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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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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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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Goals: Finish 2019 Strong
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Goals: Finish 2019 Strong

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We are in the home stretch of this extraordinary year of 2019 and the question that is tapping on our life for attention is, “Where are you in your progress for your goals for this year?” Living a fulfilled life is made up of moments where we invest in our personal growth in the areas of our Health, Wealth, Relationships and Creative Purpose.

So many people are feeling stuck, frustrated and unfulfilled, and the #1 reason for this is a lack of clarity and a strong mindset for success.

This is where we must begin if you are going to actually break free from your cycle of failing to take your life to the next level.

In this master class, we will do an inquiry of insight for clarity of where you are in the progress of your goals. You will learn success strategy tools and experiential exercises that will support you in creating the momentum to complete the remaining distance toward your desired success results!  Because the name of the game of living a life fulfilled is “Play BIG or go home”  you will learn to formulate a solid success strategy so that you can achieve the realization of your personal success.

This workshop will invest success strategies in you to:

  1. Get crystal clear on where you are now in your creative process of your goal.

  2. Get crystal clear about what is your purpose and vision on what the end-result will look like once you arrive.

  3. Discover the main barriers for why we fail at achieving our greatest intentions and the tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks.

  4. Define an accountable action plan using the “How” and the “By when” measure of your goal.

  5. Put your goals into action by using a mind mapping tool to define with clarity a well-executed action step plan.

Are you ready to create your “game-plan” to finish 2019 Strong? Learn how to strategize, initiate, follow-through and create your momentum to cross the finish line of 2019 with success.

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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Asia Travel Skills
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Asia Travel Skills

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Have you been dreaming of traveling to Asia but aren’t sure where to start?

Some travel skills are universal; some are region or even country specific. In this talk we'll discuss things you need to know while planning your trip to Asia. We’ll share advice on how to stay healthy, how to pick restaurants, and how to maintain particular diets or support a health concern. We’ll also cover the basics on what to do if you need a doctor or pharmacist while overseas.

About the teacher:

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Brad West is co-owner of Thailand ETCetera, a Thailand travel company. Brad grew up in Alabama, joined the Marine Corps after high school, and then worked in California, Hawaii, and Oregon before moving to Thailand in 2009 to attend university. In 2017, Brad moved back to Alabama, where he develops websites and practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


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Create Your Own Hanging Terrarium
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Create Your Own Hanging Terrarium

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Terrariums are perfect low maintenance, no fuss plant homes that make awesome gifts and can easily elevate a home's décor.  In this class, you'll learn how to make a colorful, easy to care for hanging terrarium and receive tips and lessons on how to keep it healthy.  We will talk about the different types of terrariums and why it works to create a mini-ecosystem.

The class will include all materials necessary to create a terrarium, including the glass container.

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

An Evening with Austin Channing Brown

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
THE CAMP HOUSE
DOORS OPEN AT 5:30PM
EVENT STARTS AT 6PM

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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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.

About the teacher:

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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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Meditative Art: Introduction to Zentangle®
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Meditative Art: Introduction to Zentangle®

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

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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

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Bitters 101
Oct
1
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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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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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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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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Goals: Finish 2019 Strong
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Goals: Finish 2019 Strong

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We are in the home stretch of this extraordinary year of 2019 and the question that is tapping on our life for attention is, “Where are you in your progress for your goals for this year?” Living a fulfilled life is made up of moments where we invest in our personal growth in the areas of our Health, Wealth, Relationships and Creative Purpose.

So many people are feeling stuck, frustrated and unfulfilled, and the #1 reason for this is a lack of clarity and a strong mindset for success.

This is where we must begin if you are going to actually break free from your cycle of failing to take your life to the next level.

In this master class, we will do an inquiry of insight for clarity of where you are in the progress of your goals. You will learn success strategy tools and experiential exercises that will support you in creating the momentum to complete the remaining distance toward your desired success results!  Because the name of the game of living a life fulfilled is “Play BIG or go home”  you will learn to formulate a solid success strategy so that you can achieve the realization of your personal success.

This workshop will invest success strategies in you to:

  1. Get crystal clear on where you are now in your creative process of your goal.

  2. Get crystal clear about what is your purpose and vision on what the end-result will look like once you arrive.

  3. Discover the main barriers for why we fail at achieving our greatest intentions and the tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks.

  4. Define an accountable action plan using the “How” and the “By when” measure of your goal.

  5. Put your goals into action by using a mind mapping tool to define with clarity a well-executed action step plan.

Are you ready to create your “game-plan” to finish 2019 Strong? Learn how to strategize, initiate, follow-through and create your momentum to cross the finish line of 2019 with success.

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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Introduction to Gateless Writing
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Gateless Writing

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"Gateless writing was born form the idea that we must silence judgements in order to create mastery."

In gateless writing classes, you will hone your craft or learn as a beginner in a safe environment with principles based on building up rather than deconstructing and offering resources rather than criticism. Gateless follows a set of guidelines which are strictly enforced to maintain an environment safe to create and express where the participants are invited to share in community. 

There are many reasons why this process works. Perhaps the simplest is that what the brain focuses on, grows. If we focus on what the student is doing well she continues to blossom in these areas. What isn't working, falls away. When working in a group other listeners become stronger writers because they are focusing on what works in a piece of writing and tend to emulate those strengths when they return to their own writing. So the group as a whole, becomes stronger.

Gateless is a methodology developed by Suzanne Kingsbury during her masters thesis in creative writing. She has trained countless teachers in retreat and salon as well as helped more authors come to be published collectively than any other group. Gateless is your pathway to the work you have been scared to do, turned away from, looked sideways at and lacked respect for only because you were not sure of the immeasurable nature of your own greatness and it's power to evolve into a force of nature that can blow change and goodness throughout the world.

Whether you are a beginner or a serious writer working on memoirs or a novel you will find a safe place to learn and grow your work through Gateless. No prior writing experience needed.

Writing utensils and paper provided. Students are welcome to bring their own.

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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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.

This class has a miminum of 5 registrations. For details about our refund and class cancellation policy, visit our FAQs: www.thechattery.org/faqs.

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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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Whatta Can: Canned Wine + Cocktail Tasting
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Whatta Can: Canned Wine + Cocktail Tasting

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Canned beverages are all the rage right now but truthfully, there are lots of options to choose from. But don't worry! Aubrey Stout, wine buyer and assistant general manager of Imbibe, will help us narrow down which can to put in your hand (we made a rhyme) in this fun canned wine & cocktail tasting.

About the teacher:

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

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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.

About the teacher:

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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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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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Introduction to Calligraphy
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy

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

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

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 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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Zentangle Reversed: Introduction to Black Tiles
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Zentangle Reversed: Introduction to Black Tiles

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Time to reverse the roles! This workshop will teach you the fun techniques of using white pens on black tiles. Students will learn how to work with gel pens, finish with white charcoal pencil and play with layering techniques.

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies and snacks included.

Introduction to Zentangle suggested, but no required.

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

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Introduction to Gelli Plate Printmaking - Two Part Class
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Gelli Plate Printmaking - Two Part Class

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Have you avoided art classes because colors make you nervous? Do you feel a lack of creativity when looking at a blank page?

Mixing colors and mixing patterns becomes so easy when using a gel plate. There are no mistakes and every outcome is usable with this forgiving and expressive medium. In this two part workshop, participants will learn to create layered backgrounds using acrylic paint creating pattern and texture with stencils, rubber stamps, sponges, fibers, and more. These backgrounds will be put to use as each participant creates their own work of unique canvas art.

This class is a two-parter. First class takes place on October 12th, second session is October 19th.

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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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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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. Donations 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 2020 Vision
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Creating 2020 Vision

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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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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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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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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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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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iPhoneography: Editing Photos
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

iPhoneography: Editing Photos

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Phones take great photos, but there are some limitations. This class will teach you how to "dodge" those limitations - like not being able to set the camera to manual - and master the hacks and tricks to get photos to share on social media that look like they were shot on a DSLR and edited on a computer. 

In this class, you'll learn:

  • How to set up shots with your phones cameras based on the golden mean

  • How to get the most from the built-in camera app and features, for iPhone users

  • What apps are best for editing photos

  • How to use those apps to turn lack-luster phone shots into magazine-ready images—or at least, really awesome Instagram posts! 

Android users are welcome.

About the teacher:

Suzanne Ócsai is a marketing and communications professional who's been taking photos professionally for the past 10 years. She's always on the hunt for her next favorite book or podcast (feel free to send her your summer reading or listening list). She loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, and a good house-made ginger beer. You can find her on Instagram at @suzanneocsai.

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Beginner Beading
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

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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Beginner Handlettering
Aug
21
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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Retirement Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Retirement Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

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Whether you're retiring in 30 years or 10, you need to be financially ready.

In this class, we'll cover the most common errors people make when planning for retirement, and share best practices on how to make corrections along the way.

Class is donation-based. Suggsted donation $10.

About the teacher:

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David Wattenbarger is President of DRW Financial, a financial planning and investment management company. He started his financial career in 2000, learning about the business from the inside out.  Prior to starting his investment advisory firm in Chattanooga, David's last corporate job was as the senior fixed income trader for a national independent broker/dealer. In his spare time, David enjoys being out and about in Chattanooga, and when at home enjoys introducing his children to the joys of classic rock. David is donating his time for this class.



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Beginner Tarot
Aug
19
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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Soap Making 101 - SOLD OUT
Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Soap Making 101 - SOLD OUT

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This class is sold out. Please join the wait list below and we’ll let you know when the next one is scheduled!

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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 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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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101
Aug
12
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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Pinhole Photography 101 - 2 Part Series
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Pinhole Photography 101 - 2 Part Series

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In this 2 part class, you will learn how to make your own pinhole camera, take photos with it, and to develop the images yourself in a darkroom.

Session 1 on Saturday, August 10, 11am-1pm

Making the Camera (You'll learn about pinhole photography and build your own camera out of recycled materials).

Session 2 on Saturday, August 17, 11am-1pm

Using the Camera (You will take some outdoor pinhole pics & you’ll be guided through developing your photos in a darkroom!)

Supplies: All materials/supplies will be provided However, if you have an oatmeal container sitting in your recycling can, bring it along!

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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Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger and Plant Swap!
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger and Plant Swap!

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Learn to make your own fun, macrame plant hanger and swap a plant!

In this class, you will:

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

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

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

  • Swap a plant with a stranger!

This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

Supplies: Bring your own plant to swap! All other supplies included.

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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Genderally Speaking: Introduction to Gender, Sexuality & Everything In Between
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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Effective Workforce Planning
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

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!

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 Sushi Making
Aug
6
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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Draw Me Closer: An Introduction to Drawing - 5 Week Course
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Draw Me Closer: An Introduction to Drawing - 5 Week Course

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In this 5 week course, we will cover the basics of learning to draw in a realistic manner. The class will primarily focus on translating three-dimensional life (still-life setups and objects) onto the two-dimensional page via graphite (pencil). We will work with controlled lighting situations, and experiment a bit with alternative media, as well. 

If you are intimidated about drawing, haven’t drawn in a long time, or just want some time to practice and hone some basic skills, then this class is for you!

Supplies: All you need to bring is a sketchbook, a favorite pencil, and a willingness to learn and have fun! We will also have loose paper and pencils if you need them, and any additional materials or special supplies will also be provided.

Please note, this class takes place Tuesday Evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm, August 6 through September 3. Please email info@thechattery.org if you would like to pay in installments for this class.

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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Beginner Astrology
Aug
5
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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