Beginner Kite Making
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Kite Making

Kite making is fun and easy! In this beginner class, you will learn to make basic diamond kite. We will then drive to Sculpture Fields to test our creations. 

Supplies: All materials provided. You will supply the creative juices.

 Examples of some of the kites that have been made in the past!

Examples of some of the kites that have been made in the past!

About the teacher: 

Chuck Jones of River City Kites has been making kites since he was in middle school, about five decades ago. Chuck has conducted kite making workshops for about 20 years. After retiring from teaching secondary school, he started doing more kite workshops. In addition, Chuck has been a member of the American Kitefliers Association since 1978, and attends kite making retreats yearly.

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The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 3: The Style Guide Development Process
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 3: The Style Guide Development Process

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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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Introduction to Zentangle®
Sep
20
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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How to Hear Yourself: A Fall Weekend Writing Retreat
Sep
22
to Sep 23

How to Hear Yourself: A Fall Weekend Writing Retreat

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

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

This is a 2-day writer's retreat, taking place on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, September 21 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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Understanding Doulas
Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

Understanding Doulas

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Doulas help with birth and postpartum needs of families. According ot the DONA International, doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

This class will be a question and answer style converstaion for anyone who is curious about learning more about the birthing process. Whether you're pregnant, thinking about pregnancy, or are just interested in the process of bringing life into the world, this class is for you. 

About the teacher: 

Colleen Keough is a 28 year old single mom of the two reasons she became a doula. Colleen had an innate need for community support and emotional understanding that she wasn't receiving because she didn't know what she was looking for and didn't know how badly she needed it. After the birth of her children, Colleen knew that she needed to dive into the birth process deeper and reckon with what she had just been through. As a result, she assisted a few friends on their prenatal journeys and attended a couple of births before she started her official doula training with Doula Trainings International. She started as a Fire Mountain Doula to serve families in Chattanooga and its surrounding cities on their prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods. She plans to eventually get certified in bereavement and end of life doula work as well.

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Excel at Excel: Beginner's Excel Training
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Excel at Excel: Beginner's Excel Training

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Join us for to take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about setting print parameters, formatting spreadsheets, sorting information, filtering information, splitting and combing cells, simple formulas, PivotTables (they’re easier than you think!), and other features of Microsoft Excel. 

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.

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

About the teacher:

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Autumn Bhushan is a Senior HR Business Partner with a strong focus on HR analytics. She has worked at CHI Memorial Hospital for over 10 years and began during college as an HR Intern. She has received various promotions including HR Analyst, HR Business Partner, Recruitment/Retention Manager, Regional HR Operations Coordinator and Senior HR Analyst-Compliance. She graduate of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, where she obtained her BS and MBA, as well as her PHR certification.

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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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Beginner Palmistry
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Palmistry

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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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Basic Nutrition for the Healthy Pet
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

Basic Nutrition for the Healthy Pet

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Do you feel like your pet is healthy?

Learn what your pet’s real nutritional requirements are and how their current diet compares. Get a veterinary overview of your pet’s biology to better understand their nutritional needs based on science and physiology so you can help them live a healthy, happy, holistic life. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

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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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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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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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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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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Becoming Bilingual: How to Make Your Language Learning Goal a Reality
Oct
3
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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Working Through Stress With Writing
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Working Through Stress With Writing

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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.

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 writes poetry and prose, has published in many journals and magazines, and has published a novel and several collections of poetry through small literary presses. Complete publication information can be found at godlikepoet.com. She has taught composition, creative writing, and literature at UTC and has mentored private students through the Creative Nonfiction Writing Mentors Program. She has experience teaching ELS writing and is comfortable and qualified to instruct in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as professional writing. Currently, her writing focuses on the intersection of prose and poetry and the possibilities of godly exploration and expression.

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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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The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 1: S.W.O.T Analysis
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 1: S.W.O.T Analysis

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 specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic and timely metrics that drive marketing efforts. Each class has been developed to be taken by 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. These classes are bring your own lunch.

October 11th. Part 1: Create a S.W.O.T. Analysis that drives decisions

A SWOT analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps marketers focus on key issues that are effecting progress, both internally and externally. In this class we will learn how to use a SWOT analysis to guide marketing decisions. Then together, we will develop your own personalized analysis to use moving forward.

October 18th Part 2: Defining your S.M.A.R.T. marketing goals

SMART goals are specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic & timely metrics that should drive each and every marketing effort in an organization. In this class we will learn how to determine SMART goals, then develop them for your own organizational marketing strategy.

October 25th Part 3: How to Develop a Marketing Communication Strategy

Statistically, we are actually worse at marketing than our historical industry counterparts. But that is mostly because communications have changed and we have so many more mediums we must learn and navigate. What used to be straightforward, is now complex and results in a lack of a fully developed integrated marketing mix. In this class we will learn how to develop a simplified plan that both reaches organizational goals and your ideal target market.

November 1st Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics

Metrics determine whether you are fulfilling key organization objects through your communication plan. In this class we will learn how to define metrics and budget appropriately to maximize your plans potential.

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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Beginner Macrame: Wall Hangings
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Macrame: Wall Hangings

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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, included 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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    Goals: Finish 2018 Strong
    Oct
    13
    10:00 AM10:00

    Goals: Finish 2018 Strong

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

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

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

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

    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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    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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    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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    Making a Paper Succulent Garden
    Oct
    16
    6:00 PM18:00

    Making a Paper Succulent Garden

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    We all love succulents, but how about succulents that you never have to water and live forever? Join us as we make mini-paper succulent gardens together.

    Supplies: We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, mini pot, and more!

    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
    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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    The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 2: S.M.A.R.T. Marketing Goals
    Oct
    18
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 2: S.M.A.R.T. Marketing Goals

    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 specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic and timely metrics that drive marketing efforts. Each class has been developed to be taken by 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. These classes are bring your own lunch.

    October 11th. Part 1: Create a S.W.O.T. Analysis that drives decisions

    A SWOT analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps marketers focus on key issues that are effecting progress, both internally and externally. In this class we will learn how to use a SWOT analysis to guide marketing decisions. Then together, we will develop your own personalized analysis to use moving forward.

    October 18th Part 2: Defining your S.M.A.R.T. marketing goals

    SMART goals are specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic & timely metrics that should drive each and every marketing effort in an organization. In this class we will learn how to determine SMART goals, then develop them for your own organizational marketing strategy.

    October 25th Part 3: How to Develop a Marketing Communication Strategy

    Statistically, we are actually worse at marketing than our historical industry counterparts. But that is mostly because communications have changed and we have so many more mediums we must learn and navigate. What used to be straightforward, is now complex and results in a lack of a fully developed integrated marketing mix. In this class we will learn how to develop a simplified plan that both reaches organizational goals and your ideal target market.

    November 1st Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics

    Metrics determine whether you are fulfilling key organization objects through your communication plan. In this class we will learn how to define metrics and budget appropriately to maximize your plans potential.

    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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    Four on the Floor: Basic Obedience + Manners! - 4 Part Series
    Oct
    18
    to Nov 8

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Specialty Nutrition for Pets with Chronic Disease
    Oct
    24
    5:30 PM17:30

    Specialty Nutrition for Pets with Chronic Disease

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    Cancer, renal failure, chronic skin conditions, diabetes, arthritis and so much more can be reversed or managed when an appropriate species based diet is applied. Learn why your pet’s diet could be exacerbating their illness and the simple changes that you can make to improve their quality of life.

    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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    The Marketing Strategy Series,  Part 3: A Marketing Communication Strategy
    Oct
    25
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 3: A Marketing Communication Strategy

    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 specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic and timely metrics that drive marketing efforts. Each class has been developed to be taken by 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. These classes are bring your own lunch.

    October 11th. Part 1: Create a S.W.O.T. Analysis that drives decisions

    A SWOT analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps marketers focus on key issues that are effecting progress, both internally and externally. In this class we will learn how to use a SWOT analysis to guide marketing decisions. Then together, we will develop your own personalized analysis to use moving forward.

    October 18th Part 2: Defining your S.M.A.R.T. marketing goals

    SMART goals are specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic & timely metrics that should drive each and every marketing effort in an organization. In this class we will learn how to determine SMART goals, then develop them for your own organizational marketing strategy.

    October 25th Part 3: How to Develop a Marketing Communication Strategy

    Statistically, we are actually worse at marketing than our historical industry counterparts. But that is mostly because communications have changed and we have so many more mediums we must learn and navigate. What used to be straightforward, is now complex and results in a lack of a fully developed integrated marketing mix. In this class we will learn how to develop a simplified plan that both reaches organizational goals and your ideal target market.

    November 1st Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics

    Metrics determine whether you are fulfilling key organization objects through your communication plan. In this class we will learn how to define metrics and budget appropriately to maximize your plans potential.

    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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    The Marketing Strategy Series,  Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics
    Oct
    25
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Marketing Strategy Series, Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics

    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 specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic and timely metrics that drive marketing efforts. Each class has been developed to be taken by 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. These classes are bring your own lunch.

    October 11th. Part 1: Create a S.W.O.T. Analysis that drives decisions

    A SWOT analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps marketers focus on key issues that are effecting progress, both internally and externally. In this class we will learn how to use a SWOT analysis to guide marketing decisions. Then together, we will develop your own personalized analysis to use moving forward.

    October 18th Part 2: Defining your S.M.A.R.T. marketing goals

    SMART goals are specific, measurable, aspirational, realistic & timely metrics that should drive each and every marketing effort in an organization. In this class we will learn how to determine SMART goals, then develop them for your own organizational marketing strategy.

    October 25th Part 3: How to Develop a Marketing Communication Strategy

    Statistically, we are actually worse at marketing than our historical industry counterparts. But that is mostly because communications have changed and we have so many more mediums we must learn and navigate. What used to be straightforward, is now complex and results in a lack of a fully developed integrated marketing mix. In this class we will learn how to develop a simplified plan that both reaches organizational goals and your ideal target market.

    November 1st Part 4: Defining Successful Marketing Metrics

    Metrics determine whether you are fulfilling key organization objects through your communication plan. In this class we will learn how to define metrics and budget appropriately to maximize your plans potential.

    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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    Open Mic Storytelling Night: Startup Week Editions
    Oct
    25
    6:00 PM18:00

    Open Mic Storytelling Night: Startup Week Editions

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    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. 

    $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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    Haunting Halloween Embroidery
    Oct
    29
    6:00 PM18:00

    Haunting Halloween Embroidery

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    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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    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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    Beginner Handlettering
    Sep
    18
    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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    Beginner Handlettering
    Sep
    17
    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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    Making a Paper Succulent Garden
    Sep
    15
    10:00 AM10:00

    Making a Paper Succulent Garden

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    We all love succulents, but how about succulents that you never have to water and live forever? Join us as we make mini-paper succulent gardens together.

    Supplies: We will be supplying all the materials, which include, card stock paper, scissors, glue, mini pot, and more!

    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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    Guitar 101: Strumming & Picking
    Sep
    13
    5:30 PM17:30

    Guitar 101: Strumming & Picking

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    Do you have a guitar but haven’t quite mastered it yet? This series will show you all the basics of the guitar.  We’ll cover parts of the guitar, changing strings, playing the five basic chords, strumming, picking and more!

    This class will teach you how to strum, pick and do other techniques to make the chords come to life.

    Please note: a guitar is required for this class. Please contact us if you do not have one available.

    This is a series class which will take place on August 23 and September 13 only. The class originally scheduled for August 9 will be covered on August 23. Each class in this series is sold individually, and you are not required to come to both. 

    About the teacher:

    Dayv H is the founder and instructor at Dayv H Music Studio. He has a passion for music and enjoys helping others learn about music. His involvement in music and music performance spans over 20 yrs both professionally and otherwise. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Ministry from Liberty University. While studying there, he was professionally trained in both Guitar and Vocal performance. He has several years of musical instruction experience including both private and group lessons. He is dedicated to bettering his community and world by training others to express themselves through music. His goal is to promote the musical arts in order to train the next generation of musicians, vocalists, concert instrumentalists, and worship leaders.

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    The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 2: Defining Your Unique Selling Position
    Sep
    13
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 2: Defining Your Unique Selling Position

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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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    Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
    Sep
    12
    5:30 PM17:30

    Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality

    In this class, we are going to explore behaviors: how we act, how others see us, and the impact they have on our professional and personal lives. You'll learn how to spot a behavioral style, how to communicate effectively with other styles to achieve your goals, and where you can get the best tools to assess yourself and others. Used properly, the knowledge gained from using assessments can help your organization or personal life in many ways: reducing and managing conflict, building successful teams, employee development, performance management, personal and professional growth for your employees, role/position and employee alignment, and so much more. The results for your business include improved morale, increased efficiency, better employee engagement, reduced turnover, lower stress levels, and ultimately greater return on your investment.

    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. 

    Questions about the class? Email info@thechattery.org

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    No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
    Sep
    11
    6:00 PM18:00

    No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

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

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

    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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    Chalkboard Lettering 101
    Sep
    10
    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!  In this class, participants will learn 10 tricks to make a dynamic and dimensional chalkboard.

    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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    The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 1: The Brand Refresher Course
    Sep
    6
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Brand and Beyond Series, Part 1: The Brand Refresher Course

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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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    Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101
    Aug
    31
    6:00 PM18:00

    Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

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    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. All supplies included, including the vase!

    About the teacher:

    Liza Greever is a florist who specifies in weddings and special events. She started Fox & Fern in the spring of 2015 and has done hundreds of beautiful weddings and large scale events in the greater Chattanooga area. Currently she works out of her in home studio at the home she owns with Chattanooga rocker husband, TJ Greever, their son Dunagan and Boston Terrier, Tuesday. She has a background in art and design from the University of Maine, her sculpture concentration translated well into learning floral design. Liza loves all flowers but is especially fond of lush greenery and blue delphinium , she also loves a good fluffy garden rose. Liza's personal design style is mid-century modern, meets eclectic bohemian.

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    Open Mic Storytelling Night: Firsts
    Aug
    30
    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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    Embroidery 101
    Aug
    28
    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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    Beginner Palmistry
    Aug
    27
    6:00 PM18:00

    Beginner Palmistry

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    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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    Woman: Celebrate Your Worth!
    Aug
    25
    12:00 PM12:00

    Woman: Celebrate Your Worth!

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    What are you worth? How about to yourself? Is your worth solely connected ot what you do or how much or how little you have accomplished? Or what you have?

    Our sense of worth is something we carry with us wherever we go. Empowerment is available to you right here, right now. A woman who knows her worth knows how to celebrate the value of all of her unique gifts and talents. She lifts others up by her presence and truly loves who she is and knows how to take care of herself first.

    Are you ready to embrace your full worth?

     In this class, we will explore the relationship we honor with ourselves as women. You will receive tools and exercises to support you in discovering your true worth. This workshop will guide you to:

    • Identify your level of self-care investment and strategies
    • Bring awareness to the voice of your inner and outer critic
    • Discover the vibrant Voice of Wisdom that you were born with as she is the essence of who you are meant to
    • Use persona work to identify how we are showing up within our self image and what we can do to shift those perceptions 
    • Create a new story – one that supports and nurtures our greatest desires for who we truly want to be

    You are the only you in the world and you have something very special to offer along this journey, but in order to do that… You must believe in your worth and value all of who you are!

    Snacks provided.

    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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    Soap Making 101
    Aug
    25
    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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    The First Four: Puppy Training - 4 Part Series
    Aug
    23
    6:00 PM18:00

    The First Four: Puppy Training - 4 Part Series

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    “The First Four” refers to the first four months of a puppy’s life. These are arguably the most important months of development. During this time puppies pick up on behaviors that will set the stage for future learning. As we know, puppies don’t stay puppies for very long and it’s this critical but brief window where puppies learn how to interact with other dogs and how to navigate in a human world. There is great opportunity in the first four months for us to shape our dog’s first and impressionable experiences. When done properly and consistently our puppies develop seamlessly into the well-adjusted, mannered, and happy dogs we hope for.

    This is a 4-part class meeting every Thursday evening at 6pm for four consecutive weeks. Each class will consist of puppy playtime and socialization where you will learn how to shape your puppy’s play into positive interactions with other dogs. In addition to play/socialization, each Thursday night will have a different themed lesson:  

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    • Week One: Crate & Potty Training
    • Week Two: Intro to Obedience
    • Week Three: Impulse Control
    • Week Four: Feeding & Nutrition

    Important Note! Class is for all puppies 9 weeks to 4 months old. You MUST provide proof of distemper/parvo vaccination (2 rounds from licensed vet.). This is for the safety of all puppies and you will not be allowed to attend class without proper documentation. This class is priced per dog, up to two humans can come with one ticket.

    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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    Guitar 101: The Five Basic Chords
    Aug
    23
    5:30 PM17:30

    Guitar 101: The Five Basic Chords

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    Do you have a guitar but haven’t quite mastered it yet? This series will show you all the basics of the guitar.  We’ll cover parts of the guitar, changing strings, playing the five basic chords, strumming, picking and more!

    This class will cover getting started with playing the guitar.In this class, you will learn how to change your strings, tune your guitar, and the five chords you need to know to play almost anything.

    Please note: a guitar is required for this class. Please contact us if you do not have one available.

    This is a series class which will take place on August 23 and September 13 only. The class originally scheduled for August 9 will be covered on August 23. Each class in this series is sold individually, and you are not required to come to both. 

    About the teacher:

    Dayv H is the founder and instructor at Dayv H Music Studio. He has a passion for music and enjoys helping others learn about music. His involvement in music and music performance spans over 20 yrs both professionally and otherwise. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Ministry from Liberty University. While studying there, he was professionally trained in both Guitar and Vocal performance. He has several years of musical instruction experience including both private and group lessons. He is dedicated to bettering his community and world by training others to express themselves through music. His goal is to promote the musical arts in order to train the next generation of musicians, vocalists, concert instrumentalists, and worship leaders.

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    Introduction to Calligraphy
    Aug
    22
    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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    Creative Journaling 101
    Aug
    22
    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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    The Art of the Flower Crown
    Aug
    18
    2:00 PM14:00

    The Art of the Flower Crown

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    In this class, you'll learn the wonderful art of making flower crowns. We’ll be using colorful flowers and textural elements to craft fun and funky summer headpieces that you’ll want to keep on until the leaves turn. This class will not only introduce you to the basics of crown design, but will also be a crazy fun time!

    BYOB. All supplies included!

    About the teacher:

    Liza Greever is a florist who specifies in weddings and special events. She started Fox & Fern in the spring of 2015 and has done hundreds of beautiful weddings and large scale events in the greater Chattanooga area. Currently she works out of her in home studio at the home she owns with Chattanooga rocker husband, TJ Greever, their son Dunagan and Boston Terrier, Tuesday. She has a background in art and design from the University of Maine, her sculpture concentration translated well into learning floral design. Liza loves all flowers but is especially fond of lush greenery and blue delphinium , she also loves a good fluffy garden rose. Liza's personal design style is mid-century modern, meets eclectic bohemian.

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    Soap Making 101
    Aug
    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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    Beginner Tarot
    Aug
    13
    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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    The Power of Positively Sayin' It
    Aug
    11
    12:00 PM12:00

    The Power of Positively Sayin' It

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    Of the 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts you have per day, many are translating into emotions and forming your belief system. What you consistently think and say becomes who you are and what you experience.

    The good news is that you can learn to master your thoughts and reclaim your power. Wherever you are in the process and whatever negativity that has happened along the way, you can choose to not let it define you or your future moments any longer.

    In this class you will:

    • Learn the cycle of your thoughts and how they create your reality.
    • Identify the origins of a negative belief system and use tools and exercises to create a shift to a new positive belief system.
    • Receive tools that will shift your energy into a force that supports your greatest good.
    • Explore quantum physics and the power of your thoughts and words have an energy that influences your experiences.
    • Learn how to tap into your own source of wisdom for guidance and clarity.

    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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    Beginner Handlettering
    Aug
    8
    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 Homemade Kombucha - SOLD OUT
    Jul
    31
    6:00 PM18:00

    Introduction to Homemade Kombucha - SOLD OUT

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    Learn all about the world of kombucha, a fermented black or green tea that has restorative properties. In this class you will learn the history and science of kombucha. You will also learn how to make this delightful, delicious, and nutritious fermented drink at home, as well as how to flavor and carbonate your brews.

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

    About the teacher:

    Danielle Shelton is a food artisan, textile artist, writer, world traveler, and life-long learner. She is the blogger behind fermdamentals.com, who shares her passion for fermented foods and beverages online and through classes. Danielle is currently a PhD student in the Public History program at MTSU. She spends most of her time at home researching and writing with a kitty in her lap, in the kitchen coming up with tasty treats, or creating textile art.

    This class is sold out. 

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    Civics 101: Federal Government
    Jul
    30
    6:00 PM18:00

    Civics 101: Federal Government

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

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

    • The branches of government
    • Bills becoming law
    • Separation of powers
    • Voting
    • How to make your voice heard

    This class is non-partisan and for informational purposes only. The Civics 101 series is in partnership with the Chattanooga Chapter of League of Women Voters and The Chattery.

    About the teacher:

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    Lisa Bilbrey Hyder was born and raised in Cookeville, Tennessee. She received a B.A. in government from Smith College and spent time as a congressional intern. For over 25 years, Lisa worked as a technical writer, mostly in software development companies. Along the way, she spent a year studying at Emory University School of Law--alas, she did not complete her law degree, but she did meet her husband there. They lived for 10 years in Massachusetts, where Lisa served on her local school committee, and moved here with their two sons in 2004. Lisa is co-president of the League of Women Voters of Chattanooga and works in the English and History & Political Studies departments at Southern Adventist University.

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    Adulting Summer Camp: Self-Care & Chill Luau
    Jul
    27
    5:30 PM17:30

    Adulting Summer Camp: Self-Care & Chill Luau

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    YOU DESERVE A BREAK.
    Yes, YOU.

    Join us on the roof of The Edney for a self care luau, complete with music, dancing, and drinks.

    The party is free, and drinks for purchase from Bitter Alibi.  Tunes from DJ MCPRO.

    Massages provided at $1 per minute from Mad Hatter Massage & Wellness.

    *This event is sponsored by Urban Story Ventures

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    Adulting Summer Camp: Making Pour Decisions - SOLD OUT
    Jul
    26
    5:30 PM17:30

    Adulting Summer Camp: Making Pour Decisions - SOLD OUT

    This class is sold out. Please sign up for the wait list here.

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    Tired of making bad decisions when it comes to wine? Join the club, we are too. In this class, we’ll learn all about the origins of your favorite hydrating beverage - summer water (aka rosé).

    The class includes a tasting of five wines, led by Aubrey Stout from Imbibe Chattanooga.

    Seating is limited. 

    About the teacher:

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    Aubrey Stout decided to become a wine professional from listening to a wine podcast during a stint as an English teacher in Beijing.  Despite her proclivity for Cava and Sauvignon Blanc, she was fascinated by the way the podcast hosts waxed eloquent about Verdicchio from the Marche, or cru Beaujolais from France.  Wine was perfectly situated at the confluence of her love of travel, food, and culture.  Determined to learn--and drink!--as much as possible, she began voraciously reading wine books on her return to Tennessee.  She got a job in a wine shop, then another wine shop, and finally as the wine buyer and assistant general manager at Imbibe Chattanooga.  She currently holds the WSET Level 3 Award in wine.  When she's not curating the wine club at Imbibe or hooking customers up with killer bottles, she can be found plotting her next wine trip to France, drinking Chenin Blanc or Beaujolais on her porch, or writing about her wine adventures on her blog, Umami and Wine.  

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    Adulting Summer Camp: Sundae Funday
    Jul
    25
    5:30 PM17:30

    Adulting Summer Camp: Sundae Funday

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    Sundae Funday, better than a Monday.
    Can only do it one way
    And that is the...rich way?

    We’re kidding (or are we?).

    Money talks don’t have to be difficult especially when there’s ice cream! In honor of National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (yes, this is a real thing), we’ll learn all about counting our coins and planning for the future. “Mo Money, Mo Problems” was a catchy song but it’s not a solid financial plan.

    Join us to learn all about basic investing from Jennifer Harper of Bridge Financial Planning and all about estate planning from Chris Sislo of HHM Wealth Advisors.

    This event is $5 and it covers all production costs. If this cost is prohibitive, please email us at info@thechattery.org.

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