Home Buyer Happy Hour
Jun
25
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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Block Print Tote Bag
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Block Print Tote Bag

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Ready to be the most stylish shopper at the Chattanooga Sunday Market? Join us to create a custom block printed tote bag! In this 2-hour class, and with a few, simple tools, you will learn how to carve printing blocks and print your design onto fabric.

At the end of class you’ll go home with your own custom-printed tote, your own carving tool, and a block to work on more projects at home!

About the teacher:

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

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Flower Arranging in the Passageways
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Flower Arranging in the Passageways

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

Each participant will walk away with a bouquet of their very own and the knowledge to make one themselves. All supplies included, including the vase!

About the teacher:

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

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Traveling Zentangles: Zen Art on Maps
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Traveling Zentangles: Zen Art on Maps

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In this class, we'll cover the basics of Zentangle, so beginners are welcome!  Then we'll use maps as our background paper for creating unique Zentangle Inspired Art. 

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

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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

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Rivet that Pendant: Perfect Rivets & Ways to Use Them
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Rivet that Pendant: Perfect Rivets & Ways to Use Them

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In this class, we'll explore those pesky rivets that never seem to turn out right and utilize a method that yields a great rivet every time. Plus we'll discuss and try out a few other cold connection options. At the end of class, you'll leave with at least 1 or 2 completed pieces and your own set of riveting tools and template.

All materials are provided in the cost of class.

About the teacher:

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

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Soap Making 101
Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Soap Making 101

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Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps?

In this two and a half hour class, we will discuss the chemistry behind this process, and safely use oils and lye to create 5-6 bars of soap for each person to take home. 

This 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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Introduction to Fluid Art
Jul
8
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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Go Without Gluten: Spiralizer Pasta
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Go Without Gluten: Spiralizer Pasta

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Although Zucchini is available year round,  the Spring and Summer months have a local abundance!
Using a spiralizer, we will learn how to create “zoodle noodles!" and show the many dishes they can be used in, both raw and cooked.

We will also prepare two raw sauces, both vegan and bursting with nutrient dense ingredients.  This low calorie, high energy food choice is one you are sure to start eating more of.  There is no substitute for the nutrients we get from plants - come learn how to add more rainbow food into your life!  The recipes are vegan, gluten and dairy free.

This class is hands-on. All supplies included.

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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Crafts & Cocktails: Mid-Summer's Night Embroidery
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Crafts & Cocktails: Mid-Summer's Night Embroidery

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It's time to mix two things we love - embroidery and cocktails!

In this course, participants will how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, all focused around cocktails. This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities! One cocktail per person included in the price of the ticket.

Examples will be provided and demonstrated in the threading styles of running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and chain stitch. This class is hands-on with all materials included and ready to go. Participants will learn stitching styles, practice stitching and leave with their first hoop creation and an understanding of how to go forward and embroider. 

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course to embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!  

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Fearless Abstract: Abstract Painting for All!, 2-Part Class
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

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 July 11th, and the second class is on July 18th. 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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Couple's Massage 101
Jul
12
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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Writing the Mind Alive: A Summer Weekend Writing Retreat
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Writing the Mind Alive: A Summer 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, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, July 12 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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Pelvic Floor and Core
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor and Core

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Ever told yourself you have a "tiny bladder" because you visit the loo so frequently? Or had uncomfortable moments when you cough, sneezed, jumped, or laughed? What about dealing with a sensation of "having to relieve your bladder ASAP"? Or experienced pelvic pain? Or just never felt quite right after having kiddos?

If you said yes to any of these, this class is for you! Learn about how to prevent and/or treat different kinds of incontinence and pelvic pain by properly activating the both pelvic floor as well as the equally important deep core muscles.

What to bring: a yoga mat (no experience in yoga necessary)

What to wear: comfortable easy-to move in clothing

About the teacher:

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Monika Patel graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from UTC in 2016 and feels thankful to practice in this profession since then. Monika started her own physical therapy practice, FizeoTherapy and Wellness to treat people with neurologic, orthopedic, and pelvic health conditions. Her goal is to listen to people's story and understand how it affects their body's movement, pain, and performance. She is passionate about both healing injuries and preventing them. Monika is also a wife, mother, and love anything with peanut butter on it.

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Letting Go of Perfectionism
Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Letting Go of Perfectionism

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There's a big difference between perfectionism and healthy striving.

Perfectionism prevents us from truly being seen. It's a 20 ton protective shield that we lug around to keep us safe. In this class, we'll talk about how perfectionism plays out in our personal and professional lives, and how understanding it allows us to live and lead authentically.  

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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Self-Publishing 101
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Self-Publishing 101

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Do you have something you've written or created that you want to share with the world?

This class is an introduction to self-publishing for both professionals and individuals. Topics such as choosing to self-publish, layout options, available sales platforms, and choosing a cover will be covered as well as how to use self-publishing in business and/or personal projects.

About the teacher:

Leah Bailey began her adventure into creative marketing by self-publishing her own series of books several years ago. She has an M.S. in Media and Communication as well as years of experience in writing, publishing, and print and digital marketing. She has also taught college courses on media writing and spoken at area writing conferences. While she still writes and publishes her own work, Leah has found that she also loves brand storytelling and idea creation and implementation in the business arena. This led her to her own business venture, Bailey Creative Marketing. Developing a creative marketing approach begins with finding your story. Bailey Creative Marketing focuses on finding a company’s story and then helping them to build a relationship with clients through their story.

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Intermediate Handlettering: Note Taking
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Intermediate Handlettering: Note Taking

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Learn how to create amazing hand lettered notes!  We will learn several fonts and tricks to fill a page in a hurry.  Plus, learn a few other hand lettered doodles, like banners, fillers, and basic florals! Using these skills, we will practice taking hand lettered notes at the end of class.  

Please note: Handlettering experience recommended. Those who attended Beginner Handlettering will need to bring their Tombow Fude hard nib or other pen you are comfortable with. Others will be able to purchase pens in the class if needed. Practice supplies and a workbook to keep included.

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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A Matter of Balance
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

A Matter of Balance

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This class is for anyone who feels like their balance just isn’t what it used to be. Perhaps you just feel more clumsy lately, have fallen, or would like to prevent a fall. Learn about the different systems in our body that attribute to balance as well as ways to make it better.

What to bring: a yoga mat (no experience in yoga necessary)

What to wear: comfortable easy-to move in clothing

About the teacher:

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Monika Patel graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from UTC in 2016 and feels thankful to practice in this profession since then. Monika started her own physical therapy practice, FizeoTherapy and Wellness to treat people with neurologic, orthopedic, and pelvic health conditions. Her goal is to listen to people's story and understand how it affects their body's movement, pain, and performance. She is passionate about both healing injuries and preventing them. Monika is also a wife, mother, and love anything with peanut butter on it.

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Soap Making 101
Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Soap Making 101

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Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps?

In this two and a half hour class, we will discuss the chemistry behind this process, and safely use oils and lye to create 5-6 bars of soap for each person to take home. 

This is a hands-on class with all of the utensils and safety equipment provided.

About the teacher:

Karen Creel is the owner of Gardenchick. She lives on 4 acres in Chickamauga where she Gardens, creates DIY projects with her “junk” finds, and raises a few hens. Bees will be added in April and the urban homestead will be complete! After purchasing handcrafted soap for years, she attended several classes and started making her own, selling at craft shows and on her Etsy site. Created with natural ingredients including oils, herbs, honey and beeswax, her products include soap, lip balms, lotion bars, and herbal salves. You can keep up with her projects, and receive gardening and urban homesteading tips on her blog www.Gardenchick.com

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Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging

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Learn to make your own elegant macrame wall hanging! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own wall hanging, 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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Beginner Handlettering
Jul
30
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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Maximize Your Productivity: Planner & Bullet Journaling
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Maximize Your Productivity: Planner & Bullet Journaling

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By now you have probably heard about the Bullet Journal craze that has taken over Pinterest and Instagram since its inception back in 2014. Based on personal experience with creative journaling over the past 3 years, teacher Martha Arrington will share pages from her own journals, discuss pros and cons, tips and tricks, and materials and supplies. In this class, you’ll set up the 6 most important pages in your journal so you can walk out of class ready to begin a more productive and organized life. 

Supplies: All supplies included. Each participant will receive a 30 page journal and Sakura Pigma Micron pen.

About the teacher:

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

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iPhoneography: Editing Photos
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

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 socila 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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Introduction to Gateless Writing
Jun
22
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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Summer Solstice Dance Party
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice Dance Party

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Summer Solstice falls on a Friday this year, which means we’ll be ringing in the Summer the only way we know how - partying in the Passageways!

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy tunes from DJ MCPRO and drinks for purchase from The Mad Priest and London Calling’s new LUAU bar. We’ll have Hoop Junky onsite with hula hoop samples, summer-inspired temporary tattoos and tons of summer solstice* fun.

No RSVP required.

This event is part of Make Music Chattanooga 2019, a full day of fun and free festivities.

* They wouldn’t let us light a giant fire to jump over, but we’ll have lots of fun regardless.

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Creating the Perfect Summer Centerpiece
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Creating the Perfect Summer Centerpiece

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In this class, you’ll learn all the ways to impress your friends and family by creating your own centerpiece. 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. All supplies included, including the base!

Space is limited.

About the teacher:

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

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Healthy Desserts: Raw Chocolate Truffles Making
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Healthy Desserts: Raw Chocolate Truffles Making

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Raw Cacao, the food source of chocolate, is a superfood bursting with antioxidants, minerals and 'happy brain' chemicals. Chocolate in its natural state is guilt-free, nourishing, an aphrodisiac and anti-depressant. Come and learn to create chocolate truffles using dates, nuts, cacao and coconut for gluten & dairy free desserts that are amazing and nutritious! YUM!

This class is hands-on. All supplies included. Each person will go home with truffles, if they don't eat them all in 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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Beginner Embroidery: Pet Portraits
Jun
18
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. Class registration ends on June 17.

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah works at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Manager of Membership & Stewardship. In her free time, Sarah loves to of course to embroider, weave, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!  

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Preparing for the Worst: End of Life Planning
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Preparing for the Worst: End of Life Planning

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Are you prepared to leave your family in good shape should something happen to you? Do you have power of attorney? A will? A life insurance policy? No matter you age, these documents are important.

In this class, lawyer Amanda Jelks and insurance specialist Orenthal E. Powell will talk through:

  • Why everyone over the age of 18 must have a power of attorney

  • How to make sure your children are taken care of if something happens to you

  • Things your aging parents need to know to make their lives and yours easier

  • What is final expense life insurance

  • What other insurances are crucial to take under consideration

About the teachers:

Amanda Jelks is the Owner and Managing Attorney at Jelks Law, PLLC.  She and her team handle transactional business matters for small businesses and assist families with estate planning and probate.  Her early passion and dedication was rewarded with full academic scholarships to her alma maters, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Memphis. Amanda’s hard work is proving yet again that her passion sets her apart with Jelks Law, PLLC being bestowed the distinct award of 2018 Emerging Business of the Year and with Amanda being recognized as one of the Top 20 Professionals under the age of 40 in the Chattanooga area.

Orenthal E. Powell is owner of Powell Life Insurance and is a licensed life insurance agent.

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Floral Hand Embroidery
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Floral Hand Embroidery

Join us in the beautiful Turnbull Building to create a hand embroidery sampler using foundational stitches (the practice round). Then put those techniques to use while stitching a workshop exclusive design using the amazing flowers from Southerly Flower Farm. You'll be encouraged to experiment with color, texture and various stitch combinations to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Bring along an interesting found object or objects, no bigger than 2"x 2", to incorporate into your design. (Things such as dried tree bark or flowers, an interesting leaf, or a scrap of wind-blown mesh...)

This workshop is open to stitchers of all levels! Just bring yourself and your imagination! All supplies included.

About the teacher:

Amanda Banks began discovering and practicing hand embroidery in the Spring of 2017. At the time, she was apprenticing on a permaculture farm 40 minutes from the nearest town. Her chores usually ended around noon...with an afternoon of rain left over each day... so she used her limited amount of internet access to watch a few videos and read blog tutorials, made a trip to Joann's, and began stitching.  Amanda's first piece was inspired by her aunt, who is an artist and master crafter in her own right...just as Amanda's grandmother was. Her grandmother hand stitched quilts for everyone of her children and grandchildren. All original, hand cut, measured, meticulously hand stitched and infused with love. These women, as well as Amanda's mother, have all inspired her to explore the creativity within herself. From the way they can make food with such feeling to the individual stitches in the numerous quilts to the plants and people that thrive under their care. 

From the teacher: "fibrrous is me. Reaching into and outside of myself. Working to make the colorful ideas and feelings into tangible, three dinensional objects. fibrrous is an observation of the world around me, a means of physical and emotional expression, a therapeutic practice, the way I can most fully express my creative visions."

This class is part of the Summer Series, a day of fun-filled classes in The Turnbull’s beautiful space.  Tickets can be bought for each individual class separately or bundled together for a full day’s experience. Purchase tickets to every event here.

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Summer Garden Cocktails
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Garden Cocktails

In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by your garden! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve on your patio.

Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate two tasty drinks at home, a Basil and French Vanilla French 75 and a Garden Whiskey Smash, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. Everyone will also learn how to make a shrub (a vinegar based syrup), and take some home!

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.

This class is part of the Summer Series, a day of fun-filled classes in The Turnbull’s beautiful space.  Tickets can be bought for each individual class separately or bundled together for a full day’s experience. Purchase tickets to every event here.

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Beginner Handlettering
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Handlettering

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.

This class is part of the Summer Series, a day of fun-filled classes in The Turnbull’s beautiful space.  Tickets can be bought for each individual class separately or bundled together for a full day’s experience. Purchase tickets to every event here.

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Inappropriate Tea Party
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Inappropriate Tea Party

*Cover photo credit: Justin Harris

*Cover photo credit: Justin Harris

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Life got you stressed? Art helps! This is going to be a totally beginner friendly paint class. So if you want to learn to paint this ever so sweet and EASY Lilly Pulitzer-esque print and get out a little frustration, this is for you. If you are tired of being a perfect lil lady (or gent)...just say to hell with it. Supplies will be provided.

All supplies plus a sweet treat included. 18 and up only please.

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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Introduction to the Enneagram
Jun
13
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
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Chalkboard Lettering 101

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Want to learn how to make your chalkboard look amazing? Come learn all the tips and tricks!  In this class, participants will learn 10 tricks to make a dynamic and dimensional chalkboard.

Supplies: All participants will be supplied with chalkboard supplies to keep practicing at home.

About the teacher:

Lesley Miller is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina and has gradually been moving west for the past fifteen years. She spent many years teaching elementary school and middle school science in Knoxville. When her son turned one, she left the classroom to stay home with him and eventually found her way to hand lettering, after spending a lot of time admiring it on Instagram! As a crafty kid and an adult scrapbooker, hand lettering gave her a new way to express her creativity and love of letters! Lesley is so excited to be an editor and contributing artist for Penultimate Magazine. She has been lettering for about two years and teaching lettering for almost one. Lesley promises that you will walk out of class with the tools you need to get started on your own lettering journey! Check out Lesley's work here.

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Be a Better Ally: Unlearning Rape Culture
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Be a Better Ally: Unlearning Rape Culture

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What is rape culture? What do I do if my friend tells me they've been assaulted? Are rape jokes just harmless fun? Is catcalling a compliment?

In this class, we will dive into the basics of rape culture, answering these common questions in society, and learning how to be a better advocate and ally for victims and survivors of sexual violence. We will break down terms that you hear all the time, but are too afraid to ask the real definitions of, such as the difference between rape and sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

About the teacher:

Kelley Quinn graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and Gender Studies.  During her undergrad career, she began teaching about sexual violence awareness and bystander intervention to fellow students. After graduation, she continued teaching while also working as a Victim Advocate at the university's Women's Center. In 2019, she moved to Chattanooga to pursue future career opportunities, such as applying to graduate school and continuing to education communities about sexual assault prevention and awareness. Read some of Kelley’s writings here.

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Introduction to Fluid Art
Jun
10
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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Festie Bestie: Flower Crowns
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Festie Bestie: Flower Crowns

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It's festival season, which means it's flower crown season. Grab your bestie and join us at Fox & Fern for some flower crown action!

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

BYOB. All supplies included!

About the teacher:

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

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Introduction to Torso Art
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Introduction to Torso Art

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Torso art is a therapeutic art form. In this class, participants will creatively paint a mannequin torso influenced by words of inspiration, encouragement and empowerment. Each participant will walk away with a painted torso to remind them of their importance. 

All supplies included.

About the teacher:

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At the age of 49 years old and working 22 years in Corporate America, Sheryl Benford began to re-evaluate her life and realized she desired a more fulfilling future. A future doing something she loves to do. After eight months of unemployment; frustration, depression and loss of self-confidence set in so she began to paint and cry. To her surprise this provided therapy for her that was beyond her imagination. While painting she had an "Ah-Ha" moment and thought, "I wonder how many other women could be blessed by this!" As a result, TOR-SO BEAUTIFUL was born. Sheryl has been married to her sweet husband, Demetress, for 20 years. They are the parents of one son, Tobyus, who lives in New Orleans, LA. 

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Venting & Gratitude: Journaling 101
Jun
5
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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Watercolor Cacti & Succulents
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Watercolor Cacti & Succulents

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Calling all plant lovers! In this step-by-step class you will learn how to paint several different types of popular cacti and succulents. We will be painting in the loose style, great for beginners, so we’ll be having fun while learning basic watercolor techniques. You’ll leave with a lovely painting ready to display in your home.

All supplies provided.

 About the teacher:

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

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Spanish Immersion Dinner
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Spanish Immersion Dinner

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Calling all adults!

Immerse yourself in Spanish and share a delicious meal with the Language South team, a weeklong Spanish immersion camp for youth. You’ll add some fresh fire to your Spanish learning whether you’re diving in for the first time or taking your current Spanish to the next level. You’ll dine with us, speak and listen to lots of Spanish, and engage in a fun Spanish activity. Language South counselors spend a week training for camp, and they’ll practice their counselor Spanish skills with you that night, creating an immersion environment that inspires you to be lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures.

Menu:

Entrée: Pollo Pibil with roasted carrots and broccoli, quick pickled cabbage, and rice or vegetarian option of marinated pressed soy pibil. Pollo Pibil is a dish from the Yucatán peninsula region of Mexico originating from techniques developed by the Mayan culture. 

Dessert: ChocoTorta: An Argentinian layered cake dessert made with chocolate cookies, crumbled and pressed into cream cheese with fresh brewed coffee and dulce de leche.

About the Chef:

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Shane Stone is the head chef at El Pueblo Spanish Camp, and owner of his catering company High Haute Foods. Last summer, our campers loved the camp food. Many even mentioned it as one of their three favorite parts of camp! Shane loves to travel and says it inspires him to learn and be more creative in his cooking. He feels it is important to learn the language and experience the culture of the countries he visits to understand why certain people made the decisions they did about food. He loves having the opportunity to be an integral part of a cultural experience for the campers at El Pueblo. He believes that broadening our cultural horizons creates empathy and he enjoys being a part of that at camp. More information about High Haute Foods here

About Language South:

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Campers at El Pueblo develop their love for languages and other people, and leave inspired to explore Spanish at home, school, and in future travels. They play games, sing songs, create art, and more, all while engaging with the Spanish language. This overnight language immersion camp takes place at the Oaks Group Camp at Booker T. Washington State Park in the first couple of weeks in June. While you can’t learn a language in a week, you can discover a passion and love for new languages and cultures that leads to a lifetime of learning. No matter how much Spanish they know, kids and teens will be inspired by their success with Spanish at El Pueblo! More information about Language South here

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Beginner Bonsai
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Beginner Bonsai

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 In this workshop, students will learn the basics of pruning and wiring junipers to create their own bonsai. At the end of the class students will take home their new trees along with information on how to care for the plant through the upcoming growing season.

Supplies: Participants will be provided with plant material and wire, as well as handouts detailing pruning, wiring, and basic care instructions. Tools will also be provided.

Space is very limited. Sales end Thursday, May 30 at 8pm.

About the teacher:

Bradford Slama is a self taught bonsai enthusiast who has a passion for sharing the knowledge that he has gained. Bradford initially came across bonsai because he wanted something more than a house plant in his windowless office. It turns out bonsai are very difficult to keep indoors, so he turned his driveway into a small bonsai garden. He learned most of what he knows about bonsai from books and from club members in California, and brought his trees with him when he moved to Chattanooga almost a year ago.

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Stone Setting: Jewelry Intensive Course
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Stone Setting: Jewelry Intensive Course

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

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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How to Be Your Authentic Self in a Difficult Relationship
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

How to Be Your Authentic Self in a Difficult Relationship

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Your difficult relationship may be your mother-in-law, your significant other, your ex, or your spouse. This 90-minute teaching is packed with practical tools to give you clarity and skills to show up as the real you. You'll be able to focus on what matters most. 

You'll learn how:

  • To recover from a regrettable incident. 

  • To use the formula for clarity - AIR: Awareness, Intentionality, Risks

  • To know when it's time to get outside help

A licensed counselor specializing in relationships pulls back the curtain in her personal life and shares from her years of counseling couples. Each participant will receive a signed copy of her book, "Beyond Messy Relationships: Divine Invitations To Your Authentic Self."

Please note: The content is psychoeducational only and time for Q & A is not a substitute fo professional counseling services.

About the teacher:

Judy Herman is a licensed professional counselor, speaker and author of "Beyond Messy Relationships." She inspires audiences, readers, and clients to create connection beyond conflict in ways that transform their most crucial relationships. In her private practice on Main Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she counsels entrepreneurs, clergy, and other therapists. Her authenticity makes her reputation as a soul cheerleader a great combination with her professional expertise. She’s a mental health service provider and a National Certified Counselor who specializes in relationships. Her training with world-renowned marriage experts include Drs. John and Julie Gottman; and Imago Therapy founders, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. In 2006, she began private practice with growing expertise in couples’ counseling. For fun, she and her husband enjoy outdoor activities. Camping, hiking, canoeing, and bike-riding are among them. They also enjoy their dancing. But most of all, it’s the adventures with grandchildren that rank the highest!

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Getting Started: Small Business Finance
May
29
5:30 PM17:30

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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Spring Garden Cocktails - SOLD OUT
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Garden Cocktails - SOLD OUT

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In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by your spring garden! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve on your patio.

Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate two tasty drinks at home, a Blueberry Lavender French 75 and a Mint Julep, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. Everyone will also learn how to make a shrub (a vinegar based syrup), and take some home!

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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Introduction to Fluid Art
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

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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PreSlumber Lip Bar Party
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

PreSlumber Lip Bar Party

Remember when you used to go over your friend's house and eat pizza, burnt popcorn, and do questionable makeup? Well, this is like that minus the burnt popcorn and uncertain makeup. Come make your own lipstick or lipgloss with a professional colorista as your color spirit guide, play at our blush bar, ask us skincare questions, eat pizza and popcorn, raid your parent's liquor cabinet, and get matched up with a custom foundation if you so desire. It's fun, easy, and most importantly, you won't get grounded. Call 423.266.6222 to avoid eventbrite fees.

$50 ticket gets you after hours access &:

A Lipstick or Lipgloss
Pizza
Popcorn
Drank
Blush bar access

This event is coordination with elea blake cosmetics.

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Learn from the Pros: Journalists + PR Professionals Share Their Secrets
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Learn from the Pros: Journalists + PR Professionals Share Their Secrets

Journalists and public relations professionals work together but they often have different goals. Reporters have been known to bemoan PR tactics but it goes both ways. Journalists might overlook a good story pitch much to the bewilderment of the PR pro. If you're in either of these professions, want to understand more about them or are in the position of doing your own public relations — don't miss this event.  Public relations professionals and journalists with decades of experience discuss best practices and ways for each group to work together.

About the panelists

Chloe Morrison of NoogaToday

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Chloé Morrison is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years of experience covering a range of topics from education and business to crime and courts. She's worked in both traditional and digital journalism and has developed relationships with journalists and public relations representatives throughout the region. She's worked to help local small business owners and nonprofit leaders better understand how to work with members of the media. She's currently a multi-media producer, reporter + editor for NOOGAtoday, which is a fresh newsletter unique to this market. She is also an adjunct professor at UTC, where she aims to share her love of journalism with young minds. Chloé has freelanced for regional, national + international publications. She likes the color yellow, watching her new nephew grow and using other creative outlets, such as music, poetry, painting and crocheting.

Karlene Claridy of Claridy Communications

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With more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience, Karlene Claridy founded Claridy Communications in 2007. As the owner of Claridy Communications, Karlene works with clients ranging from corporations to nonprofit organizations to develop customized solutions to promote their products and service offerings. She helps clients maximize their exposure through sound marketing and public relations strategies. Prior to founding Claridy Communications, Karlene was the Public Relations Manager of EPB, a public utility located in Chattanooga, TN. During her tenure, she served as the company’s spokesperson and was responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies in support of EPB.

David Martin of Heed PR

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David Martin is a co-founder of Heed Public Relations, a Chattanooga-based PR agency. He has over a decade of experience in the marketing and public relations space, including stints as communications director at Bellhops, a VC-backed moving company, and Briteside, a now publicly traded (Canada) cannabis startup. Over the years, David has secured hundreds of articles in North American outlets, including the New York TimesForbesBusiness Insider, and more. He is also a former local and syndicated columnist, but usually pretends that never happened. 

Jim Tanner of McCallie School

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Jim Tanner spent 14 years as a journalist with the Chattanooga Times Free Press, starting as a page designer and copy editor before spending several years as assistant sports editor. His writing has earned awards from the Tennessee Associated Press and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. Since 2015, he has worked at McCallie School, where he is the Deputy Director of Communications and Marketing with responsibility for PR, copywriting, media relations and marketing for the school. He also works at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as an adjunct professor in the Communications Department, teaching news writing and publication design.

Dr. Felicia McGhee of UTC Communications Department

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Dr. Felicia McGhee is the interim head of the UTC Communication Department. Dr. McGhee graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Communication. She received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.  Dr. McGhee completed her doctoral degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Dr. McGhee has more than 13 years of broadcasting experience. Dr.  McGhee has been teaching in the Communication Department for 17 years and was appointed interim department head on May 1, 2018.  She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Kappa Alpha Tau. 

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Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part Series
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Jewelry Fundamentals: Soldering Jewelry with a Torch - Four Part 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 May 14th and last four nights total
May 14, 21, 28, and June 4  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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8 Things to Know About Indigenous Plant-Based Medicines
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

8 Things to Know About Indigenous Plant-Based Medicines

Feeling anxious? Depressed? Stressed? Lacking clarity about who you are and what you want? Don't know how to let go of trauma or self-imposed beliefs holding you back from reaching your potential and feeling fulfilled? Or does everything in life right now just feel like an uphill battle? Or just want to feel more alive and fully present in the moment?

Typically, in the United States, we might respond to these types of feelings, our intergenerational trauma and various emotional blockages with talking to a therapist over months or years who, hopefully, can guide us to embracing more empowering perspectives that alleviate our pain. Self-help books also are becoming increasingly popular, leading us to think that we can "think" our way to self-healing. Others resort to medication, escapism, or worse — denial which in turn equates to stagnated personal growth or even self-destructive behavior.

In this presentation, we'll discuss why indigenous plant-based medicines, like Ayahuasca found in the Amazon to the San Pedro cactus found in the Andes mountains of South America, have helped people for thousands of years transcend ego to find inner peace and clarity in a fraction of the time we are usually lead to believe is required.

Additionally, we'll discuss how to go about researching safe and legitimate ceremonial ayahuasca experiences — as well as share a personal account of one of the top-rated 10-day ayahuasca retreats in South America just outside of Medellín, Colombia.

If you've ever heard about Ayahuasca, San Pedro cactus, or other sacred plants and are interested in learning more about indigenous medicines and the importance of keeping them from going extinct, this class is for you.

About the teacher:

Alex Lavidge is a local entrepreneur and adventurer-at-heart who recently spent 2 weeks in Colombia at Eagle Condor Alliance, a top-rated ayahuasca retreat & meditation center just outside of Medellín, Colombia. While being far from a guru or an expert in psychedelics or medicinal plants, he has an all-encompassing passion for spreading his enthusiasm for health, wellness, and the relentless pursuit of human potential.

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