Start your journey to creative success with us!

Workshops are a highly valuable tool for our collaborative space here at The Yards, and a great avenue for community engagement. Low cost workshops and classes provide accessibility to our community and allow more people to participate in making, sharing, talking about, and even buying, art. Affordable workshops are an easy investment in your career, your personal life and your community. After all, sharing resources lifts all ships. Discover and collaborate with people of shared interests!


Classes & More!


Ugly Art and Bad Poetry: The Joy of Imperfection

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Join Molly Elizabeth, artist and creative mentor behind The Darling Rage and Nancy Pigno for an evening of creative fun!

February 27th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Is perfectionism stopping you from getting started? Is it getting in the way of your process? Come to this workshop, play with materials and learn strategies for putting perfectionism in its place. In the words of Elizabeth Gilbert, “...perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat,”  Perfectionism can roar to life before you even start something, preventing you from attempting something new, it can fill you with anxiety during the process and it can straight up beat you up for being a human being. We will establish a perfectionism-free zone as we play with various media and develop and learn strategies to keep your inner-perfectionist quiet. (Open to all, artists and non-artists alike.) 


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March 28th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join Yards' Director, Kristina Kaiser, and studio member, Christie Nesbit, for an evening of creating mixed-media collage with ephemera. The course will cover basics of composition, layering, color and tools while providing ample time to play! All basic supplies are provided although we recommend you bring paper ephemera you are interested in using for collage. Examples include:

*vintage family photos
*old book pages/text
*old sheet music
*old letters
*old stamps/mail/advertisements

You will leave with one 5"x5" panel, reference materials, and ideas for your next project! This class is $20 with most supplies included, we encourage you bring some of the items listed above! Tickets available online through our website.


Weekly & Monthly Programs


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Photos by Lisa Rickman

Gentle Candlelight Yoga

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Every Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to our January Residency our regularly scheduled class will be held in the Yards Lounge. Because it is a smaller space we will be selling tickets online, 3 class pass for the month of January at the low cost of $15. Space is limited so buy now! If you are not able to attend a class you can share your pass with a friend.

Please join Joanna McNelis, E-RYT, Monday evenings and treat yourself to a relaxing Candlelight Yoga Class. Class is a gentle form of Hatha Yoga practiced in candlelight, to help you unwind from your day and bring balance to your busy life.

This 90 minute class is a soothing blend of deep & slow moving postures, gentle stretching, deepening assists, breathing exercises and supported restorative work. This class is designed to help ease and calm the body and mind, decompress from daily stressors, melt away tension and increase a sense of peacefulness. ♡ All levels welcomed. No previous yoga experience is necessary. ॐ Bring a mat if you have one, or use one of our eco-friendly yoga mats. We also have straps, blocks & mexican blankets available for use. 

◈ Organic herbal teas & filtered water are offered during Class 
◈ Regularly scheduled classes are donation-based $5-$10 (Excluding January)


Figure Drawing Nights

Please join us for an evening of drawing! Yards studio member Rachel DeVona, will be hosting a figure drawing session from 7PM - 9 PM. First time drawing from life? Have no fear! This event is open to artists of all experience levels and is a great opportunity to practice and grow your observational drawing skills and learn from your peers. Please RSVP below, the cost is $7 to attend (Cash or Card accepted at the door). Due to the nature of this class the recommended age is 18 and over!

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This hour and a half session will provide a variety of timed poses from our model, from quick gestural "looseners" to a longer 40 minute sit, to be followed by a friendly peer critique. Please bring your own drawing materials and paper! Charcoal, rags and 18"x24" drawing paper or newsprint pads recommended. Some additional supplies will be provided along with tea and coffee. We look forward to seeing you!

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Art Talk!

Last Sunday of the Month

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, for an intimate roundtable discussion among artists, hosted by Yards studio renter and mixed media artist, Christie Nesbit. The discussion is based on specific pieces of art brought it by the artists in attendance. We will be starting this session off with work by our five resident artists from our January residency.

Let’s generate ideas and creativity together!

There will be time to discuss a few more works. You can bring in past or current work, discuss ideas in progress, or even bring in work by another artist to talk about. This event is designed to have a safe space to get feedback or just chat about art. On a first come, first serve basis, each person will be allotted 10 to 15 minutes to ask questions and receive feedback about the art they’ve brought. We can typically accommodate about 10 feedback sessions depending on the size of the group. If you’re planning to attend and want feedback, please send us an email to attheyards@gmail.com or RSVP below. This ensures we plan enough time for everyone. We suggest a $5 donation to the space to help with consumable items.

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