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    • 2019-08-24
    • 2020-05-02
    • 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.

    • 2019-09-12
    • 2019-12-17
    • 26 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 fall semester.




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


    • 2019-10-22
    • 2019-11-21
    • 10 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room/Conference Room
    • 7
    Register

    Learn how to make knitted garments and accessories in ten two-hour sessions.

    This class builds on the basics – learn to professionally complete garments and accessories.
    All material cost will be 
    the responsibility of the participants.

    Participants must know the knitting basics to register. You need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, stockinette, single rib, double rib, increase, decrease, and bind off with proficiency.

    • 2019-11-05
    • 2019-11-11
    • Project Room

    This exhibition features retablos created during the New Mexico State University OutsmART Día de los Muertos Extinct Species Workshop held in the new art building on October 26th.  This free event was a collaboration between the NMSU University Art Museum’s OutsmART Children’s workshop series and the Southwest Environmental Center. The works created during the workshop reference the traditional style of Mexican Retablo ex-voto paintings, making a visual vow of support with paint and collage on metal that memorializes our Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande. 

    The final works will be presented on November 1, 2019, as an alter during the Old Mesilla, Día de los Muertos celebration.  After this event, they will be placed for viewing at Cruces Creatives from November 5 -11th.


    This workshop and exhibition are part of the regional collaboration series in partnership with 516 Arts, a contemporary museum in ABQ who is responding to the global biological crisis happening in our region along the Rio Grande. 


    • 2019-11-06
    • 2019-11-20
    • 3 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. 

    • 2019-11-06
    • 2019-11-20
    • 3 sessions
    • Textile Room
    • 4
    Register


    Produce beautiful yarn with a spinning wheel. Beginning with a drop spindle to learn the basic theory of spinning, students will quickly progress to using a wheel.

    You will learn to use tune your wheel & spin and ply beautiful yarn from a batt of wool/fleece.

    This class is designed for students who own a wheel and need help using it. Please contact instructor before class if you do not have a wheel available to arrange to borrow one.

    An additional $5.00 fee for this class covers materials only and is not subject to the member discount.

    Sharon Ewing is a certified master spinner having received her Master's in Spinning from Olds College in Canada.

    • 2019-11-07
    • 2019-11-21
    • 3 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. 



    • 2019-11-13
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wood Shop
    • 1
    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

    • 2019-11-13
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 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. 


    • 2019-11-13
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Conference Room
    Register

    Our yearly Appreciation Party is coming up and plans are underway for this year's event. 

    Tasks we'll be discussing: 

    • Setup
    • Decorating
    • Food and drink
    • Thank you gifts
    • Holiday Tree Auction
    • Music
    • Slideshow
    • Emails and special invites



    • 2019-11-14
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-14
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Conference Room
    Register

    Cruces Creatives needs more volunteers for our marketing team. If you are interested in helping Cruces Creatives market into 2020, please come to our open call.

    We are looking for volunteers who have skills to offer or even volunteers who want to develop their marketing skills.

    Light snacks will be provided.

    • 2019-11-15
    • 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.

    • 2019-11-16
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-16
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 8
    Register

    Cruces Creatives is looking for monitors!




    Monitors help members and guests, help keep the shop safe, and help maintain the shop.

    (And in case you didn't know - Cruces Creatives is almost entirely run by volunteers!)


    9am - 12pm

    Main Goals

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Expectations of Members

    Getting to Know the Shop


    12pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch


    1:30pm - 4:30pm

    Computer System Training

    Getting on the Schedule


    Thank you for thinking of monitoring with Cruces Creatives! Monitoring is a rich experience of meeting lots of folks, helping individuals with creative projects, and constant learning. 


    • 2019-11-16
    • 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. 


    • 2019-11-16
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Conference Room
    Register

    This workshop is inviting writers of any level of writing skill to come share a maximum of 4 double spaced pages of fiction or non-fiction  which they have written. Writers can choose any genre except poetry. The work can be stand alone or a chapter/segment of a larger piece of work.

    Participants are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their work to share with the class. Each writer will have the option to share background information of their work if desired. The group will also be encouraged to give positive criticism of the shared work rather than any negative feedback. 

    This is a class where writers should feel comfortable sharing and accepting positive feedback.

    *This workshop is to be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

    About the instructor: 

    Ross Winetsky is a novelist and songwriter who is in the process of publishing his first novel and writing a sequel. He is also a published songwriter and music producer who has worked with artists including Taj Mahal, Peter Tork, Johnny Lee, Pee Wee Ellis and Clay McClinton. He has been a member of the Nashville Writers Meet Up and has attended numerous writers conferences. He is also a public speaker who has presented in front of corporations, non profit groups, government agencies, and private groups.


      

    • 2019-11-19
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-20
    • 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

    • 2019-11-21
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-21
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 12
    Register


    Creative Crits

    Creative Crits is a group where artists, designers, engineers, makers, leaders--anyone--can support each other through the process of creating.

    Critiques may be brief or in-depth. You can share work that's in-progress, that needs brainstorming, or is finished.

    Examples of past crits include fine-art paintings, a mural, career path options, and designs for branch locations of a local organization.


    More Information

    What to bring: Yourself and, if you’re sharing a work, any materials you need to explain your work and concept. 

    Age: 18+

    When: Third Thursday of each month

    Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

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

    About the facilitator: Lea Wise-Surguy is an award-winning artist who has been shown internationally and specializes in conceptual sculpture and participatory art. Lea has led multiple community projects, including leading the establishment of Cruces Creatives.


    • 2019-11-22
    • 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.

    • 2019-11-23
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-23
    • 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. 


    • 2019-11-23
    • 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. 


    • 2019-11-27
    • 2019-11-29

    Closed for Thanksgiving

    Have a great holiday everyone!

    • 2019-11-30
    • 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.


    • 2019-11-30
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kids Room
    • 140
    Register
    Open Day in the Kids' Room

    Saturday after Thanksgiving

    Use this time to take a break or to so some secret holiday shopping!

    Early Bird Registration until November 23 $8/hour (discount rate and space guaranteed)
    November 24-29 registration $10/hour (space guaranteed)
    Walk in November 30 $10/hour (space not guaranteed)

    Kindergarten age and up

    Please be mindful of the timing for your child's creative work session, we will not be able to provide lunch or snacks.

    Activities available all day:

    • Legos
    • Stop motion animation studio
    • Board games
    • Weaving
    • Coloring
    • Makey Makey Programming

    While supplies last activities

    • Jewelry making
    • Fimo clay
    • Free build with cardboard
    • Paper crafts
    • Making personalized salt dough clay (GF)
    • Embroidery
    • Beading
    • Stamp Art
    • Painting
    • Too much to list!

    Brittany and Sandy are our STEAM Program Instructors this year. They are super fun ladies who are invested in helping all young makers explore and create!

    • 2019-11-30
    • 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. 


    • 2019-12-03
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-04
    • 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

    • 2019-12-04
    • 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 six 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.


    • 2019-12-05
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-05
    • 2019-12-19
    • 3 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register