Thursday Session 2


This session is Thursday, September 29th from 12pm-2pm. 

All activities will take place at Makit Takit, 4750 Normal Blvd, unless otherwise specified.



THESE SESSIONS ARE HELD AT SayDoSay Pottery Studio: 1527 N. Cotner Blvd. This is about 10 minutes from Makit Takit and 15-20 minutes from the Residence Inn. Please plan accordingly. If you don't have your own transportation, we will be coordinating rides.  



Take home some delightful dangly earrings or a pendant/necklace that you’ll make. Learn basic metal preparation, bending, hammering, texturing, cold connections, and how to make findings like ear wires, jump rings, clasps, or bails. Lynette will guide you through developing skills with tools and how to develop your own original and unique jewelry. Common tools, copper and silver sheet and wire, and equipment will be provided for your use in class.

There are 8 spaces available for this class

All-access registration: Included

A la Carte Price: $75

 This class will take place at Noyes Gallery, 119 South 9th Street. You will need 10 minutes to get there from Makit Takit and 20 minutes from the Residence Inn. Parking can be tricky downtown so carpooling is suggested. We can help arrange rides, if needed. 

Instructor Bio:
Lynette Fast is an active artist and art educator. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education degree from University of Nebraska, Lincoln and continued
many graduate hours of study in art and education at Doane College and University of Nebraska. Lynette's jewelry is meticulously engineered from materials that personally speak to the artist and wearer. The materials dictate the design of items ranging from natural to discarded man made objects. Fast is an accomplished artist who has exhibited work in juried competitions and group shows and has work in galleries and private collections across the world.



In writing, there are "plotters" (authors who outline and plot out their story) and "pantsers" (authors who fly by the seat of their pants and make it up as they go).  These two groups also exist in business!  However, "pantsing" in business tends to lead to less effective marketing and, therefore, fewer sales.  

In this workshop, we will work through the key elements of creating a brand strategy that can be used a map to move you towards your goals.  I'll provide a workbook with access to a digital Canva template that I use for my own clients.  You need only bring yourself (and have your goals in mind)!

There are 30 spaces available for this class

All-access registration: Included

A la Carte Price: $25

Instructor Bio:  Anastasia Williams is a former yarn dyer turned Fiber Business Coach, helping small business owners dream big and take action.  Anastasia offers resources for business owners that help them to build out their own marketing toolkits through private coaching, her podcast - Fiber Radio, and her membership - the Fiber Business Collective.  She also offers "done for you" brand management services for business owners who need to reclaim more of their time and get back to the work they love. She lives in South Dakota with her son, husband, and all the wild birds she rehabilitates in her (nonexistent) free time.
Celebrate your home state, commemorate a recent road trip or stitch connections between you and your loved ones.  We’ll explore all of the ways you can embroider your adventures in the “Lower 48” as we embellish a beautiful 1906 map of the contiguous United States custom printed on a half yard (27” x 36”) of cotton linen canvas.  Perfectly suited for beginners, instruction will cover core embroidery basics and essential stitches.  However, students with more embroidery experience are encouraged to join for a fun refresher course and the opportunity to apply their skills to a large-format map.

Please note that this map is 100+ years old and some cartographic changes have taken place in the intervening years – however, the state borders and city names remain largely accurate.  Cleverly designed with guides, you’ll find it easy to sew finished edges at home or wrap your map around a cork board to pin photos of your friends, family and travels.

All materials (custom sampler, a limited palette of 6-strand embroidery floss, wood hoops and needles!) along with instructional diagrams are provided. However, if you have favorite embroidery tools or prefer specific colors of embroidery floss (6-strand or perle) you are encouraged to bring these items to the workshop.

There are 12 spaces available in each time slot. 

All-access registration: Included

A la Carte Price: $75


Instructor Bio:

Robert Mahar is a California-based artist, designer, maker and embroidery enthusiast who teaches clever do-it-yourself projects and develops imaginative craft inspired products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at