Beer Brewing - Ryan Boling, BJCP Certified Beer Judge
Learn to brew delicious beer at home, using modern brewing techniques and without breaking the bank. Attendees will learn about the basics of brewing science / the brewing process, recipe development and world beer styles in an easy-to-understand format. Impress your family and friends with a skill you never knew you had. One lucky attendee will win a beginner's brew kit to make a gallon of their own beer at home! If you can follow a recipe, you can brew beer!
Learn Woodworking Basics - Brice Blocker, A Rightful Manner Studio
This workshop is designed to give you an introductory course into furniture making, with a focus on traditional hand skills. Participants range from absolute beginners to more experienced woodworkers who want to improve their craftsmanship.
The workshop starts with instruction in the safe use of power tools such as the table saw, jointer, planer, and bandsaw. Through the lecture and demonstration, Brice will introduce skills such as lumber selection, milling, joinery, scraping, sanding, assembly, and finishing. He will offer extensive instruction in the sharpening, tuning, and use of planes, chisels, and other hand tools.
The small class size allows Brice to give each participant extensive individual guidance throughout.
Make Tiny Succulent Garden - Karen Anderson, Tiny Doors Atlanta
Make and Bind Paper Journal - Ayana Reddick
In this workshop you will learn to bind your own journals out of pretty paper. Bring a photo to put on the front, if you'd like! Also, we will discuss some journaling tips and techniques to get the most out of your journal. You will take home a 3 signature journal as well as the awl so that you can make your own journals at home!
Learn Letterpress Printing - Meghan Paine, IronHeart Workshops
Students will learn the basics of letterpress printing, from some light print history, to various print forms including setting and printing with lead type, wood blocks, and photopolymer. Workshop will also cover lock-up, make-ready, and cleaning. Students will print their own small print on a fully restored Adana tabletop press.
Make Essential Oils - Emily LeVan, River Rose Botanicals
Whether you are new to essential oils or a seasoned mixer, this class is a great overview of essential oils and how to use them. We will review some basic methods of use and then make some easy products for you to take home. Essential oils are a great natural alternative healthcare option to use for you and your family. When used properly, they are safe, cost effective and incredibly fast-acting. For this class, you will have the option to make a roller bottle and body scrub. Each product will come with take home instructions and additional blends to keep your creativity going. A variety of blends/recipes will be available and you will definitely find one that fits your needs and tastes. Come learn how to make an easy home product and leave feeling- and smelling- divine!
Create Personalized Scavenger Hunt - Jay Carlson, ClueTown Books
Creating a scavenger hunt is a fun activity but can be logistically cumbersome for many. Attendees of this workshop will assemble and personalize a puzzle scavenger hunt for their home to be solved by a friend or loved one. The puzzle pages are pre-designed, but you choose the order. to send a solver to a series of common household items (e.g. refrigerator, towel rack) with an endpoint that allows a personalized puzzle/message. The final product you take home will contain about 12 puzzles and require about 20 minutes to solve. It's a great opportunity to provide someone with a memorable birthday, anniversary, or Mother's/Father's Day. Adults and children ages 12 and up are welcome to register for the class. Similarly, the recommended age for solving the custom hunt without adult assistance begins at age 12.
Learn Basic Embroidery - Sarah Roberts, In The Quiet Hours
In this special workshop, participants will learn several basic line embroidery stitches and lots of tips and tricks to keep you stitching. Stitch to complete an Ormewood Park trolley or the "Home Sweet ATL" pattern (pictured here) during class time! This is best suited for ages 11 and up!
Learn Basic Pickling Techniques - Becky Striepe, Glue and Glitter
Learn Cupcake Decoration - Cherita Kempson, Endulge Cupcakes
Come and join us for an awesome cupcake decorating class with world-class cupcake designers! You will get the opportunity to learn several piping techniques, make colored frosting, decorate with delicious toppings and even customize your to go box. You will leave this class ready to be on any cupcake decorating show!
Learn Chicken Cooping - Kari Lovell, ANCS Farms
Meet the chickens at ANCS Farm and learn how to care for them. Then take a tour of the farm with Farmer Dave, Mrs. Lovell and our students. Also, make wildflower seed bombs.
$1 to reserve spot. Donations accepted. All proceeds go toward Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School.
Learn Basics In Birding - Joy Carter, Atlanta Audubon Society
Join Atlanta Audubon member Joy Carter for a guided field trip to Constitution Lakes, a DeKalb County Nature Preserve. We will explore the remains of the South River Brick Company and the lakes that formed where they mined clay, looking for waterfowl, river otters, and shorebirds. Migratory winter resident birds should still be here and we might have a few early summer migrants, along with year-round residents such as Wood Ducks and Pileated Woodpeckers. Near the lakes is the Doll's Head Trail, a found object art display that is constantly changing as people add their own work to it. We'll make a complete loop around the lakes, seeing a variety of habitats and birds.
$10. All proceeds benefit Atlanta Audubon Society.
Create a Home For Birds - Joy Carter, Atlanta Audubon Society
Want to attract birds to your yard? You can build a nest box to hang, supplying birds with one of the three things they need- water, shelter, and a place to raise their young. In this workshop, we'll build a nest box that can accommodate small birds like Carolina Wrens, White-breasted or Brown-headed Nuthatches, or larger birds like Eastern Bluebirds- the only difference is the size of the entrance hole.
$30. All proceeds benefit Atlanta Audubon Society.
Wine Tasting 101 - Ian Smith, Winesmith Company
Wine Tasting 101, or How to Look Like You Know What You Are Doing at a Fancy Wine Tasting by Ian Smith, Jr.,CSW. Practical and fun tasting tips for everyone from beginners to those with a highly developed palate. Learn how to slow down and really use your senses to look at, smell, and taste wine. Visualize, isolate and identify flavors and textures in a distinctly non pretentious atmosphere. Shorts and flip flops are encouraged. Includes tasting notes and descriptions of six wines.
Learn Indigo Dyeing - Shannon Mulkey Green and Christy Patterson, Indie Craft Experience