Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends

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Come to the studio for Happy Hour with Vinovore! This workshop will demystify the tricky wine world and confidently put that wine list in your hands. Coly of Vinovore will cover the everyday topics that will help you better understand the wine that you love. Everyone will be a guided through a tasting of four different, curated wines to help expand your pallet and have a good time while you're doing it. We will get you talking the talk while drinking the drinks in no time. Learn the basics in wine tasting and the overall structure of wine. Everyone will be provided with all reading materials and tools needed to grab the wine by the bottles!

Please enroll by 10/23 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Pumpkin Floral Workshop with Petalfox | $96
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Pumpkin Floral Workshop with Petalfox | $96

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Fall is in full swing and what better way to celebrate than combining our fall favorites, flowers and pumpkins! During this 2 hour workshop, Petalfox will guid you in creating a DIY floral pumpkin centerpiece that is festive and fun. We will be working with seasonal blooms that will create a colorful, natural and rustic arrangement. You will also learn tips on DIY design, home flower care & preservation and meet a few new seasonal floral varieties.

Please enroll by 10/23 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $46
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $46

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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!

Please enroll by 10/25 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Family Workshop: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Mixer | 1 Pumpkin $26 / 2 Pumpkins $40
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Family Workshop: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Mixer | 1 Pumpkin $26 / 2 Pumpkins $40

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Come to the studio for some Halloween Family Fun! We'll have pumpkins for carving and decorating, cider for sipping, and treats for snacking. Bring your kiddo and create a pumpkin for your porch just in time for the trick or treaters!

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Brush Lettering for Beginners with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $100
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Brush Lettering for Beginners with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $100

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In this workshop, Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy covers all of the basics of hand lettering with brush pens. You will learn how to practice making basic lines and shapes, scripting and printing the alphabet, word practice, and receive some helpful tutorials to utilize your new skill!

During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will prepare you to practice the beautiful art of brush lettering. You will receive a set of my favorite brush pens as well as a notebook for practice. This is a great follow-up to modern calligraphy; however, there is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!

Please enroll by 10/25 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

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Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop with Danielle Churchill of Radical Souls Collective | $60
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop with Danielle Churchill of Radical Souls Collective | $60

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Come to the studio and create a beautiful piece of art with Danielle Churchill of Radical Souls Collective. In this two hour workshop you will learn to make your own driftwood & yarn tassel wall hanging. You will be given a unique piece of driftwood & can choose from either white, black or cream colored yarn for your tassels. Snacks and wine provided!

Please enroll by 10/26 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Watercolor Moons & Planets | $46
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Moons & Planets | $46

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Take your watercolor practice to cosmic levels! in this 2 hour, beginners workshop, you will learn color blending, layering, and helpful techniques in using both pallet and tube watercolors. Although the instruction will be the same for everyone, you will walk away from class with a one of a kind moon or planet of your own creation. Please feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/28 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Embroidered T-Shirt Totes
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Embroidered T-Shirt Totes

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Join us in the studio to create your own repurposed tote! In this 2-hour workshop, you'll learn the basics of embroidery, including different types of stitches to elevate your tote design. Once you've decided on your design, with a few easy cuts and one quick line on the sewing machine, we'll transform a white t-shirt into a the perfect farmers market tote! Feel free to bring any additional t-shirts that are ready to be recycled. All materials included. BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/29 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Wood Burning | $46
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Wood Burning | $46

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Ever wanted to personalize your wooden cheese board? Or wood spoons? In this 2 hour class, you will learn just that! We will go through the steps of choosing the right tools, drawing and burning a design. You will leave the class with a beautiful piece of work, and a valuable creative skill to beautify your own wood pieces! Don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/31 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Mixer: Infused Salts & Sugars | $10
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Makers Mixer: Infused Salts & Sugars | $10

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Come mix and mingle with other creative makers and shakers and make something cute while you're at it!

This month, we're infusing salts and sugars! Just in time for holiday cooking, come to the studio to create your own customized salts and sugars.

Members are free and drop-ins are welcome for $10!
All materials included, feel free to BYOB!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

 

 

 

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Makers Workshop: Modern Calligraphy | $46
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

Makers Workshop: Modern Calligraphy | $46

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Learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy with this 2 hours workshop! You will be using dip pens in this frustration-free class. This class will teach fundamental techniques on pen pressure, letters and connecting letters. Feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/2 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Handmade Holiday Gifts: Earring Basics with Alix Camp of Yoku Jewel | $100
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Handmade Holiday Gifts: Earring Basics with Alix Camp of Yoku Jewel | $100

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Learn how to handmake your own earrings with Alix Camp of Yoku Jewel! This is a course suitable for beginner-intermediate silversmiths, no experience necessary. We will learn and practice various techniques including hammering, forging, plier work, filing, sanding, simple wire wrapping and polishing. You will go home with 3-5 pairs of earrings to giveaway as gifts to your friends and family or to keep for yourself. :) Limited spots available.  We'll also have snacks and wine!

Please enroll by 11/1 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Oil Portraits with Claire Salvo | $100
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Oil Portraits with Claire Salvo | $100

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In this workshop, artist Claire Salvo will guide you through creating a beautiful oil portrait in her unique painting style. Using an image specially selected by Claire, you will learn how to break down the portrait into color blocks and brush strokes to create a vibrant, expressive painting. All materials included.

Please enroll by 11/1 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Introduction to Gouache | $46
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Introduction to Gouache | $46

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Come to the studio and be inspired by Mother Nature! In this 2 hour workshop, you will be guided through the use of gouache a.k.a. opaque watercolor paints and fine line pens to create detailed pieces inspired by flowers, stones, other organic beauties. Don't forget to BYOB and if there is a flower, leaf, rock, or other nature inspired piece you'd like to paint, bring it with you!

Please enroll by 11/4 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Embroidered Cocktail Napkins | $46
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Embroidered Cocktail Napkins | $46

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Need the perfect cocktail napkins for your bar cart? Come to the studio and customize your own! In this workshop you will learn the basics of embroidery, from the different tools needed to different types of stitches. Then you'll create your own design and embroider a couple of cocktail napkins to take home. Perfect for beginners! All materials included. Feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/5 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Candle Making | $46
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Candle Making | $46

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In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of soy candle-making!  Our teacher will take you through the process of making clean-burning candles with natural,  fragrances and cotton wicks. You'll also be given tips and tricks that will help you succeed in making your own candles! You’ll be taking home 2 hand-poured candles!

Please enroll by 11/6 to ensure your spot in the workshop! 

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Block Printed Wall Hanging | $46
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Block Printed Wall Hanging | $46

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Have a bare wall in your home that needs some love? Come to the studio and create a custom block printed wall hanging! In this 2-hour class, and with a few, simple tools, you will learn how to carve printing blocks and transfer your design onto fabric. Then we'll secure the fabric onto a dowel and add cord for easy hanging. You’ll leave with your own beautiful wall decor and a block to work on more projects at home! Don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/7 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Katrina Rodabaugh Book Release Party: Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Katrina Rodabaugh Book Release Party: Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More

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Join author and NY-based artist, Katrina Rodabaugh, as she celebrates the release of her newest book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More" at Makers Mess. There is a free book party, artist panel, and brief reading from Mending Matters at 7pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 with local LA artists Liz Spencer of the Dogwood Dyer and Titania Inglis. The artists will discuss fiber, fashion, sustainability and how the three intersect. Katrina will also offer two mending workshops at Makers Mess on Saturday, November 10 as part of her book tour to LA. RSVP to join!


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Sashiko Mending Workshop with Katrina Rodabaugh | $160
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Sashiko Mending Workshop with Katrina Rodabaugh | $160

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Two sessions     |    10a-1p & 2p-5p

Mending is a wonderful way to practice hand-stitching and simultaneously participate in Slow Fashion. Simple stitches transform torn or distressed garments, homewares, and other textiles through thoughtful, beautiful repairs. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese hand-stitching technique that lends itself beautifully to contemporary crafts. It’s also the perfect stitch to mend existing garments or embellish textiles. Katrina Rodabaugh will lead the group in a discussion of cross-cultural mending techniques like Japanese Boro and Sashiko, American quilting, and European darning and their modern applications in Visible Mending and Slow Fashion. The class will also consider “mendfulness” or applying mindfulness to fashion and the creative opportunity in repair.

This workshop will lead participants through an overview of basic Sashiko and embroidery stitches before turning to a personal garment that needs repairing. Each student will receive an individual consultation on how best to mend one garment considering fabric, fiber, thread, color, lines, techniques, and more. Students will leave the workshop with a stitching sampler, mended garment (in-progress), various resources, and several materials. Basic sewing and stitching skills are required.

Please bring your own woven fabric garment or textile for mending (denim is great, linen, quilting cotton, or silk is fine too) and a patch that matches the weight and fiber of the garment being mended. (Denim should be mended with denim and linen with linen, etc.)

Please enroll by 11/8 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Brush Lettering: Envelope Addressing with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $90
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Brush Lettering: Envelope Addressing with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $90

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In this 2 hour workshop, Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy will cover the basics of hand lettering with brush pens with a focus on envelope addressing techniques just in time for sending out your holiday cards.

During the class you will receive hands-on instruction that will help you turn your snail mail into a gorgeous piece of art! Whether you're looking to address your own wedding invitations or do a little something special with your holiday mail, this class will take your envelopes to the next level! There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!

Please enroll by 11/9 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery: Forms + Figures | $46
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery: Forms + Figures | $46

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of embroidery, from transferring designs to different types of stitches. We will be focusing on embroidering minimalist figures, and each student will leave with mini embroideries to hang on their wall or give as gifts! Perfect for beginners! All materials included. BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/11 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Watercolor Leaves
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Leaves

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Come into the studio for a fun fall themed workshop! In this 2-hour class, we'll be exploring and demystifying how to work with watercolors. You'll walk through basic techniques before creating your own leafy creation. Paint a wreath of leaves for your favorite fall quote or use what you learn to decorate your holiday cards at home. Feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/13 to ensure your spot in the workshop

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Felted Pet Portraits
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Makers Workshop: Felted Pet Portraits

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Come to the studio to create a felted portrait of your furry loved one! In this 2 hour class, we'll go over the tools and techniques of needle felting to create a one of a kind piece of art. Send your pet photo to workshops@makersmess.com by 11/5! All materials provided. And don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/7 to ensure your spot in the workshop

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $46
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $46

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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!  

Please enroll by 11/15 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Kombucha 101 with the Kombucha Mamma | $48
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Kombucha 101 with the Kombucha Mamma | $48

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If you can brew a cup of tea, you can brew Kombucha! As bacteriosapiens, we are bacteria powered which means the more bacteria rich fermented foods that we incorporate into our diet, the better we feel. Learn how easy it is to enjoy the benefits of brewing Kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost while nourishing your human microbiome in this lively presentation from the world’s foremost Kombucha expert, the Kombucha Mamma. You will enjoy Hannah's Homebrew Kombucha to sip on during the workshop, SCOBY fruit leather to munch and a chance to try SCOBY skin cream. Homebrew supplies, books and more will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Please enroll by 11/15 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Whimsical Watercolor Floral Wreath with Wei Tieng of Black Milk Project | Individual $95 / Friend $170
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Whimsical Watercolor Floral Wreath with Wei Tieng of Black Milk Project | Individual $95 / Friend $170

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Come learn how to paint the perfect floral wreath! In this class, Wei Tieng of Black Milk Project will guide you through exploring a modern watercolor technique in painting a floral wreath with a controlled technique, which include:

• Step-by-step instruction sketching the flowers and wreath composition
• Watercolor brushwork in pulse and precision practice, glazing, layering, and basic color mixing 
• Wei Tieng's style in whimsical and abstract realism by concentrating on controlled color blending, value shifts, and depth 
• Tips and tricks on finishing touches that makes your painting *pop*

This class is suitable for both beginners to intermediate watercolor enthusiasts. With just simple guidance on the right techniques, you'll be amazed on how easy and fun watercolor can be! 

Please enroll by 11/15 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

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Lighting Design with Jen Wong and Chris Dorsey of Dorsey Lampworks | Individual $135 / Friends $250
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Lighting Design with Jen Wong and Chris Dorsey of Dorsey Lampworks | Individual $135 / Friends $250

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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.

Please enroll by 11/15 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Hostess Gift: Floral Wreath
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Hostess Gift: Floral Wreath

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Come into the studio for this special workshop to create the perfect hostess gift! We'll supply a seasonal selection of florals and foliage to create a beautiful wreath you can take to Thanksgiving dinner or hang in your own home for the holidays. Feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/18 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Watercolor Galaxies | $46
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Galaxies | $46

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Take your watercolor practice to cosmic levels! in this 2 hour, beginners workshop, you will learn color blending, layering, and helpful techniques in using both pallet and tube watercolors. Although the instruction will be the same for everyone, you will walk away from class with a one of a kind galaxy of your own creation. Please feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 11/26 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends

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Come to the studio for Happy Hour with Vinovore! This workshop will demystify the tricky wine world and confidently put that wine list in your hands. Coly of Vinovore will cover the everyday topics that will help you better understand the wine that you love. Everyone will be a guided through a tasting of four different, curated wines to help expand your pallet and have a good time while you're doing it. We will get you talking the talk while drinking the drinks in no time. Learn the basics in wine tasting and the overall structure of wine. Everyone will be provided with all reading materials and tools needed to grab the wine by the bottles!

Please enroll by 11/27 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Shibori Dyeing and the Magic of Color with We Gather | $100 Individual /Friends $190
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Shibori Dyeing and the Magic of Color with We Gather | $100 Individual /Friends $190

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Join us for a night 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. We'll have wine to sip and snacks to nibble!

Please enroll by 11/26 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Wildflower Weaving with Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather | $60 Individual / $100 Friend
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Wildflower Weaving with Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather | $60 Individual / $100 Friend

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Wrap up your week and get fresh by blending the magic of textiles with the delight of the natural plant world. In this 2-hour workshop, Whitney Crutchfield of We Gather will guide you through the basic principles of weaving using an alternative frame loom, all while interacting with a variety of seasonal plant and flora offerings. Each participant will walk away with a sculptural wildflower wall hanging and small wooden frame loom. All materials are included. We'll have wine for sipping and snacks for nibbling!

Please enroll by 11/27 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Creative Watercolor by Ana Victoria Calderón Workshop + Book Release + Craft Party | Individual $120 / Friends $200
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Watercolor by Ana Victoria Calderón Workshop + Book Release + Craft Party | Individual $120 / Friends $200

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Welcome to the world of Creative Watercolor by Ana Victoria! In this workshop inspired by my debut book we will explore a modern side to watercolors with fun tricks to decorate your crafting projects. 

Creative Watercolor offers a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium, presenting beginner tutorials on handling watercolor and using it to paint flowers, leaves, critters, fruit and other nature-inspired motifs as well as basic lettering. Simple warm up activities will lead you to creating a series of fun and meaningful projects. Each student will receive one on one guidance and you will leave this class with a masterpiece of your own, new skills to integrate into future artwork, a signed copy of the book and new friends! I promise you’ll make something beautiful! Great for beginners and experienced artists as well.

Schedule: 
-Introduction to Creative Watercolor by author Ana Victoria Calderón: overview of the book content, author’s approach to painting, supplies and projects.
-Group introductions 
-Warm up activities: choose 2 to 3 exercises from the book to warm up your watercolor brain. This can be transparencies, gradients, precision work, color wheels, splatter or layering. 

Watercolor + Craft Project
-Making gifts: each participant will receive a heavyweight watercolor blank card to create a one of a kind painting that will serve as a gift. Options include holiday cards (we will be right in season), recipe cards, everyday floral cards, thank you cards, to name a few. 
-Ana Victoria will provide exclusive content for the workshop, along with outline drawings of a variety of motifs. Floral designs, lettering phrases, critters, botanicals and a special holiday edition including holly, doves, pine trees, snowflakes, cookies, menorahs and poinsettias. 
-Participants may use the tracing trick provided in the book the transfer preset designs on to their personal projects or use personal designs. One the watercolor painting is done, head over to the embellishment station to add glitter, gems, twine, stickers or gold dust to your project. 
-Option to scan and print watercolor designs to make a series is also provided in the book.

Although supplies are included, feel free to bring your own watercolor palette, block and brushes, we know how special using your own supplies can be.

Please enroll by 12/5 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Brush Lettering: Personalized Gift Wrap with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $85
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Brush Lettering: Personalized Gift Wrap with Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy | $85

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In this 2 hour workshop, Rachel Meadows of Honey Honey Calligraphy will cover the basics of hand lettering with brush pens with a focus on creating your own gift wrap and tags for the holiday season or birthdays to come!

During the class we will use a variety of brush pen lettering techniques to create gorgeous gift wrap and tags to help bring your gift game to the next level! There is no previous experience necessary, nor do you have to have good penmanship to take this class. All levels are welcome!

Please enroll by 12/7 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Felted Pet Portraits | $56
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Makers Workshop: Felted Pet Portraits | $56

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Come to the studio to create a felted portrait of your furry loved one! In this 2 hour class, we'll go over the tools and techniques of needle felting to create a one of a kind piece of art. Send your pet photo to workshops@makersmess.com by 10/21! All materials provided. And don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/21 to ensure your spot in the workshop

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy | $140
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy | $140

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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: a deluxe calligraphy pen, 2 nibs, a glass bottle of ink, clipboard, practice paper, traceable practice pages 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.

Please enroll by 10/19 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Punch Needle Workshop with Chelsea Virginia | $100
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Punch Needle Workshop with Chelsea Virginia | $100

Create your own Punch Needle piece of art with fiber artist Chelsea Virginia. You will learn the fundamentals of this technique that can be used for wall hangings, pillows, or rugs. No experience needed. Each student will receive a kit that consists of an oxford punch needle ($32 value), 10"x10" wood frame pre-stretched with monks cloth, wool yarn, and a punch needle handbook.

Please enroll by 10/19 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Watercolor Portraits | $46
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Portraits | $46

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In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn color blending, layering, and helpful techniques in using pallet watercolors to paint a beautiful portrait. A basic outline sketch will be provided so each student can jump into painting right away! Please feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/18 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Macrame Feathers | $46
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Macrame Feathers | $46

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Come to the studio to learn how to macrame feathers! We will guide you through basic macrame knots and you will have to option of using cord or yarn for color. Make several to create a garland or a big one for your door. They are the perfect fall home decor a Don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/17 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Setting the Table: Creating Ceramic Tableware with Betsey Carter Ceramics | $160
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Setting the Table: Creating Ceramic Tableware with Betsey Carter Ceramics | $160

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Come create ceramic tableware to beautify your dining table! In this workshop, Betsey Carter, of Betsey Carter Ceramics, will guide students in making ceramic serving pieces - platters, bowls, and plates. Students will roll out clay slabs and use molds to form their selected pieces. Once the pieces have set up students may use stamps, underglazes, and other pottery tools to decorate their pieces. Betsey will bisque and glaze fire the work when dry, and students will choose either transparent or matte white glaze. Students will be notified when they can pickup their fired work at Makers Mess. Wine and snacks will be provided while you create!

Please enroll by 10/12 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Marbled Leather Coasters with Sadye Harvey of Temerity | Individual $85 / Friend & Couple $150
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Marbled Leather Coasters with Sadye Harvey of Temerity | Individual $85 / Friend & Couple $150

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This workshop will introduce students to the wonder of marbling, an amazing, sponaneous art form that creates beautiful one-of-a-kind surfaces, lead by Sadye Harvey of Temerity. We will use a traditional method of marbling in a thickened waterbath, and have the opportunity to make a few practice prints as we get the hang of the process. Then, we will marble and assemble a set of cork-backed leather coasters, which we will hand finish for a beautfiul artisanal effect. These eye-catching coasters will be a welcome addition to any cocktail party or end of summer barbeque, and you'll be able to apply your new marbling skills to a number of other surfaces - you'll be hooked!

Please enroll by 10/11 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Felted Halloween Garland | $46
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Felted Halloween Garland | $46

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Come to the studio to create the cutest spooky garland for the season! Needle felting is a fun way to sculpt unspun wool into miniature, fuzzy, 3-D objects. In this 2 hour class, you'll learn the basics of needle felting and will leave with a fun garland to decorate your home. Feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/10 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Pumpkin Decorating at FIGat7th | $10 Donation
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Pumpkin Decorating at FIGat7th | $10 Donation

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Join Makers Mess for Crafting & Cocktails!
This month we will be decorating pumpkins. Come create your own mini pumpkin with pompoms, tissue paper, markers, and more. Easy to craft and pairs perfectly with a cocktail or craft beer from Gulp. 
100% of your $10 ticket price goes to support Downtown Art Walk

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Makers Workshop: Block Printing | $46
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Block Printing | $46

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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! 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!

Please enroll by 10/7 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Beginners Hand Lettering Workshop with Krislam Chin | $80
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Beginners Hand Lettering Workshop with Krislam Chin | $80

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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!

Please enroll by 9/27 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $46
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Figure Drawing | $46

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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!  

Please enroll by 9/27 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour Wine Tasting with Vinovore | $35 Individual / $60 Friends

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Come to the studio for Happy Hour with Vinovore! This workshop will demystify the tricky wine world and confidently put that wine list in your hands. Coly of Vinovore will cover the everyday topics that will help you better understand the wine that you love. Everyone will be a guided through a tasting of four different, curated wines to help expand your pallet and have a good time while you're doing it. We will get you talking the talk while drinking the drinks in no time. Learn the basics in wine tasting and the overall structure of wine. Everyone will be provided with all reading materials and tools needed to grab the wine by the bottles!

Please enroll by 9/25 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $46
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $46

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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!

Please enroll by 9/25 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Concrete Workshop with Krizia Flores of Concrete Geometric | $95 Individual / $125 Friends
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Concrete Workshop with Krizia Flores of Concrete Geometric | $95 Individual / $125 Friends

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In this 2 hour workshop, Krizia Flores of Concrete Geometric, will be demonstrating a simple technique in working with concrete and color to create a decorative planter. Each guest will be provided with a personal kit, including all supplies. The first 45 minutes will be spent building a simple mold, mixing, and pouring concrete. While the concrete sets (approx. 45 min.), guest will be able to socialize, and enjoy the space. The last 30 minutes of class will be spent opening the molds and planting succulents, cleaning up, and finishing with a Q&A.

Please enroll by 9/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

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Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Honey Honey Calligraphy | $110
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Honey Honey Calligraphy | $110

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. All levels are welcome!

Please enroll by 9/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery: Forms + Figures | $46
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery: Forms + Figures | $46

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of embroidery, from transferring designs to different types of stitches. We will be focusing on embroidering minimalist figures, and each student will leave with mini embroideries to hang on their wall or give as gifts! Perfect for beginners! All materials included. BYOB!

Please enroll by 9/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Punch Needle Workshop with Chelsea Virginia | $100
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Punch Needle Workshop with Chelsea Virginia | $100

Create your own Punch Needle piece of art with fiber artist Chelsea Virginia. You will learn the fundamentals of this technique that can be used for wall hangings, pillows, or rugs. No experience needed. Each student will receive a kit that consists of an oxford punch needle ($32 value), 10"x10" wood frame pre-stretched with monks cloth, wool yarn, and a punch needle handbook.

Please enroll by 9/14 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Intro to Modern Calligraphy with Angi of Angelique Ink | $150
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Modern Calligraphy with Angi of Angelique Ink | $150

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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. Space is limited. Registration in advance is required.

Please enroll by 8/30 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Beginners Hand Lettering Workshop with Krislam Chin | $80
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beginners Hand Lettering Workshop with Krislam Chin | $80

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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!

Please enroll by 8/17 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Sandal-Making with Rachel Corry of Rachel Sees Snail Shoes | $280
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Sandal-Making with Rachel Corry of Rachel Sees Snail Shoes | $280

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It's sandal season! How about making your own pair? In this class led by Rachel Corry, we’ll explore every step of the sandal-making process, starting off by customizing trusted patterns to suit your own feet and design preferences. Then we’ll cut and assemble the leather pieces, paying close attention to fit and attach to a cushiony rubber sole that will pick up the curves of your sole in no time.

Rachel will have a selection of leathers to choose from: natural, dark, and a color! This class is hard work: be prepared to use utility knives, adhesive, hammers, wooden mallets, shoe anvils, and to get barefoot!

Snacks will be provided and we'll take a lunch break at 1p. Don't forget to pack your lunch!

Please enroll by 8/15 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

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Makers Workshop: Mini Macrame | $46
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Mini Macrame | $46

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Come to the studio to learn how to macrame! We will be using cord and embellishing with beads! Learn 3 basic knot types and how to incorporate them into a pattern tomake your own wall hanging macrame for your home! Don't forget to BYOB!

Please enroll by 8/14 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here.

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Makers Workshop: Watercolor Feathers | $46
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Feathers | $46

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Get ready to soar on your feather painting skills! In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn color blending, layering, and helpful techniques in using both pallet watercolors and paint pens. Although the instruction will be the same for everyone, you will walk away from class with a one of a kind feather painting of your own creation. Please feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 10/8 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Hand Built Ceramics with Carrie Lau of Object-Matter | $160
Aug
5
2:00 PM14:00

Hand Built Ceramics with Carrie Lau of Object-Matter | $160

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In this workshop, Carrie Lau of Object Matter will teach you basic hand-building techniques and you will walk away with 2-3 pieces. White or Clear glaze will be provided to color your pieces by O-M ceramic and all the works will be colored and fired. Pieces will take 4-6 weeks to produce and Makers Mess will notify you when your works of art are ready to be picked up from the studio.

Please enroll by 8/2 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Intro to Embroidery: Forms + Figures | $46

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of embroidery, from transferring designs to different types of stitches. We will be focusing on embroidering minimalist figures, and each student will leave with mini embroideries to hang on their wall or give as gifts! Perfect for beginners! All materials included. BYOB!

Please enroll by 7/26 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Jul
22
2:30 PM14:30

Modern Brush Lettering for Beginners with Shelly Kim of Letters by Shells | $130 Individual / $234 Friends

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The overall purpose of this workshop is to feel confident practicing Modern Brush Lettering at home using all the information and tools given. During this 3 hour workshop, Shelly Kim will guide you in not only the basics of modern brush lettering, but the following topics:

- How to hold your brush pen
- Differing pressure levels
- Differences between brush pens
- Common practice drills
- What is fauxcalligraphy?
- How to connect letters
- How to achieve bouncy lettering
- Understanding the different styles that can be achieved
- Understanding different brush pens by testing out 17 different brands .

As a class, we will be able to practice various uppercase & lowercase letters by breaking down the connections to each letter in a word. Also, we will review frequently asked questions throughout the workshop together!

This workshop is all about being positive and having fun while learning the beauty of Modern Brush Lettering! I have tailored this workshop for you all to not only learn a new hobby, but also be able to discover your own creative side! This workshop requires no prior experience in calligraphy or lettering. Let's all just use this time to relax, learn, and letter with good company!

Please enroll by 7/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Knot Basics: Creating a Collection of Symbolic Knots with Lise Silva | $95

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Knotting connects us to the past and grounds us in the present, using hand and mind in skillful play like an active meditation. The limitless possibilities of a single cord, connecting and intertwining, was thought by our ancestors to explain the workings of the cosmos and activate the powers of the subconscious. From the manifestation powers of Chinese knots to the metaphysical principles in Celtic designs, craftsmen and women from around the world communicated systems of belief through knots. By expressing our dreams through a system of symbols, knots also propel us into the future.  

While also functional, knots can display powerful symbols and add eye-catching ornamentation to empty space. In this 2 1/2 hour course, Lise Silva will guide you through these goals 1) introduce the fundamental concepts of knotting and knot symbolism 2) set intention and learn how to create a knotting practice 3) learn to read knotting diagrams 3) introduce a variety of knotting techniques and brainstorm ideas for projects 4) learn how to create tassels 5) create a small collection of knots for display. Included in this course is cotton rope, Knot: A Book (an instructional guide) to inspire future creations, yarn for tassels in several colors for you to add to your piece.

Please enroll by 7/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving for Beginners with Kellee Creative | $85

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Weaving for Beginners with Kellee Creative is perfect if students are curious about beginning their weaving journey but don't know where to start! They'll learn the basics of weaving - how to assemble a simple loom, learn weaving vocabulary, and perform basic weaving techniques (fringe! tassels! soumak!). All materials are included in the workshop price.

Please enroll by 7/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Abstract Painting | $46

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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!

Please enroll by 7/19 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Makers Workshop: Watercolor Portraits | $46

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In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn color blending, layering, and helpful techniques in using pallet watercolors to paint a beautiful portrait. A basic outline sketch will be provided so each student can jump into painting right away! Please feel free to BYOB!

Please enroll by 7/18 to ensure your spot in the workshop!

Please check out our cancellation policy here!

Makers Workshops were developed for the purpose of creating an inviting space for students to practice different mediums, at an affordable cost! Taught by our team members, Makers Workshops are to cultivate your creative community and explore different mediums in a supportive environment.

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