Beginner Tarot
Jan
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:

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

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Beginner Handlettering
Jan
22
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 Public Speaking
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Introduction to Public Speaking

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The anxiety, even dread, that accompanies many people’s experience with public speaking--be it acting, reading, teaching, or lecturing--is common, but there are ways to cope with your anxieties so that you appear confident and relaxed in front of an audience. We will explore ways to calm yourself down, make your speaking/reading appear flawless, and how to use your breathing and visual cues to keep focused.

About the teacher:

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

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Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Beginner Macrame: Plant Hanger

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Learn to make your own fun, macrame plant hanger! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

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

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

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

About the teacher:

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

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The First Four: Puppy Training - 4 Part Series
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

The First Four: Puppy Training - 4 Part Series

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

This is a 4-part class meeting every Saturday morning at 11am for four consecutive weeks. Each class will consist of puppy playtime and socialization where you will learn how to shape your puppy’s play into positive interactions with other dogs. In addition to play/socialization, each Saturday will have a different themed lesson:

  • Week One: Crate & Potty Training

  • Week Two: Intro to Obedience

  • Week Three: Impulse Control

  • Week Four: Feeding & Nutrition

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

This class is in partnership with the Main Street Pet Wellness Center.

About the teacher:

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Nicole Kazmierzak is a dog trainer and behavior specialist. She received her education and certification from the Misha May Foundation, located in Lakewood, Colorado and completed the requirements for K9 First-Aid and CPR through Colorado CPR & AED. Nicole focuses on force-free training methods and specializes in working with dogs in need of rehabilitation and behavior modification; the most prevalent being fear and anxiety. Nicole has volunteered with several rescue organizations along the front range in Colorado, and served on the board of directors for Do Over Dogs, a rescue in Broomfield, Colorado. Additionally, Nicole has fostered and adopted herself when space at home has allowed. She started her dog training and adventure company, Recess, in Chattanooga, TN in 2016. She and her husband, Travis, live in Chattanooga with their three canine kids.

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The Power of the Law of Attraction
Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Power of the Law of Attraction

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What are you attracting into your life?

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.

You could be reaching for your goals in life, but if you are getting in your own way, break the barrier this year by learning to master your own personal point of attraction.

About the teacher:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Financial Aid 101
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Aid 101

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Are you thinking about going to college? Is money an issue? Well, this free session is for you! During this session, we will go over the basics of financial aid, terminology, types of aid, and the FAFSA. We will also talk about the state of Tennessee programs like TN Promise, Hope, TSAA, and TN Reconnect.

About the teacher:

Eric I. Farmer is a graduate of The University of Memphis ('98) and has been in higher education since 1999. He has work at Tennessee Technological University, O'More College of Design (which is now part of Belmont University), and he is currently with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). He has been an Outreach Specialist with TSAC since 2009. 

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

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Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We'll cook a comfort food meal: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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

About the teacher:  

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Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

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How to Overcome and Deal with Adversity
Jan
30
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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How to Write Beautifully:  Cursive Handwriting
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

How to Write Beautifully: Cursive Handwriting

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Cursive handwriting isn't dead...yet. If you're better at typing than writing a letter, this class is for you. We'll be teaching the beautiful, elegant art of cursive handwriting - what most brides actually prefer over calligraphy on their invitations. If you haven't written a handwritten letter since the 2nd grade, it's time for you to jump back into it! 

All supplies included.

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Home Buyer Happy Hour
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Home Buyer Happy Hour

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Do you think you're ready to buy a home but don't know where to start? 

In this course, we will cover all the things you'll encounter as a first-time home buyer: working with a realtor, mortgages, finding a lender, what to expect from closing costs, how much money to have set aside for emergencies, paying bills, and more. Come with any questions you may have and our experts will help you along the process.

Adult beverages will be served. This class is presented and sponsored by realtor Marie King and lender Brian Kniegge. There is no cost to attend this class.

About the teachers:

Since becoming a Realtor in 2000, Marie King has been assisting buyers, sellers and agents attain their Real Estate dreams. After seven years as a solo agent, Marie joined the 1st Keller Williams Realty office in Chattanooga as Director of Career Development/Assistant Team Leader, later transitioning to the Team Leader role until returning to sales in 2013. Since that time, Marie has continued her passion of training and coaching. In addition to coaching agents to success and assisting buyers and sellers with their Real Estate needs, Marie volunteers with the Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University (FPU) program. Marie is the proud mother of two amazing young adults; Rachel, married to David Long, who is a nurse at Erlanger and son, Nathan, who is a UTC graduate and also resides in Chattanooga.

Brian Kniegge started in the mortgage industry in 1998. After having a less than stellar experience when he bought his first home he decided that there has to be a better experience for clients. He has been assisting buyers and home owners with their financing strategies ever since. His goal for a buyer is to be accurate, predictable, and accountable to what is promised. Brian has lived in Chattanooga since 1997. He and his wife live in the downtown area, and his 15-year-old son grew up here. The whole family loves Chattanooga and everything that it offers (especially the fun outdoor stuff like mountain biking!).

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Watercolor Sketching: A Half-Day Workshop
Feb
2
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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Botanical Bath Salts 101
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Botanical Bath Salts 101

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Have you ever wondered how botanical bath salts are made?

In this class, you will use botanicals, oils, and bath salts to create a trio of unique healing baths for different moods.  Each person will take home three glass tubes of bath salts to keep or give as gifts Additionally, each person will receive a jar of tub teas and tea bags.

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

About the teacher:

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

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Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter Weekend Writing Retreat
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter 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, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, February 1 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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Cultivating a Life of Creativity
Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivating a Life of Creativity

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Do you lack clarity and direction in what your creative purpose is in the world? Have you brought your inspired ideas to realization or are they still on the back burner? Maybe you’ve forgotten all about those dreams, wants and desires for your life because you didn’t believe they were possible.  

We have great ideas all the time as we are born creators, inventors and dreamers. It is in our DNA to create a happy life with everything we want in it! So, why do some people realize their desires and some do not? Because within the creative process there is the “brick wall of frustration.”

Join this empowering class to discover what desires you want to take from “great idea” to “Success.” Discover how to navigate the six stages of the creative process using tools of creative insight to align you with the realization of your desire. Are you ready go the distance and reach for the best within you?  

Ask yourself, “What would it feel like to live my life’s creative purpose?”

You will receive insight for life tools and engage in interactive experiential exercises to support your journey of self-discovery.  During this class you will:

  1. Take a journey of inquiry to get crystal clear on creating the life experience that you really want by asking powerful questions.

  2. Learn the six stages of the Creative Process and the tools that will bring you the clarity you need to move through each stage with success.

  3. Learn what it is like to experience the Creative Process with ease, great energy and enjoyment as you move through creative cycle, landing at your final destination of celebration.

  4. Create a “new” story for your creative purpose.       One that envisions the success of your dreams and inspires you to go the distance.

About the teacher:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Beginner Palmistry
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Palmistry

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Fact, fiction or just plain fun? What do your lines have to say?

Palmistry is more commonly referred to as palm reading - the art of telling someone's future or character through reading the lines in the palm of their hand. In this class, you'll learn about the history behind palmistry and get a basic understanding of what lines on the hands say.

About the teacher:

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

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Introduction to Zentangle®
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Zentangle®

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

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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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Chalkboard Lettering 101
Feb
5
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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Understanding Dog Behavior
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Dog Behavior

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Have you ever found yourself wondering, why does my dog:

  • hate th e mailman?

  • listen to me at home but not the park?

  • jump up on me?

  • have separation anxiety?

  • not like other dogs?

  • get car sick?

  • follow me everywhere?

  • have trouble settling down?

  • go crazy after bath time?

  • not like to swim?

  • shake off when he’s not wet and yawn when he’s not tired?

Are dogs more like their wolf ancestors or us humans? Dog behavior can be funny, puzzling, and even gross at times. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what your dog is thinking, then this class is for you. The format is intended to be educational, yet fun. We will address broader concepts of modern dog behavior and answer your individual questions. The insights from this class can also be used to help inform the training you do with your dog. While dogs are not permitted in the class, we encourage you to come with a brief description of your dog and his/her traits that you find the most bewildering.

About the teacher:

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Nicole Kazmierzak is a dog trainer and behavior specialist. She received her education and certification from the Misha May Foundation, located in Lakewood, Colorado and completed the requirements for K9 First-Aid and CPR through Colorado CPR & AED. Nicole focuses on force-free training methods and specializes in working with dogs in need of rehabilitation and behavior modification; the most prevalent being fear and anxiety. Nicole has volunteered with several rescue organizations along the front range in Colorado, and served on the board of directors for Do Over Dogs, a rescue in Broomfield, Colorado. Additionally, Nicole has fostered and adopted herself when space at home has allowed. She started her dog training and adventure company, Recess, in Chattanooga, TN in 2016. She and her husband, Travis, live in Chattanooga with their three canine kids.

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An Evening in Belgium: A Beer Tasting
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening in Belgium: A Beer Tasting

Belgium, the country sandwiched between Germany, France, and the Netherlands, is known for it's chocolate, waffles, and best of all, beer! We'll be looking at what makes Belgian beers special (hint: it may have something to do with monks) and tasting some of the best ones available! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to try some special beers that aren't available anywhere else in Chattanooga! 

Seating is limited.

About the teacher:

Michael Rice is the owner/operator of Mad Priest Coffee Roasters and the new coffee & cocktail bar on Cherry Street, The Mad Priest. Michael is a Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS), Bar Smarts certified, Cicerone beer server and a member of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), as well as SCA certified Coffee Roaster and Green Buyer. Before he opened The Mad Priest in October 2018, he traveled to 11 cities (and Mexico) visiting bars and doing market research to ensure he built the best of the best in Chattanooga. He's been in the beverage industry for over 6 years, so if you're interested in the world of coffee, beer or spirits, Michael is excited to share his passion and experience with you!

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Cinematics: The End of Aids?
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cinematics: The End of Aids?

February is African American AIDS Awareness Month, and The Chattery is teaming up with Cempa Chattanooga for the latest Cinematics to show PBS News Hour's The End of Aids? 

The End of Aids? is a six-part series about the neglected HIV/AIDS crisis. 

PBS NewsHour traveled to six places across the world to find stories of those in the middle of the AIDS epidemic. During this event, we will watch the stories from the United States and have a panel discussion about the effect of HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States.

The film screening is in partnership with Cempa, a Chattanooga nonprofit whose mission is to reach, assist, and support people impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C and STIs through compassionate and responsive delivery of education, health, social, and advocacy related services. 

Drinks for purchase at The Palace Theater. 

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Valentine's Card Making Social
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine's Card Making Social

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Join us for "Send a Card to a Friend" Day and feel the love with some refreshments and crafts at our craft social!

We'll be making lovely cards for loved ones, besties, and strangers. February 7th is "Send a Card to a Friend" Day, 

We'll be sending cards to a local nursing home, to be announced soon!

Suggested donation: $5. Wine provided!

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Eat Your Heart Out: Valentine Cake Decorating
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Eat Your Heart Out: Valentine Cake Decorating

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Let's be honest, the best part of Valentine's Day is the sugar. 

In this class, you'll learn how to make your cake look professionally decorated, and take home six cupcakes to enjoy or pass along to a friend or loved one. We'll cover how to make the cakes and icing, and how to put special finishing touches to ensure that if you ever go on Nailed It!, you'll win. 

Supplies: Class includes all supplies. 

Seating is limited.

About the teacher:

Melanie, the girl behind Sugar Bae, works for a non-profit doing program management and adolescent counseling. In her spare time, she side hustles as a cake decorator. Melanie loves hearing people's stories and knows too much about pop culture for her own good. She is known for her love of glitter, confetti and sprinkles. Melanie loves trying new baking techniques and feels most creative when she is decorating a cake. When she isn't working, Melanie loves hanging out with friends, watching Netflix and being overly competitive about board games.

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Valentangles
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Valentangles

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This half-day workshop will cover the basics of Zentangle, so beginners are welcome! Anyone who can write their name can learn to tangle. Because this is a special Valentine-themed class, the instructor will also teach how to add color using watercolors and colored pencils. You will leave class with a Valentine’s Day card ready to pop in the mail and a heart artwork to frame for your home.

Supplies: All supplies are included. Each participant will receive drawing tools and extra Zentanlge tiles to continue tangling  at home.

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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Fearless: 10 Simple Mindfulness Tools
Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Fearless: 10 Simple Mindfulness Tools

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Ever wish you could turn off your brain? There is so much demanding our attention these days and it seems we deal with an endless mind chatter that surrounds us all day long!  We have ever-growing to-do lists, oodles of social media to keep up with and no time to “just be”. 

This kind of living is creating a society that is constantly stressed and full of anxiety. 

It is time to stop this destructive cycle and free yourself from the re-active state you are living from.   Studies show that mindfulness and certain meditation techniques increase serotonin (the happy hormone), which decreases anxiety and depression!

Participants can expect to receive tools and interactive experiential exercises to support living from the present moment of mindfulness.  This workshop will guide you to:

  • Understand your fears and anxiety so that they no longer control you
  • Discover how you can become the master of your thoughts by creating an easy daily mindfulness practice
  • Learn tools to live more in the present moment so that you can experience more peace
  • Reprogram negative thinking and create a joyful life full of freedom and bliss
  • Bring awareness to being a responder rather than a re-actor to life by being anchored in your power of choice 
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Publishing Your Creative Writing
Feb
11
5:30 PM17:30

Publishing Your Creative Writing

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Submitting your creative writing to small presses or small literary journals and magazines is difficult and time consuming. Getting that first acceptance is even harder.

In this course, you will learn about where publishing resources are available (for free); how to effectively use these resources; how to prepare your creative writing for submission; how to write the “dreaded” cover letter; and how to figure out where to submit your work.

We recommend bringing your laptop or tablet to the class, but if you do not have access to any of these, we will providee pen and paper for you to take notes and explore the Internet sources later. 

About the teacher:

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

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Galentine's Flower Arranging
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Galentine's Flower Arranging

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It's almost Galentine's Day, which means it's time to get together with friends!

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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Beginner Embroidery: Valentine's Day
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Valentine's Day

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This Valentine's Day-themed course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, in the most loving way possible, obviously. This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

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

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Air Fryer 101
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Air Fryer 101

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In Air Fryer 101, you'll not only learn tips for using your air fryer to get amazing results with prepackaged foods, you'll learn the basics of cooking from scratch in your new favorite kitchen appliance. We'll make juicy chicken, crispy fries, and a restaurant quality dessert with minimal oil and no mess!

Please note: This class is demonstration style. You do not need to own or bring an air fryer with you. You also don't need to own a specific model.

About the teacher:  

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Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

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For Valentine’s Day, surprise your significant other with the gift of beer!

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

During the fun, the following will be covered:

  • Beer history and ingredients

  • Brewing methods and factors in making great beer

  • Equipment needed

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

Seating is limited.

About the teacher:

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Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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Tangles & Tanins
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tangles & Tanins

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A dribble of wine creates the Zentangle line! In this class we’ll combine random wine rings and thoughtful Zentangles to create beautiful works of art. Beginners welcome! Remember, if you can write your name you can create Zentangles.

Supplies: All supplies are included, including a little extra wine to drink. You’re welcome to bring your own bottle of wine to sip on during class. Each participant will receive drawing tools and extra Zentanlge tiles to continue tangling at home.  

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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Beginner Macrame:  Garland
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Beginner Macrame: Garland

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Learn to make your own fun, macrame garland! This is a beginner macrame class and no prior experience is needed.

In this class, you will:

  • Learn how to start your own macrame garland, including an overview of the materials.

  • Learn how to make a variety of knots.

  • Leave with a beautiful piece of finished garland 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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Understanding Attraction: Love Who You Love
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Understanding Attraction: Love Who You Love

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Love Who You Love. Attraction comes in all shapes, sizes, and intensities. Do you find all women (and only women) attractive? Do you have crushes on every single celebrity you see walk down the Red Carpet? Do you experience absolutely no sexual attraction no matter someone's gender? In this class, we'll answer these questions and more, discovering words to help us differentiate between being "in love," liking someone, and how using inclusive language can help you understand yourself and form new relationships with others.

About the teacher:

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.

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An Evening in Mexico: A Tequila Tasting
Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening in Mexico: A Tequila Tasting

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Join us on a little adventure south to learn about the wonders of Tequila! By law, Tequila must be made in Mexico, and it's made by distilling the fermented juices of the Weber blue agave plant with water. We'll be learning more about the incredible process behind this distinct spirit, and tasting several Tequilas together.

Seating is limited.

About the teacher:

Michael Rice is the owner/operator of Mad Priest Coffee Roasters and the new coffee & cocktail bar on Cherry Street, The Mad Priest. Michael is a Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS), Bar Smarts certified, Cicerone beer server and a member of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), as well as SCA certified Coffee Roaster and Green Buyer. Before he opened The Mad Priest in October 2018, he traveled to 11 cities (and Mexico) visiting bars and doing market research to ensure he built the best of the best in Chattanooga. He's been in the beverage industry for over 6 years, so if you're interested in the world of coffee, beer or spirits, Michael is excited to share his passion and experience with you!

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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101

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Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We'll cook a comfort food meal: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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

About the teacher:  

Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

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The Art of Authentic Presence
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

The Art of Authentic Presence

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Authentic presence means being in touch with your true self: heart, mind, body and soul. When you are truly in touch with your Authentic Self you open the door to the rich and wonderful relationships that can occur between human beings, whether at work, play, or in love. Speaking and listening from your Authentic Self is to be fully present, with yourself and your listeners, allowing you "selves" to shine through.

In this class, you will be introduced to a new way of being that allows for deeper and more powerful connections in all of your relationships through a series of experiential exercises. Come and discover your Authentic Self. 

About the teacher:

Elisa Negroni holds a degree in Social Services, with over 30 years’ experience in community relations and relationship coaching. Elisa’s personal history makes her particularly compassionate and uniquely qualified to work with individuals in overcoming their communication challenges. Elisa overcame her shyness through Speaking Circles, founded by Lee Glickstein. As a result, Elisa is a certified Speaking Circle facilitator and has since offered numerous workshops and accepted many speaking engagements.

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Soap Making 201
Feb
21
5:30 PM17:30

Soap Making 201

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In this class we will go beyond our previous basic soap class. Included will be instructions on using natural colorants such as clays, adding infused herbs to our soap and creating soaps with exfoliants. Each participant will take home a loaf of soap that will be cut into 5-6 bars of soap. 

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 Calligraphy
Feb
21
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 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Couple's Massage 101
Feb
22
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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Zentangle Reversed: Introduction to Black Tiles
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Zentangle Reversed: Introduction to Black Tiles

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Time to reverse the roles! This half day 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. All supplies and snacks included.

Introduction to Zentangle suggested, but no required.

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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Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019
Feb
23
1:30 PM13:30

Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019

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Are you ready to take your life to the next level this year? 

It's January, the most popular time of the year to do a life review and get inspired for the new year. Most of the time when we are reaching for a shift in our lives we end up hitting the brick wall of frustration, and this kind of discouragement can make us give up on our desires to be happy, create wealth, experience love and nurture health in our magnificent life.

To truly master the shift you are striving toward, you must personally invest action step by step in the creative process of your success. 

In this class, you will receive insight for life tools and engage in interactive experiential exercises to support your journey of self-discovery. In this class, you will:

  1. Implement an assessment of where you are in your life now and what you would like to shift.

  2. Learn the wisdom of connecting to the present by using mindfulness, meditation and journaling techniques. That is where the magic meets the vision!

  3. Create a measurable results action plan by defining the what, the how and the by when of your goals and desires.

  4. Bring motivated action into our goals by using a mind mapping tool to define the commitment of our action step plan.

  5. Discover the 5 main reasons we fail at achieving our best desires and the insight tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks and move forward and toward our desired outcomes!

About the teacher:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Serving Others Well in 2019
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

Serving Others Well in 2019

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Life is full of opportunities! The ones that help, celebrate, and encourage others are the best kind of opportunities to take. In this class, you'll learn 10 practical ways to care for others well in 2019. We will put pen to paper and come up with a few people you’d like to care for better this year. From writing handwritten letters to bringing a meal to a friend in need - this class will be others focused in a world that says me me me. 

About the teacher:

Lexi Bozarth is wildly passionate about seeing people living out their calling. She is married to her best friend Blake, and together they are the parents to Barrett Michael aka Bear.  Lexi is the voice and brain behiind the Passionate + Practical Podcast, the podcast that pours into you, so you can pour into others. Whether you are an entrepreneur, stay at home momma, student, or a woman who wants to grow in your faith, this podcast is for you! Lexi is also a  women's speaker and Emcee focused on topics including self-care, health, career, entrepreneurship, marriage, fitness, motherhood, financial freedom, self-worth, serving others, and more.

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Master Class: The Instant Pot
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Master Class: The Instant Pot

Take your Instant Pot skills to the next level with best-selling cookbook author and Instant Pot expert Laurel Randolph. Learn how to cook a three-course meal (and eat it, too!) and get all of the tips and tricks you need to make the most out of your Instant Pot. Beginners are welcome. 

Laurel's latest book, The Instant Pot No-Pressure Cookbook, will be on sale on site.

Space is limited. This class is demo-style, no need to bring anything but yourself!

About the teacher:

Laurel Randolph has been a food writer for ten years and a cook since she was old enough to properly hold a whisk. She is the bestselling author of The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals. Her second book, The Instant Pot No-Pressure Cookbook, was released by St. Martin’s Press in May 2018. Learn more about Laurel here.

This class is a fundraiser for The Chattery. All proceeds benefit The Chattery's mission of providing fun, affordable and accessible education to Chattanooga.

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Mixology 101: Whiskey
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Mixology 101: Whiskey

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In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by whiskey!

Participants will taste three types of whiskey: sour mash, bourbon and rye. Then everyone will learn how to make two cocktails and the basic skills needed to replicate these three tasty drinks at home, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. 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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Beginner Handlettering
Feb
28
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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A Little Me Time: A Half-Day Workshop
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

A Little Me Time: A Half-Day Workshop

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You know you want more for your life. You know there’s a part of you that’s yearning for more meaningful work, stronger relationships, or an easier way of moving through the world. You're just not sure HOW to make this happen. Is this you? 

If so, this workshop is designed to help you reconnect to the truest parts of yourself, the things that are often buried under endless to-do lists and task-mastering. We'll spend time identifying with our core values, sorting out whether the critical voices chattering at us have anything meaningful to share (you might be surprised to learn they do -- but not what you'd expect!), and diving deeper into our unique personalities. Expect to spend time journaling, participating in meditation/visualization, sharing with others, and laughing.

Sometimes, we just need to step out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle to reconnect with the things we value most. We need a space to shift back to the things we care about. This workshop provides just that space.

About the teacher:

Liz Norell is a yoga teacher, life coach, and college professor who values genuine connection and service above all else. She works with women (and sometimes men!) who stay busy yet feel unaccomplished, who feel certain there must be more fulfillment and purpose to life than hectic days and sleep-deprived nights. She helps others root down into their true callings, then gather the courage to leap to answer those callings. Using a holistic approach, informed by the Courageous Life Coaching program, the tools of Playing Big, and the Enneagram framework, she helps others come home to their truest hopes and trust they have everything they need to pursue their dreams.

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Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Calligraphy - SOLD OUT

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This class is sold out., but we’re doing it again in February.
Check out more information here.

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

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

About the teacher: 

Linda Harris is a local calligrapher who loves the written word and beautiful lettering. A retired Physical Education teacher in Walker County, Linda is married to a retired teacher and has shared her life with him for 43 years. Her beagle is the second love of her life. She majored in P.E. in college, with a minor in art. She also enjoys kayaking, gardening, cooking and is an avid reader. She is looking forward to sharing her love of calligraphy with a group.

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Soap Making 101 - SOLD OUT
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Soap Making 101 - SOLD OUT

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This class is sold out. Email us at info@thechattery.org if you were interested, and we’ll notify you of the next one!

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Interested in creating your own skin nourishing soaps? In this 2 1/2 hour class we will discuss the chemistry behind this process, and safely use oils and lye to create 5-6 bars of soap for each person to take home.

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

About the teacher:

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

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Couple's Massage 101
Jan
15
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 for Stress Relief
Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Writing for Stress Relief

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

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

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

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

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

About the teacher:

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

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Creating a 2019 Vision Board
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Creating a 2019 Vision Board

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Your new year deserves a vision!

There have been many documented benefits of having a vision board to guide your year, project, career or family. It brings clarity, provides incentive, documents your goals and gives constant inspiration for the journey. But the proof is in its use. Welcome your 2019 with visual representation of all you want to accomplish. All supplies included to make your vision pop, but bring any old magazines or other types of inspiration!

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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Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Ready! Set! Goals! for 2019

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Are you ready to take your life to the next level this year? 

It's January, the most popular time of the year to do a life review and get inspired for the new year. Most of the time when we are reaching for a shift in our lives we end up hitting the brick wall of frustration, and this kind of discouragement can make us give up on our desires to be happy, create wealth, experience love and nurture health in our magnificent life.

To truly master the shift you are striving toward, you must personally invest action step by step in the creative process of your success. 

In this class, you will receive insight for life tools and engage in interactive experiential exercises to support your journey of self-discovery. In this class, you will:

  1. Implement an assessment of where you are in your life now and what you would like to shift.

  2. Learn the wisdom of connecting to the present by using mindfulness, meditation and journaling techniques. That is where the magic meets the vision!

  3. Create a measurable results action plan by defining the what, the how and the by when of your goals and desires.

  4. Bring motivated action into our goals by using a mind mapping tool to define the commitment of our action step plan.

  5. Discover the 5 main reasons we fail at achieving our best desires and the insight tools we can use to overcome our personal blocks and move forward and toward our desired outcomes!

About the teacher:

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Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter Weekend Writing Retreat
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Writing the Mind Alive: A Winter 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, January 12 and Sunday, January 13 from 10am to 5pm both days. Ticket sales end for this class on Friday, January 11 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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Traveling Zentangles®: A Half Day Workshop
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Traveling Zentangles®: A Half Day Workshop

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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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Beginner Macrame: Wall Hanging
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

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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Swanky Sweater Social
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Swanky Sweater Social

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Do you need to add a little pizzazz to your old sweaters?

Join us to bling out your sweater! We'll be adding embellishments including pearls, jewels, gems and more. Bring a friend or be prepared to make new ones.

All supplies included, but BYOS (ahem, sweater). Also feel free to bring an adult beverage. We'll have snacks available.

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Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training
Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Excel at Excel: Intermediate Excel Training

Excel workbook? More like funbook! 

Join us for a lunchtime lesson of fun and take your Excel skills to the next level. Boost your productivity and make a statement in your workplace. Attend this session to learn about formatting spreadsheets, PivotTables, Vlookups, splitting cells, creating drop down lists, forecasting and other advanced features of Microsoft Excel. Attendees should have a basic Excel knowledge and the ability to execute simple formulas prior to attending the class. 

Please bring your own PC to this course as there are no computers on site.  MAC users are also welcome to attend and bring their computer; however, some key strokes and functions vary.  Autumn’s expertise is in line with PCs.

You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch.

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

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Introduction to Zentangle®
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Zentangle®

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

Zentangle® is

  • An intuitive art form

  • A creativity exercise

  • A focusing technique

  • A relaxing, meditative experience

Supplies: All supplies included. 

About the teacher:

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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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Jan
10
5:30 PM17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

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

During the fun, the following will be covered:

  • Beer history and ingredients

  • Brewing methods and factors in making great beer

  • Equipment needed

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

About the teacher:

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Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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Beginner Handlettering
Jan
9
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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No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

No Pressure: Instant Pot 101 - SOLD OUT

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This class is sold out, but we are offering the class again
on
January 29 and February 19.

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Not quite sure what to do with your Instant Pot? Afraid you'll end up with a (literally) hot mess in your kitchen? Instant Pot 101 will calm your nerves with a quick rundown of the parts of your Instant Pot, review of basic Instant Pot techniques, and three recipe demos (audience participation encouraged!). We'll cook a comfort food meal: cheesy chili mac, pressure cooked mashed potatoes, and rice pudding. Bring your Instant Pot questions and if Mary doesn't have the answer, she'll get it for you! Handouts of basic cook times and techniques will be provided. This class is not sponsored by Instant Pot. Mary just really loves her Instant Pot and wants to help others learn to love theirs too!

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

About the teacher:  

Mary Haymaker is the writer and cook behind the Chattavore. She was born and raised right here in Chattanooga, and her blog is all about Southern food and Chattanooga restaurants. She writes about all kinds of food, but her mission is to teach people to cook from scratch without breaking the bank - money or time-wise.

CLASS IS SOLD OUT

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The Perfect 2019 Planner
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

The Perfect 2019 Planner

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

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

About the teacher:

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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Your 2019 Vision: The Art of Attraction & Letting Go
Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

Your 2019 Vision: The Art of Attraction & Letting Go

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Humans are visual. When we see a picture, it does have the power to speak 1,000 words. Something happens within our brains, an imprint, a groove in our thought processes which begins to stir up an attraction. And when we glue images that reflect our desires to a board, they find a way into our lives. We begin to gravitate toward the images we're focusing on, and what follows are actions to fulfill those desires.

So, what are you wanting to attract into your life in 2019? And what do you need to let go of to allow space for your good to come in?

In this class, you will...

  1. Implement an assessment of where you are in your life now and what you would like to shift. 

  2. Discover what has been blocking your path of success and then define what it is you need to let go of that no longer serves you in the best way. We don’t want it getting in the way of our success anymore!

  3. Create a vision board of what we want to "Attract and what we want to Let Go of" in 2019.

  4. Immerse your energy in a guided “I receive” meditation.

About the teacher:

Marlee Elaine is a certified Master Instructor of the Creative Insight for Life, a Stanford University based curriculum for personal development.  Marlee has been teaching her individual workshops and 8 week life transformation courses in the community and as online webinars since 2015. Marlee is passionate about creating a life you thrive in everyday!  When she is not immersed in doing what she loves to do in the world – being an encouraging insight to create your best life – you will find her backstage as theatre mom guru for her beautiful daughter, trading recipes with her son the pastry chef, or practicing yoga, plant whispering and always creating something delish in the kitchen for family and friends.

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NYE Champagne Cocktails
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

NYE Champagne Cocktails

In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by the most important wine: champagne! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve at your NYE party.

Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate these three tasty drinks at home, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. 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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Couple's Massage 101
Dec
17
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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Creating a 2019 Vision Board
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Creating a 2019 Vision Board

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Your new year deserves a vision!

There have been many documented benefits of having a vision board to guide your year, project, career or family. It brings clarity, provides incentive, documents your goals and gives constant inspiration for the journey. But the proof is in its use. Welcome your 2019 with visual representation of all you want to accomplish. All supplies included to make your vision pop, but bring any old magazines or other types of inspiration!

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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Holiday Cookie Decorating Party!
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party!

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Carvana has made the car-buying process faster than ever before so that you have more time for the finer things in life: like decorating cookies! Join Carvana Chattanooga and The Chattery for a fun and festive night of crafting delicious masterpieces!

About the Sponsor:

Carvana eliminates the pitfalls of car buying by letting car buyers direct their own car buying experience. Online and from the comfort of your own home, browse, purchase and finance the right car for you knowing with 100% confidence that every vehicle featured on Carvana has never been in an accident and has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection. Review and securely sign vehicle documents online and at your pace before deciding whether to pick-up your car from one of our Vending Machines or have it delivered directly to your doorstep. Test to own for 7 days and if you're not satisfied with your purchase, return the vehicle no questions asked with a full refund. Visit carvana.com to learn more about car buying simplified.

Please note: This event has no charge due to our generous sponsor, Carvana, but please RSVP as space is limited.

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The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece

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In this class, you’ll learn all the ways to impress your friends and family by creating your own holiday 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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Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer

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

During the fun, the following will be covered:

  • Beer history and ingredients

  • Brewing methods and factors in making great beer

  • Equipment needed

  • Proper brewing and sanitation techniques

  • The bottling process

  • Hands on brewing session

Best part? While you make the beer, you'll enjoy three 5 oz samples from the Brew Market's tap!

About the teacher:

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Eric McGaffic was born and raised in Chattanooga, and has been brewing for over six years. He loves hops and brewing crazy beers like a Cereal Milkshake IPA. He is very much a people person, and beer brings people together! He has a son named Colin, who he also calls his "assistant brewer". In his spare time, he has played the drums for over 25 years.

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Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels - SOLD OUT
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels - SOLD OUT

This class is sold out!

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Are you looking for a gift that keeps on giving? This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery designs on hand towels - the pefect gift. and learn four popular threading techniques.This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

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

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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DIY Cordials as Gifts
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Cordials as Gifts

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Have you always wanted to make your own cordials? 

In this class, you'll learn all about the science behind making liqueurs and you'll make your own to give as a gift! We'll be making a riff off of Kahlua, the perfect addition to any white russian loving person's bar.

All supplies included in the class, including two jars of your creation - one for you and one for a friend!

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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Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing

Want to impress your friends and family with some fancy address work on the front of their holiday cards?

Join us for this class as teacher Lesley  Miller offers tips and tricks to sprucing up your envelopes and you'll have some time to address them. 

Please note: please bring pens from the Beginner Handlettering class. We will also have pens for purchase for those who have not taken the class. Please also bring your holiday card envelopes. We'll provide hot cocoa and cookies.

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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MAINx24 $5 Champagne Pop-Up
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

MAINx24 $5 Champagne Pop-Up

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It's our favorite time of the year, MAINX24! To celebrate, The Chattery is hosting a CHAMPAGNE POP UP! We're serving champagne and mimosas for $5 per glass out of a train car at the Chattanooga Choo Choo (train car #780) so come chill with us for music, snacks and most importantly, bubbles.

From 2-3pm it's Papí Hour! That means: Drake crafts, slices of Drake on Cake from Sugar Bae Cakes and 60 minutes of Drake bangers.

All proceeds benefit The Chattery's mission of enhancing the community through learning. Bottles start poppin' at 12pm.

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Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels

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Are you looking for a gift that keeps on giving? This course is designed to teach participants how to make their own basic embroidery designs on hand towels - the pefect gift. and learn four popular threading techniques.This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities!

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

Class is BYOB.

About the teacher:

Sarah Olivo is from Asheville, North Carolina and has always loved nature, animals, and art. She is co-creator of a cute craft shop called The Dear Fox and her partner Jimi, the fox to her deer, taught her how to embroider years ago. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Communications from East Tennessee State University with minors in Art and Interior Design. Realizing her passion for museums, she received a Masters in Museology from University of Washington in Seattle. Sarah has lived the past 5+ years in Seattle, exploring all over the beautiful Pacific Northwest, worked in many cultural and creative institutions, and most recently relocated to Chattanooga to be closer to family. You can now find her at the Chattanooga Zoo as their Membership Coordinator. In her free time Sarah loves to of course embroider, travel, and go to museums, zoos, and aquariums!

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Open Mic Storytelling Night: Holiday Firsts
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Storytelling Night: Holiday Firsts

Join us for a fun evening of sharing holiday "firsts" - your first turkey, your first memorable gift, or anything that comes to mind!

The rules are simple. The story must be:

  • True

  • From the heart

  • 5 minutes or less

Come to listen or share your startup successes, trials and triumphs in a relaxed environment.

This event is hosted by Power2Speak and The Chattery. BYOB.

$7 ahead of time / $10 at the door

About the Emcee:

Elisa Negroni holds a degree in Social Services, with over 30 years’ experience in community relations and relationship coaching. Elisa’s personal history makes her particularly compassionate and uniquely qualified to work with individuals in overcoming their communication challenges. Elisa overcame her shyness through Speaking Circles, founded by Lee Glickstein. As a result, Elisa is a certified Speaking Circle facilitator and has since offered numerous workshops and accepted many speaking engagements.

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