Leveraging Social Media for Business
May
29
5:30 PM17:30

Leveraging Social Media for Business

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

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

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

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

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

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



About the teacher:

Channing Muller is the principal and founder of DCM Communications, a marketing consulting firm based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She works with event professionals and business owners to grow and scale their businesses with refined marketing strategies developed through 1-1 and group coaching. She has more than a 15 years of experience in the communications industry serving in top roles within marketing, magazine & web editorial, advertising, and business development for a variety of media, software, and PR companies both in the United States and internationally. 

Prior to launching DCM she has served in a top international marketing position for Cision where she led marketing projects and initiatives for North America, including the successful redesign of 10 websites in 10 months across seven countries. She has also led and advertising campaign design and execution for more than 300 campaigns simultaneously while at Bisnow Media, and held the position of Miami Bureau Chief for BizBash, the leading media company for the live events industry. She continued on with BizBash as a Contributing Editor for seven years after moving from Miami to Washington D.C. These roles have honed her expertise in advertising, reporting, editing, marketing, social media and public relations.

A Southerner through and through, this New Orleans native lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her two rescues: Gracie Cat and Sully the Chocolate Lab. She’s an avid runner, lover of spin classes, good food, delicious drinks, and an advocate for the American Heart Association Follow her on Instagram @ChanningMuller.

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT

Haven't quite figured out that Instant Pot you got for Christmas (or as a Black Friday special)? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will help you decipher the settings and figure out how to get a meal on the table using today's trendiest kitchen appliance. We'll cook a comfort food meal perfect for the January chill: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your questions about the Instant Pot and if Mary doesn't know the answer she'll find it for you!

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Your Dog Isn't a Jerk: Leash Walking
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Your Dog Isn't a Jerk: Leash Walking

Does your dog ignore you? Charge after every squirrel, bunny, and cat in the neighborhood? Does he/she pull on leash or stop to sniff the roses for eternity? Do you find yourself wondering, “Why doesn’t Steve just WALK for crying out loud?!?!”? If you’re really not sure who’s walking who, then this class is for you. Do not fear. Your dog isn’t a jerk…he just doesn’t know the rules, yet.

This class will help you determine and implement your rules for walking. Dog trainer and behavior specialist, Nicole Kazmierzak, will share with you her tried and true process for leash training. And the best part might be that this training works for dogs of all ages and experience. Forget the old adage, because you can teach an old dog new tricks! Expect to learn techniques to take home and practice with your dog. In a few short weeks you will be well on your way to enjoying calm and peaceful walks with your best friend. No previous training required. Class will only be able to accommodate two demo dogs. The first two students to register will be asked to bring their dogs.

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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Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

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Sitting at a desk all day handling stressor after stressor can begin to negatively affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. In this class, you will learn some basic concepts of breath and gentle motion that will allow you to stop stress in its tracks. After discussing stress and its effects on you and your workplace, we will practice techniques to calm your mind, relieve your body and boost your mood.

About the teacher:

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Cyndi Allen has been a manager for over 25 years. A Chattanooga native, she holds a BS in psychology, an MBA with a focus in HR and is currently seeking her graduate certificate in life coaching. She is also an 200 ERYT certified yoga instructor. She is currently employed as a manager with a local health care provider and teaches yoga throughout the Chattanooga community. She also loves mentoring her Little Sister of 4 years as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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The Lesser Known History of Chattanooga: A Walking Tour
Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

The Lesser Known History of Chattanooga: A Walking Tour

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Join Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA) as we tour Martin Luther King Boulevard to discuss Chattanooga's history of popular action against racism. We'll cover the city's early slave market and labor force, Randolph Miller and the 1905 bus boycott of Jim Crow, the MLK assassination marches, sit-ins, clergy organizing, riots, the fight to rename the street, the 1980 Klan shooting, the lawsuit that changed the form of government, and much more.

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This tour is part of the People's History Project. More information can be found here

Please note: this tour is free, however there is a limit of 25 people. Please RSVP below.

This tour is in partnership with COA, The Chattery and the City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs.

About the teacher:

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Michael Gilliland is the Board Chair for Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA), a community-organizing nonprofit founded in 2010. Michael has been involved in COA's efforts at affordable housing advocacy, research regarding local bank lending disparities and equitable development, as well as participating in "The People's History of Chattanooga" Project. In addition to COA, Michael serves as Vice President of the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Association.

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Soap Making 101
Jun
6
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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Best Practices for Painting Murals (or Don't Make the Same Mistakes I Did)
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Best Practices for Painting Murals (or Don't Make the Same Mistakes I Did)

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So...you wanna to paint a mural but don't know where to start, huh? Maybe local muralist Kevin Bate can help. He'll walk you through all the steps, equipment and pitfalls of painting murals. Learn from Kevin's mistakes made during dozens of murals over the past seven years.

About the teacher:

Kevin Bate moved to Chattanooga in 1995. He had flirted with a career in art a few times (bought it drinks, took it out on Valentine’s Day, etc.) but was never quite able to commit to it. In 2011, all of that changed. Married with a newborn, Kevin decided (for some crazy reason) that this was the perfect time to attempt another launch of his art career. One afternoon while his infant son was sleeping, Kevin snuck out to the shed to look for art supplies. What he found instead was plywood, house paint and one inch brushes.

Understandably, his first paintings were quite large. This is probably how he jumped to murals so quickly. Since then, his works have appeared everywhere from the Southside, MLK Blvd, the North Shore, Highland Park and venues such as Track 29. If it’s a painting of a large face on a building, it’s probably his. Kevin (who abhors the traditional art-speak artist’s bio) has recently finished a memorial mural for the Fallen Five. It is the newest addition to The McCallie Walls Mural Project, a neighborhood beautification and paying-artists-a-living-wage-for-their-work project that he also curates. Lately, he has been branching out further into the South East and has painted a mural commissioned by Usher.

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Beginner Tarot
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Tarot

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What is Tarot? Is it mystical, magical or just pretty cards ? Learn about its origins and history, learn about what is a Tarot reading and lastly let’s learn meanings of 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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Beginner Handlettering
Jun
12
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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Instant Pot 201
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Instant Pot 201

So, you've mastered the basics with your Instant Pot - now what? Mary Haymaker from Chattavore will teach you some more advanced techniques, including baking in the Instant Pot and "pot-in-pot" cooking, which allows you to cook more than one item in the Instant Pot at the same time. We'll make chicken Alfredo pasta, steamed broccoli, and cake - yes, CAKE. Audience participation is encouraged! Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you. Handouts will be provided. Please note: 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!

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Sewing 101: Making a Zip Pouch
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sewing 101: Making a Zip Pouch

Do you have a sewing machine but haven’t had a chance to learn how to use it? Don’t miss this class covering all things beginning sewing including zippers. Learn how to master sewing by making a cute zip pouch. All it takes is eight seams – truly! The outer and inner fabrics are fused together with additional stabilizer, which makes for a crisp exterior that holds its shape. The fusible web allows you to skip finishing the seams (they won’t fray) and avoid turning the pouch through a tiny hole. By the end of the class, you'll have a grasp on using your sewing machine, and you'll have a cute pouch you made yourself.

Please note: All materials provided. Please bring your own sewing machine.

About the teacher:

As owner & operator of Pins & Needles Quilt Shop, Stacy Slockbower has had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of students to sew and quilt. She specializes in Marti Michell Templates, as Pins and Needles is a certified Marti & Me store. Stacy is a ribboned AQS Exhibitor, TN State & Hamilton County Fair quilter. In addition, she plans and hosts quilting retreats, special events & quilt trips. She loves to share her knowledge and love of sewing and quilting with beginning quilters to the most experienced quilters. She also loves to support small businesses like hers!

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Understand Yourself: The Big 5 Aspects of Personality
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Understand Yourself: The Big 5 Aspects of Personality

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

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

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

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

About the teacher:

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Alexandra Theis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a recent relocator to the Chattanooga area. After living in Florida for 25+ years, she decided on making Tennessee her first home away from home. During her time in Florida, Alexandra worked with a vast array of clients. Most of her initial work was done with children in residential treatment centers for help with various psychiatric disorders. In more recent years, Alexandra has enjoyed working for herself and seeing clients who seek help with everyday life struggles. Alexandra thoroughly enjoys writing for her website and has had some of her writings featured on the blog site, Thought Catalog. Favorite things include her gorgeous dog (partially biased opinion), a cup of coffee from Mean Mug (name dropping the locals), and an entertaining non-fiction book (as if such a thing exists!)

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The Lesser Known History of Chattanooga: A Walking Tour
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

The Lesser Known History of Chattanooga: A Walking Tour

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Join Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA) as we tour Martin Luther King Boulevard to discuss Chattanooga's history of popular action against racism. We'll cover the city's early slave market and labor force, Randolph Miller and the 1905 bus boycott of Jim Crow, the MLK assassination marches, sit-ins, clergy organizing, riots, the fight to rename the street, the 1980 Klan shooting, the lawsuit that changed the form of government, and much more.

This tour is part of the People's History Project. More information can be found here

Please note: this tour is free, however there is a limit of 25 people. Please RSVP below.

This tour is in partnership with COA, The Chattery and the City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs.

About the teacher:

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Michael Gilliland is the Board Chair for Chattanooga Organized for Action (COA), a community-organizing nonprofit founded in 2010. Michael has been involved in COA's efforts at affordable housing advocacy, research regarding local bank lending disparities and equitable development, as well as participating in "The People's History of Chattanooga" Project. In addition to COA, Michael serves as Vice President of the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Association.

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Chalkboard Lettering 101
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Chalkboard Lettering 101

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Want to learn how to make your chalkboard look amazing? Come learn all the tips and tricks! We will learn 10 tricks to make a dynamic and dimensional chalkboard!

Supplies: All participants will be supplied with chalkboard supplies they can keep to keep practicing!

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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Knife Skills 101: Fruits & Vegetables
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

Knife Skills 101: Fruits & Vegetables

Join us and learn how to cut a watermelon like a pro, cut an orange with a plastic knife, and more. More importantly, learn the benefits of adding lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet. 

This event has door prizes from Cutco Knives for participants.

About the teacher:

James Igani, is a Certified Health/Wellness & Safety Consultant and the author of a dynamic wellness book, titled "Back To Health America". James has been involved in the healthcare industry for nearly thirty years. His roles have consisted of performing physical therapy and health education with patients, and the healthcare professionals. He continues to provide health and wellness education to professionals from different industries and people from all walks of life. His passion and goal in his teachings and his book are to empower people of all ages with the right knowledge to take charge of their own health and to enable them to prevent or reverse many devastating lifestyle diseases. Igani is a pioneer in helping his clients reverse lifestyle diseases such as Type II diabetes, Hypertension, chronic fatigue, obesity, digestive tract maladies and other physiological disorders. His work has been commended by many area physicians, nurses, physical therapists and professionals of different industries. His accomplishments in health and wellness have been noted in publications nationally and he has also appeared on Good Morning America.  

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Genderally Speaking: Introduction to Gender, Sexuality & Everything In Between
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Genderally Speaking: Introduction to Gender, Sexuality & Everything In Between

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This class is an incredibly brief look through the history and application of gender, sexuality, expression, physical sexual characteristics, and why it matters to everyone's day to day lives. We'll discuss the foundation of our identities and what it means to know yourself (and how you know what you know). We'll explore the various levels of attraction that humans experience from no or little attraction, to platonic and romantic attraction, and the words we use to describe those. We'll briefly touch on the importance of gender expression and physical sexual characteristics. The class will conclude with some practical discourse about why this matters for everyone and how we can all learn to know, love, and accept not only who we are but others too.

About the teacher:

Maddie Wilkinson is a writer and teacher, exploring the intersection of gender, faith, doubt, and figuring out who you are. She graduated from Bryan College (2013) with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with emphases in linguistics, Greek, and psychology. As a secondary school teacher and higher education administrator, she pursued opportunities to teach and acquire further formal education before coming to terms with her own struggles in reconciling religion, doubt, and gender identity. As a part-time stay at home mom, barista, and blogger, Maddie uses her free time to write about her own experiences reconciling religious experiences, the queer community, and the day-to-day adventures of parenting. Read Maddie's writings here

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The Difference Between Pure Essential and Synthetic Oils
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Difference Between Pure Essential and Synthetic Oils

There are many different types of oils out there, all claiming to be the same. In this class, we'll learn the difference between the oils, and learn their uses and benefits.. We will highlight three of the most commonly used and known Essential Oils of Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree and clear up any misconceptions and or misunderstandings about these essential oils, and get us on the right track. A track that will lead to an alternative of a first response, rather than a last result.

About the teacher:

Latisha Osborne is owner of Versatile Salts, a locally owned and operated business specializing in essential oilis. Utilizing essential oils, Versatile Salts creates oil and water based aromatherapy oils, salts, and sprays to help minimize hospital visits and promote alternative medicine. Versatile Salts was created because of what these wonderful oils have offered. The passion of wanting to help people is the drive of the company. Versatile Salts offers a variety of products, and strives to continue to create more. Welcome to Versatile Salts, where education and knowledge is essential to everyday living and growing!

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Jewelry Making: Leather Cuff
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Jewelry Making: Leather Cuff

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This class is a beginner class that teaches you how to embellish your leather cuff with paint, rivets, cording, and much more! We will start with some basic techniques that will help you to then move to a more detailed design in the near future. At the end of the class, you'll have a unique, decorated cuff all for you!

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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"Diet-betes" and Hypertension
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

"Diet-betes" and Hypertension

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Diabetes is a devastating disease that claims millions, including family members, due to the damaging effects of chronic and uncontrolled surge of blood sugar in the cells, vessels and the organs of the body. The complications can range from blindness, neuropathy, loss of limbs, kidney failure, dialysis and finally premature death. The conventional treatments, management and care for diabetes only mask the symptoms, but never address the underlying causes of the disease.

James Igani, founder of Back to Health Institute and a certified health and wellness consultant, will explain the root causes of diabetes and ways to stop the progression and damaging effects of the disease. He has had great success helping his clients with a few minor lifestyle changes to reverse their diabetes and their dependencies on diabetes medications. His philosophy and teachings are unconventional, simple and easy to follow. His work in wellness and success with his clients have been recommended by many area physicians.

About the teacher:

James Igani, is a Certified Health/Wellness & Safety Consultant and the author of a dynamic wellness book, titled "Back To Health America". James has been involved in the healthcare industry for nearly thirty years. His roles have consisted of performing physical therapy and health education with patients, and the healthcare professionals. He continues to provide health and wellness education to professionals from different industries and people from all walks of life. His passion and goal in his teachings and his book are to empower people of all ages with the right knowledge to take charge of their own health and to enable them to prevent or reverse many devastating lifestyle diseases. Igani is a pioneer in helping his clients reverse lifestyle diseases such as Type II diabetes, Hypertension, chronic fatigue, obesity, digestive tract maladies and other physiological disorders. His work has been commended by many area physicians, nurses, physical therapists and professionals of different industries. His accomplishments in health and wellness have been noted in publications nationally and he has also appeared on Good Morning America.  

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Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

This class is sold out. Sign up for the wait list here to be notified of the next class.

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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Open Mic Storytelling Night: Firsts
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Firsts

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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.

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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Soap Making 101
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

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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National Pizza Party Day!
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

National Pizza Party Day!

It's National Pizza Party Day, so obviously we're throwing a pizza party to benefit Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

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Douglas Heights Bakery is offering slices and whole pizzas for sale, and participants are encouraged to bring either non-perishable items or cash (our CAFB sources tell us that they can leverage their buying power and turn just $1 into four meals).

Come, have fun, meet some new people and most importantly - make a difference over pizza!

FREE. No RSVP required.

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Makeup in Minutes
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Makeup in Minutes

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The average person doesn't has time to spend an hour on makeup - we understand life is hectic and you are busy! Banish YouTube videos that speed up dramatic looks to act like they are natural or easy from your mind. We will show you simple easy to do looks that really pull your outfit together and give you a "finished" appearance! Each participant will leave with 10 small eyeshadows, some of which can also be used as blush, and the knowledge to do your makeup look in minutes! 

About the teacher:

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Darin Wright is the owner of elea blake cosmetics, a local cosmetic company that specializes in mixing color perfectly for your skin tone. She grew up on a peach orchard in New Jersey. Since those days of farm life she has moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, birthed twin daughters, and built her business on the passion she has for color and not leaving anyone out of the image of beauty. The appreciation of the earth that was instilled in her as a child never left and is something she returned to when she was seeking a solution to the myriad of problems found in the makeup industry. It was then she began using minerals from the earth to create the vast array of colors and color options available at elea blake today.

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Intermediate Handlettering: Bounce and Serif
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Handlettering: Bounce and Serif

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Love your letters? Join us to learn how to create two new fonts to use in your hand lettered pieces - Serif and Bounce! These two fonts pair well together to make an incredibly dynamic finished piece. We will practice both alphabets, learn ways to expand your lettering, and create a small framed art piece to take home at the end of class! As always, we will learn a few ways to perfect your piece as well. 

Please note: This class has a pre-requisite of Beginner Handlettering.

Supplies: Each participant will bring the pens they received in Beginner Handlettering. Tracing paper, and a frame will be provided. 

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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Creating a Brand: It's More Than Just a Pretty Logo
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Creating a Brand: It's More Than Just a Pretty Logo

Whether you're just starting your business or looking to scale an existing one, having a solid brand is a the foundation of your success. After all, you can have the best product or service in the world, but if your target client doesn't know about it, your business won't succeed. The first step to spreading that word is creating a brand that represents who you are and will attract your ideal client. 

In this class you will learn: 

- The elements of a brand (Yes, it's more than just a logo) 
- The effect your brand will have on your sales and marketing strategy
- How to build a brand that will resonate with your client
- The most important things to consider before starting to design
- How to articulate your brand throughout your marketing

About the teacher:

Channing Muller is the principal and founder of DCM Communications, a marketing consulting firm based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She works with event professionals and business owners to grow and scale their businesses with refined marketing strategies developed through 1-1 and group coaching. She has more than a 15 years of experience in the communications industry serving in top roles within marketing, magazine & web editorial, advertising, and business development for a variety of media, software, and PR companies both in the United States and internationally. 

Prior to launching DCM she has served in a top international marketing position for Cision where she led marketing projects and initiatives for North America, including the successful redesign of 10 websites in 10 months across seven countries. She has also led and advertising campaign design and execution for more than 300 campaigns simultaneously while at Bisnow Media, and held the position of Miami Bureau Chief for BizBash, the leading media company for the live events industry. She continued on with BizBash as a Contributing Editor for seven years after moving from Miami to Washington D.C. These roles have honed her expertise in advertising, reporting, editing, marketing, social media and public relations.

A Southerner through and through, this New Orleans native lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her two rescues: Gracie Cat and Sully the Chocolate Lab. She’s an avid runner, lover of spin classes, good food, delicious drinks, and an advocate for the American Heart Association Follow her on Instagram @ChanningMuller.

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Beginner WordPress
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Beginner WordPress

Are you just getting started with building a website? This class will start with the absolute basics of Wordpress -- no previous experience required. We'll go over installation, an overview of the Wordpress dashboard, and how themes work.

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CANCELED - Mother's Day Wine Social
May
12
5:30 PM17:30

CANCELED - Mother's Day Wine Social

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The evening before Mother’s Day, join Chattanooga Tasting Club and The Chattery as we celebrate those wonderful women who gave us life. We’ll be featuring wines from female wine makers, as instructor Tim Hinck discusses a new approach to wine tasting that breaks down stereotypes and helps you learn about wine more quickly. The event ends with a special Champagne toast to mothers everywhere!

About Tim:

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Tim Hinck is a wine educator and director of the Chattanooga Tasting Club. His passion is introducing his friends and neighbors to the great wine-makers and wine regions of the world. Over the past two years he has grown membership of the private “Chattanooga Tasting Club” to over 300 members who meet almost every week in restaurants and private spaces to explore rare wine. Tim’s method is to break down the stigma of stuffiness and exclusivity surrounding wine culture, and to encourage people’s natural curiosity by sharing wine in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. Tim is currently studying for his level 2 Sommelier certification. 

This class is in partnership with:

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CANCELED - Protecting Yourself In a Digital Age
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

CANCELED - Protecting Yourself In a Digital Age

This class has been canceled. Please check back, because it will be rescheduled!

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Most people are blissfully unaware of how much at risk they for things like hacking and identify theft. This class will shine a bit of light on some of the things regular people are vulnerable to with the goal of providing some actionable items to help reduce each person's personal risk of identity theft among other things.

Most people don't know what to do with the own online life, let alone that of a deceased relative to which you are next of kin.   All of our information is online. Our lives, our memories, our money! Leaving it unsecured, or, in most cases, barely secured, is unacceptable when there are minimal steps you can take to make it a whole lot better. Join this class to learn those steps and implement them..

Please note: bring your laptop and the instructor will give specific instructions on how to increase your security.

About the teacher:

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Bryan Goldstein has been a student of technology for as long as he can remember. When he was 3 years old, he called his grandfather "stupid" because he couldn't pilot the horribly pixilated plane in Atari's "River Raid". Technology has always been his interest and his calling. He has always wanted to know how it worked. When he clicks this, it does that... why? how? 

Bryan left the pursuance of a career in music, a conservatory that most wouldn't make it in to in order to study computer science. He started working small jobs while I was still in school (mostly programming), then went on to work as a professional programmer for several years until being hired by IBM. Working at IBM helped him develop an understanding of a broad spectrum of technologies from databases to application servers, networking, and eventually security. After leaving IBM for The SCE Group, he started working with software whose primary job is to secure data and user identities. Working with customers around the globe to help them understand and implement this software has broadened his own understanding of not only how to secure things, but how to get to things that are unsecured. 

... and then his father died. 

When his father died and he had to help his mother close out his father's online life, it opened up a whole other world of possibility for how his could help people. He has a passion for helping people understand how to protect themselves. Learn more here, and follow him on Instagram here.

In his non-work, spare time, he enjoys listening to anything on this topic from podcasts to Ted Talks... anything that can help him learn more about the technical world out there.

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Make Your Own Lip Color: Lip Bar for Mother's Day
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

Make Your Own Lip Color: Lip Bar for Mother's Day

The Mother's Day lip bar is a private lip bar event for those mothers and daughters who love to craft and spend time with one another. We will be guiding you as you create your own custom lip color and at the end you will take home your custom lipgloss creation! 

About the teacher:

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Darin Wright is the owner of elea blake cosmetics, a local cosmetic company that specializes in mixing color perfectly for your skin tone. She grew up on a peach orchard in New Jersey. Since those days of farm life she has moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, birthed twin daughters, and built her business on the passion she has for color and not leaving anyone out of the image of beauty. The appreciation of the earth that was instilled in her as a child never left and is something she returned to when she was seeking a solution to the myriad of problems found in the makeup industry. It was then she began using minerals from the earth to create the vast array of colors and color options available at elea blake today.

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DIY Public Relations for the Entrepreneur and Small Business
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

DIY Public Relations for the Entrepreneur and Small Business

Let's strategize ways you can collaborate with your own community or the communities you want to work with both online and in real life! With 25 years experience in the non-profit sector, Mindy Kolin of Wildflower Promotions & Media Management knows how to develop resources while bootstrapping. She's got tons of creative ideas that can help any entrepreneur connect and expand their reach.

Mindy will teach you the basics about connecting with local media, help you build your media list and perfect your pitch! You'll jumpstart your public relations and community engagement in ways you never thought possible.

About the teacher:

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Mindy Kolin is your fairy godmother and she will secure the people, organizations, and platforms for visibility on your a wish list. She will work to make your dreams into a reality.  With more than 25 years experience working in the non-profit sector managing public relations, communications, fundraising, programming, and events, her non-traditional approach to surpassing expectations will leave you asking... HOW DID SHE DO THAT? 

Mindy understands collaborations, networking and connecting. She goes above and beyond to reach her goals and the goals of others. From digital magazines dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs and promoting motivational speakers; from sporting events to organizing concerts; for-profit or non-profit organizations--- she can help.

With a Master's degree in Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, she has a passion for serving others, advocating for those who need a voice and creating events and campaigns that inspire others and create a better community. Her expertise in the non-profit arena helps her see a bigger picture of your business and the ability to maximize dollars.

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Photography Walk and Talk
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Photography Walk and Talk

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This class will be a chance to put into practice what you know about your camera and photography. It is perfect for those who are somewhat familiar with how to work all the buttons on their camera, but would like an environment in which to practice taking photos. We will briefly go over the basics of getting your settings off of "full auto mode" to take a well-exposed image, and then we will take our cameras outside to walk around downtown Chattanooga and photograph things to our hearts' content! It's all about learning and having fun - so no pressure!

This class will be a great chance to put to use some of the tips and tricks of exposure you may have learned if you attended Understanding Your DSLR. Of course, photographer Christina Bankson will be there to help answer questions as they may come up. Learning hands-on and just 'going for it' is alwas the best, so this photo walk + talk will help further cement your working knowledge of your camera and make you feel more comfortable with taking images!

We'll meet at Chattanooga WorkSpace, and then head from there to explore downtown Chattanooga.

About the teacher:

Christina Bankson is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Chattanooga, though she's an Ohioan at heart. She has been photographing humans professionally for over 7 years, and loves every second of it (the sore feet after long weddings can go, though). She enjoys meeting new people, reading a variety of books (everything is interesting!), eating yummy food, dancing alone in the kitchen, and cuddling up with her husband to watch a good documentary and falling asleep before it's over. Website.

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Beginner Handlettering - SOLD OUT
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Handlettering - SOLD OUT

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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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Watercolor on Vintage Book Pages
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor on Vintage Book Pages

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

Students are welcome to BYOB.

About the teacher:

Jaime Barks is an artist and teacher living in southeast Tennessee. Jaime has sold paintings through out the southeast, completed two public art projects, and taught classes and workshops throughout the Chattanooga area.

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Digestive Tract Disorders: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

Digestive Tract Disorders: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You

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It's a messy subject, but it must be discussed. Over 90% of the population suffers from chronic moderate to severe constitipation. The issue is never addressed in depth, nor is the real cause discussed. Instead, most people are prescribed something for quick relief, which could lead to a whole host of other serious complications.

James Igani, founder of Back to Health Institute and a certified health and wellness consultant, will discuss the importance of daily and regular bowel movements, the consequences of chronic constipation and its effect on daily activities, the dangers of over-the-counter and prescription medications, and the truly natural ways to regain that important bodily function.

About the teacher:

James Igani, is a Certified Health/Wellness & Safety Consultant and the author of a dynamic wellness book, titled "Back To Health America". James has been involved in the healthcare industry for nearly thirty years. His roles have consisted of performing physical therapy and health education with patients, and the healthcare professionals. He continues to provide health and wellness education to professionals from different industries and people from all walks of life. His passion and goal in his teachings and his book are to empower people of all ages with the right knowledge to take charge of their own health and to enable them to prevent or reverse many devastating lifestyle diseases. Igani is a pioneer in helping his clients reverse lifestyle diseases such as Type II diabetes, Hypertension, chronic fatigue, obesity, digestive tract maladies and other physiological disorders. His work has been commended by many area physicians, nurses, physical therapists and professionals of different industries. His accomplishments in health and wellness have been noted in publications nationally and he has also appeared on Good Morning America.  

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Advanced Tarot
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced Tarot

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

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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Champagne and Fried Chicken Showcase
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Champagne and Fried Chicken Showcase

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

About Tim:

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Tim Hinck is a wine educator and director of the Chattanooga Tasting Club. His passion is introducing his friends and neighbors to the great wine-makers and wine regions of the world. Over the past two years he has grown membership of the private “Chattanooga Tasting Club” to over 300 members who meet almost every week in restaurants and private spaces to explore rare wine. Tim’s method is to break down the stigma of stuffiness and exclusivity surrounding wine culture, and to encourage people’s natural curiosity by sharing wine in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. Tim is currently studying for his level 2 Sommelier certification. 

This class is in partnership with:

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Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

In this class, you'll learn how to turn grocery store, farmers marker or freshly foraged flowers into beautiful arrangements! Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers, using basic concepts of design. Your flowers will last longer, look cleaner and be showcased beautifully in your home!

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves. 

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Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Love & Logic for Parents of School-Aged Children

This course is designed to empower parents of school-aged children to balance their households to avoid the push and tug of the parent/child relationship. Learning how to discipline with love and logic so that consequences become growing experiences, rather than punitive, self-defeating guilt-inducing negative family experiences will be the goal of this session. Embedding the 5 to Thrive Strategies of Chattanooga Basics, families will leave with the goal of maximizing love while minimizing stress. In addition, families will get some tips on how to create a One-Year Plan to help their child be successful in school.

Are you ready for some practical ideas for raising responsible children who feel great about themselves – children who are responsible and ready to live in the real world? Are you ready to feel empowered and confident in leading a home that is filled with calmness and positivity? Are you ready to get started?

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Becoming Bilingual: How to Make Your Language Learning Goal a Reality
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Becoming Bilingual: How to Make Your Language Learning Goal a Reality

You’ve probably imagined yourself using flawless French to order a delicious breakfast croissant at a small pâtisserie by the Seine. Or maybe you’ve envisioned your daughter using her impressive Chinese to negotiate an overseas expansion of your family business. It’s easy to dream about the benefits of being bilingual, but it can be a lot harder to know how to make that dream a reality. Where do you start and what resources will really help you? 

In this class, Emily and Teo Valdés (Spanish teachers, Spanish-immersion camp directors, and Second Language Acquisition geeks) will dispel commonly held myths of language learning, give you a quick and dirty run down of what second language acquisition theory and research tell us about how languages are learned, and share a wealth of resources (both free and paid) that you can use in your own language learning journey. They’ll also guide you in making a language learning plan that’s realistic for you!

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Introduction to Acting
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Acting

This invigorating Pilates class is for all levels and abilities. Fletcher Pilates is a movement based style of Pilates focusing on developing core strength, upper and lower body strength, flexibility, mobility and coordination. Classes will incorporate floor work, barre work, and towel work. 

Bring a mat and a friend!

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Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

This class will be an introduction to the basics of calligraphy. From these basics in class, students can pursue developing the skills of a traditional style of calligraphy or can adapt them into a more contemporary style. Good penmanship is not required - only a desire to enjoy oneself and to learn some of the basics of the art of calligraphy. 

Supplies: We will provide all supplies including: paper for practice and calligraphy pens for you to take home. Students will need to bring a small quotation or an inspirational phrase to use for your project.

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Gouache for Journaling and Handlettering
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Gouache for Journaling and Handlettering

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

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

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

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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Understanding Your DSLR Camera & Basics of Shooting
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Understanding Your DSLR Camera & Basics of Shooting

This introductory class is a great place to start if you want to understand the basics of photography and how to use your DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. We will cover the fundamentals of how to use your camera and its basic functions. We will look at how to manually control what your images look like, exploring the "exposure triangle" and the relationship between the three basic exposure functions: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. We will also briefly cover how to shoot in shutter priority & aperture priority modes, as well as how to focus your images. We will then have a time of testing out what you've learned using your own cameras and answer any remaining questions you may have!

About the teacher:

Christina Bankson is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Chattanooga, though she's an Ohioan at heart. She has been photographing humans professionally for over 7 years, and loves every second of it (the sore feet after long weddings can go, though). She enjoys meeting new people, reading a variety of books (everything is interesting!), eating yummy food, dancing alone in the kitchen, and cuddling up with her husband to watch a good documentary and falling asleep before it's over. Website.

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Make Shift Happen
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

Make Shift Happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the teacher:

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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Understanding the Great Barrier Reef
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the Great Barrier Reef

This class is for anyone interested in learning about the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world that can be seen from outer space. Sarah Updegraff will speak on a firsthand basis about the mass coral bleaching event that took place worldwide in 2016. This event was occurring when she began her job as an eco-tour guide leading tourists out to the reef, making for an interesting introduction to the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem. If you're interested in the amazing world of coral reef ecology and have a desire to learn more about ocean conservation come out and learn with us!

Your ticket includes lunch. Many thanks to green|spaces for partnering for this class!

 

About the teacher:

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Sarah Updegraff is a Chattanooga native who has recently returned from a life abroad. Her passion for the outdoors and a love for the wonders of science led Sarah to study Environmental Science at Belmont University. With an unquenchable desire to explore, she embarked out into the world working for various organizations such as the National Park Service in the Florida Everglades, the Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui, and eventually landing an incredible job as an eco-tour guide leading groups to the Great Barrier Reef through Calypso Reef Cruises. She has a wild love for humpback whales, swamps, and ocean conservation.

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