Make Room’s Fall Class Schedule

Make Room’s fall schedule is jam-packed with festive classes like clay art and loom weaving. Take a peek at the class schedule to see when you can come join the fun!

By: Heidi | August 31, 2018

West Acres is full of things to do this fall, and Make Room, the art studio at West Acres, is ready for the changing season! Their class schedule for September and October is up, and let’s just say that we are pretty excited to fill our calendar with events like Metal Stamping and a Mozzarella Party!

Make Room is located in the JCPenney wing until mid-September. After that, they are moving into their long-term home in the Roger Maris wing (formerly “The Studio” and the Christian Bookstore).

Ready to channel your creative side on a chilly fall day? Take a scroll through the Make Room fall class list and start to sign up for your favorites!

Studio Art for Kids

When: Reoccurring Wednesdays (from 9/5 through 10/31) @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm, AND reoccurring Saturdays (from 9/8 through 10/27) @ 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

Class Description: Each studio session is intentionally designed to foster a calm and creative environment. Young artists enjoy the ritual of tea time and small and healthy plant-based snacks, projects rich in learning opportunities, nurturing and super fun activities, and plenty of opportunities for gently guided creative expression.

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Watercolor Landscapes

When: Thursday, September 6th @ 6:00-8:00 pm.

Class Description: During this classes suitable for beginners, we’ll start from the very basics of watercolor painting like creating washes, mixing colors, and discovering different ways to create texture and atmosphere just by taking advantage of the use of water.

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Mozzarella Party

When: Friday, September 9th @ 7:00-8:15 pm.

Class Description: Learn just how easy it is to make your very own FRESH cheese in your own kitchen! The process is surprisingly quick and easy, and once we show you how to do it, you’ll be making fresh mozzarella for caprese salads, string cheese, burrata, and more, from just a gallon of milk and some simple ingredients!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Loom Weaving Series (2 Classes)

When: Wednesday, September 5th @ 6:00-7:30 pm & Wednesday, September 12th @ 6:00-7:30 pm.

Class Description: For those who are captivated by the fringe, fluffy texture of weavings: this is your chance to master the art of lap weaving! Using simple looms and basic tools, you’ll learn all you need to get started creating gorgeous and textural weavings for your walls and tables.

This class series has already started! Learn more about other classes here.


Make Room Turns 3!!! (Birthday Party!)

When: TBD.

Class Description: Happy Birthday to Make Room! Join us all day in our studio for giveaways, a free project (TBD), and drawings to win big prizes like a private party for you and your friends!


Clay Rattles

When: Thursday, September 13th @ 6:00-8:00 pm.

Class Description: Create a beautiful ceramic rattle to display in your home, use as an instrument, or keep on your altar. Clay rattles create a calming and centering earthy tinkle after being sculpted and fired!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Collage and Painting Party

When: Friday, September 14th @ 7:00-8:30 pm.

Class Description: Join us in the studio to create a fun “self-portrait” mixed media collage. You don’t have to be a self-proclaimed “artist” to enjoy this art making activity, but you might proclaim yourself one by the time you’re done!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Moon Party

When: Friday, September 28th @ 7:00-9:00 pm.

Class Description: Grab a friend and join us for a cozy night in the studio full of creative projects and treats! This party is for all moon-lovers who feel a spark of creativity and energy during the full moon. This particular moon will be the “Harvest Moon” (actually occurring a few days prior to this celebration!)

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Abstract Painting Series (3 Classes)

When: Thursdays 10/4, 10/11, and 10/18 @ 6:00-7:30 pm.

Class Description: You know you’ve got it in you, but you just need a little nudge to wiggle it out? We’re talking about your inner painter here. Abstract expression is for EVERYONE, and we mean that! Throughout the course of this 3 part series, we’ll touch on color theory, paint application methods, and building a composition, three things that will give you just enough structure to continue to work towards your painting goals for life.

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Freestyle Embroidery Party

When: Friday, October 5th @ 6:00-8:00 pm.

Class Description: At Make Room, we LOVE embroidery for its texture, color, and limitless expression. We love that it can be used to embellish everyday items like tea towels, denim jackets, patches, and pillows. During this “freestyle embroidery” party, we’ll bring out our stash of colorful fabrics, threads, beads, pom poms, and more amazing sew-ons to inspire you to stitch up your own masterpiece!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Print Your Own Fabric

When: Saturday, October 6th @ 2:00-5:00 pm.

Class Description: Learn to create custom fabrics for home decor and fashion! Block printing is a form of relief printing, where part of a “block” is carved away, and the parts that remain are inked and used as a stamp to create multiple prints. During this class, we will be developing original designs, carving and inking stamps, and printing on various materials like paper and fabric.

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Colorless Painting Party

When: Friday, October 12th @ 7:00-8:30 pm.

Class Description: Forget about color…it’s all about TEXTURE during this “colorless” painting party! We’ll be working with palette knives and scraping tools to create dimensional colorless paintings using acrylic paint and special texture additives. This party is perfectly suited for the beginner or your friend who has an unreasonable fear of painting or art making, but is also a fun exercise for creatives! And it wouldn’t be a party without colorless refreshments!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


Metal Stamping Party

When: Friday, October 19th @ 7:00-8:45 pm.

Class Description: Customize your own metal charms for jewelry, keychains, and more during this Metal Stamping Party! Each participant will have the chance to customize two metal charms and create finished jewelry pieces with them. We have a selection of metal letter and number stamps in an assortment of fonts and sizes. These custom jewelry pieces make great gifts or keepsakes! And it wouldn’t be a party without fun treats and refreshments!

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Onion Baskets

When: Thursday, October 25th @ 6:00-8:00 pm.

Class Description: Basket weaving is one of those skills that is intrinsic to the human race. No matter where your ancestors lived, chances are, they made baskets of some sort.

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Witch Gathering

When: Friday, October 26th @ 7:00-9:00 pm.

Class Description: Grab your witchiest friends and gather at Make Room for an evening of witchiness! There will be magical treats and beverages and witchy creative projects and activities to be revealed at a later date. Being a witch means being fully aware of your creative and intuitive energy, and using it to bring magic to this world. You are powerful, passionate, you are inherently creative, you have intuitions about people and situations. You probably love nature (plants, gemstones, water, the moon and stars…) because it makes you feel connected to the universe. What type of witch are you? Dress as her for this event. Don’t bother with the warty nose. Dress as the witch you wish you could dress as every day. Maybe you’re a earthy witch, an intergalactic witch, an artsy witch, or a glam witch. Whatever witch you are, we want to see her!

Click here for more info and to sign up!


To learn more about Make Room, head to their website, where you can always find updated class schedules and info!

Curious what else is going on around West Acres this fall? Check out these can’t-miss events and experiences!

Happy creating!


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