic paint, some mixed media elements, and a sense of adventure, artist Mindy Kelly will lead you through a one day workshop of creating a piece you will be proud to share and techniques you can continue to build upon in your own studio practice.

Mindy June Kelly is a self taught mixed media artist who is part of the Chattanooga WorkSpace community of artists and creatives. Mindy has developed some fun, playful ways to approach abstract art that takes the fear out of the big white canvas!

What to Bring:

Students should bring their favorite acrylic paints and an assortment of your favorite brushes. Painting surface, some paints, paper elements, and mark making tools will be provided for class use.

A little about the artist:

Mindy June Kelly's work in abstract is inspired by the frenetic pace of life. Pieces are created with layer upon layer of brightly colored paper, ink, and acrylic paint. Layers of neutral grey and white are then worked in to obscure the brightness found underneath. These light layers are then scraped, sanded, or chemically removed to reveal these brighter hidden areas. Organic marks are created with ink and charcoal and then additional chromatic color is added to bring out areas of interest. Some of the pieces incorporate an element of assemblage blending various art forms that have been dabbled in over the years. To learn more about her work visit www.mindyjunekelly.com

FAQs

Is this class suitable for newbies?

Newbies are welcome! Some very basic painting and color theory knowledge is helpful. Advanced painters and artists will enjoy this class as the techniques help to release creative blocks and jumpstart the creative flow.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

H*Art Gallery has a paid parking lot on property. Parking fees help to benefit the Gallery's mission of creating hope and opportunity through art.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to call the gallery at (423) 521-4707 Wednesday-Friday 11-6 or Saturday 10-3 and ask for Mindy.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if Mindy or the Gallery is informed by the Saturday prior to class. (423) 521-4707

Please note: The Chattery discounts do not apply to this class as sales are through H*Art Gallery. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

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.

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Haunting Halloween Embroidery
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Haunting Halloween Embroidery

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Photo via Craftsy member House of Whimsy

This Halloween-themed course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, in the sppokiest way possible, obviously. This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

Examples will be provided and demonstrated in the threading styles of running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and chain stitch. This class is hands-on with all materials included and ready to go. Participants will learn stitching styles, practice stitching and leave with their first hoop creation and an understanding of how to go forward and embroider. 

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Halloween Makeup: Monster Edition
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Halloween Makeup: Monster Edition

Are you planning to be gory this Halloween but haven't quite mastered the monster look? We've got you covered. Come and learn how to apply makeup and become a monster of your choice. Each person can pick between: Bride of Frankenstein, vampire, ghost, or zombie! You'll even learn how to make your very own fake blood and create bruises.

This class will include supplies, however if you've purchased a makeup kit or have questions about a specific look, bring them with you! This class is open to all ages.

About the teacher: 

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Michelle Hatfield is a Makeup Artist that is a local Chattanooga native currently residing in Soddy Daisy. She has been in the industry for 25 years. Michelle has created makeup looks for every form of entertainment. Such as: Short Films, TV, Photography & Haunted Houses. Her most recent work has been with DGM films. A variety of gory looks as well as simple cuts & bruises has been created for their films. When she isn’t creating makeup looks , she is making canvas paintings, mainly Walking Dead related. They are sold in a Senoia-based shop Georgia Tour Company where Walking Dead is filmed. Since Halloween is near, Michelle is involved in the reopening of an iconic haunted location in South Pittsburg, Tenn, The Old South Pittsburgh Hospital. She is part a team working hard under new ownership to get it into shape to be open for public investigations again.  In general, Michelle keeps busy being involved in a variety of creative ventures. 

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Open Mic Storytelling Night: Startup Week Editions
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Startup Week Editions

Join us for a fun evening of sharing startup "firsts" - your first job, your first company, your first dollar made. Anything that comes to mind.

The rules are simple. The story must be:

  • True

  • From the heart

  • 5 minutes or less

Come to listen or share your startup successes, trials and triumphs in a relaxed environment.

This event is hosted by Power2Speak and The Chattery. BYOB. 

FREE

About the Emcee:

Elisa Negroni holds a degree in Social Services, with over 30 years’ experience in community relations and relationship coaching. Elisa’s personal history makes her particularly compassionate and uniquely qualified to work with individuals in overcoming their communication challenges. Elisa overcame her shyness through Speaking Circles, founded by Lee Glickstein. As a result, Elisa is a certified Speaking Circle facilitator and has since offered numerous workshops and accepted many speaking engagements.

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Introduction to Zentangle®
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Zentangle®

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With Zentangle®, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns—no artistic ability or training required! This method is easy to learn and easy to do.  Zentangle® provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax while intentionally facilitating a shift in focus and perspective.

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form
  • A creativity exercise
  • A focusing technique
  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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HR for Startups and Small Businesses
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

HR for Startups and Small Businesses

‘Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.’ --
Stephen Covey

The most important decision you make about your business is what people get to be a part of it.

That’s a fact.

But if you’re an entrepreneurial venture or startup, there’s a barrel of other important decisions and urgent problems to deal with at the beginning: cash flow, strategic planning, production, competition.

What normally ends up happening is that these other difficult problems take priority in the beginning, and by the time it’s time for partners, leaders, and employees there’s no strategy or process in place and the need is so urgent that anyone will do.

The solution to this is having a strategy and process from the very beginning. In this class you’ll learn:

  • what an HR function should look like

  • common talent issues facing entrepreneurs/startups and some solutions

  • an effective and proven hiring process

  • how to think about and approach interviews

  • a strategy for building jobs/positions and scaling

  • important issues for staying compliant

People impact everything: production, ideation, culture, finances, customers, technology, sales -- every aspect of your company. Have a plan for them from the very start.

About the teacher:

Tyler Howell is a consultant with Pamper Garner & Associates. PG&A has been helping companies hire, manage, and develop their people for over 20 years in the Chattanooga area, and has worked with a diverse set of clients from across the business spectrum: industrial manufacturing, restaurants, non-profits, community banks, utilities, churches, and universities. Tyler is passionate about providing his clients with solutions that fit their needs, and is an expert in using assessments to help companies improve their hiring, reduce turnover and conflict, and assemble effective teams. He lives in Red Bank with his wife, Lindsey, and their precocious two-year-old, Oliver. 

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A Space to Shift: 4 Hour Workshop
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

A Space to Shift: 4 Hour Workshop

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You know you want more for your life. You know there’s a part of you that’s yearning for more meaningful work, stronger relationships, or an easier way of moving through the world. You're just not sure HOW to make this happen. Is this you? 

If so, this workshop is designed to help you reconnect to the truest parts of yourself, the things that are often buried under endless to-do lists and task-mastering. We'll spend time identifying with our core values, sorting out whether the critical voices chattering at us have anything meaningful to share (you might be surprised to learn they do -- but not what you'd expect!), and diving deeper into our unique personalities. Expect to spend time journaling, participating in meditation/visualization, sharing with others, and laughing.

Sometimes, we just need to step out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to reconnect with the things we value most. We need a space to shift back to the things we care about. This workshop provides just that space.

About the teacher:

Liz Norell is a yoga teacher, life coach, and college professor who values genuine connection and service above all else. She works with women (and sometimes men!) who stay busy yet feel unaccomplished, who feel certain there must be more fulfillment and purpose to life than hectic days and sleep-deprived nights. She helps others root down into their true callings, then gather the courage to leap to answer those callings. Using a holistic approach, informed by the Courageous Life Coaching program, the tools of Playing Big, and the Enneagram framework, she helps others come home to their truest hopes and trust they have everything they need to pursue their dreams.

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Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger

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Learn to make your own fun, macrame plant hanger! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own plant hanger, including an overview of the materials.

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

  • Leave with a beautiful piece of finished plant hanger and the know-how to design and create more pieces on your own.

About the teacher:

Mary Kate Vanderhart has lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 12 years. Mary Kate currently resides in North Georgia with her husband, two little girls, and their three furry friends. Mary Kate is a self-taught fiber artist specializing in macrame. She also enjoys weaving. Macrame has brought so much joy to her life over the last year and she loves sharing that joy through workshops and lessons!

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Pumpkin Painting Party
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Pumpkin Painting Party

Painting pumpkins is easy, cute and the new 'it thing' for fall decor! Grab your friends or significant other and join us for a pumpkin painting party! 

We'll provide the pumpkins, all of the supplies and a bit of inspiration for you to use while you create your masterpiece.

This event is BYOB. Snacks provided.

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Four on the Floor: Basic Obedience + Manners! - 4 Part Series
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Four on the Floor: Basic Obedience + Manners! - 4 Part Series

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Would you like for your dog to NOT jump up on people? Come when called? Perform basic obedience on cue in ANY situation? Join trainer and behavior specialist, Nicole Kazmierzak, for a four-part series geared toward acquiring and maintaining these invaluable skills and more! In Basic Obedience + Manners you will learn how to work with your dog to teach them how to interact politely with other dogs and humans while bonding with you!

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Expect to spend a few minutes each day in-between classes practicing your “homework” with your dog. Class size is limited so that each student receives individualized attention. No dogs on the FIRST night of class. Dogs attend classes 2, 3, and 4.

  • Week One: Obedience Demonstrations (NO DOGS! You will practice with a demo dog)

  • Week Two: Sit (for everything!), Down, and (Easy) Wait

  • Week Three: Leave It, Stay, and Come

  • Week Four: Leash Walking Basics

Please note: Each ticket covers two humans and one dog. This is a four week series and participants are expected to attend all four sessions.

This class is in partnership with the Main Street Pet Wellness Center.

About the teacher:

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Nicole Kazmierzak is a dog trainer and behavior specialist. She received her education and certification from the Misha May Foundation, located in Lakewood, Colorado and completed the requirements for K9 First-Aid and CPR through Colorado CPR & AED. Nicole focuses on force-free training methods and specializes in working with dogs in need of rehabilitation and behavior modification; the most prevalent being fear and anxiety. Nicole has volunteered with several rescue organizations along the front range in Colorado, and served on the board of directors for Do Over Dogs, a rescue in Broomfield, Colorado. Additionally, Nicole has fostered and adopted herself when space at home has allowed. She started her dog training and adventure company, Recess, in Chattanooga, TN in 2016. She and her husband, Travis, live in Chattanooga with their three canine kids.

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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

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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 Gingerbread Stout 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

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

About the teacher:

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Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

Excel workbook? More like funbook! 

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups, splitting cells, creating drop down lists, forecasting and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class. 

Please bring your own PC to this course as there are no computers on site.  MAC users are also welcome to attend and bring their computer; however, some key strokes and functions vary.  Autumn’s expertise is in line with PCs.

You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Please check with your company to see if they’ll sponsor your attendance!

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

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.

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Understanding Medicare: Q & A Session
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Understanding Medicare: Q & A Session

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Did you know Medicare Open Enrollment opens in October and runs through early December? Only 13% of Medicare beneficiaries review their plan options during Open Enrollment. 

This class is open to anyone who is interested in learning more, but especially those aged 64 to 67 years old or have a loved one in that age range. 

This class will present a high level understanding of the basics of Medicare and how to avoid big mistakes. There will also be an open question and answer session for those who have any questions. 

About the teacher:

David Wattenbarger is the President at DRW Financial in Chattanooga, TN and has over 18 years of experience in the finance industry. He started DRW Financial as a fee-only financial advising and planning firm after working for twelve years “behind the scenes” in financial services, where he learned a great deal about how best to serve the needs of his clients. David has found it valuable to continue learning, and earned his CFP® designation, as well as the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation, which aligns well with his desire to help clients align their financial lives with their own unique values. Read more about David here.

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Leather Bracelet From Recycled Belts
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Leather Bracelet From Recycled Belts

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This class is a beginner/intermediate class that teaches you how to recycle your leather cuff with beads, rivets, cording, and much more! We will start with some easy techniques that will help you create a beautiful design. You should be able to finish everything in the class and not have to worry about having the tools at home to finish your project. All supplies you need will be furnished but feel free to bring your favorite belt that has worn out or got smaller in the dryer! 

About the teacher:

More than 20 years of art experience and experimentation keeps Teresea Patton creating new things all the time. She has been creating jewelry for over a decade now. She has always been drawn to eclectic mixes of colors and patterns. She loves mixing styles and unusual colors to create something that makes her soul happy. Teresea has taken classes on various techniques and try to find ways to create new style by combining techniques and materials. Her motto is: give her a pile of materials and we'll make something pretty (or at least interesting) out of it! Check out Teresea's custom designs here.

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Creative Journaling 101
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Journaling 101

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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.

About the teacher:

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Martha Arrington is a recent transplant from Atlanta and is happy to call Chattanooga her new home. She was an elementary school art teacher for 10 years but have dabbled in quite an array of artistic endeavors on the side, such as ceramics, calligraphy, crafting, stationery design, painting with acrylics and watercolors, creative journaling, Zentangle®, you name it. She has an eagerness to learn, and in turn, sharing what she's learned with others. This passion has allowed her to find her calling in teaching the young and old fun new skills to spark creativity.

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Under Pressure: Intro to Printmaking - 4 Part Series
Oct
8
to Oct 29

Under Pressure: Intro to Printmaking - 4 Part Series

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In this class you will be introduced to a short history of printmaking, and will be able to learn about and experiment with two very different techniques. This class is for beginning to intermediate level artists. No experience is required. All supplies are included in the supply fee, and no outside materials are required.

Classes run every Monday in October starting October 8 from 10am to 12pm.

In sessions 1 & 2 we will explore the fun world of the modern “Gelli” plate, creating singular-edition “monoprints” and/or unique decorative papers that could be used later for mixed media works, drawings, etc. Gelli printing lends itself to being slightly more spontaneous and experimental and can be a good way to “loosen up” creatively.

Sessions 3 & 4 will be focused on a slightly more traditional and planning-oriented multi-print process of relief printing from our own carved linoleum block designs. Students will be introduced to relief printing concepts and guided through each step of the process from their initial drawing to finished product. Depending upon how you’d like to use your prints, you will have the option of making a limited edition of handmade cards or signed art prints to sell or give as gifts.

CLASS SIZE: (MIN: 4/MAX 10) ADULTS
COST PER STUDENT: $75 for 2 sessions (Plus $35 supply fee) = $110
Deeper Discount: $125 for all 4! (Plus $35 supply fee)=$160
*After 10/2/18, the price for all 4 sessions goes to $140 plus $35 supply fee=$175

$35 SUPPLY KIT COST INCLUDES:

Communal Supplies available for each student to use for the class:
• Linoleum Carving Tool with blades 
• Printing Ink & Acrylic Paint 
• Spray bottles for water 
• Painters tape-various sizes 
• Contact Paper 
• Spoons & Barens for burnishing 
• Scissors
• Markers, Pencils
• Brayers
• Burnishing Tools
• Plexiglas for rolling ink & paints
• Sketch paper
• Light table
• 5” x 5” “Gelli” Printing Plate (Reusable plate that is yours to 
keep) *Sessions 1 & 2
• Linoleum Printing Block 4” x 6”-(Re-printable carved plate that
is yours to keep) *Sessions 3 & 4
• Printing Paper (All prints created in class are yours to keep)

*OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING:
• Personal Spray bottle for water
• Pencil(s) & Eraser/Black Sharpie
• Sketchpad
• Painters tape-various sizes
• Stencils
• Texturizing/unique mark-making tools

This class is presented by the H*art Gallery, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of offering homeless persons and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork for their benefit.

About the teacher:

Chattanooga-born artist, Carrie Pendergrass, received her B.F.A. degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting from the University of TN. Knoxville in 1997. She began teaching art in various public and private capacities to all age groups from child to adult, upon her return to Chattanooga in 1998. She decided to further pursue a career in art education and in 2005 received her M.Ed. from the University of TN. Chattanooga, along with a certification to teach art in k-12. She worked as a full-time art teacher in the middle and high school levels until 2012, when she left full-time teaching to pursue her dream of owning her own handmade–goods store/ art studio & gallery. She closed her brick & mortar store at the end of 2014/ beginning of 2015 but has continued making and showing her art and doing freelance art instruction. She is currently the Gallery Director at H*Art Gallery, an artist-in-residence to 2nd grade public school students through an Arts Build grant-funded program, in addition to other freelance art instruction. With her recent printmaking work, she was the selected poster design artist for Chattanooga’s nationally-recognized 4 Bridges Arts Festival in both 2016 & 2017, in addition to winning a Juror’s prize in 2017, which was her first year as an exhibitor and is creating and showing her work in other local and regional shows and galleries. 

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Home Buyer Happy Hour
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Home Buyer Happy Hour

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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.

About the teachers:

Since becoming a Realtor in 2000, Marie King has been assisting buyers, sellers and agents attain their Real Estate dreams. After seven years as a solo agent, Marie joined the 1st Keller Williams Realty office in Chattanooga as Director of Career Development/Assistant Team Leader, later transitioning to the Team Leader role until returning to sales in 2013. Since that time, Marie has continued her passion of training and coaching. In addition to coaching agents to success and assisting buyers and sellers with their Real Estate needs, Marie volunteers with the Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University (FPU) program. Marie is the proud mother of two amazing young adults; Rachel, married to David Long, who is a nurse at Erlanger and son, Nathan, who is a UTC graduate and also resides in Chattanooga.

Brian Kniegge started in the mortgage industry in 1998. After having a less than stellar experience when he bought his first home he decided that there has to be a better experience for clients. He has been assisting buyers and home owners with their financing strategies ever since. His goal for a buyer is to be accurate, predictable, and accountable to what is promised. Brian has lived in Chattanooga since 1997. He and his wife live in the downtown area, and his 15-year-old son grew up here. The whole family loves Chattanooga and everything that it offers (especially the fun outdoor stuff like mountain biking!).

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Creative Insight Journey: 8 Week Online Course
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Insight Journey: 8 Week Online Course

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Are you ready to take your life to the next level?

What if 8 weeks from now, you looked back on your life and stood in awe at the transformation you experienced and the possibilities that now exist.

The Creative Insight Journey is a proven, state-of-the-art methodology based on the Stanford University Master’s degree course “Creativity in Business”, which has revolutionized the art of success. Whatever you are seeking to SHIFT in your life to the better, this course has over 60 experiential exercises and tools to empower you to go from where you are now to where you want to be. These profound teachings will ignite self-discovery, awaken personal insight and empower you to live a life you love.

The Creative Insight Journey: A transformational course for self-mastery

THE CIJOURNEY TEACHES YOU HOW TO:

  • Identify and awaken your creative passions and authentic purpose in life
  • Get clear about how you want to design the next exciting chapter in your life
  • Discover how to silence your inner & outer critic and get out of your own way
  • Increase your self-confidence and cultivate your intuition so you can trust your inner wisdom
  • Create a new relationship with time…one that eliminates stress
  • Develop powerful listening and communication skills enhancing your relationships
  • Bring new found peace and balance into your life, rid of fear and anxiety
  • Take action in your life instead of just talking about making changes and never doing anything about it

Everything is within your reach when you Reach for the Best within You! Go from where you are to where you want to be!

PLEASE NOTE: This class is online for 8 weeks. Monday nights Oct 1st – Nov 19th 6:30 – 8:30pm.

About the teacher:

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Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight Journey, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development. Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you truly love to be in every day! When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful 14 year old daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Open Mic Storytelling Night: Firsts
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Firsts

Join us for a fun evening of sharing "firsts" - your first kiss, your first car, your first love. Anything that comes to mind.

The rules are simple. The story must be:

  • True

  • From the heart

  • 5 minutes or less

Come to listen or share and work on your storytelling and public speaking skills. Sign ups for speaking will be taken when you arrive.

This event is hosted by Power2Speak and The Chattery. BYOB. 

$7 ahead of time / $10 at the door

About the Emcee:

Elisa Negroni holds a degree in Social Services, with over 30 years’ experience in community relations and relationship coaching. Elisa’s personal history makes her particularly compassionate and uniquely qualified to work with individuals in overcoming their communication challenges. Elisa overcame her shyness through Speaking Circles, founded by Lee Glickstein. As a result, Elisa is a certified Speaking Circle facilitator and has since offered numerous workshops and accepted many speaking engagements.

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The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 4: Creating Consistent Communication
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 4: Creating Consistent Communication

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A well-built brand is made up of way more than just a great logo. In this four-part series we will look at the essentials of developing a well-received brand from a modern consumer’s perspective. Each class has been developed to be taken individually; However, to fully understand the foundational process necessary to build a responsive brand, it’s suggested that all 4 classes are taken in sequence.

Classes are a mix of lecture style and hands on to maximize learning potential and ability to implement on your own, immediately after each training session. Bring Your Own Lunch.

September 6th. Part 1: The Brand Refresher Course

Understanding how your brand is situated in the market place is vital to consumer perceptions of your brand. In this class we will establish what your brand represents through the look, sound and feel that is being projected. Then, we will learn to make appropriate adjustments based on any gaps in your current representation.

September 13th Part 2: Defining Your Unique Selling Position

Understanding how to engage with your target audience is vital to the health of your brands communication style. In this class we will establish how to communicate with your ideal audience and then define your unique selling point to a very specific audience.

September 20th Part 3: The Style Guide Development Process

Determining the visual confines to work within is vital to establishing a consistent brand presence both on and offline. In this class we will establish the tools necessary to build a strong brand that accompanies marketing and advertising efforts that are both clear and effective.

September 27th Part 4: Creating Consistent Communication

One of the strongest components behind building a reputable brand presence is to ensure everything you put out consistently represents your brand promise. In this class we will learn how to establish a consistent content creation process that keeps your brand top of mind of your ideal market.

About the teacher:

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If marketing was fashion Sarah Stahl would be in the @VeraWangGang. As designed, Sarah is mastering the art of managing profitable relationships as the Digital Media Strategist at Avant Creative.

With 10 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and business marketing, Sarah provides skillful insight into the current digital landscape while providing practical takeaways that can be implemented immediately. 

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Embroidery 101
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Embroidery 101

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This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques. This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

Examples will be provided and demonstrated in the threading styles of running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and chain stitch. This class is hands-on with all materials included and ready to go. Participants will learn stitching styles, practice stitching and leave with their first hoop creation and an understanding of how to go forward and embroider. 

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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