May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Beginners Hand Lettering Workshop with Krislam Chin | $50

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Only a few spots left!

Join Krislam Chin in this 2-hour workshop to learn the basic fundamentals of hand lettering to jump start your lettering journey! This class is meant for anyone who has never picked up a marker before to someone who just wants to learn a few new tricks!

Enrollment closes 5/25! Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $36

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Figure drawing is part of the foundation of a drawing practice.  In this class we will seek to demystify drawing the body and rediscover the poetry of the human form.  Using a live nude model as inspiration, we will begin with a series of 30 second poses using soft charcoal to loosen up our technique, and then will move into studies of longer poses in which we can explore light and shadow, details and different media.  The main emphasis in this class is to capture the life and energy that is present in the human body, not necessarily to draw a photorealistic portrait.  Perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike! All materials will be provided by us, but feel free to BYOB!  

Enrollment closes 5/29! Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
3
10:15 am10:15

Makers Mess x Roam: Family Yoga and Art | $40 single session/$140 4-week package

Summer Saturdays! 6/3-6/24

Every Saturday in June, MAKERS MESS and ROAM will be partnering to offer a family yoga/art program. Children ages 4 and up will participate in an inspiring art class from 10:15 a-12p, while parents take a ROAM yoga class from 10:30a-11:45a.  Single session (art for the kiddo and yoga for the parent) will be offered at a combined total of $40 or get all four weeks of yoga and art for $140.00!  All Roam members will receive a 50% discount as the yoga portion is included in their membership.  Make sure to reserve early as we will cap out this special family deal at 10 families!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

Macrame Open Studio Workshop with Jo Abellera | $140 Single/$270 Friends and Couples!

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In this five hour open studio workshop with Jo Abellera, you will learn the basics of macrame knotting or crochet to design and make your project of choice: a macrame planter, wall hanging, market bag, crochet pouf or macrame hammock chair. (Note: there is a $90 materials fee for the hammock chair). All levels welcome!

Enrollment closes 6/2!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
7
6:30 pm18:30

Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $36

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In this class we will explore color, texture and shape, and how they come together to create powerful abstract paintings. We will work with acrylic paint on canvas, but will also experiment with painting on alternative surfaces. Materials will be provided by Makers Mess, but feel free to bring anything you would like to paint on! BYOB!

Enrollment closes 6/5! Missed the deadline? Email staff@ makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Be A Heart Design | $95

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Join us in hosting artist Erica Tighe at the studio for this fun-filled night of learning modern calligraphy! You will be introduced to the basics of using the tools of calligraphy - pen holders, nibs and ink. Using a workbook made especially for the class, you will have plenty of time to practice various letterforms to perfect your technique. Throughout the night, Erica will walk around and give individual assistance to each student to ensure that everyone leaves with the knowledge to continue practicing at home. You get to take all supplies with you at the end of class.  

Enrollment closes 6/6! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
10
10:15 am10:15

Makers Mess x Roam: Family Yoga + Art | $40

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Every Saturday in June, MAKERS MESS and ROAM will be partnering to offer a family yoga/art program. Children ages 4 and up will participate in an inspiring art class at Makers Mess from 10:15 a-12p, while parents take a Roam yoga class from 10:30a-11:45a. All Roam members will receive a 50% discount as the yoga portion is included in their membership. Make sure to reserve early as we will cap out this special family deal at 10 families!

Enrollment closes 6/8!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
10
1:00 pm13:00

Sashiko: Japanese Embroidery with Stacy Zink | $75

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In this workshop you'll learn a brief history of the Japanese sashiko embroidery, practice the basic running stitch that is at the core of the technique, and learn how to make basic repairs on woven fabric. Please bring along a article of clothing that you want to visibly mend. Thread, needles and sample fabrics are supplied.

Enrollment closes 6/8!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Light Design with Jen Wong and Chris Dorsey | $135 Single/$250 Friends and Couples!

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In this session with Jen Wong and Chris Dorsey of Dorsey Lampworks, each student will design, create, assemble + wire his/her own lamp fixture using natural materials including hardwood and brass. All materials included. The workshop is a great gift to give to fathers for Father's Day or even better, design and create with dads!

Enrollment closes 6/9!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Introduction to Aromatherapy Candle Making and the Art of Setting Intentions | $36

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In this two-hour workshop you will be introduced to the basics of Aromatherapy candle-making, by working with essential oils to create intention-based candles to support your well-being and lifestyle. After choosing their intention, students will match it with the appropriate essential oil blends that offer the same healing properties, and create two 2-oz votives to take home with them. The goal is to learn a unique candle making process using natural aromatherapy oils, soy wax and pure cotton wicks, as opposed to synthetic fragrances and paraffin wax, as well as tips on how to create intentions. 

Enrollment closes 6/11!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
14
11:00 am11:00

Makers Workshop: Introduction to Watercolor | $36

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In this workshop you will be introduced to the basics of watercolor.  You will be guided through a series of exercises to show you the many nuances of painting with watercolor.  Then, put your new skills into practice to create an abstract watercolor painting.  As always, feel free to BYOB!

Enrollment closes 6/12!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Makers Workshop: Mini Weaving | $36

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 Come to the studio, meet new friends and make your own mini wall hanging! In this workshop you will be taken through all the steps of traditional weaving, but on a mini-loom. A super fun way to learn how to weave and use beautiful yarns! BYOB

Enrollment closes 6/13!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

Watercolor and Flow with Josie Lewis | $69

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This class is for all skill levels. Creating art is one of the most relaxing and endorphin-stimulating exercises you can do - neuroscience proves it! Josie will teach you about the basics of entering a "flow state," and guide the class in making their own watercolor paintings (and hopefully getting into flow!) Participants will leave with 5-10 completed paintings and have an opportunity to purchase a basic art making kit for further exploration.

Enrollment closes 6/14!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
17
10:15 am10:15

Makers Mess x Roam: Family Yoga + Art | $40

Every Saturday in June, MAKERS MESS and ROAM will be partnering to offer a family yoga/art program. Children ages 4 and up will participate in an inspiring art class at Makers Mess from 10:15 a-12p, while parents take a Roam yoga class from 10:30a-11:45a. All Roam members will receive a 50% discount as the yoga portion is included in their membership. Make sure to reserve early as we will cap out this special family deal at 10 families!

Enrollment closes 6/15!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
20
6:30 pm18:30

Makers Workshop: Text and Textile Tapestries | $36

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We will combine reclaimed textiles and embroidery to create rich tapestries.  In this class you will learn basic embroidery techniques, and techniques for layering and joining pieces of fabric to make a cohesive wall hanging.  Stitch an affirmation, quote or bit of inspiration into your tapestry to make it even more unique. 

Enrollment closes 6/18! Missed the deadline? Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Makers Workshop: Block Printing | $36

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Always wanted to try block printing? Now’s your chance! Grab a pal and come explore the art of relief printing. In this class you will create your own hand carved block that you will then use to print on fabric, mini note books and cards! We will experiment with patterns, color and repeats, and everyone will leave class with their very own hand carved block to be used again and again!

Enrollment closes 6/19!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
22
11:00 am11:00

Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery | $36

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of embroidery, from transferring designs to different types of stitches.  Whether you are making a wall hanging or adding some flair to your denim, you will be sure to get the skills you need to take your embroidery to the next level.  Perfect for beginners!  All materials included.  BYOB!

Enrollment closes 6/20!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
24
10:15 am10:15

Makers Mess x Roam: Family Yoga + Art | $40

Every Saturday in June, MAKERS MESS and ROAM will be partnering to offer a family yoga/art program. Children ages 4 and up will participate in an inspiring art class at Makers Mess from 10:15 a-12p, while parents take a Roam yoga class from 10:30a-11:45a. All Roam members will receive a 50% discount as the yoga portion is included in their membership. Make sure to reserve early as we will cap out this special family deal at 10 families!

Enrollment closes 6/22!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Beginning Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Hanna Shim | $100

This workshop for beginners in modern calligraphy will cover the basics in pointed-pen calligraphy. Instructor Hanna Shim will provide a foundational introduction on the characteristics of the pen and how to make thin and thick lines, as well as step by step instruction of the alphabet. Students will have the opportunity to practice on a variety of materials, including templates and gifts tags, and will leave with their very own calligraphy set to keep practicing their new skills at home!

Enrollment closes 6/22!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Color and Light: An Intro to Painting with Kristy Kay | $85

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In this workshop, designer and illustrator Kristy Kay will lead you on an exploration of the properties of color and light, which are essential elements for learning how to paint from life, or imagination. Acrylic paint and other materials provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Enrollment closes 6/22!  Missed the deadline? Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

For 15% off guest teacher workshops, become a member!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $36

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Figure drawing is part of the foundation of a drawing practice. In this class we will seek to demystify drawing the body and rediscover the poetry of the human form. Using a live nude model as inspiration, we will begin with a series of 30 second poses using soft charcoal to loosen up our technique, and then will move into studies of longer poses in which we can explore light and shadow, details and different media. The main emphasis in this class is to capture the life and energy that is present in the human body, not necessarily to draw a photorealistic portrait. Perfect for beginners and advanced artists alike! All materials will be provided by us, but feel free to BYOB!

Enrollment closes 6.26!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Introduction to Watercolor | $36

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In this workshop you will be introduced to the basics of watercolor.  You will be guided through a series of exercises to show you the many nuances of painting with watercolor.  Then, put your new skills into practice to create an abstract watercolor painting.  As always, feel free to BYOB!

Enrollment closes 6/28!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to Modern Calligraphy with Angelique, Ink! | $145

Learn the art of Modern Calligraphy with Angi of Angelique, Ink in a three hour workshop, where you'll explore and practice the tools and proper techniques of modern pointed pen calligraphy. In this class, we'll go over everything from techniques of basic pen strokes to proper construction of letterforms, connecting letters, and tips on styling and composition, so you can walk away with everything you need for developing your skill and style. Each student will receive a complete take-home calligraphy supply set, curated by Angi which includes her instructional guide book with alphabet exemplars and styling tips.
This is a really fun, no-pressure workshop for anyone interested in learning a new skill, honing their skill, picking up a fun hobby, artist looking to try a new technique/medium, or just something fun to try with friends.

Enrollment closes 8/25! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!


May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Makers Workshop: Block Printing | $36

Always wanted to try block printing? Now’s your chance! Grab a pal and come explore the art of relief printing. In this class you will create your own hand carved block that you will then use to print on fabric, mini note books and cards!  We will experiment with patterns, color and repeats, and everyone will leave class with their very own hand carved block to be used again and again!

Enrollment closes 5/22!  Missed the deadline?  Email us and we will see what we can do!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

May
23
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Woven Bead Earrings | $36

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Learn how to make beautiful, intricate woven beaded earrings!  In this workshop you will learn how to design and create your own beaded earrings to match your unique style.  All materials are provided, but as always, feel free to BYOB!

Enrollment closes 5/21!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
21
11:00 am11:00

Beginner Sandal Making Workshop with Julio Chavez | $180

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SOLD OUT!

Summer is upon us! Warmer weather means this is the perfect time to learn how to make your very own pair of leather sandals! Instructor Julio Chavez from Solid State will guide you through the process step by step. You will leave with a an in depth understanding of the sandal making process, and an adorable addition to your wardrobe! Tools and materials are provided. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, space is extremely limited!

Enrollment closes 5/19!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Makers Workshop: Candle Making | $36

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In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of soy candle-making. The goal is to take you through the process of making clean-burning candles with natural, phthalates-free fragrances and cotton wicks (instead of lead wicks). You'll also be given tips and tricks that will help you succeed in making your own candles at home. You’ll be taking home four hand-poured, 2 oz. candles!  Please feel free to BYOB!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

May
18
6:30 pm18:30

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Erica Tighe | $95

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Join us in hosting artist Erica Tighe at the studio for this fun-filled night of learning modern calligraphy! You will be introduced to the basics of using the tools of calligraphy - pen holders, nibs and ink. Using a workbook made especially for the class, you will have plenty of time to practice various letterforms to perfect your technique. Throughout the night, Erica will walk around and give individual assistance to each student to ensure that everyone leaves with the knowledge to continue practicing at home. You get to take all supplies with you at the end of class.

Become a Member to get 15% off this class!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

May
17
11:00 am11:00

Macrame Wall Hangings with Kaysie Condron | $95 single/$175 couples and friends

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Learn how to make your own macrame wall hanging from Little Feral's fiber artist, Kaysie Condron! You'll learn all of the basic knots, and we'll spend some time talking about methods for stimulating your creativity. The best way to learn is to play, so we'll focus on freeform practice in order to give you a feel for this craft. Everyone will leave with their very own handmade wall hanging and newfound skill!

Enrollment closes 5/15!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Weaving with Macrame Wall Hangings with Kaysie Condron | $149 single/$270 couples and friends

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Learn how to make unique macrame wall hangings that integrate principles of weaving into traditional macrame methods! Little Feral's fiber artist, Kaysie Condron will share her tips for spicing up a macrame wall hanging with weaving, wrapping, and fringing. Students with and without macrame experience are welcome to come work together and inspire each other to create original designs! Each will leave with their own woven macrame wall hanging. All supplies are included.  

Enrollment closes 5/14!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Makers Workshop: Macrame Plant Hangers | SOLD OUT!

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SOLD OUT!

Macrame plant hangers are a beautiful way to bring more greenery into your space, just in time for spring! In this workshop you will learn how to combine different macrame knots and play with lengths to design and make a unique plant hanger. All materials included! Plants not included. BYOB!

Enrollment closes 5/10!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Get Your Sh*t Together: Finance 101 for Creatives with Paco de Leon | $65

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What's up with your finances? Is it possible to get clarity and understand your financial life? Absolutely.
Whether you are brand new to freelancing, working for a large company or something in between, financial clarity is key to helping you stop freaking out about your finances and focus on the things that matter. This workshop with Paco de Leon of the Hell Yeah Group will breakdown the 10 finance tips that everyone should know. These tips will help guide you to assessing and understanding where you’re at in your financial life. You’ll walk away with tools, tips and tweaks to help you streamline and stay engaged with your finances.

Enrollment closes 5/9!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Sashiko: Japanese Embroidery with Stacy Zink | $75

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Favorite articles of clothing that are in need of a little mending? Want to start practicing mindfulness within your wardrobe? Come to Makers Mess and learn the Japanese mending technique of sashiko embroidery! In this workshop with Stacy Zink you'll learn to adapt Sashiko to mend woven fabric. Please bring an article of woven clothing (your favorite pair of jeans, an old denim jacket, anything woven) that you would like to repair. Don't have a piece to mend? You can still learn the technique and later apply your swatch to a bag or pillow! Thread, needles, and backing fabric are supplied.

Enrollment closes 5/8.  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

 

 

 

May
7
10:00 am10:00

Block Printing on Fabric with Jen Hewett | $145

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Sold Out!

Have you ever wanted to print your own fabric for your craft and DIY projects? In this class, Jen Hewett will teach you how to carve printing blocks and transfer your designs onto fabric. You’ll leave with your own, custom-printed fabric, and the knowledge and tools to work on more projects at home.

The class fee covers all the special tools you’ll need to get started, as well as a yard of cotton muslin fabric. You are welcome to bring additional, plain, fabric made from natural fibers to print on, as well!

Enrollment closes 5/5!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here.

May
6
1:00 pm13:00

Brush Lettering Basics with Aria Paperie | $75

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Join Amanda Houston of Aria Paperie for this two hour brush lettering workshop!  You will learn the basic strokes of brush lettering, a full brush script alphabet, how to connect letters, and practical uses for every day life.

Enrollment closes 5/3! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Macrame Hammock Chair Workshop with Jo Abellera | $220 Single/$430 Friends or Couples!

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In this 3 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn the macrame knots to design and make your own hammock chair from nautical cotton rope. No previous macrame experience necessary; all levels welcome! We will practice the knots before creating the hammocks. Due to size and scale of the project, a very limited number of spaces are available.

Enrollment closes 4/28!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Meet + Mingle | Space is Limited, Please RSVP!

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Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. below!

Looking for some inspiration?  Grab a pal and come out to meet fellow creatives while hearing from a few amazing local creative entrepreneurs about their own challenges and advice for living an artful life!  Makers Mess will provide the drinks and snacks!  We are so honored to host Paco de Leon of the Hell Yeah Group, Rosanna Kvernmo of Iron Curtain Press, and Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy!

 Paco is a musician who happens to be killer at finance. She has spent most of her career working with creatives who also do business. Her experience ranges from business consulting, business management, financial planning, wealth management and she even spent some time at a big, evil bank. Her experiences have lead her to found The Hell Yeah Group, a financial firm focused on inspiring creatives to be engaged with their personal and business finances and more importantly, to give them the tools and support to stop freaking out about it.

Rosanna is co-founder of Iron Curtain Press, a custom letterpress print shop in Highland Park. They specialize in custom stationery, business cards and collateral, announcements, invitations, and small art prints. They also produce our own line of greeting cards and office supplies under the Iron Curtain Press and Shorthand brands.

Shinah spent her entire life on the straight, "proper" path. She went to Hahhh-vard University, then NYU Law School, then worked her butt off as a corporate attorney for a big law firm.  But, after one too many nights of sleeping under her desk, Shinah decided she wanted to reclaim her life! After experimenting with a few mediums, she fell in love with calligraphy, and created a line of greeting cards that combine pretty lettering and dirty words - and Crooked Calligraphy was born.

 

Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Honey Honey Calligraphy | $110

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Sold Out!

This workshop with Honey Honey Calligraphy covers all of the basics of modern calligraphy, including introduction to all of the essential calligraphy tools, how to use a pointed pen, creating basic shapes, scripting the upper and lowercase alphabet, and word practice. During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will prepare you to practice the beautiful art of calligraphy! There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class.  Each student will walk away with 1 straight pen holder, 1 oblique pen holder, 3 assorted nibs, 1 oz jar of ink, 1 graph practice pad, and 1 practice/resource guide!

 All levels are welcome!

Enrollment closes 4/20! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Intro to Fashion Illustration with Jeanette Getrost | $160

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Join illustrator Jeanette Getrost to learn the basics of fashion illustration!  Beginning with the fundamentals of figure drawing, Jeanette will guide students through creating the gestural lines and exaggerated figures that make fashion illustration unique. Students will use watercolor and ink, learn techniques for rendering garments/fabrics, and will leave with a newfound appreciation for the art of fashion!

Enrollment closes 4/20! Missed the deadline? Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Be sure to check out our cancellation policy here!

Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Introduction to Hand Embroidery with Jenny Hart | $95

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Join Jenny Hart to learn the basics of hand embroidery! In this workshop, you will learn five embroidery stitches: split, stem, back, chain, and French knot. Jenny will also guide students through how to transfer patterns and make their own patterns, how to stitch difficult fabrics, and numerous other special tips, shortcuts, and unique approaches developed from her fifteen years of experience and research.

Enrollment closes 4/12!  Missed the deadline?  Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Apr
1
9:30 am09:30

Giant Paper Flowers with Tania Fischer | $150

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In this 5 hour workshop with paper artist Tania Fischer you will make four giant paper flowers. Learn how to use different tools to create different effects on paper. Tania Fischer is an Mexican-American artist based out of San Diego.  You will learn how to make at least 4 paper flowers, famous centers and some leaves. Tania will give you directions on how to make your own backdrop, cost them and sugested selling price. You will take home 5 templates, all your tools and materials and the flowers you make during class.

Enrollment closes 3/28! Missed the deadline? Email staff@makersmess.com and we will see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Watercolor Moon Workshop with Jessica Weymouth | $70 single/$125 friends and couples

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This Watercolor Moon Workshop is suitable for both beginners and painters alike - in this class you will be given a quick run down of Jessica's preferred Watercolor supplies such as paper, paint, brushes, and home DIY products to use to create fun textures! Jessica will show the students a few of her favorite methods and techniques to painting, and the student will then use those techniques to create their own Watercolor Moon - ready to be hung. Each student will receive their own miniature watercolor paint set created by Jessica using her favorite colors.

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Natural Bundle Dyeing with The Dogwood Dyer | $90 Single/$150 Friends or Couples!

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This workshop will introduce participants to the colorful world of natural dye plants, many of which are dual purpose edibles and have herbal/medicinal properties. You'll learn the water-wise, mess-free technique of bundle dyeing with natural dye expert and educator Liz Spencer. What's more, you'll learn techniques and actions that set her practice apart from other natural colorists, focusing on sustainability, working with local plants and environmental resiliency. Natural dye basics such as mordanting, extraction, and historical context will also be covered. You'll be amazed at the colors attainable with natural substances! Each participant will leave with a large bundle dyed silk scarf, resources lists and instructional guide on how to repeat the process at home. No previous dyeing experience necessary.

Enrollment closes 3/16 Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Become a Member to get 15% off this workshop!

Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Crooked Calligraphy | $120

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Spend a fun afternoon learning the basics of Modern Calligraphy with Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy! In this three hour workshop, you'll learn all about the basic tools and proper techniques of modern pointed pen calligraphy. You'll start with basic pen strokes, practice putting letters together, and finally, start to develop your own awesome style! Each student will receive a complete calligraphy supply kit: an oblique pen holder, 2 nibs, a bottle of ink, clipboard, practice paper, and an instructional guide book written by Shinah with alphabets, styling inspiration, tips and tricks. Shinah doesn't take calligraphy too seriously, and truly believes that every person can develop a unique style. So, come join in for a fun, relaxing workshop and learn a new skill, start a fun hobby, or just get lost in creativity for a few hours.

Enrollment closes 3/15! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

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Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Be a Heart Design | $95

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Join us in hosting artist Erica Tighe of Be a Heart Design at the studio for this fun-filled night of learning modern calligraphy! You will be introduced to the basics of using the tools of calligraphy - pen holders, nibs and ink. Using a workbook made especially for the class, you will have plenty of time to practice various letterforms to perfect your technique.

Throughout the night, Erica will walk around and give individual assistance to each student to ensure that everyone leaves with the knowledge to continue practicing at home. All materials are included! You get to take all supplies with you at the end of class.

Enrollment closes 2/28! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

Weaving on a Frame Loom with Kellee Creative | $165

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Weaving on a Frame Loom with Kellee Creative is great for beginners as well as individuals who have some experience. In this workshop students will learn how to warp a frame loom, various beginner and intermediate weaving techniques, how to use several weaving tools, experiment with wool roving, and have ample opportunity to discuss and ask questions. All materials are included in the workshop price, and students will leave with a beautiful wooden frame loom and several wooden weaving tools.

Enrollment closes 2/23! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

Carving & Casting a Ring with Dana Bodourov & Silke Labson | Individual: $150, bring a friend for $275!

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Come design your own bronze or silver ring! FIT's 2012 Next Generation Award winner Dana Bodourov and art director Silke Labson will teach you wax carving techniques with various tools in order to produce a final carved ring by the end of class. Your ring will then be cast into your choice of brass or silver, polished and shipped to you within 7-14 business days following the workshop.

*Please note that an additional payment via Venmo or PayPal is required for the metal to cast the ring, as cost is based on weight. Bronze rings range from $10-$30 and silver from $20-$50. Your instructor will be emailing you after the workshop to arrange payment.

Let us take care of the drinks and eats while you make your own piece of jewelry!

Enrollment closes 2/23! Missed the deadline?  Email us and we’ll see what we can do!

Feb
19
2:00 pm14:00

Shibori Dyeing and the Magic of Color with We Gather | $145 Individual, Bring a Friend for $270

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Join us for an afternoon of textile and color magic with Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather. This shibori dyeing workshop is perfect for a textile newbie or for someone who is looking to expand their textile horizons. In this 3-hour class, we'll cover the basics of this magical Japanese method with folding, cinching, and binding techniques. You'll learn how to mix a dye bath and experiment with color through immersion dye processes. Get familiar with these low-impact dyes and walk away with your own super soft and cozy multifunctional hand-dyed textile, perfect as a beach blanket, scarf, or table runner. All materials are included, but students are welcome to bring small natural fiber (cotton, linen, silk) fabric items they would like to dye.

Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

Found Inspiration | $150 for 6 weeks/$30 single session

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Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30p

2/15-3/22

Inspiration comes in many different forms: the blended colors of a pastel sunset, an intrepid flower breaking through concrete, flashy street art on a crumbling wall. Bring your inspiration into the studio in the form of objects you’ve found in nature, urban landscapes, or a mix of the two. Over the course of six weeks, we will explore and examine your objects using a range of mediums, from painting to block printing. Taking our cues from the world outside the studio, we will play with mixing textures and re-purposing found materials to create something completely unique - your own expression of found inspiration. The course fee includes all materials. Can’t commit to 6 weeks? Single sessions can be booked for $30, so you can hone your creativity on your schedule.

 

Feb
14
6:30 pm18:30

Valentine's Day Date Night with Kristy Kay | $115 Individual, Friend/Couple Rate $215

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Get creative with Makers Mess this Valentine's Day! Come to the studio for dinner & drinks and a paint workshop with artist Kristy Kay! Kristy will take you through fun exercises including blind contour drawing and a collaborative color silhouette painting project. Each attendee will have their own painting to take home with them! And don't worry - we've got dinner and drinks covered! 

NOTE: If you or your friend/date has any dietary restrictions, please email us at hello@makersmess.com

Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Valentine’s Open Studio at Makers Mess! Walk-in Workshops All Day!

There’s nothing more special than a handmade Valentine’s Day Gift. Stop by the studio on Sunday, February 12th for a special all-day DIY party! We have $25 walk-in workshops scheduled from 10a-4p - no reservation required, and you’re free to come and go as you please :) Bonus? MIMOSAS.

DIY Valentine Cards with Ellie: 10a-12p

Fiber Necklaces with Kate: 12-2p

Hand Lettering with Krislam: 2-4p

See you in the studio!