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Upcoming events

    • 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


    • 2019-11-14
    • 2019-12-20
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    The First Annual Maker Days is coming to Cruces Creatives March 2020.

    We will have 3 hour sessions on Tuesday March 24 - Saturday March 27 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Evening classes will be family classes to allow adults and kids to make things together!

    As a teacher, you determine the project, the age limits, and the number of students in your class. You also decide how many sessions you want to do. Hint: If you choose all day, you just have to set up once, clean up once, and get paid for 3 classes! Only have time for 1 class; we will take it!

    Stich it, paint it, draw it, mold it, hammer it, print it, carve it, solder it, and program it. We want it all! Everything from engineering to textiles, if its about making something, we would love to hear from you!

    Email s.smith@crucescreatives.org if you are interested in leading a session. Please include your contact information, the subject you are interested in teaching as well as your preferred dates and times.

    Instructor submissions are due December 20, 2019.


    • 2019-12-03
    • 2019-12-17
    • 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. 

    • 2019-12-04
    • 2019-12-18
    • 3 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
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    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, 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. 


    • 2019-12-04
    • 2019-12-18
    • 3 sessions
    • Multipurpose Room
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    In this class, designed especially for homeschool students, 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: 13-18

    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. 


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



    • 2019-12-10
    • 2 sessions
    • Cruces Creatives Main or Multi-media Room
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    OPEN STUDIO FOR ARTWORK Afternoon and Evening Sessions

    Beginning December 10th, afternoon and evening open art studio sessions are offered every 2nd Tuesday from 3 - 6 pm and from 6:30 - 8:30, with monitored assistance at Cruces Creatives.

    A wide range of donated art supplies and materials are available or you may bring your own to create your artwork onsite. You can set up a cart for your working area or use one of ours. Easels and tables are available but we ask that you use a drop cloth or table cover for any painting

    Please register for each week you plan to attend so we can send you a reminder and get an idea of the space needed. The sessions are free to Cruces Creatives members, and we are asking a $5 donation for non-members so we can replace supplies when needed.

    As the studio sessions pick up, we hope to offer live figure drawing and still life drawing and painting opportunities. For more information, contact Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com.

    • 2019-12-10
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This class is a make up class for our knitting class.

    • 2019-12-11
    • 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

    • 2019-12-11
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Textile Room
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    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. 


    • 2019-12-12
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-12
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-14
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-14
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Classroom / Conference Room
    • 9
    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. 


    • 2019-12-14
    • 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. 


    • 2019-12-18
    • 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

    • 2019-12-19
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-21
    • 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.


    • 2019-12-21
    • 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. 


    • 2019-12-21
    • 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.


      

    • 2019-12-24
    • 2020-01-02

    Closed for the Holidays

    Happy Holidays everyone!

    • 2020-01-03
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gallery / Classroom / Conference Room
    Register

    Join us each First Friday for a new art opening. As artist details are laid out we'll update this event notice. Hope to see you there!


    Stick around to listen to our All-Original Open Mic which takes place starting at 6:30pm on First Fridays.

    • 2020-01-03
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Multipurpose Room
    Register


    Come share your creativity and hear the great original material developed in Las Cruces! Songwriters, poets, storytellers, comics, and more welcome—plus listeners, of course! Signup at 6:30 p.m., start time at 6:45 p.m.


    Cost: Free, with donations welcome

    When: Each first Friday during the Las Cruces First Friday Art Ramble. Look for our First Friday Art Opening which happens during this same time frame. 


    [Parental alert: some performers may use adult language]

    BYOB


    • 2020-01-04
    • 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.


    • 2020-01-04
    • 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. 


    • 2020-01-07
    • 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.


    • 2020-01-08
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 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 small table saw, the sliding compound miter saw, the battery powered hand drills and circular saw, the jigsaw, powered sander, and scroll saw.

    Instructor: David Clark

    - To register for this class you must be a current member of Cruces Creatives. - 

    • 2020-01-08
    • 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

    • 2020-01-09
    • 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.


    • 2020-01-09
    • 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.


    • 2020-01-11
    • 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.


    • 2020-01-11
    • 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. 


    • 2020-01-11
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register