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    • 2019-08-24
    • 2020-05-09
    • 30 sessions
    • Cruces Creatives Kids Room
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    4th and 5th grade Saturday education focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) project based learning. 


     

    Topics include: coding, electronics, sculpting, hydraulics, measuring, working in wood, using a drill, learning to iron, conductivity, using vinyl, and much more. 


    This is a year-long program located in Cruces Creatives' Kids Room, held from 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday mornings throughout the school year.




    This is a free program sponsored by NMSU's STEM Outreach Center


    • 2019-09-04
    • 2020-04-01
    • 27 sessions
    • Textile Lab

    A private educational class for the Mayfield Young Adult Learners. 

    Textiles is closed during this program.

    • 2020-01-14
    • 2020-05-07
    • 31 sessions
    • Cruces Creatives Kids Room
    • 0
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    4th and 5th grade Saturday education focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) project-based learning. 


     

    Topics include: coding, electronics, sculpting, hydraulics, measuring, conductivity, using vinyl, and much more. 


    This is a half-year program located in Cruces Creatives' Kids Room, held from 3:15pm - 4:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the spring semester.




    This is a free program sponsored by NMSU's STEM Outreach Center


    • 2020-02-04
    • 2020-02-25
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 10
    Register

    In this class, we will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space. Basic assignments for beginning drawing and painting will also be included. 

    Additional Information:

    To save a seat, register online and complete payment within 15 minutes.

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 

    • 2020-02-05
    • 2020-02-26
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    In this class we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 8-12

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2020-02-05
    • 2020-02-26
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    In this class we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 11-18

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2020-02-06
    • 2020-02-27
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    This intermediate and advanced class will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 



    • 2020-02-20
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 2
    Register


    We are making our shops available to Scout groups build their sleds for Klondike. Teams should bring all the materials they intend to use.

    Knowledgeable guidance will be available as needed.

    Space is limited to 2 teams to allow for space for the sled and tools required.

    Please arrive by 5:45 PM for a safety class if you have not worked in our wood shop before.


    • 2020-02-20
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • A/V Room

    Set-up for Women's Day Photo Shoot



    • 2020-02-21
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • A/V Room

    Women's Day Photo Shoot

    • 2020-02-21
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Textile Lab
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2020-02-21
    • 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Kids Room
    • 8
    Register


    Free disassembly activity for grades K-12. All tools and materials will be provided by Cruces Creatives. Children will engage in taking apart broken machinery and learning new ways to build and create.

    • 2020-02-22
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

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    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2020-02-22
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Textile Room
    Register


    The Charitable Crafting Project makes textiles for good causes: children's clothing to replenish the supplies at Gospel Rescue Mission; blankets, clothing, and holiday bags for Casa de Peregrinos; and other charitable projects proposed by participants.

    In a collaborative effort, participants work hands-on, going through the entire process of garment construction. Participants with higher levels of skills in a particular area can guide those with lower skill levels, and we'll make as many garments as we have the time, materials, and labor to make. 

    This is a free program using donated materials. If you’d like to be involved, you can

    • Help make clothing by sewing or assisting during the charitable crafting sessions
    • Donate fabric or other sewing supplies by dropping them off at Cruces Creatives during business hours. The project can use yarn, fabric pieces of ½ a yard or longer, inner facings and linings, and other sewing supplies and notions.

    More information about the program is below.

    Pre-requisites: 

    • Safety training for the Cruces Creatives textile room (provided free at the beginning of each Charitable Crafting session)
    • Previous sewing experience is helpful, but not required. If you don't sew, you can come to pin and cut, iron, and make information labels. If you can't stay to create, donate!

    What to bring:
    Multiple sewing machines and many supplies are available, so all you need to bring is yourself. More supplies and equipment would be welcome, though, so if you’re able, please bring sewing supplies like scissors, pins, and the like; sewing notions like buttons, elastic, zippers, lace and trim, and thread; and—if you’d like to use a familiar machine—your sewing machine.

    Ages: 
    18 and older, or 14-17 with a parent or guardian present

    About the facilitator:
    Dina Honeycutt has been sewing and practicing other textile crafts for about 45 years, making clothing and toys for friends, family, and charitable projects. She especially enjoys cooperative work for its opportunities to share knowledge and skills. 


    • 2020-02-22
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2020-02-22
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Main Room
    • 11
    Register


    Free disassembly activity for grades K-12. All tools and materials will be provided by Cruces Creatives. Children will engage in taking apart broken machinery and learning new ways to build and create.

    • 2020-02-22
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Audio-Visual Room
    • 4
    Register

    condenser microphone in front of acoustic foam



    Learn everything you need to record basic audio in the Cruces Creatives audio room. Through demonstration followed by hands-on practice in small groups, this course covers

    • How to choose the right equipment for your project
    • How to set up and test mixers, microphones, and cables
    • How to record audio 
    • How to use basic sound editing tools

    No previous experience with recording or audio engineering is required. By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to record audio for your songs, podcasts, video voiceovers, or other projects.

    Cost: Free to members, $10 for general public

    Payment is due at registration (online registration requires payment within 15 minutes in order to reserve space in the class). Cancellations and refunds are available until 48 hours before class.

    Ages: 14 and older, or 12-13 with a parent or guardian present

    About the instructor:

    Pat DeSimio is a songwriter who has worked with recording equipment and audio engineering software for about 15 years. He helped set up and equip the sound booth at Cruces Creatives.


    • 2020-02-26
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training

    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. After completing this course you will be able to use the table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: David Clark & Gary Bender

    • 2020-02-26
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Classroom / Conference Room


    • 2020-02-27
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.


    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2020-02-27
    • 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 12
    Register


    We are making our shops available to Scouts building their Pine Wood Derby cars. Scouts should bring all the materials they intend to use.

    Knowledgeable guidance will be available as needed.


    • 2020-02-28
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Classroom / Conference Room

    For the Love Art Show, take down

    • 2020-02-28
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Textile Lab
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2020-02-29
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays or 9am and 12pm on Thursdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.

    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2020-02-29
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Bike Shop
    • 5
    Register

    Intro to Bikes and Bike Tools


    Learn the basic parts of a bike and some of the common tools used to fix them. 


    Velo Cruces, a Cruces Creatives partner that runs the Community Bike Shop, hosts this teaching session for free for the community. 


    • 2020-02-29
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Multi-Purpose Room
    • 11
    Register

     

    This is a beginners model rocket workshop for rockets that actually fly! The rocketeers of FLARE (The Fellowship of Las Cruces Area Rocketry Enthusiasts) recommend the workshop for youth eight years and up. Parents are welcome to join in. Each participant will be able to build a model rocket and learn the principles of model rocket flight.

    The rocket kits for this workshop are sponsored by White Sands Federal Credit Union. All building supplies will be provided. The workshop will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

    Twelve seats are available. Participants will receive an invitation to launch their new rocket on the 2nd Saturday in March at FLARE Sport Rocket Launch. A rocket motor and everything you need will be provided. You will also get a raffle ticket for a drawing to win another rocket kit at the launch.

    https://flare-rocketry.com

    **Please plan to arrive 15 - 30 minutes early to sign a liability waiver with your child**

    • 2020-02-29
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Kids Room

    This exclusive event is for the awesome students at Columbia Elementary School who were enrolled in Ms. Sandy’s STEAM class last semester. Each are invited to complete the final stage of their alebrije project at Cruces Creatives on Saturday, Feb. 22.

    Parents are invited to come be impressed 4:30-5:00.


    • 2020-03-03
    • 2020-03-31
    • 5 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    • 10
    Register

    In this class, we will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space. Basic assignments for beginning drawing and painting will also be included. 

    Additional Information:

    To save a seat, register online and complete payment within 15 minutes.

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 

    • 2020-03-03
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register



    About the Doña Ana Photography Club 

    The Doña Ana Photography Club is a group of photographers and people interested in photography. Our meetings offer technical presentations, friendly suggestions for improving your photos, networking, and other activities for a wide spectrum of photographers and abilities.


    • 2020-03-04
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 2
    Register

    Basic Wood Shop Safety Training

    This is the basic required safety course for using the Wood Shop. After completing this course you will be able to use the table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the band saw, the drill presses, sanders, and more.

    Instructors: David Clark & Gary Bender

    • 2020-03-04
    • 2020-03-25
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    In this class we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 8-12

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2020-03-04
    • 2020-03-25
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    In this class we will practice a wide range of art, including collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 11-18

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 


    • 2020-03-04
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Audio-Visual Room
    Register


    The Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative is a group where songwriters can support each other through the entire process of creating songs. The basic format is a mini-lesson (a 15- to 20-minute overview of an idea or technique) followed by song sharing and feedback. Mini-lessons are taught by members of the Crossroads Songcrafting Collaborative, and the mini-lessons can cover any aspect of crafting a song: songwriting guidelines, arrangement options, performance techniques, musicianship, recording and mastering techniques, and more. After the mini-lesson, participants who want to can share a song that’s in progress and get feedback from the group.

    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a song, at least three printed copies of your lyrics. If you play an instrument, bring that, too. An electronic keyboard is available for pianists.

    Cost: Free, with donations welcomed (all donations support Cruces Creatives, a non-profit charity)

    About the facilitator: Pat DeSimio is an award-winning Las Cruces songwriter who specializes in traditional-sounding folk music. His songs have been covered by folk musicians and religious groups around the country.


    • 2020-03-05
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bike Shop
    Register

    Hub Community Bike Shop

    Led by Velo Cruces

     .   


    Learn from volunteer mechanics by getting hands-on experience repairing bikes.

    Children welcome with adult supervision.


    Come in any time between 9am and 12pm on Thursdays or 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.


    Used adult and child bikes are available for sale to support the kids bike giveaway, Hub Community Bike Shop, and local bike programming.


    Velo Cruces is a 501c3 organization.


    • 2020-03-05
    • 2020-03-26
    • 4 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register

    This intermediate and advanced class will focus on the unique concerns of each student, working in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, water soluble oil paints, pastels, and colored pencil. Subject matter will comprise still life, landscape, figure, and architectural space.

    Additional Information:

    Students are welcome to attend one free class.

    Ages: 18+

    What to wear/bring:

    • bring a sketchbook and pencil for the first class
    • additional materials can be acquired, with instructor guidance, based on the interests of individual students

    About the Instructor:

    Wayne Carl Huber, MFA, nationally recognized artist and educator, has been teaching all age levels for over 50 years. He has taught at colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Since moving to the Las Cruces area in 2000, Mr. Huber has taught at many venues in Las Cruces, including the public schools. 



    • 2020-03-06
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Textile Lab
    Register

    Calling all Fiber-artists

    Bring your current work-in-progress or unfinished object and join us in the Textile Lab every Friday for an open work session. The lab tools and equipment will be available or participants can bring their own. Socialize with like-minded members and advance your own work. All fiberarts welcome from applique to weaving and beyond.

    • 2020-03-06
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gallery / Classroom / Conference Room
    Register