How to Make a Macramé Plant Hanger
Apr
1
1:30 pm13:30

How to Make a Macramé Plant Hanger

  • Rossi + King

The hanging plant is a fixture in any modern home and a macramé plant hanger adds that extra dash of boho-chiq that is sure to draw the eye of any guest. 

Join Hailey Waters, the designer behind the Watersmark, as she provides you with an intro into the intricate world of macramé. Hailey will teach you some basic knotting techniques. With those skills in hand, she will show you how to craft your very own simple yet stunning macramé design that you can use to hang your favorite jungle plant. 

Introduction to Contemporary Embroidery
Mar
4
1:30 pm13:30

Introduction to Contemporary Embroidery

  • The Grove, Dallas Coworking

Learn basic embroidery stitches, prep and transfer techniques to create your own simple embroidery creation on a 6” wooden hoop. You will be able to start working on a simple Terrarium design with a transfer design. Each student will be provided with the materials needed to finish their piece.

Move The Needle: How To Get Local Government Officials Working for You
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Move The Needle: How To Get Local Government Officials Working for You

  • Dot's Hop House

Unhappy with the state of the Nation? You can do something about it! 

If you are tired of politicians who push their own agenda, you are not alone. Luckily there is somebody here to help! Kimberly O'Neil, founder of Cause Studio and the nations youngest African American to serve as City Manager, will show you how to get your city officials to work for you.

Photography Basics in the Historic West End
Feb
18
1:30 pm13:30

Photography Basics in the Historic West End

  • The Grove, Dallas

If you're a beginner photographer with a DSLR, come learn about some basic technical aspects and artistic considerations that can take your photography skills to the next level. After learning about the theory, you'll be able to practice in a natural light setting by exploring Downtown Dallas' Historic West End. Previous experience is not necessary for this class.

Handbuilding Ceramics
Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Handbuilding Ceramics

  • The Grove, Dallas

Creating your own ceramic piece, whether it's a planter, a dish, or another type of vessel can be done with just your hands and a bit of creativity. Come learn about the different methods that can result in making your very own handcrafted ceramic piece then decorate it using a technique called sgraffito. After the class, your piece will be fired in a kiln which will be ready to pick up (and food safe!) a few days later. No experience working with clay is necessary. Open to all levels. 

How to Keep Your Blog Alive
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

How to Keep Your Blog Alive

  • Meadows Conference Center

In an age where bite-sized pieces of information and compressed conversations on social networks are the trend, "long-form blogs" continue to be an essential home base that provides readers with comprehensive and robust content that builds trust. Whether you're wanting to communicate your industry expertise or connect with a community of like-minded readers, Ann Fields will teach you how to conceptualize and nurture a blog using your authentic voice that can stand out from the thousands of others that are started every day. Join us for Fields' entertaining and educational talk on "The Life and Death of a Blog." 

Shibori Dye on a Silk Scarf
Jan
14
1:30 pm13:30

Shibori Dye on a Silk Scarf

  • The Grove, Dallas

"Shibori" is a Japanese dying technique that uses methods of twisting, pleating, and tying to give a cloth a beautifully dyed pattern. Instructor Monica Andrea Yafuso will guide you through the beautiful and ancient process of pleating different patterns and dying a silk scarf so that you can walk away with your own that is ready to wear. 

Pay Me What You Owe Me: Women, Work, and Wage Equality
Jan
10
6:30 pm18:30

Pay Me What You Owe Me: Women, Work, and Wage Equality

  • Times Ten Cellars

Women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. Learn about the issues surrounding the gender wage gap and ways you can get that promotion, ask for a raise, or negotiate a new salary. If you're ready to earn your worth then you don't want to miss this class. 

An Intro to Homebrewing
Dec
10
12:30 pm12:30

An Intro to Homebrewing

  • On Rotation

If you're a lover of craft beers, there's nothing better than making your own brew. Come learn about the basics of homebrewing, from the ingredients, to the instruments, to the intricate steps. By the end of the class you'll be well on your way to creating your very own perfect pour.  Must be 21+ to participate.

The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

The Basics of Illustration by Erica Guajardo

  • Commerce Street Night Market

Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Bring out your inner artist! Dallas artist Erica Guajardo brings a multitude of experience as a public and gallery artist to the upcoming Commerce Street Night Market. Join Erica for an interactive lesson on the basics of illustration. Participants will create a free style painting using simple techniques taught by Erica. Create your own masterpiece, take it home, and display it in your own personal Louvre! 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Erica Guajardo is an Oak Cliff based artist who specializes in bold designs across public and gallery spaces, and textiles/handbags. She holds degrees in printmaking and interior design, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from UTA.  In 2014, she was selected as one of the artists to participate in the "Parking Meter Project" in Deep Ellum.  Along with that, she has painted in nearly 100 different venues and festivals, and instructed "painting with a twist classes" in the metroplex.  

Register below to participate in the class which is limited to 20 students. Registrants must arrive by 6:55 PM. Spots will be given up to those on a waiting list after 6:55 PM. 

Registration is Free! Reserve your space now!

Oak Cliff Dance: Hip Hop Dance Class for Kids
Aug
26
6:30 pm18:30

Oak Cliff Dance: Hip Hop Dance Class for Kids

  • Commerce Street Night Market

Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

KIDS, get on your dancing shoes and come cut a rug with the Melissa Hunsaker and the fancy feeted folks from Oak Cliff Dance. Melissa will show you the ins and outs of Hip Hop Dance from the robot to the running man and everything in between. PARENTS, don't forget to register your kids ahead of time, then pop and lock your way down to the classroom area of Commerce Street Night Market on the evening of July 26th to participate! 

Eco Flowers: Wildflower Arrangements
Jul
29
8:30 pm20:30

Eco Flowers: Wildflower Arrangements

  • Commerce Street Night Market

Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

Rhianna LaValla of The Ghost and the Bee will explain how flowers impact the environment in this hands-on class at the July Commerce Street Night Market. Bring out your wild side as you learn how to make beautiful eco-friendly wildflower arrangements that will be the hit of any party or liven up a country home kitchen. 

Fantastic Folds: Intro to Origami
Jul
29
6:30 pm18:30

Fantastic Folds: Intro to Origami

  • Commerce Street Night Market

Hosted in partnership with Little D Markets

You don't just need to know when to fold 'em Kenny, you need to know how to fold 'em! Learn the Japanese art of folding from Trang Phan, artist and origami enthusiast. In this class you will learn some basic origami techniques and two models: a fun Flapping Crane and a modular Crown. Origami is an awesome craft to learn no matter what age! It's perfect for impressing your friends at a party, creating an impromptu gift, or making decorative pieces for your home. 

MASA FOR THE MASSES: The Art of Making Tamales
Jun
24
6:30 pm18:30

MASA FOR THE MASSES: The Art of Making Tamales

  • Commerce Street Night Market

Tamale-making is an intricate art form that takes hard work to master. Making them can become a festive event, where friends and family come together for a tamalada, a tamale-making party, to help out with a particular task from cooking the fillings, to making the masa (corn flour dough), to wrapping the tamales. John Hernandez, AKA "El Tamalero", will give a brief history of this culinary tradition, demonstrate how to make a tamale, and walk you through wrapping your own.