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  • Art Gym Collective Pop-Up
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    03-09-2019

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

     

    Art Gym Collective is exactly how it sounds… work out stations that provide fitness for your soul. The purpose is not necessarily to leave with art, but more to use your hands, right brain and strengthen your creative mental health. Art Gym Collective is the healthy outlet and expressive space that you have been looking for. Give yourself the ability to strengthen muscles that usually lay dormant or ignored.

    Sign up for a semi-private session with one of our Personal Training Artists from 12-1pm or 1-2pm.

    Not ready to commit to one art form? Come to the Open Gym Hour from 2-3pm and experience a sampling of different artistic trainers for a flat fee of just $10 dollars!

    Sessions are $50 per person and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

    Think Unique- Intro to Photography
    (Sign up at https://thinkunique.squarespace.com/self-care/personal-training-registration )
    Learn lighting, styling, and basic editing to improve your photos & content with Lauren Cornell. Great for small businesses, artists, or someone looking to improve their social media content.

    Caffeine & Theanine- Intro to Ceramics
    (Sign up by contacting Sarah at https://www.instagram.com/caffeineandtheanine/ )
    Learn basic techniques like building, coil, and clay prep in this introductory class to ceramics taught by Sarah Smith. Relieve some daily stress through clay.

    Horror Floral- Color Experimentation
    (Sign up by contacting Mary at https://www.instagram.com/horror_floral/
    or https://m.facebook.com/horrorfloral/ )
    Learn unique color theory that will get you mixing and matching. Find your way through experimenting with color basics and create your own happy color.

    Nasty Threads- Intro to Embroidery
    (Sign up by contacting Chrystle at https://www.instagram.com/nastythreads/ )
    Learn basic stitches and empower yourself to create a new thread-dimensional world!

    Laurel Posakony- Intro to Poetry and Creative Writing
    (Sign up by contacting Laurel at https://www.laurelposakony.com/contact )
    Learn how to express yourself through written word and improve your cognitive functions and self-awareness.

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  • Charlie Millard Band
    6:30 pm-10:00 pm
    03-10-2019

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    $20 Online (see ticket link) or at the door gets you a ticket and a cd!! Limited space
    BYOB
    doors open at 6:30pm and music starts at 7pm

    From Alanson, MI, the Charlie Millard Band has developed a unique sound, voice and thought-provoking lyrics/poetry of their own, with tones of a cinematic indie-rock’n’roll style that is reminiscent of a 60s/70s singer/songwriter. Coming through Chicago for the first time while on a Lake Michigan tour, come meet percussionist Mickey Siggs Binienda, Jercat Millard on guitars, and Charlie on the piano/keys. With songs like small movies for the ears.

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  • Teneral Tarot: An Invitation to the In-Between
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    03-14-2019

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

     

    “Teneral” is the word for an insect’s in-between phase, after molting, before its exoskeleton has formed. In the words of poet Taije Silverman: “Teneral, meaning not yet hardened, a sense before a memory of the shell.”

     

    Lauren Lowe (@teneraltarot) has been studying, practicing, and reading tarot for the past three years, at public and private events across the city and at immersion workshops, such as the Masters of Tarot conference in upstate New York. Lauren approaches tarot in a practical way, as an accessible yet powerful tool for getting not so much definitive answers (though it can do that, too), but more to the possibilities, the paths, the invitations that exist before the shell hardens. Nothing is set in stone. Tarot strengthens and fosters our intuition, imagination, memory, and creativity. It’s an image-based language anyone can learn. It’s storytelling. It’s a gut-check. It’s a little mini-therapy session.

     

    Join Lauren on March 14, 2018 from 6-9 pm for a Tarot 101 class. Lauren will have freshly returned from the Northwest Tarot Symposium and will be eager to share the many beautiful layers that tarot offers.

     

    Although the class is geared towards beginners, all levels are welcome. The cost is $30 and includes wine and snacks. Please bring your own deck if you have one. Lauren will have some extras available to borrow. Feel free to contact Lauren at Lauren.M.Lowe@gmail.com with any questions.

    Sign up here!

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  • Insect Encapsulation Workshop
    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    03-23-2019

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    4602 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA

    Make your own scarab beetle jewel while learning an intro to acrylic resin work.

    —Intro and Supplies—
    12-12:20
    Introduction of participants and workshop objective. All workshop materials will be supplied and distributed

    Mixing and Pouring 1st Layer
    12:20-12:40
    Learn resin mixing techniques, pour layer 1, remove air bubbles, tips on positioning beetles

    Heat Curing and Cooling
    12:40-1:10
    Get first layer into oven to cure 1st layer. Get out to cool. Discuss other methods of curing. Discuss the ancient Egyptians beliefs about the scarab beetle.

    Pouring 2nd Layer
    1:10-1:40
    finishing layer, return to oven for heat curing and remove for cooling. Discuss other applications of resin working

    De-molding
    1:40-2:00
    Learn technique of removing cured piece from mold. Allow for additional cooling and curing while admiring and discussing our completed work

     

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