Adulting Summer Camp: Cocktails First, Questions Later Happy Hour
Jul
28
5:30 pm17:30

Adulting Summer Camp: Cocktails First, Questions Later Happy Hour

  • The Daily Ration

We’re closing out Adult Summer Camp in style. Come hang and socialize with us at The Daily Ration for a grown up happy hour. Our friends at The Daily Ration will feature a special happy hour showcasing cocktails most adults should know how to make (like a proper martini or a perfectly-portioned margarita).

Everyone will take home a recipe guide to recreate the recipes at home from our co-founder, Shawanda of Eat.Drink.Frolic.

Admission is free, and a cash bar will get you what you want!

Create Your Own Terrarium
Aug
1
6:00 pm18:00

Create Your Own Terrarium

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Using different living plants, we will create terrariums with a variety of materials. We will have the option of creating a desert habitat, with the use of succulents, and will also have the option of creating a more tropical habitat with the use of moss and other water loving plants. We will talk about the different types of terrariums, why it works to create a mini-ecosystem, and will explore different aesthetic choices you can make when arranging a terrarium. 

The class will include all materials necessary to create a terrarium, including the glass container. If you have your own glass container you would like to bring, that's ok as well.

Sound and Structure: Introduction to Phonology for Poets and Songwriters
Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

Sound and Structure: Introduction to Phonology for Poets and Songwriters

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

In this class, we will cover the basics of phonology--the study of sound structure--and will explore some tools for the writer to observe and think proactively about her own personal sound. Participants are encouraged to bring a few lines to a paragraph of their own or another influential writer's work to observe it's structure. We will also be writing new material in the workshop. 

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
Aug
8
5:30 pm17:30

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality

  • The Edney, Fifth Floor

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.

Voting 101
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

Voting 101

  • The Fourth Floor at the Downtown Public Library

Voter registration and voter turnout are hot topics every election cycle, but have you ever wondered how you can contribute to improving voter engagement? This workshop will look beyond the politically charged rhetoric and examine voter behavior. Dr. Amanda Wintersieck will present research-based information on voting and voter registration, as well as give strategies for increasing voter turnout in Chattanooga and Tennessee. Following Dr. Wintersieck's discussion, the voter registration team of the local League of Women Voters chapter will lead a training session on voter registration and give you the opportunity to sign up to help register voters locally. 

It's Not You... It's Your Website
Aug
16
12:00 pm12:00

It's Not You... It's Your Website

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Not seeing the results you hoped for online? It might be time for a website audit.

To contribute to your bottom line, your company’s website needs to combine technical best practices, intentional conversion opportunities, informative content, and user-friendly design. 

At this brown bag lunch session, you’ll learn the whys and hows of a website audit and walk away with free online tools to use as soon as you’re back at your desk. We’ll dive into a technical, design, and content review to get you started and show you how to continue to track your progress as you begin to make website improvements.

Admission is free, but space is limited. Hurry and grab your seat.

Stress Management Series: Dealing with Stress
Aug
16
Aug 30

Stress Management Series: Dealing with Stress

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Have you ever wondered how to better manage your stress? Have you often felt overwhelmed by stress and wondered, "Where is this coming from?" or "Why is everyone causing me so much stress?" Join us for a course on gaining new knowledge and tools to use when you're feeling stressed out.

Beach Drinks: Saying Goodbye to Summer
Aug
21
6:00 pm18:00

Beach Drinks: Saying Goodbye to Summer

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Summer isn't over yet, but it's winding down. We're trying to keep the dream of the beach alive all year long. Learn how to make three delicious (and boozy) drinks: rum punch, lazy man's paloma with a twist, and hooch.

Beach-themed snacks will be served.

Beginner's Astrology
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Beginner's Astrology

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Astrology is the study of the relationship between the relative positions of certain celestial bodies and life here on earth. Because the word astrology comes from the Greek words astron, meaning ‘star' and logos, meaning ‘word', we can literally translate astrology to mean the language of the stars. A language and practice that has developed over thousands of years by numerous cultures around the world since its earliest recorded beginnings in the third millennium BC. There are numerous elements, calculations and interpretations that need to be made in order to be able to figure out different things in someone's life.

In this course, we will explore astrology, and how it can impact your daily life. We'll discuss some basic terminology, symbols, the twelve signs of the zodiac, the planets, and elements. 

Immigration: Where Are We Now?
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

Immigration: Where Are We Now?

  • The Edney, Floor Five

The United States government is currently taking a “hard line” approach to immigration. From the travel ban, to “extreme vetting,” to increased use of detention the current policies have a profound effect on how America’s immigration laws are enforced. At the same time, however, rulings from a number of Federal courts have demonstrated that the government’s power over immigration policy is not unlimited.  Martin W. Lester, a Chattanooga immigration attorney, will review how the current policies have affected the immigration system, both through the impact on the system itself and the families and individuals involved, and what may be in store for the future.

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
Sep
7
5:30 pm17:30

Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality

  • The Edney, Fifth Floor

Due to popular demand, we're repeating this class! Sign up before tickets are gone.

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.


Adulting Summer Camp: Cash Rules Everything Around Me (Ice CREAM Social)
Jul
27
5:30 pm17:30

Adulting Summer Camp: Cash Rules Everything Around Me (Ice CREAM Social)

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Work load got you down? Or maybe you’re tired of the “follow your passion” rhetoric. Whatever your career woes, we can help. We’ve gathered a panel of experts in a variety of fields to help navigate some of our biggest adult career concerns. From getting noticed in a stack of resumes to negotiating a salary - we’ve got you covered.

Panelists include Jamie Nabers, HR consultant and founder of HR Designs, Amanda Jelks, business attorney and owner of Jelks Law, and Stefanie Crowe.

Oh and did we mention we’ll have ice cream? You can’t be mad while eating ice cream - that’s a fact. We might even sprinkle in a little something extra.

Adulting Summer Camp: Let's Talk About Stress, Baby
Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

Adulting Summer Camp: Let's Talk About Stress, Baby

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Adulting is stressful sometimes, right? Whether it’s work stress or relationship drama, you can learn how to better respond to these situations at our stress relieving luau!

In this class, you’ll learn a number of techniques that you can implement at home or in the workplace. We’ll end the session with a stress reliever in the form of meditation, which can help decrease anxiety.

Let’s relax, get lei’d and live our best (stress-free) lives.

Adulting Summer Camp: Cook It, Cook It Real Good
Jul
25
5:30 pm17:30

Adulting Summer Camp: Cook It, Cook It Real Good

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

Adulting in the kitchen isn’t just organizing takeout menus (even though that’s impressive). It’s knowing the basics of cooking like boiling an egg, chopping an onion (yes, there’s a correct way) and most importantly, how to read a recipe.

In this demo style class, our cooking instructor will show you everything you need to know to survive in the kitchen - and then some.

And because we’re adults, BYOW (that’s wine, folks).

Adulting Summer Camp: S’More Money, S’More Problems
Jul
24
5:30 pm17:30

Adulting Summer Camp: S’More Money, S’More Problems

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Telling scary stories around the campfire while roasting marshmallows is a summer camp tradition. Join us as we continue that tradition with a campfire-themed chat all about MONEY. Don’t be afraid though - we’re not telling scary money stories. Instead, we’re trading the ghost stories for money lessons every adult should know. You’ll learn from experts on how keep your money and even better, how to grow it. We’ll even dive into retirement and estate planning.

Other campfire topics:

  • Building credit

  • Deciding on big ticket items (like cars and houses)

  • When to hire a financial planner

Let’s gather around the fire (don’t worry, it’s not a real fire) and have an adult conversation about finances. Campfire-themed snacks will be served, obviously.

Make Your Own Lipgloss
Jul
18
5:30 pm17:30

Make Your Own Lipgloss

  • The Tomorrow Building

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

Choosing the Right Color for Your Home: An Interior Design Workshop
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Choosing the Right Color for Your Home: An Interior Design Workshop

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

What's your process for selecting a paint color for your home?

In this class, we will go beyond "well, that's a pretty color". We will talk about lighting both artificial and natural; how it affects a room. We'll also discuss what color environment you and your family needs. Do you need energy, do you need calm, do you have a family member that is sensory sensitive?

The History of Hip-Hop Part 2
Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

The History of Hip-Hop Part 2

  • The Edney, Floor Five

History of Hip-Hop
June 27 and 29
6pm - 9pm
$15 for one class; $25 for both!

Learn all about the history of Hip-Hop culture beginning with its earliest influences, the creators, and cultivators of the Hip-Hop art forms. This class takes a chronological journey from the early 70s to present day through the eyes of the hip-hop community. This information was compiled by C-Grimey in 2017 to give the community a real understanding of the origins of hip-hop and its importance to America.

Drinks and food will be served!

The History of Hip-Hop Part 1
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

The History of Hip-Hop Part 1

  • The Edney, Floor Five

History of Hip-Hop
June 27 and 29
6pm - 9pm
$15 for one class; $25 for both!

Learn all about the history of Hip-Hop culture beginning with its earliest influences, the creators, and cultivators of the Hip-Hop art forms. This class takes a chronological journey from the early 70s to present day through the eyes of the hip-hop community. This information was compiled by C-Grimey in 2017 to give the community a real understanding of the origins of hip-hop and its importance to America.

Drinks and food will be served!

Farm to Table: Creating a Delicious Meal from the Farmer's Market
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Farm to Table: Creating a Delicious Meal from the Farmer's Market

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

It's farmer's market season which means it's time for fresh, local veggies! During this demo class, we'll discuss what's in season, preservation methods, and cooking techniques of many summer vegetables and herbs. You'll leave with a recipe pack with some of our favorite things to eat in the summertime and we'll make a weeknight meal together. Come hungry, there will be plenty to sample!

Wines from the Wild: Making Flower and Fruit Wines
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Wines from the Wild: Making Flower and Fruit Wines

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Summertime means fragrant flowers & fresh berries, and flowers & berries mean wine! Join Fermdamental's Danielle Shelton as she demonstrates how to make wine with wild flowers and berries. The participants will learn the fundamentals of making wild wines and will leave with a few recipes they can try at home. All participants must be 21 or older, as sampling homemade wines will be part of the fun! This is a demonstration-style class.

How to Write Beautifully: Cursive Handwriting
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

How to Write Beautifully: Cursive Handwriting

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Handwriting isn't dead...yet. If you're better at typing than writing a letter, this class is for you. We'll be teaching the beautiful, elegant art of cursive handwriting. If you haven't written a handwritten letter since the 2nd grade, it's time for you to jump back into it! 

Supplies included.

Introduction to Pipe Smoking
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Pipe Smoking

  • Burns Tobacconist

Smoking a pipe can be one of the most relaxing hobbies, but it can also intimidating and frustrating if you've never tried it before. This class will offer a chance for those new to the hobby to learn the basics of pipe smoking—how to properly pack a pipe, light and taste the tobacco—as well as an overview of the wide variety of pipe tobacco and pipes available. Tobacco comes in a variety of flavors and strengths, so it's good to start slow under the guise of a veteran enthusiast. Each guest will receive a Missouri Meerschaum corn cob pipe, accessories, tobacco samples and the knowledge to continue exploring the endless world of pipe smoking for years to come.

Please note: this class will be held in the Davidoff Lounge Boardroom at Burns Tobacconist. 

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

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Chattanooga

  • The Edney, Floor Five

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

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

Laughter Yoga
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Laughter Yoga

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter that can be achieved by all ages and fitness level. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Exercises are done in groups, with eye contact, jokes and playfulness between participants. There are four primary focuses in laughter yoga: breathing, childlike movement, clapping, and laughter. 

This form of yoga does have physical benefits as well as psychological benefits. Thirty minutes of sustained laughter equals ten solid minutes of core work. A handful of small-scale scientific studies have indicated that Laughter Yoga may potentially have some medically beneficial effects, including benefits to cardiovascular health and mood. Benefits to mood in depressed patients have been found to be as good as exercise therapy. A study by Oxford University found that pain thresholds become "significantly higher" after laughter, compared to the control condition, and saw this as being due to laughter itself, rather than the mood of the subject. The study suggested that Laughter produced an "endorphin-mediated opiate effect" which could "play a crucial role in social bonding".

Water Safety 101 - Canceled
May
24
6:00 pm18:00

Water Safety 101 - Canceled

  • The Edney

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

Are you and your kids ready for this?

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

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

*This is NOT a certification class. 

Dog Training: Manners and Leash Walking
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Dog Training: Manners and Leash Walking

  • The Edney, Floor Five

Does your dog jump up on your guests? Does he pull on leash or stop to sniff every five feet? Is she afraid of or aggressive toward other dogs and humans on the trail? If your experiencing behavior issues with your dog or are simply interested in learning more about dog behavior this class is for you. Behavior specialist and trainer, Nicole McDermid, will discuss what motivates our canine friends and how you can dramatically change your own dog’s behavior by making small modifications at home and on the trail. Specifically, you will learn to improve both everyday manners (barking, growling, hyperactivity, etc.) and your complete leash walking experience. Your behavior issue not covered by these topics? Time will be set aside toward the end of class for your individual questions. And for you visual learners out there, Roxy will be our demonstration dog for the evening!

Unfortunately, no other dogs will be permitted at this particular class, but look for future dog-friendly training classes!

Wedding Planning 101
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Wedding Planning 101

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Weddings can be stressful, but having a well-planned one makes all the difference. If you're planning a walk down the aisle, join us for an insider's guide to all things you need to know to plan a wedding, including tips to stay organized, and ways to stay on a budget. You'll walk away armed with planning materials including spreadsheets and other documents to make sure you're ready.

Jewelry Making for Mother's Day - Canceled
May
11
5:30 pm17:30

Jewelry Making for Mother's Day - Canceled

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

Attention sons and daughters: Mother's Day is coming up quick! Do you have something in mind for your wonderful mom? 

In this class, you will learn how to make paper beads, string together a necklace and attach a clasp at the back. All supplies included in the price of the class. Buy a ticket for you and your mother (or father!) and we'll give you a memory and matching necklaces. 

Introduction to Brush Lettering - SOLD OUT
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Brush Lettering - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

Introduction to Kombucha & More
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Introduction to Kombucha & More

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

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

Breaking into Acting
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

Breaking into Acting

  • The Edney

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

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

It includes information on:

  • Headshots
  • Demo reel
  • Auditions
  • Casting calls
  • And more...
Eating Nutritionally with the Seasons: Spring - Cancelled
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Eating Nutritionally with the Seasons: Spring - Cancelled

  • Dish T'Pass Cooking School

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

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

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

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

Chinese Medicine 101
Apr
20
5:30 pm17:30

Chinese Medicine 101

  • The Edney, Floor FIve

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

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

Collecting Art on a Budget

  • Jazzanooga Arts Space

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

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

Celebrate Three Years of The Chattery!

  • Dish T'Pass Grab & Go Cafe

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

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

Hope you can join us!

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

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

During the fun, the following will be covered:

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

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

Origami 101
Apr
5
6:30 pm18:30

Origami 101

  • Tomorrow Building

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

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

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

Stab, Stab, Stab: Needle Felting for Stress Relief

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace

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

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