We’ve just listed the first half of our Fall classes online and it’s a great lineup.
Leather Moccasin Workshop
Tuesday September 20th, 6:30-9:30pm
$45, includes all materials
In this class, you’ll design and construct a pair of moccasins, perfectly made to fit you. Beginning with a pattern, you’ll chose the style of shoe, the color of leather or suede and will piece your materials together by hand. We’re ready to trade in our sandals for something a bit cozier, what about you? Click here to purchase directly.
Intro to Perfumery Workshop
Saturday, October 1st
2:00pm – 4:00pm
$ 60.00, includes all materials
Smell is the most elusive and misunderstood of the senses, yet extremely powerful and built into our lives in more ways than we can count. A smell can trigger deep-seated emotions, warn us of danger, entice us to a lover, and enhance our dining experiences, to name a few of it’s many effects. In this intro to perfumery, we’ll delve into the history of scent, discuss how perfumes are built, do side-by-side comparisons of synthetic versus natural fragrances, and top off the workshop with scentfully crafted cocktails by sommelier Nikki Pletcher. After the workshop, each guest will have the opportunity to have a custom perfume designed by Liz Hull. Each session takes about 20 minutes and is first come, first served. Click here to purchase directly
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:Liz Hull likes to smell stuff. Good stuff, bad stuff, all the stuff. Despite studying art history and working in the contemporary art world for the past 15 years with artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami, Liz grew to love perfume and knew it was her calling. Liz’s approach to perfume is less of the Sephora counter variety and is more of an all-encompassing approach to smell. She links the fine arts with the scented arts, relating the conceptual nature of perfume to our basic human instincts. She’s worked in two perfumeries over the past few years, Persephenie and Sarah Horowitz Parfums, both based in Los Angeles, where she designed custom perfumes for a range of clients.
Indigo Shibori Dyeing
Saturday, October 15th
10:30am – 1:30pm
$ 50.00, includes all materials
DIY Felt Hat
Tuesday, October 25th
6:30pm – 9:30pm
$ 55.00, includes all materials
In this class, you’ll shape and form felt to create your own wide brimmed hat, perfect for Fall weather. All work will be done by hand and no experience is necessary. Join us!
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Cameras and Cocktails
Sunday, November 20th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Digital photography is fun and hugely rewarding, but can also be pretty darn frustrating if you don’t know how to take control of your camera. Cameras & Cocktails with local portrait photographer Annemie Tonken is a no-pressure, no-techno-speak, (but no fluff!) class designed to improve your understanding of both the technical and artistic elements of digital photography without making you crazy. Come to Gather for three hours of hands-on instruction on topics ranging from camera settings and equipment to exposure, lighting, and composition. You don’t need to bring anything other than your camera and an interest in photography…we’ll go through each topic step by step, and you’ll receive a .pdf download of the annotated presentation at the end of the class. And just in case words like aperture and shutter speed give you hives, no worries: there will be cocktails. See Annemie’s work here.
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A note about the classes: All of our classes are limited in size to 8 students. Many of our classes sell out so we encourage you to sign up asap or in tandem with a friend if you both want to attend together. Alternatively, we can teach these classes privately at your location or ours on a date that is more convenient for you if you can pull together a group of three or more. Just email us if you are interested in hosting a private class.
We have some fun First Friday events planned now through December, the first kicks off on Friday September 2nd from 6:3o-9:30pm.
We’ve partnered with Tin Roof Teas here in Raleigh to offer a DIY chai tea & spice blending bar. We’ll have drinks and of course you get to make your own blend to take home with you.
Walk-ins are welcome but if you want to ensure a slot (if say you are headed to dinner before or after) you can pre-register at our website here.
This is going to be a fun night and in addition to making your blend you will learn the history and origin, flavors and properties of the tea.
Mark your calendar and see you there!