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
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.)
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
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
Gentle Candlelight Yoga
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!