Introduction to Chinese Medicine
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Chinese Medicine

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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.

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Beginner Astrology
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Astrology

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Your astrological birth chart reveals who you are when you are born. What does that mean for your life?

In this class, you'll learn about the history behind astrology and get a basic understanding of the basic terminology, symbols, the twelve zodiac signs, the planets and elements.

About the teacher:

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

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Beginner Macraweave: Wall Hanging
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Macraweave: Wall Hanging

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In this class, we’re combining our two favorites: macrame and weaving! Learn to make your own elegant macraweave wall hanging! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own wall hanging, including an overview of the materials.

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

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

About the teacher:

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

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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101

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Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren't profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it's a book of negativity and if someone found it they'd think you're a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it.

In this class, we'll talk about the relief of journaling, and that you can actually have fun! We'll do writing exercises in the class, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided.

About the teacher:

Paula Dzik is in her mid-40s and looks more like her mother every day. Step-mother to two teen girls, she is skilled at ignoring sibling rivalries while drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. A Marketing Strategist, Paula has spent her career explaining to friends that she's not the one who designs the brochure...or conceives of the tv spot...or knows reporters; nope, she's a project manager who also crunches data (Marketing doesn't sound so sexy now, does it?). She dabbles in writing nonfiction humor, binge watches TV while on the treadmill, and listens to podcasts.

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Introduction to Fluid Art
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Fluid Art

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In this class, you will learn the basics to create beautiful, archival quality artwork. You will learn how to prepare the paint and canvas, different fluid techniques, and how to finish your artwork so that it can last for years to come. You will take home artwork that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

All supplies included.

About the teacher:

Kittie Diggs is the mother of four, a writer and a painter. Kittie turned to painting and writing as ways to heal from the death of her oldest son. He died from suicide when he was 18. The hardest thing for her has been to watch her other children suffer and remain stuck in their grief. Kittie has worked extensively on herself and her past trauma in order to help her other children grow and become all that they can be in spite of suffering such a great and awful loss. As a result, Kittie is a certified Gateless writing teacher and artist. Her greatest gift is to pass along some of the knowledge of her healing on to others.  it is possible to overcome and grow from even the most tragic and awful things. For her tapping into her creativity has been pivotal and she is so happy to share that now.

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Beginner Embroidery: Favorite Horror Movie
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Favorite Horror Movie

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Do you have a favorite horror movie you’d like to immortalize forever on fabric?

This course is designed to teach you how to make your own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, all focused around their favorite horror movies, whether it’s IT, The Witch, Chainsaw Massacre, or anything in between. 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. 

Please note: All supplies included. All participants will email a photo of their favorite moment, monster or villan from a horror movie to The Chattery after purchasing a ticket. Email address is info@thechattery.org. Class registration ends on October 15 at 8pm.

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 collective called The Dear Fox you can find on instagram and facebook. Her bestie Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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The ABC’s of a Strategic Job Search
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

The ABC’s of a Strategic Job Search

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Dr. Rose Opengart, Career Coach, will teach you the most strategic approach to finding the right job for you in your dream company. She will help you understand the importance of a 'job target," to be intentional about your personal brand, to understand what you are selling and what problem you are fixing, to understand that quantity is not better than quality, and how to discover hidden job openings.

About the teacher:

Dr. Rose Opengart is a Career Coach, Author, and Speaker with a corporate and academic background in Human Resource Management. She utilizes her passion for work-fit and happiness to help people be intentional with career decisions so they can achieve fulfillment and success. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resources & Organizational Development and also holds professional certification in HR and certification to administer multiple career assessments. She is the owner of Interviews That Work. Her new book "Find Your Where: Turn the tables, negotiate your success, and do work and life on your own terms" can be found on Amazon.

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Let's Talk About Hospice
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Talk About Hospice

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Let’s talk about Hospice! There are so many myths about hospice care. In this session partnering with the Chattery, Rodney Parham, Patient Care Coordinator of Kindred Hospice, will explore these myths and clarify this very important service. We will also explore how to support someone who has been admitted to hospice- what do you say when someone has been told they are dying? How do you support them?

This class is in partnership with Welcome Home of Chattanooga and The Chattery. Thank you to Kindred Hospice for sponsoring this event.

This class is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

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Couple's Massage 101
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Couple's Massage 101

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

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

When you sign up for class you will get:

  • 1 hour class total 

  • 30 minutes on the table for each person 

  • Stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer

  • Free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line 

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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The Power of Positively Sayin' It
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

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:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of Insight for Life and teaches a personal development curriculum based on the famed Stanford University Master’s Degree course “Creativity in Business”. Marlee helps students get crystal clear in connecting to the unique talents, gifts and treasures of who they are and what they authentically want to create by empowering them with practical creative insight tools and resilient emotional intelligence solutions to ignite the fires of their creative desires. Her workshops in life transformations have been taught online and in the community to adults and teens since 2015.  Marlee is passionate about creating a life you get to thrive in everyday! When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an inspirational insight to create your best life with integrity – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, nurturing a garden full of flowers and veggies and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Beginner Tarot
Oct
21
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:

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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Sensational Soups and Broths
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sensational Soups and Broths

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Nothing warms you up like a nice hot bowl of soup! Soups make a tasty light lunch, an elegant appetizer or a hearty dinner. Join us as we share recipes for how to create savory broths and utilize that nutrition rich base as a foundation for soups using super foods such as beans, lentils, peas and lots of vegetables - all the essentials for staying healthy!

Including in the class is a soup demo and full-sized tasting of Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Toasted Pepitas (Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe) . We will be creating this soup showcasing how to use an immersion blender for that velvety soup we all love! In addition, two other recipes will be shared with the class.

About the teacher:

Diane Hoch is a Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and Natural Food Chef who counsels clients and students on their journey to vibrant health. Her expertise lies in empowering people to find the connection between the foods we eat and how it effects our overall health and well being. Diane is the CEO & Founder of The Food Evolution, a cooking and nutrition center located in Rockland County, NY. Since 2010 The Food Evolution has been offering classes designed to teach people to prepare delicious and nutritious “whole foods” for themselves and their families. It is also inclusive of her private practice for Nutritional Counseling and Corporate Wellbeing Programs. Diane earned her certification from Columbia Teacher’s College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Her education provided extensive training for an integrative approach to nutrition based on bio-individuality. Not only does Diane teach cooking classes privately, she offers them in Corporate Kitchens and as a Guest Chef at many venues across the country including Spas (The Lodge at Woodloch) and Health and Wellness seminars (The Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress. Her online cooking videos are featured on LivStrong and EHow, and can also be found on her own website www.thefoodevolution.com

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Gothic Craft Time: Creepy Vampire Mixed Media
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Gothic Craft Time: Creepy Vampire Mixed Media

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Why buy run-of-the-mill decorations when you can create your own?  In this class we will be creating a mixed media piece of vampire art to decorate your lair for Halloween.  Students will receive all supplies needed as well as a stencil to make creating easy. No drawing skills required, just a spooky mood and a desire to have some fun.  

Space is limited to 10 fang-bangers.  Wear old clothing; we are going to get messy. Halloween tunes and vampire movie included! 

BYOB is welcome. 

About the teacher:

Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade. After ditching studies in biology, she earned a degree in art from the University of West Georgia, and that led to a career in rug and carpet design. She rented a studio in 2015 to get the rug design out of the house, and found a community and motivation to make art. She comes from a long line of women that enjoy crocheting and knitting and the awful craft of “plastic canvas.” She currently makes her home in Chattanooga with her man and her cat.

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Death Cafe
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Death Cafe

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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

At this event, we will have guided stations for you to visit and explore on your own - including a Jeopardy type trivia game! Tea will be available for purchase from Wildflower, and cake will be provided.

This event is in partnership with Welcome Home of Chattanooga and Wildflower Tea Shop and Apothecary.

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Haunting Halloween Embroidery
Oct
24
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 collective called The Dear Fox you can find on instagram and facebook. Her bestie Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Creating a 2020 Vision Board
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Creating a 2020 Vision Board

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Are you ready to manifest a new destination for 2020? Are you ready to see with 2020 clarity?

Come and let us help you put together a dynamic vision board that will help you bring clarity and document goals that will give you constant inspiration as you journey through the next year. All supplies will be provided to help you make your vision come to life but bring any old magazines and other types of inspiration you want to use.

About the teacher:

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

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Beginner Cake Decorating: Halloween Edition
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Cake Decorating: Halloween Edition

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This class is sold out. The next Beginner Cake Decorating is scheduled for November 12. Sign up here!

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Join this class all about the basics of cake decorating! You'll learn all about cake decorating by making a fun, Halloween-themed cake.

Included in this course will be a 6-inch round cake that you will learn to stack, crumb coat, frost, and add spooky decorations perfect for Halloween celebrations. In one night you can master having an Instagramable cake you can share with your friends and family. This class will be an entry-level course, perfect for teens and adults. You will also receive a recipe for American Buttercream that you can easily create in your own home to practice your newly learned skills.

About the teacher:

Sierra Stollenwerk, the owner of Sierra's Cakewerks, has been decorating wedding cakes for five years. She got her start at a bakery in San Diego, CA. After two years of learning on the job and finishing her enlistment in the army reserves and college degree, she was offered an opportunity to open a bakery in Chattanooga with a local bakery. Plans fell through but her dream lived on. Today she runs a domestic kitchen and has catered eighteen weddings since opening her business in December 2018.

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Bitters 101
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bitters 101

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In this class, we will be discussing and tasting one of the most important ingredients to a delicious cocktail - bitters!

Participants will learn the history of bitters, what they’re used for, and how they can use them to make even better drinks. The class includes one cocktail for tasting!

At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends.

About the teacher:

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

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Spooky Halloween Flower Arrangements
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Spooky Halloween Flower Arrangements

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Do you love Halloween? In this class, you’ll use the spirit of Halloween to create a one-of-a-kind spooky flower arrangement to either give to someone you love or keep for yourself

Learn the fundamentals of arranging flowers in a centerpiece, 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 centerpiece of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves. 

Please note: Space is limited. All supplies included, including the base. Ticket sales end on October 28 at 8pm. This class is BYOB.

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. The shop can be found on Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga. 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. Liza lives in Chattanooga with her rocker husband, TJ Greever, their son Dunagan and Boston Terriers, Tuesday and Ballie.

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Intermediate Tarot
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Tarot

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This class is for those of you who are a bit more advanced in Tarot. You know the meanings, but you’re ready for the next level. Learn how card meanings work with other cards, learn techniques that help you with bringing a reading to its conclusion. Above all, learn how to use Tarot to help you through difficult times.

Students are welcome to bring their own Tarot cards.

About the teacher:

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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Relief Printing: Holiday Card Edition - 2 Part Class
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Relief Printing: Holiday Card Edition - 2 Part Class

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In this two-part class you will be guided through the relief printing process of creating, transferring, carving, and printing your own card designs! You will make an edition of specialty handmade cards to give to your extra-special friends and loved ones for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, or any other occasion that you’d like!

It means so much more to give handmade cards, and the recipients are sure to feel the extra love. This is not a “kit” class, but rather an art (printmaking class) that virtually anyone could take and prior experience is not required!

The class takes place on Monday, November 4 and Monday, November 11 from 6pm to 8:30pm.

Please note: We will not be working with inside text, but making the designs for the front of the cards.

Supplies: All tools and supplies are provided and included in the price.

The goal will be for students to take home at least 10 printed cards and their carved linoleum block that they can use later on their own!

About the teacher:

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Carrie Pendergrass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She then went on to receive a Masters of Education degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Over the last twenty years, Carrie has been a freelance artist, art educator, and small-business owner. Currently she is the Gallery Director for a local non-profit called the H*Art Gallery on the Southside. H*Art Gallery offers a space for homeless, disabled and other non-traditional artists to make and sell their artwork. She’s also been teaching art through grant-funded opportunities like Arts Build’s Artist-in-Residency Program and private and public instruction through Townsend Atelier, Hart Gallery, and other venues. You can find her as “Sewn to the Sea” on Facebook and Instagram and through sewntothesea.com

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Keep Your Empty Nest
Nov
5
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Your Empty Nest

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Keep your empty nest (and help your college student have a good job upon graduation).

Dr. Rose Opengart, Career Coach, will teach you how your college student can be most prepared to have a good job upon graduation. She will discuss how they can know exactly what they want to do, how they should prepare an entry-level resume, how they can research employers, and everything they need to know about interviewing.

About the teacher:

Dr. Rose Opengart is a Career Coach, Author, and Speaker with a corporate and academic background in Human Resource Management. She utilizes her passion for work-fit and happiness to help people be intentional with career decisions so they can achieve fulfillment and success. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resources & Organizational Development and also holds professional certification in HR and certification to administer multiple career assessments. She is the owner of Interviews That Work. Her new book "Find Your Where: Turn the tables, negotiate your success, and do work and life on your own terms" can be found on Amazon.

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Debt Management 101
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Debt Management 101

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Do you live with debt? This class is all about how to best manage current debt and what tools are available to help.

The team at Bank of America will discuss the different types of rates, how to stop paying more than you should, and how to use the savings to apply to towards other debt or savings for other goals. We will discuss in detail what tools are available to help and start you down the right path to become debt free.

This class is sponsored by Bank of America.

About the teacher:

Meghan Herston is the Financial Center Manager of the Chattanooga Main Office of Bank of America. For the past five years, Meghan has helped both business and consumer clients to achieve their goals through financial guidance. Bank of America wants to give its clients the power to achieve their goals by understanding their full financial picture and guiding clients down their path. As a manager of multiple different types of business, Meghan understands the pace, obstacles, and successes of small business owners and want to share with the local community small business owners the knowledge and guidance that Bank of America offers all of its clients.

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Using Calligraphy for Thanksgiving Place Cards
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Using Calligraphy for Thanksgiving Place Cards

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Are you trying to take your Thanksgiving up a notch this year?

Join us as we make beautiful placecards for your Thanksgiving guests. You'll learn and practice calligraphy, create placecards using fall foliage, and end up impressing your guests before dinner is even served.

All supplies included, and participants will walk away with a calligraphy pen to keep practicing!

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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November Nights: Paperclay Moon Ornaments
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

November Nights: Paperclay Moon Ornaments

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In this fun class we will explore simple sculpting techniques using Creative Paperclay to make a moon ornament for the holidays or for year-round display. Creative Paperclay is an air-dry, non-toxic clay that is a perfect medium for those with or without sculpting skills.

Supplies: All materials will be supplied and tools available to borrow for class. Face molds are available and the more advanced and adventurous are encouraged to create a face without the mold. Paperclay washes out easily, but you might want to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

This class is in two parts held a week apart. You must attend both to finish the project. You will go away with your very own creation, a new skill to make gifts for the holidays, and perhaps a new hobby.

Night 1, November 6: Sculptapalooza: You will prepare the base for your ornament for hanging, and work with the clay to create your piece. Faces will be made using a mold or with help from the teacher. Pieces will be left to dry in the studio.

Night 2, November 13: Getting Tricky with Acrylics: Your pieces will be dry and we will paint and finish the ornaments using acrylics, varnish, and glitters.

About the teacher:

Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade. After ditching studies in biology, she earned a degree in art from the University of West Georgia, and that led to a career in rug and carpet design. She rented a studio in 2015 to get the rug design out of the house, and found a community and motivation to make art. She comes from a long line of women that enjoy crocheting and knitting and the awful craft of “plastic canvas.” She currently makes her home in Chattanooga with her man and her cat.

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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101

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Do you want to journal but think your thoughts aren't profound enough? Do you already journal and worry that it's a book of negativity and if someone found it they'd think you're a horrible and miserable person? Yes, we have this healthy outlet and yet have unhealthy thoughts about it.

In this class, we'll talk about the relief of journaling, and that you can actually have fun! We'll do writing exercises in the class, exploring methods to find the one that feels both easy and powerful for you. Please bring tools to write: paper, journal, computer, or journal app. Pens and pencils will be provided.

About the teacher:

Paula Dzik is in her mid-40s and looks more like her mother every day. Step-mother to two teen girls, she is skilled at ignoring sibling rivalries while drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. A Marketing Strategist, Paula has spent her career explaining to friends that she's not the one who designs the brochure...or conceives of the tv spot...or knows reporters; nope, she's a project manager who also crunches data (Marketing doesn't sound so sexy now, does it?). She dabbles in writing nonfiction humor, binge watches TV while on the treadmill, and listens to podcasts.

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Creating a 2020 Vision Board
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Creating a 2020 Vision Board

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Are you ready to manifest a new destination for 2020? Are you ready to see with 2020 clarity?

Come and let us help you put together a dynamic vision board that will help you bring clarity and document goals that will give you constant inspiration as you journey through the next year. All supplies will be provided to help you make your vision come to life but bring any old magazines and other types of inspiration you want to use.

About the teacher:

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

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Writing the Mind Alive: A Fall Weekend Writing Retreat
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Writing the Mind Alive: A Fall Weekend Writing Retreat

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

PW is a powerful tool that can be used to:

  • Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions and build self trust 

  • Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts

  • Write and speak with strength and clarity

  • Awaken your senses and emotions

  • Liberate your creative energies

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

This is a 2-day writer's retreat, taking place on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, November 8 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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Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Two Part Weekend Series
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Two Part Weekend Series

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The Jewelry Fundamentals sessions are for those who want to explore and learn more intensive jewelry making skillsets.

This hands on series will focus on the basics of soldering metals together using an acetylene and/or a butane torch to create jewelry. Over time, this month long series will expand to include both beginning and more advanced students as need develops. We'll start with safety, tools and setup, then cover various types of soldering techniques and troubleshooting. 

NOTE: Sessions are on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th from 1pm to 5pm.

No experience necessary and basic materials are included in the cost of the class. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper. (Additional silver can be purchased from instructor). Space extremely limited. 

About the teacher:

Chattanooga based artist, Janet Campbell Bradley, has been creating silver & gold jewelry for over 20 years. Currently located in Studio #4E at Chattanooga Workspace, she spreads her time between making art for galleries/art shows and teaching others how to create. Janet is a jeweler, sculptor, painter, gardener, and amazed admirer of nature. She believes that adornment should embellish the existing, natural beauty present in each person. To achieve this, she uses organic shapes and subtle finishes to create a peaceful ambiance. Precious and semi-precious materials unite in each piece, with a carefully applied patina to achieve a robust beauty with asymmetric balance that looks and feels immediately familiar yet entirely unique. Her designs always enhance the wearer quietly and respectfully, creating a feeling unlike any other jewelry.

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Soap Making 101
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Soap Making 101

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Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps?

In this two and a half 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 soap will be ready by the holidays to give as gifts!

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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Writing for Stress Relief
Nov
11
5:30 PM17:30

Writing for Stress Relief

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We are all stressed. The world is chaotic, busy, full of screens and cellphones, demands from children, aging parents, and close friends coming apart at the seams. And the endless march of lessons and practices--violin, piano, soccer, softball, yoga, and the recurring shame of that unused gym membership. And money troubles. And sickness. 

In all this swirl of activity and uncertain emotions and circumstances, stress can overwhelm us. And can become anxiety. Can become sadness. Depression. Isolation. 

A creative outlet, like Writing, can help you reduce your stress and put your life into focus. In this class we will focus on self-expression. There are no writing "rights" or "wrongs." We will not focus on correct grammar or spelling. Instead, you will be encouraged to honor yourself, just as you are, and to give yourself caring and compassion.

This is a no-pressure class. If you want to share your writing, you can. If you want to keep your writing private, that's okay. There will be no criticism of your work. You are free to just be yourself.

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

About the teacher:

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

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Beginner Cake Decorating
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Cake Decorating

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Join this class all about the basics of cake decorating!

Included in this course will be a 6-inch round cake that you will learn to stack, crumb coat, frost, and add simple yet elegant decoration (or crazy and fun if you're more partial to sprinkles). In one night you can master having an Instagramable cake you can share with your friends and family. This class will be an entry-level course, perfect for teens and adults. You will also receive a recipe for American Buttercream that you can easily create in your own home to practice your newly learned skills.

About the teacher:

Sierra Stollenwerk, the owner of Sierra's Cakewerks, has been decorating wedding cakes for five years. She got her start at a bakery in San Diego, CA. After two years of learning on the job and finishing her enlistment in the army reserves and college degree, she was offered an opportunity to open a bakery in Chattanooga with a local bakery. Plans fell through but her dream lived on. Today she runs a domestic kitchen and has catered eighteen weddings since opening her business in December 2018.

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Mocktails for the Holidays
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Mocktails for the Holidays

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Whether it's due to personal preference or necessity, sometimes having a unique alternative to alcohol can be hard to find, especially around the holidays.

Join us as we explore using fresh fruit to create holiday-themed mocktails perfect for serving your family and friends. You'll learn how to make a shrub, a concentrated syrup that combines fruit, sugar, and vinegar, and how to combine flavors to create a yummy treat.

This class is demonstration-style, and samples and recipes are provided to make your own concotions at home.

About the teacher:

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

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Celebrating the Holidays When Walking with Grief
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating the Holidays When Walking with Grief

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Are you or do you know someone who is facing the holidays after going through a loss?

Please join us tas Susan Latta, LMFT, FT and long time bereavement counselor with Hospice of Chattanooga, shares ways to make it through the holidays and how to help others.

This class is in partnership with Welcome Home of Chattanooga and The Chattery.

This class is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

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Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Bouquet Basics: Flower Arranging 101

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

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

Please note: Space is limited. All supplies included, including the vase. This class is BYOB.

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. The shop can be found on Chestnut Street in downtown Chattanooga. 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. Liza lives in Chattanooga with her rocker husband, TJ Greever, their son Dunagan and Boston Terriers, Tuesday and Ballie.

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Couple's Massage 101
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Couple's Massage 101

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

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

When you sign up for class you will get:

  • 1 hour class total 

  • 30 minutes on the table for each person 

  • Stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer

  • Free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line 

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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Stone Setting: Jewelry Intensive Course
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Setting: Jewelry Intensive Course

IMPORTANT: This class requires some knowledge of soldering with a torch (if you have not taken my Fundamentals Soldering Class, please email Janet at jmcmetals@gmail.com to discuss your knowledge level before signing up).

Take your jewelry making skills up a notch in a day long Jewelry Intensive Course. This Intensive will focus on how to make bezel settings for cabochon style gemstones. We'll start from scratch to create a custom setting for non-faceted stones, learning tips along the way to create great settings every time. 

There is a separate Materials/Tool fee of $75, which can be paid on day of class. The materials kit will include fine silver bezel wire, sterling sheet metal, cabochon stones, and various tools necessary for completing the project. If you want to bring your own tools & materials, please email me after you purchase your ticket, to go over tool list, etc. If you wish to attend this class, please get your ticket a week prior to class or notifty Janet at jmcmetals@gmail.com in advance, so that we have adequate time to order and receive your tools & materials for class.

About the teacher:

Chattanooga based artist, Janet Campbell Bradley, has been creating silver & gold jewelry for over 20 years. Currently located in Studio #4E at Chattanooga Workspace, she spreads her time between making art for galleries/art shows and teaching others how to create. Janet is a jeweler, sculptor, painter, gardener, and amazed admirer of nature. She believes that adornment should embellish the existing, natural beauty present in each person. To achieve this, she uses organic shapes and subtle finishes to create a peaceful ambiance. Precious and semi-precious materials unite in each piece, with a carefully applied patina to achieve a robust beauty with asymmetric balance that looks and feels immediately familiar yet entirely unique. Her designs always enhance the wearer quietly and respectfully, creating a feeling unlike any other jewelry.

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Beginner Excel
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner Excel

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Learn how to quickly analyze big data using Excel. We will review a business case to perform an in class deep dive analysis.

In this class, we'll cover:

  • Workbooks vs. Worksheets

  • Font formatting

  • Filtering and Sorting

  • Cell References

  • SUM, PRODUCT, AVERAGE, etc.

  • Order of Operations Rules

Please bring your own computer to this class with Excel installed.

Ticket sales end on Sunday, November 17 at 6pm.

About the teacher:

Whitney Turner is the founder and owner of eXcelerate and an experienced Fortune 500 Analyst. She has utilized her MBA education, advanced analytical background, and sharp data analysis skills to help Fortune 500 companies increase their bottom line, increase operational efficiency, and streamline processes. eXcelerate is a business skills incubator business headquarted in Atlanta, GA. eXcelerate teach courses in Microsoft Excel, SQL, VBA, and different data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, etc.).

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Planning for Parenthood
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Planning for Parenthood

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Are you thinking about getting pregnant? Are you already pregnant?

After the decision to start a family has been made, you can be overwhelmed with advice and recommendations for healthcare professionals, family, and the community. This class will provide tools to navigate all that input and make the best choices tailored to one’s own expectations, personality, and circumstances.\

The class includes discussions about:

  • Birth options

  • Importance of breastfeeding

  • What a newborn is like and what they need

  • The experience of new parenthood

About the teacher:

Judie Misner has had a particular interest in New mothers and babies since the birth of her 4 children and graduation from the University of Illinois College of Nursing. She became certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 1995 and has worked as a lactation consultant at Erlanger East Hospital for 14 years. Judie's professional training and years of observation and experience make her amply qualified to teach Planning for Parenthood.

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SQL Basics
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

SQL Basics

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Learn one of the most valuable skills in corporate America, Structured Query Language (SQL)! In this course, we will query large data sets via Microsoft SQL Server. This course will cover real world Fortune 500 SQL Query Examples. This is a true beginner's course. If you have little to no SQL experience or looking for a smooth refresher, then this course is for you. 

  • Data Relationships

  • Data Types

  • Retrieve Data from a Single Table

  • DISTINCT vs. Duplicate Records

  • Sorting data with ORDER BY

  • Inclusion/Exclusion Functions

  • Text vs. Numbers

  • Wildcards

  • Aggregate Functions

Please bring your own computer to this class. PCs only.

Ticket sales end on Sunday, November 17 at 6pm.

About the teacher:

Whitney Turner is the founder and owner of eXcelerate and an experienced Fortune 500 Analyst. She has utilized her MBA education, advanced analytical background, and sharp data analysis skills to help Fortune 500 companies increase their bottom line, increase operational efficiency, and streamline processes. eXcelerate is a business skills incubator business headquarted in Atlanta, GA. eXcelerate teach courses in Microsoft Excel, SQL, VBA, and different data visualization tools (Power BI, Tableau, etc.).

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Beginner Palmistry
Nov
19
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:

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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Intermediate Fluid Art
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Fluid Art

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Get ready for the next step in fluid art!

In this intermediate class, you will experiment with fluid art o create beautiful, archival quality artwork. You will learn how to prepare the paint and canvas, more advanced fluid techniques, and how to finish your artwork so that it can last for years. We’ll also use a small torch to torch the cells.

All supplies included. You will take home artwork that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

About the teacher:

Kittie Diggs is the mother of four, a writer and a painter. Kittie turned to painting and writing as ways to heal from the death of her oldest son. He died from suicide when he was 18. The hardest thing for her has been to watch her other children suffer and remain stuck in their grief. Kittie has worked extensively on herself and her past trauma in order to help her other children grow and become all that they can be in spite of suffering such a great and awful loss. As a result, Kittie is a certified Gateless writing teacher and artist. Her greatest gift is to pass along some of the knowledge of her healing on to others.  it is possible to overcome and grow from even the most tragic and awful things. For her tapping into her creativity has been pivotal and she is so happy to share that now.

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Beginner Embroidery: Pet Portraits
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Pet Portraits

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Do you love your pet so much that you’d want to immortalize them forever on fabric? Great, this is the perfect class for you.

This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, all focused around their pets. 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. 

Please note: All participants will email a photo of their pet to The Chattery after purchasing a ticket. Email address is info@thechattery.org. Class registration ends on November 20 at 8pm.

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 collective called The Dear Fox you can find on instagram and facebook. Her bestie Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Macrame Ornament Making
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Macrame Ornament Making

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

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

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

About the teacher:

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

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Experiments in Black & White:  An Introduction to Alternative Photographic Techniques in the Darkroom - 2 Part Class
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Experiments in Black & White:  An Introduction to Alternative Photographic Techniques in the Darkroom - 2 Part Class

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In this two-part class you will be (re) introduced to the basics of a traditional photographic darkroom (specifically working with enlargers & chemical processing of paper prints).*

You will then be able to use those techniques to create a unique photographic art piece (or pieces) of your choosing.

Students can bring their own pre-processed black and white 24mm negatives to work with, as well as found objects, and the instructor will have found items to work with, as well.

In addition, anyone who has previously taken Pinhole Photography & has paper “negatives,” will be able to make  “positives” of those prints, which can be put together to make cool positive/ negative compositions.

This class is a two-parter. The class takes place on Monday, December 2 and Monday, December 9 from 6pm to 9pm.

Supplies: All tools and supplies are provided and included in the price.

*Please note: we will not be processing film.

About the teacher:

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Carrie Pendergrass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She then went on to receive a Masters of Education degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Over the last twenty years, Carrie has been a freelance artist, art educator, and small-business owner. Currently she is the Gallery Director for a local non-profit called the H*Art Gallery on the Southside. H*Art Gallery offers a space for homeless, disabled and other non-traditional artists to make and sell their artwork. She’s also been teaching art through grant-funded opportunities like Arts Build’s Artist-in-Residency Program and private and public instruction through Townsend Atelier, Hart Gallery, and other venues. You can find her as “Sewn to the Sea” on Facebook and Instagram and through sewntothesea.com

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Introduction to Calligraphy
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

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This class is sold out. Please sign up for the wait list to be notified of the next class. Thank you!

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 47 years. She has a beagle and a rescue mixed breed that she adores, Scrappy and Gizmo. 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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Getting Started: Small Business Finance
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Getting Started: Small Business Finance

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If you're about to start your own business, you have to get your finances in order first!

This class will introduce small business owners to some basic financial concepts and strategies when starting a small business. We will discuss several topics including choosing a bank with the right fit for the business, selecting the right types of accounts to open, building credit for the business during start up, and other basics that many business owners are unsure about as they approach opening day.

This class is sponsored by Bank of America. 

About the teacher:

Meghan Herston is the Financial Center Manager of the Chattanooga Main Office of Bank of America. For the past five years, Meghan has helped both business and consumer clients to achieve their goals through financial guidance. Bank of America wants to give its clients the power to achieve their goals by understanding their full financial picture and guiding clients down their path. As a manager of multiple different types of business, Meghan understands the pace, obstacles, and successes of small business owners and want to share with the local community small business owners the knowledge and guidance that Bank of America offers all of its clients.

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How to Overcome and Deal with Adversity
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

How to Overcome and Deal with Adversity

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In this class, you will get inspired to live again, get pointers on how to get unstuck and to learn a story of overcoming the odds no matter what you may have been through or are currently going through. Everyone has a story and it’s unique in its own way.

The truth of the matter is that you are not alone and that you are bigger than any circumstance. The story and topics covered will touch your heart and will give you the courage to start over again and live your best life on your terms.

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Cecil C. Williams III is a native of the scenic city, Chattanooga, Tennessee. On May 9, 2003, Cecil and his cousin were involved in a head-on collision which left his car totaled and left him with a fractured right wrist. However, a year later, a doctor would diagnose him with Cerebellar Ataxia, a disease that would worsen and progress over time. It would weaken his limbs and and motor skills. It crushed his world when he was laid off from his job in 2008 and two years to later to have a permanent physical disability.

As the years went on, Cecil learned to cope with the adversity that buffeted him daily. In 2018, Cecil got a part-time job at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga. The job gave him a sense of purpose and helped to give him his life back. He later on started on a journey that he called "The Adventures of Cecil- 2018." His strong faith in God and curiosity has led him to try new things such as rock climbing, kayaking, sailing, adaptive cycling, adaptive water skiing and many more through SPARC (Sports, Arts, Recreation of Chattanooga, a Chapter of DSUSA) and the Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation Services. He's not done yet by far.

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Introduction to Weaving
Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Weaving

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Love fiber art? This class is for you. In this class, you will learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom. Beginner weaves and stitches will be covered, and you will create your very own woven wall art to take home. 

Supplies: Each participant will be supplied with a small tapestry loom (to keep), yarns, and all the necessary tools. 

About the teacher:

Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade. After ditching studies in biology, she earned a degree in art from the University of West Georgia, and that led to a career in rug and carpet design. She rented a studio in 2015 to get the rug design out of the house, and found a community and motivation to make art. She comes from a long line of women that enjoy crocheting and knitting and the awful craft of “plastic canvas.” She currently makes her home in Chattanooga with her man and her cat.

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Figure Drawing Session
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Figure Drawing Session

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This figure drawing session is not an instructional class, but instead an opportunity to allow experienced and new artists to work in a comfortable, art-focused environment.

A session fee of $18 covers model and refreshment expenses. Bring art supplies of choice. Adults over 18 only.

Special thanks to Amanda Banks for serving as our model for this first session.

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Rainbow Cloud Weaving 101
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Rainbow Cloud Weaving 101

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Rainbows are one of the most majestic parts of life. In this workshop, you will create your own small "rainbow cloud" woven wall art. No experience is needed as you will be learning the two most basic of weaving techniques: tabby (over under) and rya fringe on a pre-warped homemade frame loom. 

Supplies: Each participant will be supplied with yarn and all the necessary tools. 

This class is in partnership with Chattanooga Pride as part of Pride Week. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the organization.

About the teacher:

Lisa Denney has been drawing and painting since the 8th grade. After ditching studies in biology, she earned a degree in art from the University of West Georgia, and that led to a career in rug and carpet design. She rented a studio in 2015 to get the rug design out of the house, and found a community and motivation to make art. She comes from a long line of women that enjoy crocheting and knitting and the awful craft of “plastic canvas.” She currently makes her home in Chattanooga with her man and her cat.

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Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part Evening Series
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part Evening Series

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The Jewelry Fundamentals sessions are for those who want to explore and learn more intensive jewelry making skillsets.

This hands on series will focus on the basics of soldering metals together using an acetylene and/or a butane torch to create jewelry. Over time, this month long series will expand to include both beginning and more advanced students as need develops. We'll start with safety, tools and setup, then cover various types of soldering techniques and troubleshooting. 

NOTE: Sessions start October 3rd and last four nights total
October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6pm-8pm.

No experience necessary and basic materials are included in the cost of the class. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper. (Additional silver can be purchased from instructor). Space extremely limited. 

About the teacher:

Chattanooga based artist, Janet Campbell Bradley, has been creating silver & gold jewelry for over 20 years. Currently located in Studio #4E at Chattanooga Workspace, she spreads her time between making art for galleries/art shows and teaching others how to create. Janet is a jeweler, sculptor, painter, gardener, and amazed admirer of nature. She believes that adornment should embellish the existing, natural beauty present in each person. To achieve this, she uses organic shapes and subtle finishes to create a peaceful ambiance. Precious and semi-precious materials unite in each piece, with a carefully applied patina to achieve a robust beauty with asymmetric balance that looks and feels immediately familiar yet entirely unique. Her designs always enhance the wearer quietly and respectfully, creating a feeling unlike any other jewelry.

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Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part Morning Series
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part Morning Series

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The Jewelry Fundamentals sessions are for those who want to explore and learn more intensive jewelry making skillsets.

This hands on series will focus on the basics of soldering metals together using an acetylene and/or a butane torch to create jewelry. Over time, this month long series will expand to include both beginning and more advanced students as need develops. We'll start with safety, tools and setup, then cover various types of soldering techniques and troubleshooting. 

NOTE: Sessions start October 3rd and last four days total:
October 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11am-1pm

No experience necessary and basic materials are included in the cost of the class. Materials used will include sterling silver and copper. (Additional silver can be purchased from instructor). Space extremely limited. 

About the teacher:

Chattanooga based artist, Janet Campbell Bradley, has been creating silver & gold jewelry for over 20 years. Currently located in Studio #4E at Chattanooga Workspace, she spreads her time between making art for galleries/art shows and teaching others how to create. Janet is a jeweler, sculptor, painter, gardener, and amazed admirer of nature. She believes that adornment should embellish the existing, natural beauty present in each person. To achieve this, she uses organic shapes and subtle finishes to create a peaceful ambiance. Precious and semi-precious materials unite in each piece, with a carefully applied patina to achieve a robust beauty with asymmetric balance that looks and feels immediately familiar yet entirely unique. Her designs always enhance the wearer quietly and respectfully, creating a feeling unlike any other jewelry.

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Letting Go of Perfectionism:  Understanding Shame
Sep
30
5:30 PM17:30

Letting Go of Perfectionism: Understanding Shame

Shame is one of the most primitive emotions that humans experience and rarely on anyone's list of discussion topics. Just the word alone is uncomfortable. In this class, we'll be discussing that understanding how shame functions in our life is the segway to becoming a more resilient and emotionally literate individual at work or home.

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Sabrina Moon is one of Dr. Brené Brown's Dare to Lead Certified Facilitators.  She helps leaders and organizations develop courage building and problem solving skills.  She operates and owns the Problem Solving Institute, a Management Consulting Firm based in Chattanooga, TN.  

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An Evening with Austin Channing Brown
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Austin Channing Brown

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
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The Chattery is proud to present An Evening with Austin Channing Brown.

Austin Channing Brown is a leading new voice on racial justice, and author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Austin is committed to exploring the intersections of racial justice, faith and black womanhood. Her workshops are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. Whether she is being interviewed, lecturing, or leading a workshop, Austin is sure to illicit a full range of emotions as she invites you to celebrate blackness with her.

About Austin:

Austin Channing Brown began her journey as a racial reconciler in college with an experience called Sankofa–a three-day bus trip exploring black history sites throughout the South. On this pilgrimage that she came face-to-face with her history, shared the experience with others, and for the first time in her life watched friends become transformed by learning about African American history and racism.

Austin earned a master’s degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan. Building on her Sankofa experience and the foundation of her graduate work, she has directed a short-term missions site on the west side of Chicago, creating interactive opportunities for youth to engage issues of poverty, injustice. She also served on staff with Willow Creek Community Church, developing strategies and programming around multiculturalism. Currently, she serves as resident director and multicultural liaison for Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Death Over Dinner
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Death Over Dinner

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Let’s have dinner and talk about death!

During this event, we’ll provide a lovely dinner and the opportunity to talk about the topic that society has made taboo - death! But we aren’t scared!

We will provide a delicious four course dinner provided by Chef Jeff Cunningham.. Wine and refreshments will also be available. Food and fellowship guaranteed to be excellent.

We are excited to be partnering with Welcome Home of Chattanooga for this event. You can find out more about Death Over Dinner events here.

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Home Buyer Happy Hour
Sep
24
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, 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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Introduction to Sushi Making
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Sushi Making

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It’s fun and easy to make rolled sushi at home and we’re here to show you how. From sushi rice to a variety of ingredients, this easy to make meal is also healthy and delicious! Come and learn how to spread, layer, tuck and roll your way to sushi heaven. In this hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn all the skills needed to make sushi-rolls, including how to prepare sushi rice.

You’ll learn to make three types of vegetarian rolled sushi: Hoso-maki (thin rolled 1 ingredient inside) Futo-maki (thick rolled 3-4 ingredients inside) , and Ura-maki (inside out, rice on outside).

About the teacher:

Diane Hoch is a Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and Natural Food Chef who counsels clients and students on their journey to vibrant health. Her expertise lies in empowering people to find the connection between the foods we eat and how it effects our overall health and well being. Diane is the CEO & Founder of The Food Evolution, a cooking and nutrition center located in Rockland County, NY. Since 2010 The Food Evolution has been offering classes designed to teach people to prepare delicious and nutritious “whole foods” for themselves and their families. It is also inclusive of her private practice for Nutritional Counseling and Corporate Wellbeing Programs. Diane earned her certification from Columbia Teacher’s College and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Her education provided extensive training for an integrative approach to nutrition based on bio-individuality. Not only does Diane teach cooking classes privately, she offers them in Corporate Kitchens and as a Guest Chef at many venues across the country including Spas (The Lodge at Woodloch) and Health and Wellness seminars (The Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress. Her online cooking videos are featured on LivStrong and EHow, and can also be found on her own website www.thefoodevolution.com

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Beginner Handlettering
Sep
23
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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Beginner Cake Decorating - SOLD OUT
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Cake Decorating - SOLD OUT

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This class is sold out. The next Beginner Cake Decorating is Halloween themed. Buy a ticket here!

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Join this class all about the basics of cake decorating!

Included in this course will be a 6-inch round cake that you will learn to stack, crumb coat, frost, and add simple yet elegant decoration (or crazy and fun if you're more partial to sprinkles). In one night you can master having an Instagramable cake you can share with your friends and family. This class will be an entry-level course, perfect for teens and adults. You will also receive a recipe for American Buttercream that you can easily create in your own home to practice your newly learned skills.

About the teacher:

Sierra Stollenwerk, the owner of Sierra's Cakewerks, has been decorating wedding cakes for five years. She got her start at a bakery in San Diego, CA. After two years of learning on the job and finishing her enlistment in the army reserves and college degree, she was offered an opportunity to open a bakery in Chattanooga with a local bakery. Plans fell through but her dream lived on. Today she runs a domestic kitchen and has catered eighteen weddings since opening her business in December 2018.

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Beginner Crochet
Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Beginner Crochet

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In this class, participants will learn the history behind the art of crocheting, materials used for crochet, the basic stitches, and how to start and finish a project. Participants can chose between making a scarf, purse, granny square, or doily.

All supplies included.

About the teacher:

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Saliha Ammour grew up in Algeria until the age of 35. She moved to Chattanooga in 2009 and currently lives there with her husband and two little kids. Saliha started knitting and crocheting since her childhood, back in 1984. Her mother was the first who initiated her to fiber art. Later, she taught herself more techniques by following patterns and making her own sweaters and accessories.  Her love for craft didn't end there, once she discovered the art of Macrame in the late nineties, she fell in love with it and was impressed when she knew she could design unique jewelry, too. Saliha's enthusiasm and passion led her to start selling her work on 2011, at the Chattanooga Market and online. Now she feels eager to share her knowledge with the world.  Besides being a craftswoman, Saliha speaks Arabic and French and teaches at the Chattanooga School of Language. She holds a B.S. in geology and a MS in engineering.

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Introduction to 3D Printers
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to 3D Printers

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In this class, you will learn about the different types of 3D printers, and how to maximize your 3D printers. From the basics of producing a higher quality prototype, to turning your printer into a 24/7 active manufacturing tool, users of all levels of expertise are welcome. Participants will walk away with the knowledge they need to own their own 3D printer.

It is highly recommended that people bring their computers to this workshop.

About the teacher:

Chantz Yanagida is the owner of ELab Repairs. ELab Repairs installs, provides maintenance, and repairs digital fabrication equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and much more!

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Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop

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This half-day workshop will cover all basic concepts of sketching, gesture drawing, pen and ink, and watercolor. The class will provide students the foundation needed to establish a daily sketching practice. Students will head outside to work on how to capture buildings and people, build a loose sketch, add ink and finish with watercolor.

All students will be supplied with a watercolor travel set, water brush pen, fine line Sharpie and a small watercolor sketchbook to keep. Snacks are provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. 

About the teacher:

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

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The minimum for this class is 5 people.

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Couple's Massage 101
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Couple's Massage 101

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

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

When you sign up for class you will get:

  • 1 hour class total 

  • 30 minutes on the table for each person 

  • Stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer

  • Free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line 

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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Fearless Abstract: Abstract Painting for All!, 2-Part Class
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fearless Abstract: Abstract Painting for All!, 2-Part Class

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Create a unique abstract mixed media artwork from simple techniques that build to a complex finished piece. You will learn to use simple tools and techniques in multiple layers to create a finished 12" x 12" piece. Do you look at a blank page with fear? Not sure which brush or mark making tool to pick? All tools and supplies will be provided for each class participant to complete their piece. You will learn about different composition styles, be educated on different products to use in mixed media, the rules of layering, more to guide you on your creative journey. Primary techniques that will be learned are creating a dynamic underpainting quickly, image transfer, using made and found paper in an abstract manner, creating your personal expressive, signature marks and more!

Please Note: This class is in two parts. The first class is on September 12th, and the second class is on September 19th. Each class takes place from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Chattanooga WorkSpace. One ticket covers both dates. Attendees must attend both classes to finish piece.

About the teacher:

Mindy June Kelly grew up in Georgia and moved to Chattanooga in 2006. Mindy's first love was music and theater and she always appreciated the visual arts. Mindy began studying various art forms such as sculpture, assemblage, collage and broadly 2D mixed media. Mindy relishes the hunt for vintage books, magazines, and items to use in her creations. Mindy is an artist with her studio at Chattanooga Workspace. She has shown work at in Nashville, Atlanta, at various local Chattanooga venues, and the 4 Bridges Arts Festival here in Chattanooga. Mindy's art is inspired by the beautiful women in her life, 20 years in the beauty industry, the sporadic mood swing, an occasionally offbeat sense of humor, and the exploration of love and self. Mindy is the Executive Director at the H*Art Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit creating hope and opportunity through art for those impacted by homelessness, disability, and trauma here in Chattanooga

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Effective Workforce Planning
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Effective Workforce Planning

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If you need people to get work done, you need workforce planning. This class will teach you a powerful yet simple approach to getting the right capabilities, at the right time and place, for the right cost. Specially tailored to small, growing, and entrepreneurial companies, this class will also provide fresh insights for seasoned HR professionals in big businesses. Avoid problems, build your talent pipeline, and compete stronger with effective workforce planning!

This class is Bring Your Own Lunch.

About the teacher:

With extensive experience in education, economic development, and technology, Dr. Greg Laudeman is uniquely positioned to address the skills gap. He has helped communities from Midtown Atlanta to rural Oregon with technology for business and economic growth. His research revealed how critical workforce capabilities are for growth and innovation, and that a radically better approach to align talent with employers’ needs. He created Eduity as a platform for everyone to be part of—and directly benefit from—workforce planning. The company’s goal is to transform workforce development into a truly collaborative, inclusive, high-impact activity. Greg has a doctorate of Learning and Leadership from UTC, master’s degrees in policy and technology from Georgia Tech and Michigan State, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from UTC. A long-time Chattanooga resident, he is proud to be developing this innovative and powerful new business tool here in Chattanooga.

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Introduction to Fluid Art
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Fluid Art

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In this class, you will learn the basics to create beautiful, archival quality artwork. You will learn how to prepare the paint and canvas, different fluid techniques, and how to finish your artwork so that it can last for years to come. You will take home artwork that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

All supplies included.

About the teacher:

Kittie Diggs is the mother of four, a writer and a painter. Kittie turned to painting and writing as ways to heal from the death of her oldest son. He died from suicide when he was 18. The hardest thing for her has been to watch her other children suffer and remain stuck in their grief. Kittie has worked extensively on herself and her past trauma in order to help her other children grow and become all that they can be in spite of suffering such a great and awful loss. As a result, Kittie is a certified Gateless writing teacher and artist. Her greatest gift is to pass along some of the knowledge of her healing on to others.  it is possible to overcome and grow from even the most tragic and awful things. For her tapping into her creativity has been pivotal and she is so happy to share that now.

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Beginner Embroidery: Pet Portraits
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Pet Portraits

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Do you love your pet so much that you’d want to immortalize them forever on fabric? Great, this is the perfect class for you.

This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, all focused around their pets. 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. 

Please note: All participants will email a photo of their pet to The Chattery after purchasing a ticket. Email address is info@thechattery.org. Class registration ends on September 10 at 8pm.

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 collective called The Dear Fox you can find on instagram and facebook. Her bestie Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Fear & Procrastination
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Fear & Procrastination

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Many people have dreams and desires that are so close that they can almost reach out and touch them...yet they put off the valuable steps that can easily get them there. How many times have you caught yourself saying, “Oh, I will begin… tomorrow, next week, next month, when I have the time, when the kids are grown, when I have more money." or “I can’t do that. I’m not experienced enough, smart enough, able enough. What will people think, what if I fail?"

Why do we do this?

Procrastination and fear, aka the postponing of any investment or action step towards our desire because of the unknown. Let’s face it, we can get pretty crafty when it comes to avoiding taking the necessary actions steps in the direction of bringing our desires into authentic existence.

But what is under the beliefs and mindsets that block our success moments?

  • Fear… of the risk fear… of failing fear… of the unknown outcome

  • Self-doubt and a neglected sense of worthiness.

  • Lack of a bulletproof plan and resilient time management skills.

You get it...the list can go on and on. We may believe all of this procrastination is keeping us from the possibility of failure but in truth it is actually keeping us from our success.

In this empowering Master Class you will learn how to:

  • Identify the ways in which you are procrastinating… are you Stuck, Spun or Stalled in your action steps?

  • Engage in tools of creative insight and experiential exercises formulated to awaken your emotional intelligence. Choose a new point of attraction. What you are thinking, feeling and believing is either supporting you or blocking you from what it is you want to achieve.

  • Cultivate intelligent solutions about how to overcome fears and barriers, even the ones you may not know exist because they have been hidden from your conscious view.

  • Discover how to create and actively follow a Measurable Results Action Plan guaranteed to inspire and motivate you into making your dreams and desires a reality.

Are you ready to STOP procrastinating and live your Life on Purpose? If not now, when?

About the teacher:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of Insight for Life and teaches a personal development curriculum based on the famed Stanford University Master’s Degree course “Creativity in Business”. Marlee helps students get crystal clear in connecting to the unique talents, gifts and treasures of who they are and what they authentically want to create by empowering them with practical creative insight tools and resilient emotional intelligence solutions to ignite the fires of their creative desires. Her workshops in life transformations have been taught online and in the community to adults and teens since 2015.  Marlee is passionate about creating a life you get to thrive in everyday! When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an inspirational insight to create your best life with integrity – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, nurturing a garden full of flowers and veggies and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Macrame and Mimosas
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Macrame and Mimosas

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Join us for a fun morning of sipping mimosas and making a macrame wall hanging!

Learn to make your own elegant macrame wall hanging. No prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own wall hanging, including an overview of the materials.

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

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

Supplies: All supplies included, including mimosas!

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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Beginner Beading
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Beading

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Want to learn the basic of beading? Know a bit but want to refine your gift? If you're ready to learn how to create your own jewelry this is the workshop for you. 

Together we will create a bracelet or necklace by:

  • Selecting your materials

  • Introducing tools and finding

  • Learning the design basics

  • Stringing beads

  • Finishing like a pro

This class will also give you the knowledge to fix any broken necklaces or bracelets you currently own.

Supplies: all supplies included.

About the teacher:

Cathy Billings is a San Francisco Bay Area native who recently moved to Chattanooga. She has been making jewelry for over 20 years. Her pieces have been available in several galleries in the S.F. Bay Area. Back in her hometown of Benicia, CA, she was a member of the Public Art committee and taught jewelry workshops at a local bead gallery. She has recently started The Natural Trend, a jewelry design enterprise and Etsy shop.  When she is not beading, you will most likely find her in the kitchen. She has a passion for cooking and has worked as a Cheese Monger in the S.F, Bay Area and Napa Valley for the past 15 years.

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Debt Management 101
Aug
28
5:30 PM17:30

Debt Management 101

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Do you live with debt? This class is all about how to best manage current debt and what tools are available to help.

The team at Bank of America will discuss the different types of rates, how to stop paying more than you should, and how to use the savings to apply to towards other debt or savings for other goals. We will discuss in detail what tools are available to help and start you down the right path to become debt free.

This class is sponsored by Bank of America.

About the teacher:

Meghan Herston is the Financial Center Manager of the Chattanooga Main Office of Bank of America. For the past five years, Meghan has helped both business and consumer clients to achieve their goals through financial guidance. Bank of America wants to give its clients the power to achieve their goals by understanding their full financial picture and guiding clients down their path. As a manager of multiple different types of business, Meghan understands the pace, obstacles, and successes of small business owners and want to share with the local community small business owners the knowledge and guidance that Bank of America offers all of its clients.

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Coming Alongside: What to Say (and Do) When People Are Suffering
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Coming Alongside: What to Say (and Do) When People Are Suffering

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When a person that you love or someone in your community is facing grief, illness, or abject hardship, do you know what to do? Are you likely to disappear for fear of making it worse?

Learn how to respond to those around you facing hard times without the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. This class will be relaxed, at time humorous, and an open table for questions and discussion.

About the teacher:

MIssy Luce is the founder of Lucent Gift, a small business that provides women facing cancer treatment with gift boxes filled with locally-made items that address the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. A two-time cancer survivor, Missy will share her experience of friends who did the right thing, the wrong thing, and the nothing.

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Introduction to the Enneagram
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to the Enneagram

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Maybe you've heard this odd word, Enneagram, and wondered what it was all about ... or maybe you've taken an Enneagram test, but don't know what to do with the result. Either way, this short introduction to the Enneagram framework will give you a broad overview of the nine types and how they relate to one another, the patterns that each type exhibits, and the opportunities to have more harmonious relationships with all types available with this understanding. Attendees will get the most out of this workshop if they first take an Enneagram quick test, although it is not required; we recommend this one

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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Chalkboard Lettering 101
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Chalkboard Lettering 101

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Don't miss this class, part of Girls Night out, presented by Hamilton Place.

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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